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    Default Finding a counsellor/therapist

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    You can get your GP to give you a referral for a counsellor, or you can try googling counselling services in your area.
    Does your GP generally share your personal issues with your family? If so, perhaps you should consider a new GP, as anything you see your GP for should be confidential!

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    Im pretty sure you can see a private counsellor or psych without a gp referral but expect to pay a lot more. My psych charges $170 per hour full fee if you dont have a mental health care plan.

    If you go to the gp though you should be able to get a mental health care plan which entitles you to sessions subsidised by medicare. I only pay a $50 gap after the medicare rebate.

    Your gp should not be sharing any information you discuss with your family. Im pretty sure thats a massive breach of doctor/patient confidentiality! If thats the case id be reporting him & finding a new gp!

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    Rectified. Thanks.
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    That makes sense, I don't blame you for feeling uncomfortable. Perhaps you could just see another GP as a one off and explain the situation to get a referral that way?

    There are always resources such as beyondblue that you can look at the website or give them a call if you need some help, or someone to talk to. I hope you're feeling better soon, I know that when I'm not feeling on top of my game (I have anxiety issues) it always helps to talk to someone about it because it acknowledges that there is something going on and makes me feel less alone. Best of luck.

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    Rectified. Thanks.
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    Good luck op!

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