Stories of Hope
Georgina’s story Therapy Support
I am one in four. I am that person. I am the reality of sexual violence. It is my life’s experience. I was terrorised and entrapped as a child against my will. Much of my adult experience of life had at its core terror and anxiety.
In my darkest hours I thought there was absolutely no way through the shit I was dealing with. I believed that happy endings were for others and that the pain, terror and anxiety I felt were just too difficult to work through.
However, there is a way through and I am living proof of that.
I availed of One in Four’s group therapy. It was a powerful experience. I met some very courageous people in the group. I took heart from hearing that other people’s experiences were similar to my own. That was quite a revelation. With the help of professional psychotherapists, I was able to express my repressed feelings and memories associated with abuse.
I now know it was not my fault. I can look society in the face and not feel the shame that society has dished out to me through its discomfort with the issue itself. I do not have to feel guilty or ashamed. I can begin to learn to trust others and I am not alone.
Thank you One in Four for your help and support.