These fictional stories are created from elements of the many calls our counsellors take each day. They illustrate a few of the typical stories we hear, but to preserve privacy, they are not based on any one person.
Up at uni, Ethan’s first lecture of the day was starting, but he stayed curled up under the covers, staring at the wall. Trying to make sense of what had happened.
Tilly had just turned 18 the day she heard about the party. She knew what her mum would say before she even asked. No way.
Sue was scrolling through cheesy old photos of college life on Facebook when she saw his face. In an instant, the memories flooded back. The things he’d done to her, the pain and the fear.
A few years after his son was born, Ed realised he needed to find some help. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to be a proper dad, the kind of dad he wanted to be.