“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius
During my years as a therapist, many clients have written lovely emails or cards to say thank you.
(images, not actual clients, they are a reflection of the wonderful world of client work.)
I would like to share some of the comments clients have made, I have been so lucky and privileged to be a part of so many journeys it has been life-changing for me.
From the moment I got in touch with Mary I knew I had found the right therapist. Having tried a couple of counsellors beforehand I knew that I needed someone with the ability to give me feedback and not just listen.
I initially started therapy to improve the relationship I had with my son.
With limited knowledge, I figured 8-10 sessions would be enough and I’m delighted to say I was wrong.
15 months later I have finally come to the end of my sessions.
I can honestly say it’s the best investment I have ever made in myself. It has not been easy but I have learned a new way of thinking, understanding and a skill set that is allowing me to live a much more manageable, peaceful life.
I am so grateful to have met Mary and for the time she has dedicated to understanding people, personalities and life.
My weekly sessions were the most open, safe and secure space for me to share everything I needed to in a completely judgment-free zone.
I cried, we laughed and most of all I can say that I am happier now than I have ever been.
So thank you Mary for helping me understand myself better and live a more fulfilling life, I can not recommend you enough. C.
Thank you so much for what you have done for me and my family you are truly amazing you have saved me from a very dark place,
where my days were so hard to get by day by day.
You showed me so much about my inner self and that young mark that was lost I have found him now and working with him to be happy and content in what I’m doing with my life.
Talking to you about things and feelings I have never spoken about to the closest people to me, knowing how I should respect myself and making a stand on how I should treat people and how they should treat me.
The words you have put into me over the past 16months has helped me build my values and worth.
And for that, I will forever be great full to you.
Mary you are so kind and caring thank you
I will not say goodbye I will say speak to you soon as this is a very emotional moment for me as I know I’m in a good place and that down to you.
Speak soon take care, Mary. M.
Mary has been an incredible support, uncovering and teaching me things I had absolutely no idea about before our sessions.
Mary helped me grasp my boundaries and learn how to communicate where my “line” was, below which things were unacceptable for me.
The work Mary taught me has and will continue, to help me so much moving forward, not just in my personal relationships but for work too.”L
Wow, all I can say is I’m so glad I found Mary. There aren’t enough words to say how thankful I am for her help.
Mary is a warm, kind and genuine person. She makes you feel very comfortable and gives you a safe space to explore your emotions.
She listened but she also challenged me when needed which allowed me to open up and explore some of the issues that I’ve had since my childhood.
Thanks to her help over the last few years my life is unrecognisable. I’m so much happier and I understand myself so much better.
I feel like I can move forward by having more respect for myself and being proud of what I’ve overcome in the last few years. Thank you so much, Mary.
You are amazing! L.
I began my journey looking for a marriage/relationship counsellor when I approached Mary.
Since then Mary has helped me through the toughest of year.
Not only helping with advice on marriage, giving techniques and different approaches but through Covid. ( nurse on a busy ward)
Reaching out to make sure I was ok, that I had a safe space to talk through my problems.
Mary is a wonderful women, giving open, honest and assertive advice but also very kind and reassuring.
I found talking to Mary easy and discussed many different things in which helped me feel more balanced and positive.
I can not recommend Mary enough and I thank her for all the support in the most needed of times. S x
I originally came to Mary with my husband to try and help us figure out where we were within our marriage. She was able to help us find a way to communicate more effectively and even though we decided to separate, thanks to Mary we have been able to move forward with a clearer understanding of each other and with our friendship still intact.
I then continued to see Mary individually, and she has also helped me have a much better relationship with myself. My self worth and confidence was very low when we started our sessions, and by exploring how I was feeling about myself linked to my inner child and my past I was able to process and properly unpack feelings that I had believed for many years had to learn to live with.
This included improving the relationship with my mum who passed away almost 20 years ago which I never thought would have been possible with someone who is no longer here and with whom I had unanswered questions.
Mary listens without judgement and having someone that provided a safe environment to explore the most vulnerable parts of myself which were one of the scariest things I've done, without feeling alone while doing so, has changed my life.
I can feel the difference within myself, and others have told me they can see it too.
The tools Mary has given me has helped improve many of my relationships, including with my daughters, and I feel as though I am emotionally lighter than I have ever been.
I cannot thank or recommend Mary enough for anyone that recognises they would benefit from therapy, wants someone to listen that will make them feel heard and understood, or who feels buried under their feelings and doesn't know how to start finding their way out.
Thank you so much for the help you’ve given me Mary, my perspective on things has changed so much since the start of my journey through therapy.
I’m much happier, less anxious and have the tools now to deal with issues I was having with the relationships in my life. I still have the guidance handouts pinned to the fridge if ever I need a gentle reminder.
At the start of my therapy journey, I thought I understood my situation and the relationships I had with the people in my life but you introduced me to my inner self and encouraged me to look at my situation through different eyes.
The journey we took to my younger self and how my family dynamic had shaped my perceptions prior to therapy was definitely an eye-opener to me and was something that helped me understand why I reacted in certain ways to situations.
You have to able to see things to change them and with your patience and understanding that’s exactly what we did throughout our sessions.
Thanks again Mary T