"Clare helped me get to the heart of problems quickly but without any rushing or pressure. She provided exactly the right balance of challenge and encouragement and communicated in a brilliant, clear way that helped me stay safe"
"I never used to understand when people told me "If you want to fix your life you have to do the work." I never understood what doing the work meant, until meeting Clare. Before meeting Clare I was in a state of depression that had me crippled in bed, not eating properly and operating as a robot. If I was not working I was sleeping. If I was awake I was crying.
I searched for help online and I came across Clare's website. After my first call, Clare became a sounding board for all of my problems, but her words helped to facilitate me out of the dark place I was in. She helped me gain clarity around the things I was hating about my life and made it less daunting to change / get rid of them.
When I had made all of the necessary changes Clare did the selfless thing and let me go and after I thanked her she said, "It was you who did the work." One of the biggest accomplishments of my life!"
"When I started counselling with Clare I was completely lost. I knew what I wanted but had no energy, no strength to keep going, I wasn't even sure about my role as a person, as a woman, as a mother as I was led to believe I was the one to be blamed for all the bad things that were happening to me. When I started counselling I started to understand myself and others better. I grew as an individual and started to believe I could change my life - I just had to trust in myself. The path hasn't been easy but I have already walked a long way and have no regrets. Counselling was vital for this big change in my life I would still be doubting myself and my strength if I didn't have help. Thank u v much Clare!"
"I went to Clare just as I left a very stressful organisation. However, soon Clare realized, through gentle questioning, that I
needed to address a number of other areas in my life stretching back to my childhood. Instinctively I trusted Clare and her approach, a decision for which I have congratulated myself many times. I am now in a wonderful job, understand myself so much better, am armed so that I don't have to repeat the mistakes of the past and, although my world isn't perfect, I am happier than I have been since my youth. Many thanks"
"My problem seemed too much to handle, I thought I was going mad and felt very worried that I wouldn't be able to carry on. Clare was calm and didn't judge me when I told her about something I was very, very ashamed of. She helped me see that this big problem was a way of avoiding a lots of other problems. Once I understood this things started to make more sense and I was able to work though my problems more calmly."
"Clare helped me get things in perspective. We looked at areas in my life that were out of balance. Work. My relationship with my siblings. Where I was living. How I was spending money. I expected to be in counselling for a couple of months but stayed for a year because it was so helpful. Clare didn't make me feel that I had to stay in counselling but it was so interesting and helpful that I wanted to stay."