Our expert says:
One could almost see a sense of guilt in the way she phrases that, can't we ? And this is surely a highly relevant aspect of her reluctance. She sees herself at risk, in meeting the counsellor, of being accused of having done terrible things to you --- and of course she'd be reluctant to arrive for that ! Maybe the counsellor can help you phrase it well, to help her understand that would actually be the intention. Interesting, she still sees it, like so much else, as all about HER, and not about you ! Maybe your last sentence gets close to it --- that the discussion is not intended to be specifically about what she has or hasn't done to you, but about how screwed up you feel, and how she can play a part in helping you sort that out, rather than making it worse. Any detailed attempt to describe it all in text, couldn't work
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