Second session with sarah

yesterday we had our second session with our cpn sarah. it went really well.

we are rgetting along really well with her. she’s a great listener. plus she gives awesome advice too!

we talked about our mental wellbeing yesterday. i told her we hadnt been sleeping too good. and how our emotions were all over the shop, and we’d been dissociating quite badly yesterday morning before seeing her.

she helped me make a plan for the weekend. it involved self care, getting some rest, and doing things that I am interested in and that make me happy.

she urged me not to do anything that i found hard or stressful, or that I wasnt interested in. I am to only do things that make me happy. I think I can manage that!

We planned some self care things I can do, including visiting my friend norma today, reading a book in bed and having a lie in each morning, relaxing in a bubble bath, and watching x factor.

We talked a little about how I’d been missing eileen and dr. barry a lot this week. Sarah wasnt aware of the level of attachment we have with both of them. I am not sure she fully understood it when I told her. She tried though which is the main thing.

We have made another appointment for the 10th of October. She told me not to be too hard on myself because even though I feel bad mentally right now, I am coping very well with things. I told her I have a habit of catastrophising, she said its quite normal for us to think the worst, even when some things are going well for us. I’m glad she understood, I felt bad for being so negative.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

5 thoughts on “Second session with sarah”

  1. I’m glad you get on well with Sarah, that’s really good. and it’s great that she was so supportive and was able to help you. And yeah, catastrophising in some degree is quite natural thing, I guess. Well, maybe not natural, but pretty common anyway. I do it a lot and it really sucks sometimes. I hope you’ll continue to manage and that soon you’ll feel more stable. ANd I wish you a good weekend. 🙂

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  2. glad your appt went well. It’s funny, my therapist basically told me to do some “fun shit”. I’m not sure what that entails but he suggested maybe going to starbucks a few times a week. Hope you have a good day


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