”Before I started therapy with Mark I was carrying severe emotional baggage that was seriously preventing me from living my life.
Having been exposed to mental, physical and financial abuse in my home, I reached a point where I could no longer carry on living my day to day with a ‘normal’ piece of mind. My anxiety and self esteem was so severe that I was too scared to speak my mind and enjoy the everyday laughter. Despite having completed a Masters from a top university and securing full time employment in a competitive field, I didn’t believe in myself, in my capabilities or that my family or friends around me even loved me.
I was severely ashamed of being female and of my ethnicity because of the cultural negativity that I had been witness to much of my childhood, something I never admitted to a single soul until I started working with Mark. I was at that point where I was even afraid of spending time with my own mother, because the trauma that I had experienced was all too alive and well despite being far away from harm. I didn’t trust myself, nor did I trust my ability to interact with others and without sounding too cliché, life just didn’t seem to be getting any better.
Words cannot truly articulate how incredibly talented a therapist Mark is. I genuinely have worked through my anxiety, guilt, shame, fear and trauma to the point where it genuinely does not affect my everyday living at all, I am in full control of myself and more than able to handle the challenges of everyday living. What the human mind is capable of is truly amazing and there are skilled people like Mark to bring that out in us. Despite the challenges life may bring, the human body and mind is truly able to restore and it is people like Mark who are there to help us along the way.
I cannot recommend Mark enough and hope that more people start investing in themselves and in therapy.
Lots and lots of warm wishes, Fatimah