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Therapy problem

  • 10-09-2022 7:37pm
    Registered Users Posts: 12,065 ✭✭✭✭

    I’ve been seeing a therapist for the past while and it really helps but he needs to take a month to 6 weeks off to deal with some personal issues of his own.

    I completely understand this but just not sure how to get myself through the next few weeks while he’s unavailable?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,312 ✭✭✭YellowLead

    Is there another therapist at the same practice he can recommend for you?

  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭lenan

    They usually recommend someone local. If not post in regional pages here. The very best of luck

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,065 ✭✭✭✭Gael23

    He didn’t do that so I expect it’s something urgent on his part but maybe I could ask the centre he works for.

    I wonder though would it be difficult starting over with someone new for that period of time?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,908 ✭✭✭Jequ0n

    How frequently do you usually see the therapist? You could enquire at the centre if someone else will be available should you need some interim support.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,065 ✭✭✭✭Gael23

    Usually once a week but sometimes can miss a week if I’m tied up at work or something

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,065 ✭✭✭✭Gael23

    Think I’m going to do this.

    Reluctant to go into detail to avoid identifying my therapist or myself. I feel like starting again with someone else after all the work we’ve done wouldn’t be any help to me unless I’m feeling really down.

    As you say it could be a trial of how I manage without his support

  • Registered Users Posts: 422 ✭✭Goodigal

    I agree with Faith that if possible, try to put in place the mechanisms the therapist has given you to manage yourself week to week.

    If you're really having a bad day while he's away, text Hello to 50808 to chat with a crisis volunteer who can listen to you and chat about how you're doing. We aren't trained therapists but it's a lovely supportive service for those struggling. Good luck.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,065 ✭✭✭✭Gael23

    Is that just texting over and back or do they call you?

  • Registered Users Posts: 422 ✭✭Goodigal

    Texting back and forth. We don't ring people unfortunately.

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