Heather Howard has been my therapist throughout.
When I first made contact with YP I just knew I had made the right decision in choosing to go ahead with therapy. I have never felt so relaxed and comfortable talking about very difficult topics and Heather has helped me to not only deal with past problems but also to see how I can have a future where I can use coping mechanisms.
She helped me realise that it’s O.K. to struggle with emotions and how I can overcome difficult times. She made me see that in fact I’m only human and when I have self-sabotaged through alcohol that I can turn things around. I now feel at a point where if I feel the urge to binge drink when my mood is low, I have strategies in place for dealing with this.
Heather has assured me, that whilst my therapy has come to a close, YP are always there and I have said that I would like to have maintenance sessions, intervals to be decided by me but maybe 3 x a year.
Thank you so much for helping me to feel normal!