Cognitive behavioural therapist and life coach Dione Lockyer is a mother and wife who, like many of us, went through periods in her life where she wasn’t really sure what direction she was going in.
She had always been successful work-wise, but questioned herself about everything, and put herself in a dark place, and pushed away those who loved her the most.
One day, she decided to take some time out and figure out who she really was. She decided to start studying CBT and life coaching. She read endless books, took courses and did lots of research.
She applied all of her new-found information to herself and her own situations, and one day it just clicked. She finally felt free, and relaxed, and thought that this needed to be shared with the world!
Dione decided to launch her own business as a life coach and cognitive behavioural therapist to try to help other people, and give them the same sense of happiness!
With the recent news of Caroline Flack taking her own life, Dione decided to reach out via Facebook, and offer help to those feeling down, and the calls came flooding in! She has seen people who she had known for years, and always seemed like a tower of confidence, suddenly come forward.
Asking for help is a sign of courage, and this is what so many people misunderstand.
This is what has sparked Dione to come up with a wonderful idea, to try to help the every-day person. She has come up with the idea of a drop-in centre.
She spoke to Euro Weekly and asked if there was any way in which we could help, as she knows how much this newspaper likes to give back to the community. A private room was offered to her in our head office in Fuengirola, Málaga.
Here, she will offer FREE, completely confidential help. A place where you can come and talk, have a cup of tea or coffee on us, and try to work through any feelings of loneliness, anxiety, suicidal feelings… No issue to big or small.
Dione understands that the average person cannot afford the kind of help that they may be desperately in need of, and she can’t bear to see any more people suffering in silence. She wants to raise awareness of mental health. You are not alone.
This project can provide companionship and is totally confidential. No names, details, or feelings will be discussed outside of the therapy room.
The FREE drop-in support being offered at the Euro Weekly News office from Dione will be available every Monday from 09:30-14:00, come rain or shine, complete confidentiality guaranteed!
You can contact Dione via email at: email@example.com or WhatsApp or call her on 600681971.