So we start again...

After continually putting it off for the good part of a year, due to a combination of lazyness, forgetfulness and a good old irrational anxiety of the mere action of phoning up to make an appointment, I finally saw my doctor again today. The main purpose was to ask about possible treatments for my shyness/social anxiety as I had pitifully only attended one session with the counsellor I was referred to previously due to my annoyance that he continually suggested I should maybe look to re-enter education even though I had no interest in doing so. In hindsight, it might have aided him if I had actually spoken aloud and told him that I had no interest in such a pursuit rather than merely thinking it. My doctor appeared to give me short shrift when I told him I was looking to start sessions again after so quickly abandoning it last year, giving me a condescending lecture despite me explaining in the first place that I was aware I had been silly in doing so (or not doing so in this particular case.) I was hoping to ask questions about cognitive behavioural therapy and possible medication but as I looked to avoid further moaning, I lost my train of thought because I just wanted to leave. I guess I''ll ask the counsellor about these now. Someone will contact me next week and I will certainly give a real go this time.