The following are statements from clients who have attended counselling sessions with myself, however, they have been anonymised for confidentiality reasons.
“Fiona has given me a safe environment in which to discuss the symptoms of ten years of abuse, the tools to recover and the confidence to grow. This process has been my best investment and I will forever be grateful to her”.
“Fiona was non judgmental and empathetic. She was a great listener, and I felt very at ease in her company. Fiona helped me through an extremely stressful time of my life and offered just the right level of support to encourage me to have confidence in my own thoughts. She was reassuring and comforting. I looked forward to our sessions as I knew I’d feel a sense of relief afterwards. Thank you for all your help, Fiona. It has been invaluable”.
“Choosing a counsellor is not always an easy process and can be very daunting the first time you look as there is a lot of choice out there, however, choosing to see Fiona was definitely the right decision!
Fiona helped me to get through a very difficult time in my life. I felt very isolated and it felt like a breath of fresh air to be able to talk to someone who was completely non-judgmental and had a genuine interest in helping me get back to being me again.
I was so nervous before attending my first counselling session with Fiona but that quickly fell away as she put me at ease immediately, making me feel able to express myself in a safe environment.
I was able to build a great relationship with Fiona and will actually miss our weekly sessions, on the other hand it feels like such an achievement knowing and feeling as though I’ve come out the other side feeling so much more like myself again. What’s even better is that Fiona has reassured me that if ever feel I need support again in the future her door is always open.Counselling with Fiona has helped me to move forward with my life in ways I could not have imagined before I started and I am so very thankful for that. If anyone is unsure about making first contact, please don’t hesitate. I hope if you’re reading this it will help you to make a decision. It really is one of the first steps to becoming better”.
“I would highly recommend Fiona!! From never having had counselling before I had no idea what to expect, however from the very first session I was able to feel comfortable and relaxed to talk about anything and everything we felt needed. I finished my 8 weeks with much more understanding of my frustrations with knowledge from Fiona of how to keep on improving, I also know that the door is always open when needed.
Thanks again Fiona”
“I have really enjoyed counselling with Fiona, it has made me feel better about who I am and why I do things a certain way. Sometimes you just need somebody else to see things in a different light to help you make everything better”.
“Seeing a counsellor for the first time was a very daunting prospect, I didn’t know what to expect and feeling hopeless, I wasn’t sure if it would help me. Talking to Fiona has helped me significantly. I am a different person than when I started our sessions. Fiona has helped me so much with so many aspects of my life I thought couldn’t change. There are issues from my past I am more at ease with and I now feel positive about my future.
We did the sessions at a pace that suited me and I was able to talk about difficult topics comfortably. Saying something aloud to someone you trust can really help. I am so glad I gave Fiona a call, we built up a good relationship and I know if I need to, I can book in
again. Talking to Fiona has been a really positive experience”.
“Fiona has helped me massively to recognise and understand the cause of my anxiety and OCD, and how best to deal with these issues. I would definitely recommend Fiona to anyone who may want to speak to a counsellor”.
“Fiona really helped me to elucidate and articulate the origins of deeply embedded patterns of negative and self defeating thinking, which proved essential in enabling her to then work with me to develop strategies for loosening their grip. She is patient and compassionate while being proactive and constructively challenging when she needs to be. I found this combination of empathy and robust testing of my negative perceptions immensely helpful.”
” I found Fiona very easy to talk to and someone I could relate to. Fiona is very open-minded and did not find any of the topics I discussed shocking or hard to deal with. Fiona seemed very at ease in the sessions and was able to offer other ways of thinking or confirming my thoughts, without any difficulty. Fiona challenged my viewpoints in a comfortable manner without upsetting me or making me feel angry, which is great credit to her, especially at the start when my anger and irritability levels felt quite high. Thank you so much for your support, I would definitely return in the future and recommend Fiona for counselling”.
“Since attending counselling I feel less on edge, and better prepared for situations that
would have previously affected me negatively. I am less likely to get angry quickly, and am
able to have better control over my emotions. I am better at thinking of myself more and
less likely to dwell on things I can’t change. Overall I am more relaxed and less reactive. I
feel far more stable and my thoughts are less erratic. My mental health has improved a
“When I first met Fiona I was very stressed which was affecting every day life and everything was getting on top of me. I was argumentative with family members and was drinking more than i should have been. By having Fiona to talk to about the issues has made me realise I was being unreasonable and I now have coping mechanisms so that i can now deal with these things. I am so much happier and relaxed and this has been noticed by friends and family. Every day life is so much calmer and happier. I am more positive and mindful whereas before I always looking for the negative. Thank you so much Fiona”
“I have received 6 sessions with Fiona. When looking for therapy/counselling I spoken to many around the area and Fiona made me feel comfortable straight away. I had crippling anxiety which made me feel like I had a lack of control surrounding my life and it started effecting me in my day to day life. I used to have panic attacks a lot especially when I was completing normal tasks independently. I had completely lost the confidence of being alone and stopped leaving the house. This affected my sleep and my mind-set all together. Through speaking to Fiona I now only have a very small number of panic attacks and when those happen I use the techniques given to me to be able to make them bearable. I highly recommend those who feel the loss of control and the sadness inside them to come to Fiona because after only 6 weeks I feel like a new person. I have learnt my self-worth and that I am important. This has been completely life and mind changing and will continue to benefit me in the long run”.
“Fiona has a great way of explaining things and putting them into context. She has taught me to look at situations from a different point of view, to help me find my voice.”
Fiona was very easy to talk to. She makes you think about things and very cleverly shows you the way, so much so that I had made a very important link which made me quite emotional as it all made sense. I would have no hesitation in contacting Fiona if I needed to. My 6 weeks was well worth it.
I would fully recommend Fiona. She has helped me understand how events that have happened in the past affect my behaviours now. She has enabled me to create a better network of friends and family, be more open, and to discuss my feelings more so that I can cope better.
It took me a long time to get to a point where I was ready to seek help through counselling. Fiona’s non judgmental and compassionate approach made the whole process easy. She has helped me in ways I didn’t think possible, and for that I am incredibly grateful.
I would recommend Fiona as she made me feel comfortable and safe during every session, allowing me to explain what I had been through, in my own time, which she helped me with through her ongoing support. I no longer receive flash backs from past trauma, and feel more comfortable in male company.
Within the sessions with Fiona, I have always felt safe to share what was on my mind. At no point did I feel judged for my opinions or the experiences I have had in my life. It was great to feel challenged with the open questions asked, resulting to looking at the given situation with a new perspective. I feel that I have come away a confident woman with a fresh outlook on life! Thank you Fiona! Would highly recommend.