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I had decided and spoke with some people on here about coming off off teh forums for a time to focus more and getting thru my own challenges, sort of alone for a bit but it not necessarily big or clever perhaps so quick. I have had 2 counseling session now to try to fix things in my life. It not so much not understanding what I have to do but its the doing of it, at least some of the time. I dont claim to be any veteran when it comes to depression and their are others with more wisdom than me that can explain how things have chnaged for the better or worse with treatment and control of this illness.
I dont want to necessarily share my demons on her, some already know, as it not really relevant as we all have are own challenges. But in just the first two sessions I have learnt that when I explain just one of my challenges and its effects on me that the counsellor isnt just their to tell you how to work around problem, some time some problems have to be just accepted, be that illness or even how a person maybe treating you. This type of counselling is the hardest but perhaps the most rewarding for the counsellor and the patient. Alot of this focus on what your doing now and when the problem is not in the forefront ( ie it not effecting you directly on the day ). i have my third session of 8 on the NHS very soon and whilst it extremely emotional if it draws the pain away I think its worth everyone at least trying it.
I am happy to share experience if anyone wants to take the leap for themselves, equally I am sure in other areas of the UK the counselling might not be as good so maybe its worth put the UK region/County so that we can build a picture, which again may make people think if its worth trying in their area. For those outside UK maybe to involve you we just need to understand your country.
In the UK Mental Health is poorly subsidised and over subscribed so I suspect we all going say the delays are long and the length might not be long enough.
Im based in East Lancashire, North West England
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