Testimonials

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… I instantly felt like a weight had been lifted

“Almost 6 years ago I lost one of the closest people to me in my life but I had tucked away my grief as it seemed too painful to embrace.
5 years on I was finding it harder and harder to shut away which had a knock on affect on other aspects of life.

Counselling didn’t seem like an option to me as it couldn’t bring that person back, so how could it help?

My first phone-call with Jacqui completely eradicated any doubt on how counselling could help as I instantly felt like a weight had been lifted just by talking on the phone, Jacqui listened and said she was there to help.

Jacqui has a way of listening, talking and advising, being professional yet sympathetic when the flood gate of tears open, that made me feel completely at ease at the sessions and like I was talking to a long lost friend.

After each week I started to I feel so much clearer, lighter and things started to click into place again.

Jacqui helped me put all the pieces back together again and for that I will be eternally grateful

I strongly recommend Jacqui to help anyone go through any time”
Kirsty

My time spent with Jacqui has been life changing

“Several months ago I went to my GP asking for help because I had realised I was in a dangerously black place. The way I explain my depression is that it’s like been suffocated in black, it’s like drowning in it… I felt I needed to confront my demons rather than just change how I dealt with the negative emotions.

I must admit I was sceptical but my time spent with Jacqui has been life changing, maybe even lifesaving. I am going out of the house, I’m still anxious, but I go out and I enjoy it while I’m there. I’ve stopped hating/resenting.

My marriage is back on track. I have clarity, light and hope for the future now. I no longer go to bed every night hoping I won’t wake up.

My house is clean and tidy and my pains are now few and most definitely perfectly normal wear and tear for a 56 year old, who’s jumped out of planes and been run into the ground in the armed forces.”
Heather

It sounds cliché but I could not have done it without you

“When I first went to see Jacqui I was feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, and I didn’t think that I would ever feel differently.

Jacqui’s help and support, patience and good humour made me realise I could change those feelings and how I viewed myself and my relationships with others.

Thank you so much Jacqui: it sounds cliché but I could not have done it without you walking through that tunnel of darkness by my side.”
RM

Very empathetic and she quickly gained good insight into my problems

“I came to see Jacqui when I was feeling at a particularly low ebb.  I was having family problems around addiction and mental health which were weighing me down and affecting all areas of my life. 

I found Jacqui to be very empathetic and she quickly gained good insight into my problems. I think that because of her extensive experience she was able to grasp how I was feeling and give excellent support. 

I would highly recommend her as a Counsellor/Therapist.”
Ann

I had a lot of problems from my past which she helped me to accept and move on

“Jacqui made sense of the problems I had and put things in perspective. she helped me enormously over a period of 6 months and let me talk and cry until things seemed a bit better.

She gave me good advice and just listened sometimes while I unburdened myself. I had a lot of guilt and anger that needed to be explained that it was a natural stage of grief. I would say that she is extremely professional and good at her job.

I had a lot of problems from my past which she helped me to accept and move on.

I can recommend her to be a very accomplished counsellor.”
Mrs S

Sympathetic, non-judgemental and honest approach

“I was referred to Jacqui for counselling by my GP as I was suffering from moderate depression.

Having had no previous experience of counselling I was a little anxious and uncertain about what it would entail and how it might benefit me.

However, from the first session Jacqui put me at ease and I felt comfortable talking to her about the very personal issues that were troubling me.

Jacqui’s sympathetic, non-judgemental and honest approach gave me confidence to deal with some very difficult problems. I went to her at a very low time and I am very glad that I did. I would highly recommend Jacqui as a counsellor.”
David

… become a much stronger, confident and happier person

“I very much liked Jacqui’s way of counselling, as she listened to my stories with great understanding and consideration, always giving me back very sound advice on how to see the situation from all different aspects.

She counselled me for 2 years and helped me immensely. 

I would thoroughly recommend her, as her input in my sessions have helped me ascertain my life and become a much stronger, confident and happier person.”
Ruth

Jacqui is compassionate, caring & practical

“After listening carefully to my story I felt Jacqui was able to understand my situation immediately which felt very reassuring.  

Every session brought more clarity & and I was therefore able to begin to understand myself and how I was functioning.  

Jacqui has made a huge difference to my life which has enabled me to move forward and make clearer decisions.  

Jacqui is compassionate, caring & practical and I highly recommend her services.”
Jennifer