I have never cried as much as I have over the last few years since the abuse I suffered as a child has been brought to the forefront of my mind. I am so much better now the counselling has finished and last week I only cried once! Before and during the counselling process, I tried very hard not to cry when I wasn’t talking to a professional. I was frightened that I would get distraught and didn’t want to get like that when I was alone. I cried a lot during the sessions, on the phone to SARSAS and to the GP and I always felt better afterwards. They kept reminding me that I didn’t need to feel guilty for not feeling OK, that I was getting over a traumatic event and it was perfectly normal and natural to feel how I did Knowing that I was behaving normally was very comforting!