Rachel had been with her husband for ten years and married for five when their relationship broke down. The breakup was very painful and difficult with her husband turning violent.
Rachel's mum worked for a mediation service, and she suggested Rachel should contact Relate to talk to someone about the problems she was having. She attended counselling every week for seven weeks and during that time, she felt able to return to work.
Rachel was surprised at how she had misjudged counselling.