I have been wondering about the therapeutic relationship. Normally I do a lot of reading on anything that affects me but oddly enough I’ve done very little reading about therapy and all that goes with it. So what I’m writing here is largely out of ignorance on the subject. I just feel the need to ramble on a bit about it.
For some reason I’ve recently realized there are two words in ‘therapeutic relationship’. I have given the relationship part much thought. My head knows that there are many types of relationships. But this particular type of relationship is confusing to me.
Now I’m wondering about the therapeutic part of the relationship. How does a relationship become therapeutic? What is ‘therapeutic’ anyway? Is it something the therapist does, something I do or is it something we both do together? How would I even know if the relationship is therapeutic or toxic when I tend to be confused about this type of relationship?
So many questions.
Thing is, my head knows the answer to some of these questions but the kid part of me doesn’t seem to be able to think logically or even reasonably.
So I’m still left with so many questions.