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Counselor - April 30th 2011, 10:45 AM

I want to start seeing a counselor because I can't carry on like this on my own. I'm going to try and see the school counselor.

I'm not good at talking to new people, and I used to see the old school counselor but I was referred and they knew why I was there. There's a new one now and I have no idea how to start talking to him.

Can anyone give me any suggestions?

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Re: Counselor - April 30th 2011, 01:46 PM

Hey Hester,

I think you are really brave and strong to be admitting you have a problem and thinking about seeing the school counsellor. It can be really difficult talking to new people especially about personal things like your feelings. But at the end of the day the counsellor is there to help you and they should do whatever they can to make it easier for you to talk. They won't expect you to open up straight away and should respect that trust is earnt so it might take you time to talk about things. The counsellor is not there to judge you though only to help and the more you tell them then the more they can help.

During your first appointment the counsellor will probably want to just get to know you and find out a bit about what is happening. All you can do is be honest and tell the counsellor you find it hard to talk to new people and they should accept this.

I hope you do manage to see the school counsellor. Let us know how you get on

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Re: Counselor - April 30th 2011, 02:02 PM

Take deep breaths and take a bottle of water with you. You could tell them what happened with your last councelor and they should probably ask you questions untill you get to know them. The first session will always be the hardest but remember they want to help you and support you and will know how hard it is for you to talk to them. Good Luck! <3 Go in Peace!

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Re: Counselor - May 2nd 2011, 04:16 PM

Don't worry!
Just calm yourself and take some deep breaths.
Everything will be ok.
He will take the lead at the start probably and just let yourself become relaxed and comfortable, and remember the new counsellor is JUST THE SAME as the old one.
Best of luck
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