It was suggested to me that I should attend FDAMH for some support. I didn’t know anything about the organisation and I didn’t know anything about counselling. I didn’t want to come into the building. I was very nervous, scared and everything negative I could think of. I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for and in the beginning I felt scared of my Counsellor because I thought she was the adult and I was the child.
I thought my counsellor would have given up on me because of my silence each week. At times it felt like torture but I always hoped next week would be a better week so I stuck with it. As the weeks went by being able to open up to my Counsellor helped me to believe in myself. I started to see things differently and for the first time in my life I felt I could trust someone. I learned that I could make my own choices in life and didn’t have to rely on other people to make them for me.
I now feel hopeful about life. I am about to start my first job and I feel determined to move on.
Provided April 2015