When Corey was 16 he got involved with a gang. Weapons and drugs became part of his everyday life and a way for him to unleash his anger.
Corey knew that he was on the wrong track but his frustration kept him caught in a vicious cycle. He tried several times to leave the gang until one day several of the members were arrested for instigating a violent attack. He knew he’d had a lucky escape and that it was time to get out while he still could.
Corey’s mum had become increasingly concerned about him. She loved her son so much but being a single parent with a really sick child to look after meant that she didn’t have much time or energy left for Corey. A friend stepped in and suggested that she ask Corey try some counselling with us at Relate.
Where's Corey now?
Corey ended up attending ten sessions with a counsellor. The more he talked, the more he realised that he was OK. That his feelings were normal and that he wouldn’t always be trapped in this angry cycle.
*This case study is loosely based on the kind of scenarios we work with, as opposed to a specific client. Relate never shares the stories of our clients without permission, even with names and details changed.