The commencement of my therapy with Vickie followed a long period of problems with mental health. I had suffered from very pronounced shyness and low self-confidence since childhood and, as an adult, depression followed. Before I eventually saw my doctor, life’s problems had been becoming harder and harder to cope with and I was often feeling very low. My general practitioner was superb, incredibly kind and supportive, but she did not have the specialist knowledge to give much help beyond and referred me for therapy instead.
During my therapy I was met with a type of dedication and compassion which instils confidence and encouraged me to feel as though I could turn my life around. I first met Vickie in a very anxious state. I did not know what help I needed and although I knew that my thinking was irrational in many ways I was often unable to identify those thoughts. Vickie was professional, patient and kind and persisted in gradually guiding me to see where I was making errors in thought. We started working on my issues with social anxiety and then on more general self-confidence. At first I seemed to be making slow and steady progress, however, after several weeks, I suddenly started to feel as though I was making some major breakthroughs in the sessions and really starting to identify both where my thoughts were unhelpful and how I could deal with those thoughts.
I am now able to cope with, and even enjoy, social situations which would have felt almost impossible only several months ago and although I am still improving now, I am really starting to consider that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I can’t overstate the value to me of the help that I’ve received from Vickie.
I really appreciate all the help you gave me and I feel sure that I can continue to benefit from your advice.
I feel I have benefitted from recognizing how erroneous my thinking can be. I no longer feel trapped. Setting myself more manageable goals has helped me to feel more connected to life and now I am able to be much active. I now take more pride in myself, Im definitely happier and more confident.
I found it weird at first working online and having to explain everything over text instead of face to face but I did get used to it. I did feel that this therapy has helped me come a long way in recovering and Im really glad that I signed up to therapy with Vickie
Thank you so much for all your help and support. Ive learned so much! And I also think I’ve changed my ways of thinking thanks to you! No more anger!
I just want to thank you for taking the time to help people. It takes a very special kind of person to do what you do and you have helped me more than you know!
Much love Carly (Harlow)
A big thank you for your help and getting me through my bad time
I just wanted to say a huge thank you! I don’t know what I would have done without you, you’ve helped me so much and I can’t thank you enough!
Lots of Love Nikki (Epping)
Vickie is very approachable and warm to talk to. Thanks to her I now have a much more positive outlook for the future.
Ive found it so helpful to understand myself and what drives and maintains my problems.
Vickie has been so helpful. Thanks to her I now very useful tools that help me to better manage my anxiety.
I really am grateful for your help. This has been really helpful for improving my self esteem. Thank you.
Vickie’s approach is friendly and reassuring
I am so grateful for your support and encouragement. You have given me lots of ideas of steps I can take and techniques I can use to help with my problems. Thank you Vickie you’ve been so helpful.
You have given me the tools I need to live life to the full. Thank you!
Thanks to your help I am now looking forward to trying new things and enjoying life.
I feel like theres synergy between the sessions, in that the things we cover in therapy are starting to fit together and make sense. Im finding this therapy very insightful and although we are just a few sessions in, Im already seeing positive benefit from this process in my day to day life.
Mike N, Camberley
Thank you so much for all of your help! Words cannot express how grateful I am for all of the support that you have given me. I am so happy to have my life back (and I am sure that Anna is too!) and this would not have happened without your guidance. Thank you again and I wish you every happiness in the future.
I want to say a huge thank you for all of your help throughout my journey of panic and anxiety. I was trapped in a cycle where my symptoms controlled my life. I dreaded another attack. You have helped me so much, and I truly feel like I can now live my life without fear. You are such a kind, supportive and unjudgemental person which I feel are key qualities for a therapist and I always felt I could trust you and I think this was vital in my therapy journey.
I have learnt so much about myself and I know that: I am strong & I can cope by myself. Thank you again, I truly am so grateful.
I wanted to say thank you for helping me through the sessions we had. Without your guidance I dread to think where I’d be now. Thankfully, what you taught me and how you made me understand panic attacks and anxiety and the techniques you used to get my head around what I was being suffocated by has saved my life.
Since our sessions I’ve not had a single panic attack. While there have been a few moments when I’ve felt close I’ve managed to pull through using the stuff you taught me which has helped me to remain calm. I’m now in a better place mentally than I’ve ever been and feel I can deal with anything that comes my way, the issue I had with tight spaces no longer is an issue. Work is going well and I am looking to move abroad soon, something I couldn’t have faced at the time I was seeing you.