My experience with counselling is one I will carry my whole life. I never thought it would help me the way it did. After the first few sessions I didn't feel any better. But I had a lot of repressed memories that I did not know about. After the second session, I started having dreams. Eventually things from my past came to me. So in a state I urgently set up an extra session to meet my therapist. I got great relief and support from her to cope. I had gone to counselling for what my doctor and I thought were the baby blues but that was not the case. If I hadn't seen my therapist, I would still be stuck under that horrible black cloud. She really helped me open my mind and feelings to myself and others, in particular my family. I have turned my life around and I cannot thank her enough. Before I went, I never thought counselling would work . It has been 2 years since I have been and I still smile thinking back because I know had I not made the decision to go my life could have went backwards.