I found Jackie's name and counselling service through an advertisement. I wanted some help over my addictive behaviour, specifically excessive and secretive drinking. I met her for a 30 minute consultation and immediately felt a rapport and felt she would be able to help me. Over a subsequent series of consultations, we discussed a range of issues and gradually a felt I was able to regain control over aspects of my life that I became aware I had lost. By the time we met, I had stopped my inappropriate drinking, apart from one occasion, which I was able to be open about with my partner for the first time ever. By the penultimate meeting, Jackie asked me if I would feel comfortable with bringing the consultations to a close, which I said I would. The important thing for me was that I felt relaxed and comfortable discussing any matter with Jackie and did not feel stereotyped or that she was applying some abstract theory to my situation. Rather, she helped me to deal with my issues in a way that I felt and continue to feel I would be able apply in the future. I would recommend anyone seeking help with their lives taking advantage of the consultation. I did not regret it
I can now move forward by being guided through my feelings. Time has flown by!
Jackie really got to understand me and what made me tick. I think her approach was spot on. I feel transformed by my counselling experience.
I can't thank you enough for all your help. You
certainly helped me to clear my head about a number of issues and how best to deal with them in my day to day life. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to other people who may feel the same way I was.
You have helped me tremendously to look at things from a different viewpoint and not to blame myself so much. I feel quite happy and at peace with myself for now.