From the age of about 11 onwards, I've suffered from bullying at school. I'm smaller than most lads my age, and a bit of a geek I suppose, But I was terrified of being in school, and the journey to and from school was even worse.
Sometimes it was just a bit of laughing and jeering from one or two of the bigger lads, but once a massive group of them had cornered me and threatened to do me over, after that it became a nightmare. The school didn't want to do anything about it and my family just said to ignore them. It was a horrible time. I felt like I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning.
My counsellor took me seriously, I felt heard, she helped me value myself and we worked out some strategies to help me manage my fears. I think I must have started to act differently because suddenly the bullies weren't picking on me so much and I was able to ignore them! I was no longer scared.
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