"A life of depression, anxiety and low self esteem, followed by anger"

About: Inclusion Matters Liverpool

(as the patient),

Since a young age as far as I can remember I have always felt different, suffering from mood swings anxiety low self esteem and depression. This being a result of being bullied in school and in employment as a young adult.

I assumed as I got older things would be better and I could let go of the past and how things affected me at that time, unfortunately it never. It affected my personal life, social life, basically ruined things as my feelings started to turn to anger, then came mood swings, depression and low self esteem.

Then unfortunate for me when I had children I got ill with postnatal depression, put on medication, counselling was suggested but I repeatedly turned it down as felt very sceptical that it would help or work for me.

Some years later my mental health took a turn for the worst and again counselling was offered, this time I felt I had nothing to lose, it was my last shot.

I took the offering of counselling, and I am so glad that I did, as it has offered me a life line, techniques I am able to use myself, a more strategic and sensible way to deal with my thoughts and feelings, dealing with my anxiety is so much more easier, as is dealing with my anger and depression.

I have so much improved and its down to my counselling and myself, and the ability to put the hard work in and use the techniques I have been taught.

I am simply a happier person now, lots of motivation, and anxiety has almost left me completely.

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Response from Jeanette Warner, Inclusion Matters

Dear mama mia,

thank you for taking the time to write and share your experience of counselling with our service.

It sounds like it was a big decision for you to decide on taking a chance on counselling.

I am so happy for you that this turned out to be a good choice and has made such a positive impact on your life. I am glad that it has helped you to develop techniques and strategies to deal with your thoughts and feelings in relation to your anxiety and depression as well as helping with your feelings of anger.

Its great to know that you feel happier and more motivated. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of Inclusion Matters to wish you continued happiness and best wishes for your future.


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