I'm really struggling to cope with some issues concerning my sexuality. I've known I am attracted to people of the same sex (women) since I was 11, I'm now 23 and it hasn't got any easier to deal with. I've battled depression for at least 5 and a half years. I thought I'd beaten it or had the depression under control but it's just getting worse really because I don't talk about any of the things bothering me that's causing the depression and I'm worried I'm going back towards the path where I end up feeling suicidal like I did a few years ago when I was a uni.
Does anyone know where I can talk to someone for free? Can I get some counselling if I go and talk to my doctor about it? I know my doctor's going to just try and put me on medication but I've been on it before, it was horrible and I don't want to rely on medication.
I know I can talk to someone at The Samaritans but I'm not able to talk to them over the phone because I don't really have any personal space where I can talk freely and I don't really want to use the online service, it feels really impersonal and you get replies from a different person after each message. I think it would be better for me to talk to someone face to face.
If anyone knows of any free LGBT counselling I can have that would be even better but I'll be grateful for anything.
Free (LGBT) counselling or any counselling Watch
- Thread Starter
- 06-04-2013 14:36
- 07-04-2013 01:51
You can get counselling through the NHS, you just have to go to your GP and explain how you are feeling and that you would like to speak to a someone.
They won't necessarily put you on medication.