What do my clients have to say…
In this sphere of work client confidentiality is always paramount however some clients have been kind enough to allow me to include their comments. (Please note that in some cases names have been changed for privacy purposes).
"We approached Carla for help at a time when we both believed our marriage had irretrievably broken down. If fact, we had already instructed Family Law Solicitors and had endured 8 hours of unproductive mediation.
Neither of us began the process of relationship couple counselling with much hope, as we felt that too much damage had been done to our marriage and that we would never be able to stay together and be genuinely happy. It was most certainly a ‘last ditch attempt’ before proceeding with divorce.
Our major issues were based around the inability to resolve arguments, lack of love and affection towards each other, a total loss of trust and respect in our marriage; and the negative impact that living in a toxic relationship was having on our children.
Carla enabled us to initially identify key factors that had caused our complex issues and then encouraged us to set goals - both individually and as a couple. She also gave us guidance to understand why our beliefs, behaviours and reactions were impacting our marriage; and what techniques we could use to ensure that we can identify triggers and manage them moving forward.
By giving us focus and belief that we could resolve our problems using acceptance, understanding and genuine affection towards each other, we are now able to prioritise our marriage, articulate our feelings and thoughts to each other, and crucially communicate in a way that is positive and nurturing.
Undoubtedly, the counselling we received has saved our marriage. Thanks to Carla we have found immense happiness, understanding and the ability to leave the past in the past. Prior to meeting Carla, neither of us believed that this would be possible. The impact has also changed the dynamics of our home to the extent that our children now reflect on how awful homelife was for them, and the positive impact our sessions have also had on our family.
Carla is an incredible individual. Professional, calm, reflective, empathetic, non-judgemental and incredibly honest. We cannot ever thank Carla enough for helping us to strip back and then re-build our marriage, enabling us to look forward with positivity and excitement to our future together."
British / Arab
Dealing with trauma/ anxiety
I started my sessions with Carla in June 2020 and I have received weekly sessions for 5 months. Carla has been my life saver in a time of life which has been incredibly difficult. I was reluctant to have therapy but after my first session with Carla it knew it was the best decision I made.
Carla is incredibly experienced, I have never felt judged or felt uncomfortable in sharing my life with her. I have learned so much about myself and how to be my own therapist. She has equipped me with the tools to manage my anxiety and process my trauma, which have made a huge difference to the quality of my life and my families.
Carla is patient and caring and my favorite part of my sessions is when she challenges my thinking. I always looked forward to our sessions together.
"When you listened to me you actually “heard” me and your wisdom and advice has helped me to find the real me and to accept and believe in myself as a woman." Lindsey’s testimonial
“We argued constantly, we never laughed together, it was over. As a last ditch attempt to save the marriage for the children’s sake, we saw Carla. That was five years ago, we are still going strong!”
(Catherine and Mark)
“My life had got so small, I was no longer able to work, I had no social life. Terrible things had happened to me, I felt alone and scared with no way out. My partner insisted I booked a consultation session, I am so glad I did, my life turned around”.
“I was in a traumatic car accident, I could not get the images out of my mind, they played over and over. I couldn’t work in the end, I stopped seeing friends and family, life was a nightmare. Carla helped me put this behind me, I am now my old self, enjoying the life I use to”.
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