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Which type of talking therapy?

trombone_babe

trombone_babe

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I'm thinking seriously about asking my GP for some sort of talking therapy, but I'm not sure what I want. I've had 2 lots of counselling in relatively recent years which seemed to do nothing and left me feeling misunderstood. I'm not sure about CBT as I gather that you need to work on things yourself between sessions, which I think might be a problem due to memory/concentration/motivation issues (I started treatment for a physical problem but could never remember to do the prescribed exercises). I thought about trying computerised CBT which my employer apparently offers as I'm always on this blinking computer! I feel I need something that addresses deeper issues past and present, and would prefer NHS. Any suggestions?
 
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I feel I need something that addresses deeper issues past and present, and would prefer NHS. Any suggestions?
This is the problem that I have too. I don't think that you will find anything of any depth on the NHS. Such approaches are not available on the NHS.
 
rollinat

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I think if you ask for a referral to psychological services in your area, your assessment appointment should help the psychologist assess what sort of therapy is the most appropriate for you. There is generally a long waiting list though, be warned. I found CBT approaches to be difficult to put into practice when I was very low - could get it intellectually but not emotionally. My psychologist was good at helping me work out (healthy) coping strategies.

There are a few free CBT online courses - MoodGym and Living Life to the Full - but it is difficult to do it on your own, or at least that was my experience - just made me feel worse about myself which I'm sure isn't the aim!

HTH.
 
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Well i'm on the waiting list for pyshodynmic psychotherapy on the NHS as i have deep seated problems too.

Unsure if its group therapy or one to one. Although group was mentioned if i can rememeber correctly.
 
trombone_babe

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Well I went to the doc today and asked him for a referral to the mental health team so I can access something more than counselling. I'm told they will get back to me quite promptly so fingers crossed. :scared:
 
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