"I got put into touch with Heather through a work scheme to help with my depression as I’d been signed off work and had nothing else to turn to. I was extremely dubious about the concept of counselling as I thought it would be something that the mind would be able to figure out itself.
I couldn’t have been any more incorrect if I’d have tried. From the first session, I felt as though I’d known Heather for years and she was the easiest person I’d spoken to about anything for years (Sorry mum).
From session 3 Heather had already begun to make a huge impact on my life and I felt that coming out of every session was building a positive snowball effect on everything I did everyday. She helped me discover things about myself that I didn’t even know were going on in my own head, and that coming from a stubborn 25 year old lad, was a bit of a miracle.
I’ve already recommended Heather to at least 5 of my mates but to anyone who is reading this and considering not considering Heather as an option to really turn your life around for whatever reason, I’d reconsider that decision.
Thanks to Heather I’ve managed to get back into work, feel like myself again immediately and put my life back on the right path.
She’s an absolute gem and fully professional in everything she does.
Matt" - April 2019
"Thank you very much for helping me with my Anxiety. In such a short space of time I was able to work through it and realise how much of the Anxiety I was probably causing myself to feel. I have now realised what I need to do in life and I have finally made the decision that I feel is right for me. You were very warm and didn’t judge me in any way and I felt comfortable talking things through with you. I have felt a huge weight lifted off me and I feel much better about things, and I am feeling much more positive and excited about the future". Sarah 27 years of age. February 2018
"I first approached Heather for two of my children who I felt needed a non judgemental outlet to talk about issues that had been happening at home. My children and Heather quickly discovered that it was me that really needed the help and my kids were fundamentally okay. This was the beginning of my journey with Heather. She was very approachable and I quickly felt at ease with her and able to begin unravelling my issues. I liked the fact that Heather didn't tell me what to do but helped me work towards identifying, and then solving the problems that were making my life difficult. Heather has had a hugely positive impact on my life and where before I could only see sadness and despair now I have learnt that even when times are tough I do have the strength and ability to carry on and work my way through to a more positive ending. Heather was kind and gentle when I most needed it. I would definitely recommend Heather to any friend of mine that I felt needed support and guidance in a non judgemental environment". Louise. 49 years of age. November 2016.
"I would like to thank you for helping me through a difficult stage in my life. I wasn't sure who to approach but felt I had to talk things through with someone who was impartial and understanding and that's just what you were. Although I was a little unsure of what to expect at our first session I was very soon put at ease and found it very comforting to talk to you. You were non-judgmental, showed great warmth and compassion and at times we even had a giggle. You helped me understand my anxieties and we talked through the changes I could make to my life to overcome them. I found the sessions extremely reassuring and encouraging and I take comfort in knowing that you are there if ever I need help again in the future. I cannot thank you enough Heather - my life is looking so much brighter for both myself and my family". Kate. 49 years of age. February 2016.
"I cannot thank you enough for all your help. I was reluctant to contact you at first but now believe that the decision to seek your help has changed my life for the better. I want to thank you for giving me a highly cherished opportunity to talk and think about my life and who I am. You have been very understanding and compassionate and have been able to pick out my main issues without me actually telling you. For the first time in my life I felt I was able to explain how I felt without fear of being judged. You have helped me to better understand myself and reach my own conclusions about long standing issues. I believed my anxieties would always be a part of my make-up but you have shown me that my feelings were understandable and normal. You have taught me useful tools to challenge unhelpful thoughts and help deal with issues on a day-to-day basis without allowing them to negatively influence my wellbeing in the future. I firmly believe that these tools will continue to guide me and I will find it useful to imagine our conversations as I deal with issues in the future. It is difficult to put into words my gratitude for helping me to understand my past and giving me hope for a brighter future. As a friend said recently, I "have my sparkle back". Thank you". Sue. 48 years of age. December 2014.
"I wish to thank you for the counselling work you have done with my daughter. It has helped her so much. She is a new person with enhanced personality, self-confidence and self-esteem. She is communicating better with peers. The role play helped her to overcome communication and anxiety at interviews. She now has her first job which she is very happy in. Thank you Heather for helping my daughter to get that new lease of life. We know you are always there should we need you again in the future". Joan, 55 years of age. June 2014.
“Before our meeting I was not the kind of person to seek help from anyone. But as life has its ways of surprising you, I recently found myself in a position where I had no one to turn to and desperately needed to talk to a person with whom I could share my thoughts and feelings …..and I had the good fortune of meeting Heather Kerry. I cannot thank her enough for what she did for me throughout our sessions. She is professional, caring, non judgmental and very understanding. She really made me think about what was at the route of my feelings and more importantly, I found it extremely easy to talk to her. I even looked forward to our sessions! There was a massive difference in me when our sessions ended and I really cannot express my gratitude and how much she helped me through a bad period of my life”. Lisa, 34 years of age. July 2012.
"I cannot thank Heather enough. She has helped me through a very hard time and she has helped me to gain skills I can use forever". Naomi, 21 years of age. March 2011.