So I have been picking at my skin for as long as i can remember and have managed to scar the entirety of my body. It goes through phases of bad and ok depending on stress levels. My doctor keeps on at me to get councelling to deal with the anxiety and OCD side of things, but I really just hate talking to strangers who simply do not understand the issue. I have tried CBT before, but the councellor was more depressing than I was and just made me feel stupid and childish. I want to be able to stop and try and heal my scars as much as I can. I am fed up of this constant urge to scratch. I miss out on the nice clothes that show off shoulders and your back and I never learnt to swim well because I couldnt bear having my scars and wounds on show. My boyrfriend is unbelievably good about it all, but I feel like I have given him a bad deal and just want to look good for him and myself. So, if anyone has found concelling useful or has any handy tips I am all ears.