David is a person who is a reserved person who experiences trouble to manage a secure relationship
David is a person who is a reserved person who experiences trouble to manage a secure relationship, his previous relationships wouldn’t last long for no reason. These unsuccessful relationships left David very upset and agitated, feeling lonely and unable to realise why this would happen to him. After dealing with so many rejections and feeling irritated David decided to see a professional therapist to help David to gain self-confidence and self-esteem.
The problem David is experiencing now is gaining trust in his relationships. Because of is the history of failed relationships and feeling rejected, David is experiencing trust issues and feeling displeasure. His opinion of relationships with some is to stay distant to protect himself to not feel rejected and be in distress.
The counsellor raises the client’s awareness of how their feel inside to make better choices and bring changes. The counsellor then enables him to bring his feelings to the surface to lessen his anger he is experiencing. The counsellor then builds that trust relationship with David. The counsellor then goes through with him using imagination role play and the result showed that he would reject his partners by keeping himself distant and scared so he would do that from self-defence. It brought awareness to his perception that his behaviour would reject to defend himself from getting hurt. David now is aware that he will experience rejections and pain in the future because it is a normal thing that happens in life. It made him come to his conscious and it changed his perception of himself effectively. David is now learning to be more self-supportive of his feelings and learning to let go of the past and seek new purposeful relationships. David has resolved to the risk of feeling rejected and learn to move on and in the progress of healing.