Pretty Nostalgic magazine features The Hope Street Centre
We are delighted to share with you a recent article in Pretty Nostalgic magazine, which features one clients' experiences at The Hope Street Centre. In the piece, freelance writer Lisa Jarmin describes her time as a client with us, and shares some beautiful images of Hope Street.
Lisa says of her experience:
I didn’t know that Hope Street existed until I was referred for counselling at The Hope Street Centre. I was having a miserable, high-risk pregnancy with threatened miscarriage, debilitating morning sickness and test results that suggested something was wrong with the baby. Work was unhelpful, and after fighting to stay at my job, I eventually gave in and agreed to be signed off with stress. I didn’t think counselling would help. I needed a new line manager and a body capable of carrying a baby full term, not therapy. The Centre was based on a side street, behind NatWest, hiding cobbles and curious brickwork and quaint cottages. I didn’t mind sitting there each week, stroking my bump and discussing my worries. After my last session, I left to see a perfect rainbow stretching across the street, which echoed how I felt: when things seem dark, it is OK to have hope. My son was born healthy and, whilst things are not always perfect, when things get dark I make time to walk up Hope Street to remind myself that hope makes life so much lighter.
We would like to thank Lisa for sharing her work - testimonials don't come much better than this! Thanks also to Pretty Nostalgic magazine for letting us use the piece on our website.
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