Thinking about seeing a counselling or psychologist.
Answered 2 years ago
For the past couple of years I have been thinking about going to a counsellor or a psychologist. I just want to talk to someone about how things that are happening in my life and how I am feeling. Also, maybe look at how I could boost my self esteem. However, I don’t know what I would say if they ask me what my problem is or why have I come to see them. I feel my problems are small compared to some other people and that I would be wasting the counsellors time. Also, what’s the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist, and how do I choose a good one? I can’t ask other people for recommendations, as I don’t know anyone else who goes to one.
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1. I am unable to decide who to go to.
2. If I choose one, I feel like I can’t ring up to make the appointment as I would burst into tears over the phone.
3. If I did go to see someone, I would feel that what I discuss would not be kept confidential.
4. How do you bring up how you are feeling without looking like an idiot.
5. How do you start a discussion when you can’t pinpoint one particular issue you want to discuss.
I really want to, I’ve shared with my partner and sisters that I want to go see one cause they couldn’t give me any advice or help me with what I’m going through.. I honestly felt attacked lol they were like “what the hell, why? No!” Um I just told you but ok 😶🙃
They aren't meant to judge you
Mental health is just as important as anything and your feelings are just as important as anyone else’s
Do not think that because your problems aren’t as huge as other people’s then you’re wasting their time. Not at all. Life is stressful. We all deserve to be heard.
Maybe your first step should be a visit to your GP
To get a mental health care plan. A good therapist will know the right questions to ask. Good kick
(Although personally I'm not sure why anyone would. A lot more opportunity in psychology!)