"I am phenomenally grateful for my therapy with Jessica. She made me feel at ease and welcome very quickly. In the sessions, I found it invaluable her ability to let me talk until the perfect moment where she would either challenge me or highlight something I had said that was very important. By truly listening to what I was saying and having a deep curiosity about what I was going through, Jessica allowed me to come to some huge realisations about myself and I have left feeling happier, calmer and in more control of my life." - Reuben, 25
"Jessica provided a safe and intelligent space in which I could explore uncomfortable places of the memory and present circumstances. I am grateful for her intuitive understanding that was not reductive, but rather allowed space for complexity and nuance. I've discovered little truths that have opened up my mind and heart. Thanks Jessica!" - Anon
"All I can say is I wish I'd met Jess sooner as I feel I wasted time with my previous counsellor, but helped show me what an amazing counsellor is. Jess' sessions have helped me enormously, Jess is extremely empathetic, understanding, warm and more importantly, non judgemental. She is very easy to talk and open up to. She helped me understand my issues and helped me confront them, not run away from them. Jess helped me with the tools to move forward with my life and to be able to deal with issues that I may face. I had many issues that needed to be dealt with and Jess was able to help me with trauma, suicide, abuse, bereavement and an eating disorder. I can honestly say I never believed in counselling before I met Jess, I believed I could resolve my issues myself but Jess truly changed that for me. She helped me in regards to mindfulness, I can't say that my issues have disappeared but I now have the tools to understand myself better and the capacity to handle situations in a healthier manner. Jess, thank you for being you." - Lia, 41
"I went to Jessica for five months as I had previously been experiencing high levels of anxiety and at times, depression. Over the course of my time with her, Jessica helped frame my thoughts which helped me get through the challenges I was facing day to day. Further discussions shed light on elements of my life that gave me joy and helped me nurture these; self love, openness with others and empathy. I feel lighter, stronger and generally extremely happy now. Whilst life inevitably throws up its old challenges, I am able to deal with them in a way that feels natural for me, without feeling overwhelmed. Going to Jessica is the best thing I've ever done for myself. Highly recommended!" - Tom, 31
"I've started my therapy with Jessica at a particularly difficult time of my life. In the intersection of a difficult divorce, single parenting, childhood traumas and general lockdown misery, she became a bright light to guide me through it all. Jessica was my first experience with a therapist and I was tremendously nervous about it but she made me feel at ease in no time. She is not simply an extremely helpful therapist, but she quickly became a friendly face, my support and my inner voice to motivate me to keep going forward and to open my eyes for all the great things I have achieved. Besides her valuable insights, she also allowed her personality to shine through and could always make me laugh or feel valued. In difficult situations where previously I would have let myself get swallowed up by emotions or self-neglect, now I can hear her words in my head to guide me through it all. She made me realize the power of my own strength and with her help, I now have a better understanding of the tools that are in my hands to overcome difficult situations and loneliness. Cannot describe enough how thankful I am for her!" - Flora, 31
"Before beginning any type of therapy, I suggest you do your research and I found that she was specialised in co-dependency, PTSD, relationship and family issues as well as personal development. While all areas were relevant to me, I primarily came to Jessica as I wanted to work on techniques to help combat my high functioning anxiety I have always lived with, but has worsened over the past three years.
Much to my surprise, what I thought would be an easy fix as I had undergone trauma counselling in the past, exceeded my expectations. Instead of learning new breathing techniques, Jessica created a safe and judgement free space for me to heal my inner child and become more aware of triggers, and my reaction to them. As I have always dealt with perfectionism and needing to control my image, I have never felt comfortable sharing deep thoughts which might mar my reputation with my counsellor in the past. Thankfully, I felt comfortable to do so with Jessica, and this openness was greatly rewarded through my personal healing. To say this was a difficult journey especially during the pandemic would be an understatement. Jessica has enabled my growth and freedom from past constraints.
I no longer experience anxiety for situations that do not warrant it, and am able to understand these triggers, as well as let them pass as painless as possible. I have also been able to build up my self-esteem and find validation through myself, rather than seeking it from external sources. My once troubled and resentful relationships with certain family members, while not perfect, are where I want them to be, and I have learned how to set boundaries to keep my inner peace safe. Finally, I have become comfortable making my own decisions and celebrating my independence which has freed up my hesitation to take on new opportunities. While before I felt stagnant and paralysed even though I was incredibly unhappy and unsatisfied, now I feel free to experience life wholeheartedly, no matter what happens. Thank you, Jessica, you have been my beacon through the storm."- Tessa, 31