I have been fortunate enough to have worked with many clients from vast and various backgrounds, both privately and on behalf of organisations. Here are some of the comments they have made about their experiences of working with me:
I needed help through a divorce when depression set in and, although I had always considered counselling a waste of time, I decided to give it a go. The results were amazing; through Jayne's gentle guidance I put my life back on course with renewed confidence. I learnt a great deal about myself at the same time. Never say no to counselling.
I was feeling confused, tired and very depressed. My doctor suggested I go for counselling as I was reluctant to take medication yet my relationships at home and at work were becoming more strained. I was nervous at the outset but Jayne was welcoming, professional and friendly and put me at ease immediately. Exploring my past was both helpful and, sometimes, upsetting but Jayne was very gentle and supportive which helped me enormously. I began to understand my depression and anxiety and recognise that I had suffered with it from an early age due to abuse.
Through my counselling I have learned new ways of coping and thinking about things. I am approaching life in a more positive way with a lot more confidence. I would not hesitate in recommending Jayne or going back to see her if I need counselling again in the future.
I sought counselling from Jayne to cope with grief caused by the loss of my newborn baby son some years earlier. I had received counselling at the time, which helped enormously, but, as the years pass, it is perceived that the mother has 'got over it' and that all is well. It was through talking to Jayne that I was able to open up about feelings which were still raw and I found her empathy and support invaluable, she encouraged me to speak freely and openly and helped me deal with the hurt which was still very real. I can recommend her wholeheartedly.
I decided to seek counselling on the advice of a health professional to help me deal with my diagnosis of HIV and depression. From my first meeting with Jayne I felt very relaxed and comfortable and I was able to build a trusting, non judgmental relationship with her within a safe environment. I cam to understand that I was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress following my diagnosis and my depression was cumulative and reactive following several knocks over the years, including bereavement and divorce.
It was nice to be able to talk openly and be listened to once a week. Sometimes hearing yourself back in this environment often helps you to understand things. After my therapy with Jayne I was, at last, able to put things into perspective and come to terms with my diagnosis instead of trying to deal with my issues for many years by myself. I have learnt new ways of coping with my problems and am able to look forward and start enjoying life again.
I was at a crossroads in my life and felt stuck. I felt pressures were taking their toll on me. I saw Jayne for a period of 8 weeks. Her patience, understanding and warm personality helped me to open up and discuss how I wanted to improve my life. By doing this, each day became easier and by working with her I got the results I wanted. I would highly recommend Jayne.
I was referred by my company on a phased return to work after a serious illness. Until I met Jayne, I couldn't put a finger on what I was feeling, nor why I was feeling it. Jayne helped me make sense of my world again and helped me arm myself with coping strategies to face life. I never considered myself as someone who would benefit from counselling, mainly due to the fact that I didn't understand it. I'd recommend Jayne as a supportive, understanding and neutral influence.