Well educated. Good job. Well brought up. Living in a dream flat with her best friend. Doing her dream job. With a great circle friends.
You would not think her life would get tunrned upside down and she's have to move back home with her parents and lose touch with a majority of friends, isolating herself.
Well, this is me.
This is my life.
I am 1 in 4.
I had been working in fashion for 10 years. After many ups and downs I was finally in a job for a high profile fashion label. l loved it. I had an amazing boss and the best colleagues. It was like working in a little family.
Then I got a new boss (who I could describe in many words but they would not be appropriate to write here!). She turned my world upside down as she picked apart everything I did. I had always had low self-esteem and harshly judged myself but she just enhanced those feelings, making me feel worse.
After 6 months of trying I left my job.
This was the start of my mental health journey.
In reflection I had been suffering for a long long time but this experienced magnified it out of control.
From then I took time to rethink what I wanted in life and what I enjoyed doing, as over time I had forgotten who I was of what I wanted.
It was here I reconnected with Sophie again was a turning point. We gave each other drive, ambition, motivation and inspired the start of the CBT Cafe.
I then trained to become a counsellor and run my own private practice in Paddington. For more information on my counselling work you can visit www.emma.levinson.com .