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“I started to see Liz having become increasingly anxious about potential health issues over the years as my disabled daughter grew up. Although I knew why these feelings were uppermost in my mind but the anxiety over-shadowed logical thought processes and prevented me from enjoying the present.
I wished to "future-proof" myself having realised that I could not go forward into my older years dreading the prospect of routine medical screening. Liz has helped me enormously to "normalise" health screening in my mind but also to understand why I had developed a disproportionate level of anxiety.
Exploring the issues with Liz made me realize that although the logical part of my brain could account for the reasons as to why I felt like this, the emotional part had still not fully come to terms with the significant life events which led to the anxiety building up over the years.
I was surprised at what the sessions with Liz unlocked in a very gentle, reflective manner. The discussions with Liz helped me to understand myself much more and also, to be kinder to myself. Liz has helped me not only to face a recent routine health screening calmly but also, to embrace a significant life-change without fear.
After eleven sessions with Liz, I feel calmer and more at peace with myself than I have done in years. There is no "hard-sell" from Liz but it is good to know that you can check-in with her for the occasional top-up/maintenance session. I would whole-heartedly recommend Liz for those experiencing anxiety.”
“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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”