I am a survivor of 15 years of complex child abuse; mostly physical, some sexual. I entered therapy aged 24, working with a counsellor and following self-help programmes in books. I live openly with my history and identify as a survivor and am now in my 40’s.
When I was 28, I trained to be an online listener for a well known charity. I then changed career and began to work in a hostel, then worked at the forefront of another well known national charity in London. In both of these jobs, I assisted those being abused to flee safely and then to rebuild their lives. In total I did this for 14 years. I have retired from working with that level of risk now, but it my latter years in the role, I put down everything I learnt about living and coping with life as a survivor and I write this blog in case anyone finds what I have to say helpful.
My book is available worldwide on Amazon.