Tattoo – Therapy Tales #300

Very honored to have been the inspiration for Therapy Tales 300th, and final (for now) cartoon, based on my post entitled “Marked” about managing the transferences and counter transferences generated by my tattoo…. Mine doesn’t shower off though 😉 Be sure to check out the Therapy Tales archives – it an impressive, and hilarious collection of work. Enjoy.

6 responses

  1. Hi, I followed WG’s link here from Therapy Tales and I am SO glad that I did. I’m a long term therapy client who stopped going to therapy regularly about a year and a half ago (I go in as needed) and I really have enjoyed reading through all your posts. You have given me a lot of food for thought and reflection. I really appreciate your openness and honesty. I especially found your Limited post helpful as I am finally learning to see my really amazing therapist as a real human being.

    I have a blog, [url=http://www.boundaryninjatales.wordpress.com]Tales of a Boundary Ninja[/url] in which I have been writing about what I have learned in my therapy journey and wanted to let you know that I posted a link to your article “What You Pay For” because I think it would really help a lot of clients I know who struggle with the reality of the relationship. I’ve also added you to my blog roll. I am looking forward to your future writing. Thanks again.

    Attachment Girl (AG)

  2. Thank you so much. It is a strange, insulated, but very real relationship – which has real effects on both participants in the process. Its great to see how a relationship can still evolve even after the therapy is “over”

    and thanks for adding me to your blogroll and the link as well.
    Much appreciated.

    Martha

  3. Hi Martha
    I too found your site via Therapy Tales and am awe-struck. I get it that one’s own therapist has to be pretty constrained about what they reveal about themselves. And I’ve got Borderline Personality Disorder (yuk!! evil condition) so I understand that strong boundaries are essential to protect both of us.

    It’s therefore particularly fascinating and helpful to be able to read such candid and thoughtful accounts of what it’s like to be the person in the other chair.

    Your points about the benefits of working outside of an organisation/institution are really interesting. I run a project supporting mental health wards and our latest newsletter focuses on the ‘challenges’ of getting access to psychotherapy for inpatients http://starwards.org.uk/newsletters/262-newsletter-57. It’s wonderful when therapists can just get on with delivering therapy rather than being roped into endless organisational box-ticking, time-draining, morale-sapping exercises!

    Thanks again

    marion

  4. I’m glad to hear that ts useful for you – Its wonderful that you experience the boundaries in the relationship as something that keeps you both safe- I think many people feel understandably confused as to why certain structures are in place – feel rejected by them. That is part of my goal in this blog, to help people understand how the process works, and how to engange in it productively.

    Thanks for your good work on behalf of the larger community – assuring access for those most in need is an ongoing, struggle – and important work.

    Best,
    Martha

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