"I’d recommend Inclusion Matters service to anybody."

About: Inclusion Matters Liverpool

(as a service user),

When my GP referred me to Inclusion Matters it started with a telephone conversation with Kate. Just talking to someone I didn't know about how I was feeling was helpful, it felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.

Later I met Kathy Killoran and spent 6 one hour sessions with her over the next two months. Kathy was great. She helped me to recognise how I was feeling and reacting to the events in my life. After each conversation I’d go away for a couple of weeks and find myself thinking, remembering and understanding things that happened to me but in a completely different way. I feel like I know myself now. I have learnt so much about myself and how I “cope” with life.

As well as helping me recover after a traumatic life-event, this course of sessions has helped me understand that my own mental health needs actively looking after… just like physical health. I was nervous before I started counselling, but it’s a process that in the end I have enjoyed and found really life affirming. I’d recommend Inclusion Matters service to anybody. Thank you Kathy, you have made such a difference to me.

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Response from Tracey Murden, Inclusion Matters

Dear Closer12,

Thankyou for sharing your experiences of counselling which I'm sure will be encouraging to others considering counselling or othter psychological therapy who might also be feeling nervous about it. It is interesting that you highlight that you have learnt to look after your mental health in the same way that you would your physical health. I'm glad that counselling has helped you receover after a traumatic event and will pass your kind words onto Kathy.

Best wishes


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