It was not until my health visitor came to see my newborn son that she noticed a drastic difference in me, she could tell that I was not coping well and referred me to a mental health doctor.
The doctor gave me a list of organisations to contact, but it wasn’t until I found Coping with Cancer that things clicked.
I have been receiving telephone counselling with Helen and speaking on the phone was what really helped to calm the nerves I had before our first session.
I feel completely comfortable at my counselling sessions, almost like I know Helen but there is still that boundary of separation that stops me from feeling like I am becoming a burden. It was dauting to begin with, but it has definitely been worth it and our sessions have flown by.
There is something special about speaking to someone you do not know about how you are really feeling.