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We asked clients for their honest opinions of the treatment they had received at Select Healthy Mind.

And here are just a few of the things they had to say …

You give a world class professional service. Thank you very much for your openness, engagement, and continued support.

I found the entire experience very beneficial. The counselling resulted in noticeable changes in my attitude and behaviour, so in this light I found the service highly effective. I was happy with the speed at which sessions progressed, not too fast yet not too laborious either. I was given a lot of high-quality and interesting supplementary material to support what was discussed in the sessions which was a great bonus too.

I have nothing but praise for Select Healthy Mind. I was extremely reluctant to contact them but it has had an incredibly positive impact on my life.

To Barbara,

Thank you!

Those two words just don't seem enough. How can you possibly thank somebody enough for helping you regain control of your life again?

I never imagined a year ago, when I asked for help that I would go on the journey I have been on for the last year. Thank you for offering me this therapy, for continuing to support me even when I was stubborn and for not letting me give up. Thank you for believing in me, providing me with a safe place for sharing my emotions and dealing with my fears.

My days are no longer as dark as they were before and I never thought it was possible to feel this way. I no longer cry when I wake up, instead I smile for the life I have. I enjoy seeing the beauty in nature and life and all of this I owe to you. You have helped me get my life back.

I honestly would not be where I am today if it wasn't for you and I will always be grateful to you.

You are a truly wonderful, inspirational and amazing person and there aren't many people like you in this world. I feel very lucky to have met you and I will definitely miss you.

You have a heart of gold and I wish you all the love, happiness and joy in the world because you deserve it.

Thank you so much for everything.

When the caterpillar thought it's life was over - it became a butterfly.

I am now 64, and since my teens I have suffered periodic depression and attacks of anxiety. I had group and one-to-one counselling; but it was not until my doctor referred me to Barbara that I started to make progress. I have gained strength and self- knowledge to the extent that I am feeling far more confident of being able to cope with various life issues and understand more and more how I ‘tick’. She is a really special and valuable counsellor.

This is just a note to express my thanks. I have just finished going to therapy and wanted to say that the sessions have really helped me understand how to deal with my anxiety on a daily basis. My therapist was very helpful, and compassionate and helped me feel more confident about how to deal with my problems on a day-to-day basis. They also taught me the skills to disregard my negative thought patterns effectively and I am very grateful for the support, without which I would not have been able to get through a very difficult period. If ever I have further problems, you and your practice would be the first I contact.

My experience with Select Healthy Mind  was of great benefit to me. The conversations I had with my therapist were always constructive and I felt able to measure my own progress after every session. The key issues and questions that had been troubling me were taken apart methodically by both of us, and with her help I was eventually able to move past the sense of emotional blockage that had led me to seek therapy in the first place.

Prior to my time with Barbara; I endured years of crippling anxiety attacks, unease and distress, and as a result many relationships in my life were being affected. Since a young age I have suffered internal mental torment, almost to the point of denial, about my anxiety. Although I knew myself that something was wrong, I was fearful to admit it, scared that holding my hands up to my problems would somehow mean I had failed. Making the decision to go to therapy was not easy, and I didn't make it lightly. I toyed with the idea for a few years before making the first steps, and I am so glad I took them when I did. Therapy has had a huge positive impact on my life. In only a short period of time I feel I have benefited greatly from the process. Barbara has helped me to better understand my thought process as well as the thought process’ of those around me. I have been able to stabilise relationships that previously felt threatened and can successfully self-regulate in order to manage my anxiety on a daily basis. Barbara has been wonderfully supportive throughout my sessions, with obvious expertise in the field of psychotherapy, she is trustworthy and understanding. I feel that we were able to work together to resolve many underlying issue I have struggled with, and I have found therapy to be interesting and enjoyable, as well as vital for my mental well-being. My time with Barbara, undergoing therapy, has provided me with a more stable base, from which I anticipate I will be able to live a more happy, more for-filled life than I would have without it. I believe I will re-approach therapy throughout my life as it has been such a useful tool in managing not only long standing issues, but also the stresses of day to day life.

I just wanted to thank you for the sessions we had together. You really helped me get some simple yet immensely important insights about myself and what I should work on in the future

Before my sessions with you, it really felt like my problems were in-built and incurable. But, with the benefit of your clarity of approach, penetrating insight, and personal warmth, I no longer fear those problems. Instead, I feel and recognise that you have given me powerful and effective means of overcoming them, and you have helped me come a long way in doing so.

Thank you - in a big way. I’m struggling to find the words to express my gratitude. Thank you for helping me find my smile again and teaching me about how to pursue real happiness. These last few sessions have made me feel great as I’ve realized that I’ve accomplished a lot with you & for a change I’m proud of myself. I know I’ve got a lot of work left to do... But, for a change the future’s bright and I’ve got cause for celebration! So in short - thank you.

Dear Select Healthy Mind, I attended sessions with Barbara and she was really amazing. I started off with worrying and anxiety but little by little each session helped increase my awareness of my negative thinking patterns and each week I came away with new tips to help me tackle them. As time has gone on, I've noticed a huge difference in my ability to cope with life's difficulties and also I feel that I get more enjoyment out of my day to day living, and I'm starting to feel happier about my daily life instead of anxiously awaiting/ expecting a negative future. She was really thorough and we went back to childhood to tackle my core beliefs which was a major breakthrough for me. I recommend this service to anyone. Now I have the tools and resources to deal with life more mindfully and to get the most out of my life and the relationships with the lovely people who surround me.

I am just about to have my last session with Joanna, and I would unreservedly recommend her insightful and invaluable relationship therapy, which has helped me to get through an extremely difficult time in my marriage, with the right outcome. She has been extremely supportive and has gone beyond the call of duty in providing me with help, encouragement and useful tools for the future. Thank you so much, Joanna - you have helped change my life for the better!