Maggie* came to Wellspring for counselling and here she shares her story.
(*names have been changed to maintain confidentiality)
“My reasons for coming to Wellspring were two-fold – part of it was to learn to live with pain as I have a couple of long-term health issues. I was also struggling to cope with everything and had got so down that I was feeling suicidal at times. My excellent GP suggested referring myself to Wellspring. I can honestly say that my counselling was the best thing to happen to me.
Wellspring is such a welcoming place, the receptionist and all the staff are so good. The atmosphere was calming from the moment I walked through the door.
My counsellor and I hit it off well from the very beginning of the sessions, which I had over a period of 7 ½ months. I found that I had not grieved for 3 members of my family properly. As I cared for everyone else, my counselling gave me space to care for myself and to work through everything going on in my mind. I left Wellspring a far happier person.
Before I came to Wellspring I hadn’t realised that you only pay what you can afford. I thought this was amazing, because I could only afford a very small amount due to being on universal credit.
My circumstances and emotions are now a whole lot better. I’ve been told by a number of friends and family how well and happy I look. I’m no longer carrying such a heavy load and now I know how to handle issues better when they do come up. I have the help of friends and my local vicar when needed. And I know that if I need more support I can come back to Wellspring.
I want to share my story to show what an incredible job Wellspring does in supporting so many people. Even if you can’t afford to pay the full amount, counselling is still accessible for everyone. At Wellspring, they care about you as a whole person and not just a number.
Thank you Wellspring for all that you have done with me and for me.”
If after hearing Maggie’s story you are interested in exploring the possibility of counselling for yourself, please find out more about the Counselling Services we offer here or get in touch: 01423 881 881, firstname.lastname@example.org
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