AryaStark wrote:I know that exact feeling and it's incredibly hard. I now have my first AP post and I'm hoping the struggle will ease off now and I can enjoy the journey. I would suggest looking out for other paid posts that aren't an AP post. An AP post isn't needed to get on to the DClin (if that's where you're headed) and there are a lot of other rewarding/enjoyable posts in mental health. Try looking for support worker roles, healthcare assistant or therapy assistant roles. This could lead towards the Dclin or an AP post later down the line. Good luck! Remember to keep going if it's something you really want. The rejection gets to us so much sometimes
I would echo this, but would also add don't confine your search to jobs in mental health. Many roles in physical health could be equally rewarding and help you develop a mass of skills. Not all CPs work in mental health, hence roles in other areas can be equally helpful on the career path.