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Question re counselling....

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DizzyPurple Wed 21-Aug-13 09:51:11

I have to buy it now! Amazon here we come...

Daisy17 Wed 21-Aug-13 09:12:16

Mine arrived yesterday - let me know how you get on!

DizzyPurple Wed 21-Aug-13 08:25:00

Just had a look at that book. The reviews are great. I might give it a try!

Daisy17 Wed 21-Aug-13 07:56:39

Good, thank you, think I'll pursue it further. She was very perceptive. She also recommended Mindfulness, there's a book and CD on Amazon - can't link on my phone but it's called Finding Peace in a Frantic World - if that's your sort of thing. And definitely ask your GP about online CBT. Good luck!

DizzyPurple Mon 19-Aug-13 21:12:20

Glad I helped a little. I'll look into that course too although if somehow I can get it on the NHS so much the better! Trying to avoid going on antidepressants at the moment. Bit up and down in my head!
How did the session go?

Daisy17 Mon 19-Aug-13 08:43:19

Thanks for the reply, Dizzy, you talk sense! Glad to hear it has helped you. You don't have to be referred onto the course but it costs 150quid to do it privately. The NHS use it a lot, apparently. It's called Beating The Blues if you want to check out the website. I found it very helpful in terms of getting strategies and understanding my thinking a bit better.

DizzyPurple Mon 19-Aug-13 08:33:22

Go and see what happens some counsellors are great. Something made you feel like that in the first place. Tell them how you feel and decide together if you should go again.
You may find it useful. I've been seeing one for a while and it's helped me look at some of my problems differently. No pressure from her. When I want to stop I will.
I like the sound of the online course. Do you have to be referred onto it?

Daisy17 Mon 19-Aug-13 08:22:51

To cut a long story short, after having my DS I did an online CBT course, provided by the NHS. I found it helpful for both the anxiety of motherhood and for longstanding issues with depression. When it finished, I decided that I'd like to take things further with some one to one counselling at my own expense. My first appointment is today. BUT I feel a bit of a fraud as I'm currently in a really good place with everything! Which is great, obviously, but I'm wondering if I should cancel? Or just go and see what happens? Will she wonder why on earth I'm there? Or is talking about stuff when you are feeling well a better idea anyway?! Help!

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