The point that can not be over emphasised is that when one goes to a psycho-therapist, they are extremely vulnerable.
Unlike going to a physician where you are in control of your mind, and can explain your problem going to a therapist is extremely intimate.
A stranger is going to get into your mind, dig your most private thoughts, expose your secrets.
People attribute psycho-therapists with the same reverence they would have shown to prophets, shamans, those a few feet above them.
It is this elevation of a psycho-therapist which grants them great power. If the therapists ‘decrees’ this happened, then all one’s volition is swept aside and the false memory is implanted, takes root, and must constantly be cultivated.