Everyone’s survival story is different and the effects of abuse vary from person to person. We believe, we listen and we understand, because many of the Support for Survivors family are fellow survivors too.
Our charity is run by a dedicated, compassionate and kind community of volunteers and trustees. Find out a little more about some of these people below.
Sally volunteers as a counsellor and psychotherapist, providing free support to those in need. Currently studying a master’s degree at university, she concentrates on a ‘humanistic’ approach, looking at our attachments, and using CBT to help alleviate some of the challenges that we may face.
Marilyn was abused as a child by a family friend and was told by her parents to never tell anyone. It was only later in life after a breakdown, did she find the courage to contact Support for Survivors. Since then she has never looked back and now supports other child abuse survivors.
Michelle was emotionally and sexually abused when she was a child and diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her 20s. She approached Support for Survivors to rest the demons of her child abuse and after two years is now training as a support worker to help others.
Tina relocated to Nottingham from Co. Durham with her two children and was with someone who treated her so badly that he kicked her and her children out and made them homeless. Later in life, Tina reached out to Support for Survivors and is now a volunteer support worker.