Today I saw a 52 year old female, currently in a relationship and who works as a Clinical
Psychologist. She is facing some issues and is currently dealing with a sense of general
depression and lack of motivation.
I have worked with her for five weeks to date, and on meeting her, I felt somewhat on the
back foot as she had years of experience in the mental health field and was well regarded
What I learned from working with her is that your feelings and emotions are not governed
by job title. Even people who work in this industry and who are aware of how and why they
perceive and experience the world can struggle and need the time and space to feel heard
and listened to.
A positive session
Today's session was very positive and she had had some light bulb moments during the
past week with regards to why she feels so lacking in motivation. She was feeling under
appreciated at work and this had been the case for a number of years.
Rather than continue to resent her workload, we had looked at ways in which this could be
managed and how she might address her issues in the workplace.
She had put into practice some of the things we had spoken about. And during the
discussion with the Clinical Lead she had devised new ways to organise and prioritise her
daily tasks. She also discussed some further courses in her field of expertise, which she was
looking forward to.
We spoke about other issues she may want to address in the counselling in future sessions,
and came up with a plan for this which we will work on in the next session.