One day in late January 2013 I hit rock-bottom having worked 6 - 7 days a week for around six months with only the odd day off to recuperate. The stress of deadlines and an ever-increasing pile of work finally did it for me and on that particular day I could barely function. I didn't to go to the doctor to get signed-off (it would have been a formality) but I wanted to speak to someone who knew how to get me back on track. I Googled for counsellors and found a Counsellor and they had managed to fit me in the day after I called which was a real relief. Within a few minutes of first meeting them I felt I'd met someone who knew how to help me and understood what I needed to do to in order to reduce the stress levels and to relax. It meant practical changes at work to reduce the workload, learning to say 'No' sometimes when asked to do extra (not as easy as it sounds) and re-connecting with my family who I'd been neglecting. We met once-a-week for three months and by late April I felt completely back in control of not only work but life in general. What I liked about our sessions was that my Counsellor patiently dug around into my background to see what had compelled me to work in the way that I had and made me see that although it might partly be nature there is also a reasonable dose of nurture that started in my teens and has carried through until the present day. I told my Counsellor things I've never told anyone else and from that point-of-view it was a very revealing process. I'm very grateful to my Counsellor for being able to help me and I can highly recommend a Counsellor to anyone else in a similar situation.