chapter  One
When we counsel, when we analyse, when we therap
ByJosephine Klein
Pages 22

The neologism "to therap" has had to be invented, not without reluctance, to distinguish counselling and analysing, both of them undeniably forms of therapy, from another therapy activity, which, for lack of a better word, may be called "to therap". Therapy heals by helping the sufferer to live consciously through pains too grievous to accept at the time of injury. The techniques of counselling and analysis are meant to help ascertain the facts; the techniques of theraping give strength to accept and mourn the facts and let them be in the past. The relationship between therapist and patient can also act as a containing process, much as children may find the courage to jump into the swimming pool only when father or mother is there to watch them. Theraping is especially efficacious when therapists do it while the rage, grief, or other misery is still fresh, and that is why working in the transference can be such a useful technique.