15 ways you are resisting therapy or recovery


I wanted to share this great article by Psych Central.


It is ok to not ‘click with a therapist’ or to not be ready for therapy.This can also happen in a coaching relationship too. You find someone to assist you on your journey of change or recovery and the 2 of you just don’t have any rapport.

From my own personal experience, rapport is very important in a therapeutic and coaching relationship.

Sometimes there have been sessions where a client isn’t managing to make any progress. There may be emotions that are too painful to deal with, or memories that haven’t quite resurfaced. It might be that they aren’t as commited as they initially set out to be. It might be that they are afraid of exposing the ‘truest’ part of themselves.

Whatever the reason, the Psych Central article is very insightful.

Let me know what you think 🙂

Love Athina ♥

© All blog posts and images are owned by me and Courage Coaching. Please don’t use without consent and only re-blog if you would like to use the information on here.

Author: Courage Coaching

I provide empowerment, empathy & support. I specialise in dealing with dysfunctional relationships, particularly narcissistic abuse & encouraging self-compassion.

5 thoughts on “15 ways you are resisting therapy or recovery”

  1. That was an interesting article. I can see how we can get in our own way sometimes, and its very possible that the therapist/client is not a good match. Have a great day my friend! 😀


  2. I’ve commented on the post. I’m totally averse to the concept of resistance I’m afraid. Coaching / therapeutic relationship is a co-created space and the concept of resistance is too one-sided. Any so called “resistance” is simply data that we can work on.

    I do agree however that the rapport and therapeutic relationship is the most important element of any work we Coaches do with our Clients.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: