New therapist - not impressed
As many of you know, my other therapist had to stop seeing me due to a conflict of interest with his employer. I am so sad, because I was seeing him for 16 months, and we did some excellent work together, he made me feel worthy and he did so much for me in areas that were new to me. I would probably not be in this world today, had it not been for him. To be honest, I owe him my life....literally.
The new therapist who he referred me to, who he recommended in the same office, is just not cutting it for me. I had my first appointment with him yesterday, and he is just too stuffy for me. He never smiled, never laughed, seemed just to serious for me... I have told my other therapist this, that I am just going to stop going to counselling, so now he feels bad for this because he can't see me. He said that I need continuous counselling...maybe so, but I was hoping it would be with him, not someone new who just seems to be there, but is not there really.
Not sure what to do or say, I am just not really happy at the present time with this whole thing of getting a new therapist.
And he knows this, because I have been having severe panic attacks over this all, and he has called me at home several times to see if I am ok. I know he really cares. And it is this caring that I want in a therapist. He is not happy that I am going to stop therapy...
what to do...what to do...any help is greatly needed and welcome