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    I'm really worried and depressed about myself in general; I feel trapped in life and don't know what I should do. I really want to talk to a counsellor. What should I do?
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    Are you at uni? If so look at the student welfare advice you've been given/is on your uni's website and go about contacting the counselling service.

    Otherwise, go to your GP. It's probably a good idea to see your GP even if you are a uni student, tbh
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    You could try your local Connexions, or try seeing a GP as they will often refer you to one. If you're at school (or uni), check if they have one you can see.

    http://www.connexions-direct.com/

    OP, don't give up hope.
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    Either see your GP, or if you are at uni/college there is probably someone you can see there.
    Otherwise, contact Connexions, or see if there are other similar agencies in your area.
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    You've had excellent tsr responses already, so I can only back what has been said - go to welfare (if in university - and they can then refer you to a counselling service) or if not, go to your GP to get a referral.
    It's better to go about it this way rather than going directly to the counselling service, because I believe that in a lot of places, there is a long waiting list. At least, for me, this has sped up getting myself to a counsellor.
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    Are you at uni? If so look at the student welfare advice you've been given/is on your uni's website and go about contacting the counselling service.

    Otherwise, go to your GP. It's probably a good idea to see your GP even if you are a uni student, tbh
    but most unis have their own GP surgery, i assume? i know mine does
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    (Original post by rooney1000)
    but most unis have their own GP surgery, i assume? i know mine does
    I'd imagine so. What I meant is that I know you don't always have to get your GP involved in referring you on for uni counselling. Oxford's counselling service doesn't require a GP referral or proof of one, afaik. Even if the OP didn't need to get his/her GP involved, I'd say it's probs a good idea to still see them anyway
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    Go to your GP and tell them something about how you feel, and ask to be referred to a counsellor. You may have to state this explicitly - I've found that if you just go 'I'm miserable' they might just go 'oh'.
 
 
 
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