“ 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 ”.
The thought of counselling was daunting and to have to admit that I was a secret alcoholic was the last thing I was prepared to do. I had been suffering from Depression for some years and always turned to drink. Finally I got help and being challenged bruised my ego but the outcome is a clean man and I am happier than I have been in a very long time. Thank you.
I first contacted Wellbeing Oxford when I felt as though I couldn’t cope with day to day life and
felt that talking therapy might be an option for me. I also didn’t want to be stuck on a waiting list
for weeks or months as I felt this would on worsen my situation. The response from Wellbeing
Oxford was prompt and informative. When I mentioned that the fees could be an issue for me,
Memory, my therapist, emailed me promptly reassuring that they didn’t like turning people away
if they really needed help. This was a really considerate act, and I immediately felt cared for, so I
decided to arrange a session with Memory.
Memory, is an extremely kind, welcoming and intelligent person, and I immediately liked her.
She outlined clearly what the sessions would entail, and how it worked. I always felt at ease
when talking to Memory and didn’t ever feel judged or embarrassed when I was opening up
about personal and delicate topics. She is an excellent listener and has a lot of knowledge and
experience that was really beneficial to the therapy, sometimes we would end up laughing which
Over the course of 10 weeks, I talked through and dealt with a lot of the issues that had been
troubling me and always came away from the session feeling positive and accomplished. Now
having finished the sessions, I feel a great improvement to my self esteem and self worth, and
overall am able to deal with problems or issues that occur in my day to day life. I would definitely
say that Memory, and The Wellbeing Oxford team had a hugely positive impact on my life and I
would recommend them to anyone who was considering talking therapy.
I knew my relationship was breaking down but for a long time I buried my head in the sand until a work colleague told me about Memory.I wasn’t sure at first but my colleague spoke very well of her and I told my partner we had to try or split up. We had become strangers and with Memory’s help, we are now much happier and after twelve years together and a four year old son, we are getting married this summer. We have found a balance in communicating our feelings without hurting each other or going cold for days. A big thanks to Memory.
For a long time I had been advised to confront my anger issues and addressing their root cause but always denied that it was a serious problem until my boss asked me to seek help or risk loosing my job. I find talking about feelings really difficult except to lash out in anger because both my parents were very angry people and I grew up watching them scream at each other in anger until they divorced when I was eleven years old. The first few sessions were confusing as I did not really know how the process worked and having a very calm and composed therapist who did not react judgementally towards me was in itself out of my comfort zone. I ended up working at my anger issues with the help of a very professional yet kind therapist who challenged me in ways that did not seem obvious yet very effective. It took us six months of effort and reflecting on myself to get to a place where I am a better person both at work and at home as a result of gaining some understanding and expressing my anger in less destructive ways.
Our relationship had reached rock bottom and we either had to go our separate ways or seek help. A colleague advised us to try Wellbeing and the first session gave us some hope although it was too early to say. Six months on we feel like we are back on track and happier than ever and expecting our first baby together in five months time. A big thank you to Wellbeing for the simple and practical tools you gave us.
I was sceptical when I first spoke to a counsellor from Wellbeinginoxford but decided to try. The first thing I noticed was how clean and spacious the room was together with a young looking but very professional counsellor who was clearly relaxed. She soon made me feel relaxed too and before I knew it, I was telling her how anxious I had been feeling in recent weeks following relationship issues. It had started to affect my sleep badly. Time went by so quickly and initially questioned the approach which the counsellor called Psychodynamic. About eight sessions into the therapy it all started making sense – was painful most of the times to relive my past experiences but talking about them opened up an outlet. I realised that I had so much anger rooted deep inside from my past relationship which caused me much anxieties and at times even panic attacks. She also encouraged some mindful exercises and six months on, I am sleeping a lot better and feel less anxious. I am ever so grateful to the patience of my counsellor and would go back if I need help.
Seeing a psychotherapist during a bitter separation from my ex partner was the best investment I could have made for my emotional well being. I was emotionally exhausted yet through talk therapy I found a new source of strength that I still rely on nearly three months on since my last session. I still have my ups and downs and when I am feeling most vulnerable, Memory’s words come through my mind and it feels like I am taking a pill of wisdom and power to keep my mind healthy and give me the strength I need to remind myself that I can make it through. I really treasure the six months of therapy I had with you. Thank you for your gentleness and sometimes challenging approach that I now value as I continue to face life with its ups and downs.
I would like to thank the Well Being team, in particular John for working with me to process my failed marriage and find closure. Not been easy seven months but having someone to listen to me and challenge me in a professional capacity helped me see things in ways I would have never done alone. Now I feel ready to form a new relationship and looking forward to whatever 2018 holds in stock for me. thank you.
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