Ingrid has been my counsellor/psychologist since March 2013. I was very depressed, unmotivated, listless and using drugs to medicate my feelings and all of this. Initially I thought it would never get better. It took me a while to trust myself and her in this situation. Once I started to believe this would work and trust her, I came to her once a week, sometimes twice, and told her everything about what had happened in the previous week or so.
I found her comments and advice supportive and insightful. She had begun to know me and what would work for me and acted from that standpoint.
We got ourselves to a stage where I could enter rehab and begin to work on my core beliefs and enmeshment with my parents that was leading to such resentment and difficulty in my life. After an initial rocky period in my recovery at South Pacific Private I emerged a new man leaving my co-dependency and defectiveness, perfection and grandiosity issues behind me, to move onwards and upwards in my life.
I am now onto the next stage in my recovery and with Ingrids ongoing support, guidance and assistance I feel confident I will make the next right move.