"Cervical scan and referral for counselling"

About: North Yorkshire and Humber

(as the patient),

I saw my GP, Dr Queenan, on a number of occasions last year because, since the breakdown of my long-term relationship, I had been having my period every fortnight. After our initial discussion, Dr Queenan agreed that I should have some blood tests and an ultrasound scan to check there was nothing amiss physiologically or chemically. However, he also ascertained that it was a very stressful time for me and that maybe I would benefit from some extra counselling. I had already had six weeks of counselling on referral with a service that didn't quite match my needs and I was worried that I was only allowed 6 weeks per year on the NHS as this is what I had been told by another GP. He referred me for longer-term counselling at Let's Talk Hull, where I had a very positive experience of counselling (and which I have written about in a separate story).

Dr Queenan really listened to my concerns and read between the lines to diagnose my needs. I feel he continues to view my issues in an holistic way in order to offer the best treatment.

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