“I was always anxious and yet nothing bad happened.
That’s because there’s something wrong with how I think,
not how I am, or how my life is.”
I have suffered with anxiety and depression for the last 10 years. I had no idea how poorly I was, I thought everyone felt the way I did. It was a shock to me, my family and friends when I was diagnosed because I was always the life and soul of the party; a pretence I had perfected. I’d had counselling and tried other therapies, and nothing had helped me. I really believed that I would never be the old “me” again, until I met Margaretha.
I was quite nervous arriving for my first consultation however, there was absolutely no need as Margaretha immediately put me at my ease and was so calming and kind. I realised, even after just one appointment, that there was light at the end of the tunnel, and it was possible to retrain my brain and be more positive in my thinking. Margaretha encouraged me to talk freely, without feeling self-conscious and showed me various techniques and coping strategies which would help me when I felt anxious. After each session I began to feel more and more positive.
My condition is deep-rooted so I realise that I am not going to get better overnight, however, with Margaretha’s help and guidance I am confident that I will be the real “me” again and for that I will always be grateful.