Maya was referred to the counselling service by Kairos, she presented herself as having being diagnosed with depression, anxiety, some physical health issues and personal debts. She had experienced past of abusive relationships and had been trying to help her son come off drugs, this has put on increased pressure on their relationship and her son had stolen money from her or on other occasions she had loaned it to him and it was not returned., this has resulted in arguments, she had been back and forth with her son, requesting him to leave, to give up the drugs, booking him into rehab, only for him to return and plead to return home, stating he had changed. The loss of her mother had now added to her regularly experiencing low mood and lacking the motivation to manage her day-to-day self-care. Maya felt over the past years she experiences feeling increased lack of confidence and worthlessness, with the addition of thoughts of suicide.
Due to Maya’s lack of trust, she was initially reluctant to start with Valley House counselling, however having started her counselling, she has steadily shown progress and begun to appreciate having space to talk about her current and past challenges and experiences. Maya has found her weekly Counselling space beneficial and helpful.
Valley House Counselling service have supported Maya to begin to feel as though her life is in more control. Maya’s son has moved out and she has not let him return, Maya has sought help for her debts, her finances are now in order. Maya is now more motivated to taking care of herself. She is spending time with family after having periods of isolation. Maya has found counselling a benefit and feels that
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