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OMG: Has anyone here gone to Counselling Services on campus? I think I need to talk to someone. However, I am nervous to go and was wondering if anyone could comment about what it's like? Did it help?

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  1. i went once

    it was good to have someone patiently sitting there listening to my entire sob story of many years

    it went like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders after i walked out

    i didn't need to go back after that

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  2. Yes, I see a counsellor on campus once a month. We take up whatever issues I'm having for an hour, which helps me.

    I'd definitely recommend going. You make an appointment by going to Needles Hall and filling out a couple forms, it's easy. You nothing to lose since the first 10 or so sessions per year are already paid for.

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  3. I feel like it helped me, I got to talk out everything and helped me realize where my problems originated.

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  4. I went in once and it made a world of difference. I was so nervous but I'm glad I went, I hope you find the courage to go in yourself.

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  5. I'm in the same boat. I've been thinking about going for a while now but I always get to nervous. I'll definitely book an appointment now after seeing all the positive feedback.

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  6. I did go once, it was only a quick visit, but it really helped talking about it with someone older and wiser.

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  7. I started going at the end of the Winter term this year. Still go. It helps loads.

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  8. It's helpful, though unless you're in crisis warning that you'll be waiting 2-3 weeks to see someone.

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  9. I used to go bi/monthly. It's very helpful to go into it with an open mind, not looking for a miracle cure. They keep records and it was helpful to see tracks and patterns over the course of time. I slowly made changes and haven't been in a while. Might go just to talk about how things stand now ! BEST OF LUCK !

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  10. I have gone give-or-take monthly since first year. At first I went bc I was new to University and no one else in my family has gone so, although they supported me 101%, I did help alot to hav someone to ask things to and get feedback from who new UW and the type of stress students go through.

    I continued in second year because my dad passed away and that helped alot, just to have an experts opinion and commments and someone to tell all the awkward, uncomfortable, tough moments I hsd hear that they aren't bad.

    I recommend taking the plumge and going. It does help a lot.

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  11. It's great to hear from so many people who gave good things to say about Counseling Services on campus. I've been struggling with depression this year especially, but I can't muster up enough courage to talk to someone even though I need to. Thanks for the input.

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    1. You should go! The counselling on campus is really good and if you don't "click" with the first counselor you get you can ask to try someone else.

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  12. I went once back in Jan. It felt good to be able to talk to someone about the problem but I don't know if it helped beyond that. Then again I didn't really know what I wanted out of the session as all I wanted at the time was to vent somewhere.

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  13. It is great. And to the guy who said "unless you're in a crisis warning to wait 2-3 weeks".

    What you should have said is if you need to to see someone immediately, they leave space to let you in. If you are in an okay position to wait they will prioritize people who are in much more dangerous situations than you. Do not take this as a bad thing. If you are asked to wait, it means you are doing better mentally/emotionally than some of the other students here.


    My first time going I needed to go because of a very traumatic event in my life and they let me in right away.

    Now that I am in a better state of mind I am happy to wait a few weeks since I know that they are helping people who really need it right now.

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  14. They're very busy so my main complaint is that by the time the appointment rolled around, I wasn't in the same negative place I had been when I booked it.

    But back when my issues were less stop-and-go, I booked regular appointments every several weeks and it did help.

    Different therapists make a HUGE difference. I liked the 1st one I went to, but the 2nd was much more on my wavelength and made a much more constructive difference in my life.

    They're not miracle-workers but having someone to talk to about your issues and, occasionally, very gently call you on your own bullshit (aka: help you see other ways of approaching things that are more objective) is invaluable.

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