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Issues in therapy

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Alwaysrachel

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I’m hoping for some perspective from people that may have gone through therapy if that’s ok. A couple of weeks ago my therapist said ‘he’d been getting some of my intrusive images’. We did some exposure therapy regarding a certain situation I don’t want to go into for fear of triggering anyone. I feel like I’ve affected him and now i can’t imagine talking about other difficult experiences. I don’t know if this is something I can get past or whether I should just end the sessions now.
 
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I dont think that sounds OK Rachel

is he part of a practice ? in UK we are receommened
to see someone part of a practice
not an individual working on their own
who might even not be qualified

he should be stronger than this :hug5: :goodluck:
 
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Thanks for your reply. He’s a HCPC psychologist who’s worked in the NHS for 15 years. He’s just gone private on his own and I’ve been seeing him for about 6 months. It’s sent my head into a bit of a spin. :-(
 
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n yeah well see what others have to say

I have an advocate from Pohwer
who would look into this for me if it was me

if you phone them
they can tell you what advocates
re working in your area
 
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It's not your responsibility to worry about the psychologist. He shouldn't have said that to you and made you feel responsible

Maybe you should talk to him about it?
 
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Forgot to add..I understand how you're feeling, my therapist actually cried at times and I felt bad for telling him things.

Instead of finding someone else I suggest talking about how he's made you feel
 
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Alwaysrachel

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n yeah well see what others have to say

I have an advocate from Pohwer
who would look into this for me if it was me

if you phone them
they can tell you what advocates
re working in your area

Thanks so much for your help.
 
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Alwaysrachel

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Forgot to add..I understand how you're feeling, my therapist actually cried at times and I felt bad for telling him things.

Instead of finding someone else I suggest talking about how he's made you feel
Thank you. Did you stay with him and feel you got past this? Everyone’s experience is different of course, but I was just wondering if that’s ok?
 
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Thank you. Did you stay with him and feel you got past this? Everyone’s experience is different of course, but I was just wondering if that’s ok?
Yeah I stayed with him.And yes I moved past it
 
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Thanks for your advice. I emailed him later Tuesday evening explaining I felt I may need a break. Still no reply though. Think this helps with the decision at least.
 
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Thanks for your advice. I emailed him later Tuesday evening explaining I felt I may need a break. Still no reply though. Think this helps with the decision at least.
 
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Thanks for your advice. I emailed him later Tuesday evening explaining I felt I may need a break. Still no reply though. Think this helps with the decision at least.
 
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