Following the conviction of John Allen, and two years of specialist support and counselling, I have remained active in my pursuit of justice and recompense. I have continued with reading and researching for self-education. I have attained a Mindfulness Diploma and completed Unstructured Therapeutic Disclosure Training, a Recovery & Resilience Peer Specialist Training course, and a Communication course. I have also completed a wide range of Barnardo's CPD training courses through the Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). I have also completed Levels 1,2 & 3 Child Protection & Safeguarding.
It is my desire to use my ‘lived’ and professional experience as a resource to help and inform others.
CPTSD, PSTD, and ACE symptoms are part of who I am, but my resilience has been forged in the fire of adversity and this means I function well - most of the time.