The stories, pictures and comments below come from people who have experienced Family Therapy as clients. Sometimes clients are referred to as ‘service users’. AFT prefers to call them ‘experts by experience’. Sometimes, to protect the anonymity of our ‘experts by experience’, we have edited or changed identifying details.
University of Brighton Digital Media Design students have created short animated films using testimonies from young people, adults and families who've experienced family therapy. AFT's thanks and congratulations go to the students for their creativity. The films are scattered throughout these 'Messages of Hope' and can also be viewed and dowloaded as a series.
‘It takes courage to say to your family maybe therapy might help us. A turning point for me was when I saw that not as failure but as a gesture of love. We cared enough to try. We’ve sorted lots of stuff out between us. We did it together’.