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  • pumpkinpie
    replied to GP or Counsellor?
    Hi again all,

    I went back to the doctors today, and saw a different GP who was really nice and I felt a lot more comfortable with them than with the previous one. I told them everything I had said before, and what the other GP had recommended I do, and they gave me information for different things (which I actually feel could be more beneficial than exercise, spending time with people,...
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  • pumpkinpie
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    Thanks again Rayofhope.

    Iím doing okay thanks. I think it might be some sort of fear of the unknown that is stopping me from contacting the counsellor, which could also explain why I wanted to go to the GP first (as I obviously know what thatís like.)

    I did do some exercise by putting an abnormal amount of effort into circuit training in PE class, but I didnít particularly...
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  • pumpkinpie
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    Thanks again Drea.

    I was told to come for another GP appointment in 2 weeks anyway, so I might get a second opinion. I would probably be better off opting for private counselling, as the average waiting time in my area for NHS treatment is very high. I donít actually know that counsellor or had treatment from them, I was only emailing them to ask about counselling, but I just stopped...
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  • pumpkinpie
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    Hi Drea and thanks for replying, donít worry about it being late.

    I actually went to a GP on Friday, and they asked me a lot of questions, which I expected. They told me to do certain things which might help take my mind off how I feel (exercise, spending time with others and looking up useful websites.) They also told me to try and get in touch with a counsellor I had previously contacted...
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  • pumpkinpie
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    Hi and thanks Rayofhope.

    I donít think itís that I donít want to talk to this counsellor, itís just that something in my mind stops me from contacting them and I just leave it. I donít know much about this counsellor but I will hopefully try and get in touch again.

    Thereís not very much in my local area, and unfortunately Iím not really very arty but I do bake occasionally....
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  • pumpkinpie
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    So I finally went to see a GP today.

    It went okay, I talked about some of my concerns (nerves got the better of me so didnít mention everything) and that I talk to my mum and close friend. I mentioned that I had almost seen a counsellor twice but something stopped me, so I was told to try and get private counselling again, as well as to look at some websites, do some exercise and do something...
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  • pumpkinpie
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    Thanks Esme
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  • pumpkinpie
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    Thank you Esme, I was worried about waiting times for referral though. Could I refuse a GP referral but go private if they thought treatment would be beneficial?
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  • pumpkinpie
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    I should probably add that my preference was GP first
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  • pumpkinpie
    started a topic GP or Counsellor?

    GP or Counsellor?

    Sorry for uploading another post so soon, but I canít think straight right now, so canít even come up with valid reasons for wanting to see a GP first instead of a counsellor (or vice versa) so can anyone help me out? I know this is a bit of a weird request, but my mind is a mess.
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  • pumpkinpie
    replied to Sorry
    Thanks for replying Drea.

    I donít know why Iím leaning towards wanting to go to the GP instead of a counsellor first (my mind is a mess right now, canít think straight) so could you think of reasons why I might want to go to the GP first/not want to go to a counsellor first? I know Iíll have to talk to my mum, and sheíll probably not understand why Iíd rather go to the GP first (she wants...
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  • pumpkinpie
    replied to Sorry
    Thanks for replying Drea.

    I feel like I should have a reason for not wanting to go straight to a counsellor and going to a GP first, but I donít know why my subconscious is telling me to go to the GP. My mum wants me to go to a counsellor because she thinks GPs arenít properly trained to deal with patients who have mental health issues, and that Iíd never be able to talk about everything...
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  • pumpkinpie
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    Hey and thanks a lot Esme,

    Iím glad I can reach out here on the boards. I would never push my friend away, as they are the only friend I have who knows about and understands my problems. Iíll try talking to my mum, I never wanted to lie to her in the first place. I would rather go alone or with my friend to try to be more independent, and I havenít really gone into a lot of detail about...
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  • pumpkinpie
    started a topic Sorry

    Sorry

    Sorry. I know I haven’t been active on here for months, but I basically stopped talking about my problems. I went through a hellish exam period and although my results were good, I didn’t really feel any better. I still haven’t seen a doctor or counsellor, because something (I don’t know what) stops me from making an appointment. I want to seek help though, but it seems like I...
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