Of course, counselling and therapy and the psychology subject and it's offshoots are part of the capitalist mindset. So for exaple, whilst indigenous cultures ahve tradtions around mourning that can last for 40 days, iand ceremonies of rememberance continue year after year, n the 'developed ' world, you are lucky if you are 'given', a few days off for a funeral.

I'm so glad you did not boyw to the therapist's sene of what was appropriate for you... As you say, soemthings that happen in life affect us profoundly so that they become are part of who we are.