I had my first session of counselling and have never accessed any form of counselling before, so didn't know what to expect.., hence checking if anyone here can shed any light on my experience.....
I guess counsellors have to follow certain "scripts " telling you about sharing information if you are a risk to yourself or others etc, and maybe taking about their counselling style- but during my one hour session, the lady freaked me out a bit; talking by about treatment options that are not yet being considered or explored and telling me about how some other clients feel and what other clients do (I was shocked about hearing about other clients/ no names were mentioned though)
I didn't cry or even open up, but I know I'll find this hard, I'm such a private person and apart from my partner no one knows, I've not told my best friends, family or anyone- as I know people's comfort and sorrow would cause me to absolutely crack and I'm scared to fully breakdown. I try to hold it together.
Long post/ turning into a blog (sorry!)
I guess my question is: if there is only one specialist fertility counsellor I can be referred to, should to try a second session or is talking about treatment options that are not current being considered possibly more detrimental for me?
Second question is: is there any one on this forum who hasn't shared their fertility struggles with anyone other than their partner? I'm wondering how sustainable this is? I really don't want my family or friends to know (hence thinking counselling was a good idea, as I KNOW I need emotional support)
Thanks in advance for any replies, tips, etc