Consider the following:
A client whom I’ve been seeing for 1 year sits across me speaking eloquently and rather placidly about what he had been doing In the time between the last and current sessions. It was a report on the little triumphs because he had been crippled by strong anxiety and depression 1 year ago. Truthfully, the monotonous recitation of things he has done was hypnotising and I felt a mixture of irritation - after all, I’ve heard the same spiel many times now; boredom and a curious sense of not wanting to be there in session with him. There was simply no emotions whatsoever in the room between us.