‘Forced me to come out of my denial and acknowledge the abuse that has occurred both in the past and still is (but to a lesser extent as I am standing up for my rights as much as I can for now). Starting to see impacts and nudging me to do something about it. PS: I literally just came out of denial – my counsellors known almost since the beginning but there were other issues which dominated my conscious mind first’. Helen, Research Assistant. (participant in ‘Abusive families’ workshop)