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Advice on finding a good 'alternative' Therapist as well as a CBT Therapist - Derby

GothOnWheelsGothOnWheels Member Posts: 18 Connected
edited July 2018 in Mental health issues
Hi again

I am really struggling to know where to start, and have now lost my will to live in the scope community search bar.

I have a lot of complex issues so let's start with the Easy one. I need to find a good CBT therapist that isnt from Trent PTS, that will be able to help me work on my NEAD (NonEpileptic Attack Disorder). My NEAD relates to my Fibromyalgia and is affected by similar things, such as emotional distress. I have been advised to have CBT, to help me with my triggers and similar stuff. I previously didn't get on with CBT but have been advised if it is focused on my seizures i may get on better, also if its not through Trent PTS as it was last time. Does anyone have any reccomendations on where to start? As I'm not 100% sure what to look for in a therpist etc.

Now to the kind of complex bit, apologies in advance.

I have a lot of 'issues' relating to multiple parts of my life. These range from disability related, to food, weight, and a whole mess of other things - a lot of which stem from bullying throught my childhood development. I have a vague idea where a lot of it comes from, so know i need to start getting a handle on it if i want to start getting better - both mentally and physically.

This is where the problem lies, as I have been in and out of 'Talking Therapy' since i was about 13/14; first with CAMHS and then with school and college apointed councellors. None of that helped me, and in fact in some cases made me worse.

I have been looking into the possibility of some form of Arts therapies, as i used to do it as a job (one of the main reason i got into that line of work is i knew it would have helped me if i had gotten access to it). Does anyone know of any Arts based therapies, or similar, in/around Derby, as It's been a bit difficult to research.

Many thanks
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,652 Scope community team
    Hi @GothOnWheels, sorry to hear you are struggling with these issues. I hope someone in the community is able to help with this and that you are able to find something that is beneficial for yourself. Please do continue to connect with the community- your thoughts are really appreciated!
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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2018
    Hi @GothOnWheels, thanks for sharing this with us!

    Have you had any inout from Talking Mental Health Derbyshire at all? It could be worth speaking to your GP about a referral to this or another service, who might then be able to help you access the specialist CBT/art therapy you're interested in. Art Therapy Derby may be something else to look into, too!
  • GothOnWheelsGothOnWheels Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi @GothOnWheels, thanks for sharing this with us!

    Have you had any inout from Talking Mental Health Derbyshire at all? It could be worth speaking to your GP about a referral to this or another service, who might then be able to help you access the specialist CBT/art therapy you're interested in. Art Therapy Derby may be something else to look into, too!
    Apologies for not getting back sooner, there's been a lot go on. I looked into both of those and have managed to get on one with Dealing with my issues, and Art Therapy Derby have said that if i can't find anywhere wheelchair accesable that she will try and help me. Thank you so much for your advice <3
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