Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Mortality in the consulting room

Buy Article:

$54.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

[image omitted]Human beings are the only creatures aware of their own mortality. In this paper, I review some of the literature about how we make sense of our awareness of death and its place in our psyche. I explore how the ritual of the therapy hour can act as a defence against an awareness of death, both for the client and therapist. A clinical vignette describes how the denial of my own anxiety about mortality kept me from fully understanding the depth of my client's terror of living and dying.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Mortality; abuse of power; death; relational; somatisation; therapy ritual

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Integrative Psychotherapist in North London and a Part-time Trauma Therapist in the NHS,

Publication date: March 1, 2007

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more