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Walking the path from struggle to strength  
 

I asked my clients to write a few words of feedback, advice or encouragement for people thinking about whether to start CBT, as they are the experts from experience. I’m sure you’ll be inspired about possibilities for change, when you read how far others have come!  I hope it also gives you a more detailed sense of how I could help you on your life journey, from those who have walked the path from struggle to strength themselves. There are no identifying details, not even first names or initials, as, to me, it‘s of utmost importance to protect peoples’ total confidentiality.
 

Dealing with change, conflict and challenges effectively

I think that CBT is a very effective way of helping you to deal with life in general. I would recommend CBT to other people because you learn so much that you didn’t know was available to learn. To anyone thinking about whether to start CBT, my advice is to definitely do it as it’s the best spend I’ve ever made! Go in with an open attitude and Eleanor will be a great support in helping you handle whatever life is throwing at you much more skillfully and wisely!”

With Eleanor’s help, my confidence and self-esteem have grown so much. I honestly never believed that I could or would ever feel this way. To give just a few examples, I have let go of so much of the fears surrounding the many life changes I have been dealing with and not having a partner at the moment. CBT has helped me face lots of life’s challenges through a positive belief and image system, along with compassion, which features every step of the way.”

During my CBT journey, I went through a very painful time, where at one point I felt like there was an ‘ocean’ between me and feeling positive again. Only through Eleanor did I realise that these events are often highly underrated opportunities for emotional and spiritual growth and that I could use it to help me look at other events in my life in a new light. My entire life shifted after this! It took going from what felt like the very bottom to go upwards to my life today which I love and have so many things to be grateful and appreciative about.”

If you’re wondering about whether to start CBT, my encouragement is to go for it! Just try it CBT pointed me in the right direction and provided me with the tools I need to live a positive life. I’m much more calm as a person about everything, as a result of recognising the power of what I choose to do with my thoughts and attitudes. I think that CBT is more than worth the money and I wouldn’t have the slightest hesitation in recommending it to anyone, because it works! It changed my life and helped me to grow into a positive person. I have the strength to keep building on my progress because I now realise that supported self help is the key.”

I finally discovered the real reason to be alive: is to enjoy it!”

— Rita Mae West