My GP suggested a while ago that I might benefit from CBT to help deal,withnhaving a chronic condition and gave me the name of someone but I never followed it up. But it was suggested again a couple of weeks ago by another GP who referred me to local service. They sent me one of those ghastly questionnaires asking me about how I had been feeling over the last two weeks; that was the first stumbling block as I have trouble recalling what I did and how I felt the day before!
I got an assessment call from some young girl who went through the questionnaire and like when you go through a check list with BT or the gas board got to the end didn't know what to do with me. And I hadn't a clue what goals I want to achieve. I was offered a pain management course which I don't need so said no. She reported back to her supervisor and I have been offered a phone consultation. Has anyone else tried this? I don't feel comfortable discussing personal issues over the phone with someone I have never met.
I called the counsellor suggested by my GP and she offers CBT and does a clinic near me one day a week. So in a bit of a dilemma here because I can't do both. And there is also the issue of cost as she like many others won't work with BUPA any more.
Any thoughts appreciated.