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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

*** Please find below, testimonials from clients. Many remain anonymous for confidentiality ***

Essex Depression and Anxiety Counselling welcome

Essex Depression and Anxiety Counselling welcome

“I saw Sandra for regular counselling sessions and would highly recommend her. She is friendly and very easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable from the moment you walk through the door. I would suggest anyone to go and see her, she is worth every minute you have with her.”

Kate, February 2020

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“Sandra is patient, kind and empathetic, listening to you and asking questions to fully understand your thoughts and actions. The start is hard, but Sandra helps you cope with these emotions and gives you the tools and techniques to make you realise why you feel the way you do and overcome the challenges you have. For me, personally, it’s been one of the most rewarding and beneficial challenges I’ve ever undertaken and I look forward to continuing my journey.”

Emma, January 2020

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“You got me through the worst time in my life and made me realise who I am and how important it is to have the right people around you.”

CB, January 2020

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“Sandra has helped me in a way that I never expected. I had thought about talking to someone for years, on an off, about something that happened in my childhood, but never acted upon it. I thought what happened to me, all those years ago, wasn’t really affecting me and my day to day life, I thought that I was fairly normal so didn’t see the benefit of bringing it all up. But then things happened which caused me to question my beliefs about my stability and so I sought out a therapist, and found Sandra (and her cats).

During our sessions, I made some revelations that I would never have made on my own. Sandra helped me work out what was really upsetting me, and it wasn’t what I, or anyone who knew me, thought it would be. I had so many opinions from everyone around me that my opinion was lost to me, the truth was lost, but Sandra helped me listen to myself and figure out what the truth was. She helped me realise that I needed to think about myself for a change, actually stick up for myself, to believe in myself and trust my own thoughts and feelings about things because I was important.

Sandra was kind, empathetic and understanding. There were some tears along the way (but she has a ready supply of tissues) I cannot thank her enough for her help, I’ve come on leaps and bounds since our sessions and haven’t felt better about myself and my relationships in years.”

CM, January 2020

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“I contacted Sandra for help with depression and anxiety. Talking to Sandra helped me to filter through all of my thoughts, some of which were very intrusive and repetitive.

Sandra helped me to take a step back, check and challenge my way of thinking. This helped me to view events in a more balanced way. It helped me to realise I tend to see things in a very black/white, wrong/right kind of way and I naturally assume that things are my fault. However, talking to Sandra has helped me not to take on other people’s issues as something I have done wrong and to accept that I am only responsible for my thoughts and actions, not other people’s. Sandra helped me to start standing up for myself.

Sandra is so wonderfully caring and understanding. Unlike some counsellors, Sandra has such a warm personality and genuine approach to people. Sandra never judged me and I was able to discuss some very personal, embarrassing and frightening ideas and events with her. I felt safe in sessions with her. I am very grateful for the difference she made to my life when I was going through some very difficult and painful times.”

NT, December 2019

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“I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the guidance and support you have given me. When I came to you I was in a desperately bad place and together we have built solid foundations for a calm and happy life. I have, and will continue to recommend your services. Thank you :-)”
Anna, August 2019
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“My sessions with Sandra allowed me to air problems, thoughts and quandaries aloud without any fear of judgement. The man I was, with the priorities I had when I went in, was a world away from the man I am now. I now find myself enjoying every moment of my day and have a deeper sense of what is important in life. Seriously, if you need to talk to someone, just do it and frankly Sandra is your lady!
EW, July 2019
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“Thank you Sandra so much for all your help with my reflective writing skills. As a trainee counsellor who was struggling with this required skill set, I was struggling to find resources to help. Your ability to adapt and tailor your writing workshop skills for my specific needs was so appreciated. This has helped me to achieve the additional growth that was needed for me at this stage of my new life journey. I am also so happy that it gave you a new addition to your writing services that you had never dealt with before.”
Darrin, July 2019
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“At a time when I felt under great stress and was having difficulty coping, sessions with Sandra greatly helped me find perspective and a positive way forward. I’d recommend her unreservedly.”
PH, April 2019
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“Would highly recommend Sandra. I saw her at a time where I was at a very low point in my life and just to get everything out and talk to someone really did help. She made me feel comfortable and easy to talk to about difficult subjects. Now, after a few months I really feel much better about my life and it made me look at the bad points in a different way. Can’t thank her enough.”
A, April 2019
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“Sandra, thank you for your help over the last few months. You have helped me considerably and not just given me closure and understanding on a few issues, but helped me to understand myself better and equipped me with new skills and knowledge that are now improving my quality of life and helping me to easily cope with various stressful situations. I can’t praise you enough and would highly recommend you to anyone no matter how big or small their personal problems may be.”
DW, March 2019
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“I went to see Sandra in June 2018, as I was feeling very anxious about everything and couldn’t stop myself from overthinking so much. I knew I needed help but didn’t know where or who to go to. I found Sandra’s details on-line and messaged her. She replied straight away and saw me the same week.
She has helped me in so many ways; the way I think about things and accepting things that have or are still going on in my life. I would definitely recommend Sandra. She made me feel very comfortable and she is very easy to talk to.
I still find myself getting anxious, but I do deal with it very differently now. I will definitely go back to her without hesitation if I find myself creeping back there. Thank you.”
HH, February 2019
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“I can highly recommend Sandra to anyone who is struggling with day to day activities. Sandra has helped me to become stronger for myself and for my family. She is very easy to speak to and really knows how to make me feel relaxed. This, in turn, helps me to be honest and open about my thoughts and feelings.
When we both felt it was time to stop our sessions, I carried on alone with confidence. After a period of time, I felt I needed a little more help and Sandra was there for me once again. It is a real comfort knowing that I can return at any point.”
Alex, February 2019
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“I have been seeing Sandra for over a year as I had terrible issues with anxiety,  self harming and suicidal thoughts. Sandra helped me to build on my confidence and self worth which helped to control my urges to self harm. Now during stressful times I’m able to talk myself through the situation and lower my anxiety without self harming. I find Sandra extremely empathetic and easy to open up to, I never feel judged by her. I have seen many therapists throughout my life, but it is Sandra who really stands out as the one that has truly helped me to change my life for the better. She got me to stop running away from my fears and actually face up to them. It is clear this is more than just a job for her, she does this because she truly cares about her patients and I’m so grateful for all of her help. “
Liz, January 2019
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“Working with Sandra, I was able to discuss my fears and negative thoughts in a supportive environment and I felt she understood what I was going through and how I was reacting to situations. Via her techniques, she helped me through a difficult period, for which I am very thankful.”
July 2018
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 “I contacted Sandra to help me with some issues relating to my self-confidence and negative feelings towards my ex-wife. I found Sandra was able to help me question the way I interpreted situations and offer suggestions in a non-judgemental way in order to assist me with changes in my life. She was able to breakdown misconceptions which I had built up and she has given me a more positive approach to my everyday life. The counselling I received was relaxed and informal but targeted to my needs following an initial assessment session. I would thoroughly recommend Sandra to anyone seeking counselling or guidance at a difficult time in their life.”
March 2018
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“Thanks for your counselling. It has made an astronomical positive difference to my day to day life, that I would deem unfathomable 9 months ago. A* Counsellor, would defo recommend to anyone.”
Luke, February 2018
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“I cannot recommend Sandra enough.
I came to Sandra suffering from OCD and anxiety issues, and decided I really needed to address this with a professional. Sandra’s calm, attentive and kind approach really put me at ease whilst discussing my issues.
She provided a really safe environment that put me at ease throughout my therapy sessions. Sandra helped me get to the root of my issues and taught me how to manage them before they got out of control.”
January 2018

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“Sandra is such an understanding person. She gave me the confidence to make the right choices and follow a career path that felt right for me rather than remaining stuck in what felt like an impossible situation. Sandra has helped me to change the course of my life for the better in so many ways and I will feel forever grateful to her for that. Thank you so much for everything.”  December 2017

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“You were extremely understanding and helpful, showing me empathy and reassurance. I felt very comfortable sharing my feelings and talking to you. You pointed out to me many positives making me see things from a different perspective enabling me to move forward. I would thoroughly recommend you if I come across anyone who needs to find counselling.”  December 2017

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