After weeks and weeks of staring at an intimidatingly long list of local psychologists, I finally worked up the courage to call one. I spoke directly to her and she seems really nice. I have made an appointment for next week and I am so nervous but really proud of myself.
I explained my financial situation and she is happy for me to go to her through the mental health plan or to work something out if I need it. Tomorrow I will to go back to my GP to get a referral and do all of the necessary paperwork. (I made two appointments in one day!)
I just hope this new psychologist is a good one. Either way, I undoubtedly blog about my experiences!