Clients who have been helped by Aurora have generously and bravely added their testimonials so far. In some cases names and circumstances have been changed to preserve the anonymity of our clients.
The atmosphere is something I have not come across before - it is compassionate in form and content. Everything about the place, the sessions and all the staff make it all about support and kindness. It is the therapeutic equivalent of unconditional love - which is the only real way of changing people's lives.
Aurora gives the sort of treatment that can make long term and deep change - where people can radically change their lives and free themselves from the issues that have been dominating and destroying their lives. The need for this sort of intervention in people's lives is impossible to overstate.
Personally, I am deeply grateful that I found Aurora. It would be amazing to think that this sort of treatment might become more widely available and that the kind of hope I have found might replace the despair of other people who have never received the sort of support that they need/deserve - and which Aurora is able to give.
At Aurora I have felt comfortable to discuss personal issues such as various addictions that I have not been able to talk about before. I have also received complimentary treatments that have helped me relax.
In my opinion Aurora is unique because of its holistic approach to abuse and the mental health and addictions that are connected to it. People from all walks of life and incomes can have immediate care which is not available under the NHS.
The environment is calm and loving and you feel immediately at ease. This is not common in therapist's offices. The opening hours are accessible to those who have to work during the day, who otherwise would not have come to therapy. There are many different therapies available under one roof which is important to those who are not at ease going to new places for these therapies.
I have found my experiences at the Foundation very valuable in that I am healing in a manner which resonates with me and I can understand. The progress I feel I have made in my short time seeing Susannah is phenomenal as I feel stronger and better able to cope and am able to trust my own healing and feel more confident in myself. I have a brighter outlook on life because I know someone understands me and am meeting like-minded people who I feel comfortable with.
The Aurora Foundation gave me help and support at a time in my life when I didn't know where or who to turn to. I had contacted several counselling services which were impersonal, inflexible in terms of appointments and unrealistic in terms of cost. Due to the generous discounted rate at Aurora, I could afford to attend weekly and even bi-weekly sessions when I needed it most. It also helps that Aurora specifically deals with trauma.
I am eternally grateful for the time, patience and love shown to me by Susannah and her team. I recommend to anyone struggling as a result of past trauma to use this wonderful facility, I only wish there were many more in existence. The only downside of the Aurora Foundation in my experience was that at the time I could have really used a residential facility, it could not offer it to me. However, I am confident that in the future this will become a reality.
I am eternally grateful for the time, patience and love shown to me by Susannah and her team. I recommend to anyone struggling as a result of past trauma to use this wonderful facility, I only wish there were many more in existence.