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.
“ 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 ”.
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.
‘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 an accident that left me scarred I never thought I would have the confidence to wear a bikini let alone find someone who could love me for real. Memory was very empathetic and put up with my lashing yet through her patience and coaching techniques, I finally started to apply the practical suggestions and today I feel so different to where I was over eighteen months ago. I had so much anger and couldn’t get over why it had happened to me. I am not an easy person to deal with in general and am very grateful that after two failed attempts with previous Psychotherapists, partly because I wasn’t ready and perhaps we just didn’t click, yet Memory was able to hold my anger and still smiled yet challenging me that I had what it takes to enjoy life and find love. I didn’t want to believe it but the more she reminded me and through processing the difficulties, I started slowly to look in the mirror and see the beauty. I am glad that there are organisations out there that offer this service that I used to dismiss as rubbish yet has helped me and for the first time I wore a bikini and didn’t care who was noticing my scars!
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.
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 one is open to explore the challenges and ready to deal with them with help of a professional. Thanks to Well Being.
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.
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.