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'

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