Since 1994 I’ve provided emotional support to adults and children when they have been at their most vulnerable. I first worked with homeless teenagers because their stories resonated with me and I felt it was due to luck rather than judgement that I hadn’t ended up in the same situation.
I started my own healing journey a few years earlier having feared for years that those around me would, eventually, realise I was mad and lock me away. I thought I was flawed and out of control, like some sort of monster who lost it, screaming and shouting when something angered me. Trying to act normal was exhausting and I wanted to give up.
What I discovered, when I found a very good therapist, is that although there isn’t an easy quick fix, there is a path to ever-increasing contentment and happiness for those willing to put the work in. The upside is the emotional strength gained from the journey. It’s a strength that those who haven’t had to struggle do not possess.
I live in lovely rural Suffolk, England, with my fabulous husband. I enjoy nature, dancing, finding ways to laugh at the things that stress me and experiencing joy in the small things.