After I had left the first counselling-session with Katharina Schuldner, I whispered to myself under my breath: “I´ve made it! At last, I have found someone who understands, who knows exactly what I´ve been talking about and what I´ve been through.” I felt I had an anchorhold for the first time. The relief is huge. It is healing. It gave me back a true sense of my own value, of my integrity – after years of undermining and unjustified assault.
Katharina Schuldner listens with an appreciation of what it is like to be abused in this way by an intimate partner, parent, colleague, even friend. In our ongoing conversations, I feel she is like a concerned and determined trade union representative supporting my rights as a worker. She encourages me to stand up for myself and explains how to do it. She offers solidarity and a renewed sense of life being worthwhile.