Kinergy primarily supports client's in Bristol and the surrounding areas. This is how the numbers break down:
Sexual abuse (differing from Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Rape)
'I just want to thank kinergy for giving me [the] opportunity to have counselling with you and especially thank [my counsellor] for her wonderful support and believing in me... she has saved my life.'
'[The abuse had] a very debilitating effect on my mental and physical well being, encompassing every aspect of life... speaking to someone with a sound understanding of [my] many faceted problems [was] invaluable.'
'[The abuse] robbed me of my future... with counselling, you get out what you put in. You have to want to deal with the past and the pain, in order to move forward. Kinergy... have given me buy life back and a future to look forward to.'
'Being part of group therapy helped me realise I am not alone.'
'[The abuse] made me reclusive, short tempered and unable to forge trusting relationships. [The most helpful thing was] being able to open up about my feelings to someone I trusted... who had no judgement on what I was saying.'
'[The] abuse left me carrying shame and with no confidence... and very low self esteem. Future clients can expect life-changing support, care and compassion, the more you can discuss the better the recovery, [it] changed my life .
Relationships with others had improved
Improvement in day-to-day functioning
Challenged their thinking
Felt positive about the future
Increased ability to cope
Increased self-esteem and confidence
Experienced a positive impact in their mental health
Experienced a positive impact in their physical health
Experienced a positive impact in their employment or education
Decreased the amount of sick days taken at work