Hi, I'd just like a bit of reassurance about counselling. I've seeing a counsellor for a few months after my previous one left, and it hasn't been working for me. I've requested to switch to a new counsellor. I'm feeling quite bad about asking to switch, though I know it's something a lot of people do. Also, I rang up and spoke to the counselling service's reception about it rather than saying anything to my counsellor, which I feel guilty about. It feels quite rude of me, really. But I was feeling uncomfy with the counsellor anyway so didn't see the benefit in making it more awkward. Did I do the right thing? I gave it a good while with this counsellor and I really didn't feel it was working.
I don't think there's a right or a wrong when it comes to this, treetops.
You're the patient here, not your mental healthcare provider, and this care is about your emotional well-being. So, if what you felt most comfortable with was contacting the service versus the counselor directly, I think that's okay.
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