Sheltered Oak Therapy Counselling in Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Client Feedback

Some clients have been kind enough to share their reflections on what they will be taking away from counselling and what difference it has made for them.

My hope is that this creates an opportunity for them to take some time to identify and acknowledge their work and their journey. Counselling is after all a big investment of our time, energy, and money - and the more we allow ourselves to recognize our progress, the more we can build on it.

This also gives new clients looking for someone to work with, a chance to read what working with me might be like.  

Client A

"I have found that I am far more trusting in myself, my values, and my decisions. I have greatly deepened my understanding of myself and where this has come from. I discovered that the only person who could make these changes was me; I learnt that I can have an impact."

"I always found you (Louise) to be genuine and warm as well as being robust enough to hold my stuff for me. I really valued that you let the sessions go at my own pace. I appreciated that you have lots of creative ways of working and also solution based working techniques, although this was not always my preferred way of working and I really respected that you allowed for this to be OK and stayed with me in what I needed at the time without an expectation to work in a certain way."

Client B

"From our first session together Louise listened to me in a way that I'd not experienced before.   I felt safe to explore difficult topics and she allowed me to go at my own pace, without any pressure to talk about anything I didn't want to.  Together we gently explored my relationships and experiences, making me aware of my critical inner voice and Louise helped me challenge those negative thoughts.   Importantly Louise encouraged me to listen to my body, which helped me to recognise patterns in my anxiety which I'd been living with since childhood. 

This work has helped me to develop growing self awareness and feel less anxious.   Her compassionate approach was exactly what I needed to feel safe, and over time help me to be kinder to myself.  I feel more able to express myself, have confidence in my abilities and develop more meaningful relationships."

Client C

"I was a lifelong sceptic of anything to do with counselling but after an increased spell of troubled thoughts I was persuaded to give counselling a go.  It has been a very positive experience.  Louise immediately made me feel at ease and never ever makes me feel silly or a nuisance for airing everything and anything.  I have learnt that it is a gradual process with emotional ups and downs but I always feel comfortable in Louise’s space.  I am very grateful to her for taking me through this process - one that doesn’t leave me terrified.

I am able to address things now that I couldn’t before without being very emotional.  I am keen to continue the journey."


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