"Councillor very easy to open up to"

About: Inclusion Matters Sefton

(as a service user),

What a difference it makes to speak your thoughts aloud in front of a counsellor who will ask a specific question and puts things into a new perspective. I’ve a huge anger problem which is a result of sexual abuse by a family member. I kept it quiet for many years and the relief when I told family was immense. Then bitterness took over as I felt adults knew or sensed things were amiss but turned a ‘blind eye’. These things didn’t happen in our family. I have never been able to maintain a relationship beyond two years and realise I’m not cut out for the white picket fence. My animals (all rescued) are my life and I actually feel content. I often wonder how I would be had I had a ‘normal’ loving family without all the distractions of an alcoholic biological mother and step-mother. Hell house! However this is the hand I was dealt with and I regret not having the wisdom of hindsight.

Special thanks to Keith who is such a calm soul and very easy to open up to.

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Response from Elizabeth Forrest, CBT Therapist, Inclusion Matters

Dear 'Prints183',

Thank you for leaving your feedback for us on Patient Opinion.

Your feedback is very honest and shows a great deal of insight into the difficulties you have experienced.

It is my hope that your words will encourage others to seek help through our service.

I will make sure that your feedback is passed on to Keith and I wish you all the best for the future,


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