I was given the gift of a lifetime
Counselling enabled me to help myself when I was at my lowest. For the first time in my life I was able to break out of self-destructive thought patterns, restoring my confidence and enabling me to regain control again. Most importantly, I was given the gift of a lifetime - the skills to deal with negative feelings and grief. These were the tools I needed to move on. The thought of talking to a stranger about your life can seem very daunting at first, but I soon found that it is what actually makes counselling so effective. You don't have to worry about being judged and you're made to feel comfortable from the get go. I really couldn't recommend the Hope Street Centre more, and I couldn't imagine having gone anywhere else. Taking that first step and picking up the phone can feel like the hardest part, but you really couldn't be in better hands.