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How do I go about finding a therapist for my friend?

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Jane456 Wed 24-Nov-10 17:39:22

She has come out of a very messy break up, about a year ago. I really think she needs some professional help to get over it, I think she might be open to help but feels that if she goes to her GP (history of unhelpfulness) they won't take her seriously. Is it possible to find somewhere for her to go? If I could just find the starting point for her maybe it would help her take the first step.

BooBooGlass Wed 24-Nov-10 17:42:27

You don't.
As much as you are tryign to help, therapy will not work if she feels she has been made to go. She should ask to see another GP within the practice if she feels uncomfortable with her own, and tbh maybe do some reading to help her self esteem in the meantime

Jane456 Wed 24-Nov-10 21:13:07

I take your point but when I needed help a few years ago, getting started on the path was the hardest thing. In the end I did go to my GP butI took my dh with me. She doesn't have someone to do this (I don't think she would want to take me even though we are very close). I know it sounds like I'm interfering but she doesn't have to do anything with the info.

madmouse Wed 24-Nov-10 21:14:21

But a therapist is a very personal thing - it needs to click. There is simply no way you can do it for her. Other than suggest that she seeks some help and offer to help her if she wants it.

Jane456 Wed 24-Nov-10 21:32:29

I didn't choose my therapist. My GP recommended a clinic and they assigned me someone. It's even just getting her the number of a practice/clinic that she could ring sad

kibbutz83 Fri 26-Nov-10 12:08:00

I wonder if or when she hits rock bottom emotionally, she will then seek help for herself... sometimes a person needs to just get to the point where their instincts take over, and they realize that they need to find help for themselves. Self-preservation I guess?
I believe we can sometimes try and help our friends too much... I think they very often need to find their own way out of the darkness...

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