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  1. R

    acupuncture

    my acupuncturist phoned after disapearing for 6 months to china, i've agreed to acupuncture mon, it's 40 pound which is cheaper than her usual charge My gp arranged for her to be a private acupuncturist at his surgery, i was one of the few who went, she works for the nhs as an alternative...
  2. B

    Diagnosed advice...

    I have just been diagnosed by the Mauldsley hospital south London with Bipolar disorder of mixed depression and mania and it has taken over three years! The NHS was useless the shrink told me a year ago it was SAD but I tried to explain I get low all year not just in the winter! But I paid...
  3. T

    Psychotherapists/Counsellors on Fylde Coast?

    Hello I've been going through a rough time lately and really think I need help, from either a Psychotherapist or a Counsellor. The NHS waiting lists are over 12 months in Blackpool, so I'm looking to maybe go private. I am trying to find reviews so I know who to contact and have an initial...
  4. R

    complaints against fraudulent private therapists

    I hired a private therapist who faked his CV and didn't belong to any of the regulatory bodies he claimed to belong to. He is also improperly trained and uncredited. I phoned the police, they told me to phone CAB. I phoned CAB they told me to phone the police. Victim support wouldn't help and...
  5. M

    Messenger

    How do you get to or send a private message on here? Could someone post a link!?
  6. J

    Feel like I have nothing left

    Hi all, a few years ago I had this crazy idea that if I just stayed at home all the time (except for going out to my part-time job) that nothing bad could happen to me. How wrong I was! In the last 5 years my father passed away from cancer in our house, the police raided our house twice-once...
  7. R

    First therapy session this week

    Went back to uni as an adult, through Access course. First two years I passed with average 2:1 (high, 69%) bordering on first and then problems began to mount. I don't know why nor can I explain the cause of them but it was as if my world began to cloud over. I couldn't face continuing so I...
  8. E

    my therapist's employer won't give her permission to see me at her private practice at a discount rate

    my therapist's employer won't give her permission to see me at her private practice at a discount rate my therapist's employer won't give her permission to see me at her private practice at a discount rate. In order to afford the next 6 months or more, I really need to discount my therapy. I...
  9. D

    Anxiety or ?

    Keep feeling dizzy, get funny sensations in my left arm leg face! Used to get up at 6am now stay in bed on days off work! I keep thinking its ms. Its Driving my wife crazy with me talking about symptoms and googling. Been to 4 doctors and private hospital, my normal doctor says anxiety!! But...
  10. Rod Whiteley

    How the other half live

    I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry at this mind-boggling example of bureaucracy gone out of control. But it isn't in the NHS, it's an example from the private sector. I posted it in my blog: Ruthless efficiency
  11. N

    No emotions in therapy

    So I don't really do emotion in therapy and my therapist seems keen that I "go there". There have been some therapists who have wanted for me to show/discuss emotion when I was younger and I didn't understand why. I saw emotions as "private" and wanted to deal with them on my private time. It's...
  12. chesterking

    Should I say that I am schizophrenic to my potential wife?

    I have been looking for a wife on the internet, by going to matrimonial and dating websites. I am looking for somebody from my religion. Do you think it is a good idea to tell her that I have a mental illness, or schizophrenia before I get married or should I keep it secret and private? Should...
  13. L

    No therapy help on the nhs?

    I've been struggling with severe depression ever since my early teens. Now, some 20yrs of being treated with anti-depressants, I am willing (or needing) to talk to someone. Having been referred by my gp to an nhs psychiatrist to reevaluate my meds, I keep being told that the only options...
  14. L

    New to online forums...have BPD and need support desperately

    I've had BPD as long as I can remember (once they determined the proper diagnosis), which included bouts with anorexia, self harm, etc. I have a co-morbidity or Major Depressive Disorder. I've been institutionalized (voluntarily) 12 times, and in 2012 I swore it would be my last. I've lost...
  15. shaky

    Every Town should have a recovery house

    ‘I’d Rather Die Than Go Back to Hospital’: Why We Need a Non-medical Crisis House in Every Town - Mad In America One of the things she says is... Each worker on every day shift offers a one-to-one session to each woman she is looking after, so everyone gets regular private time to talk. Sounds...
  16. B

    NHS to private not easy.....

    I never thought how difficult it is to get private treatment. I was discharged from the local access team earlier in the year and the problem is they will not see me unless I am with the access team. This is in case of an emergency as the private treatment I am aiming for is at the Maudsley...
  17. H

    appt with different person than expecting.

    during a primary mental health team screening or something like that,a nurse i saw about a month ago was suppose to be talking to a pdoc about my medication i think and getting back to me, have not heard anything. then i seen my gp 2 weeks ago and he said he would arrange a telephone appt with...
  18. G

    Caregivers happy retain me as a patient for no reason?

    Hi all, im a women in my early thirties and have a weird question. I have noticed that caregivers are happy to retain me as a patient unnecessarily long time without there being a good reason. The caregiver can say that I am well on the first call but continue to keep in touch with me anyway...
  19. M

    How can I stay calm and positive about therapy?

    I had two therapy sessions this year to help overcome my agoraphobia and anxiety on the NHS, but was turned away because it was an adolescent service and I was about to turn 18. When I had those I really had to push myself to go and I knew there wouldn't be another appointment if I cancelled. So...
  20. Jaminacaranda

    Private therapy in the UK

    I've just come to the conclusion that I really need help (therapy) and I'm thinking of paying for a therapist because I doubt I will qualify on the NHS and I'm not even registered with a GP atm. I'm using the BACP site. Does anyone else in the UK have experience of private therapists and could...
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