Here is a few testimonials or feedback from previous clients from both private and NHS work carried out. For obvious reasons these have been anonymised. most of them are from thank you cards or end of treatment feedback sheets. (Note images not patients obviously all anonymised and with kind permission)
Testimonial 1: from a recently finished client aged 70 with chronic health and related mood issues (shortened)
"I was sceptical about treatment initially when this was suggested by a physician. However, I found Karina very easy to talk to and she has helped me so much to feel better and look after myself more. I have learned to be less perfectionistic in thinking and to start looking after my own needs more, which was important to get better and reduce my stress. (...)" What treatment techniques have helped you the most? : "I found the mindfulness techniques useful to deal better with stress and fatigue, thought records and setting goals and activities, and gradually pacing myself also seemed useful, rather than before throwing myself into more things too quickly. I will keep on using therapy books provided and relaxation CDs." Re treatment space: "Although Moniaive was fairly far away from where I life, I enjoyed the drive up to the therapy space in Moniaive (...) and found this a more private relaxed space and enjoyed my welcome cup of tea upon arrival ( in comparison with Dumfries space)". ( This client rates herself as 9/10 very improved in mood and therapy as 10/10 very helpful)
Testimonial 2 : from most recent finishe female client with stress and anxiety related to work:
" The sessions have helped me to let go of a bag of emotions I was carrying around which were a burden to me and hindering me from returning to work. I am now very calm and relaxed in the workplace, which is a massive improvement. If a matter needs addressed I raise it with management in writing and I also take small breaks when required. ( I had 6 sessions of mindfulness based therapy) re TREATMENT SPACE ( seen in Moniaive): I found the Patterson rooms in Moniaive to be a very calm and peacefull space to have therapy. Lovely setting and I also enjoyed the drive across the counrtyside there. " (rated treatment as 10 very helpfull and self as 10= very much improved).
Testimonial 3: from 69 year old client with chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic health issues and mood issues
"I am midway through treatment now and already noticing positive changes in my mood and energy levels. I was completely exhausted with my Chronic fatigue symptoms before and kept getting stuck with the same issues. Now I am starting to know why and pace myself better, have learned to be more mindful of my body and take more brakes which has helped me feel better..." ( 69 year old client with health and mood issues)
Testimonial 4: most recently seen male client who attended 3 sessions of Mindfulness & Act based approach:
" I found it helpful and definately have improved. The coping mechanisms learned have helped me a great deal. It is easier for me now to move on from "static" negative thoughts and have a more positive outlook in life..."
In general based on feedback questionnaires: 60% of clients seen found sessions helpful 30% very helpful. 55% rated mood as definately improved, 30% as very much improved, 15% as somewhat improved (often after shorter input).