My Story – Young Life
I first fell in love at the age of seven and have been fascinated with relationship dynamics ever since.
Growing up with my brother and two sisters in the back of rough East London pubs, in the 1970s and 80s, I witnessed incessant violence against both my parents from customers in what was, in effect, our front dining room.
The almost nightly violence and malice of the raging drunks who patronised our pub, had a deep affect on me.
I saw first hand the tragic and disastrous impact of addiction. If you’re not familiar with Hackney in London, during my childhood it was definitely not a wholesome and enriching environment to raise children. Financial trouble, family conflict and danger were the trademarks of my home and family life as a child.