"I had isolated myself from everyone else I knew, I didn’t know where to turn"
I found Genovieve on the internet after years of looking for the right person to help me. I had been passed around the NHS, had tried private counsellors, therapists, CBT, etc., I felt like a nuisance and a bother to everyone, but nothing felt lasting or changed my perspective on life like Genovieve has.
I was at the stage where I felt this has to stop, the feeling of desperation with my life, for ‘something’ to switch how I felt about myself once and for all. It was affecting my relationships with my children, husband and I had isolated myself from everyone else I knew, I didn’t know where to turn.
I looked for someone to see the whole of me and take a therapeutic and holistic look at my life and I am so grateful I found Genovieve.
Using EMDR, Genovieve has changed my whole outlook on life. It was quite daunting and I must admit I was sceptical but willing to try anything. I opened myself up to it and within even the first session I noticed there was a shift in me.
During the EMDR sessions I could physically feel something happening to me; I could feel sensations and emotions which Genovieve would use to guide the therapy. She used EMDR with me for pain management, over eating, relationship issues and general unhappiness/depression.
I can now go out feeling confident about myself and have a positive outlook on life.
"I am much better in myself and am still working on myself with the tools I was taught"
I first found out about Genovieve through my parents as I knew they were doing couples counselling. I came back from uni and fell into a massive ditch, which I realised and knew I needed help, so I made the first step by asking my Dad to set up a meeting with Gen.
I always knew I struggled with life but when I moved to uni in Cornwall things got bad and it just got worse and worse no matter how much I tried to put on a brave face, I was struggling to get work done and even turning up to lectures was non-existent after the first 3 months.
I just thought I was being weak, I didn’t even seek help, my friend sought help for me, only then did I actually realise how much of a pickle I was in when I was diagnosed with the labels ‘very anxious and deeply depressed’.
I was indulging in a lot of partying/going out and abusing drugs, not so much to have a good time but to escape life, I was doing things I wasn’t proud of.
When you're scraping along rock bottom you assume you are beyond repair, I accepted this thought and just wanted to be stable enough to carry on living, but when I started my first session with Gen she explained what she was able to do (she recommended I go with EDMR) and after the first session I saw this light, this glimmer of hope, Gen started to teach me tools to control my mind, my thoughts, my life.
I went to her once a week during the summer then went back to Cornwall in September.
Not all of my problems are fixed yet, but I am much better in myself and am still working on myself with the tools I was taught to carry on and progress myself.
When I am back home I still intend to pop in to see Genevieve to help ‘tune’ up.
"I'm deciding to take the next steps in fulfilling some of my untold desires of my dreams"
I just want to thank you, Genovieve, so much because you make me feel understood and for your exceptional humanity, caring for me and asking about my progress session by session. You made me feel not like a “case” but like a person and that I can actually get better and defeat my anxiety around my competence in learning how to drive.
I was quite nervous on my first appointment but you made me feel at ease straight away. As my sessions continued and as each week passed I began to feel more relaxed and calm and slowly but surely my anxiety symptoms seemed to slowly fade away.
People around me also started to notice the difference in me too, my family have greatly benefited as they say I’m the person I used to be ‘mum’ ‘wife’ has returned back to them which I would agree with. I started looking forward to the days rather than waiting for the anxiety to raise its ugly head.
The main difference was this whole new amazing POSITIVE outlook that I now have in life.
Because of letting go of my fears, I can even address my goals of career and have recognised my lack of enthusiasm in my job and realising I want much more reward in my work and finances.
Therefore in my newly found confidence and happiness in myself, and along with my husband’s support and guidance I am deciding to take the next steps into fulfilling some of my untold desires of my dreams.
I can’t thank you enough Genovieve for your support and professional skills. I really can’t recommend this therapy enough to those who are considering using Genovieve for part of their journey.
"The processes we went through helped me to acknowledge so much about myself, changing my attitude and freeing me up from my previous limiting beliefs"
Since meeting Genovieve. I have watched as she has become strong in the face of adversity, developed confidence, exuded inner happiness and then in turn followed her dream of helping others – at that time I didn’t realise I would he one of them!
I had suffered from depression and depressive thoughts for years due to historical relationships/circumstances.
In one of my “dark moments” I called her for help, although I had never really opened up to anyone about my fears and feelings.
The processes we went through helped me to acknowledge so much about myself, changing my attitude and freeing me up from my previous limiting beliefs.
The outcomes of the sessions have been incredible! I have overcome debilitating fears that I now know were rooted in my subconscious.
And I now respond very differently to situations and feel that I have control of my own emotional well-being. I feel that my life and my destiny are in my own hands and, for the first time in years, feel free of the doubts and negativity that were holding me back.
"I can look back almost as though looking at someone else’s life. My spark has come back!"
I am always talking to people about the fact that I have had hypnotherapy for family issues and I can’t stress to them enough how much it has changed my life.
ln the last few weeks my whole world just flipped from negative to positive. I can look back almost as though looking at someone else’s life. My spark has come back!
I finally feel that I know who I am. I have an understanding of myself which has really helped me… I know this may sound silly but I think therapy and Genny has truly changed my life I’m not scared of life anymore.
"I have had massive improvements in my physical and mental wellbeing!"
I work within the fitness industry and have known Genny for about 6 years during which I have had Bowen Technique and counselling sessions. I have had massive improvements in my physical and mental wellbeing!
You will find her approachable, friendly and always willing to listen and help.