"When I first met Theresa this was my first step into meeting a counsellor and opening up about the current difficulties in my life. I had been advised to do this years ago but never felt compelled to follow through, although I knew I needed to talk to someone. Theresa instantly put me at ease and allowed me to explore the issues that were causing me most difficulty and gave me practical non-judgmental help which has given me clear focus and allowed me to deal with historical issues. If you are thinking about speaking to someone, I’d have no hesitation in suggesting her as a source of solid advice, delivered in a calm professional way, which allows you to move forwards."
"Having experienced therapy (good and bad) before, my ongoing therapy sessions with Theresa have been wonderful, and she has helped me get through some tough times. She has a great way of understanding and listening, and provided me with a really safe environment for us to work together on my traumas and tribulations. Every time I go to my therapy session with Theresa I feel that I am moving forward in my healing and well-being journey. The most important part : Theresa is extremely knowledgeable and well read, and this meant I can trust in her guidance. She is truly a great support - I really can't speak more highly of her!"
"My sessions with Theresa have helped me feel more confident and in control of my life; she's introduced me to easy and practical exercises that help me stay well. I particularly appreciate Theresa's flexible and responsive approach, providing a safe space in which to acknowledge some of my more difficult thoughts and feelings."
"I found talking to Theresa very easy from the start because she is genuinely interested in you as a person and is very quick to grasp the situation. She opened up new lines of thought and introduced me to some techniques which helped enormously, both in the short term and long term, giving me more confidence to face situations and deal with some issues."
"Theresa has been wonderful to work with over the past few months. She has a warm and welcoming personality that put me at ease almost immediately and which made the sometimes daunting task of talking about myself much easier to do. She's an excellent listener and what's more really seems to hear the things you say, reflecting and remembering for later. She's flexible in her methods and offers you the chance to do things the way that works best for you, whatever that might be.
Theresa has really helped me think through things and put structures in place for dealing with anything that life might throw at me, making me more confident and content right here and now. I've enjoyed our sessions and would highly recommend her to anyone for a kind and encouraging counsellor in Tayside."
"Theresa really is interested in you as a person, and really listens to what you have to say. She works in a way which suits me and has helped me tremendously in dealing with my issues and becoming more self reliant."
"Going to counselling with Theresa is one of the most useful things I have ever done. It has really increased my confidence and had a very positive impact on my relationships with those closest to me. Theresa is a sensitive and caring professional who encourages you to take responsibility for your own emotional wellbeing in a supportive way. She made me challenge my own roles and behaviour and those of others in my life. This encouraged me to look at my life afresh and to adopt strategies that helped me feel happier and more in control."
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