what our client have told us about their therapy
I am more self aware
Therapy has enabled me to see that we can create our own reality - if we focus and dwell upon the negative, then that is what we bring into our lives. If on the other hand we are prepared to work on ourselves and explore who we are in a constructive way, we can become happier and more comfortable with who we are. It's difficult to pinpoint exactly how this happened, however I am more self aware, which has made my relationship with myself and other people infinitely better.
I can say what is on my mind without being judged
I first went into therapy after a difficult relationship breakdown, my life felt chaotic and out of control. It's taken almost 12 months, but through talking, and sometimes not talking, I've learned so much about how and why things went wrong and will hopefully not make the same mistakes again. Therapy gives me the time and space to talk about emotions that are difficult to share with other people for fear of upsetting them. I can say what is on my mind without being judged. I learned to manage my anger better by exploring what triggered me, and whilst it was difficult at first to take an honest look at myself and my behaviour, however my therapist never judged me and I started to feel more alive than I had done in a long time as a result.
I have faced and beaten alcoholism
The Hope Street Centre has a very relaxed, welcoming, private and professional feel. With their help I have faced and beaten alcoholism, managed the stress of bankruptcy and learnt more about myself than I could ever have imagined. The centre has helped me to significantly raise my level of consciousness and in doing so take far greater control of my life. Thank you for all your help. JT Edwards, author of Booze, Bankruptcy and Barbados
I was given the gift of a lifetime
Counselling enabled me to help myself when I was at my lowest. For the first time in my life I was able to break out of self-destructive thought patterns, restoring my confidence and enabling me to regain control again. Most importantly, I was given the gift of a lifetime - the skills to deal with negative feelings and grief. These were the tools I needed to move on. The thought of talking to a stranger about your life can seem very daunting at first, but I soon found that it is what actually makes counselling so effective. You don't have to worry about being judged and you're made to feel comfortable from the get go. I really couldn't recommend the Hope Street Centre more, and I couldn't imagine having gone anywhere else. Taking that first step and picking up the phone can feel like the hardest part, but you really couldn't be in better hands.