Struggling with money and charging?
From Freud’s obsession with his poorhouse neurosis to the modern ‘heart-centred business’ obsession with 6 figure incomes, therapists’ relationship with money has been fraught with taboos, guilt and anxiety. Money has been described as “a screen onto which almost any psychological issue can be projected and a magnet which attracts all sorts of emotional concerns”.
Decisions about money, and avoidance of them, raise emotions, revealed in evidence that arguments about money are the top predictor of relationship break-up (Britt 2012). Hence, I believe that a therapist’s ability to attend to financial exchange with clarity and confidence is an opportunity for creating and modelling good communication patterns. It can be significant in building a safe and healing therapeutic relationship.
Opportunities to work with me on Money: