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Welcome to the forum, Jules, from another of the Kent contingent!
I'm sure you'll find it a good place to be for information and support. If you fancy a chat over the garden fence, just join in on roll call.
Jx
I know what you mean, Eun. I've had mixed experiences of counselling. I think it's been down to personalities etc but also my willingness to being counselled. I was in 'the right place' mentally and emotionally after my big sister passed away, but was too busy dealing with realities after losing my ...
I hope you manage to sleep and get some of your strength back ready to hold your ground.
Take care
Jx
Hi Libby Welcome to the forum. You've got a great deal on your hands at the moment, being pulled in several directions at once. The feeling of wanting to run away is a warning sign. Please drop everything and get to a GP ASAP and tell him/her what you've told us. Surgeries have emergency appointment...
I've just found the following which explains what counselling is, what it is not, as well as how and why counsellors act as they do: http://www.bacp.co.uk/crs/Training/whatiscounselling.php And here is some information about the grief cycle that Jenny may have alluded to: http://psychcentral.com/lib...
Hi BB, sending waves and a hug! Hold on in there. You've made a good move in seeking support. I've also seen different counsellors and, as Mumwhocares says, it's a mixed bag. You have to feel comfortable with the person as well as the counselling they provide. Remember, the initial assessment is the...
First of all some big virtual hugs, Maz - you definitely need them. You also need some sleep and support. Make sure you tell all the professionals exactly what you've told us - that you can't function or cope and that you need help now. As LittleWren suggested, ask SS for an emergency respite admiss...
I recognise that feeling, Ladybird. As several of us here will attest, it takes a long time to move on and find purpose again - but you will...slowly and a little at a time. We are here for you.
Be gentle with yourself.
Jx
The 'Why we are here' section makes it clear that the forum is about carers who support loved ones: https://www.carersuk.org/about-us/why-we-re-here I didn't see the original posts but have seen many others that ask newies to be specific about who they care for so forum members can give the best adv...
Happy birthday, Sprinter. Time for some 'me time'!
Jx