The following client experiences of counselling may help you decide whether I am the right therapist for you

“‘After feeling overwhelmed by various life events for a few weeks and countless conversations with friends about not feeling like myself, I decided I should stop burying my head in the sand and actually seek help. I have now been receiving Alex’s invaluable support for just a month, but already I can see that I hadn’t been burying my head in the sand for a few weeks; it had in fact been a few years. I can honestly say that I have never felt so understood and, in such a short time, it has already made the world of difference to me. The setting in which sessions take place is safe and tranquil, and the environment is one of trust with complete absence of judgement. I think there is still too much stigma around the idea of counselling or therapy, which is a real shame. The world throws so much at us so it is no wonder that sometimes it is simply too much to process alone. The scariest part of all of this is just accepting that you need support and making that initial phone call. Everything after that only gets easier and your life suddenly seems more manageable. I feel it is one of the best investments I have made.’

— (B.I)

‘I needed to talk to someone about my marriage. Counselling was always in the back of my mind but did not feel brave enough to make the call. Things became too hard at home and I decided to give Alex a call which turned out to be the best thing I could have done! Alex is warm , engaging and professional. The toughest problems that I was going through began to feel better with time and I have an understanding about myself that helps me cope differently to the problems faced a year ago.’

— (N.Y)

‘Thank you so much for all your support over the past two years, it really helped me when I was at the lowest point and I am so happy I got through it and I really do owe a lot of that to you’

— (K.O)

‘After a few weeks of trying to cope with my emotions following my sisters death, I realised that I needed support. I found Alex through a counselling referral service. I was welcomed by Alex to share my deepest feelings in a very trusting and warm environment. Through Alex’s guidance and knowledge, I was able to understand what I was feeling and why. Alex helps me to stay grounded and see situations for what they are, which I could not do on my own. For this, I am truly grateful!’

— (J.H)

‘Thanks for all of your help. I don’t think I could have gone through my divorce in one piece if you had not been there supporting me through the process.’

— (T.N)