"Long wait for counselling"

About: Sheffield PCT

(as the patient),

I have just been receiving counselling from my doctors for depression. The problem was that it took 9 months to get it and it’s only for so many weeks. The lady I was seeing extended my sessions. The problem is caused by having a daughter that took drugs and is now drinking. This problem has been on going for nine years. Luckily I found a group called Roda years ago but was not able to attend for a while because of work this is why I ended up needing counselling. I have managed to now start back at Roda. The problem is Roda is having its funding cut in Nov this year so what will happen to people like me and believe me there is many more like me. This group to me is a very important lifeline.

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