Client Experiences

Some of our clients have allowed us to share their experiences, so that you can understand more about what we can offer and how it all works. ‘Client experiences’ are also known as ‘reviews’ or ‘testimonials’.


“Thanks a million to Alison who has helped me get through the darkest time in my life. I never thought I would need counselling, but it has done me the world of good.”

“Just to say, since I started this process with you I’m shedding light on things in a way I just couldn’t before. Hopefully the next step to unmasking the hidden mechanisms is how to change the knee jerk reaction to them. So once again, thank you:) it’s GRUELLING emotionally but it feels right. Painful but right.”

Couples Counselling

“When my husband and I got married in 2007 I didn’t think we would ever drift apart. Then came along our beautiful children, who although they were a gift, caused us both huge stresses. We realised we needed couples counselling when we had done nothing but argue every day for what seemed forever. Alison worked with us to understand each other and make compromises. We now listen to each other, without feeling immediately defensive. We have a happy house again and the kids are noticeably more relaxed. I can’t ever thank her enough for her help, although she says that it was us who did all the hard work!”

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

“CBT has really helped me put things into perspective. It has slowed me right down, meaning I don’t get worked up any more. I was in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts, but now I can see the reality before the thoughts run away with themselves. Thanks so much to Karen – I’d recommend you to anyone!”

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (for Phobias)

“All I can say is WOW. Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy cured my fear of heights. Now there’s somthing I hadn’t even heard of recently never mind thought would cure me. As I knew I was safe in Alison’s office with her, I was able to take risks I would never have in the real world. Using the VR headset, it really felt like I was up high. I gradually got used to it, and felt less and less of a physical reaction each time I did it. Alison talked me through my anxiety and explained what was happening in my body (adrenalin, etc) which helped me understand that my heart racing and feeling dizzy wasn’t going to hurt me. I can now take the glass lift in Princess Square (Glasgow) which I didn’t think I would be able to do in a million years. It really has changed my life.”


“Coaching was just the thing for me. My life was fine on the surface but was lacking in direction, and the Coaching helped me find exactly that. Now I’m more focused than ever and have learned techniques to use when I feel myself slipping. Thanks!”

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)

“I was re-living the crash every day. Some days it would be like it was happening again – I could see hear and smell it all. Some days it was just a memory, but a really upsetting one. I thought that was what my life was going to be like forever, nothing normal again. I tried TIR because my friend found it useful after having some tough experiences in Afghanistan. I didn’t want to get my hopes up, but thought it was worth a go. I am SO GLAD I did. I now realise that the crash wasn’t my fault and that I can trust my instincts. I don’t feel upset anymore but do feel sad. The sadness is fading over time, but it feels ok anyway. The biggest difference is that I don’t get the flashbacks anymore – I don’t feel like it’s happening again. The escape from that is what’s given me my life back.”