"Who benefits from Psychotherapy? "
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient) Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Adult mental health (inpatient) NG3 6AA
Posted by pans (as ),
Last year I was seen by psychotherapists at Nottinghamshire Healthcare. I didnt want to see therapists in this trust as it is the trust I work for.
My details are now on the trust computer information system for all my colleagues to access. I am open about my mental health problems, but feel it should be my decision who at work I tell, not for colleagues to come across, they certainly shouldnt be able to access my address and other details, but they can.
The therapists were only really animated when they were asking me about how my work affected my mental health, which isnt my main concern.
The therapists I saw were really uncomfortable when I wanted to talk about my homosexuality. My sexuality has impacted on my mental health, and I wanted to talk about it. The therapists reaction was one of disgust and this made me feel worse about myself.
I thought the therapist was very manipulative. When I said I was discharging myself they made further appointments for me which I attended against my better judgement although they did not have anything constructive to say.
After seeing the psychotherapists I became more depressed and anxious, it has taken me about a year to get over the experience.
A lot of money is spent on psychotherapists, and the waiting lists are huge, I wonder who benefits.