My first session was like turning the tap on and Stephanie just let everything flow out. By the fifth session the root of the problem had been pinpointed. I have had counselling before and to be honest I did not feel that the counselor cared but Stephanie does. I know I can go back anytime and pick up where I let off and walk out with a clearer idea of what I need to work on before the next meeting. Most is common sense but when your mind is struggling to cope with day-today stuff on top of your trauma it is comforting to know there is someone who can guide you through to a place that you can make the right decision for you that day, that minute. The beautiful environment that the studio is set in helps to soothe your nerves. There are objects to focus on whilst you talk as it is not always easy to talk eye to eye with someone new. I can thoroughly recommend Stephanie as counselor and would say that you are investing in the return of your mental health to a more positive state, which is a most precious part of you and deserves the best you can afford. It is true private treatment may seem to be out of reach, but the benefit in the long run is worth every penny.”
When two souls meet and touch each other, these are the sweetest moments in human communication. Then the skeleton key of trust has worked. All these feelings that have been locked inside us by disappointment, rejection by other people, low self-esteem, fears, small and big failures, discouragement, the interferences from all these people who steal our dreams - the dream thieves, all of these feelings, then trust comes as saviour to unlock and bring them into the light. Every loss of trust injures our faith in people. During my studies in UK I was a stranger among strangers. I could hardly trust anyone. Stephanie was able to understand that herself and approached me willing to listen to me and help me with all my problems I was facing at the moment. How couldn’t I trust somebody who when I was speaking, was investing her whole energy in listening to me? Stephanie is very spontaneous and authentic, and at the same time very smart with a great sense of humour and those were the characteristics I admired about her. Stephanie is very supportive, not judgmental, honest, kind, encouraging and warm. She has this talent to create an atmosphere of acceptance and respect where I always feel safe and free to express my feelings and thoughts without being afraid of being judged. Even now that I am in Greece I know who I will call when I face a problem or when I need someone to talk with.
Steph is one of the very few who has made great influences on me because she shines warmly on the way of my journey, so my world is away from fear of darkness and loneliness. She treasures me as being who I am, such that I no longer be who others want me to be, but what my voice tells me. She deeply connects with her heart and mine too, and such vibrant energy actuates my courage to face upon my own journey. Last but not the least, she Hopes. Because there is hope in her heart, she believes in the power of self as much as believing in mine. I continue to explore more about myself through her. I wish her very best, and I have no doubt that other clients will also be walking a life-altering journey with her.
Stephanie has the capacity to be deeply empathic while being able to motivate when appropriate. Those are the qualities which I really seek from a counsellor.
My time with Stephanie was the most efficient insight into my well-being. Her warm welcome was comforting yet professional. The best decision I ever made. Very grateful
I feel you really care about me and your understanding and support helped me a lot at a difficult time in my life. I've felt comfortable talking to you and you've helped me understand what's happening and what I want to do. You inspire confidence.
Stephanie made me feel very comfortable and calm throughout my counselling sessions, which made talking to her very easy. Thank you.
Fact: It is always never easy to speak to a counsellor, especially the first time. Stephanie was able to somehow make me feel like I am in my own comfort zone within minutes into therapy. She has helped me in my own self-awareness in various levels. I could not thank her enough as her 'foot-prints' has contributed to the confident woman, who I am today. Thank you!
As English was not my first language I was fearful that my counsellor wouldn't understand my issues and feelings. However having counselling with Stephanie, I realized that language wasn't important as she was willing to understand me in depth and make sense of my experience. I felt that I had someone to turn to in my difficult times who provided a safe and trustful environment where I could be myself.
Stephanie has been extremely helpful in counselling me. Stephanie is very caring and professional, bringing clarity to a complicated problem, which helped me to stand back and see the issues clearly. She is never judgmental and always supportive and positive. She has great knowledge and compassion. With counselling, I was able to deal with things effectively and come to a happy conclusion. I would definitely recommend Stephanie to anyone.
I just thought I had to put in writing the value and support you gave to my wife and me over the loss of our 20-year-old son. Your counseling sessions and your understanding of what we were going through really assisted us in our journey through this terrible grieving period. We did try other avenues of support but found that the person, who had not been through the same event, had no idea of exactly what we were going through. Coming to you and knowing that you had also been through it really made a major difference, you understood the journey, and where we were in that journey. My wife is now more relaxed although there is still a long way to go and it will be a very difficult road we are going to travel but we know that with your sessions and support we will get through it or at least try and come to terms with it. Many thanks for all your support and we would have no hesitation in recommending other unfortunate parents to come to you for counseling.
Thank you so much for all the support you have shown me during a personally difficult time. Counselling really made a difference to me, for the first time I sense a brighter future ahead, thank you. Having somebody to talk to really helped, I would recommend counselling to a body experiencing difficulties, thank you so much. I found Steph to be a warm and empathic person, I felt genuinely supported throughout my therapy, a year on and I still feel the difference. I highly recommend Steph.
I've always found it hard to open up to people and to let them into my thoughts but working with Steph I was able to open up to my fullest abilities and explore all my thoughts without feeling uncomfortable or feeling judged, it actually came naturally to talk to Steph. Steph has helped me in all sorts of ways and has helped me on a long journey of finding my self and being my real true self which has always seemed to have been pushed to the side and I wouldn't have been able to do this without Steph's amazing kind nature and encouragement which has helped me to be where I am today. For me, working with Steph has been the greatest experience and has allowed me to understand myself so much more and raised my self awareness. I would recommend Steph to all who are looking for a lovely, warm understanding counsellor who truly makes you feel comfortable and able to be so open with yourself and her. Its been an amazing journey and I'd like to take this moment to also thank Steph for all she has done, and I look forward to continuing my work with her to see what else I can uncover and where this journey leads.
Steph has helped me to reflect on aspects of my life that I had hidden and not valued. As a consequence, I feel stronger as an individual. Her calm and caring manner put me at ease during difficult hidden disclosures. Above all, I felt heard and understood (not judged) in secure of the knowledge of confidentiality.
My time spent with Steph allowed me to connect with another human being whilst I experienced aspects of myself I had previously denied. During which time I felt valued, prized, not judged safe and held. For these reasons, I will continue to see Steph and would have no problems recommending her to friends and colleagues.
I met Stephanie 6 years ago after the passing of my precious son, Chiron. She reached out in a truly gentle, warm manner with real compassion. There were others reaching out however Stephanie's heart touched me profoundly and so our journey began. One of constant support, and love. I remain forever grateful for her deep compassion, friendly and beautiful nature and her gift for those in need of counsel. She has made a most significant difference in my life, walking the narrow road with me and many, many others too. Stephanie`s sensitivity, gentleness and deep loving concern is almost tangible and will forever be remembered together with a deep appreciation. What a blessing she is!
Thank you Stephanie for being the angel in the time that our daughter Tina was murdered. You where the only one that we where counselled by and helped us cope with the devastating and traumatic times during the first few years of our grief. Your heart and compassion is what enabled us to go on for the next 8 years together. You will always be a precious part of my life and I thank God for putting you in our path in our journey to recovery such as it may be when its a loss of our beautiful angel daughter Tina. Sadly, Tino, my husband got ill and could not bear the pain and took his own life. RIP my angels and Steph thank you for being a godsend. I am doing ok and thanks to your past help I am coping with this loss too. Love always.
When we first met Steph my husband and I could not really see a future together I was scared, confused and let my emotions cloud my judgements. Steph was so kind and sensitive to our needs and responded with compassion and understanding. Over time, with support and guidance we have learnt to re-connect, to give time to 'us' as a couple. We are now heading to a brighter, happier future together.
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