Confidentiality and privacy is adhered to according to counselling ethical standards. As such, these clients have given me permission to publish their testimonials where pseudonyms have been used to protect their identities.
They’ve shared their stories to help you on your path to healing and recovery.
I felt embarrassed about my childhood and I didn’t want people to know what I went through. My privacy was important to me as and I didn’t want to attend counselling in an area where people knew who I was.
Within 3 counselling sessions I started to feel better. I wasn’t crying as much and had better control over my emotions. I found that I can be more open when talking about myself with other people. I feel more at peace within. I’ve come to understand that things that happened to me during my childhood wasn’t my fault and I had no control over it.
I would definitely recommend Rita as a counsellor because of her listening technique which was non-interruptive, allowing me to talk. She provided simple life skill suggestions, was supportive and understanding.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. “DB” – Counselling client
I felt that it was a weakness to ask for help before coming to the conclusion that counselling would be a benefit. Rita made me feel so comfortable and spoke to me on my own level. It only took 2 – 3 sessions to notice a difference to how I was feeling. I describe it as untangling a ball of string.
What I found after spending time with Rita is that I began to feel more in control of my life than ever and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. Some other benefits is that I have are clarity of mind, improved mental well-being and I’m sure than I a better partner and parent.
I was comfortable to share with Rita. She was not judgemental and has incredible warmth and empathy. Meeting her was an amazing experience. I feel the best I ever have. She is a very special lady. Thanks Rita! “Johnny” – Counselling client
I found a way of working with my emotions and dealing with the problems in my life, without feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and sadness.
What I found most helpful, was that I could talk through my issues without judgement. I had support and acknowledgement of how I was feeling, and it was normal for my situation. I gained confidence in believing my inner voice, and learned that it’s ok to cry and to share my experience.
I noticed a change in how I was feeling within 3 sessions. I found Rita to be a very calm and supportive individual. She is non-judgemental and cares for you. I would recommend her services. I would like to thank her for being there when I felt like I was drowning. “New Life” – Counselling client
I didn’t want to come to counselling because I was frightened about facing my negative thoughts and what the outcome could be. After attending weekly sessions it was 3 – 4 months before I could see things clearer. I found out what was real to me and how I can withstand everyday issues.
I acknowledged my negative thoughts and found ways to fight them. I now have self-belief, a better life style and am more optimistic about the future.
I would recommend Rita as a therapist, and have done so to other friends. She takes it at your own pace and will have you understanding when that light bulb moment happens. “Belinda” – Psychotherapy client
I was feeling overwhelmed but thought going to counselling was just another thing I had to do with the limited time I had.
I had always felt that somehow, I was very different to others in how I thought or acted. I felt supported by Rita and found it wasn’t wrong to be me. She helped me see things that were probably obvious but she helped me understand why I was reacting to things that were clear to understand.
As a result, I’m more confident, feel calm and a sense of normality. This occurred after 2 sessions.
I would recommend Rita as I felt she really listened and genuinely wanted to help. I have been to counselling before and had not felt so comfortable as I did with her. I felt she was very empathetic.
Thank you for helping me. I enjoyed talking with you.
“Dreamweaver” – Counselling client