I have gone from being open minded about it to personally realising it is a con although still find techniques here and there useful so long as I am fully aware and am consenting. I also acknowledge some people do say they needed it and it helped them.
Shocking how little informed consent occurs, made up diagnoses and trauma occurring to victims as therapists induldge themselves in their own little manipulations. Worse is having no way of knowing before starting a 'treatment plan'. It was reading the propaganda of O'Sullivans stories from her award winning novel that interested me in this area again.
There needs to be much more cutting edge work done than that. It would also be nice for patients across the board to start empowering themselves, as i the example above, or at least stop trying to disempower patients who have had this realisation. Physical, chronic illness does not mean that we are in need of psychological therapy! Knowing this does not mean we are shirkers who refuse to tackle the depths of the psyche where the mythical wound is and if only we would try and cry hard enough to uncover these mythical emotional traumas we would be cured.
Massons states abuse is woven into the very fabric of psychotherapy and I agree.