“My worker was there to genuinely listen and had great understanding.”
“I didn't even realise how much stronger I was actually capable of being and how insecure I had felt, how much blame and criticism I was putting on myself.”
“I don't really like to think about how I'd be stuck in the same place now if I hadn't realised and found this service. It has helped so much.”
“Compared to when I first started sessions my mind set has changed and I am able to cope on my own.”
“Made me not feel alone. Made me more confident and a better person. Someone who can cope.”
“I am stronger in myself to move onto pattern changing and become emotionally stronger to deal with everyday challenges and my mental health.”
“Taught me how trauma and PTSD works.”
“When I have depressed states and feel awful about myself and what I have experienced, the length of time, the negative impact, I remember the summarisation and I'm starting to foster that belief. Changing horrible lies for the truth is powerful.”
"Feeling less frightened and more independent"
"I have learnt how to manage my anger and anxiety".
"Clearing space in my head to be able to work towards things in the future like training and work and learning to drive. Not letting past experience define who I am".
"Being able to speak about what happened to me and not feel ashamed".
"Yes I am able to work towards being myself again".
"Giving myself permission to say I'm not ok".
"My flashbacks have reduced and it has helped me go out and be sociable again. My self confidence is coming back".
"It helped me realise it was not my fault".
"The event no longer defines me as a person - coming here has helped me to move away from that".
"Constant, kindly assurance that I am in control. Easy communication at all levels".
"The service provision is excellent and non-judgemental".
"I felt a huge sense of empowerment throughout the process. It has made me more comfortable and confident/less ashamed of my experiences".
"I have learnt to like myself".
"I can't put into words how much DRCSAS has improved my life".
"The EMDR sessions have helped me process my memories and see less threats in day to day life. I feel less consumed by my past, flashbacks and night terrors".
"It has made a massive difference to my life. It's helped me understand me, my triggers and how to deal with them. It has also helped me feel better about myself".
"It has helped me turn my life around - I was emotionally overwhelmed when I arrived and I'm leaving able to deal with my emotions and with self-confidence".
"I've had a lot of therapy and this has been the best. Thank you so much. I feel free".
"Feeling more positive! Able to control my reactions to night terrors/triggering situations. Able to confront situations I would have shied away from in the past".
"Relief to be able to say out loud about my experiences which in itself has helped me come to terms and process my experiences and memories".
"I have felt a huge sense of empowerment throughout the process. It has made me more comfortable and confident/less ashamed of my experiences".
"Having a safe place to come and talk, learning new techniques to help me deal with the past, helping me to move forward with my life".
"I have learnt to like myself"
"Thank you for supporting me when I needed help, you've helped me realise that what happened wasn't my fault and now I feel like I can move on with my life - I finally feel positive about the future".
"I feel like I have a much calmer outlook in how I deal with difficult emotions. It has given me a space to process my experiences safely".