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    You should have more than 6 sessions, I'm a psych and lots of my clients get told that, but really, it's just when the psych is meant to send an update letter to the Doc. Currently you should be getting 16 sessions per year (until medicare decides to make dumb changes again).

    I'm 31 and while most of my clients who are older have no problem, a couple have wanted to see someone else and I did not take offence at all, go with what you are comfortable with, I certainly would . Has she given you any strategies to implement?

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    she hasn't given me any strategies. one of the issues i told her was that i feel dh and i are not close at all lately and i find it hard to talk with him and spend time with him. she wants me to tell him i will help him do anything he wants for x amount of time and in return he has To spend z amount of time with me how i want. this was after i said i find it hard to talk to him. so really i would rather challenge myself about why i feel this way etc cos if i don't figure that out i won't get anywhere.
    also i have to fill out a daily mood chart. i don't know about you but my mood can change hourly. so i am struggling with this

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    I'd just ask to see someone else.

    If you don't feel comfortable enough with them to open up, what's the point of continuing to see them?

    I knew that for me, I needed a female psych. I don't even care about male doctors - I'll strip off and let them touch me as I would a female doctor - but I felt that a female might better understand or at least better respond to my worries and fears and such.

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    It sounds less about her age and more that she isn't suggesting strategies that would suit you, or doesn't understand the problem properly. If you find it hard to talk to DH bringing up a deal like that which she suggested is going to feel pretty awkward I'm guessing!

    I would guess the Bondi psych probably challenged a lot of your cognitive distortions which can be very helpful.

    Just remember you are the customer. I encourage clients (especially those I suspect would not want to offend me) to let me know if things I suggest aren't helpful so we can look at what else might suit them. Don't worry about upsetting her, this is for you, not her, and I'm sure she has heard worse

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    The best way would be to tell her what's not working for you the next time you meet her. Or write it down if it's easier. Otherwise she won't know what's the best way to help you

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