Across a lifespan of nearly thirty years, I have had three separate therapy sessions varying from Counselling, Psychiatry and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The doctors also prescribed numerous anti-depressant medication but none of these fixed me at that time in my life, I only felt numb and suppressed. That’s not to say that the right medication and therapy cannot work for others. It was only after I had trained as a Mental Health First-Aider at work, that I recognised many of the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in me.
This book follows my life's journey - following dreams of freedom, happiness and success. This is a true depiction of some of my life experiences and includes: Emotional and sexual abuse, sadness, happiness, free-spirited living, laughter, pain, emotional torture, guilt, desperation, naivety, together with harsh brutal reality. I don't want you to be sad or feel sorry for me because unless I'd gone through all of this, I wouldn't have become such a strong person. I know that I wouldn't be as empathetic and well-equipped to be able to help others. This book is written from my heart and soul and is a true autobiography. It is very graphic and emotionally charged in places.