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Don't know what to do anymore

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BeBe32 Tue 03-Jan-17 08:54:12

I have suffered with depression and anxiety for a long time. At the moment I feel like it's close to the worst it's ever been, made worse by a job that is making me really unhappy. Over the years I have been on just about every antidepressant there is and I've never found any of them have made much of a difference. A few years ago I saw a counsellor privately and that did help but I couldn't afford to keep going. My doctor's only refer for CBT which I have not found helpful but not to a counsellor which is what I would find helpful. Last time I saw a doctor she said that as I had tried all of the antidepressants there wasn't really anything else I could try. I don't know what to do now, it feels like theres no other options and I just feel a bit hopeless.

xxx

AnxiousCarer Wed 04-Jan-17 15:25:06

Hi,

Does your area have iapt? Its an NHS service that often accept self referal for stress anxiety and depression, I think in our area you can access councelling that way, though I haven't tried it as I can access it through work. Does your work offer any councelling through occupational health? That might be another route.

EvaSthlm Wed 04-Jan-17 18:46:46

There's a site called nomorepanic.co.uk, you could go there and find support and ask your question there and you'll probably get some useful suggestions.

BeBe32 Thu 05-Jan-17 07:55:21

Thanks for your kind replies, I will have a look into those suggestions. My work does have a counselling service but when I accessed it it was telephone counselling and the counsellor kept cancelling the appointments and in the end I gave up.

xx

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