What My Clients Are Saying
"It has helped me to clarify my thoughts. As a result I feel better about myself - more empowered and in control of my feelings and actions. Thank-you to Joanna for all her help, advice and support. Her help and advice has had a major influence on my progress."
“ Very positive, definitely helped me to let go of some things. Also it made me more aware of other issues and I have had the chance to talk through these issues in a safe environment. I feel like I have the tools now which I will be able to use and move forward."
Having been a Police Officer for what was then a quarter of a century and having being exposed to horrendous incidents some of which you would not believe one human can inflict on another my mental health started to decline.
It was a gradual process, I had become an expert and known as being the go to person , I could sort out everyone’s problems and I denied I was suffering and had my own problems.
Over the years I became more and more withdrawn at home , snappy , unhelpful and my family suffered , It got to the point I even avoided going to the local shops or sometimes getting out of bed.
I had dark thoughts about no longer being here and one day I tried getting out of bed after yet another sleepless night and thought enough was enough.
There came a day when I started a long and slow process of change.
I was signed off work with depression and anxiety and started counselling at work.
This was going well but the counsellor I was seeing retired and I was left in the unfortunate position of not having a counsellor.
It was then that not wanting to go into decline again I approached Joanna and carried on weekly counselling sessions with her that I found comforting , helpful and I’m in no doubt put me back on the road to recovery.
I was still extremely anxious , depressed and ashamed at myself thinking I was no longer good enough to do the job I loved.
With encouragement, turning my thought process around and giving me techniques to combat anxiety and depression I managed to change my role within the Police to one I am far happier doing.
I have got my confidence back , Yes I do get days where I feel down , (You’re very lucky if you don’t ).
But I now have skills learnt from Joanna’s counselling to keep striving forward.
I would highly recommend Joanna’s counselling to anyone. If she could help me , with the way I was she can help anyone.
I worked with Joanna for a short series of CBT sessions in 2021 and saw positive results. I leaarned different relaxation techniques which help me combat the stress of living with a chronic illness.