The following comments are just some that have been kindly given by clients for use on this website and I appreciate that people have allowed me to use them in this way - Thankyou to you all, Allison.
"Allison's patient listening and insightful questions gave me the space I needed to sort out some 'old history' and find healing."
"Allison provided a safe but gently challenging environment which allowed me to be honest with myself about my feelings'"
"Allison is a very warm person who puts you at ease immediately. I felt comfortable with her and had no hesitation in bringing issues forward which she helped me to explore and gain a deeper understanding of me as a person and what I wanted from life. She is very empowering. As a counsellor in training, I found her to be an excellent role model and I learned a great deal from her. I hope to be as good as her one day. Thank you."
"I'd like to thank you for your help & have really appreciated your support over the last few months"
"It is hard to convey how Allison has helped me, without writing an essay! She is incredibly understanding and insightful and has gently guided me through very painful experiences, helping me to face them, understand them and put them into perspective. I feel as though I have been on a life changing journey. It hasn't been easy, but it's been worth it. I could not have done this without Allison's help."
"Allisons' counselling skills have supported me through some very difficult times in my life. She has helped me address painful issues and move forward and I would recommend counselling to anyone out there who feels they need a helping hand with life. I can't thank you enough, Allison."
"I wasn't sure what to expect at first but Allison was very understanding. I found it very worthwhile and would recommend people to give it a try - I feel much calmer and in control now."
"Thankyou for all your support - words cannot explain how much it means to me."
"I wanted to say a big thankyou for all the help - I am now feeling more confident and comfortable and it's been good to talk about things that I've bottled up for years."
"Allison is a very approachable and caring counsellor. I instantly felt at ease with her. I never felt daft discussing anything with her and she has really helped me through a tough time."
"Thank you Allison. Your calm and perceptive approach has helped me to regain confidence and to take control of my life, once more. Most of all, you enabled me to listen to myself and to trust my own judgement again."
"Allison has been a fantastic help and support to me in the last six months. I had a lot of deep-rooted personal issues that needed to be addressed. Talking to Allison has helped me address and understand how to overcome them. Her calm and non-judgemental approach made it easier for me to talk."
"I would strongly recommend Allison to anyone that is thinking of having counselling. The only regret I have is I left it too late - Oh, and this is a 35 year old man, so counselling really is for anyone!"
"Working with Allison is enabling me to address a number of issues that have been impacting on every aspect of my life. The difference in my relationships and how I am able to experience situations is significant."
"Counselling sessions with Allison are enabling and empowering, allowing me to see topics of discussion in a new light. I feel able to explore issues with Allison I may be reluctant or unwilling to with friends or family. Talking to her gives me the space and time to identify problems and to reach my own decisions regarding how to deal with them."
"Allison creates just the right safe and secure environment for you to talk, cry and think. Counselling isn't easy but you will leave feeling better for it; that a weight has been lifted and that the hurt is unravelling. I recommend Allison without hesitation."
"I've found Allison to be extremel supportive and warm. My sessions with her have helped 'move me forward'."
"Allison was a great help to me when I felt I was at my lowest point, and taught me ways to deal with it and gave me lots of positives about myself when I don't think I had any."