What Our Clients are saying...

Hi Bev and team, It's now a year on since I contacted you and I wanted to write to you to tell you how much you have helped me. A year ago I found myself feeling very low, very lonely and convinced I would be alone forever. I was fortunate enough to get some of your free counselling sessions with Bev and attended some of your virtual group sessions with the rest of the team. This really was the catalyst to start me thinking and acting more positive again and getting back to feeling like my old self again. I joined the gym which made me start to feel better about myself. I gained confidence and made a new circle of friends. I started to take a photo a day of what I was grateful for which is a lovely way to appreciate the little things and great to look back on now to see how far I've come and how much I can be thankful for. A year on and I can't believe the difference - I now approach life much more positively and have gained some self confidence back. I have learnt to be kinder to myself and as a result am so much happier. Only by doing this stage and looking after myself like you all advised me, I was then ready to look to meet someone. I can now happily say I have just moved in with my new partner and I am happy in all aspects of my life. Having been through the hard times I am even more appreciative of what I have now and more self aware about my own mental health. all of this couldn't have been achieved without your support so I wanted to say a massive thank you and let you know what a positive impact you have had on my life. Thank you so much.
SWaNS Community Counselling client.
We have worked alongside SWaNS for a number of years and have always been impressed by the level of care and attention they have shown to our most vulnerable children. They find ways to offer support and to engage with children who desperately need adult guidance, and who are vulnerable for all manner of reasons. We have always found SWaNS counsellors to be compassionate and understanding and always professional in their duties. They are willing to meet parents and carers offering them support or practical ideas too, and always provide feedback (impact) to schools. I have personally known Clare for a number of years and know she has integrity and honesty, and it is these values that underpin SWaNS good work. I have no reservations in recommending their services.
Primary School Head.
My counsellor was caring, supportive, compassionate, non-judgemental and really listened to me. She helped me a lot.
SCC adult client
Hi Bev, I experienced your kindness in 2018, when I was fuelled by chronic anxiety. You listened and helped me to begin a journey towards acceptance and gratitude. I am no completing the journey that we discussed to use my training and life experiences to help increase confidence and resilience to help women experience healthy relationships with friends and partners. Thank you
Recent message from former SCC adult counselling client
You have been incredibly supportive and we are so grateful for your involvement and advice.
High School SENDCO
Thank you so much for all of the help you have given me. I am loving my new job and doing brilliantly, I even managed to go for my Covid19 jab one street away from where K lives. There is no way I could have done this without all of the counselling sessions we had, I would have been way too paranoid. As it was I didn’t have loads of sleepless nights because I used the strategies you taught me and I’m now jabbed which I needed for my job. Work is really successful and I feel that I am getting myself back. When I look back to how far I have come I am very conscious that it is the support you have given me that has helped me to do this. I knew lots of things I ought to do intellectually but just because I knew the path didn’t mean I could get there on my own. Your sessions gave me the impartial sounding board I needed, I’ve lost that churned up feeling I had all of the time and when something goes wrong I can deal with it rationally. So thank you, thank you, thank you.
SCC adult client
Counselling has been hugely beneficial and has helped me a lot. It has been very insightful.
SCC adult client (Zoom)
Bev and the support she has given has been instrumental in the regular support of pupils going through quite a lot. This support has been consistent and the children have benefited from the actual sessions themselves, the advice and materials given to help and also the perceived support that is on offer. Even when the children finished their sessions with Bev, knowing she was there and it was an option has meant that at least two children have been emotionally more secure because of the knowledge that help is close at hand if ever needed.
CECP Primary School Head
It was a pleasure to work with you this year and many thanks for being there during many of the dark times!  Your support was tangible and timed to perfection! 
CECP Primary School Head Teacher
Phone counselling sessions have helped me to become more confident making phone calls. It is something I have always found daunting and the sessions have made it much more bearable to use phone calls especially when reaching out for help.
SWaNS Community Counselling client (17 yrs)

Our Partners

As well as all the schools that we work with (see our schools services), we also have strong ties with other local organisations and charities. 
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