Standing ovation

I was most touched by the following feedback from a fellow survivor called Jamie. Jamie entitled the email “Standing ovation”

“I finished your book last night. I feel like I know you as a sister. It captivated every spare minute of my time and I am so happy for reading it. My wife is going to start reading it now too because it has put into words what I have not yet managed to do. It has helped me so much I can’t describe how proud I feel for you as a fellow survivor.”

Book helpful for practitioners

I think the book is very helpful to practitioners. I have finished reading it and I have told my group of counselling studnets at ACAP all about it.

For me it reinforces the idea that therapy is not about a bunch of skills and techniques, it is about the safe, respectful relationship that is created between the counsellor and client.

The book has provided me with another layer of understanding regarding the conflict and confusion for a child when sexually abused by a loved one. The dialogue of the child, which goes between monster daddy and nice daddy is really effective in highlighting the challenges for the child and that sense of responsibility for the well being of the parent.

The discusion relating to dissociation and the fragmentation as well as flashbacks can be very informative for  a practitioner.