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but i am going for it anyways...

i have always been interested in psychology and counselling...so i have decided to do a councelling course in April and A-level Psychology in September...i want to work towards becoming a proffesional counsellor/pschothrerapist...

i want to be able to help people...

my dp and dr have been going through the roof recently but NOTHING seems to be helping in the slightest...

i cannot focus anymore outward...i hardly think about dp/dr at all anymore and yet it is still there...just as strong or stronger than before...i feel like i am really losing myself and others around me and so i feel like if i want to achieve something...i better do it NOW!

so i have decided to just give up...forget about trying to help me out and just to help others out...

it is something i wish i had done when i went to college but i just stuck with what i knew instead of trying something new...

i am a bit frightened about learning more about the mind as that might start me thinking even more and even worse...especially on the subjects on phobias and schizophrenia and all that!!!

what do you guys think?

i might bottle out at the last minute but i do not know....i just do not know what to do anymore...
 

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i think give it a go. if you do find it freaks you out you can always try something else. studying, having some routine and focus might help you :)
 

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Would it be overly extravagant to consider possibly trying to make it onto the staff at the DP research dept. at King's College someday?

I mean, if you didn't think that would be overreaching? (Otherwise,maybe you could just come over here and take over from my current shrink :wink: .)

In any event,sounds like a very worthy goal to me. So I'm with pdr on this one: Give it a go (emotions permitting).

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"Don't try, do."--Yoda
 

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Shadowness, I think it is a wonderful idea. It is something you would really like to do and I say do what is good for you. I believe that people who have lived with problems such as ours and work in this field are great at helping others because they know how it truly feels. Helping others is a wonderful way to help yourself also. Every time you help someone you are showing you who you are. Kind and caring. When you feel lost with the dp/dr you will always know that all the hard work you are doing to help others is teaching you so much about you. I know it may be hard to say this for some but if we put our lives on hold and wait for the right moment when the dp/dr leaves we could miss out on all the wonderful things in life we want to do. It is okay to go for the things in life you want to do even though the dp is there. Remember the dp is part of you right now but some day you will feel better again. Reach out and do your best and remember many people who have suffered from different illness have done amazing things in this life. Good luck to you and be proud of yourself.

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hey, I think that's a really good idea :) You'll have some routine with the studyin etc and you'll benefit so much from learning and eventually helping others out :) All the best with it :)
 

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wow thank you everyone for your replies!

:)

suppose i am just worried about feeling worse when learning about stuff i am going through or worried about going through....but maybe it will reassure me...i might feel better...

the only way to find out is to do it i suppose...

thank you for the encouragement....as i said i might bottle out at the last minute but i really want to give something a real go....just do something COMPLETELY different...

it is not going to happen until near the end of this year but better late than never :)
 

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Shadowness, I think you should go for it.

Since I started studying psychology I have found that no only have I de-mystified the whole subject (a major trigger of anxiety for me was thinking I was going mad) I have greater understanding of the human mind and what makes me tick.

Yes, there are times when you will convince yourself you have every disorder in the book, but ultimately, it has helped me to get better. And I have often thought about how I would love to work for the DP unit, even considered ringing them up and asking if I could do their photocopying and making their tea, just to get a foot in the door. Realistically, it could take 10 years to get on their research team, so I had to knock that idea on the head...
 
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