Online, I felt hopeless and desperate so I’ve posted about my struggles and the fact that I am looking for help on this platform which name I don’t remember. I got a very lovely message from you and even though it was scary I decided to give it a try.
Hopeless and Desperate, I didn’t have the best experience with psychologists before and I felt scared to be disappointed again.
I really felt no judgment and to this day I consider Your Elementz my safe place. I love how there’s no lying to you and you’ve always knew that there was something bothering me even if I said otherwise. I always felt welcomed and important.
I really struggle with talking about how I feel and you did wonderful job making it feel like it’s ok.
You’re very friendly and welcoming, You’re very good at what you do, There’s no judgment.I love the space you’ve created for your clients.
On the counselling directory website!
I was nervous as I knew I had to open up about why I wanted help but I was put at ease immediately by Sam. She made me feel safe and supported by the language she used and the sound of her voice.
I have become more empowered and aware of how my triggers to my anxiety and understand more about how my past traumas impact on me on a daily basis and discussed how I can manage them. Sam has given me weekly support and I feel I wouldn’t be in this positive place without her support!
There was an incident were safeguarding was discussed and this impacted on my anxiety.
I had searched for counseling options that were local to Leicester.
I felt terrified, I had no prior experience with counseling or knew anyone who had any experience. I had no idea what it was going to be like or what was going to happen.
The most significant benefit was the increasing of my confidence. It has allowed me to be more vocal and open with friends and family.
As of yet, there hasn’t been anything that I have disliked. I at first struggled to open up as it wasn’t something I was used to doing.
I would recommend that it allows a safe space with no judgement of your feelings. It also allows you to develop various coping mechanisms for situations you find difficult.
Frustrated with myself and life in general. I knew I needed some kind of professional help but I couldn’t articulate my feelings which made me hesitant about reaching out.
I understand my feelings more from being able to talk about the issues causing them, which has lessened the frustration I’d been feeling with myself.
Opening up in general has always been a struggle for me, but that has been getting easier.
That I feel understood, especially where the aspergers in concerned, as it’s been an issue that professionals in the past have been dismissive of.
A BIT LOST, WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE
SELF AWARENESS AND A BELIEF THAT I CAN CHANGE HOW I VIEW MY PLACE IN THE WORLD
YOU HAVE BEEN CAREFUL TO ADJUST THE PACE IF PROGRESS TO NOT PUSH. VERY PROFESSIONAL
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP SO FAR. ITS BEEN GENUINELY SURPrISING AND INSIGHTFUL
Do you mean the sessions? I really enjoyed the interaction rather than someone just nodding and saying how did that make you feel
I was anxious that I was going to be ill again so wanted to nip the feelings in the bud which I did with your help
I felt Sam talked things through with me and gave me strategy’s to cope.I loved the eno grams and the stones
100% it really saved me from spiralling down and was the best therapy session I have had to date and wouldn’t hesitate to come back if I felt I needed to . I have recommended two friends already
I decided to contact you as your picture made me feel that you may be a person I could possibly trust (which I don’t do easily),.
Contacting you was a bit nerve wracking but you were very friendly and put me at my ease quite quickly.
I found our sessions helpful and insightful and they enabled me to put a big stumbling block to my confidence away for good. I no longer get the little voice in my head saying “your a failure, your no good, your a disappointment. your not good enough”. You enabled me to see that this was not me but someone else telling me these things and that I didn’t need to believe them, that I was in charge. This has made a huge difference to me as now I wear what I want, say what I feel (tactfully of course) and put myself first more often rather than last.
I did struggle with trusting you to start with but this was an issue that stemmed from the past and you soon showed me that I could trust you and tell you what I was thinking and feeling without fear of being judged “not good enough”.
Would I recommend your services to others? Yes without a doubt. You are friendly, honest and enabled me to explore not only my own thoughts but also the feelings that went with them.