“I have been to therapy sessions with David every Friday morning for nearly a year. When I first started Cognitive Behavioural Therapy I was extremely upset and was having aural/visual hallucinations. I believe that the voices I hear are from Demons, taunting me and telling me to do things. Some of my previous experiences in life were horrific and I took a lot of drink and drugs for over 20 years. I had a lot of bad things going on.
At first I was sceptical about CBT as some old friends had undergone the therapy and found it to be non-effective, but I felt assured by David’s tone and presence that I was not just in a therapy session, but a friendly meeting. We quickly found a common ground to base our sessions on, and I felt respected by David. He is very honest and sincere person, and also has a happy temperament, which is very cheering for someone with screaming in his head.
I can honestly say that if it weren’t for David, and God’s will, I would probably be doing CBT in some faraway prison, considering the thoughts and feelings I was having. A couple of times, when I had small episodes, David reassured me and I was ok. I learnt the CBT models, and found that with David’s help, I was able to understand them. I am hard to teach because I forget so easily. I found the therapy very useful and talking helped a lot. I learnt that I wasn’t totally alone. I found CBT very helpful.
I would like to say that in my experience, David has been a brilliant therapist, excellent at spotting detail and emotions. He is naturally good at making you feel at ease and that he is in no way against you. He listened to me carefully and came up with tailor-made strategies for coping with certain things. He is very patient and understanding.
I have much more confidence in myself now, and have learned to see things developing from an early stage, and can now cope with them. This has been an excellent year for me mentally. Thank you David!”

Schizophrenia diagnosis

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