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“Different strokes for different folks”

It can be soul destroying and demoralising to have bad experiences with psychotherapists, counsellors and so forth.

After all - they are dealing with your innermost thoughts, so a bad experience with a psychotherapist can really put you off.

But I urge you not to close that door.


Finding The Right Therapist Means Finding The Right Person

Psychotherapists, counsellors, psychiatrists and all other therapists who offer ‘talking’ treatments are all people – just like you and me.

And what's more, some people are better at their jobs than others.

And different people get on with different people – 'different strokes for different folks', right?

So remember...

...just because you may have had bad experiences with a psychotherapist or counsellor does not mean that therapy is not for you.

On the contrary – it just means that you haven’t found the right therapist yet.

Think about it...

...you’re dealing with your inner most thoughts here. Your most precious feelings. The right therapist – the right person to help you is hardly going to fall into your lap!

You've got to find the right person - the right therapist...

The right person who you feel comfortable with, and who will guide you through the dark alley ways of your mind - where you dare not to venture on your own.

If you do find the right therapist first time around, then you’re lucky!

But the fact is, that many sufferers have to meet many therapists before they find one that they feel comfortable with.

Unfortunately, many give up before they find them.

So, please don’t be put off!

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You'll Know When The Therapist Is Right For You

When I (sleepydust editor and long time CFS sufferer) suffered from depression a few years back, I had to go through a fair few therapists myself, until I found the right one!

But it was well worth the search!

Many can usually tell in their first session or so, whether they ‘click’ with the therapist or not.

If you don’t feel comfortable with them then don’t waste your (or their) time. Just ask for a referral or look elsewhere.

But please don’t just give up on therapy altogether!

If you shut yourself off from the option of psychotherapy, it could well be the biggest negative life-changing decision you ever make.

I don’t write this to scare you or to cause drama. I write this because I know how big a change it can make...

...it can make the world of difference.

And I am living proof.

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Never Stop Searching For The Right Psychotherapist

If you persevere, you will find the right therapist for you eventually, and they will help you to change your life – just by helping you to change your perspective...

... by helping you to learn a different, more positive way of seeing things.

Isn’t that worth not giving up on finding the right therapist?

I've found a great online counselling service that you might find interesting. You can have sessions via email, telephone, or Instant Messaging (real-time chat sessions on your computer, where you type instead of talk).

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The Sleepydust Editor says:

My recovery from depression (whilst I had PVFS) was down to having psychotherapy.

And I can safely say that it's THE BEST thing I've ever done.

If you're depressed, then I urgently recommend that you try a talking therapy of some sort.

If you're housebound, or just want to conserve your energy and don't want to travel to see a therapist, then why not try online counselling?

There are services out there that can give you counselling sessions via telephone, via email, or via 'Instant Messaging' (real-time chat sessions on your computer, where you type instead of talk).

I've found a great online counselling service that does just that.

When I first discovered this service, my initial concern was that they might not be opened-minded about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /Fibromyalgia (since there are still some 'uninformed' medical professionals out there who don't believe that CFS/FM is real).

So I contacted the online counselling service about my concerns and this is their reply:

"These conditions [Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia] are not considered as relevant by some of the medical community but our psychotherapists are a little more open-minded!

I have someone very close to me who went through that horrific search of trying to figure out what her issues were... finally to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia*. So I am quite aware of what this means to sufferers.

The issues we would address with any client would be the mental health ones related to their disorder. Usually depression and/or an overwhelming feeling of giving up on living are the presenting issues for people suffering from chronic conditions.

And that is what we address.

Guiding clients out of that dark place and into a place where they feel strong enough to tackle their physical problems."

-- Lisa Angelettie M.S.W., 'GirlShrink', online counselling service --

* Fibromyalgia (FM) is very similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /M.E. /Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome, but Fibromyalgia sufferers basically suffer from more pain.

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