The Benefits of Counselling
It's been a privilege to have journeyed with my past clients through their traumatic times in life. I'd like to say a heart felt thank you to all of you and thank you to those who have allowed me to share some of their thoughts and feelings about how counselling has impacted their lives, moving them closer towards their happier future. Here are some of their new beginnings...
Tom - 60 years
"I can thoroughly recommend Ingrid as a counsellor. She helped me through a very difficult time and as a result of her gently probing sessions I was enabled to see that I have more choices in life than I had realised. Ingrid is an acute listener and helped me to hear how the way I speak reflected my negative feelings about myself. More than this, Ingrid helped me to change the way I feel about my life and the world. Thank you!”
J. R. - 23 years
“Ingrid was a very insightful, respectful, and professional Counsellor. She helped me think about questions that I hadn't thought of that led me to a much more happier and stable outlook on myself and my life. She didn't give me a lecture on how I should help myself, but through talking things out and bringing another perspective on things, was able to help me help myself truly. I am very pleased to recommend her service."
Gemma - 32 years
“Ingrid I am eternally grateful for the time you gave me. The help you provided will help me for a lifetime. Thank you so much for your kindness and expertise. I now have hope that I will learn to love myself and move forward from my childhood".
Henry - 23 years
"I called Ingrid at a difficult time, at first I was very sceptical about the whole therapy thing. Never the less Ingrid explained and planned everything.
As our sessions progressed Ingrid helped me through my path making me see myself and my close family and friends in a different light.
Moving towards the end of my sessions we explored ways for me to deal with anxiety and stress and overcome these problems.
I would thoroughly recommend Ingrid as she helped me over come and conquer my path teaching me to manage self-worth and gain confidence.
Ingrid has been great. Never once felt uncomfortable when in our sessions."
Ella - 29 years
“I was a client of Ingrid's for just over a year and cannot thank her enough. When I started my weekly sessions I was in a desperate place but with Ingrid's help and non-judgemental ear I am now in a position to return to full-time work for the first time in over three years. With Ingrid as my sounding board for worries about both the past and the future I found the confidence to work on sorting myself out and I will always be grateful for our sessions. I am constantly recommending her to friends!”
Lisa - 46 years
“I came to you nearly four years ago. Through your time and commitment, sitting and listening to me, on a more or less weekly basis, questioning my thoughts and beliefs, mostly listening so I could hear them so that I could hear what I was saying.
I was angry and occasionally wanted to run. I found some compassion for me. Today I am alive. Today I am good enough for me. I don’t just say that, I believe that. Today I am alive and loving life today. Today I am looking forward to the challenges life will bring.
Thank you for giving me the time I needed. One of the biggest gifts life has given me was you. My soul thanks you. I know you will have an amazing future helping people, listening to them to find their better selves. When I think of you I will always be filled with gratitude.
We did it !
Arvey - 37 years
"I had recently finished rehab for substance misuse and started having counselling with Ingrid. We worked together for three years. The sessions I have had with Ingrid have helped me grow into a stronger and better person. I am able to deal with everyday life and no longer need to pick up a drink or use drugs. My counselling sessions with Ingrid have helped me accept my past and I am able to move forward with my life. I could not be where I am today without these counselling sessions with Ingrid. I know she's always there if I need help.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Ingrid for all the counselling sessions I've had with her. She has helped me deal with all the struggles I used to have in my life. I have recommended Ingrid in the past and will continue to do so."
Rebecca - 20 years
“Thank you very much for all your help and support over the past few months. You are a very inspirational woman and I feel I have become a stronger person because of my counselling sessions. It’s been an honour working with you. All the best for the future”.
Andy - 46 years
“I began my counselling whilst finishing a 6 month residential treatment programme to help me understand my substance misuse issues. I felt the need for counselling to continue looking at my past addiction issues and general life issues combined with some behavioural and thinking patterns that I had developed throughout my addiction.
I think that Ingrid is a very competent counsellor and over a year and a half of working with her I received a high level of counselling which gave me a great opportunity to look at my past behaviours and thinking and correct them accordingly and put new tools into action in my ongoing recovery. I have felt the benefits and continue to have a positive life, and get the rewards of recovery from substance misuse.
It was a privilege to work with Ingrid and a positive experience from start to finish. I appreciate the challenges and feedback I received from Ingrid which enabled me to grow and develop through our working relationship.”
Sam - 26 years
"My experience of counselling for the very first time was a very positive experience. I emailed Ingrid and we had a phone call to discuss the best course of action. This gave me an idea of what to expect and the call in itself was therapeutic.
Personally I only needed a couple of sessions to feel better about my anxiety. Ingrid helped me feel so much better about myself and my issues at the time. I'd thoroughly recommend her to anyone seeking help."