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Dec 17, 2008
A heart-to-heart with your counsellor is warranted...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Hayley, I strongly urge you to discuss the discontent you are feeling with your counsellor. While I want you to be able to vent on issues that are related to your healing and recovery process here on this site (which is why I've left your post intact), I must balance the needs of all my visitors with those of a few. I am very concerned that your post above will be the start of open season on counsellors. As you probably know, I promote therapy and counselling on a daily basis because I know they can be a valuable asset in the healing and recovery process. I also realize that not all counsellors are the right "fit", so if you and your counsellor cannot come to an agreement on how your sessions should be conducted and the manner in which your counsellor proceeds, then I suggest looking for a new counsellor, one who will be more sensitive to your needs.

To all my visitors: I cannot permit any page on this site to become a complaints department on counsellors, either in submissions or in comments. I trust you understand the position I'm in with regard to this matter, and I thank you all for your understanding.

Hayley, I hope you and your counsellor find a mutually beneficial way to resolve the issues you've discussed in your post.

As for the length of time it took for me to post your submission live in your "room", it had nothing to do with the content. I've been dealing with a system duplicating problem for the past several days. I was asked by the Support department of the company that powers my site to hold off posting any submissions or comments so that they could work toward a resolution. My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Dec 25, 2008
Response
by: Hayley

No worries Darlene. I have been to talk to someone about what was said and other things, and I am going to attend one last session or at least continue attending sessions until another counsellor becomes free. My brother, who is the root of all the problems gave me the ultimate christmas present yesterday, in the shape of a baby niece. She wasn't planned as a christmas baby, but circumstances prevailed that she was delivered a few weeks early. she is still healthy and a good weight and I love her to bits even though I haven't met her yet.

Happy christmas and a happy new year everyone

From Darlene: Congratulations on the newest addition to your family, Hayley. And a very merry Christmas to you too. May you find 2009 the year for true healing.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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