WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT JENNA
for helping me to (re)build...
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Zena, 25, 2010
At first I was a bit sceptical
about how counselling would help... as so many things seemed to have gone wrong in my life and I felt like I couldn't deal with the least little problem...
I'm usually a strong person and I have quite a demanding job which sometimes had me in tears which was something I just wasn't used to. I spent my first appointment crying for the whole hour which in itself was cathartic as no one was saying pull yourself together or what on earth's the matter?
As each week went by I'd get closer to making sense of what was making me unhappy and that it was me who held the power to change things if I really wanted to. Counsellors don't wave a magic wand and make everything better, at times it's painful to talk about the issues but after each session talking to you it felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.
Talking to someone who isn't judging is a wonderful experience and I would recommend you to anyone that I felt was in need of help. Friends are great for listening but sometimes they can't help but give advice and really it's down to us to make the changes we want not what other people think we should do.
After a long haul I feel like I'm me again and Jenna I can't thank you enough for the hours of listening and giving me the confidence to choose me and what I want instead of trying to keep everyone else happy. Saying all that I now know the signs to look out for if I was slipping back into the person I'd become and I would be straight back to counselling.
Thank you Jenna, you've been amazing...
Just like to say thank you...
Your listening ear has been a great help to me, in many ways.
I believe in myself more than I ever have and I know I will continue to do so regardless of what life throws at me. I have developed so much as a person over these last 12 months that sometimes I don't recognise myself and you have helped me to come to terms with that, just by listening. I wish you success in your future in counselling or whatever you do. Thank you so much.
I can't thank you enough for your help over the last few weeks... I feel I've made real progress.
I wish I had realised sooner that one hour of time with you would resolve so much. I really cannot speak highly enough of Jenna, her skills or this service. I found the whole experience calming and empowering despite what I needed to talk about.
Jenna, you are insightful, intuitive, professional and the type of counsellor I can really trust in seeing.
Thank you for all the help you gave me over the last 6 months, helping me to deal with situations on my own for the future... it has been an absolute pleasure to work and confide in you Jenna.
I can't begin to thank you enough for the time you've given me.
I felt broken and lost before I met you with no direction and was left feeling pretty hopeless. But I can honestly say I now have my confidence back, I have plans for my life and for the first time in a long time I'm feeling happier in myself and that is all because of you. You were patient with me, allowing me a safe place to talk openly, and I felt like my struggles were taken very seriously. Thank you for all of your help, kind words and encouragement, the strength I have now is because of you.
for all of your time, help and guidance over the past twelve months...
Your kind words and advice have helped me to grow and develop as an individual, but also as a wife, daughter, sister and friend. I cannot thank you enough.
I think I found that before counselling my coping strategies were mainly to distract myself and try ot push away feelings about the abuse...
This did work to allow me to function most of the time but was causing anxiety and leaving me feeling quite detached. The strategies you talked me through really helped, I have learnt that I can't ignore the way I am feeling and have found it useful to use some of the ideas you gave me to access some of the feelings I had shut away. I think I am better at accepting that feeling all of these and getting upset or angry isn't a failing in me. I have also learnt the importance of being kinder to myself. The strategies you went through with me to help ease anxiety were useful at the time and are also useful at the moment with fresh challenges! I think I have started to accept that what happeneed is a part of me and not to be ashamed of that.