Mental Health waiting list over 6 months
As many of our counsellors work privately as well as for the NHS they mention that waiting times to see someone for mental health problem will probably take around 6months.
Other times when visiting your GP you can be given anti depressants and when taken for long periods of time can cause panic attacks and weight gain problems.
People that suffer substance misuse problems and do not have a address will find this process a lot harder. Nick Clegg has used mental health funding and the demand of this service as a part of his lib dems manifesto if he wins the next general election, though a budget that's been decimated by a coalition government can this budget be enough to keep these services afloat.
Mind's coverage of the Deputy PMs mental health service plans
Mind today welcomes a landmark announcement from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of the first ever mental health waiting times standards.
Waiting time for talking therapies forms part of a five year plan, launched today, which sets out how mental health services will be treated as equally as important as physical health services by 2020.
From April 2015, 75 per cent of people referred for talking treatments through the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme will be guaranteed treatment within six weeks, with a maximum wait of 18 weeks. People experiencing psychosis for the first time will start treatment within two weeks of referral, which brings it in line with cancer treatments. more from mind
Why would I need counselling?
Everyone needs at some point in their lives, a chance to talk to someone on a one to one basis in complete confidence. Counselling can be an effective method of overcoming problems such as depression, stress related illnesses, anger management, relationship break downs and many other core conditions.
Integrative therapy encompasses several different models of counselling, and uses them to suit the clients individual needs and complexities, which as you can appreciate are vast and varied. Human beings are very complex and as such operate on many levels both emotional, cognitive and behavioural hence why different therapies are needed to interact with each level.
Integrative Counselling aims to improve your quality of life and make you whole again by integrating feelings, perceptions and resolving any unresolved issues you my have or have had previously.