David, 31, Teacher

“I contacted Nancy some time ago because I was having some trouble with my self-esteem. Many areas of my life were affected by the way I viewed myself: I was stressed at work and felt that my colleagues had negative opinions of me; I avoided contact with my friends; I was unwilling to take up hobbies that I had previously enjoyed for fear that I would be bad at them and my relationship was suffering because I felt that I didn’t deserve to have a loving partner.

In our first session, Nancy was very welcoming and quickly put me at ease; she assured me that many people feel as I did and that I was not alone in wanting to seek a solution. She listened without judgement to what I had to say and the questions she asked helped me to feel that she really cared about my situation and understood my point of view. Although I was willing to openly discuss my situation, she made it very clear that I needn’t tell her anything that I didn’t want to and that this would not impede the therapeutic process.

Over the course of three sessions in total Nancy demonstrated some simple techniques that had immediate effect. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt after such a short space of time! She was encouraging and supportive throughout and her investment in me wanting to feel better about myself was clear. I was able to use the techniques she showed me in my everyday life and they were very helpful whenever I was having a bad day or felt like things were getting on top of me.

Since working with Nancy I am much less stressed. My head is clearer, I have vastly improved relationships, both personal and professional, and I have been able to develop routines and strategies that stop me from falling into the familiar pit of low self-worth. There is no way I would have expected such massive changes in my outlook after only a couple of hours but I can honestly say that my quality of life has improved greatly – and it is all thanks to Nancy!”

Published by Nancy Madden

My work is focused around helping people using therapeutic means. I specialise in trauma and anxiety recovery and their many guises. I teach people to overcome limiting beliefs and learned behaviours and I work with anyone who wants to make positive changes to themselves and their lives. I hold safe spaces for individuals to work through issues, alongside regularly writing, running workshops and groups online. Get involved with me by liking, commenting, following, sharing and subscribing to my social platforms - all links are on my main pages. Speak soon!