Thank you for helping me conquer my OCD which has been a part of my life from a young age but had spiralled further out of control worse than ever before after the passing of my daughter. I had 12 sessions of therapy with you and week by week as I began to face more and more fears and my anxiety reduced. Many thanks for all your help.
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Thanks Kirsten, and thanks so much for everything. It has made an incredible difference and leaving the house is no longer so traumatising! Honestly at the start I was concerned that it would be difficult to change 6 years of habits in 12 weeks, but the exposures have been really effective, so thank you. I also found the theory B stuff really helpful, it’s useful to have that list to go back to with so much evidence and has been useful when I’ve had moments of doubt. Thank you again!
Just a quick message to say a massive thank you for all you’ve done for me over the past few months. I felt a bit overwhelmed as I left but wanted to say the work we’ve done has honestly changed and probably saved my life, and I can’t thank you enough!
Social Anxiety Treatment
We would like to thank you for your help with our son. Since you saw him and worked with him on the practicalities of overcoming his issues with self worth and confidence, he has gone from strength to strength. He has stuck at his job and been valued sufficiently to be given full time employment with people he likes and respects. His general outlook and demeanour has improved vastly. He now knows he can, thanks to your input. He has started a new relationship and appears the most settled and happy we have seen him for years. Thank you for your help and input. You were just the right person at the right time with the right skills and sussed him out perfectly.
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I just wanted to drop you a line with some feedback regarding the PTSD therapy that you provided for me. I don’t really know where to start, and keeping it professional without letting the emotion creep in is a little difficult! When I came to you I was on the verge of committing suicide. The combination of my financial issues, relationship, workplace bullying and the unaddressed sexual abuse as a child came to a head and I felt no longer able to cope. I found this very difficult to broach. However, I feel very fortunate to have worked with you; as you strike an excellent balance between professionalism and approachability. I had never discussed my issues from childhood with anyone prior to our sessions and within a couple of sessions I was completely comfortable addressing the topic. I always felt there had been a great deal of work behind the scenes on your part coming up with coping strategies that would suit my personality and then helping me apply them to everyday life in order to raise my mood and try and control the PTSD flashbacks. I had never experienced flashbacks in earlier life and when they started occurring last year I thought I had completely lost my mind. You showed an inordinate amount of patience whilst enabling me to take back control of my inner monologue and guiding me to build my own coping tool box. I’ve now gained a promotion in a new company. I owe you a great deal Thank you so very much
Eating Disorder Treatment
I am incredibly lucky to have had Kirsten in my life and continue to do so now should I need her. Diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety after being bullied at work, I needed mental health care quickly and I couldn’t have gotten a better Counselling Psychologist if I had tried. I certainly wouldn’t be alive today without her. Predominately using CBT, Kirsten took me from being suicidal to becoming a mother, which I believe to be the ultimate responsibility. She is highly qualified, friendly genuine lady who loves what she does. Even though I don’t see her regularly anymore but when I have needed a bit of support, Kirsten has made time to see me. I cannot recommend Kirsten enough, I firmly believe she has brought me to life.
I came to Kirsten a few months ago to get me through a difficult time. I can honestly say she helped me put my thoughts and feelings into perspective and changed my life around for the better. I highly recommend her for anyone struggling and wanting help or someone to talk to. She listens and advises in the most friendly way. She was totally professional but made me feel completely at ease which made opening up so much easier. Kirsten took an interest in my life, showing she cared and even remembered all the little things which made sessions so much more personal and friendly. I cant thank her enough, and I will remember the skills she taught me forever.
First of all I would like to thank you once again for helping me overcome my fears. For the past few months I have learned so much about OCD and how to reduce anxiety. I did a lot of exposure work which definitely helped with my recovery. Having someone to talk to about all my problems and fears made a huge difference. I realised there is hope in life and no matter what problems we face everyday there is always a solution. I will definitely recommend Kirsten to family friends and work colleagues who may have similar problems in life.
Low Self-Esteem/ OCD Treatment
CBT with Kirsten has been helpful because it has helped me to completely reset my faulty thought processes. When in the midst of OCD it can feel as though I lose touch of what’s ‘normal’ and what isn’t, so it helps me to organise my thoughts before working to change the unhelpful ones. I also found it helpful that Kirsten helped to improved my
self-esteem so dramatically, because this worked synergistically with the exposure therapy and so my recovery accelerated all of a sudden. I can’t think of a single part of therapy which I didn’t find useful and worthwhile. Every exercise we used and every angle we approach OCD from had a positive effect on my recovery.
Depression/ OCD Treatment
Kirsten was immeasurably helpful, she really listened and you could tell how much she was thinking about what you were saying, trying to understand it fully and think of the best solution. She also didn’t simply tell me what to do all the time, she often allowed me to try and work it out for myself, which is an incredibly helpful skill for the future when counselling has ended. I occasionally think “What would Kirsten tell me?” when something is wrong and it always helps. She has left me with multiple effective tools to help myself when I feel bad. The lengths she would also go to, to help me complete exposure therapy was very useful and is a credit to her for being so committed! Many times she related my situation to her own, or to that of other patients, (with no identifiable details of course) which was helpful to me to realise that it was not an abnormal thing that I was feeling, but that other people experienced it too, and they could be helped. Overall, Kirsten showed no judgement, was light and funny when necessary and gave really helpful, personal methods of coping. I have nothing negative to say about her work. I cannot thank her enough.
When I first started the therapy sessions I did not have a clue what it was about and what it entailed, but as soon as I walked in you explained everything to me and we were able to come up with a plan which was amazing in order to conquer what I was going through. For the sessions that we were having they were really productive as you were able to explain different techniques which I will be able to do in order to improve the skills I needed to do. As you can see from the results in the past sessions I have been able to take your advice via the information you have given me and it has worked really
well. I am just really thankful that I was given the chance in order to work with you as I don’t think I could of done this without you.