Engaging with counselling can feel like a big step to take. Here some of my recent clients describe their experience of counselling in their own words:
'I had never before sort any type of counselling prior to seeing Alison. I didn't know quite what to expect or how it was going to help me sort out my issues that seemed to be piling up and threatening to overwhelm me. I needn't have worried about what I would talk about or how I would make sense of my feelings as Alison helped me to work out the connections that I needed to make and help me to put myself in a much healthier place. I will, if I ever needed to, go back and see Alison again in the future she has a kind, non judgemental, brilliant way in which she makes you feel safe and valued. It was very much what I needed and I'm grateful for her help. '
Femail client July 2019
''Having never used a counselling service previously and being male (!) I was somewhat nervous about seeking help for some very difficult issues. I researched carefully and decided upon Alison’s service because of her credentials, the testimonials on her website and the location. It is a truly peaceful and private setting and the room itself has a real sense of calm – a true reflection of Alison’s personal style as it turned out. Alison is an incredibly skilled listener – not just empathetic as you would expect, but she is able to take in the detail, process it skilfully (despite the often very emotional way in which the subject matter is delivered) and then offer her response in the most gentle, measured way. Totally non-judgmental, Alison has been able to lend her ear, offer advice and stimulate thought processes which have progressively helped me to make decisions and take control. Thank you Alison.” Male client
‘Over the last two years Alison has helped me work through some very difficult issues, listening and guiding with gentleness and empathy. Her knowledge, skills and commitment to my well being physically, mentally and spiritually has provided me with the tools to live a balanced life, facing fear whilst walking in love and freedom! I would encourage others struggling, to seek help and let Alison gently guide you to a brighter place of peace.’
‘Alison was recommended to us through a friend. Obviously we were very nervous when we first arrived but instantly our fears were allayed with Alison's calmness and kindness and her welcoming spirit. The actual room that Alison uses has a real sense of peace in it and we felt at ease. Alison is non-judgmental and her aim we felt was to help us in our restoration and the healing process. She never favoured one of us over the other. She has guided us through a very difficult time in our lives. We cannot recommend Alison highly enough, she has an amazing gift and we will never be able to thank her enough for everything she has done for us.’
Male and Female Couple
The View Counselling: Listening, Respecting, Supporting, Enabling.