When we seek to discover the best in others we some how bring out the best in ourselves.
William Arthur Ward
Therapy has helped me for a transitional period in which Barabara has been instrumental to battling ongoing issues of depression, anxiety and addictive patterns. She put her method of give me in every session the time necessary to felt I was making progress.
I have benefited by being listened to and sometimes pushed ie questioned about my thoughts further. This has helped me to direct myself within life. I would benefit from more sessions but money issues have stopped this, for now.
Barbara listened to my point of view of the situation, then encouraged me to talk further in order to gain a full understanding.
Then together we made a plan of things I could do and ways of thinking/being that would support me through a very emotionally charged time of change. I didn't need many sessions, having a framework in place made the process much much easier than it would have been otherwise.
I found my sessions with Barbara to be very informative for me in terms of exploring and understanding my on going issues; enabling me to progress and get to the underlying issue. I feel that she created a warm and comfortable environment allowing me open up and speak freely without risk of judgement.
The sessions with Barbara were very easy and very comfortable. It was definitely helpful in attempting to determine the reasons behind my distorted thinking. The sessions were non-judgemental, I found it very easy to open up to her and get a lot out of my head, and it has definitely put me on the right path to getting better. I felt as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders, and I dont think that I would have been able to deal with it all if it wasnt for her.
I have benefited from years of advice and encouragement from Barbara, to the point where I assess myself, my issues and concerns today.
Life is never going to be free of worries stress and undesirable issues but they don't need to be a overwhelming concern...
Barbara always leaves me with an warm open invitation to contact her if I feel the need to and has helped me to develop into an individual that can find the confidence to overcome difficulties positively. I treasure her patience understanding and ability to draw issues from deep inside me helping to heal and comfort me as well as give positive input to continuing the journey of life.
I'd like to add that I'm a VERY secretive person, guarded and don't open up to people very easily but I feel able to share information easily with this lady.
A warm solid, down to earth individual.
Sometimes its a challenge to put into words how someone has helped you overcome issues that you have battled with for years. It has been several months since I had a counselling session with Barbara yet the things I learned about myself and relationship with family and colleagues are still holding true today. I am so thankful for her wisdom, patience and understanding as I became free of a 12 year dependency on antidepressants. Barbara provided a safe place to talk about things most private and personal to me, and it always felt like I had a strong member on my side, on my team! Definitely worth the investment.
We had both tried different methods of therapy separately, but
then came together with Barbara to solve some relationship issues. Barbara
was excellent; patient, non-judgmental and has a knack for asking
insightful questions at exactly the right time. She helped us tremendously
and did what two therapists before her could not do! We would recommend
Barbara without hesitation.
Barbara has helped me work through my work related stress issues.
She has helped me doing it one step at a time up to a big move in my life.
She also made herself available at key moments
when I needed to talk to her on the phone "outside session time".
Thank you Barbara