I turned back to counselling to prove to work and my GP that I was trying to help myself. Having suffered with anxiety and depression for over 20 years, I had seen many different counsellors and clinical psychologists (when pregnant). I was reluctant to go back again, to turn over ground I felt had been turned over so many times before to little effect. I was a mess when I turned up, twitching and terrified. But Di validated me, validated my feelings, allowed me to be honest with her and then with myself. She wasn't worried that I didn't think this would work, she just let me talk and guided me to identify some precise issues. This was forward thinking; how can I move forward; how can I make little changes to help me - and my family - function better. Di challenged me, she wasn't the nagging devil on my shoulder, but my guardian angel on my shoulder. Cheering me when I did little steps towards 'self-care'. Thank you Di, for giving me back my sense of self-worth. Only 8 sessions, but by the far the best sessions I've ever had. I know there is still a long way to go, but I feel far more equipped; far more confident at saying no and asking for help; far happier to be me. Thank you!
Article by Diane Pulley
Diane Pulley is a BACP accredited and UKRC psychotherapist and Life Coach having graduated from Warwick university. She has worked in private practise for many years with clients presenting various issues, from trauma, depression, anxiety and self confidence. Diane works with both individuals and couples. Her experience has lead her to work with corporate clients delivering stress management training for both staff and management. Aspire You has been born from a personal journey, of Diane's own marriage breaking down after 28 years, when she identified there is a need to support women through this process and help them rebuild their lives. "everyone has the potential to lead fulfilling lives and i am committed to helping individuals achieve that desire"