Well, without wishing to sound patronising, the idea is enabling YOU to get inside YOUR head.
Well that didn't happen either. I was very disillusioned by the whole idea of talk therapy, you talk to these people for an hour every week, and they grunt and say "mmmm" and "how did that make you feel" and "oh really" and then then you go home thinking well what has that achieved
I find the anti-psychotics, the diazepam and the antidepressants did a better job.
Your experience is what it is. The approaches you have been exposed to are so varied it is hard to imagine no good was being done at some point, unless you have been extremely unlucky. I am not a fan of elongated therapy, it is dis-empowering where no good is actively being done, yet I am totally against the liquid cosh and the tendency towards prescribing solutions to problems that could be tackled in other ways.
Have you tried self help groups?
I can understand the not supporting the usual instant prescribing of drugs as soon as someone uses the word depression, but I was a bit mad, my psychiatrist asked me to see her one day with my husband, something I'd never done before, and when we got there she just talked to him and he told her all the things I'd kept back
I didn't go home for 4 and a half months, she called my doctor to attend straight away and I was bundled into some social workers car, to hospital, under a section, I needed the drugs, I was out of control. I spent that time not being allowed to go anywhere except to the occupational therapy building, supervised, to do stupid primary school arty things, you went just for a change of scenery
anyway a couple of years later I'm sane enough to take myself off the drugs and am doing rather well I think. so drugs can be a life saver, much more life saving than talking.
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