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belle
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Re: belle

Postby belle » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:08 pm

Thank you for that advice.
I think I will have to ask the therapist a lot of questions before I trust her or can work with her.
Back home now.
Still have a front door but have been interrogated by the neighbours about the police coming round. :cry:
Not with it enough to have anticipated that. Total nightmare and said a load of rubbish and I know they didn't believe me.
Feeling very vulnerable now.
xxx

NeverGiveUp22
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Re: belle

Postby NeverGiveUp22 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:53 pm

Ask all the questions you want to ask. She is here to help you and that will only work if you can establish a working relationship with her. When I first had therapy they pushed me around quite a bit and made me answer questions I didn't want to. Now I just say no, if I don't want to. And I talk about the things I'm comfortable with. I don't know how many sessions you're getting, but even if it takes you two thirds of them to get to a point where you can talk about particular things, you will benefit so much more out of the last third.

You couldn't have anticipated it happening like that. I guess they came around rather obviously, but it could have been plain clothes officers under other circumstances. Try not to worry to much about your neighbours, give it a few days and they will have moved on to something else. You've got enough on your plate. But I can imagine that was a very uncomfortable situation to end up in :(.

Sending you hugs and comfort! Take care! xxx

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
~Samuel Beckett~

belle
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Re: belle

Postby belle » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:16 pm

Thank you.
I think they came round like they were in an episode of The Bill from the sounds of it.
I had a visit once before and they were awful - no understanding of MH issues.
Yes, it will be history soon. The sooner the better.
I have a year of therapy but not sure if that means 52 sessions or a calendar year so not 52 sessions with holidays, maybe illness taken within it.
Oh well. Time will tell.
I just hope I can relate to her and her to me.
Thanks for the encouragement.
xxx

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Re: belle

Postby Lucretia » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:30 pm

hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxx
It's nice to be important ,but it's more important to be nice
xxxxxx


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NeverGiveUp22
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Re: belle

Postby NeverGiveUp22 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:36 pm

Hope your first appointment tomorrow goes okay! Thinking of you! xxx Hugs

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
~Samuel Beckett~

belle
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Re: belle

Postby belle » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:04 pm

Quite anxious now about tomorrow.
Hope I don't lose it with her before we get started.
Thank you for the support.
xxx

loubat

Re: belle

Postby loubat » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:17 pm

I hope theropy went ok belle you are very brave and hope yo never got a :shock: woman xxx

belle
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Re: belle

Postby belle » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:24 pm

Ha - no Lou not a :shock: but I told her not to even think of giving me the :shock: treatment of I'd be off. She said it was a technique some therapists used so I told her from you and me it's crap and intimidating.
She was nice but my 'year' will probably end up of actually being only 6 months for complicated reasons with no chance of an extension as she won't be there.
Not sure how it will work out but I need to know before we start so she has to ask what is to happen.
Thanks for asking while you are in the middle of things yourself.
xxxx

loubat

Re: belle

Postby loubat » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:29 pm

Glad she was nice belle and not a :shock: yes tell her that technique is crap from too
Yes I understand you need to know belle so things can be planned but 6 months with good theropist will hopefully help you lots so glad it went ok xxx

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Re: belle

Postby belle » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:50 pm

Yes, I quite enjoyed telling her how crap :shock: therapists are and I even did a long :shock: at her and she had to look away as she was uncomfortable so I think it made the point for all of us who have suffered the dreaded :shock: !
Thank you for the advice - yes, 6 months with a good therapist might be better than holding for someone who can give me 12 months who might not be so good. I didn't think of it like that. I feel more settled thinking of it that way. I think I'll do that.
Thank Lou - that has stopped me going round and round in circles tonight.
xxx


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