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  1. F

    Private therapy. Feeling unwanted in therapy

    It has been 2 years now and I am paying for private therapy. The person is BACP registered and from a reputable background, I specifically chose this psychotherapist because they have extra experience in dealing with the issues I have I decided I needed to try private therapy as what the NHS...
  2. L

    What's wrong with me?

    About 2 months ago my brother died, I was really sad but I tried to be strong and keep all the sorrow inside me, I barely cried but I was dying inside. Week or two later, for the first time in my life I've got panic attack and I litteraly thought I was dying, I thought it's all over until...
  3. H

    Has anyone been given a MH diagnosis by a non medical trained Psychotherapist?

    Has anyone been given a MH diagnosis by a non medical trained Psychotherapist? Hello All I was given a diagnosis of BPD by a newly qualified 1 day per week Honorary Psychotherapist after an assessment lasting 50 minutes. I did not speak to or meet the Psychiatrists or Clinical...
  4. Not_Crazy_Yet

    Do you ever feel like a reject when you're cycling?

    Today was not a good day. I had to see my psychotherapist this morning and took my meds WAAAY earlier than usual. Luckily she didn't notice my SH wounds. (I was worried about a trip to the psych ward) then I had a nap before work. I couldn't take another dose before work. During work I could...
  5. amathus

    Seven Ways Mentally Strong People Combat Stress (Article)

    While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension. In fact, they view adversity as an opportunity for self-growth. Whether they're dealing with financial setbacks, health problems, or workplace difficulties, mentally strong people...
  6. D

    My mum is severely depressed and she is only getting worse, please help.

    My mum is severely depressed and she is only getting worse, please help. My mum has been depressed most of her life. She finally found a hobby (running) that she absolutely loved and it basically took away most of her depression, it changed her life and let her meet so many friends and gave her...
  7. StillFighting

    Feeling stuck in therapy

    Hi, I'm not even sure if this is the right forum to post this, didn't know where to post it.. but I think it does have to do with getting my life back. About a year ago I was diagnosed by my (then) psychologist with generalized anxiety disorder and borderline personality disorder. He referred...
  8. H

    My brief experience with a horrendous 'psychotherapist'

    Hi all, To cut a long story short, I was referred to my complex needs service by my GP as I have had 4 years of group therapy etc. to no avail. After I had been fully assessed I was given an appointment with a 'psychotherapist' of which I would not send my worst enemy to. The man was...
  9. F

    first psychotherapist appointment wednesday!

    Ok so I have got my first appointment through for wednesday and although i am potentially excited to start things off and hopefully let go of my past. As i've been told this could help to relax my unstable relationships. I am however started to get increasingly panicky and shaky, and just...
  10. E

    struggling with college

    Really struggling with college. My psychotherapist thinks im doing too much
  11. catkin

    Referral to psychologist / psychotherapist?

    Bit confused. A few years ago I saw a psychologist for psychotherapy. Last year I started the two year long wait for psychology again. CPN is now saying that I need a referral to a psychotherapist rather than a psychologist. I had thought they were the same thing. Can anyone advise please...
  12. K

    Helping Friend Claim DLA

    I'm trying to help my friend claim DLA. They've recently been sectioned due to a real massive manic attack they had. The section has been lifted and they are now in hospital as a voluntary patient. She has more faith in me filling in the forms than her advocate or social worker (I don't know...
  13. M

    psychotherapy I just don't understand him

    Hi All, I've been seeing my psychotherapist for about 5 sessions now. Finding it all really awkward. I'm female and my psychotherapist is male. I sometimes get really nervous most of the time because he keeps eye contact for ages so I end up giggling or smiling. He keeps asking me what feelings...
  14. F

    Who you can and can’t trust when hiring a psychotherapist

    Who you can and can’t trust when hiring a psychotherapist | The World of Mentalists
  15. B


    Hi, Im new to this forum after stumbling across it just browsing the web. I start University in september to become a mental health nurse. My eventual goal would maybe become a psychotherapist. I look forward to using this forum for help, advice and to reciprocate my own to members along my...
  16. R

    iCouch CBT Application

    Hi, The above is a new iPhone/iPad application that I've downloaded in the interests of research. It is supposed to be instant CBT on your phone so when we are having a negative-thought-spiral when we see everything as black & white-mostly black (!) we type it into the App & it responds...
  17. J

    help The difference between a psychologist and Psychotherapist

    The difference between a psychologist and a Psychotherapist is what, Been waiting for appointment with psychologist who as been off , now been told eight month wait I do not know which is which ,and who does what, do i need one. driving me mad
  18. timeforchange

    need help ):

    I'm sixteen years old, I've suffered with depression for many years now, I've gotten to the stage where it really is to much to take, I'm very suicidal, I have self harmed for many years, tried to recover soo many times,it just doesn't work, I've noticed that everything is getting so much...
  19. blacktulip

    Hi Folks

    My first day on here, just kinda hoping it will help me to write things down and feel i have some support in what feels to be like a turbulent time; and of course to be able to offer my support where i can. My story then in short; i have suffered from anorexia for 12 years, i sought support 4...