As William Shakespeare said: “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts.” I believe we are the ones who create our own stories of life.

My purpose as a substance misuse counsellor developed through my own journey, personal experiences and awakening, which included struggles with getting lost in my teens, depression after giving birth to my children, using substances to find happiness. I have traveled through darkness and light and eventually found the inner peace. I learned to accept who I am and others, to see goodness in everyone and beauty in everything. Substance misuse is just a learned behaviour and if it’s learned we can unlearn it provided that we have the necessary tools to cope and replace it with sustainable new and healthy behaviour.

Veronica loves meditating, singing, dancing, hiking, gardening, cooking veggie food, art and craft, playing music, and travelling. Anything creative, fun, and healthy to body and mind.