Anya’s Story

 

Like many teenagers, Anya found it difficult to open up to her mum. Particularly after her experience of sexual assault, she wanted to find a way to communicate with her and feel heard. Mum also missed spending time with Anya, and was struggling to express her emotions.

The two were referred to our mediation team, and in these sessions, they were encouraged to start talking about how they view their relationships. They realized they specifically wanted to work on feeling supported, and understood. We helped them recognize their different conflict styles, and they have seen a massive improvement in being able to express themselves and manage their anger.