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02 Oct 2008

looking for a good counsellor in CPT

I' m looking for a good counsellor in the Cape Town region, but don' t know where to go to find these details.

There are so many things not right with me at the moment, and I need to get professional help. Without sounding too cheesy or cliched, I have had thoughts of killing myself.

As a child, I was sexually abused  my family was really messed up (my father was an alcoholic)  and just generally, i was forced to grow up at a very early age.

I' m now 20, and all these things seem to be getting me down. I guess it' s just years of not dealing with things. Previously, I could easily deal with whatever was thrown my way, but now I just can' t seem to cope. I have had thoughts of killing myself, but I immediately change my thought processes, because I know that that is not the answer.

I need to find a doctor that will help me deal with these childhood issues, as well as my self-worth, confidence, trust and, sexuality issues.

I don' t have a lot of money to spend on a doctor, but I have medical aid that should cover for that where possible. I just need to help MYSELF, and i believe that this is the first step.

Please advise.
Your reply will be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance.
Answer 378 views

01 Jan 0001

Try calling FAMSA, which can suggest a number of counsellors in your area, and has some knowledge of costs, and which can make some adjustment according to earnings. I'd also recommend that you seek a counsellor who will deal with ALL your current problems, and avoid one that would wan to focus too exclusively on abuse issues --- they too often are too busy riding their own hobby-horse that they dont' deal so well with your needs
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