A selection of comments received from people I have counselled
Ken: I'd suffered from anxiety for many years and it had taken over my life. Being able to talk about it and identify some coping strategies with Steve helped me gain control over my anxiety and my life again. My life is completely different now.
Rachael: My relationship had collapsed and my ex partner was still a negative part of my life. I was at my wits end when I came to see Steve but he made me feel comfortable, so much so that I felt I could talk about how I felt without being judged. I realised how much my self esteem had been affected and counselling allowed me to build that back up. I'm not sure where I would have been if I hadn't gone for counselling.
Martin: I'd never had an issue in my life until I got a new management job at work and started to suffer from stress. Steve didn't judge me, but helped me understand what I was going through and what to do to make things better. I eventually went back to work and little by little was able to become who I used to be. I always thought counselling was for other people, but realise now its for everyone.
Jane: I had always been a confident person but having lost two jobs and been bullied at work I felt my world collapsing around me. Steve was really good at making me feel at ease and listened to my problems, no matter how small or large. I really feel we connected and this helped me look at my issues in a different way. I would definitely recommend Steve as a counsellor and feel I have beaten back the negatives in my life.
Margaret: My husband died suddenly and I felt like I couldn't go on. Talking with Steve made me feel I didn't have to forget my husband but could keep his memory alive and that I was understood. I feel the counselling support I received helped me deal with my husband's loss as I was listened to and supported. I was allowed to take my own journey and on the way found coping strategies which I am still using to this day.