The Counsellor

The Counsellor

by Alison Kerwin


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It's painful to watch someone you love self-destruct, but it's worse learning to accept they're never coming back.

Danny was the brightest star. Adored by his family, he had a strong moral code and a powerful desire to help others-but his own demons were never far behind. Piece by piece, drug addiction stole Danny away, leaving nothing but pain behind.

In this raw and deeply personal account, Alison Kerwin shares the heartache of trying to support her brother through his addiction, the guilt of feeling responsible for fixing him, and the devastating impact his death had on her entire family.

During their last conversation, mere days before he died, Danny told Alison he'd like to be a counsellor. She scoffed at the time, but promised to look into it for him, as she always did. Still, she couldn't pretend it didn't make her laugh.

But she was wrong. Through his death, Danny taught her hard lessons about addiction and mental health, and made her realise once and for all that the only person you can ever hope to fix is yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838295400
Publisher: Alison Kerwin
Publication date: 11/13/2020
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Born in 1977, Alison Kerwin grew up in a small town called Leyland in the North West of England. She spent her formative years living in a three-bed semi with her mum, dad, brother Danny, and sisters Rachael and Claire.

Alison infamously won a calculator in a school competition when she was eight years old and once had five numbers come up in the lottery the week after she'd left the syndicate.

Considered 'the posh one' by her siblings-as her kids eat houmous and fajitas-she currently lives in Birkdale, Southport with her husband Eddie, children Peter and Lily, and their pet rats, Remy and Rizzo.

The Counsellor is Alison's first book.

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