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09 Jan 2006

Cyber shrink

My first language is not english so dont laugh but my first quistion is what is a cyber shrink?

Secondly, how can I get hold of psychologist to speak to in the jhb area but someone thats specialising in a specific field, it's a imbarrising field so I cannot just ask anyone not even over a phone. Then, if I do tell my problem to a psychologist and it involves that I broke the law, would they help me or punish me? (sexual offence, dont worry I didnt rape anyone) I just need some help but im to scared to trust anyone with this?
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01 Jan 0001

Why would I laught at you ? I am a psychiatrist, but my trademark / nickname for years has been Cybershrink, because I am a worl pioneer in working on the internet (cyber..) giving such advice, and shrink is a common slang term for a psychiatrist or psychologist.
It's difficult for any of us to be sure what special interests any specific psychologist might have, but all psychologists ought to have had a broad enough training to be able to andle any problem you bring to them. A session with a psychologist is supposed to be confidential. The only time it would be expected that they would report whatever gets discussed within a session would be if it involved active present real danger to someone else --- so if you admitted that you were planning to murder someone, they ought to report this. Otherwise, their aim is to help you to sort out your problems.
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