AB Derby

So where do I begin. I started counselling with Patti just less than a year ago, I was going through a very painful break up from my girlfriend at the time. I was very confused and in a lot of pain. I wasn’t eating or sleeping properly and I felt as though I couldn’t talk to anyone. I always felt that, because mental health was such a big deal nowadays, I would just fade into the background and I didn’t want to burden people with my problems.

It was at this point that I decided to seek help from Patti.
Once I began talking to Patti I realised straight away how helpful it can be to talk to someone completely impartial.

Patti was so supportive and gentle in her approach, she allowed me to open up at my own pace and I didn’t feel any pressure. She would ask me questions that I didn’t even know I needed to answer but in the end they helped me so much.

I had never gone through a period in my life where I didn’t feel like myself, but once I had split from my girlfriend it felt like a piece of me was missing. Patti helped me realise that I had given too much of myself to my relationship and that in doing so I had lost a lot of who I was. She left me with some of the most important advice that I have ever received which was that you must learn to be happy on your own before you can be happy with someone else.

As I’m writing this now I feel as though I have turned a massive corner. For the first time in a long time I am back to being myself.

Patti, I cant thank you enough. You’ve taught me so much in so little time. Thank you for being there for me and supporting me when I felt so alone.