"Lack of understanding"
About: Let’s Talk Well Being ( IAPT) – Nottingham Let’s Talk Well Being ( IAPT) – Nottingham Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by Amathyst (as ),
I've had counselling which was ok and the counsellor was great, but then I was referred for CBT a few years ago, where I got a therapist I didn't like. I was threatened for discharge twice because I couldn't attend due to being ill. One of the times I couldn't attend was because the therapist said to come straight off of my medication, so I had nasty withdrawal symptoms as well as other health problems at the time. It was ok for them to take two weeks holidays at a time, though.
I've also recently found out that the therapist had an obsession with my weight, blaming my weight for my mental health problems when the person that referred me, a psychiatrist had already stated in a report that I had been abused at a young age and while growing. If the therapist had bothered to get to the root cause of my weight they would have found out that my mental health was the cause of it and so was the abuse I'd endured over the years. Sadly I was not able to complain because I hadn't found out what was said to my Dr until a week ago.
I then stupidly referred myself and saw another therapist, I initially asked for help with my noise anxiety, but they kept switching and saying I had social anxiety then tried to focus on that. After three sessions I felt no better off and felt I had wasted the sessions, as I had not had help with my initial request. I felt that the therapist also tried to blame my mental health onto my weight without knowing any of my history.
I believe that people like these should find out why people are over weight before assuming that's the cause of their mental health problems. People like this could make you feel an whole lot worse, firstly for assuming and secondly because they've not listened to you in the first place. I am truly disgusted by both therapists and won't be using the service again.