Annette was completely non-judgemental and treated me as a whole human being rather than a ‘problem drinker’. For years I had been plagued by shame and self-loathing because of excessive drinking. Annette allowed me to dictate the pace of therapy and I gradually reduced the amount I was drinking. I am absolutely delighted with the outcome. I am in control, and as a result, I am happier, healthier and wealthier! I am also more confident because I am not constantly trying to hide my drinking. I can thoroughly recommend Annette. She made what I feared would be either impossible or a long and difficult process, very easy and actually quite relaxing. There is nothing to fear in therapy when it is carried out by someone as professional as Annette.
The therapy has been very successful because I now have a better understanding of my symptoms and what to do to alleviate them. The key to this success is that Annette
was able to establish a safe, supportive, non-threatening environment within which we were able to explore my life and the many influences on it. I am grateful for her most professional advice and support.
Throughout my life I have suffered from depression and at times severe panic attacks, anxiety and worry, etc. I felt so much at ease at my initial meeting, the session was fantastic. I felt great when I came out, really positive and Annette gave me quite a few exercises which really helped.
The sessions helped me to think more clearly about the things on my mind and to deal with them in a calmer way. I generally felt more relaxed at the end of a session and enjoyed a good night’s sleep. I understand myself better and recognise that the ways in which I sometimes think aren’t always the best for my peace of mind.
What a saving angel I found Annette to be when I needed it most. I dread to think what would have happened if I hadn’t found her. Just to have someone listen, not condemn, and say the feelings are normal, was such a relief. I have recommended her to many friends in similar situations.
I would like to say a big thank you for all your help with my daughter who battled anxiety, low mood and poor self-esteem. We all supported her as best as we could but it was your contribution that really made the difference. She always came off the phone a lot calmer after speaking to you, you obviously have a skill there. It gave her the courage to let go of old habits and embrace the new.
Anxiety UK Client 2014 Telephone Counselling
I just wanted to thank you for all your help, using the strategies we practiced in sessions was key in helping me to turn everything around.
I have definitely lost the emotional weight I had carried so long and people comment how much lighter I appear to be. I was 100% certain the time was right to tackle issues from my childhood which were holding me back and not allowing me to move forwards with my life and be the person I wanted to be. I am so glad I took this journey and more importantly stuck with it. I could not have done this alone and I can’t thank Annette enough. Annette has a wonderful approach and always seems to come up with the right suggestions. To anyone considering therapy I can thoroughly recommend Annette. She is extremely professional and always makes you feel at ease.
I had buried childhood emotions so deep I could not resolve them. It was only through Annette’s help that I achieved this and have been able to move forward. Her understanding approach and professionalism made the experience calming and highly valued.
The sessions and exercises enabled us to find new ways of expressing our feelings for each other and avoid misunderstandings. This has strengthened our relationship and enabled us to show our feelings in a way we have never felt able to before.