I was very dubious about the idea of talking through my problems with a total stranger as it usually takes me a long time to feel comfortable enough with someone to open up. However, Jo put me at ease from the first session. She read me straight away and was able to provide exactly the right approach that I needed at the time. She never pushed me too far on any subject that it made me feel uncomfortable and yet managed to make me think more deeply and talk more openly than I ever thought I would. I never once felt rushed and she always remembered everything I had told her in previous sessions, even the little things. Jo provided a sympathetic and friendly ear whilst delivering advice in a professional manner. Even though some sessions could be rather draining, I would always look forward to my weekly appointment in order to talk things through. I am a very different person now to when I first met Jo and I have no doubt that most of this is down to her. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for her, I would not have opened myself up to the idea of entering into the new relationship which was on the cards. We have now been married for three years (Jo even came to our wedding reception!) and have a little daughter together, so I am forever grateful to Jo for helping to make me see things differently and for all her encouragement along the way.
Jo, I may struggle to put into words how amazing you were for me, at a time when I thought I had nothing to live for and no hope of giving up my addiction. Your gentle encouragement, calm approach and wise words always got me through another week. I can’t thank you enough for the life I have now. SB
First off I think they need a bigger word than thank you! You've helped me so much I can’t really begin to explain, through one of the darkest times of my life, I couldn't have done it without you. HF
When your allocated a counsellor at ******** I suppose it’s a bit of a lottery, well I feel like I won! Your natural style is just my ‘cup of tea’ and your warmth and compassion is perfectly balanced by your honesty and humour. I came to you lost and frightened and I move on feeling focused and brave. KS