THERAPY FOR THERAPISTS: Communal struggles


As mental health awareness becomes more prominent, Rosalyn Palmer considers her experiences as a therapists’ therapist, and the issues that bring other psychology practitioners to her office.

Summary points

  •  As openness about therapy becomes more mainstream for celebrities and royalty, many therapists still don’t discuss when they seek therapy for themselves.
  •  Seeking therapy as a practitioner allows for more understanding of clients, as well as a safeguard against transference of personal issues from therapist to client.
  • Lack of confidence, perfectionism, countertransference and skewed financial thinking are frequent causes for practitioners to seek help themselves
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