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Lesley

My name is Lesley, I am forty-five-year-old woman with fibromyalgia. I am sought counselling to deal with my depression. I was a hard working working and highly valued manager, before worsening pain and fatigue forced me to leave the job I loved. During eighteen months on disability, I grew deeply depressed. Finally, I made an appointment to see Camila. She helped find the the root cause of my depression.

As a child, I was verbally abused and neglected, so I grew up with very low self-esteem. But success at work gave me a healthy sense of self-worth for the first time in my life. Without my job, though, the childhood feelings of worthlessness returned full force.

Camila helped me discover my self-defeating beliefs, one of which was, “My worth depends on my achievements.” Next, she taught tme some simple techniques to counteract those negative beliefs. Using them for several weeks, I was amazed to find my depression completely gone. No longer paralyzed by despair, I now wanted to create a satisfying life for myself. Camila recommended also follow up Coaching sessions.

In my first coaching session, I explained that the ever-expanding clutter in her home made her feel smothered, helpless, and embarrassed to have anyone visit her. Camila helped me clear the self-limiting beliefs that caused me to hold on to things I no longer needed, using the techniques I had already learned during counselling. Next, I was coached to create my top ten house-clearing priorities list, and to schedule brief slots of time for de-cluttering. In less than four weeks, I had an organized and inviting home. A short time later, I enrolled in a Virtual Assistant training program, buoyed by my newfound confidence and I am excited about the possibilities in my future.

Lesley’s Counseling + Coaching Profile:

CI & Co-Challenges: Fibromyalgia, severe depression, feelings of worthlessness, overwhelming house clutter, loss of career

Solutions: Counseling for depression caused by job loss and low self-esteem (twelve sessions)

Coaching for debilitating home clutter and planning a new career (eight sessions)

Results: In several months, Lesley moved from hopelessness, worthlessness, and severe depression to feeling significant relief from negative emotions and develop a new career.

To learn more about how our coaching, counselling and therapy can help your overall well-being please contact us.

Joyce

My name is Joyce and I am 32 year-old woman who sought Counseling for the constant anxiety I felt, especially the anxiety related to my work and when in public places.

After learning how to question my thoughts, my anxiety level dropped. I also had anxious thoughts about my boss (“If I complain, I’ll get fired”), and so Camila helped me prepare for a meeting with him. As it turned out, my boss was very understanding, and my anxiety and panic disappeared. But there was another layer of stress at work.

Encouraged by Camila I entered a coaching program to learn ways of controlling my daily overwhelm — by setting priorities, practicing self-care on the job, and learning to say no without fear. In several weeks, I mastered the skills of controlling my time and managing my work routines. Now, my job actually enhances my well-being, instead of causing stress and anxiety.

Joyce’s Counseling + Coaching Profile:

Challenges: anxiety, panic attacks, work overwhelm

Solutions: Counseling for anxiety and panic attacks caused by fear of having a heart attack, fear of getting fired, and overwhelm at work (ten sessions)

Coaching to establish manageable routines, self-care habits, and the ability to maintain boundaries at work (eight sessions)

Results: In several months, moved from constant anxiety and frequent panic attacks to the disappearance of both, and from overwhelmed at work to confidence and well-being on the job.