All testimonials must remain anonymous to protect confidentiality.
“I cannot thank Liz enough for her kindness, openness and professionalism. From our very first session Liz made us both feel at ease and given that it was our first time in counselling we weren’t sure what to expect.
Myself and my partner decided to go to counselling because he wasn’t willing to commit to our long term relationship but he didn’t understand why, neither did I and I was becoming more and more resentful of him for it. Through the process we learnt so much more about each other in a safe space where Liz was able to talk us through the feelings and how we could handle conflict and communication better.
In the space of 3 months our relationship improved dramatically, in fact I would go as far as saying we are now the happiest we have been in our entire relationship because we now truly understand each other.
Counselling with Liz enabled us both to dig deep and be far more honest with each other than we had ever been prior to that; Liz remained impartial throughout and really knew how to get the best out of both of us. There were naturally a few tears but Liz was also able to add humour where appropriate and we appreciated that hugely.
I would not hesitate in recommending Liz for couples counselling, we would be in a very different place now without her. Thank you.”
“I am grateful to Liz for accompanying me on a path to recover from a failed marriage, with the associated guilt and shame. There was no pressure from her to be tied in to a long period of counselling – the sessions were arranged at a frequency that I felt comfortable with.
Liz also accommodated me at short notice when I needed some additional sessions. She provided a safe space where I could work through this dark time in my life, and was always professional and non-judgemental in her approach.
She enabled me to get to a place of acceptance and clarity. I liked her approach of setting me some homework – these tasks helped me to regain perspective on my life and events. I am much happier and at peace, and feel brave enough to move forward with my life. Liz has also helped me learn new life skills to apply in the everyday and new relationships.
I would encourage anyone who feels they need a period of counselling to seriously consider this and be proactive towards their mental well-being.”
“I felt very apprehensive about counselling but, from the start, Liz showed a friendly and approachable manner. Fairly quickly I was able to talk freely about my feelings and concerns without feeling judged.
Over the time I spent with Liz we were able to find strategies and tools to aid in my recovery and that I could carry on using going forward. Between sessions I worked on these and we tweaked them if needed.
The support, patience and understanding I received was something I had not expected. This made feel safe at such a vulnerable time.
Even though I had anxiety, depression and social problems, I always got to the sessions because I knew Liz was there to help and I would leave the sessions feeling hopeful.
I would definitely recommend.
A big thank you to Liz.”
“I just wanted to take an opportunity to thank you for the person you have been to me these past months. You have brought me an amount of peace that I have never experienced before.
I thank you for your compassion and your amazing knowledge and intelligence. I will carry on what you have taught me every day.
Thank you for making what was a difficult time into something positive.
I think I will look back on 2016 and remember our time together as one of the most freeing experiences of my life so far and far more significant than any of the other stuff that happened!
Bringing people out of their darkness is a wonderful gift you possess. My thanks and admiration.”
“I came to Liz last year with a range of issues I had been ‘suffering’ over several years. OCD was just one of them, Liz has helped me beyond measure.
I was originally concerned I was going to see some ‘fluffy counsellor’ and I was sure I’d give up the sessions within a few weeks.
It has been very different. Liz has a structured way of working through the issues and has always left me with things to think about and work on between sessions.
I am now in a totally different place in my life with a different outlook and the confidence to tackle whatever comes my way. I would highly recommend Liz !!”
“I worked with Liz long term on a range of issues. She provided strong support and valuable insights in a way I could understand, helping me effect long overdue changes in my life.
Working with Liz has definitely helped me grow significantly. I look back now to when I started the work and see a totally different person in the mirror - stronger, more able to love and be loved, enjoying life!
I would recommend her to anyone wanting to implement change in their life and needing the right support to do it.”
“It took me a couple of years of struggling through a difficult period of my life before I finally recognised I needed help. I was nervous and unsure about counselling, but looking back now, I only wish I had gone to see Liz sooner.
In her counselling sessions, Liz created a space for me that was free from judgement - where I felt I could open up completely and tell her anything. She is extremely perceptive and made me feel as though she understood exactly what I was trying to say, sometimes finding the words that I couldn't find myself.
Her patience and kindness made me feel completely comfortable, and her encouragement and advice helped me make my way through grief, anxiety and depression.
I can happily say that I have come through that now, and have Liz to thank for helping me get here.”
“I was referred to Liz when I was suffering from depression and anxiety. Together with medication, Liz helped me work through many personal and work issues in a gentle, compassionate and non judgemental way.
As a healthcare professional I have great faith in the NHS but feel it does not have the resources to offer in depth counselling. Over time Liz has supported me and working at my own pace I have made a recovery from what was undoubtably the hardest time of my life.
I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
“After 8 years of marriage and two kids our relationship had deteriorated to a point where all respect had gone. When trust was breached into the bargain we decided to try counselling though it really seemed nothing more than a box to tick before the inevitable separation.
We couldn't have been more wrong. Over several weeks of both joint and one to one counselling Liz was fantastic - down to earth, honest and fair in her assessments.
With a healthy dose of wit Liz was able to make us see that there was love at the core of our relationship. She armed us with the tools to change our behaviours and make sure we don't slide back into our 'old' relationship.
I would highly recommend Liz and the counselling process. As we've proved even when it seems hopeless it is possible (with the right guidance) to turn things around.”
“My husband and I have had our ups and downs throughout our marriage and we sought Liz's help. We weren't sure what we needed from counselling but Liz understood us perfectly.
She listened sensitively to us talk through the things we were finding difficult within our marriage as well as the things that keep us together. She supported us in developing better ways to better our communication and understanding of each other, focusing on what's important and what works.
Through our sessions with Liz we have strengthened our resolve to make our marriage work. We recognise our marriage does take work, but it is so worth it. We have decided to carry on seeing Liz on an 'as and when' basis - we refer to this is our marriage 'health-check'. Even just the commitment to doing this has given our marriage the importance it deserves, and reinforced our resolve to making it work.
We would not hesitate to recommend Liz's services to anyone. Thank you, Liz.”
“We came to Liz for relationship counselling just a few months before our first baby was born, because we had grown apart and felt our relationship was non-existent. Neither of us felt loved or understood, we were finding it hard to even talk things through without it getting heated and it was getting worse.
We both wanted to try and get back on track before we had our baby, so we were in a better position to be good parents. Counselling was a difficult process which involved listening to each other and hearing things that were painful or difficult to accept. However, this meant that we were in a better position to understand what was going wrong and therefore try and make it right.
After only a couple of sessions with Liz we made significant progress in understanding our issues, but it took several weeks before we were both feeling positive about the future again. Liz helped us massively with techniques for communicating more effectively and enabled us to get back in tune with each other and move forward. We learned new things about each other that helped us to meet the other's needs and we continue to use these now.
If we had not sought counselling when we did, I doubt we would be the strong partnership we are now, and perhaps not even be together at all.”
“After many arguments and betrayal my partner and I thought our five year relationship was over. We had lost respect for each other and most of all we no longer trusted each other.
In one last attempt to save our relationship we decided to seek help from a couple counsellor. We were both nervous and did not know what to expect.
Within minutes of our first session with Liz we both felt at ease and felt comfortable discussing all aspects of our relationship. Liz helped us understand each other and the reasons why we behaved in certain ways. My partner and I now trust each other and are now looking to get married. Thank you Liz.”
“My husband and I were really struggling with our relationship. The excitement and fun of a new relationship had gone leaving us feeling in a rut and arguing all the time. Counselling with Liz has really helped as it has given us the time and space to discuss and explore our problems in a way that was not possible on our own.
We have more understanding of how we communicate with each other. We have gained a valuable insight into the dynamics of our relationship allowing us to change or accept our problems.
Liz is friendly, approachable and understanding. She works in an impartial and non-judgemental way, which has made the process more comfortable and enjoyable. I am so pleased that we took the brave step to go to counselling in the first place, as we now feel ready and prepared to start the next phase of our relationship.”
“We came to see Liz after going through a very hard time in our relationship where we were trying to get our balance back as equal partners. Despite having had a very strong relationship for 10 years, we found ourselves having severe communications issues which was creating a great deal of bad feeling and unhappiness between us.
We really thought we'd reached the end of the road and couldn't work out how to move forward together. Liz gave us the space and neutral territory that we needed to heal. She helped us to both look at how we were feeling and why, and helped us to understand the reactions that we were causing in one another.
She also taught us some invaluable communications tools that we still call upon today. Liz enabled us to find a new place to go forward from. We are now really happy together again and awaiting the birth of our first child.
I truly believe that Liz saved us, and I'd recommend anyone in our situation to give up their preconceived notions of 'therapy' and come with an open mind.”
“I had counselling with Liz for about 6 months, after struggling to move on from the ending of a relationship by my then girlfriend. I was recommended to Liz by a friend, who said she was amazing. I was a little nervous as I had never had counselling before. I'd never felt that low enough to consider that I needed some help. I was never lower.
Liz was absolutely wonderful and she has helped me immensely. She is intuitive, insightful, friendly and is a brilliant listener. Liz got the balance just right when it came to listening and responding to my thoughts and feelings, and always gave me considered, thoughtful and thought provoking ideas. I won't say answers as she has a lovely, kind way of provoking thoughts in yourself, about your actions, feelings and the reasons for them.
And there are always reasons for behaviours. It has made me much more self aware, which is liberating. I've had a few months break from counselling to work on myself regarding confidence, and to take time to make some decisions. Then I will see Liz again to revise my journey and where I'm at now. I'm still not totally over my ex, but feel a lot more positive, reflective and accepting of everything from having had counselling with Liz.
All my life, I will look back on this counselling and be thankful to Liz for enabling me to turn a corner, start to heal and look forward. It's important she knows that she has given me that wonderful gift, as I am sure she has for many others. Thank you Liz.”