Our expert says:
I have very serious doubts about ANY "therapist" who considers using "hypnotherapy" in such a situation --- there is absolutely no good evidence that it is an effective treatment for someone with serious anger problems. However, so long as she abandons the silly idea of hypnosis ( presumably she thought some form of hypnosis might make it easier for him to talk about the topics that made him feel so uncomfortable, and obviously this did not work ).
He would very understandably be concerned that he might unwittingly reveal stuff he would rather not, and would and could reists her attempts to "hypnotize" him.
However some joint sessions might enable the pair of you to genuinely work on this. He may need to see someone different, and perhaps more experienced, to reall deal with his gender issues and concerns, or maybe she can indeed handle it.
Why not help to encourage him to work well in therapy, telling him that you notice his anger have ben rather better lately, and hope this can continue ; and that you are aware that he feels very embarrassed about the gender issues, but you are grateful that he is now able to talk about it with a therapist who can help him deal with it properly. He may be scaed of how you might react if he acknowledges that any aspect of these problems is still active.
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