I genuinely can’t believe how powerful the Introductory Understanding your Eating Programme has been. I feel like I’ve learnt so much about myself. I had a light bulb moment during every session. The first thing I realised was that I call myself a ‘dick’ all of the time. On the course I’ve been learning how to be kind to myself. This is the first 6 weeks in my life that I remember, that I haven’t binged! I started at such an early age! But during the course, I found my soothing strategies, how much I let everyone talk to me without asking for their support, and what a closed book I am. I’m astonished that all of this was underneath my eating, and that I now know how to take control!
Shelley brought together a group of strangers who became genuinely close companions during our sessions. I was reminded of how powerful women can be when they work together – sisters can conquer anything!
It is a privilege to talk about how coming to Shelley weekly over several years has been transformative for me. Shelley has a vast body of knowledge and approaches, and she works with compassion and no judgement. She meets you right where you are, with empathy and kindness. Through this I learned to be empathetic and kind, for the first time, to myself. When I started the counselling process I wasn’t sure what I wanted to achieve. I only knew I felt broken, sad and disconnected with a lack of joy. Now I have the power to sort my life out. The confidence, the motivation and the hope. Somehow, in the spaces between tears, laughter, silence and deep conversations, some alchemy has occurred and I can’t thank Shelley enough.
Because of this I am able to manage my anger better, by being objective.
Thanks for helping me to make better friends with my body.
I feel really strong about following my direction and path in life, thanks to our Therapy.
This Therapy has cut through the crap for me. Something happens in every session. What I’ve got from it is a sense of myself.
I feel enlightened by the discovery that my inner sense can be my guide.
Staying with my emotions, becoming more in touch with my strength has saved me.
I’m amazed at how I can be in such a different place now to where I was just a few weeks ago.
Shelley gave me the support I’d needed for a very, very long time. I also got a deeper insight into how I deal with things and how to do things differently. I learnt to appreciate my strengths and what I already do well…I learnt how to look after myself better…It helped me adapt to a very limited life (due to disability).
The time I had in counselling with Shelley was useful in exploring problems and starting to develop coping strategies.
With Shelley I had an open comfortable environment in which I could explore the events and habits of old. This enabled me to challenge myself and my behaviours. It helped to support my state of mind through a very difficult time in my life.
I’m amazed at how I can be in such a different place now to where I was just a few weeks ago before working with Shelley