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Back in undergrad I was able to get 3 counselling sessions for anxiety which wasn't very helpful. There wasn't enough time to open up or anything and we just went over a standard overview of CBT. I couldn't figure out how to get help through the NHS/Minds and nothing seemed available in the city I was living in. I don’t know why I wasn't offered anything on the DSA.

I've been dealing with derealisation on and off for many years. This year it’s worse than ever. Sitting in the same room all the time and not being able to go out or socialise, it's gotten extremely difficult to convince myself that the world exists. Even if I constantly go out for walks and stuff, everything I see still looks fake. I almost can't feel anything apart from fear, even that's numb. I can't function, can’t study. Because it’s distance learning, there’s not enough engagement: I can’t bring myself to believe on an emotional level that the degree is real so there’s no motivation to work.

I also think I'm trans. I need help working through a lot of stuff.

I don't have the academic background necessary to do psychotherapy on myself, and can't get to the library to work out what to do. Luckily it seems that the south has better provision. But it all seems so complicated. What's the best place to start? GP? University welfare? Minds? Private? What is most appropriate and fastest? How can I make the most of the support that's available?
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Hello there,

I am so sorry to hear about your situation.

I think the GP would be the best starting point as they will be able to discuss your options with you and also be aware of different organisations they can refer you to or suggest you to self refer. Unfortunately waiting lists can be long but at least go for an assessment and take it from there.

Mind would also be a great place to go to as well. So maybe try Mind and your GP.

I hope you get all the help you need soon!
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(Original post by Dental_Charlotte)
Hello there,

I am so sorry to hear about your situation.

I think the GP would be the best starting point as they will be able to discuss your options with you and also be aware of different organisations they can refer you to or suggest you to self refer. Unfortunately waiting lists can be long but at least go for an assessment and take it from there.

Mind would also be a great place to go to as well. So maybe try Mind and your GP.

I hope you get all the help you need soon!
Thank you.
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