Finally I've asked for help


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So after many years of struggle and at the age of 35 and with no direction as to how I can try and reverse this regular doom and gloom that envelops me, I thought I'm going to seek help from a counsellor who can understand my religious, ethnic and cultural background and may be help me for the better.

I'm paying for it so I've gone private but I think it's an investment in my mental health that I've got to do as what else is there to do?

First session was positive - he seems friendly and will keep you updated on it all.


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I'm glad you've taken the first step towards getting help. Good luck! And yes, please keep us updated!


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Great for you! For me, it seems counselling doesn't help me. They just want to hear what they think, not what I'm saying. Or they expect you to do all the talking, that seems to be how it goes. I like advice on the way. it offers insight into what you could do or how things can change. I'm going to work on exercising from now on and always eating ok and trying to help out around the house and being with family. That's enough for me for now.


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Actually some counselor's might give feedback so good luck! Ya, keep us updated!


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That's great! Glad hear that your first counselling session was positive for you. My mother recently started going to counselling to help her deal with her anxiety, and found her initial session positive as well.

I know, it can be quite daunting to open up initially, after years of struggling with anxiety, especially social anxiety. Or that was my experience, at least, when I went to counselling.

Anyway, best of luck to you. :)(y)


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I am glad to hear that you are seeking help through counselling. I have recently thought of trying it again myslef. I went when I was very little. I dont remember much from it. I would love to hear an update.