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Saw GP for depression...

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Fairydust1988 Wed 29-Jul-15 17:50:19

Today I took what felt like a big step, to talk to my doctor about feeling low and feelings of depression. I'm not entirely sure what I expected from seeing him but I can't help but feel a little 'let down' in a way. He asked me why I feel down/depressed to which I answered I don't know. He continued to ask if I have any problems with domestic abuse, financial difficulties etc. I have none of these and I recognise I have a fairly good life. He offered to sign me off work, which I declined as I really don't think it's the answer. I am now on a waiting list to see a counsellor. Struggling to see how this will help me, it felt hard enough to tell the Dr I think I have a problem, let alone spill all to a counsellor. Can anyone else tell me if they've experienced similar and received any counselling? Thanks in advance.

Wolfiefan Wed 29-Jul-15 17:54:15

Fairydust I'm so sorry you are suffering like this. I did anti depressants and counselling. It was CBT not a lie on the couch and tell me all your problems sort of counselling. Yes it helped me.

IceBeing Wed 29-Jul-15 20:59:29

Hi - it was a big step and you did very well to take it!

I have had counselling and agree that CBT can work wonders for depression, and that the sit down and tell me whats wrong with your life stuff not so much.

The key with successful counselling is to be able to trust your counsellor completely. IF you don't or it isn't working then switching is better than sticking at it.

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