Face To Face Therapy

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I have been to my GP who referred me to this site to read about Depression which I have done.

I'd like to speak face to face with a trained therapist

I don't have any money, where do I go ? How can I get to see some one ?

Thank you

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    I just took the online test outcome was :

    You're showing symptoms of severe depression

    Your symptoms suggest that you are likely to be suffering from depression. It is important that you have your symptoms evaluated and properly diagnosed, so make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible.

    I would like

    Cognitive behavioural therapy

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      Hi Kevin,

      I'm sorry that you are feeling this way, it's just a horrible feeling.

      These thoughts and feelings are very real, it may be you're going through a tough time at the moment and or past memories are ruminating, either way, you will gain some clarity from therapy which with hard work and dedication, will not only give you understanding but will ease the suffering.

      There are different forms of CBT talking therapies which will be tailored to you. Practical CBT deals with the here and now behaviours, designed to help you through everyday situations and lasts for a few months.

      Other CBT therapies including Schema therapy (normally taken when other CBT hasn't worked for the person), deals more with childhood trauma and is also face to face. It can take anywhere from 1yr onward depending on each individuals development.

      Contact your GP they should have these therapies available at no cost through NHS.

      There are lots of alternatives that you can do i.e. relaxation techniques, hobbies, trying hard to live in the now although they may help, they are not a substitute for therapy if you have severe depression and need to talk this through. It is a step forward in coming here as people in here do care very much and are always willing to offer their support.

      if you need to talk, we're here.

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    Counselling services if NHS in England are in very short supply and there are very long waiting lists. Although CBT etc isnt always the best choice to start with. Has your GP recommended any medication or self help activities? The reply from Nicole has very good advice - try those things first.

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    You can do this through your GP, I have just been put on the waiting list, I think it takes some time due to many people wanting the same treatment.

    As your Doctor reffered you to this site, he must have thought you had depression, are you on any medication, because that may be the first thing to consider, that is important without this you wont feel any better.

    Go see your GP and explain that you did the online test and it said severe depression, make an appointment to see your GP

    Good Luck

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