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“It was so refreshing to feel on an equal footing with the person ‘helping’/’enabling’ (nice word!). Because of the commitment and honesty of the ‘helper’, the last thing I, for one, need when I feel inadequate, is a therapist who insists on being the ‘controller’ and knowledge/skill holder – just reinforces it! So, thank you again for your knowledge, skills, care and support and your very positive view on depression, so well shared.”

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