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Back2workanxiety Tue 28-Mar-17 14:30:06

I've been having CBT for a while now but I don't really think that it's helping as I don't feel like my councillor is actually giving me any coping strategies.

His answer to everything is I just have to learn to deal with my triggers by exposing myself to them

Can I change who I see? How do I go about it? It's making me not want to go to sessions and not helping me deal with anything and I only have limited sessions because it's NHS

Joto369 Wed 29-Mar-17 20:28:15

It's a difficult one as exposure to triggers is in my understanding a way of desensitising. Not in one huge go but slowly. Example is I had a huge panic attack eating food at tea time and started then feeling anxious/panic each time. The way I'm dealing with it is slowly increasing the amount I eat for tea whilst dealing with any feelings of anxiety and it's working slowly. Are you receiving CBT for a phobia type problem?

Back2workanxiety Thu 30-Mar-17 14:49:13

No I have social anxiety

Joto369 Thu 30-Mar-17 16:42:53

Not sure then maybe someone else will be able to advise??? Have you tried counselling at all?

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