Testimonials from clients who were asked the question - During the therapy what stood out as being of particular use to you?

 

Client A (Male) Presenting Issue: Breakdown of marriage and work related stress

'The relaxation techniques and Guided imagery were of huge benefit. Learning to focus on the positives in my life also helped me to change. Also, the relaxing manner of the counsellor were of great help'. 4 sessions

 

Client B (Female) Presenting Issue: Self Harming 15yr old Daughter

'Taking time to listen and teaching me coping strategies. Working with us as a family to discuss and work on improving our relationships. Listening to my daughter and helping her to get her needs met'. 8 sessions

 

Client C (Female) Presenting Issue: Sexual Abuse and Relationship difficulties:

'I felt that Angela was able to listen attentively and was able to offer very constructive advice. The relaxation techniques were lovely. It's nice that the sessions finished in a calm way, without the abrupt ending that timed sessions give'. 10 sessions

 

Woman suffering from trauma after being attacked by dogs.

Normally I would have frozen to the spot so I couldn't believe my response, it has made a big difference."

 

Young man who was self harming and had been diagnosed with clinical depression:

"Things are much better now, I'm getting on with my life and enjoying it."

 

Mother of client with flying phobia.

"My daughter overcame her fear of flying and flew to Italy the following week."

 

"Influential review in England finds that regional health inequality is rising" https://twitter.com/i/events/1232243169162448897

I am a care assistant earning minimum wage. I have a BSc psychology and an MA. I have over 20 year experience caring for people of all ages, with cognitive and physical disabilities and mental illnesses. We are constantly training. We are not #unskilled just undervalued

It has been a very very tough week for those affected by news in the TV industry, by the effects of bullying, by the many living with invisible illness who are daily misunderstood & by the reality of unkindness & indecency to each other. Changes will be made. No choice but to.❤️

Self-compassion is about recognising that you’re doing the best you can and showing yourself kindness, especially when things go wrong https://ideas.ted.com/how-to-be-kinder-to-yourself-self-compassion/

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