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Unhappy What can talking about it really do? - June 28th 2012, 04:56 PM

As I have said on here before, my time with my counselor Vanessa is coming to an end and it is starting to seem a bit hopeless. I am sort of questioning how much I believe in the counseling process. It seems, to me anyway, that talking about things with her just brings back the negative feelings but doesn't really solve anything. During our appointment on Tuesday I told her about what some girls at school had been saying about me, and she told me something along the lines of they said it based on their perception and that it isn't really true. But that doesn't change the fact that they said it, and it doesn't make me feel any better. She says she is trying to change my perspective, and that I am just unwilling to see it a different way. But I have tried and I am trying and I just don't know how to do it, how to change my perspective. ANd I really don't know what she means by changing my perspective? Like she wants me to see it in a positive light or something? So, If anyone has any advise or can help me understand this I would really appreciate it.
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Re: What can talking about it really do? - June 28th 2012, 05:38 PM

If her techniques really aren't working for you talk to her about them and/or consider another therapist or a different kind of therapy. An example of the perspective thing: If you thought the girls were saying things about you because of something that had to do with you, she's trying to make you see that it had more to do with them, they said it because there's something going on with them, not because there's something wrong with you. It doesn't make that go away, she can't make them not happen, but she can help them not seem so personal.

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