Our client feedback
Female – 50’s
When I look back I can’t believe how far I have come in such a short time with Sarah’s help. I knew from our first meeting that she was the right counsellor for me. She made me feel relaxed and comfortable to open up without being judged.
I was in a bad place but with her care and consideration I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from me and I can get on with my life. I felt that she genuinely cared about my situation, she listened carefully and validated my feelings.
Sarah demonstrates kindness and empathy in all interactions She has a lot of experience and different strategies to cope with varying problems and I have been using them and will continue to use all the strategies she taught me. Sarah is very knowledgeable and patient and understanding.
Although some sessions were exhausting and challenging I could see the improvements I was making every time we met and sharing her own experiences was comforting to know that she had been through some of this herself.
Sarah has taught me to challenge my self- doubt, realise that I am ‘good enough’ and gave me the courage to try new things. She was a huge help to me and I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with life!
Female – 50’s
I started counselling with Sarah as I felt I was stuck in a destructive cycle where all my relationships kept finishing for the same reasons. I recognised that there was a pattern but couldn’t work out how to break the pattern. Initially I was unsure about going to get help as I wasn’t sure how it would help me to move forward and change things.
However, I ended up feeling a lot better after speaking to Sarah who allowed me to investigate why I kept on repeating the same patterns of behaviour. The counselling gave me the opportunity to view the things that were going on in my life from another perspective and to think about how I could change the emotions which were destructive. I left feeling much stronger and more in control.
Since going to Emotional Therapeutic Counselling I feel that I am more in control of my life and that I have resolved a lot of the issues with my self esteem. I have grown in confidence so much so that I no longer believe that all the problems in my life are my fault and created by me.
My expectations of others and of my relationships have changed to become more balanced and fair as well. On the whole it has been a life changing experience which has allowed me to move towards a happier and more balanced life. Sarah was a fantastic listener with a whole range of suggestions, tools and techniques to help improve my self esteem, which in turn contributed to me moving forward in my life.
Her human approach made me feel like I wasn’t in a room with a ‘clinical’ style therapist but a human being who genuinely wanted to help. I can only thank Sarah for allowing me the tools to make the changes in my life.
Clients have fed back that online sessions were surprisingly just as personal feeling as face to face, with no travel costs or time taken up and can fit around your busy lifestyle or time zone with more appointment flexibility at short notice. The therapy goes at your pace and the number of sessions will vary according to your needs but as soon as you feel you have achieved what we agreed then formal sessions will come to an end and maintenance sessions are available on an ad hoc basis if clients wish whilst they are starting their new lives.
A dread I have is that clients might think I would keep them attending longer than they need but I take pride in saying I have never done this my whole career and often I am the first to say – ‘Do you know I feel you are ready to do this on your own now. I think you are ready’. Honesty, integrity and trust are my top three personal values. - Sarah Cunliffe