Anne's story

After a relationship break-up, 51-year-old Anne locked herself away in her bedroom. “The split was a real shock and really knocked my confidence sideways."

"After my friends made me go to my GP about how I was feeling, I referred myself to Addaction. I had my first assessment really quickly and had a number of counselling sessions with my therapist, Pete. We worked through how I was feeling and he gave me really useful advice and coping mechanisms to help me sleep.

I am a different woman. I now have more confidence and feel so much better in myself. Having someone to talk to really helped me. Since my counselling, I have joined the Move to Improve walking groups, which I love.

When I think back to this time last year... well, I don’t know where I would have been if I hadn’t have called the service.”