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    I have a lot of things I’d like to work through. I was seeing a therapist for a month or so, when she started talking about herself and telling me inappropriate things about her and her husband. I stopped seeing her.

    Now I feel I am lost and searching through providers again. I would like a therapist with similar values to mine, and I don’t want to waste more time with someone else who crosses boundaries. I’m nervous about seeing another therapist now.

    In the meantime, I am fairly depressed. I have become a little reclusive since then, and have been googling what could be wrong with me. All search results do not look good and make me even more anxious. I know, go outside, eat better, exercise. But when feeling this stuck, sometimes it’s hard to even get out of bed.


    Dear tulips8

    I am sorry to hear your therapist was rather unprofessional. She probably have really bad issues of her own, but it is not okay for her to tell them to you.

    But please don’t be scared of this now. Look for a therapist, maybe a psychiatrist or really professional psychologist.

    I wish you all the best!



    Dear Tulips8

    I am sorry to hear you had bad luck finding a good therapist. Are you aware of how to get referred to a professional NHS therapist?

    Go to your GP and ask for a referral. There is a waiting list but if you have time in the day when you are not working it is easier than if you work every day 9-5.
    The waiting list unfortunately is longer for those who work 9-5 hours, so evening appointments are harder to get quickly. The waiting list will of course vary depending on where you live.

    Either way please do not be put off. You Will have your first appointment over the phone. You will be assessed for the type of therapy you need. The psychologist will ask you questions about what you think the problem is, your patterns etc..and they will explain to you what types of therapy there are.

    if you do this you can then see that there are professional therapist around who want to help you.

    I had tried it this way and it works. Be brave and be patient. It is worth it.

    Good luck with your search.

    Take care

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