… everything it has helped me loads.
For me Darlington Arq have been my lifeline. My counsellor has helped me to turn my life around, by showing me how to do it one step at a time. I have been on the most incredible journey on my road to recovery, I had been scared to leave the house, as I could not go out alone. I could not work, as I was unable to deal with people or with day to day life in general, and I just couldn’t see anyway of getting out of the situation I was in.
My counsellor has the most amazing way of explaining things and challenging my thoughts and feelings in a way that helps me to understand what happens with my thoughts, how I process them and how to deal with the outcome of these feelings, such as anxiety, panic attacks, self doubt, guilt, shame and anger.
I am currently attending counselling sessions with Darlington Arq and have been, on a weekly basis through most of 2018. After suffering a serious mental health breakdown in January 2018, I was given 6 weekly counselling sessions at my local GP surgery. The counsellor was lovely, but I feel these sessions did more damage than good, because the support ended before I was ready and it didn’t really achieve anything. So over the next few months I just sank further and further into nothingness.
My daughter then told me about Darlington Arq, I was given an assessment appointment and was offered open ended counselling sessions, with the most amazing counsellor I have ever had. The fact that I was told I would be able to attend counselling sessions for as long as I needed to, was one of the most important things for me to know. This meant I was able to confide in my counsellor about my problems, issues and worries without the feelings of dread that my sessions would end and I would be left high and dry again.