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Life of the mind: My testing first patient

The first hurdle of therapy

By Anna Blundy   May 2013

For 18 months I have been seeing my patient for weekly therapy. She has been assigned to me as part of my two-year training to become a psychotherapist. Our first anxious session seems a long time ago. I was extra early, I arranged and rearranged the chairs, read and reread her notes, adjusted the lighting, practised sitting in my chair in a psychotherapeutic manner. Legs crossed?…

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