Bouncing back from Depression and Anxiety

I was going through an extremely difficult phase in my life. On a personal note, I had just gone through an awful break up that had left me feeling anxious, guilty, worthless and depressed for months. I had troubles sleeping, troubles functioning in general with thoughts about the relationship constantly entrapping my mind. I could not escape. I was angry, bitter and in pain all the time. I needed a change and I sought help from a counsellor at SCC.

From the moment I spoke with my counsellor, he had such a calming effect. He took his time in understanding the full extent of my problems and then began working with me internally to build myself back up. It was a difficult journey and there were times I felt like giving up but with his guidance and strategies, I slowly started seeing results. I was less on edge, less depressed, less anxious and eventually was able to enjoy life a little bit more again. That is the greatest blessing he has given me – to be myself once again. He identified internal issues that were long held and began identifying the crux of the problem. It allowed me to see myself in a different light and to stop the cycle of self blame.

Getting help is never easy. Admitting that you need help is just as difficult a process. However, I urge anyone who feels like they need to find a bit of light in their lives to take that step to get help. My counsellor genuinely cares and this isn’t just a job for him, he is so invested in his clients and has helped me in ways that I would never have imagined. I am eternally grateful to this truly kind and giving human being.

– Client A, 2018

It was a difficult journey and there were times I felt like giving up but with his guidance and strategies, I slowly started seeing results.

I was less on edge, less depressed, less anxious and eventually was able to enjoy life a little bit more again. That is the greatest blessing he has given me, its to be myself once again.

Getting help is never easy. Admitting that you need help is just as difficult a process. However, I urge anyone who feels like they need to find a bit of light in their lives to take that step to get help.

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