I'm not sure what to do now. This is through my gp and I'd like to try again with a different person. I don't know if the service will just accept the explanation that it's "not a good fit". I don't want to make a complaint or anything.
Myboys I've had two sessions already and I wasn't impressed even before she suggested I ask my boss when I should TTC... I have a public speaking phobia. She keeps telling me to download mindfulness apps on my phone...
That is so weird!!! Why would anyone give that advice anyway let alone a counsellor?!?!? Defo ask to switch. Who would ever dream of asking their boss something so personal? How would it ever be up to your boss to choose when you try for a baby? That's nuts.
Tbh op I think she was trying to give you a conversation starter about the subject with your boss as you’re worried about it. What she mentioned is a technique used by some people to make you seem more favourable to others when discussing something that would benefit yourself at their inconvenience. I get that’s not how the employer- employee relationship works legally, but on a personal relationship level it is handy.
She sounds like an idiot. Some counsellors are just awful. I was referred to see one once after an mc. She told me I should write a list of all the reasons my mc was a good thing (based on the fact the pregnancy was unplanned) then after I'd cried for about an hour sent me home with the words "doesn't everything feel better now you've had a good cry? I bet you'll sleep like a baby tonight." I never tried counselling again! Crazy thing is, I looked into counselling as a career option once and you actually need loads of qualifications and years of study to do it!