So, today begins a new chapter. I started to see a new counsellor (hereafter known as HF) today. It was thought beneficial by JB that I see a counsellor on my own to work through issues I have had from growing up.

I went to see HF today and it was an alright appointment. I had the usual reservations of seeing someone new: them not listening, me having to volunteer the information, yadda yadda yadda.

Luckily for me, these reservations seemed to be unfounded. HF seems like he will be good for me. This first appointment was talking about what I would like from the sessions and what I can expect from him.

With about 20 mins to go, we got on to talking about issues from childhood and growing up. He wants to focus on them and not on moving forward as the other counsellors did.

So, I talked about some of the issues and time ran out – just as I was starting to feel ok about it. I have an appointment in 2 weeks time so we can carry on from today.

I will post again on Thursday after my appointment with my psychiatrist (hereafter called LB)