Getting on: how therapy can help 'oldies'
When working with 'oldies' in therapy it important to recognise their hard won experience over the years. It is also vital we have the confidence to say so without sounding patronising. Oldies have indicated to me what they need most from therapy is a reinforcement of their strengths - which are going to stand them in good stead during the difficult times. What they DON'T want to be reminded of is their shortcomings. Oldies also seem to appreciate UNCONDITIONAL CARING whic