I had heard a lot of negative things about counselling so I was apprehensive when I first went to see a counsellor at WellBeing. Her approach helped me to feel safe and the six months were valuable and one of the best investments I’ve ever made in my life. Some sessions were tough but all worthwhile!
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.
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.
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
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.
After years of mental abuse at the hands of my partner of 12 years, I reluctantly admitted that I needed help and was referred to WellBeing by a work colleague who had seen a Psychologist there before. Therapy was not easy at first but with time I found the strength to express my anger and the unresolved issues which had left me with very little self-esteem and a sense of worthlessness. I was reassured of confidentiality and the support I got over the course of six months transformed me into a lively person and my family and friends could tell the difference. I still have my bad days but in general I have since regained my once lost sense of self and am in a new loving relationship. Thanks to the team at WellBeing.
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.
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.
“ 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 ”.
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