I hated myself
Ben (17), Student, London – 2017
Before I began working with Agatha, I lacked self-confidence which often affected my social life along with my education as I would shy away from discussion in lessons. This low self-esteem had a ‘multiplier effect’, constantly getting worse due to my lack of self-belief effectively stopping me from trying to fix it, therefore slowly making me feel more and more inferior to others and creating more negative thoughts. The main challenge I faced was to try and gain some belief in myself and try to move forward in my life, leaving behind this negative cycle of self-hatred in the process.
Speaking to Agatha, I have developed a level of control regarding my negative thoughts and feelings towards myself, and I am now able to keep them at bay far easier. I also feel much better about myself, and have learnt to appreciate myself for who I am. I would also say I have a far better insight into the causes and reasons for my negative mindset prior to working with Agatha, and have since been actively working to remove them from my life and replace them with more positive thoughts.
I have continued to make great strides in my mental and physical well-being since working with Agatha. My state of mind has completely changed – I have gone from someone whom would often dwell on the negatives in life to someone who is constantly trying to improve their quality of life through building on these negatives and focusing on the positives. I have since set many goals for myself which I now strive to try and meet – this has given me some direction as to what I want to do and has since made me more determined and focused on improving myself.