Life changing counselling at CedarOak Centre

Counselling with The CedarOak Centre has been life changing for me. Before counselling I was suicidal, depressed and struggling to cope on a day to day basis with my abortion. It had affected every aspect of my life and ruined many relationships with my family.
When I started counselling I was at rock bottom, but with the help of my counsellor I slowly and steadily managed to come to terms with my abortion, and speak openly about the baby I had lost and the situation surrounding my abortion.
Counselling allowed me to forgive myself, others and accept what had happened and I learnt tools to cope with my emotions.
I feel a different person now to the person I was when I started and I finally feel strong and emotionally stable enough to cope with life and the future.

Editor's Comment

Thank you so much for writing in. I am glad that this support has been so positive for you, and hope that others reading this will have the courage to access this sort of service as well.
This story was sent in on 24/01/2013

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