My Dear Bob,

I hope all is well with you.

It is now almost three months since our last meeting and I want to thank you for all the help and understanding you gave.

Prior to my seeing you, I had found myself in a state of confusion; constant anxiety and frequently close to tears. Self-esteem had hit rock bottom and I was so angry at myself for feeling that way.

You gave me reasons as to why I no longer felt in control of my life and in understanding myself rather better I was able to come to terms with my confused emotions.

In you I found someone who listened and understood my difficulties – and talked to me; made sense of my state of mind.

With your help, I gradually started to find myself in a ‘better place’ and now feel stronger, more confident and calm.

I can’t deny there are times when the old insecurities take hold, but they are not so deep rooted and are usually fleeting.

Thanks to you I have the ‘tools’ to back me up when I need them. I routinely practice ‘mindfulness’, continue with the Mirror Work, although not so intensely – and I also have a copy of my ‘little bible’ – ‘Reconciliation’ by the wise Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.

I also know I have my ‘safety net’; a lovely person called Bob, who will be there to catch me if ever I fall. But, you made me strong, and I don’t think I shall fall.