What Other Children Say

“Fresh Start – new beginnings is a fantastic service for anyone who, like me, has been unfortunate enough to suffer sexual abuse.”

“The team is all really friendly. They never close your case either; If you’ve been to Fresh Start – new beginnings once, you can go back again if you need it. I finished my first set of counselling and I’m going back this New Year for some extra support.”

“Fresh Start – new beginnings was the first step in a series that would help me come to terms with what happened to me. It’s hard to talk about it, but it gets better!

“Don’t be afraid to be honest. Be honest and you will overcome what has happened but you will need to help yourself to be helped. Don’t be scared. You will be a better person at the end of therapy.”

“Everyone’s really understanding. It’s not as scary as you think it is.”

“Since you are reading this I can assume that you have experienced some form of sexual abuse. If this is the case then I am talking to YOU now, you are not to blame. You were not to blame, you never will be. The first step to recovery is coming to this website. Everyone here recognises and understands what you went through. You really aren’t alone. The anxiety, the nightmares, the flashbacks, the thoughts … we all have some symptoms. But remember that your experiences do not define you, only YOU can define you. You are strong, brave and going to be okay. Trust me.”