I had some therapy with Maureen at Last stop counselling service some years back. It was a point in my life when I was very broken as a result of entrenched rejection which seemed to impact every facet of my life. I was blinded to the negative impact it was having on my life and unaware of the fact that I had worn a ‘mask’ for most of my adult life.
I had always felt vulnerable discussing my inner thoughts and feelings. Therapy with Maureen introduced me to the concept of self-reflection through journaling and being able to pinpoint those areas in my life that were traumatic and painful. By being able to bring these feelings and thoughts to the sessions, I was able to talk them through and literally felt walls that I had built up throughout life fall down.
My relationships with significant members of my family improved and I felt free to be ‘me’.
As I result of therapy I am in a much better place in my life and have learnt to deal with issues as they arise instead of internalising them.