My Story to happiness and making my own choices

Greetings, I’m Sarah Louise, and I’ve walked the challenging path of feeling trapped and losing my sense of self. Leaving home at the tender age of 15 was a formidable journey, one that I won’t sugarcoat. The life I escaped from somehow persisted because, back then, I didn’t know any different.

I carried a belief that I couldn’t make my own choices or become anything more than the life I’d left behind. I had this relentless inner voice telling me I wasn’t good enough and that I’d never amount to anything. Little did I know, that was a lie I kept telling myself. You know that saying, “if only I had known then what I know now”?

My transformation began when I started noticing repetitive patterns that were no longer serving a purpose in my life. That’s when I made the decision to take the reins, and that’s precisely what I did. I delved into reading and furthering my education, which gradually allowed me to see the world through a different lens. I acquired new skills and began making small, yet significant changes in my life, and over time, these changes had a profound impact on where I stand today.

The smartest choice I made was to embrace openness and let go of the fear of change. I tapped into the expertise of others through reading, courses, and being in the company of like-minded individuals who were also on transformative journeys. This wasn’t just a game-changer; it was a lifeline.

I’ll admit, I grappled with regrets for not initiating these changes sooner, but now I see that the timing was right for me. Regrets have become few, if any, because I wholeheartedly believe we can all uncover our purpose, lead our best lives, and flourish.

My passion lies in self-improvement, self-development, and above all, helping others grow. I know firsthand the feeling of increased confidence and empowerment that comes with living your dreams and achieving your goals. I’m aware of how it feels to be where I am now, living a life that I could only dream of in the past, and I’m determined to help you expedite your journey to that point.

As I ventured on the path of self-discovery, awareness, and personal development, I gained a profound understanding of the significance of relationships and collaborative efforts. It’s not just about the relationships you have with others but, more crucially, the relationship you have with yourself. I want you to experience the gift of being heard without judgment, being supported without becoming overly dependent, and experiencing transformation, growth, and self-love that I know you’re capable of.

What did I truly fear? Was it daunting to take that leap of faith? Was I destined to fail? Was I genuinely inadequate?

Here’s the revelation: I am enough, and my life is far from failing. It’s flourishing in directions I couldn’t have fathomed, and the same can happen for you!

At Putting You First, based in Berkshire, I offer an array of therapies within an emotionally secure setting. Whether it’s face-to-face meetings, virtual sessions via Zoom, or good old-fashioned telephone calls, I’m here to provide the support that works best for you. Why not prioritize yourself today and extend the same attention to yourself that you so readily offer others?

I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve played the roles of rescuer, people-pleaser, and victim, but that’s a story for another time. It’s worth recognizing that you have the power to shift your mindset and the freedom to make choices.

The image accompanying this message belongs to my daughter, Alexis, who was just 8 years old when she created it during my journey. I hold it dear; it speaks volumes, and she rightfully owns the copyright.

With warm regards,