The psychologist I have contacted, has let me know she is able to see me. She suggested me contacting my GP to get a referral and a mental health plan, to access some free sessions. Which will be great, so I can get a feel for this person.
I realise you receive very limited sessions via a mental health plan (mental health provision is so underfunded here), so I will need to pay for any outside of that. That’s okay. My husband is stopping using his car soon (due to a new train line) and our outgoings will reduce as a result, which will free finances for any extra health care costs needed.
I also need to see my GP to get my physical health issues followed up appropriately, as the hives, pain etc I have, are not normal. I need to see a specialist about all this. And I’m about 8 years overdue a pap smear… dreading that…. but it needs to be done. So, I have to make the appointment and get it all sorted. Self care, is vital.
Hopeful, but not expecting too much.
Gotta have hope and expect good from people. Whilst remaining vigilant and being careful too.
Update, have an appointment booked for next week.