I just wanted to email you to let you know how I feel the counselling is going so far. Speaking to my counsellor each week is indescribably helpful, as is being in a safe environment whereby I feel so comfortable to talk about things that have mainly been confined to my head since it happened.
If recovery is a journey, Revival is one of the stops on that journey, and the stop is helping me to recognise, acknowledge and express things that I couldn’t do before reaching you. Now I’m at the Revival stop, I am learning to see things differently.
I look forward to continuing this journey with my counsellor.
THANK YOU so much for this opportunity,
What helped you the most?
“To acknowledge the abuse and not feeling bad for acknowledging it. Understanding what impact it has had on the choices I have made prior to counselling. I can now make Choices!!”
“Being able to talk about stuff like it’s normal and feeling like I can talk openly.”
“Being reassured that I am not to blame and I was taken advantage of.”
“Realising I have a value; I can say “NO”. Everything is not my fault. Release of guilt.”
“Regular meetings. Someone who sat and listened and took notice of how I was feeling and what I was saying. A secure, private environment.”
“Talking to someone who did not judge your inner thoughts no matter how mad you thought you were. Just knowing you had support with someone understanding.”
“Talking about my feelings.”
“This last 6 months has been the hardest, scariest thing I have had to face. With the help of Revival I feel I have made contact with the woman I am supposed to be.”
“Great big THANKS. You’ve changed my life!”
“These sessions have worked immensely well in eliminating the violent dreams completely. I am more even tempered and in control and have also been able to come off my depression medication.”
“I have, for the first time in my life, opened up and talked about everything. I feel a totally different person and am so grateful for all the help and support. The future looks a better place to me now.”
“The realisation that I am not bad and it’s ok to feel angry with those who hurt me. Understanding why I was over exercising and under eating. Facing up to these things but forgiving myself, being kind to myself.”