Understanding My Past and Equipping Myself for a Better Future

I never thought I would go for counseling, as I felt there was a stigma against it. However, a major life event put me through a period of depression and made me want to make a change to the person I was.

Since I was young, I have always had emotional problems; I was called a problem child. I grew up with a bad temper and had a lot of insecurities about myself. I survived most of the thirty years of my life this way, making up for what I lacked by pursuing achievement for achievement’s sake and getting into relationships that did not make me happy.

Through the many sessions, I learned to be more self-aware and reflective of my emotions and actions. I also understand better why I am the person I am today, and how I can take steps to change myself for the future. I take comfort knowing that I am better equipped to handle myself as a person, though I also know that this is only the start of the journey. There are still stones left unturned, that I will need to face sooner or later.

Thank you for being a good listener, mentor, and for being a friend.

– Client A, 2018

I never thought I would go for counselling, as I felt there was a stigma against it.

Through the many sessions, I learned to be more self-aware and reflective of my emotions and actions. I also understand better why I am the person I am today, and how I can take steps to change myself for the future.

I take comfort knowing that I am better equipped to handle myself as a person, though I also know that this is only the start of the journey.

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