Nicci AlderCounselling in West Berkshire

Client Feedback

'Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.' (Eckhart Tolle)

"My partner begged me to get some help with my depression, although I didn't really see how it would help. I'm not one for talking. I felt comfortable and safe with Nicci though. I realised I liked the chance to say the things that I've been thinking for years but never said to anyone. I didn't feel embarrassed after a while. I could see things clearer and get a better perspective on my life and how I am. It's really helped. My friends and family have noticed a difference in me for the better.' (Client A: 56)

" Nicci has helped me to learn so much about myself. I came with a lot of anxiety and didn't know how to move out of some difficult personal and professional situations. I chose to finish after 13 sessions because I noticed that the anxiety was gone! I feel so much calmer. And I feel able to make some new decisions." (Client B: 37)

" Nicci is warm and caring. She listened to me. It was a relief to tell my story. (After 3 sessions) I was OK to carry on by myself." (Client C: 23)

" I felt respected and understood (by Nicci). I looked forward to seeing her. She helped me cope with the problems I was facing. Instead of doubting myself all the time, I now know I have good instincts about things. I'm actually quite capable. I learned to think of myself more instead of everyone else, although it's hard at times. I have finished now, but will definitely come back if I need help in the future." (Client D: 40)

"I'd never had counselling before, but my doctor suggested it. I didn't want anyone else telling me what to do and giving me more goals to achieve. But it's not like that at all. I found it quite a subtle process, but I had light bulb moments throughout. I didn't realise but it's actually hard work, even though you're only sitting and talking. I'm glad I only had one session a week because it gave me a lot to think about. I would recommend Nicci to anyone needing some help if they are feeling stuck with life and themselves." (Client E: 33)

"I've had counselling a few times before. It's different depending on my circumstances and where I've been mentally/emotionally at the time. Nicci is among the best I've seen. I felt that she really engaged with me on every level and wasn't put off by some tricky topics, which I was a bit ashamed to deal with. She actually helped me join my experiences together and I could see patterns I hadn't seen before. I was ready to jack lots of things in with my life at the beginning, but held off after this. " (Client F: 39)

Details have been altered to maintain client confidentiality.

'Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.'(Brené Brown)

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