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Hi people I've had a nightmare! After missing my counselling session last week through having panic attacks I now have had to cancel another one due to food poisoning that has lead to gastric flu. Question is I get really worried about letting people down. If I have rang through to my counsellor each time I am I'll, will they tell me to go away next week? I'm sick of being I'll as it's buggering up my counselling, but I'm scared they'll turn me away! Are they allowed to do that?

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    As long as you let them know why you cannot attend, and illness is a legitimate reason not to attend, they don't really have a right to turn you away as contacting them shows you want to engage, you're not just randomly not turning up. I feel like it will be fine and I know its frustrating when you have to miss counselling. I frequently have had to miss mine in the past because I get chronic migraines so I can't really go anywhere during a severe attack. Don't worry, you're doing all the right things

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      Thank you for explaining it to me. I get so worried about letting people down, I am really struggling through my counselling but it's the intensity not where I go. To me I forget it's assault counselling, so think nothing of it. It's only when I'm physically I'll that I remember why I'm there. I've had food poisoning before and have never felt so rubbish.

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    Hiya again Sam, I think I'm the same as you ,about hating letting people down,

    I had a episode today,

    Yes if I have a appointment tomorrow morning I won't sleep at all tonight, just incase I don't hear my 2 alarms, or my taxi is late, or anything happens, then I feel really bad that they've waited for me, and I was late for them or didn't even show up,

    I had an appointment with a new 'motivation' counsellor I've started seeing in last 2 months, it was at 1pm today, I got there at 12-45, so I was early, Now my counsellor and the people he works with know my situation, that I hate going out on my own, and I suffering bad recently with my arthritis in lower back and both knees, So I arrived and the receptionist said oh, Your counsellor had an emergency,he's not been in all day, They all knew my mobile number, and my counsellor does too, so even in a emergency a quick 30 second txt is nothing for him to send me,I am a constant worrier and hardly ever miss appointments, if I do I give plenty of notice, This missed appointment also cost me £10 in a return taxi, So I get internal rages, they have to stay internal or else I would really do something I would really regret, I have been so angry inside myself today, Now I'm expected to turn up for my weekly session with this counsellor on Thursday at 11am, I won't sleep on Wednesday, as I'll be panicking over the slightest thing that could make me late, But after today, I just think ""us"" type of people with something going on in our minds are more thoughtful than the people who are preaching to us how to get better, Writing this has calmed me down a bit, but I'm still fuming so much, Do I sound stupid,??

    I'm sorry but I wanted to answer your question,at last😁😁, do not be or try your hardest not to be scared of telling them your Illinois any way ,shape at all, that is why we see them in the first place because we are poorly in some way, and all our illnesses are connected I think, because stressing out a lot gives us headaches, teethache, from grinding them, and actual food poisoning that crops up to anyone at any-time,

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      Hi Stephen. Thank you for replying to me. I have to see my counsellor on Thursday and I'm really scared, not because of her or their building or anything like that, but letting them down, wasting their time but mainly the association with what we're speaking about. I think your counsellors should at least ring you if they're not there though. Mine did when she was sick with s chest infection. I wish you luck if you do the same for me.

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