Elise – Gold Coast
October 7, 2016
I have had several Gestalt Therapy appointments with Susie Sharman. Six of these were in 2010 as a “volunteer client” when she was in her 3rd year of training. As we were both working full time, I would see Susie after work or sometime,s on a Saturday afternoon. I loved going to Susie’s home in the Gold Coast hinterland and the room she used for counselling was always comfortable and peaceful.
In many ways, I have had a hard life, coming from an abusive background throughout my childhood. I ended up leaving school when I was 14. At 16, I had a child to look after on my own. The greatest benefit I have had from the counselling sessions I have had with Susie is the feeling of peace I now feel with myself and my years of early abuse.
I have recently seen Susie again for other problems in my life. Gestalt Therapy has been a great help to me to build my low self-esteem and to become aware of negative patterns in my life. These changes have helped me to feel much better about myself and to have enough confidence to do a couple of courses at TAFE to better my job prospects. I no longer have to rely on social security payments or jobs I have hated – like cleaning people’s houses or working as a housemaid in a big hotel in order to earn enough money for my daughter and I to live on.
I was very pleased to hear that Susie was starting her own therapy business. I know she has wanted to do this for many years and I wish her well.