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I have struggled with depression, anxiety, OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder for many years. I moved to Montpellier in September 2014 as part of my university course and soon slipped into a depressive episode. When I first met Suke, I was barely functioning. I wouldn't get out of bed, I wouldn't eat properly, I wouldn't wash - I was basically a zombie.
Through a combination of CBT and talking therapy, by the time I left France in June I was a completely different person. I was the happiest I've ever been, and I owe a lot of that to Suke.
Suke and I saw each other on a weekly basis, and she got to understand the way my brain worked. She helped me to understand the irrational vs the rational and helped me to understand that the depression wasn't my fault, and by taking small steps my functioning improved.
We then tackled some of my anxiety issues, and Suke helped me to challenge some of my core beliefs and I found myself facing my worst fears.
Therapy can be quite a daunting prospect, especially when you're aware that by using CBT you're going to have to take steps to face your anxieties. Suke made this process comfortable, manageable and in the end successful.
Now back in the UK, I'm having trouble to find a therapist who matches up to Suke. I'll forever stay grateful for the work we achieved together and I strongly recommend Suke to anybody else who is struggling with their mental health.