Tag Archives: Alexithymia

So I have ongoing counselling, so what?

When I went back to see my counsellor (therapist) after a nine month break, she gave me some assessment forms to fill in, including one which asked what issues I wanted counselling for, and what I wanted to achieve.  I … Continue reading

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Temporal disconnection of my sense of self

When discussing how I think or feel about something, I am often told by my listener that other people feel the same way or think the same things.  I am frequently surprised by this.  It’s not that I think I … Continue reading

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Blogging from a sad place – don’t read if you’re having a rare good day

#It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to. You would cry too if it happened to you!# Ok, so it’s a bit of a pity party here at … Continue reading

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Where’s my sense of achievement?

You ask my mum, she’ll tell you I’m too modest, that I never think I’m very good at things.  Not that unusual for a British-born people pleaser, and whilst I didn’t particularly agree, I used to put it down to … Continue reading

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Alexithymia

According to the EQSQ I have an extreme male brain, more male than 94% of the population, which personally I think is quite impressive for a girl.  However, what comes with that is a rather large helping of alexithymia, which … Continue reading

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