Nancy's Story

Nancy grew up in a very religious family, part of a Pentecostal church. However Nancy was gay and always knew this. Her parents were horrified and sent her twice to gay conversion therapy which did not work but left her highly traumatised. She was also exorcised and added to the trauma.

Eventually she ran away and went to America with her girlfriend where they got married because that ended her family’s conversion efforts. 

Over time she was divorced from her wife, not unexpectedly given the speed and motivation for the wedding.  She is now in a very happy settled relationship with another lovely young woman.  

I treated her for the trauma and worked with her so that she understands unconsciously that the trauma was not her fault but she needed to learn to love herself for who she is and, like every one of us, it was her responsibility to heal herself which she has done.