Testimonials

I was very nervous going into counselling, as I’d have to discuss things that I’d never really spoken about before. However, Xanthia helped me to be more comfortable with my thoughts right from the start and also helped me understand why I did certain things when I felt anxious, which then enabled me cope with my anxiety in a more constructive way. I have been shown some positive coping mechanisms, that will be vital moving forward. Thank You – Male, early 20’s

 

Until I attended my first session at Dragonfly Counselling, I really did not believe that talking to someone would help.  I was brought up to believe that discussing problems with strangers was the wrong thing to do.  Although difficult at first, I learned that to open up and talk to Xanthia aided my path to recovery.  I found Xanthia to be a great listener. She only intervened when necessary, and utilised appropriate questions to help me look inside myself and come to terms with my past experiences. – Male, late 30’s 

 

I had never attended counselling before until my sessions at Dragonfly Counselling. I was nervous at first but Xanthia immediately put me at ease. The sessions were an opportunity for me to talk about my feelings, relationships and past experiences in a supportive environment. Xanthia is a brilliant counsellor: she is understanding, patient and friendly. I would recommend her to anyone considering counselling.  – Male, late 20’s 

 

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you’ve taught me over the past months. You probably don’t even realise  just how valuable those sessions were for me.”  Female, age 14 

 

Before I came  to counselling I felt nervous and the thought of it was daunting. Knowing I would have to speak about my ‘demons’ was terrifying. However, through the counselling journey I have grown as a person and faced my past, achieved acceptance and moved on. I would one thousand percent recommend counselling. My anxiety is now more controlled, I now understand why I was so anxious and am learning to deal with my panic attacks and stop anxiety having power over me. I feel free! – Female mid 30’s

 

“This is my second series of counselling with Xanthia. The first time was to explore my anxiety and beliefs which lead to exploring a lot of past experiences. I couldn’t have gotten through this time without the help that counselling offered. The second time I came for therapy it was for different problems I was having, this time the counselling consisted of more practical ideas and suggestions, focusing on rationalising my thought processes which have all immensely helped me to overcome, cope and deal with my depression and low self esteem. I am now able to overcome stressors and obstructions, my mood has improved massively.” – Female, early 30’s

 

“Xanthia is a fantastic counsellor and I truly believe that without her my life wouldn’t be where it is now; a much happier, healthier, positive place. A brilliant listener with some great strategies and tips. I will be sad not to have Xanthia’s weekly input but feel I have been equipped with sufficient treatment /coping mechanisms that I can manage on my own. I am ever so thankful.”