Client Testimonials

"It was such a pleasure to work with you and you will always have a special place in my heart thanks to the difference you made to my life and the gentle warmth and understanding you showed me when I was in a much darker place."

"Stephen was very understanding and patient. He made me feel welcome and was easy to talk to. I never felt like I was being judged at any time."

"Stephen is an excellent counsellor. He always showed great empathy & understanding during our discussions, and always offered great insight. He is a calming presence and I felt comfortable and relaxed during our sessions together. Stephen was a great help to me. I would strongly recommend him to others."

"Stephen knew just where I was coming from. He helped me get through a very difficult period of my life. I felt I could talk about everything with my counsellor."

"I had been depressed for a long time - my friends were tired of hearing about it. But I knew that I could talk about how I felt for that hour every week - even about the very dark stuff. My outlook is so much more positive now - I didn't think that opening up to someone else could have helped so much."

"I worked with Stephen over the course of seven months. I found him to be containing, honest, calm and kind: at the same time creating a safe space to discuss other, more dormant issues. He was particularly able to reflect back to me and so made me really challenge my own sometimes hindering perceptions, which I found really useful."

“For me, as a gay man, it was very important to see a gay-affirmative counsellor who could understand my issues, and the problems I face. I felt affirmed and reinforced by Stephen as an individual and gained more awareness of the realistic choices in my life, many of which I had discarded or ignored."