I am currently seeing an Ericksonian therapist and need to find out if in fact it is not unusual for the therapist to monopolize 80% or more of the time talking. Much of the topic is about the therapist's own personal views, concerns, interests, and details of his personal problems. He claims that this is all in service to me in some way but I have found most of it a waste of time and unable to relate to a large portion of what he says. It also prevents me from learning how to dialogue and communicate more effectively with others when I have to sit there in silence, which exacerbates my Social Phobias.
He has also experimented on me twice using a modified form of EMDR for severe complex PTSD without the standard use of support during and deprogramming afterwards etc. which I have read about in DR. Shapiro's book. Both times I became very unstable and suicdal.
Is all of this appropriate intervention for Ericksonian therapists?
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