Hi ,Thank you I will look into this. I had a couple of nervous/ carer breakdowns early 2018. My own GP was excellent not only in advice, but listening ; then my biological mum ( I am adopted )passed away after a 6 wk diagnosis & somehow that galvanised me into pushing SS etc for helpDear DesperateofDevon, I relate to everything you say, everything. You mentioned wait of 18 months for counselling and I wanted to let you know about online NHS CBT available over most of the country, and I think also in Devon, which is available much more quickly. I was offered my first appointment for Monday, a month after self referral, and the long note I wrote during that process was very similar to your post. My OH has used this service and was very good. You and the therapist type your conversation, which you can of course take part in from home or wherever you wish. Hope it may be of help to you.