A letter to… my therapist, whom I fell in love with

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‘It was like a bereavement, losing you’: the letter you always wanted to write

After 12 weeks of counselling, I felt strong. We’d done some brilliant work together. You asked me how I felt about approaching the end of our time together. I said I felt capable.

But the question stayed with me. You had brought out a side of me I didn’t know I had; you made me feel captivating and inspirational and extraordinary; you knew more about me than anyone else – and you were about to leave my life permanently. How could I say goodbye to someone like that?

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