Client A 'Through
the five years of my therapy with Dougie, he guided me to see things with a
different perspective, challenged old ways of thinking I had become accustomed
to. Throughout these sessions, no matter how hard they were, I always left
feeling positive, with hope, that life is actually ok and I do not have to be
held back by my past. He guided me to find my own answers and find the right tools
to deal with challenges I encountered in life. I guess a good way of looking at
it would be to imagine my mind was like a really messy house and he helped me
to tidy it up and put the mess into cupboards.
I had a mindset of wanting to get fixed before my therapy, with Dougie's
guidance I realised there was nothing to fix and I'm great just the way I am'
Client B 'Dougie was able to offer me caring & compassionate
support through some personal problems & at a time that I felt in crisis.
He also helped me realise that my thinking (my internal
dialogue) was actually adding to my hurt & he showed me that through
embracing rather than fighting uncomfortable feelings, I could move towards a
more peaceful and balanced existence.
His techniques enabled me to quieten my mind and he invited
me (successfully) to become more compassionate to myself & my life but most
importantly, Dougie was there to witness my experiences. Dougie is a good man and I recommend him to you'
Clients C & D 'We
learned to love each other in a different, less painful way. We still
argue and fight but its different. The fights are less often and go
sooner. Becoming aware that we were replaying emotional memories from our
past in the present was hard to understand at first - but helpful now.
Letting in these hurt feelings, but choosing not to act on them immediately, has been key
in reducing conflict and becoming a proper couple.
Learning that we can start over, again and again, brings hope that our future
can be different, happier, closer and quieter'
Client E 'My counselling with Dougie has helped me to identify and realise my issues.
During the course of our sessions, I was taught how to deal with my irrational
fears and lack of self confidence. I have now learnt new skills which
enable me to be more mindful of previously challenging people and
situations. With this different mind set and approach I have become more
aware of what is going on, have learnt to accept what I cannot change and to
let go of any unnecessary suffering previously experienced. I feel as if
the weight I have been carrying around for so many years has now been lifted'