Irvin Yalom on dangerous labels, and becoming a therapist

“What? ‘Borderline patients play games’? That what you said? Ernest, you’ll never be a real therapist if you think like that. That’s exactly what I meant earlier when I talked about the dangers of diagnosis. There are borderlines and there are borderlines. Labels do violence to people. You can’t treat the label; you have to treat the person behind the label.”

Irvin Yalom – ‘Lying on the Couch’

Here’s the book link:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lying-Couch-Irvin-D-Yalom/dp/0060928514/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441828990&sr=8-1&keywords=lying+on+the+couch+irvin+yalom

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

 

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