Thanks hangingbasket. I have been referred through to the mental health team for absolutely ages now, and they keep promising me cbt - they agreed on a - funnily enough - 6 week cbt course as a group session thing. Sounds like they are fobbing me off for something which you claim is already a free service. What a joke. The amount of assessments ive had and the amount of times i've told them my condition is severe, my doctor even agrees that I need serious intervention, and they basically hand me a plaster for a bullet wound. So annoyed right now. I mean when you are sticking your fingers down your throat because you are so mentally ill and when its been a year and 4 months since the onset of severe anxiety and your condition has gotten worse not better you would think I would entitled to some proper help no? I actually had more and better help from drugs counselling teams, but I quit out of my waiting list for them again because for one I am clean, and for two I thought that cbt was becoming available to me imminently - its been becoming available imminently for nearly a year now.
The worst thing is I have been told this is the only thing available to me by the mental health team, I am not entitled to any one to one help as they 'dont offer that service'.