I'm in the UK and have signed up for counselling at my local doctor's surgery... I don't know if anyone has been to these people before- how qualified are they? I've never liked councelling I've had before- I feel I need more in-depth therapy, like a psychologist/psychiatrist because of my problems with paranoia and what I think is partial OCD. I spend my time trapped in my head, if not in ordinary daydreams based LOOSELY on stories I am trying to write, its arguments that happen, memories that replay over and over again and I can't stop them. I shake and twitch to get out of them and I self-injure to get myself out of my head- the old 'physical pain is better than emotional.' I have trouble talking and writing about emotional/personal subjects- the fact that I've been able to get this out is unbelievable. I am going out of my head. Bad memories and imaginary conversations/arguments/shouting matches that I have to hurt myself to get away from. I am 24- this has been growing non stop since I was 14/15. Don't know what this is. Want to get away from everyone. Hate myself. Agony-aunt type counselling just wont help!