• 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.

    - Rachel – May 2016
  • 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.

    - Nick and Fiona – 05/2016
  • 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

    - John – May 2016
  • 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.

    - Tanya, 2015
  • 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.

    - Sue March 2016
  • I found help in dealing with my pornography addiction with Well Being. At first I was sceptical and feared being judged yet I felt understood and supported that after nine months of weekly therapy sessions, I have come clean and living a more fulfilling life. Terry 04/08/18

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  • 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

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  • 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.

    - Ellie,2016
  • Having reaching rock bottom and fearing that I would lose my job, I had to confront my traumatic childhood issues and after a few consultations; WellBing turned out to be the right place for me. It was the whole package. Living with OCD from a very young age means I am very particular about cleanliness and the room was spacious and clean which was a positive. During the seven months of twice a week therapy, there was consistency and being an anxious person, I was offered either a hot drink or cold and found that always helped to calm my nerves and led me to open up about things I had repressed. I felt supported throughout and there were challenging times yet having been on that journey, I have no regrets and have so much respect for professionals who give a lot of themselves just to try and make lives of people like myself more manageable. I’m in a much better place and enjoying life more with my new found awareness and ways to manage the dark days which are far in between now.

    Rema 02/10/2018

     

    - Rema
  • I have suffered from low self esteem ever since I was in primary school. I was bullied in school a lot and called all sorts of names because I was fat. I hated life and started having suicidal thoughts from an early age. I don’t think I really wanted to die but desperately needed help. I also self harmed and by the age of 14 I was getting private lessons and hated going out during the day. My family moved to a small village when I was in my early 20s and I noticed that people seemed nicer. I met someone special who seemed to like me for who I am and encouraged me to talk to a professional about my depression and low self esteem issues. He even accompanied me to my first session and waited patiently for me as I was very nervous. I liked the counsellor who spoke very gently and seemed to listen. I ended up having counselling for nine months and in that time was able to confront my main issues. I still have work to do but I have already lost over two stone and recently got a job which I like. I am starting to like myself more and using mindfulness everyday. I’m not there yet but certainly not going backwards thanks to the kindness and professional help I got from you. 02/06/2016

    - Sue – June 2016