Rebecca was referred to Platform for Life by her children’s junior school, highlighting stress and family challenges. Rebecca lives with her partner and five children, two have health conditions.
Rebecca was attending regular counselling sessions face to face, but went to telephone sessions due to the lockdown restrictions.
The sessions helped Rebecca explore the challenges and difficulties she was facing and the impact that they were having on her and her family. Rebecca gained a deeper understanding about the body’s response to stress and was able to recognize these signs and symptoms and develop a series of coping strategies.
Through Counselling Rebecca developed her abilities to reduce stress levels and manage her anxiety, she stated that she was so pleased that she had started the sessions before COVID-19 as it gave her the foundations to cope better with it. Rebecca’s ability to manage stress and work through problems, reduced stress levels had a knock-on effect on the whole family, with Rebecca feeling less on edge and it helped to improve her relationships.