I started seeing my counsellor at school after seeing the school nurse, she said that it might make me feel better if I talked to someone because I had felt sad for a few months but didn’t know why. When I met her she was nice and made me feel welcome, we talked about what was wrong and tried to see what was making me feel sad.
We painted and drew stuff so I could show her what my sad felt like, this helped loads and I felt a bit better every time I saw her. I noticed that I was sad because I missed my old school and my old friends, my counsellor helped me to know it is ok to be sad sometimes and helped me find ways of being happier.
I learned new ways of talking about how I feel and how to write them down on paper, I made an awesome feelings journal. I now feel that I can look forward to making new friends and have a journal to help me if I ever feel sad again, I’m defo using it. I’m smiling again and even my mum and dad said their sunshine is back.