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I'm going to see a school counsellor ASAP, but what I was wondering was if anyone on here has ever been to one? I never have before and I don't really know what to expect.
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I'm going to see a school counsellor ASAP, but what I was wondering was if anyone on here has ever been to one? I never have before and I don't really know what to expect.
as i understand it they are annoyingly exceedingly ridiculously nice and understanding.
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I'm going to see a school counsellor ASAP, but what I was wondering was if anyone on here has ever been to one? I never have before and I don't really know what to expect.
Not a school counsellor, but a proper one. They can be good if you are prepared to put a bit into it.
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as i understand it they are annoyingly exceedingly ridiculously nice and understanding.
Don't know where you're from, in my area they're not!
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Don't know where you're from, in my area they're not!
what, they laugh at you're problems?
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I'm going to see a school counsellor ASAP, but what I was wondering was if anyone on here has ever been to one? I never have before and I don't really know what to expect.
the first one i saw was an absolute witch - she didnt belive a word i said...so once i was old enough not to go, i didnt ( i was under a court order to see one until i was 16 years old)

the second one i saw was lovely.

in our first session (with both) we just sat and talked about me, who i am, what im up to in life, what was the factors in deciding to come and seek councelling..basically they try and decide what type of person you are.

the second session is always much more helpful than the first and is when they usually decide how best to go about your problems.

the most important thing is to tell them what you think, dont hold things back because you feel silly saying them, they're there to help you but they cant read minds.

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I think i need to talk to a councellor... But I can't do it. I can't physically talk to someone face to face about my life. The words just won't come out. I admire people who go to talk to councellors. But I just couldn't do it...
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I think i need to talk to a councellor... But I can't do it. I can't physically talk to someone face to face about my life. The words just won't come out. I admire people who go to talk to councellors. But I just couldn't do it...
Yeah, I know what you mean. The only time I've really talked in any depth about any of my problems was when I like broke down in front of my music teacher, and he was sweet cos he talked to me for like half the morning. I need to see a counsellor, but I don't think it's going to be easy, by any means.
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Counsellors are lovely . I'm going to go and see a "CBT" person next term - crikey!
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Yeah, I know what you mean. The only time I've really talked in any depth about any of my problems was when I like broke down in front of my music teacher, and he was sweet cos he talked to me for like half the morning. I need to see a counsellor, but I don't think it's going to be easy, by any means.
I just couldn't talk to anyone. My mate tried to get me to go. She told her psychology teacher a little bit about me (i don't know her psychology teacher and she doesn't know me) which I was kinda angry about, but at the same time kinda relieved that someone had asked for help for me. Anyway, her teacher said to go to the college councellor. She tried to get me to go but I kept refusing. In the end I said I would go if we pretended we were going to ask for some information to help a friend. When we got there, much to my relief, the college councellor wasn't there. She must have been on lunch or something. And I'm considering that as a lucky escape. But I know I really should go...
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what, they laugh at you're problems?
Well, not laugh, but more "I'm sure you're lying" or "I'm sure that isn't tru". Unhelpful and grumpy. She probably laughed/cackled behind our backs.
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Yeah, I know what you mean. The only time I've really talked in any depth about any of my problems was when I like broke down in front of my music teacher, and he was sweet cos he talked to me for like half the morning. I need to see a counsellor, but I don't think it's going to be easy, by any means.

I can understand entirely...I have never told anyone my problems, which I guess is a bad thing because everything is locked up inside, creating immense pressure. Sometimes it can be so intense that pain would shoot up my neck and make my head hurt real bad, other times I go through periods of not eating or binging., the worst thing is probably when I resort to drink…its lovely to wake up in the morning with overwhelming pressure and having to drink half a bottle of vodka to take the pain away…but hey it works! I would like someone to talk to but, im scared...I don’t think i can trust anyone …ive been let down too many times.

I honestly wouldn’t go to a counsellor, because it gets put down on your medical record and that really isn’t good for when you apply to university and prospective employers...I posted something about it on the 'repercussions of going to the doctor thread'. It just tends to be a passing black cloud, and if things get really ****ty just take painkillers…just don’t reach out for the drink, seriously.

Dude...you have permission to add me to you signature if you ever want...
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I honestly wouldn’t go to a counsellor, because it gets put down on your medical record and that really isn’t good for when you apply to university and prospective employers...I posted something about it on the 'repercussions of going to the doctor thread'. It just tends to be a passing black cloud, and if things get really ****ty just take painkillers…just don’t reach out for the drink, seriously.
I'm shocked... why should it go down on your uni application? That's so unfair.

Sorry to hear about your problems, that sounds awful
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I'm shocked... why should it go down on your uni application? That's so unfair.

Sorry to hear about your problems, that sounds awful

It doesn't, they ask for medical references and your school has to pass them on...
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i feel so left out

i've never cut myself

i've never had panic attacks

i've never had counselling

this forum is making me feel like a freak
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i feel so left out

i've never cut myself

i've never had panic attacks

i've never had counselling

this forum is making me feel like a freak
We really are 2 of a kind
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I can understand entirely...I have never told anyone my problems, which I guess is a bad thing because everything is locked up inside, creating immense pressure. Sometimes it can be so intense that pain would shoot up my neck and make my head hurt real bad, other times I go through periods of not eating or binging., the worst thing is probably when I resort to drink…its lovely to wake up in the morning with overwhelming pressure and having to drink half a bottle of vodka to take the pain away…but hey it works! I would like someone to talk to but, im scared...I don’t think i can trust anyone …ive been let down too many times.

I honestly wouldn’t go to a counsellor, because it gets put down on your medical record and that really isn’t good for when you apply to university and prospective employers...I posted something about it on the 'repercussions of going to the doctor thread'. It just tends to be a passing black cloud, and if things get really ****ty just take painkillers…just don’t reach out for the drink, seriously.

Dude...you have permission to add me to you signature if you ever want...
I think I know how you feel.
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I'm shocked... why should it go down on your uni application? That's so unfair.

Sorry to hear about your problems, that sounds awful
Erm, I know you have to list any disability, but I don't remember having to note health probs or mental health ones, but I could be totally wrong unfortunately. I wasn't aware of any medical references.

I know there are future consequences of getting counselling (it's spelt with an s, most common mis-spelling I ever see on the net!) but if you want to see a counsellor, then you should. It's better to get it treated than to let it fester.

Blissy, what's CBT?
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We really are 2 of a kind

don't knock it till ya try it team mate
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It's better to get it treated than to let it fester.

Now without sounding like a cynic, its actually better to try and deal with problems yourself...people like me get used to it. Think about it, if you cant help yourself than no one can. Counsellors are just people like anyone else, theyre not going to be much more help than a friend. Theyre only there to listen and offer alternatives, and you have the upper hand from there; its all up to you.
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