After having spent the majority of my childhood being bullied by peers and people close to me, I went through my life in self-denial, taking on everyone else's problems. After a broken relationship, I became very depressed and relived a lot of my past experiences. I came to the Counselling Directory to find a counsellor close to my home and I found a counsellor. They have helped me to completely turn my life around - I have gone from a painfully shy, self-effacing woman to someone who now knows the value of herself and who is now living her life for herself. My counsellor has taught me that the past can be dealt with and dealing with it gives you strength and clarity. Making contact with my counsellor was the best decision that I have ever made and I would recommend having one to anyone.