18 Dec 2019 (from client ‘005’)
“Jeff was fantastic with me from day 1, during my first session I was in tears for the majority of the hour and struggled to get my [thoughts] across. Through listening to every word I had to say Jeff was able to understand how I felt and what I had been through.
5 Feb 2020 (from client ‘002’)
“I would recommend Jeff to anyone who is suffering as I was then from depression and anxiety who feels alone and is suffering. He listened in a caring but non judgemental way. Providing a haven that I felt safe to discuss my worries and issues. Sometimes voicing his observations and helping me come to terms with a lack of self esteem. In a way like you’d want a best friend to listen but they never will.
29 Feb 2020 (from client ‘008’)
“I found you to be very engaging and professional. You took pains to ensure that there were plenty of ‘spaces’ for me to fill with my thoughts and introspections. I found it helpful that you encouraged self analytical thought, without it becoming an exercise in ‘navel gazing’.
“Me being me, I was always looking for a conclusive/defined identification of firm solutions to my needs and therefore some manner of direction in perusing/actioning said solutions.
“Where I was apt to dwell I found that you were good at finding alternative avenues of questioning my established ideas and understandings, so that I needed to either communicate more effectively, or take a fresh look at what was under scrutiny and find a fresh understanding/perspective.
“I found your acceptance of my ‘corrections’ as being a part of this very helpful. This acceptance allowed me to more fully participate and – for the first time in many years – find acceptance and understanding from someone without an agenda that they would try to fit me into. It was therefore helpful in your notes that this was expressed as nuanced, as this has helped me be better prepared to explore different means of helping others understand me in future.
“The main ‘negative’ from our time together and your notes takes the form of the open format. This is only really a negative as I am not usually given to open discussion and frank discourse. I do, however fully recognise that this self same negative was a catalyst that enabled barriers and entrenched self knowledge to be assessed and challenged. Not a pleasant experience for me, but a necessary one for my personal growth.
“So many thanks for all of your help and support!”