This morning I had my second session. I was feeling much more relaxed about going this time. Last week I was quite anxious.
This week we talked about:
- Mood changes
- OCD behaviour
- Current living situation
I’ve had quite a rough week (i feel like I say this every week) but this week I’ve been feeling quite ill and it’s been really getting to me.
My mood has been quite up and down, especially as i’ve been feeling quite stressed at work.
Its no secret that I have OCD tendencies, but I would have never described it as OCD. Until this morning, I didn’t realise just how much the rituals and behaviours that I have effect my everyday life.
We talked about my current living situation and how I would like to see it be different in the next six months. We made targets! (realistic ones) I’m going to focus and work on them!
Therapy went quite well overall.
– Hannah ❤
Last Monday I had my first psychotherapy session. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty anxious about it! I really wasn’t sure of what to expect.
The session was incredibly emotional and upsetting.
We talked about my childhood. We talked about my parents and my dad’s controlling behaviour. We talked about the effects that that is having on my adult life.
We talked our way through the lengthy questionnaire that was handed to me in the introductory session about a month ago. I preferred that! I feel like I can convey my emotions better when I write them down.
We focused on the aspects of my life that I would like to change.
- Mood swings
- Obsessive thinking
- Negative body image
Towards the end of the session, she asked me to think about what I would like to focus on in next weeks session. I think I would like to focus more on my mood swings and what triggers them.
I’m a little late uploading this post. By the time this post is live I will have just finished my second session. I’m aiming to write a re-cap of each session and upload it on a Monday evening.
Have you had psychotherapy before?
– Hannah ❤