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Topic: Corona prison.

6 posts, 0 answered
  1. Yelah90
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    11 posts
    2 August 2020
    Hi i have no professional help. As i thought i found a new counsellor
    So i told my psychologist. I would like to try my counsellor. I've had 5 or 6 sessions
    The last session I had with my counsellor, I asked if she could come along and support me at my drs appointment
    Anyways we get there and there was a mucked up. The nurse was laughing at the situation which made me feel embarrassed so i kinda went back into my shell, no eye contacts. We get home my counsellor and I were chatting g then she said I acted like a 6 or 7 years old. I found that really hurtful. And plus I had someone over and they heard it too. Which made me feel really low.
    Now due to being stage 4 lockdoen. I feel like my house and my head are becoming prisons. With no escape. I tried to tell someone and they said oh well don't feel sorry for yourself.
    Feels like I'm just digging the hole deeper. And with no professional help now. I don't know what to do..
  2. Sophie_M
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    3133 posts
    2 August 2020 in reply to Yelah90
    Hey Yelah90, thanks for reaching out on the forums tonight. We're so sorry to hear of your recent experience with a new counsellor. We can imagine hearing these comment would've been very hurtful and embarrassing and we're sorry you had to go through this. Please know that many in our community have had similar feelings and understand. Hopefully, a few of them will pop by and offer you some words of kindness and support. 

    If you feel up to it, we'd recommend reaching out to our Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service. The website will be regularly updated with information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during this time. You can also call our dedicated support line, staffed by mental health professionals, which is available 24/7 on 1800 512 348.

    We hope that you keep checking in to let us know how you're going, whenever you feel up to it. 
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  3. M99
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    48 posts
    2 August 2020 in reply to Yelah90

    Hi Yelah90,

    I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with your new counsellor. I don't think that was right of her to say that to you.

    I can understand how this must have felt really demeaning and offensive to you. Given the stage 4 lockdowns you must feel as though your options of freedom and distractions are limited, leaving you to only confront your thoughts and mind.

    This can be frightening if you have unwanted thoughts or negative emotions, but I want to assure you that you are not alone. Always feel free to contact us at beyondblue or continue using the forum chat rooms. I recommend during the lockdown restrictions to try a few new activities or hobbies, this will make you feel more liberated and free as well as less imprisoned to your home and mind.

    Some activities I recommend and personally enjoy is writing. Sometimes writing can be a very effective method in processing thoughts, emotions and daily events. The second activity is reading self-help books, this is very inspirational but also practical advice for making effective lifestyle changes. The third activity I recommend is trying to get some exercise in where you can, even just walking around the room! This is important for maintaining physical and mental health.

    Are there any activities or projects that you are interested? If so, I think this will be a great time to pursue those endeavours. Perhaps this will aid you in feeling less confined.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care

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  4. romantic_thi3f
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    2678 posts
    3 August 2020 in reply to Yelah90

    Hi Yelah90,

    Thank you for your post and for sharing how things are going - I'm sorry you've had that experience with a counsellor; I can't imagine it was nice to hear especially when you specifically wanted her to be there for you with the doctor. I'm always so upset when I hear of stories such as yours - and like Sophie M and M99 said, you're not alone in this.

    I'm thinking it might be helpful to try and build up your support system again? So that you can have people who are there for you and not dismiss how you are feeling?

    The forums might be able to be a part of that, and you can also use the Coronavirus Support Line as well.


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  5. Billiee
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    9 posts
    5 August 2020

    Hi Yelah,

    Thank you for sharing and I am sorry to hear about how you're feeling. How are you feeling today ?

    Don't take the nurse laughing to heart and let him/her discourage you. I try and think in these situations that someone like the nurse just 'isn't at capacity' and once you can notice that they aren't at the same level of consciousness as you are then it becomes their problem and the negative feelings are shifted from you to them.

    I'm very sorry to hear that you are in lockdown, I have some people close to me in the same situation.

    I can understand theres only so much you can do whilst you're at home but perhaps create a schedule of daily tasks you can complete with time frames to ensure your keeping busy. There are many people in your situation so don't feel like your are alone in this, you've done great at reaching out.


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  6. Yelah90
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    11 posts
    13 August 2020 in reply to Sophie_M
    So i feel so alone. The only person who hangs out with me is the my support worker, who I pay.
    Just not sure what to do anymore..

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