More Client Comments

All clients are asked to complete an evaluation when they have completed their counselling.  Below are the most recent comments made.  These are printed anonymously from the counselling evaluation form. All clients have given their consent for the following information to be shared.

 face to face testimonials…

“ The counselling has been very positive and although things for me are still unsettled I was at a point where I felt I could begin to take control of things again.  I would definitely recommend New Leaf as the counsellor was very good at helping me to take the lead, to prompt me into thinking about myself in a positive way but also just listened a lot.”

“ It has enabled me to look at myself and my issues in a way that I hadn’t thought possible. It also saved my marriage!”

“Thanks Becky this part of the journey has really opened my eyes and it has been a pleasure to work with you.”

“I can recognise when my anger is activated and I am more aware of my own feelings and I am happier to accept them.”

“I have become stronger and more confident again, I am able to slowly rationalise my situation and have been more accepting of it.”

“I can’t speak highly enough of my experience and relationship with Becky. She has helped me to build my self-confidence and given me a degree of clarity about some very difficult issues in my life. She helped me to re-identify the real me I lost some time ago”

“I can’t speak highly enough of my experience and relationship with Becky. She has helped me to build my self-confidence and given me a degree of clarity about some very difficult issues in my life. She helped me to re-identify the real me I lost some time ago”

“ I always wanted, “me,” back but the person I am now is so far removed from the, “me,” I wanted is unbelievable. I have this new person and I am so glad the old, “me,” is now in the past.”

“ I always wanted, “me,” back but the person I am now is so far removed from the, “me,” I wanted is unbelievable. I have this new person and I am so glad the old, “me,” is now in the past.”

“I have found inner peace at long last I like the person I am now and so happy with the new me.”

“Becky’s ability to turn a confusing mass of horrible stressful events and issues into a manageable entity which she then gives me strategies to tackle, Becky’s warmth, the sense she believes in me and she is on my side.”

” I initially did not see how counselling could help me but decided to go through with an open mind. I found the first session difficult but from the second session to the last one I actually began to look forward to them.”

“I feel in a better place mentally, stronger and more positive. I have learned that some things are not my problem.”

” Counselling has helped me to break down my issues into manageable pieces. Its helped me to rationalise my thoughts and focus on the major issues. Counselling has helped me to look at issues from a different perspective enabling me to understand problems.”

” My outlook on life I am more positive, more balanced and not so hard on myself, I am able to work out issues and take new skills moving forwards with my life.”

“Counselling has allowed me to open up to a stranger, someone not close to the situation so therefore someone I wasnt adding more worries or pressure to. I have learned strategies to cope with some of the situations we discussed that were difficult for me.”

“I can’t speak highly enough of my experience and relationship with Becky. She has helped me to build my self-confidence and given me a degree of clarity about some very difficult issues in my life. She helped me to re-identify the real me I lost some time ago”

“It has helped me tremendously. I have had the opportunity to look back at events in my life and see how they have affected me. Becky has supported me in understanding why I feel this way and has offered guidance as to how I can help myself. I feel much stronger and will approach things differently and with more understanding.”

” Improved my coping strategies and also my confidence to deal with difficulties.”

“I can’t see how the sessions could have been improved, they were perfect, I could not have asked for any more. The most useful thing was being able to talk to someone who could help me understand things that had affected my life and were affecting me now. The main change was a greater understanding and confidence of ‘me’, happy to be in my own skin, to face my fears.”

“The most useful thing was to talk over my problems with someone and get the help and advice that I needed. I find that I now have confidence in myself, something that I really never had!”

“I can’t see how the sessions could have been improved, they were perfect, I could not have asked for any more. The most useful thing was being able to talk to someone who could help me understand things that had affected my life and were affecting me now. The main change was a greater understanding and confidence of ‘me’, happy to be in my own skin, to face my fears.”

“When I came to you, I was at an all time low, it was so hard for me because I thought that counselling was good for other people, I had recommended it numerous times, but never thought I would need it. I was wrong. I now believe this was one of the bravest things and best decisions I have ever made.

To be brave to the outside world is one thing, to be brave inside yourself is something all together different.”

“I don’t know if more sessions would have been useful, I am less angry, talking more and can see the problem before it can get worse. Changes have been communication with the wife and with other family members. I would recommend counselling to others. My reaction overall to counselling sessions is very good; counselling has been very useful;  I am very satisfied that I have got what I wanted from counselling.”

“The most useful thing has been getting the problem into a better perspective. The least useful was my decision not to tell my husband what I was doing. I now feel more confident about holding my ground.”

“I feel I know myself better. I have a much clearer idea of my own thoughts, feelings, attitudes & values and a greater acceptance of their validity. I have more self confidence and stronger sense of the way ahead. Your skill as a counsellor has been a great inspiration to me on so many levels, I’m really grateful for all your hard work. The sessions were spot on for me. The most useful thing has been having space to talk about my issues with someone trustworthy and able to cope and support me through the challenging bits.”

“I am much happier and I’ve got more direction. If I could have made the time I feel weekly sessions would have been better – more consistency. The most useful thing has been learning to look after myself and doing nothing!”

“The most useful thing was learning why I behave in the ways I do and what has changed is that I am less angry and more able to control that anger at times when I get angry whereas before I could not.”

“My confidence has improved greatly and I am learning to control my temper.”

“I have been able to regain control of my emotions and my life.”

“I feel more relaxed and less stressful as a whole.”

“Changing my outlook on life in general has been the most useful thing and the biggest change is in gaining confidence.”

“Always a relaxing environment, I felt comfortable, secure and safe. It has helped me understand myself more. My confidence has really improved and I feel better about myself. I like the idea of “life” sessions! I enjoyed the sessions despite being upset on several occasions. I found that focusing on myself, my feelings was healing and helpful. Putting thought into words and voicing them to someone not emotionally involved and who didn’t judge was great. Your quiet, positive reassurance and down to earth attitude to life and its ups and downs was fab, thank you!”

“I came more for personal/spiritual understanding of self rather than initial problems. The sessions worked for me but a suggested improvement might be tea & biscuits! The most useful thing for me was understanding where anger and other emotions actually come from and how to manage and accept them and myself. My view of the world and of myself and others has changed as well as my expectations concerning the future. I have learned to say things to people’s faces honestly and without embarrassment so I guess that counselling does work!”

“Before I was ill I was very skeptical about counselling as something that could help me. How wrong I was! It has helped me through a very low period in my life and also helped to address areas of my life that needed to be worked through. I don’t think the sessions could have been better. Right from the start the atmosphere and areas covered were perfect. Without it I doubt very much whether I would have recovered as quickly or as much as I have.”

“The realisation that I am not responsible for how other people feel and I am not responsible for the way they act towards me when they are angry, upset or abusive. They choose to act that way. I can choose to respond in a different way. Facing up to me was the most difficult bit! In terms of changes: understanding myself, starting to be truthful about how I feel about other people instead of hiding my feelings just to get along. I experienced being relaxed and supported (both in and out of sessions. I never felt pushed but experienced honesty.”

“I felt so inadequate and low about myself I could not bare to look at myself in the mirror. I was constantly fighting back tears (which is out of character), I did not put make up on for weeks when I had not had a day without it since I was about 12 years old. I felt inadequate as a mother, a partner, and as a sister, all of which are very important to me.

‘In just a few sessions you allowed me to laugh and cry. Most of all you listened and made some really fundamental links I had never made about myself before. I have done this for others many times, but no one had ever done this for me. In particular I found the work on boundaries and expectations really powerful. It has given me a new outlook about self management, both personally and professionally.”

“I never felt judged by you, and each time I opened up, and told you things I had never dared to voice to anyone before, I was helped to rebuild myself a little more. I started to become the person I want to be, rather than to be living in the shadow of my childhood, and the mistakes of my parents.”

“You have equipped me with tools I will use for the rest of my life, and I hope to pass onto others. I know I sound like a new age hippy but I feel as though the few sessions I had with you set me free. For the first time in my life I am not looking for acceptance from others.”

“The best I think I can say to anyone else considering it is, try it for yourself. I went to New Leaf with work related stress and was opened up to things I had hidden from for years. After the initial shock I never felt as though I was in therapy. I was never pushed for it to be anything other than what I wanted it to be, and I never knew what I wanted. It felt right, and it really did worked for me. I feel so fortunate to have found the courage to go.”

“I’m able to get through my anxiety attacks on my own, im more confident and assertive. All I can say is that I went for my first session a quivering wreck and came out the other side feeling more confident about my life and was able to see a path through my life and able to find a part time job. I’m grateful to Becky Wright and the team.”

” a hook has been removed from my heart, it doesn’t hurt so much, I not longer feel trapped, I feel sunny again. Thank you Becky Ab Imo Pectore ( from the bottom of my heart.”

I would recommend the service to anyone.”

“I spent 6 weeks with Benjamin. Within that short period of time I can say that my life has changed for the better. Ben helped me tackle some problems with an entirely different approach. I found it easy to communicate and ‘spill the beans’ with a perfect stranger, which is very uncharacteristic of me.”

“Your help has allowed me to see things a lot more clearly in both my personal and business life. Without doubt you have helped me off the self-destructive road that I was on and you have reminded me of the things that I once considered important but had forgotten – for that I will always be most grateful. It has without any doubt saved my life.”

” I was very down but now i’m back to being a happy person.”

one online therapy testimonial conducted using SKYPE…

“Suffering a relationship breakdown whilst in a non-English speaking country and not having any family and friends close by for help, finding Newleaf on the internet proved to be a godsend. Having never had counselling, let alone consulting someone with such a thing over Skype, I was unsure what to expect – however, once making contact with Becky, she put my mind at ease and I found I was able to open up to her as if I was consulting her in person. The one hour counselling sessions on Skype as and when needed have allowed me to pick up the pieces and continue my life abroad. I would recommend using Newleaf via Skype to others living abroad who do not know where to turn for such help.”

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