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There’s one big question that all my patients ask me: “am I normal?”

A lot of therapy involves accepting what we are actually like instead of punishing ourselves for not being how we’ve been taught we ought to be

By Anna Blundy   March 2018

The traditional way of writing about patients is to disguise them to the point of unidentifiability, usually by conflation, and then to refer to them as Miss A or Mister B. The background and problems of this essentially non-existent patient will be outlined in incredibly general terms and then the therapist’s most brilliant (and probably equally non-existent) interpretations will be quoted. Following these gems of infinite wisdom, we are told, Miss A…

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