Feedback & Reviews

“I found Heather to be a non-judgemental, professional, and empathetic counsellor who came across to me as a kind, warm, fun human being. She opened my eyes to various situations that impacted my life and how my past may be affecting my present, but she gave me the space to figure out for myself to either deal with the issue or decide to ‘park’ it for the moment.
After reading Heather’s post, I chose Heather because I felt that she and I would have a connection, and I was right.”
When I first thought about seeking counselling, I had some uncertainties about how the process would go.
After getting in touch with Heather and having an initial conversation about my uncertainties, I felt reassured that I’d found a counsellor who was right for me and would be supportive in helping me navigate things. As we worked together, I was able to talk about the things that were important to me and I felt listened to.
 I also appreciated how Heather encouraged me to take a step back and evaluate things in a more helpful way. I’ve really gained some useful practical tools and a better understanding of myself.
I have always been a bit nervous about therapy. From my first consultation with Heather, my mind was put at ease. I found Heather to be professional, patient and understanding. Heather took the time to guide me though the process and provided me with useful materials and tools. Through my sessions with Heather, I came to realise how the work I did at therapy changed my life for the better and helped me to begin to heal. 
I want to sincerely thank you for providing a safe space for me to begin to recognise and understand myself - past, present, and future.
You inspire and motivate.
You have challenged me to think differently.
You have been flexible with the session dates and times, and I have been able to fit in time with you around my busy schedule.
I felt at ease from start to finish.
Many thanks!
I can't thank Heather enough for being my support system during this difficult part of my life. I feel now like I have the tools and self-reflection to face my problems head on. Heather's approach is relaxed and flexible, which was a perfect fit for my scattered thoughts, and I could truly take any session in a direction that suited me.
When I first came to Heather, I was having 10 or more seizures each day, feeling lost and frustrated. These seizures have turned out to be psychological and rooted in early childhood traumatic experiences. Heather helped me understand what had happened to me and come from a place of feeling trapped and lost to a place of freedom and acceptance from the past. She has helped me to unlock my emotions and find hope in the future. I couldn’t recommend Heather highly enough with her great depth of empathy, knowledge and understanding. I wouldn’t be where I am now without her.
I found my sessions with Heather to be very insightful and practical in helping me to unpack many of the "emotional knots" I had been feeling. Heather was an encouraging and supportive voice in my journey to understanding some key things about myself and how I perceive the world and people around me. This experience has grown me and I'm grateful for the contribution Heather made to this.
Grieving and loss are extremely difficult to process not to mention emotionally challenging. I suffered the sudden and unexpected tragic loss of my brother. Having successfully completed previous counselling with Heather at Growthsparks I immediately reached out for help. Without hesitation we began another journey. There are not enough words to describe her compassion and understanding. Little by little she helped me chip away at the mountain of pain. We reached the end of our journey, once more, and I would not hesitate to recommend Heather for counselling to anyone. Help is available; just reach out.
Heather was a supportive and knowledgeable therapist who clearly cares a lot about her clients. She was reliable and flexible with timings and quick to reply if any issues arouse. I would, and have, recommended her to many people and am glad I chose her services. She helped me more than she knows, it was truly the support I needed.
Heather provided the support I needed at a difficult time in my life and helped me to make some tough decisions so that I could move forward with confidence and find a happier place. Everyone around me in my life benefited too. I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I needed to do something. I didn't really have anyone to talk to and I didn't want to drag my friends into my troubles. Heather gave me what nobody else could, a safe place to go where I could say whatever I wanted.

Every session made me feel like I was moving forward and gradually working things out for myself with Heather's empathy and affirmation. I hope I don't need help like this again, but if I do I know where to find it.

Thanks Heather
I was lucky to be referred to Heather in 2022, I knew my journey would not be an easy one, but I felt ready to begin.

Connecting with Heather became my safe place, I could just be me, she understood me, heard me and emotionally held me, together we walked my journey and I never felt alone.

Thanks to Heather’s empathy and compassion I was able to explore and understand myself, and am now in a better place, where I dance to the beat of my own drum, not the expectations of others.

And, although my sessions have come to a natural end, I know I can return if I lose my step again.
Counselling with Heather has been a huge help to me and has improved my everyday life. From our first meeting I found Heather to be kind, understanding and practical. Importantly Heather always challenged me on my thinking and pointed out things I never thought about myself. Heather created a welcoming and safe environment and great counselling experience.

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