Sophie: Counselling helped me learn to love and value myself
I was at a junction in my life where I didn't know which way to turn. I had just discovered my husband was having an affair and I didn't know whether or not to continue in the relationship, for the sake of our one-year-old beautiful girl.
I used Counselling Directory to find someone to help me and my counsellor's name just popped out at me!
After our first meeting, I knew he could help me, but I never anticipated how life-changing it would be.
For the first time in my life, I was asked to look within myself; to see who I was and what I needed. My counsellor helped me to do this in a gentle yet very effective and moving way and I was overwhelmed at the realisation and understanding of so many difficult things in my life. I met with my counsellor on a weekly basis for approximately four months, until we both realised how far I had come in my recovery.
My counsellor taught me to look within myself for answers and to trust my own instincts - something I had never had the confidence to do before. I felt like I had been asleep for a long time during my life and now I was awake and ready to live it!
Eight months on from discovering my husband's betrayal I am the happiest I have ever been and enjoying my life for what it is. I am completing the divorce and have my own home with my beautiful girl, which is full of laughter and love.
I have learnt to love and value myself and, with this new found strength, I am excited about the future!