ED Dec 23
“I saw Kate for 14 sessions, during this time she helped me through a challenging year, she listened to everything in detail and helped me understand my relationships. At every step she explained things clearly and even demonstrating some methods and techniques practically to me, which really helped as I learn so much more this way.
She has taught how to manage my anxiety and panic attacks, which has helped me daily ever since, I also now understand where it comes from. I also have boundaries in place which has helped my relationships and low mood. I now struggle less and look forward to much more.
I would definitely recommend Kate, she made me feel comfortable and safe straight away and I would not hesitate to come back to her for further sessions if I need them.”
KM Aug 2023
I have been speaking with Kate for about 4 months and can honestly say, when I first met her, I was a mess. I could not get a handle on my emotions, I was struggling to navigate losing my business, looking after my 4 year old and running a home for my family. I had not long received an ADHD diagnosis which threw a lot more issues in to the mix.
From my first session with Kate she put me at ease. I could tell instantly that she was the right fit for me because she was clear in her approach, explaining how our sessions would play out and what each of our roles would be. I liked how direct Kate was because I needed help, I did not need someone to just sit and listen, I needed guidance and kindness and Kate gave me both.
Kate was a great listener and often I would leave her sessions feeling lighter, calmer and sometimes even empowered. Our sessions gave me a lot to think about and this helped me sort through my thoughts and emotions and re-order what was important, what I could change and what I could let go of. This for me was the biggest change.
I know that if /when I need help again, it will be Kate I go to. Thank you Kate, you’ve changed my life.
BM Feb 2023
“I reached out to get counselling due to struggling mentally on a daily basis. The minute I met Kate I felt comfortable and completely trusted her. Initially our appointments were a place to offload for me and I looked forward to each week. Our weekly sessions gradually helped me overcome the many things that I was battling with inside my own head. I felt that each time we met, Kate helped me learn and understand things about myself. This in turn made me progress into someone that loves life again and thinks more positively. I can’t thank Kate enough for her genuine kindness and understanding of me. I left her feeling a different person to the one I was thanks to Kate.”
LW Feb 2023
“My background – I was a newly bereaved widow whose husband passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Six months into widow hood I knew I needed help – I was anxious, sad, grieving, painfully lonely and utterly bereft, I did not believe there was a future. I met Kate one Saturday, I was so anxious not knowing what to do or say. Kate put me at ease and the words that will I always carry with me is “there is no judgement from me”. It was as if a light started to penetrate the darkness. I am so very thankful that Kate has never given up on me. Kate has endless kindness, empathy and compassion and is teaching me these skills, along with how to smile again. My future is a work in progress but I do now feel I have a future now due to Kate and the time we have shared together which I hope can continue for a while longer.”
LS March 2023
“I can only thank you for your understanding as a single mum with a complex son and the patience you showed in listening to me and the practical work we undertook together was a breakthrough in my emotional and at times unsettling and frustrating journey. Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less and smile a whole lot more!”
RE June 2023
“I have been going to Kate for about 2 months now and can honestly say that I have seen such an improvement in myself during this time. Kate is very caring and really wants to work with you to help you heal and uses a range of different methods and techniques to do this, all whilst making sure you are comfortable and feel safe. Kate has helped me deeply with past trauma and how to cope with daily struggles in particular with anxiety, I cannot recommend her more!”
RH July 2023
“When I first met Kate, I was in a very bad place but she was calm, compassionate and when needed, challenged me to overcome my difficulties. I was able to pinpoint a lot of issues that I couldn’t see and realise the original trigger points. She also was able to teach me a way to manage my anxiety, even in situations where I couldn’t think clearly. I’d recommend Kate to anyone who needs therapy and will return to her when and if I need further help.”
MR July 2023
“Since the age of 16 I have experienced therapy on numerous occasions. All based on CBT (offered through NHS services) I have felt this has simply attempted to apply a plaster to the wounds without really addressing the underlying causes. Because of this I have never truly felt that previous therapy has been successful.
With Kate’s style of therapy I finally feel I am unlocking who I am and truly healing. She has been able to explain clearly, and when needed demonstrate practically to me, cycles and patterns which I have been experiencing within personal relationships. The work we have done has had a big impact on my self-belief and also how I engage with family members on a daily basis. The positive changes I am experiencing, I really feel, are taking place deep within me rather than just on the surface. Some of my biggest realisations have taken place through the writing activities, the fairy tale and the poem. Two of these provided extremely significant contributions to the work I have been doing and completely took me by surprise. I am not sure that these would have ever come to light without Kate’s methods.
I originally sought Kate’s therapy due to present day challenges which were overwhelming me. Her therapy has taken me on a journey through my life and relationships, healing these core wounds gradually, and enabling me to really understand myself. I am now experiencing more strength and clarity towards my present day challenges as a result of this and although I am mindful that there is still more work to be done, I have never experienced such progress from previous therapy. Having longed for my perfect fairy tale since childhood, I finally feel like I am taking control of my own life story and waking up from a very long sleep… Thank you x.”