It was good to get your email yesterday. I would be very happy to review our time together. It could be a long one!
I was as nervous as hell when I came to our first session. I was in a mess too. I felt like there was no hope for me. My wife was also on the verge of leaving me - I couldn’t blame her either, she had put up with for so long, although I did not see that in the beginning, but, as our sessions advanced I realised that I had been living a selfish life.
I immediately warmed to you, a bit like my mum, although, as time went on, I felt I became closer to you as I was able to tell you everything.
You really saved my life and I will be eternally grateful to you. I know you said, “you have done all the work’ All I did was listen and challenge myself after every session you cleverly put together.
You were kind and caring, tough, challenging, I also thought you funny, with a good sense of humour. You didn’t leave a stone unturned in my life, helping me to face past trauma into understanding for the first time why I was on the path to complete destruction.
We put closure to issues I couldn’t change and began with a new chapter. I thought the techniques I learned in therapy helped me a great deal when I was faced with difficult problems. I have been sober for 7 months now, I have a new job and I feel happier than I ever have.
All I can say about you is that I would highly recommend anyone who needed help to go to Karen. She showed me how to have hope again."
"It was difficult in the beginning. I was closed to all emotions, which is why I made so many bad choices throughout my life. I knew that if I didn’t make some change, I would end up either 6ft under or very unhappy and miserable.
Karen helped me to a place I now want to be. For the first time, I feel like a weight has been lifted, she is incredibly positive and when we discussed the terrible situations I was in, she always reminded me to let go of what we cannot change.
Going back into memories of my childhood was hard. I was abused by my uncle for 4 years of my life. I had no idea how that really played a huge part in the way I was living my life. She helped me get rid of the guilt and shame I felt inside.
The visionary technique we did together really helped me to have a life without drugs and then came some peace and all the other issues I had seemed to waver. I had quite a lot of tasks set as homework and after the first couple of sessions, I really began to see some change ¡n the way I thought about my life.
I’m still a work in progress, but I would highly recommend her. I should also mention, she took two of my calls on a Sunday, as I was having a bad moment I really appreciated what she did for me. Sometimes I make random appointments as and when I need to see her- she always fits me in which I appreciate as she is always busy."
"My experience of my Psychotherapist was utter fear in the beginning to trudging through my mud bath into clear waters ahead. Karen was incredibly kind and caring throughout our sessions. Her therapy methods really made me understand and realise the reasons why I felt the way I did.
It’s never easy to be challenged on habits that you know are causing you pain, but it is even harder to change those habits. She guided me through all my crap and for some reason the puzzle seemed to come together.
I waited for therapy through my GP for over 3 months, I’m so glad I didn’t wait any longer as I was in a pretty bad place. I would highly recommend Karen, she always went beyond my expectations and I know she is there if I need her again in the future."
"I was contemplating divorce. I was devastated by her affair. In brief, without therapy, we would be divorced.
Karen helped us through all the unpleasant feelings on both sides, to be able to cope and move on in the future together. She helped us understand how to communicate in a civil way. She showed me how to forgive and to be able to have some understanding.
I must also say, I didn’t want to contemplate having therapy in the beginning - I’m so glad we did. We highly recommend Karen. She was very caring and understanding throughout our time spent at the practice. We had 11 consultations."
"I had 2 sessions with Karen before it was decided that my son needed intervention. The hard work that was put into our son's intervention went beyond all my expectations. His reluctance to seek help was a constant worry. I thought I would have to bury my son if he continued.
6 months down the line and all is calm. He spent 3 months in rehab. He is now home, has a job. Every day is a struggle, but we are finally getting there as a family. I highly recommend Karen for all her hard work throughout our family’s ordeal. Our son continues to see Karen weekly- ¡ don’t know what he’d do without her. Karen is our rock. Thank you."
RP- Saham Toney
"I highly recommend Karen. She helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I couldn’t sleep, eat, or go to work.
5 months later, I feel like I’m finally there. She is so patient and kind, very funny too!
Whenever I left a session, I always felt a little lighter if that makes any sense."
All testimonials are 100% authentic from clients that have passed through my practice. Names have been removed or abbreviated to protect identity.