At the age of 18, I decided to tell my parents that I was gay and this wasn’t an easy decision. It was hard for me to say and hard for them to hear. When I went to see a counsellor, I found someone who really listened and helped me look at my life with a new perspective and understanding. She gave me support in a way that I never thought was possible and I cannot thank her enough. It is still not an easy ride for me or for my family but at least we are talking about this in the open and they have now accepted the situation. My whole family support me and this couldn’t have happened without their support.
In June 2011, Charles C said:
I felt so guilty that I was not able to look after my elderly parents in the way I wanted to. It was a challenging time in my life for me. I went to see a counsellor and she gave me a new understanding and helped me to manage the many demands on my time . With appreciation.
In June 2011, Angie P said:
My son is dependent on drugs and consulting a counsellor has given me a greater understanding of his situation plus some guidance as to where to seek additional help for him and for all of our family. It is reassuring to know that she is always there to give advice when needed.
Angie P. Watford
In June 2011, Ann W said:
My partner and I were experiencing sexual difficulties and really didn’t appreciate how much this was affecting our lives. It wasn’t an easy decision to go and see a counsellor but I now wish we would have done it sooner. We now have a much stronger relationship.
Ann W. London
In June 2011, James T said:
I had a car accident, after which I couldn’t sleep at night and kept on thinking back to the incident. My father suggested that I go and see a Trauma counsellor and to start off with I wasn’t very keen. But I did go and he has helped me to understand why I am feeling like I am and I am really better able to cope with my life now. I can’t thank you enough as it was such a scary experience.
James T. Hertfordshire
In June 2011, Jan & Henry P said:
We been married for over 20 years and had stopped communicating with each other. Seeing a relationship counsellor was the best decision we have ever made and she has enriched our lives in a way that we would not have thought was possible.
Jan and Henry P. Stanmore, Middx.
In June 2011, Jane R said:
I was working 24/7 and the job stress was really getting to me. I went to my doctor as I had chest pains. He took an ECG which was satisfactory and said he thought it was stress and suggested I go and see Carole. I was hesitant at first as I thought I didn’t need counselling. I was so wrong. I have now been seeing her for the past 3 months and she has guided me back on track and I am now eating properly, sleeping at night for the first time in years and make time for my family and friends. A thank you is not really enough.
In June 2011, Michael R said:
‘I wasn’t sleeping at night and was suffering panic and anxiety attacks. I went to the doctor and he gave me sleeping pills which did help but I didn’t want to become dependent on them. He then suggested I could go and see a stress counsellor as there might be some underlying issues. I was hesitant at first but I felt comfortable immediately. I have been working through some of my stress-related issues and I have had to re-evaluate my life plan as it really wasn’t working. I now keep a stress diary, eat healthily and exercise every day. Simple things that make all the difference. I now have my life back’.
Michael R. Central London
In June 2011, Mary L said:
My husband died 3 months ago from prostate cancer and I really did not know which way to turn. My doctor suggested I see a bereavement counsellor and I have been seeing him for the past 2 months. I now feel that I am now beginning to come to terms with my loss. His sensitivity and caring is second to none.
Mary L. Middx
In June 2011, Jane P said:
‘I can’t thank you enough for your ongoing support during what was a very difficult time in my life. You really understood my needs and had a real empathy with me. I don’t know how I would have managed to make this move in my life, without you by my side. My heartfelt thanks go to you.’
Jane P. North London
In June 2011, Bill C said:
I was made redundant 6 months ago and became extremely depressed. My wife suggested that I go and see Carole and for the first time, I can now see my way forward with a new life plan in place. I am now positive about the future and my ability to go forward. With gratitude.
Bill C. [Former CEO of a blue-chip company].