Dear Dutchman, yes the counselling is private ( it's £40.00) but is not an option to stop at the moment, because I feel she is helping keep my head above water. It is an ongoing form of grieving without the 'reassurance' of a burial. What isn't any more is the unbearable part we're grieving for, and tomorrow it will be different but the same. And the next day. So we have to learn to live with it rather than get over it. My counselling is over the phone, not perfect, but better than the pain without it. Do try again to access counselling - even if you will have to go through the sadness, it might, just might, bring some respite? Take care of you - remember - put your oxygen mask on first. You're no use to anyone dead!I’ve seeked help and had a number of counselling sessions and prior to lockdown was promised 6 more. Everything stopped. The counselling was withdrawn. (Counselling for Carers through the GP)
I’d probably go back to the same counsellor given the opportunity but she’s not working now because of Covid. We built up a good relationship. To start again with someone new is not something I want to do. Done the drugs from the doctor....waste of time. The help I find most accessible is here, on the Forum.
Im interested, where have you found the counselling service, unless it’s private ? I initially went private but it wasn’t carer based and cost £80 a session
Thanks for the comments. Peter