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I Had Counselling

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 243 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-18 1 Response Jan 15, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    And...

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

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    my story is a long one. i dont expect anyone to read all of it. ive never told anybody. its driven me crazy and ive seen a counselor about it. i was a buyer and worked in fashion...
    rainydaytoday rainydaytoday 22-25 1 Response Sep 26

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    Myself and my partner have been very lucky and have 3 amazing kids, when we decided 2&a half years ago to try for another it was a very exciting moment for us all. But as time...
    shellB91 shellB91 22-25, F Sep 29

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    I thought I'd try and get Into contact with a teacher from my childhood. I knew she wouldn't be interested. I don't have fond memories of her. She never liked me. But she had came...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I have been brewing over this for months now and I just need a place to vent because I had such a knock to my confidence after working at this café. After I finished high school...
    Lottie8994 Lottie8994 18-21, F Oct 9

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    On thursday last week, I underwent a labiaplasty. The decision to go ahead came after years of thinking about it, then being too afraid, then thinking about it, then being too...
    itwasokay itwasokay 26-30, F a week ago

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    I have had many roommates over the past few years and this year by far is the weirdest experience I have ever had with a roommate. To start of my experience, I am going to tell you...
    PlainGirl PlainGirl 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Hi guys. I'm 22 years old. The History with my girlfriend and I: We dated briefly in high school before she went off to college. She's a girl who is well kept and doesn't look...
    daveR80 daveR80 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I never known anybody who has ever regretted their abortion for the rest of their lives. Forever is such a long time, which was not an exception for me. I had my abortion January...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    You never think it would happen to you, but life can really **** you over sometimes even if it was your fault. When I was 15 I had an abortion, I was forced by my parents to have...
    cnw1 cnw1 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    The story of my frustrating, sad and cake-less birthday So, I woke up early at 5:30 a.m. and did a little aptitude test revision preparation before the written test for the job...
    RainWithoutTheRainbow RainWithoutTheRainbow 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Her name was Amanda. We came together under unusual circumstances. A few years back I moved out to a small town. I knew no one there, and for the first year or so I was pretty much...
    SatantheHornyBeast SatantheHornyBeast 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    Some people want to travel, some want to marry, some want to be rich and live a successful life. From as early I can remember I have wanted a baby. Something that is mine to care...
    lucylou90 lucylou90 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    It was a Sunday morning and I was away from home staying in a cabin by my self with a family that Im good friends with just a short distance away. Oh yeah, about 17 at this point...
    TeijenA TeijenA 18-21, M Sep 29

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    First, I would like to share a bit about myself. I am a 26-year-old woman, of average health, and consider myself more agnostic than anything else. Or at least I used to. I get by...
    amm0714 amm0714 26-30, F Sep 30

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    We all go for haircuts all the time and we do get nervous when we walk into a new salon. I have a tendency to change hairdressers once they mess up. But on this occasion yesterday...
    specialedition1 specialedition1 31-35, M Oct 1

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    First of all I want to thank everyone for sharing their stories, and I wanted to trow mine in there in case it will also be useful to everyone. It was an usual day, I have been...
    Photons Photons 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    This happened in 2011 so about 3 years ago. My dad, my sister and I lived together in an apartment. We had two GORGEOUS dogs (one white, one black) and a cat. The black one was...
    Marries Marries 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    When i was about eighteen i was curious if i took nude photos would anyone develop the film? So i borrowed my sisters camera and used the last few pictures on the roll and took...
    tbobo1 tbobo1 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    This is to all the women having affairs with married men right now. I want to share my story of my experience with having a relationship with a married man, in hopes that you...
    SlashedHeart SlashedHeart 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    Seriously......I've had enough......I can't take any more of his stupid, lame excuses and attempts at guilting me. Am I the only one who sees the ridiculousness in this??? He...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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    This is somewhat of a rant, and I'm not sure if there's a proper group for this post, but anyways... This takes place at work (fast food), and normally the way I carry myself...
    listlesslovely listlesslovely 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I had knee surgery on my left knee on Thursday. Dr said he "cleaned it out". Sounds scary haha. Apparently he cleaned debris out of my knee. Whatever that means. le sigh I woke...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I really need to tell this story without revealing who I am. Thank you for reading if you are and thank you ep for letting me let it all out. It's a long story and I really can't...
    seabird9 seabird9 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I've had my car broken into twice. When I was 16 I had a 2003 Chevy tracker broken into and had my CDs and GPS stolen and they shattered my interior floor lights. However the...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 22

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    I had an affair with mm before I met my husband. I was 19 and an absolute rebellious party girl. My family and I were going to a high profile society event and I went to get my...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I am a bit late for my 10 year anniversary, sorry. I hope that someone, somewhere, is impacted by my experience. This is very personal, and sometimes I treat it as if it is no big...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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