I have a critical person inside my head. She's been dubbed "The B!tch" and I have only recently realised that I have this part of me in this way. 'The B!tch" is not always there, but whenever I am dealing with something difficult this self-hating/over-protective B!tch enters without fail. I am then faced with criticism and am confused with thoughts like "you are over reacting" or "it's no big deal" and then "no one would believe you anyway", or "you can trust no one"- particularly in therapy. I have noticed this 'person' inside my head often contradicts herself just to get me to comply. It is like I am held back by this total mistrust and not daring to 'go there'. If I ignore it, I am then left dealing with a tirade of mental self-abuse. "The B!tch" doesn't like me to do anything different, and stops me from talking (even thinking sometimes) about things that I know I need to talk or think about. The real self-hater in me. I dunno this probably all sounds totally weird and is a stupid poll (there she goes...)! Just wondering if anyone notices that they a) have this mistrusting self blaming thing inside their head every time they try to deal with trauma, and b) if anybody like me sees it almost as 'another' person that comes in just to stop me from doing what i need to do to get better?