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Re: therapist might be leaving? Bookgurl99

Posted by Fi on June 5, 2002, at 11:13:19

In reply to Re: therapist might be leaving?, posted by Bookgurl99 on May 24, 2002, at 14:22:30

She owes you a clear explanation of what venue and cost she could offer you in future, so you know if you can continue. And she should tell you this *now*. Its cruel to leave you in an uncertain position.

If you cant carry on with her, she also has a responsibility to work hard with you on dealing with the ending, and to help you find another therapist, if you want one, by making suggestions on who to try.

Theoretically, therapy gives you the chance to have a more positive experience of the horrible situations you may have encountered before, like having an enforced parting. Tho dont know how supersonic your therapist has to be for that to work!

My first therapist decided to emigrate. I could cheerfully have strangled him (at least in my imagination) at the time, as he got all excited and happy about it and he was leaving me in the lurch. However, he did give me a couple of months warning. He was hopeless at the referral bit, though- I asked him about 3 sessions from the end to suggest someone, and he said it was too early. In the last session, I asked again (as he hadnt said more and it was my *last* session) and he reluctantly gave me a couple of names. And told me I should have brought it up in an earlier session!!

As you can tell, he is still not my favourite person. But I survived him going, and can now look back on some of the work we did as useful.

Good luck- and get a clear answer out of her, next session?





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