Everton forward Bernard believes working with a psychologist for the past year after suffering a “scary” anxiety attack has made him stronger and more confident. The Brazilian has revealed he sought help after being concerned by a number of symptoms, including blurred vision, despite being “embarrassed” to talk about certain things. But having spent the last 12 months having treatment he felt confident enough to go public about his mental health. “I’ve been having therapy for the past year, I see a psychologist,” he told evertontv. “It’s not something I previously stigmatised, but I never thought I would require this type of treatment. “I had an anxiety attack a year ago, the psychologist really helped with this, the other professionals involved helped me a lot as well. “The person I’ve opened up to about everything has been my psychologist and, a lot of the time, I feel embarrassed to talk about certain things. “There were different symptoms, I had blurred vision, I’m a bit uncomfortable talking about it as it was a difficult situation, but I’m happy I’ve got through it. “I think it’s only people who have been through such an attack who really understand the intensity, the way it manifests itself and how difficult it is.