We all face difficult times in our lives, and sometimes this can leave us feeling overwhelmed, frightened, anxious or unhappy. This might be as a result of illness, work issues, bereavement, relationship troubles, or maybe it feels unexplained.
It’s common to feel isolated at these times and not know who to talk to.
Counselling can help you to explore and express your thoughts and feelings, gaining insight into your situation so that you can identify improvements and solutions.
Asking for help can change your life. It only takes a short phone call or drop us an email for further info.
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I had a wife, two great teenage children, a decent job and earned a good salary. I thought everything was going ok, but I started having problems sleeping. Then there were some aches and pains in my neck and back, nothing serious but enough to pray on my mind. I was becoming more and more tired and when I got home from work, I just sat in front of the t.v. I couldn’t be bothered doing anything so I presumed I was coming down with something and it would go away.
After a lot of pushing from my wife, I saw the doctor. He said I had depression. I didn’t believe him and ignored all his suggestions, but I kept getting worse and couldn’t snap out of it. I felt like such a failure and so ashamed. I was very dismissive when I heard about people with depression. I suppose I thought they were weak or just lazy. It certainly wasn’t something that would happen to me. But it did and it was very frightening.
Eventually I realised I needed help and that was the best decision I ever made. My recovery took quite a while, but I owe my return to health to the support of my family, counsellor and doctor. I couldn’t have got through it without them. Now I see people with mental health problems very differently and I hope my story will encourage them to ask for help. At certain points during my illness, I was ready to give up completely. I’m so grateful I didn’t.