Hi, just joined. I was recommended counselling for my depression about 6 months ago, all initially seemed ok and my general mood seemed better. I then had to change my counsellor and things have gone downhill these past few weeks - I am now not sleeping well at all and have felt very "angry" in certain situations causing me to become verbally aggressive, this is not "me" as I consider myself a placid individual who manages to get along with anyone. Due to one of my angry rants (and, I suppose, my negative, apathetic, behaviour the past few weeks) my wife has left me to spend some time with a relative. She did this to help me "get myself sorted" - her departure and what the future holds for us has made me really hit rock bottom. Now all my wife's family will know of my problems and I feel I will become more isolated from them also. I made an emergency appointment with my GP who has prescribed Citalopram 20Mg once a day - if tablets help I will take anything and try to cope with any side effects. I's only day 2 of these pills so will wait and see how things go.
I don't know whether the counselling I am now receiving is stirring up too much "stuff" but I am unsure whether to continue with my current counsellor or find someone a bit more experienced. Must say the GP was keener to give me the medication than discussing counselling options/types.
Thanks for reading this - at least I feel someone will have been in a similar situation.