So what do my clients say? Check out the testimonials below... all the comments remain anonymous to maintain confidentiality.
"Dear Kathryn, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you have helped me with during our time together. You have been so incredibly patient, understanding, insightful and supportive and I have never once felt judged or silly for bringing my worries to your door. I leave our sessions with a greater understanding of how I can help myself; with techniques to draw upon when I need them".
'We can’t thank Kathryn enough for being there for our 17 year-old daughter who was finding life stressful. Understandably, she felt unable to offload her anxieties and concerns to us, and Kathryn was a huge support, offering a source of understanding and guidance in a neutral & calm environment. Our daughter has grown in confidence and can now cope better with life’s ups and downs. Although no longer requiring Kathryn's support on a weekly basis, we know that she will always be able to offer additional guidance whenever needed. We would have no hesitation in recommending Kathryn to anyone who, for whatever reason, feels that they need some emotional help and support".
''I felt an instant acceptance from Kathryn. Very quickly, she showed me how to unravel my very nervous and jumbled thoughts. I felt like we were a team, working out things from my past and using that understanding to equip me for my future. I can not recommend Kathryn highly enough. She is empathetic, warm and has vast knowledge of treatments and research. She literally changed my life!''
‘’From our very first meeting Kathryn made me feel at ease and very comfortable in her company. I had never sought any kind of counselling before. I must admit I was a little apprehensive as to the whole process. I never thought in a million years that I would find someone as skilled as insightful as Kathryn. I quickly learnt that I could trust her 100%, I also discovered that she understood everything I was going through. Her insight is second to none, Kathryn’s ability to interpret my feelings was spot on. Kathryn’s advice on how to handle all kinds of emotional situations that I was going through was invaluable in helping me understand why I felt the way I did. More importantly Kathryn taught me to look at situations in a different way. Thanks you very much Kathryn – I could not have got through this sometimes gloomy and desperate period without you by my side each week giving me your full support and expert guidance’’.
‘'The process of looking back to understand what’s happening for me right now was very powerful for me, thanks Kathryn’'. (This client is referring to a psychodynamic approach, which is just one of the ways of working I use in my integrative practice).
'''When I was at an all time low I was advised to seek help. I never thought I'd find someone who I could trust and who understood me but then I found Kathryn. She helped me understand my feelings and gave me many coping mechanisms, I am extremely grateful for her incredible help and support''.
‘I believe Kathryn understood me more than I do myself… I was blown away at how insightful she was; she read between the lines of what I was saying and gave me great insight’.
'Kathryn, many thanks for your guidance and support, which helped me through an extremely dark and stressful period in my life. Counselling is not something I would have thought to turn to, if it wasn't for the extremely distressing personal circumstances that I faced, especially as a man, but I see now how useful it can be to understanding myself and how some of my learnt coping strategies were actually fairly self destructive. You have made my first experience of counselling an extremely good one and made it something I will return when I feel it's required. Thanks again'.‘Just a huge thank you to Kathryn for the service she’s provided to me, I have gained so much and I will always be grateful’.
‘I went to see Kathryn when I was at my lowest ebb. She had a way of understanding me that I’d never had before – she knew what I was feeling before I did and it helped me so much to make sense of things’.