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.