Lindsay had battled with depression for several years. The depression was first triggered when, after the birth of her first son, she was diagnosed with post-natal depression and prescribed antidepressants by her GP.
Ten years later, Lindsay still suffers with bouts of depression, triggered without a specific cause – it just comes and goes.
Lindsay decided to look for extra support in the form of counselling alongside her antidepressants; she was offered counselling from the NHS, but the waiting list was very long – and so she decided against it.
Looking online, she came across Peace of Mind – which offers counselling over the phone; she preferred this option as she didn’t need to meet a counsellor face to face.
Lindsay gave Peace of Mind a call and spoke to one of the team, who advised her they could offer telephone-based counselling as and when it suited her. A few days later, Lindsay was put in touch with a counsellor.
“I found the service to be flexible – and I like that. I needed counselling, but I wanted to split the sessions over a few months, as my depression can be up and down. The nurse was very understanding.”
Lindsay had three sessions of counselling over a consecutive three weeks, then had a break for two months, then she had another group of three sessions.
“The counselling sessions were great; I found the counsellor to be very understanding and easy to talk to, I would definitely recommend Peace of Mind counselling to anyone who needs it.”
The client’s name has been changed to ensure confidentiality.