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I Had Counselling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 245 People

    Still In Counselling

    ive been seeing counsellors for years, in total ive had six and now i have to see a phycologist and a counsellor at the same time and the thing is even though ive seen alot ive only just started to make progress to being happier.
    biteme94 biteme94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    How I Got Interested In Counselling

    One day when I walked into the living room, I noticed that my partner at the time was sitting very close to the TV. I said to her that she needed her eyes to be tested. She went to the optician who through their tests but they could not find anything wrong. She was referred to a...
    onlinecounsellor onlinecounsellor 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    New To It

    I just saw a counsellor for the first time a few days ago. I know that ive needed counselling for many years now but never felt ready for it. But now that things in my life are getting worse again my grandma started pushing me to see a counsellor. I have spoken to people online...
    kittymeoww kittymeoww 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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    It's Not For Everyone!

    I have seen many counselors over the yrs and psychiatrists too. None of them were any help for me. At the age of 14 4 out of 5 psychiatrist said I was schizo then changed they're minds to say I had borderline personality disorder to change it again to an emotional disorder. WTH...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27, 2012

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    1 Year Ago

    I had counselling for 1 year to help with my depression. I really liked my counsellor and it helped to have someone to talk to. Of course it didn't take any of my problems away but I felt she understood me better than anyone else and I told her basically everything from my past...
    thesoundofsilence thesoundofsilence 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    Against My Will

    So when I was in 9th grade one of the teachers came to the conclusion that because I read sci-fi novels I mustn't be able to tell the difference between reality and fantasy. To make things better, a friend reported seeing cuts on my arms and before I knew it I was being forced...
    EvanescenceFan EvanescenceFan 16-17 1 Response Jan 15, 2008

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    Counselling Report

    So I went and poured my heart out for two sessions.. guess I've always known why I don't approach people.. (to top it all.. I don't understand what people are saying!!!!) ****! I have a hearing problem.. when it happens, I couldn't understand a thing of what people who talked to...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    It's Nearly Over.

    I've had counselling for nearly a year because my insecurities were taking over my life. My last session is the week and I am excited but scared of being 'alone' again.
    Tinywings Tinywings 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    I Had Counselling

    I had counselling,Wanna know why?It wouldn't have me!
    mrraincoat mrraincoat 46-50 Jun 15, 2012

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    Changed My Life

    I had counselling for a solid 8 months and I am so grateful that I did it. It changed my life and my way of thinking so much. It really helped me deal with everything that has challenged me through out my life and helped me deal with anger issues and family issues that I had...
    NiRiada NiRiada 22-25, F Aug 24, 2011

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    A Couple of Times

    I was in counseling when I was having panic attacks about getting onto a plane for a trip to Europe in '92.  I got on the plane, so in one sense the counseling succeeded, but it brought out a ton of issues with my folks, since they volunteered to participate, too. Then...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jun 29, 2008

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    Somehow I Fell Apart Within A Few Short Months

    It's the start of 2012 and everything was going well for me. My small business was growing as expected, I was getting more hours from my part time job, which allowed me to continue to pour more money into the business and expand it. Fast forward to late March/ early April and I...
    plesto plesto 22-25, T 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    Most of My Life

    I had been back and forth to therapy, for most of my life, dealing with my Social Anxiety and Depression. The first time I had therapy was when I was 15. And it didn't help, just made things worse! That was a year of medications that were bad for me and therapist who had no idea...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    No Biggie

    My older half-sister (older by 8 years) suffered from depression as a teen and eventually started to use drugs. My dad struggled with this for a long time, and when I turned 13, he got me a psychologist to "nip things in the bud", basically. I really liked my...
    spreadtheawesome spreadtheawesome 18-21 1 Response Aug 19, 2009

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    i had it in my ed recovery dint do crap tbh but make me worse i think its waste of time
    xkity123x xkity123x 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 17, 2010

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    I Gave Up On Counseling.

     Since I turned 5 years old until this year, I went to counselling. I gave up on counselors. They're so stupid. The only one I did like and look up to was my school counselor all of elementary school. I owe her a lot of my life. I wish I could meet her again, but I'm 65...
    EddyOakland EddyOakland 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    Is It Worth It?

    I recently started online counselling on Kooth, which seems to be a site I have hoped for for a long time. It's taken a long time to realise I need help, and finding Kooth which means I don't need to face my fears of open counselling, is a huge relief. However, I think I saw...
    temporaryhappiness temporaryhappiness 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    4th Session Is Today

    So - the 4th marriage counseling session will be today.  I scheduled the appointment anyway - told hubby what time, will see if he shows up.  Previously, he said that he will not go back to AA or counsel ling.  He went back to AA, and now here is the big...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    The Goal of Counseling.

    A comment on a friend's story led me to write about what counseling did for me. This was my personal experience with my therapist and what I learned from her guidance.  My  therapist was recommended to me by my family doctor and we were a great match from the start but...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 36 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    For Many Years

    For many years i have had counselling. Only in the last few years have i found 2 people that i could tell anything to. All those years of talking to people, i never really opened up too much except in the last few years i found people that i didn't have to hold back and felt...
    wowpup wowpup 36-40, F 10 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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    And...

    I would rather be suffocated...I can't stand myself now...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F Jul 4, 2009

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    Started Marriage Counselling Today

    Well - today was the first day of marriage counsel ling for hubby and myself.  I'm going to try to write this without crying the whole time, but I'm starting too already, so here goes .... I don't know whether to laugh/ cry / etc.  I went in with hubby.  I...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2008

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