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Ending Therapy

Therapy does of course end at some point, and this is an important part of it. Most of us have experienced losses in our lives, and usually we have no control over them. Often we don’t get the chance to reflect, comment, or share our feelings either. In therapy you will be given time to do this, and to think about the meaning of both the therapy and its ending. Sometimes feelings about earlier losses come into this. Usually the longer that you have been having therapy, the longer the wind-down period you may need. Sometimes this feels difficult, and there’s a temptation to avoid having an ending. However, even if you have only had a few sessions, it’s probably going to be more helpful for you to arrange an ending in advance rather than end suddenly.