"Problems with pschotherapy and psychiatry,"
About: Royal Cornhill Hospital / General Psychiatry Royal Cornhill Hospital General Psychiatry AB25 2ZH
Posted by Torvean (as ),
I have over the past approx 7 years received both in and out patient care and the majority was good. It was decided that most of my care should be focused on psychological therapies.
I received the due course of psychology and then was assessed by the head of psychotherapy around 5 years ago. I was referred and received helpful psychotherapy sessions. The Dr who did these said that I was suitable for more of these sessions as long as a 6 month break had passed. I felt ok after 6 months but was struggling after about 18months and asked to go back.
Its from this I have been messed around. The department deny he said I could have more sessions. I have not been seen by any trained health professional from the department in over 5 years yet they want me to attend a therapy group that my psychotherapist told me would not be beneficial for me. How can I be believed suitable for a certain therapy when no one has assessed me through psychotherapy in 4 years.
So I am left with no recent assessment by a psychiatrist ( yes medication did not work in the past. However scenarios can change and medication combinations have not even been tried). I feel I am being coerced to attend a therapy group for people who have a condition that I do not have.
My depression has been getting progressively worse since the start of the year.
Lack of support has meant that I had to quit my job this year and I feel that I am left to struggle on my own. I would like to note that the OT tried to help but felt I was not well enough at present.
Also with my ESA and PIP assessments due all at the same time I feel I have no one to help me with this and no ones name to give for back up evidence. If I do not get this and I am refused this will put a lot of pressure on me which I feel is unfair.