Making a transition between university and my life prior was really difficult for me, dealing with homesickness and the sudden independence of living away from home; plus results that culminated from a loss of a close friend began to spiral into a state of depression. Upon being referred to wellbeinginoxford, with the aid of my psychotherapist I was able to freely express myself in a non judgemental environment and benefited from the sessions significantly. Furthermore to talking, she gave me homework and mindful exercises to practice for my anxiety and the more I tried, the better I got at listening to my body as well as understanding myself more. Now I use the mindful techniques almost everyday to help deal with anxieties around exam time or when I struggle to sleep.
I thought I had my life under control and excelling at work and in life when a fatal accident changed everything. I lost my husband and best friend and the Trauma sent me downhill that some days I just wanted to sleep forever. It took me over a year to seek help and when I finally did, although hard at first, I have never looked back. The combination of working with an expert in the field yet made me feel like we connected as human beings while containing me at the same time was beyond words. I have a lot of respect for Psychotherapist in general now as a result of my nine months experience working with one. I still feel as her voice echoeing gently in the background on those days that I still struggle.
Since my therapy sessions, I’ve discovered that true happiness comes from within and I feel a lot calmer and less anxious – thanks to the team at
Suffering from an extreme form of social anxiety had robbed me of years of happiness. I tried CBT which I thought was brilliant but within a few weeks of ending the sessions, found myself relapsing into my old habits. A friend recommended that I try a different kind of talk therapy and seeing John was nerve racking at first but I decided to persevere and ended up staying for longer than I thought I would. I am in a much better place than I have been in years and I liked the approach which was a combination of analysis and some mindfulness exercises to deal with the practical side of my anxieties. I also came to realise that the more committed I was to allow change, the easier it became as I slowly started letting go of fears that had held me prisoner and stolen a decade of my life. Thank you from my heart.
‘Memory ‘s professional expertise in bereavement counseling was invaluable in coming to terms with the lossof myFather,addressing ill health that arose as a consequence and reducing the dosage of the anti depressants I had been prescribed. Her empathetic approach enabled me to confront traumatic issues, manage grief and provide a platform to lead a healthier life style’.
After losing my job through redundancy I turned to drinking more alcohol in the evenings and at first I was in control. After a while, I started drinking during the day as well and when my daughter confronted me, I denied and became a secret drinker. Things came to a head when almost a year later I could not even look myself in the mirror. I had pilled on nearly three stones and hated life so much that I became suicidal. I was put on anti depressants but I was not committed and I also found that my mood changed a lot. I had become unpredictable. It was when my daughter gave me an ultimatum booked me to have talk therapy and I reluctantly went along to what was the beginning of a challenging but life changing experience. I had therapy for 18 months and in that time I was able to shade off three stones, turn an old hobby into business which is bringing some income as well as doing something that I love. I am in a new relationship and my daughter is happy to let me look after my two beautiful grand daughters. I can never thank you enough for being patient with me and never judging me. 22/05/16
Having suffered years of Depression and tried different anti depressants and several CBT sessions arrangedthrough my GP and work, it helped but wasn’t enough on its on. I was referred to Well-Being and the approach was different. Memory used a technique she said would link my past to the present and at first I was sceptical but after four months of persevering, it all started to make sense. A year on, I have a better understanding of the triggers for my depression and still have some bad days but nothing to stop me from getting out of bed and getting on with life. Big thanks to Memory for her empathy and laid back approach which allowed me to talk freely without feeling like she was judging me.
After years of drinking too much and causing my wife and children a lot of stress, I acknowledged that I had a problem and a friend recommendedthat I contact WellBeing. I don’t talk much especially when sober and was reluctant but things had got out of control and I needed professional help.I found the therapist to be warm and felt reassured and with their help as well as attending AA, it took me over a year to get to the stage where I rarely drink and don’t miss alcohol at all. I did a lot of damage to myself as well as to my family and now hoping to save my marriage of 21 years. I couldn’t thank WellBeing enough for their professionalism, patience and support throughout the 18 months that we worked together.
Investing in my personal wellbeing was the best thing I did for myself in 2016 and proud that at long last I have had closure with things that have held me back and kept me stuck for nearly forty years of my life. Before, I could not have imagined the professional approach and knowledge that the therapist had at understanding me and my needs. I have no regrets at spending the money I did because its given me a new life and new confidence I never thought I had. Talking therapy definitely helps if only one is open to the challenges. Thanks to Well Being.
“ Through counseling and life style coaching, a therapist at WellBeingIn Oxford helped me address weight issues, loss of libido and depression that threatened my personal and professional relationships. Her grasp of underlying issues and pragmatic approach resulted in a programme of change that has enabled me to improve my health and enhance my sense of well-being ”.