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© Steve Merritt 2010 - 2016
BACP accredited register. Holsworthy Counselling, Bude Counselling.

Testimonials

I   are   committed   to   providing   the   best   in   customer   service.   I   offer   professional   and   friendly assistance   to   my   clients   for   whatever   they   may   need.   That   is   why   I   am   proud   of   my   continued success   in   satisfying   one   client   after   the   other.   Don't   just   take   my   word   for   it   -   be   sure   to   read through my client testimonials, and you'll see why I strive to be the best in the business!
‘I   saw   Steve   to   help   me   with   a   long-term   anxiety   issue,   exacerbated   by   grief.      His   helpful,   friendly, unbiased   opinions   have   helped   me   to   get   my   life   back   on   track.      I   was   in   a   pretty   dark   place   when I   started   treatment,   with   nothing   positive   to   think   about.      Steve   has   helped   me   to   see   that   it’s   ok to   have   anxiety   –   it’s   a   ‘normal’   emotion/feeling   to   have.      I   spent   much   of   my   younger   years thinking   that   I   was   ‘silly’   or   just   needed   to   pull   myself   together,   but   as   anyone   who   has   suffered with   anxiety   knows,   that’s   nigh   on   impossible   to   do   when   you’re   so   down   with   it.      So   I   sought   help before   it   completely   got   the   better   of   me.      I   found   it   got   easier   and   easier   to   talk   to   Steve   over   the course   of   the   treatment.      He   taught   me   numerous   coping   strategies   to   help   if   (probably,   when)   I do   feel   anxious,   which   really   do   work!      I’m   under   no   illusion   that   I’m   ‘cured’   –   there   is   no   miracle cure   –   but   I   feel   more   like   the   old   me   than   I   have   for   a   very   long   time   and   have   the   confidence   to know   that   I   will   be   able   to   cope   when   things,   inevitably,   get   tough.      If   you’re   unsure   about counselling, try it!  I’ll admit I was a little sceptical, but not anymore!’ LB
‘I   took   some   time   to   select   the   counsellor   that   I   felt   would   best   be   able   to   facilitate   moving forward at a very difficult time for me. I   chose   Steve   in   particular   because   of   his   spiritual   and   healing   background   and   to   be   honest, another   factor   he   was   able   to   offer   sessions   in   Bude   and   at   the   time   I   did   not   want   to   travel   far   to seek   help.   I   did   not   find   the   sessions   easy,   but   what   I   did   find   was   the   reassurance   and   gentle guidance   he   gave   has   helped   me   explore   the   issues   that   were   causing   me   distress   and   stopping me move forward with my life. Now    after    several    sessions    I    feel    I    have    benefited    enormously    and    feel    equipped    to    move forward. I   would   confidently   see   him   again   as   and   when   I   need   to   and   would   recommend   him   to   others seeking counselling.’ LW
‘It   has   changed   my   whole   way   of   thinking   about   things.   I   didn’t   think   there   was   anything   positive before.’ GH
‘It has helped having someone to talk to confidentially.’ SB
‘I   used   to   bottle   up   everything   and   not   talk   about   my   problems.   Now   I   talk   about   things,   so   I   can sort them out.’ VN
‘It has helped having somebody completely neutral to talk to.’ MB
‘A   very   positive   experience.   It   allowed   me   to   gain   clarity   and   insight,   and   to   make   plans   to   move forward in my life in a positive way.’ KG
‘Counselling provided a fresh pair of ears. It has helped me to grow into myself... positively.’ KW
‘I now feel comfortable in my own skin.’ AA
‘Thank you for helping me to get unstuck.’ HP
‘Counselling   gave   me   the   opportunity   to   pause   and   reflect,   and   get   some   perspective   on   why   I   am feeling the way I am; to take a fresh look at my life and find new solutions.’ PH
‘It's   been   just   over   4   months   since   my   last   session   with   Steve   and   I   am   continuing   to   get   stronger mentally each day. On   my   first   session   I   did   not   know   what   to   expect,   I   knew   that   I   needed   to   speak   to   someone about   how   unhappy   I   was   feeling   but   I   did   not   want   to   "bother"   my   friends   with   my   problems.   I didn't   feel   my   problems   were   worth   talking   about,   and   often   felt   guilty   for   speaking   about   them. Steve   taught   me   that   people's   problems   come   in   many   different   shapes   and   sizes,   that   many (what   seem)   small   events   in   someone's   life   can   be   just   as   affecting   on   a   person   as   one   major problem.   Steve   helped   me   to   talk   through   different   events   in   my   life   and   was   able   to   offer   me   a different   view   point,   a   non-judgemental   listening   ear   and   some   great   techniques   to   put   in   to practice.   6   months   later,   I   was   able   to   go   in   to   my   last   session   feeling   pure   relief.   Not   only   did   I feel   a   lot   lighter   after   being   able   to   talk   through   every   event   that,   unknowingly   to   me,   had   been having   a   huge   impact   on   my   state   of   mind   for   the   last   6   years,   but   I   felt   confident   that   I   would know   how   to   handle   things   that   may   go   wrong   in   the   future.   I   would   definitely   recommend counselling for those who are unsure, and would also highly recommend Steve.’ SG
‘  When   I   first   came   to   see   Steve   I   was   in   a   very   dark   place,   and   had   been   for   some   months,   and   I was   struggling   to   find   a   way   forwards   with   my   life.   During   all   my   counselling   sessions   Steve provided   me   with   a   safe   and   non-judgemental   space   to   talk   out   my   anxieties   and   issues.   I   came away   from   each   session   feeling   a   bit   more   like   the   competent   and   happy   person   I   was   a   few   years ago   and   less   like   the   anxiety   ridden   failure   I   had   been   feeling.   With   the   tools   I   learnt   in   my counselling   sessions,   along   with   Steve’s   unbiased   and   positive   communication,   I   feel   I   have   the ability    to    ‘deal’    with    life    again    and    all    the    curveballs    it    provides.    I    would    wholeheartedly recommend   counselling   with   Steve   to   anyone.   It   has   certainly   been   one   of   the   most   important and rewarding life decisions I have made in some time. HT
© Steve Merritt 2010 - 2016

Testimonials

I   are   committed   to   providing   the   best   in   customer   service.   I offer   professional   and   friendly   assistance   to   my   clients   for whatever    they    may    need.    That    is    why    I    am    proud    of    my continued    success    in    satisfying    one    client    after    the    other. Don't   just   take   my   word   for   it   -   be   sure   to   read   through   my client   testimonials,   and   you'll   see   why   I   strive   to   be   the   best   in the business!
‘I   saw   Steve   to   help   me   with   a   long-term   anxiety   issue, exacerbated   by   grief.      His   helpful,   friendly,   unbiased opinions   have   helped   me   to   get   my   life   back   on   track.     I   was   in   a   pretty   dark   place   when   I   started   treatment, with   nothing   positive   to   think   about.      Steve   has   helped me   to   see   that   it’s   ok   to   have   anxiety   –   it’s   a   ‘normal’ emotion/feeling   to   have.      I   spent   much   of   my   younger years   thinking   that   I   was   ‘silly’   or   just   needed   to   pull myself   together,   but   as   anyone   who   has   suffered   with anxiety   knows,   that’s   nigh   on   impossible   to   do   when you’re    so    down    with    it.        So    I    sought    help    before    it completely   got   the   better   of   me.      I   found   it   got   easier and    easier    to    talk    to    Steve    over    the    course    of    the treatment.      He   taught   me   numerous   coping   strategies to   help   if   (probably,   when)   I   do   feel   anxious,   which really   do   work!      I’m   under   no   illusion   that   I’m   ‘cured’   there   is   no   miracle   cure   –   but   I   feel   more   like   the   old me    than    I    have    for    a    very    long    time    and    have    the confidence   to   know   that   I   will   be   able   to   cope   when things,   inevitably,   get   tough.      If   you’re   unsure   about counselling,   try   it!      I’ll   admit   I   was   a   little   sceptical,   but not anymore!’ LB
‘I   took   some   time   to   select   the   counsellor   that   I   felt would   best   be   able   to   facilitate   moving   forward   at   a very difficult time for me. I   chose   Steve   in   particular   because   of   his   spiritual   and healing   background   and   to   be   honest,   another   factor he   was   able   to   offer   sessions   in   Bude   and   at   the   time I   did   not   want   to   travel   far   to   seek   help.   I   did   not   find the    sessions    easy,    but    what    I    did    find    was    the reassurance   and   gentle   guidance   he   gave   has   helped me   explore   the   issues   that   were   causing   me   distress and stopping me move forward with my life. Now    after    several    sessions    I    feel    I    have    benefited enormously and feel equipped to move forward. I   would   confidently   see   him   again   as   and   when   I   need to    and    would    recommend    him    to    others    seeking counselling.’ LW
‘It    has    changed    my    whole    way    of    thinking    about things.    I    didn’t    think    there    was    anything    positive before.’ GH
‘It's   been   just   over   4   months   since   my   last   session with    Steve    and    I    am    continuing    to    get    stronger mentally each day. On   my   first   session   I   did   not   know   what   to   expect,   I knew   that   I   needed   to   speak   to   someone   about   how unhappy   I   was   feeling   but   I   did   not   want   to   "bother" my    friends    with    my    problems.    I    didn't    feel    my problems   were   worth   talking   about,   and   often   felt guilty   for   speaking   about   them.   Steve   taught   me   that people's    problems    come    in    many    different    shapes and    sizes,    that    many    (what    seem)    small    events    in someone's   life   can   be   just   as   affecting   on   a   person   as one   major   problem.   Steve   helped   me   to   talk   through different   events   in   my   life   and   was   able   to   offer   me   a different   view   point,   a   non-judgemental   listening   ear and   some   great   techniques   to   put   in   to   practice.   6 months   later,   I   was   able   to   go   in   to   my   last   session feeling   pure   relief.   Not   only   did   I   feel   a   lot   lighter after    being    able    to    talk    through    every    event    that, unknowingly   to   me,   had   been   having   a   huge   impact on   my   state   of   mind   for   the   last   6   years,   but   I   felt confident   that   I   would   know   how   to   handle   things that   may   go   wrong   in   the   future.   I   would   definitely recommend   counselling   for   those   who   are   unsure, and would also highly recommend Steve.’ SG
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