"lf you told me in advance you how much my counselling sessions would have helped me, I never would have believed you. lt's not just the help, support and having someone to share things with, but it was the encouragement I received to help me to regain my confidence and self-esteem, which had been reduced to almost nothing. As the sessions progressed week on week, thanks to my counsellor's help I was able to not only find the strength to tackle the problems I had, but to go further and understand more about myself as a person. This is invaluable information that, in the hectic world in which we all inhabit, I might not have had a chance to discover had it not been for my counsellor. She also helped me to recognize what had happened to me in the first place, which was a painful process but one I needed to go through to start to recover. My counsellor has a wonderful, warm, caring manner that comes across down the phone line. I've told my counsellor that I felt like I was walking up and down a dark consider, desperately searching for a way out and not finding one. My counsellor was the person who opened the door into the corridor from the outside, shedding some light and encouraging me to find a way out of the darkness. I will always be so grateful to her and can't thank her enough."