"I love poetry, so I find putting my thoughts down on paper helps"

About: Inclusion Matters Liverpool

(as the patient),

I look forward going to my counselling at Inclusion Matters and seeing my counsellor (Ian) who helps me so much to see things differently.

I wish though that the weeks were extended to more than they are. One of my problems is worrying about everybody else. I love poetry, so I find putting my thoughts down on paper helps me somehow:



I've done a lot of thinking and now at last I see,

I'm worrying about everyone else but me!

I care a lot about my family and friends,

But telling me their problems just never ends,

So I'm learning to be stronger, now when they phone,

And changing conversations to 'happy memories' they own,

Cause I want to be more positive like I was,

once you see,

And leave the sadness behind,

along with all the negativity.

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Response from Heather Clarke, Manager, Inclusion Matters

Dear Height630

Thank you for this post and I will ensure Ian receives your comments.

I'm delighted that our service was able to support you and help you to move on and see things differently. We do have a general timescale for the amount of sessions offered but people do sometimes get re-referred a few months on should they need this. However, a lot of the work obviously continues once the sessions have ended as you continue to put the things you have learnt into practice. I hope this is the case for you.

I loved your poem which was a great way of summing up what has been happening for you.

Thanks again and all the very best for the future.

Kind regards


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