Debs has changed my life for the better. The therapy sessions have helped me become a different person.
I used to be a depressed alcoholic – going out every other night, laughing, drinking and socializing to mask the pain I was in after being attacked and gang raped by people I trusted.
I suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and became scared and paranoid that it would happen again. After the event I lost a significant amount of weight in a very short time and became a shell of my former self.
With PTSD, often you are stuck re-living the past and certain smells or sounds would trigger the experience of a painful memory that would replay itself inside your head. This can happen at any time. It is very difficult to live with if like me, you have no support so please seek help as soon as you can.
It is important to talk to someone trusting even though it is not easy. Friends and family would ask if I was ok and I would always say yes because I did not want to burden them with my problems. I was ashamed of what had happened and how I could not protect myself.
The trauma was severe and I wanted to end my life. I thought I was a hiedous burden and I blamed myself for what happened but I found the courage to speak up and got help.
Debs showed me that it was not my fault and I did not choose or make the decisions of bad men. With Debs I did not need to re-live every detail, I only needed to describe how I was feeling emotionally when I thought about the experience and she would teach me strategies to overcome my trauma and continue to live without suffering the pain of those memories.
I am committed to working towards being in a better place in life and I am becoming more successful in my career now that I have the capability to focus on it.
Debs taught me about strength and survival – I now have many coping strategies and have established a good support network. I am nourishing myself by eating well. I am looking after my mind by making a commitment to deep healing through yoga, meditation and general well being.
Through looking after the mind body and soul and instilling the strategies taught to me, Debs has given me life changing solutions to survive what I have been through and I am truly greatful.
The most difficult part was committing; having the patience to work through everything and believing that it will work out. I believe this is the Hero’s path.
Debs is truly a healer – she listens, she is kind and caring and she actively worked with me to develop coping strategies specifically tailored to my needs. Debs is an experienced counsellor and has had more than her fair share of obstacles, which I believe has made her very insightful as she took all of my feelings into account to develop ways for me to heal. Her therapy is not cold and distant – she is warm and welcoming and made me feel at home.
Debs has a different approach to wellbeing and looks at it with a holistic perspective rather than with medications and hospitalization. I believe this is what has helped me change my life for the better.
I was fearful of seeking help because I thought I would be labelled but Debs offers real caring as opposed to labels and medications to distinguish between mental disorders which I believe is of no use to anyone who has been victimized and is trying to heal.
If you believe in mindful, spiritual and soulful healing with a warm, caring counsellor, Debs is for you.
I hope this is helpful. Thanks for your patience with this email and allowing me the time and strategies to work towards deeper healing. I look forward to seeing you again.
Trauma Therapy 6 sessions