The price of therapy

What is the price of therapy? Well, if you want to see someone who is specialised towards your diagnosis (i.e. someone more likely to be able to help you??) it’s possibly pricey. For dissociation or trauma, it might be £45 to £60 a session. A week.

I don’t have the money for this right now. My parents might be able to find it. Is therapy worth £60 a week of debt to my parents? How would I be able to justify so much loss to them? What if it doesn’t help me, or they can’t support me long enough for it to help?

What to do? Can anyone give me any advice? Is therapy worth it? Can it help me?

8 thoughts on “The price of therapy

  1. manyofus1980 says:

    I do think its worth it! are there any nhs funding schemes, that might pay a portion of it? or if you go private in the UK you have to pay yourself? Im in ireland, but an organisation for abuse survivors funds mine, xo


    • dissociativedisorderlife says:

      I’m not 100% sure, but I think I have to complete my DBT course before I’m allowed to access “psychological treatment”. They’ve also told me they have no dissociation specific treatmeant so I’d have to get something private.
      I definitely want to – I got 25 weeks of therapy from a local charity but I’ve used my time :/


  2. An Invisible Dream says:

    It is totally worth it. Once you find the right therapist it makes all the difference! My therapist is not DID specialist. She knows, understands and works with trauma, but once my DID was out in the open she started to look for ways of helping me. We have been together for 9.5 years and I have seen great changes. The thing is you need to find a therapist that suits you, I have had many therapists in my life, but this one is amazing. She goes above and beyond and tries to help and if she does not have the tools she seeks them. It takes longer for us who have DID to heal, it isn’t linear for anyone but it does take longer for us. It does help in the end. And when we process and work through it we heal, and when we heal we become whole. Being whole is healthier then being dissociated, as being dissociated now is not so much needed but a defence mechanism that hinders our quality of life.

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