"I had been told that CBT was cold and clinical, but that's so wrong. You've been so kind. I've told you things I've never felt able to tell another living soul, and you have helped me to see things in a different way that has helped me more than anything has ever helped me in my life before"
"Thank you. I think I'll be ok now"
I've seen counsellors before - I saw one person for about 3 years. It helped a bit to have someone to talk to. I came to see you because I was told it might help, but I didn't really think it would be any different to the other times. I've been really surprised though, and even though we've only seen each other for 11 sessions, I feel I have progressed so much more in this short time than I have for years."
"I find it difficult to trust and always worry that other people are going to judge me because of my past. That's why I find it hard to admit it all. It's hard enough to admit to myself, let alone to someone else. I'm really glad I talked to you though because I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I know I can't change the past, but it's not dominating me now like it was, and I am hopeful about the future."
"I have spent so long making excuses to people, telling little lies so that I haven't had to face my fears. It has cost me relationships, jobs and friendships. Getting over this fear is like winning the lottery ... no it's better than winning the lottery."
"I wish I'd come to see you years ago"