Counselling support through challenging times can be a life-line.
Oulton-Lee Counselling offers professional counselling services in a confidential setting to those seeking help with emotional or personal difficulties.
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These testimonials have been given by permission from
people who have attended Oulton-Lee Counselling. Their names have
been changed to protect client confidentiality.
is extremely professional, compassionate and knowledgeable. She
provides a safe and calming environment within which intricate and
often sensitive problems are untangled and addressed with care and
understanding. We felt at ease immediately and throughout our weekly
sessions. We cannot recommend her services enough.
Richard and Amy G.
a weekly time where I feel safe and un-judged has led to wonderful
breakthroughs, the depth of which continue to astound me. The gratitude
that I feel for what counselling has helped to achieve in my life
is hard to put into words. It has been life changing and has positively
benefited the lives of those close to me.
From struggling with post-natal depression and crippling anxiety
for the smallest of tasks my ability to deal with and genuinely
enjoy every day life has hugely increased.
counselling journey has been an absolutely incredible, amazing and
life changing experience.
For a long time, I'd been living with insecurities, fears and a
lack of confidence and self-worth, not knowing who to talk to. As
a Christian, I really wanted to find someone that understood my
faith, who I could trust and confide in. Initially, I was sceptical,
but, since the very first time I met with Sue, that soon changed.
It's an amazing experience and it does work!
Throughout all sessions, Sue offered encouragement, acceptance and
support which gave me the freedom to be me and to understand myself
in a totally different light.
I now feel a totally different person, strengthened and empowered
to face each day with a new confidence, security, freedom and excitement
about life, with the strength and ability to make decisions, choices
and set boundaries for myself. I totally 100% recommend Sue's counselling
services to others.
initially booked six sessions with Sue but we found her approach
extremely helpful, and continued for much longer than that. Sue’s
room was a safe haven where emotions could be shared and issues
explored under her sensitive guidance.
The counselling has clarified the need to reduce external commitments
and so provide more time for our marriage to “flourish”.
For one of us, the key issues were personal identity and self-confidence.
For the other, insight into handicaps from the past, and challenges
about relationship roles.
Sue has given us many excellent tools to improve communication and
to find balance in married life.
Frank and Carol U.
had my doubts about seeking counselling. I believed there to be
a stigma attached and I was unsure of what to expect. I went to
see Sue and the whole thing blew my mind. It was a relaxed environment
and Sue was excellent. Totally unassuming and non-judgemental.
I learnt so much about the way I think and see the world. It also
taught me to respect myself. I had a very positive experience and
I would recommend it to anyone. It's good to talk.
the initial consultation I was put at ease and made to feel welcome,
comfortable and that my issues were worthwhile. Each session was
conducted professionally yet with a friendly relaxed atmosphere,
with Sue having valuable knowledge and expertise of how to support
me and how I could address my inner battles. Sue listened, gave
time for thinking and talking. And a challenge each week for me
to consider! She allowed me to breathe.
I have the reassurance that the door is always open, however I have
left believing I have the coping strategies and ability to move
forward with confidence and without the weighty burden I have carried
around for too many years.
counselling has improved our relationship tremendously. It's almost
like magic. Of course, not all problems that we had and still have
can be immediately solved, but I think we've found a way of dealing
with difficult situations that come up and always will because that's
part of every human relationship.
Overall, we have learnt to communicate better and compromise and
we believe that things can only get better from now on.
Karl and Lorna S.
arrived at Sue's room rather unsure of what her counselling would
entail and if it would help. I was soon put at ease by Sue's relaxed
yet professional approach. As I've had time to reflect on her counselling,
the aspects that impressed me were that for each session I was reminded
that this was my time, I could be myself, think and feel what I
Sue helped me see the underlying causes for how I felt the way I
did, what I would like to see, and how I might work towards those
goals. She has helped me accept what can't be changed and to believe
in a quality of life which is possible. I rejoice to think of others
asking for Sue's services and finding hope to go out into their
journey of life.
have been through several kinds of counselling and CBT (Cognitive
Behaviour Therapy) to try to counter anxiety and depression. The
counselling I recently went through with Sue was different. Firstly,
it was healing to know that I could speak about anything freely
and without disapproval or judgement. Secondly, together we found
that I could put away things from the past which I often beat myself
up about, and accept that we all have human failings.
It was particularly important for me that, as a Christian, I could
work through my problems with my faith.
I was nervous about attending counselling but I found the overall
outcome excellent and I have an open door to return if I need further
help. Thank you.
was having some personal issues concerning my family and life style.
I was unsure who to turn to when I sought the help of Sue Garner,
a specialist counsellor in the issues that I was facing. She was
great at listening and the sessions were very relaxed, flexible
and catered to my needs, which made it reassuring and comfortable
for me to speak.
I would like to thank Sue for her help and I can
say since her sessions I am very happy and content with how things
are going. I would highly recommend her counselling service to anyone.
Many people can find themselves in situations where their circumstances or feelings become overwhelming, which can lead to a sense of despair or hopelessness.
Through counselling it is possible to regain a fresh sense of hope despite the circumstances in which you find yourself or the experiences you have been through.