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Counselling and therapy offer complete confidentiality but the following clients have kindly agreed to share their experiences. Should you wish to make contact, please ask.

“Val makes you feel comfortable and safe, she helped me to challenge my unhelpful thinking and showed me how to replace it with a healthier way of dealing with things. She has an honest, no-nonsense approach and is compassionate and understanding. The skills I learned during therapy sessions have transformed my life.” D147

“I am eighteen years of age and have been suffering with anxiety for the last couple of years. I was feeling very self- conscious, worrying all the time what my friends thought of me. I began to avoid my friends and felt really low. My GP recommended Val to my mother and suggested I talk to her. I was very reluctant to talk to anyone, but was feeling so unhappy I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did, as Val was really easy to talk to and she understood the pressures of being a teenager. She encouraged me to talk about what was going in my life and helped me understand what was causing me to feel and behave the way I did. She helped me change the way I think about myself and my life and I am so much happier.” D128

“Val has patiently helped me explore my thinking and beliefs and has helped me to develop ways to work with challenges and frustrations in a far healthier way. As a result of this I feel a lot less stressed and anxious and far more able to cope. My whole family has noticed the difference, with far less tension and much better communication between us.” B36

“I was referred to therapy to help me deal with feeling angry all the time. Val listened to me and she didn’t make me feel she was judging me. She helped me calm down, look at things from others point of view and helped me to stop thinking that I could control everyone and everything. I am now in a new job which I really like and things are so much easier.” C78