Is it worth seeing a counsellor although they don’t specialize and don’t have much experience with Eating Disorder and Self Harm?
I have been to the school counsellor in the hopes of getting help for my ED and SH (mainly ED). She doesn't specialize in ED. Sometimes I find it embarrassing to talk to her about it because she doesn't specialize in ED, and I feel so ashamed. I'm always scared of telling her something very embarrassing, gambling in return that I will get help for it.
Is it worth keep going to see her? It has helped a little when I saw her weekly, but I mainly 'stopped' my behaviours because I got so embarrassed and ashamed of telling her about it.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
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- Thread Starter
- 09-08-2016 08:27
- 09-08-2016 17:19
Don't necessarily need a specialist in eating disorder or self harm as long as they have some experience and enough knowledge to not cause more damage. I think if it is creating a barrier for you, then it is important to you to have a specialist and so you should seek one out. The therapy isn't going to work if you feel to ashamed to open up
- 09-08-2016 17:26
in my experience it hasn't helped, but that may have been because my non-specialised counsellor was rubbish and thought that my depression and anxiety could be cured by "going out". I would at least give it a try first if it's all you have access to right now, and if it doesn't work and it's doing nothing for you, then you could look for a specialist!
- 15-08-2016 10:47
there's no reason a non-specialist can't still give you a lot of help and support with an eating disorder - they will still have heard all of this before and will still have a lot of knowledge