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A Christmas Message…..

Posted on December 24, 2015 by New Pathways. Uncategorized

One of our clients, Matthew Hillard, has written such a lovely Christmas card full of praise and thanks for his New Pathways counsellor.

Matthew writes:

‘I’ll never forget the first day I came to New Pathways and I will never forget the support you have given me over the time I have been coming to see you. I cannot thank you enough for everything, how you have listened to me and supported the direction I have now taken.

The film that played over and over in my head every single day has now stopped and I will use the strategies I have learnt to de fuse thoughts should they arise again.

I have chosen to face my fears head on during my journey as I felt it was the only way and no matter how painful it was, I have come out of this a stronger and braver person thanks to your help.

I could never ask for help and now I know I have a good support network around me.

I feel that I have suffered but survived physically and now its putting things into practice so that I can survive emotionally. I am doing that. I feel I have a confident resilience and a fearless attitude that there is nothing that could ever permanently knock me down. I am no longer a victim of sexual assault. I am a survivor.

Thankyou for everything. My life begins now.

Thank you too Matt – for being so willing to share your experience and for being such a big supporter of New Pathways! Happy Christmas to you!