Hello Aunt Jobiska, I wish I could agree with you, but I'm sorry I don't, in that 10 sessions is well and truly not enough for someone suffering from a mental illness.
It takes at least 2 or 3 appointments for the two of you to get to know each other, then you need to have the confidence to open up, then by doing this, you have to accept and maybe practice what has been discussed, this, however, may backfire, so all the previous sessions could have raised other significant problems, so10 sessions is not enough.
Yes your doctor can prescribe a few more sessions under extreme hardship, but this is not easy to come by.
'The Mental Health Reference Group's report says research shows that 10
sessions is NOT enough to improve clinical outcomes in cases of moderate
to severe mental illness.'
What would happen if you have the 10 sessions but unfortunately you have a relapse and there could be a risk, so a maintenance treatment plan needs to be put into place to prevent a recurrence.
It's important to understand what might trigger a possible relapse as your circumstances may have changed, so there shouldn't be any cap depending on the situation you are in.