All my work is confidential.  Two of my clients have kindly agreed to share their thoughts, so that you can get a flavour of what it's like to have therapy with me.     

 

Case study 1

 

Why did you start therapy with me?

I’ve experienced trauma and depression, and during periods of my life I've had talking therapies that have given me skills to deal with these things, and helped me to reframe and release. I wanted more of that. 

I was unhappy at the time I approached you. I also wanted to explore myself, what was blocking me from living my best possible life.

 

What was it like? 

I didn’t know what to expect from the sessions… but you were so warm, accepting and flexible, and allowed me to explore what I needed to. 

You listened, reflected and brought information, useful techniques and ideas. I know you have faith in the universe and it shines through in your work.

I enjoy working with you. It is a meeting of equals. I understand that I need to practice what we discuss in order to see change... but equally if I come and tell you I’ve been crap, you understand and we work out why. There’s usually a good reason for it! 

 

How did it change things for you?

I do not feel like I’m being overdramatic if I say that working with you has changed my life. 

I trust and appreciate myself now. I can listen to my feelings with compassion instead of judgement. That has opened doors in my mind, boosting my confidence, contentment and feelings of wellbeing. And in the physical world, I’ve had a promotion at work, met a new man and I feel like life is flowing just right.

I know that there will be times that will be testing, but I have tools for them now and I know I can book a session. 

I’m still a bit of a perfectionist but I can (mostly!) step back, chuckle and appreciate that I’m a human being (and our beauty is often in our flaws) and move on.

 

Case study 2

Why did you start therapy with me?

I just couldn’t shake the feeling of being a square peg in a round hole. I felt I didn’t fit right in the world and I couldn’t deal with feeling like that any longer. I wanted to understand why.

 

What was it like?

I’ve had lots of therapy; CBT, counselling, mindfulness… and they all helped me to get to the point I was at before I worked with you. 

To be honest, I didn’t expect more than a good chat and a little more wisdom. But what I got was something totally different. A new perspective, a clearer perspective – but only if I was willing to accept it and be truly honest with myself.

You made me realise that I was the problem, in the nicest possible way. I was the one standing in the way of my own happiness. All I had to do was notice. Sounds easy… was bloody tough, but so worthwhile.

 

How has it changed things for you?

My life has completely changed. For the first time in 35 years, I am truly happy with myself and the person I am. I am content and open to life and all its wonders. I love myself more than I ever have, and I deserve all good things. I now truly believe that. 

 

What would you say to anyone considering therapy with me?

I would say everyone should try therapy with you. If you are willing to be honest and face up to the tough stuff, and really want to feel better about yourself, then this is for you. Even if you have had therapy before, give this a go. 

Words don’t really explain how it makes you feel. You have to experience it.