Susanne turns her life around
She wants to help others
A Rutherglen woman has spoken of using her own past experiences of dealing with mental health to aid those suffering from similar conditions.
Susanne McCabe, 41, a mum-of-three, was working part-time and was visiting her mum in hospital after she was admitted with serious mental health.
Suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, Susanne was signed off her work as an IT consultant with chronic fatigue, which limited her ability to carry out ordinary daily activities.
She sought counselling which helped he reexamine her life and targeted her focus on reducing her stress and finding a fulfilling life based on her goals and values.
Now Susanne has gained the qualifications to aid those suffering from mental health and is offering free start-up sessions to those interested in one-to-one meetings.
Recalling her story, Susanne, of Farme Castle Court, said: “A few of years ago, around 2011, my mum was admitted to hospital with severe depression and was in hospital for three and bit years.
“She was eventually taken into a nursing home but it was horrible to watch as a family member.
“On the day she was admitted, I also gave birth to my first child so there was a lot going on at the time.
“I had three children under five and a mum who was seriously ill. I was also in a very busy job and I was trying to cope with it all.
“In 2015 I suffered panic attacks and was signed off from the doctor with chronic fatigue.
“I took two years out of work and I had to think of what I was going to do next.”
Susanne went on to get an advanced diploma in life coaching and has completed the cognitive behavioural therapy STEPS course.
Her caring, nonjudgemental approach aims to help people regain their confidence and empower them their true potential and achieve the results they seek.
“I thought about a change of career but because I couldn’t concentrate I didn’t know what I would do.
“So I thought about my strengths and weakness and realised I am very passionate about mental health.
“And I came to the decision that I wanted to do life coaching. And I could fit it around my family and chronic fatigue.”
She continued: “I want to help people to help them find fulfilment and happiness. I want to help people who feel stressed or anxious and I have dealt with people who have depression.”
For more information about Susanne’s work, visit https://www. sixweekcoaching. com/ or contact her on 07817663391/ signup@ sixweekcoaching.com.
I had to think of what I was going to do