When I came to see you for the first time I was feeling a lot of embarrassment and shame. I had never had counselling before and felt like a failure. I quickly realised you weren’t judging me and I felt I could speak to you about anything, which was a very new experience for me. I don’t feel ashamed now – I’m actually really proud of myself!Male, Age 42
Feeling able to bawl my eyes out and not feel awkward or like a burden was so healing. No-one else in my life could have coped with my grief, but you were there, with compassion and care by the bucket load! Thank you alwaysFemale, Age 27
Thank you for being brave enough to deal with my prickly side that hides the true me underneath.Female, Age 39
Thank you for never treating me like a batty old lady and taking interest in my many stories! Although there’s years between us, we are equals in this mad world! Travelling back through my life story and understanding what has made me, me, has left me feeling more at peace.Female, Age 85
Sarah helped me during a very difficult time in my life. She listened and helped me make sense of things. She always made me feel comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend her!Female, Age 38
Sarah has helped me in ways others couldn’t. I have always felt supported and comfortable discussing my difficulties in our sessions and Sarah has helped me to understand my emotions and frustrations. Most of all, Sarah has instilled a sense of self-worth in me. Thank you so much for your kindness, support, understanding and direction at a time in my life when I felt lost and stuck.Male, Age 33
Not only were you an amazing listener, you also always made me feel validated no matter how big or small my problems were. Your approach was always professional yet the environment you created was more informal providing me with the ability to open up and feel safe discussing things with you.
I loved working with you and thanks to your support and professional help I am proud of the person I have become. Thank you for helping me understand how to grow and come to terms with my trauma. If anyone I know ever needs a counsellor, I would recommend you in a heartbeat.Female, Age 19