{When} I walked in the for my assessment with SHE, I was in a numb state of utter despair and resigned to the fact that this would be yet another waiting list which I would never get to the top of. I had lost everything over the last three years; my family, my business, my home, my friends, my dignity, my self-respect, my confidence, my life, all gone. I was branded a liar and a fantasist, a mad woman, delusional, and a nutter. I had nothing to live for. I knew what happened to me and was still in shock at how I was taken in by someone I thought loved me.

Diagnosed with PTSD but cast aside with no help forthcoming. I had lost all hope and then I moved away and finally my new doctor referred me to SHE. My life changed that day I walked in to SHE and met Jill. I walked out and cried all the way home, tears of hope and disbelief that at last someone wanted to help me, someone who did believe me, someone who listened, and most importantly, someone who cared.

I have been seeing Jill for just over a year now, and I still have a long way to go, but now I have a life to look forward to. The help and support I have had from Jill and SHE has been amazing, and slowly I am building up my self-esteem, finally realising it was not my fault and that I was the victim of a psychopath and a sociopath, {someone} very clever in how they destroy someone. However I no longer want to be his victim. I want to survive, I want to find me again and find a life. I want to re-join society, learn to trust again, and rebuild my life. I won’t let him win. I want to live…and I will.

Thank you for listening to me, for believing me, for supporting me and for the wonderful care and love you have given me.

I am now a survivor.

 

 

I’m forever grateful for my therapist. We had a connection from day one. {I’m} finally not feeling like I’m crazy and that it’s perfectly normal to feel the way I do and knowing I can always come back if I need to is a big relief.

 

 

I feel worthier than I did. I have some hope for my future. I’m more myself than I was, outside SHE with other people. I have a social life with other people who are decent and kind.

 

 

I have been able to start to rebuild my life and start to trust people again. I am still building positive relationships woth those around me and trying not to let unhealthy habits come back through. I have better ways of copying with my feelings. Instead of turning to sell harm I try to journal or draw or paint or do something that let’s out how I feel.

 

 

My self esteem is higher. I feel supported and less isolated. I feel I have a future.

 

 

I am slowly feeling more comfortable to open up and talk, and as I do {I’m} releasing some of the things which I would normally keep to myself. This helps me to feel more comfortable talking to others in general about how I feel where before opening up about anything felt impossible. I have started to exercise again and {am} eating healthier. I am more focused and calmer in myself and less anxious. I am starting to feel there is hope for the future.