Upset by Dr

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started seeing therapist privately, its going fine, she asked to speak to my gp about seeing me more often.. i see gp and try and explain had two lovely gp who left and this has been hard .she then starts talking about not wanting to create dependency; this really upset me. in the past my gp's have been so supportive and i now feel im a burden, trouble and shouldnt even be wasting her time. i now feel so alone and dont want to go back 😟 am worried the therapist now be against me too.

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    Try to remember that many GP's are not well trained in mental health issues. Many feel reluctant to get involved. Many GP's just don't have great bedside manners with any of their patients. It's probably hard to tell what the issue is with your GP but if you feel uncomfortably you should keep searching until you find a good fit. Tell your therapist how you feel about the situation. Your therapist should be able to help you resolve any of your uncomfortable feelings. If you still don't feel comfortable after working through the issues, keep looking for the right therapist. It takes time to find the right fit sometimes but you need to feel comfortable with your therapists and doctors. Good Luck to you.

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    I think you have taken what she said the wrong way. She's not trying to make you feel like a burden, because you're not. She is right. You need your independence, but you can't do that when you find it extremely difficult to function without your GP's. You need to figure out how to live your life without the constant need to see your GP's. I know it helps to talk to them but they are not therapists.

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    some doctors are better than others, i changed surgeries because my doctor didn't help over a poignant issue that i desperately needed support with. you may need to speak to the surgery manager. i wish you luck and hope you get the support you need.

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    Okay, this gp is a fraud and dangerous to the health and well being of her patients. Please do not take anything she says to heart as she is incompetent. Therapy is not dependency or if it is it's a healthy and helpful form of dependency and some people need it in order to survive.

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    hi there ,

    I have the same experience as you. A year ago, I was seeing a private psychiatrist. After a few times of visits, he got annoyed by listening to my problem . We were planning to work together to taper off my benzos but he wasn't supportive and just told me to book another appointnent when i need. I saw him a couple of times only . Then i switched my dr. At that time , I feel very hopeless as I think i was been given up and was in despair. I think you should search for another therapist who is willing to work with you wholeheartedly .

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