Tel. 07944 034 403
Offices in :
- Burnham on Crouch
- Chelmsford City Centre
Jo helped me during a particularly difficult time in my life when I had lost my Dad and didn't know how to handle the grief. I didn't know whether to have a massive crying session and let it all come out (but I was worried I would sink so low I'd never be happy again) or to try and put a lid on my emotions and block them out (but I worried I would be building a dam that would eventually burst).
Jo was very caring and attentive and it was such a relief to be able to talk to her about my feelings, it felt as though a weight had been taken off my shoulders. She taught me ways of coping with the sad moments which would crop up day to day as well as how to manage the significant dates (his birthday, Christmas, and the anniversary of his death).
Part way through my counselling sessions, my Mum died too. I know the strategies that Jo had put in place for me, helped me cope with losing her too. It feels strange having no parents. I will always love them and miss them, but I feel stronger now, and as that chapter of my life closes, a new one opens and I can now see that I have much to look forward to, whilst still holding them dear in my heart.
I would strongly recommend anyone going through bereavement to see Jo for counselling. I am much more confident now that I can cope with the loss and I feel like I've got my life back again, thank you Jo x
Joanna is patient, kind and willing to go above and beyond in every way. I'm not sure our family would cope without her input and advice. Thank you
Jo was recommended to me through a close friend when I was experiencing some difficulty in my home, personal and work life. A little unsure as to what to expect entering our first session any anxieties were quickly put to rest and I found that Jo was an incredibly calming and easy to connect with individual.
After the first session Jo began to steer me towards recognising my behaviours and taught me to either approach situations differently or deal with them in a way in which I could gather a sense of closure.
The results were almost instantaneous and my home and work life began to become more bearable and I felt in myself substantially calmer than when I first began.
Towards the end of my time with Jo I felt as if a huge weight of negative energy had been lifted off my shoulders and I could approach any situation and cope throughout. I learned a great deal about myself and others around me in a short period of time and it was all beneficial to who I am today.
Jo is at the top of her game and I believe can relate and connect with anybody, if I ever come across any individuals in my life who need guidance I will be sending them Jo’s way.
I would like to say a massive thank you for everything you have done for me. I went for a meal recently and I ate without any problem and have been eating and buying food absolutely fine. I really appreciate everything you have done for me. Thank you so much. I could not have done it without you.
I went to see Joanna when I found that, due to some very difficult life events, stress and anxiety were beginning to seriously affect me. She gave me strategies that showed me how to approach my problems in a different way, and after a few sessions of counselling and some personally tailored hypnotherapy I began to find that I felt much more positive and better able to cope.
Joanna was always professional and clearly 'went the extra mile' to help me through a worrying time. I would certainly recommend her to anyone needing help to find a way forward.