I had been referred to Andy regarding anxiety and depression due to a change in my physical circumstances/abilities following a spinal injury. I was suffering with severe pain which was very difficult to manage, and negatively impacting my mental health as well.
For over a year I had been suffering with the anxiety and inability to cope with my situation alongside the related pain. I expected purely CBT, however, Andy began therapy working on my breathing, and this was the beginning of huge change for me.
I had so many differing issues all stemming from the one incident that I did not know how or where we could begin. My therapy with Andy not only helped with the CBT side of things (working through 39+ years of behavioural practices I had)….. but my pain levels and quality of life are truly improved.
I now feel hope where I felt there was none. I am managing to accept my pain and have some control over it. I can sleep far more effectively and I can cope emotionally on a much better level than prior to working with Andy.
From breathing, I have managed to gain control over my pain and anxieties and that is allowing me to now meditate (never would I have thought I could EVER achieve this) and learn new techniques to manage my life in a more healthy way, and learning better coping mechanisms and skills to handle the stressors that come my way.
I am so grateful, as I was in such a deep dark place that I never envisioned it would be possible to get away from. I feel hope for my future once more.
Thank you Andy for helping me to find myself again and have control and acceptance and the ability to cope and manage my pain. Thank you!