Tomorrow I have another therapy session. I’ve been going to my therapist since the end of August 2018. Tomorrow I am going to tell him that I am thinking about stopping our sessions. I am nervous about doing so, but I find it important that I express that his manner of therapy isn’t helping me. I feel like my therapist often forgets things I have said before, that makes me question if he listens to me in the first place. I know he probably has many patients, but I still think it is weird. Second, I feel like each time we touch upon a different topic, but never discuss it into depth. I do not see any connection or progress in our conversations. And lastly, most importantly, it is not helping. I probably should have mentionned this earlier, but I know these things take time so I waited. Fact is I feel worse now then when I started. My anxieties have increased, and so did my controlling behaviour and depressive thoughts. I do not know what to do. On one hand I do not want to quit because I am holding on to it, I want help. But if it is not helping….
Another thing that bothers me in the therapy is that we are not doing anything concrete, I do not get any tips, any instructions, he just asks about things and how I feel. This approach is really not helping for me. Is this how all therapists work? What do you guys think? Should I give it another try or am I right in stopping this? I really do not want to resort to medication.
Have a lovely day