Emma’s Story


When I first met Sarah Turner at the Harrogate Sanctuary (following a 20 year relationship with alcohol) I was scared stiff that I would fail to change my life. We discussed my journey, the chaos the heartbreak and the tough days caused by booze. Sarah understood my fear yet we concluded that the alternative of continuing my drinking career would lead to a whole set of scarier events.

And so I began the six week program. The first surprise was that the fear was so much worse than the reality. Sarah’s approach was firm, honest & fair. Always timely, I was never alone & never judged. As days turned into weeks, my head cleared, confidence grew, & I began to sleep better, achieve more, spend less, tone up, and gain my self-confidence back.

Sarah has such a centred approach, which has enabled me to achieve what 6 months ago I could only ever have dreamt of. It’s been said before by Sarah’s clients, and yet I firmly second that I would be more than happy to talk to anyone considering the 6 week program. As a result working through it myself I have walked away from chaos & exhaustion caused by booze & feel confident that I have succeeded in changing my life and will continue to do so.

Author: Sarah Turner

Founder of the Harrogate Sanctuary.