K – weekly online therapeutic coaching sessions for 3 and a half months
‘I contacted Eve because I was exhausted and extremely depressed as a result of it – I was suffering from what I thought was chronic fatigue, had been forced to reduce my working hours and was sleeping most of the time that I wasn’t working.
‘I couldn’t even walk my girls to school (a 2-minute walk) because I couldn’t put one foot in front of the other for that long. I have suffered from recurrent depression since childhood and this was making it worse than ever – I felt completely useless. I was on a high dose of antidepressants but even that was not making me feel well.
‘I worked with Eve online as I live in France – not close enough to meet in person. Eve was always positive, enthusiastic and helpful and, although the sessions could be hard work (exploring thoughts and feelings that could sometimes be uncomfortable), I looked forward to them and enjoyed the time with Eve.
‘Eve encouraged me, amongst other things, to listen to my body, to let myself rest when I need to, to re-discover things that I enjoy doing, to forgive myself for not being perfect, to allow myself time to do things that I want to do. I was fortunate to find a medical reason for my tiredness and my energy levels started to improve during the time I was working with Eve but, even before I got my energy back, I started to feel more and more positive.
‘Now, less than two years later, I am back to full health, I am working full time, I have a real feeling of contentment and my antidepressant medication has been reduced to a tiny fraction of the original dose. I have been training hard this year and have just achieved one of my long-term goals to complete a triathlon. I can’t even describe how proud of myself I was and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve already signed up for the next one in a few weeks time!
‘Working with Eve helped me not only in the short term – improving my outlook and attitude to help me through a very difficult time – but also in the long term as I have taken to heart the lessons learnt and am feeling happier and more positive than I have ever felt before. Thank you, Eve.’
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