Friday, October 31, 2008

Clamped!


I couldn't resist this photo on the way to the shops. No-one likes being clamped. But you can ring up the parking agency and operatives will come and - for a fee - release you. A friend asked if this was a little like going to a psychotherapist. Don't people feel clamped as if they can't move? It is true that often clients feel "stuck". I pointed out that it was a little like phoning for the parking operative but when he or she gets there, you have to do the work too! Psychotherapist and client are "in coalition". For a while, they agree to work together. Client and therapist work through issues, feelings and so on so that the client is able to move forward.