Testimonials (recieved 2017/18)
****“Having worked with David for a little over a year I feel all the issues that have troubled me over many years have slowly diminished, leaving me feeling like I can accomplish anything without the overwhelming doubt that has held me back in the past. David has a wonderfully calming demeanour which makes it very easy to open up to him about issues that carry a real burden. I never felt a pressure to explain myself and my issues, it just flowed very naturally, which is a testament to his professionalism, calm nature and patience.
Each session had a structure but it regularly flowed in a more spontaneous way making it feel very personal to me. David very quickly picked up on the fact that I responded better to a more fluid session and gave me a lot of control of how the sessions went, making it feel like I was talking to a friend in a relaxed environment. With every session that passed I always felt like we were working towards something. There was regular goal-setting and re-evaluation of goals to ensure I stayed focussed and motivated, and after every session I always walked away feeling better about myself and also challenged to continue my personal development in the week that followed.
I would highly recommend David. He is incredibly professional and his attention to his work is fantastic. He really makes you feel important, and confident that no matter the issue that you are faced with there is light at the end of the tunnel” (Low self-esteem – Personal Trainer, Worthing, West Sussex: 2018)
****“David is kind and patient. His sessions are at a pace that suits you and he will respond to your feedback through out. It’s amazing how illuminating the sessions have been and it’s thanks to his excellent CBT skills. I left my sessions when they came to a natural end feeling positive and optimistic. I have taken away some life long tools that have helped me to manage stress successfully. Thank you David!” (Depression/Anxiety – School teacher, Worthing, West Sussex:2018)
**** ” To David, I want to thank you for all your help in CBT – it has made me have renewed hope and has enabled me to live my life to the full again! I wish you all the best in your amazing work!” (Panic disorder – Lancing, West Sussex)
***** “Dear David, Thank you very much for all the help and time that you have given me, you have been such a big help and have certainly got me over a difficult time in my life” (General anxiety disorder – Lewes, East Sussex)
***** “To David, Thank you so much for helping me these past ten months. You have really helped me to understand my illness and where it stems from. You’ve helped me learn new coping mechanism’s and helped me to learn how to get out of my head. I really appreciate everything you’ve done for me and I wish you all the best, thank you!” (Personality disorder – Newhaven, East Sussex)
***** “Dear David, I will miss our sessions because they have been so helpful. please feel free to give any clients my details as a recommendation!” (Depression – Steyning, West Sussex)
*****“I contacted David when I was at a low point struggling with anxiety and alcohol which was affecting my life, both with work and relationships. David is a lovely person, kind and reassuring, and made me feel completely at ease in the sessions. His logical approach to CBT is spot-on and he never loses focus of what needs to be achieved in each session and in the long-term. I have noticed huge improvements in my ability to cope with anxiety, my relationships and my general outlook to life.
Thanks again, David!” (Male: Anxiety/low self-esteem – Worthing)
*****“When I started looking for a counsellor independent from the NHS, I felt that I was in a desperate place. I had already been in and out of therapy for a number of years through the NHS and various charities and due to the limitation in sessions, I actually believed that my problems could never be fixed.
As soon as I started talking to David on the phone, I knew he was the right person for me. I felt calm, reassured and for a moment hopeful. This was the beginning of a journey which would set me up for the rest of my life. David provided a safe place for me to discuss what I thought my problems were. He was able to help me focus and structure my goals for therapy. I had ownership of my healing.
David was excellent at enabling me to face myself in a true light and he was always sensitive but I needed to be challenged in the way that I thought about myself.
Much of the therapy was centred around CBT and David was able to provide the tools that I will continue to use. David gave me fantastic support and I cant recommend him highly enough – thank you David for enabling me to set myself free!” (Female: Anxiety/stress/low self-esteem – Worthing)