I am very grateful to clients and colleagues who have been kind enough to say a few words about their experiences of working with me for this site.
I went to Lizzie as I couldn’t wait for an NHS referral. I was suffering from severe anxiety following a very scary incident with my 5 year-old son. I didn’t know what to expect, but Lizzie instantly made me feel at ease and explained the process thoroughly, always making sure I was comfortable with what we were doing.
I had my last session today and can honestly say it has made a big difference to my anxiety, my head and my life in general. At times it was hard work but ultimately so so worth it. I feel lighter than I have in months!”
I arranged to see Lizzie because I wanted to be seen quickly, and at a local venue at times that fitted into my schedule. I found that the sessions gave me a structure and a focus to help me overcome my problems; I came away with tools that I’m confident will help me if I ever have a setback in the future – although at the moment I feel really positive. Lizzie was always kind, constructive, and professional. I feel that the sessions were well planned, and this helped to motivate me. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lizzie to anyone needing some structured support.
When our daughter was in year 10 she began to suffer under the pressure of work and problems with her friends. The GP put her on anti-depressant medication to minmise the impact on her school work. This helped but wasn’t a long term solution. The waiting list for counselling through the GP was long because her condition was not serious enough. To prevent our daughter getting worse we sought help ourselves and found Lizzie.
Our daughter took to Lizzie immediately and over the next few months regained her confidence and happiness. She started year 11 (her GCSE year) with a much lighter heart and greater strength to tackle the hard work ahead. She has also been able to stop taking the medication.
Lizzie’s support was invaluable. She helped our daughter understand what she was feeling and develop strategies to cope with this. I have no hesitation recommending Lizzie to help young people through difficult times.
I am most grateful to Lizzie for the clinical supervision she provides to me. I feel supported in my work and it is a comfort to know that she is always available for me to ‘bounce ideas off’.
Lizzie is always professional, reflective, very well organised and methodical. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a supervisor.
I looked for private treatment because I wanted to see someone quickly, and at a time and location that was suitable for me.
The sessions made me focus on what I could have a positive impact on, instead of harking back on the past, which I realized was futile because I couldn’t change what has gone before. I therefore needed to look forward and not back.
The sessions made me think in a more structured way. It gave me the confidence and motivation to look forward to the following week and do things that made me feel better about myself.
I liked the sessions because there was not a barrage of information being thrown at me. It was well paced, and each subject was discussed interactively with my therapist.
I didn’t find anything in particular that I didn’t like, and I would certainly recommend this service for anyone wishing to think more constructively, and not fall into a cycle of changing the past, which is a futile and destructive path.
As I say Lizzie, thanks for everything. Your help has made me feel so