Paula’s counselling service offered me a friendly and confidential space to talk about my life issues. Paula works very professionally and has a great deal of knowledge in her work, but what was equally important to me, was that her presence helped me feel comfortable and safe to explore my concerns at a time and pace that suited me.
I thoroughly enjoyed our sessions and feel that you had a massive positive impact on my life
When I first came to you I was so nervous I couldn’t keep eye contact with you and was on the edge of the sofa. But every time I came and saw you it got easier and I started to feel more comfortable with you. Words can’t describe how much I appreciate everything you have done for me. I am so proud of myself for changing my ways to a more positive person. I have gone from being depressed, low and numb to a happy smiley confident woman. You have helped me in so many ways, such as getting me back into my writing, feeding my mind body and soul with positivity. You created a safe place for me and my heart to speak to you. There was no judgement from you I could tell you everything as it got easier. No way did I think I would be better after all of that. I have learnt a lot from you. So thank you I would absolutely recommend you to anyone going through a tough time in their life’s. I am strong I am powerful I am beautiful.
Having never done therapy before, it took a crisis to lead me to Paula. Many people use this phrase but Paula, a complete stranger at the time, was there for me from the moment I contacted her and literally saved my life. Paula gave me the space, the building blocks and boundaries to find myself again, my own strength again and save and rebuild mine and my child's life during and after intimate relationship abuse. While Paula was all the things you'd hope for when reaching out for any help let alone therapy- empathetic, kind, a good listener.. my rock to cling to while I was drowning, she also helped me build my own life raft, find and repair the muscles I needed, for myself, to not only swim back to shore but be able to stay strong, balanced and safe again no matter what was thrown at me. My time with Paula changed my life, our lives and what I learnt, what she taught me, helped me learn for myself, will be with me forever more and still impacts our lives every day. There are no words really to express what Paula, her skill and just her, did other than to say, genuinely, she is, on so many levels, a life saver.
Paula is an extremely warm, accepting and talented therapist whose natural interest and empathy for her clients makes her very easy to talk and open up to. She is extremely professional and applies a high level of commitment and integrity to her work and I felt at all times that she had my best interests at the heart of the work we did. Paula has a rare ability to remain warm and compassionate while being able to adapt her style to help empower her clients to find and follow their own path. She will not let the sessions drift and works well at keeping the client focused on the work at hand. I can't recommend Paula highly enough.
Over the last 12 months I have seen Paula regularly, who has offered unconditional, non-judgemental, and endless support. The luxury of being able to talk openly and completely unguarded has allowed me space to explore my feelings and behaviours which in turn has significantly changed how I view my surroundings, and myself. Paula has been a constant and has been a grounding source through some of my most difficult times. However I do not look at these times negatively, but a time for change and growth, Paula allowed me to see my strength and to appreciate the qualities I have. I will forever be grateful to Paula, to her hard work, her kindness and never ending empathy.