I’ve been seeing Annaleise on and off for about 5 months. I came in initially because I was struggling to go to work some days and feeling really overwhelmed. It was not easy to start with as I know there is still stigma around Mental Health especially for men, who feel like they have to get on with it. I soon felt more comfortable and I worked through stuff that I didn’t even know was bothering me. There were things from the past that had built up and I had shut them away because it felt embarrassing to talk about. Annaleise helped me to feel totally at ease and I was able to talk to her about everything. She offered me loads of support and also some really useful ways of coping. I felt as though she ‘got’ me and so I stopped feeling silly about it. Life will never be perfect but I feel so much more able to cope with my stuff now. I’d definitely recommend seeing her. It’s changed the way I look at things and I’m happier and have a better relationship with my family.