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NHS Psychotherapist Retiring - Not sure what happens to me?

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TadWorried Mon 25-Feb-13 23:04:50

Thank you or replying Waferthinmint,

Unfortunately, I won't be able to see the psychotherapist privately I am reliant on the NHS.

But Thank You I will see if Mind have any suggestions.

Waferthinmint Mon 25-Feb-13 17:51:36

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Waferthinmint Mon 25-Feb-13 17:48:59

I wonder if she would continue to see you as a private patient? If the cost was manageable for you? I would get onto someone at the trust and fight your corner or get the GP onto the case if necessary. Perhaps speak to MIND as they will undoubtedly have experience of this happening

TadWorried Mon 25-Feb-13 00:53:55

The NHS Consultant Psychotherapist who I've been seeing for a year has told me she is retiring in four weeks time!

So I'd like to ask has anyone got any idea as to where I stand with receiving further care from the NHS. I'm concerned as it appears my local NHS Trust has not recruited or appointed a replacement Psychotherapist. They seem to have no plan as to what their doing.

Does the NHS have any duty to find a Psychotherapist to continue the therapy I'm receiving? My current Psychotherapist seems very guarded when I ask what will happen?

I'm also worried that I might be asked to travel quite far to see a new Psychotherapist in a different county - I'm normally quite traumatised after each session so I don't feel able to travel too far.

Any thoughts or advice?

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