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I was so low when I first made contact that I did not expect much. I have had hours of therapy previous to my time with Rayna where I felt I got limited benefit, yet this was the other end of the scale. The results were positively and entirely out of all proportion to the amount of time I invested. It is not an understatement to say that the treatment has saved my life. Whilst most veterans and emergency service workers may have had fleeting thoughts of a destructive nature, even if not serious, mine definitely were. I was close to ending myself, and looking back, it was the lack of resilience I had at the time that was the largest contributor. Rayna was so skilful in getting me to an emotional place where I could start. One of the things that is so crippling about depression, is being so low, you cannot even reach the bottom rung of the ladder. Rayna was instrumental in giving me a powerful, but exceptionally gentle, leg up.

The treatment was such that I was able to discuss and adopt coping strategies, along with some seriously scientific and effective treatments that allowed me to keep my head above water. One of the most powerful techniques employed was the “Rewind Technique”. [I will include a link to info about it] I did this twice in my case - once for a recent abusive relationship (which was the trigger to my referral) and one for the 27 years of collective trauma I experienced in both the Army and the police. And it is truly magical. Although feeling the most tired I have ever felt after a full night’s sleep after it, the treatment allowed me to look at the events I had lived through much more objectively, and now they do not cause the emotional triggers they once did. Mind-blowing, and mind-saving. After this treatment, and as the the situational problems that triggered my condition started to pass, I was able to make headway into the next stage of my life—which, at the time of writing is still full of stress and uncertainty. It was the treatment I had, and the compassionate nature of the therapy I received that allowed me to get to where I am.

I am now in a position where I am back to work, fighting my current fights positively rather than destructively, and genuinely feel positive about my future. Contrast that to just 6 months ago, where I was clinically depressed and anxious, had the darkest of thoughts, and saw no light at the end of a tunnel. Now, I’m occupying the fast lane on the road to recovery and I have the tools available to get me to where I need to be. Overall, the experience of this method was life-changing. I would wholeheartedly recommend this type of treatment for others. I believe in it that much, that for my last career, I want to train as a Human Givens psychotherapist myself. I have applied for funding and enquired about courses. That is how much I believe in it, and that is not in short as a direct result of the compassionate and inspiring treatment I got from Rayna.

Matt, referred by PTSD Resolution a charity offering free HG therapy to veterans and family.
completed in 12 sessions (November 2022)

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