I thought [counselling] would be lots of me talking and trying to analyse why I thought the way I did. I was expecting it to be challenging and emotional.
Prior to getting in touch with Julie, I was nervous and quite vulnerable. I suppose I was worried about opening up but as I researched which counsellor to approach, Julie’s website was reassuring and common sense.
Julie’s non confrontational way of managing first contact also helped – text, message left on answer phone, email.
Julie’s counselling helped me move through a difficult time in my life. I was stuck in an endless negative emotional loop.
What I wasn’t expecting was the positive knock on effects of the counselling in other aspects of my life.
The techniques I use and the understanding I have gained spill over to other relationships and aspect of my life – work is easier, family life easier, I am much less stressed about stress and demands.
I found the Transactional Analysis insights the Neurolinguistic Programming helpful and I still use NPL for demanding times and use it to support my kids.
The TA again, if I am stuck in a difficult communication loop I’ll look at my response.
I feel more or less like a whole person again, different but whole.
Life is calmer, I am kinder and more gentle with myself.
Similarly, professionally what used to stress and worry me no longer does – still not enough hours in the day but only one me with one pair of hands [and] I enjoy work more.
Working with Julie was a massively positive experience. Some cathartic moments, some understanding, some practical skills.
The challenge happened but in a controlled safe way.
Julie has guided me through the hardest most difficult experience of my life. I was stuck in an endless loop of negative emotions.
Julie’s therapy combined several counselling techniques gently leading and challenging my emotional thinking. Lots of practical techniques taken on board.
I was surprised at how much I learnt and the skills I developed and how this spilled over positively into all aspects of my life, my relationship with my children, work and friendships.
I feel good, positive about life now and comfortable with my wobbles and my feelings.