‘I attended Paula for counselling, as my life had become unmanageable, I had just ended an affair and every bit of confidence I had was gone, I was full of guilt and shame so much so that I was unable to face my friends and neighbours, the pain I felt unbearable and I felt that I could no longer go on. I used to be a happy, care free person full of life, how I longed to go back to that place.
Paula made a contract with me, we agreed we would work together for six weeks, she spoke about the importance of commitment to coming each week, that there would be times when I would find excuses both conscious and unconscious not to be there. This commitment was really about being committed to myself.
She had a great ability helping me get to the heart of my difficulties, bringing awareness and light to those dark areas that seemed so overwhelming. After each session I came away rediscovering things about myself. I had to learn to face my fears and to begin to forgive myself and with her help and acceptance, I began to love myself and life.
I felt reconnected to myself again. Paula created a place of trust and I felt very much at ease in her presence. As the work progressed I gained confidence and learned to accept my thoughts and feelings as just being thoughts and feelings and that these change all the time and I am learning that I don’t have to be reactive.
Thank you again for helping me get my life back on track.