30-11-2018 08:22 PM
We made the decision primarily for support when my pdoc and GP are away at the same time and also to help with going back to work @utopia We are not going to delve into the past too much but she has made it very clear that our sessions will be guided by me and what I need. I don't want to go back to where we were because that was way too much for me to deal with - so I will be concetrating on moving forward from here and dealing with things as they come up. I certainly have a lot to deal with in respect to work when I see her next week.
03-12-2018 06:49 AM
Just dropping in to say "hi" @utopia,
that at was really brave of you to finish up with your psychologist. How are you feeling now?
I have had many good mini-breakthroughs this year and they all occurred without the help of a psychologist. That is where I am at. But if I thought that I needed to see someone, then I would definitely go running straight back!
In fact, I have not seen a therapist for more than 4 yeas now. Time has gone so quickly. I just check in with my G.P if I want to talk about anything.
03-12-2018 08:39 AM
Hi @Sahara. It hasn't been long enough without a psychologist , for me to really feel anything yet.
It was the right decision though. After 2 and a half years , we were going nowhere.
Good to hear you have "aha" moments this year. They are great when you get them. Can really empower you.
06-12-2018 05:46 PM
07-12-2018 10:03 PM
@Appleblossom. Yes I always had my "aha" moments with my psychologist. Just havent had one for a long time.In the new year I might look for a new psychologist. But amazingly, I'm feeling alright at the moment.
07-12-2018 12:13 AM
Maybe that is why you were more respectful about the profession. @utopia I was getting pretty grumpy with the lack of interesting or relevant tips or basic moral support for me in my struggles, but the money was going into the bank accounts, whether it was from my account or the govt, did not matter, it added up over the years. I was feeling very short changed when I joined the forum.
I am learning to raise my expectations of others and lowering the pressure on me.
07-12-2018 12:30 AM
Glad to hear you are raising your expectations @Appleblossom. Only be doing so, will we hold others accountable as well.
I have had 3 great psychologists in a row, including my last one. We worked well initially. I don't know if it's me, but we just haven't been clicking for a long time now. And I'm no longer getting anything at all from the sessions. It's a long way to go to get nothing.
07-12-2018 12:44 AM
At first I was far too desperate to have expectations. However I also had substantial studies in relevant areas.
Maybe it is part of accountability that the industry needs. It is not that regulated and often we dont know what happens behind closed doors.
Trusting your own instinct is also a good strategy.
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