Testimonial 12

For as long as I can remember I had feelings on anxiety and panic. It manifested itself in different ways but the most troubling was when it came to my relationships with men. I have dated numerous wonderful men over the years and, some of them, I really loved. But there was always a part of me that was convinced that my partners would leave me and that I’d be left hurt and alone. I would therefore sabotage my relationships, trying to force my partners to leave me so that I was at least in control of what I felt was inevitable. I would also lead a duplicitous life, dating… Read More

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Testimonial 11

‘After a few years of getting spells of anxiety I decided that I’d had enough. They were preventing me from enjoying my life. Could it be that I wasn’t destined to feel this anxious way forever and this wasn’t actually ‘me’? After meeting with Karen things began to change. I began to stop and think about how my feelings of anxiety were intertwined with deeper understandings that I had of myself and of other people. By noting this, I was able to think about what I wanted to be and how I could try and change my thoughts in order to do achieve this. By making little changes in the… Read More

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Testimonial 1

I would like to recommend Karen to anyone who has distressing recurring thoughts.  Karen was the first person who has understood how I was feeling.  My thoughts were getting me very down and in return they were making me feel depressed.  I had no-one to talk to and I was afraid of telling anyone how I was feeling.  Karen listened, understood and learnt me how to deal with these thoughts.  She gave me homework that I could understand and knew exactly how to help me.   She is a great person and I would highly recommend her.

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Testimonial 2

I started CBT with Karen in an effort to finally deal with my clinical depression, lack of self esteem and anxiety. Not originally from Edinburgh I was finding it hard to settle in the city not helped by my lack of confidence. When I initially started seeing Karen I was hoping that she would help me ‘get rid’ of my depression or at least help me find coping strategies to deal with my condition. What she actually helped me achieve was more realistic. I know that I will probably always have depression but I now am not ashamed of being a sufferer, can recognise better the first signs of depression… Read More

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Testimonial 3

Further to years of  getting nowhere I decided it was time to get help even though this was one of my scariest thoughts. I done a google search and came across Karen’s website so sent enquiry to her and was very happy with the quick response advising me what I should do to move forward.  I felt comfortable by the fact it was a female therapist I was going to see so I then decided I wanted to try out CBT. I really believe in the CBT methods that can change my daily behaviour patterns. For many years I struggled with low self esteem, fears and feelings of disappointment. After my first session I felt positive about the treatment offered and became more… Read More

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Testimonial 4

I wanted to try out CBT, as I had been to sessions previously but with another therapist. I really believe in the CBT methods of actively taking part in changing your behaviour patterns on an every day basis. I had for a long time struggled with low self esteem and feelings of worthlessness. I came across Karen’s website when I was looking for CBT sessions in Edinburgh. What struck me about what I read about her was that she in particular wanted to help women with low self esteem,  so it really felt like it was what i needed. I also felt comfortable by the fact that it was a female… Read More

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Testimonial 5

I can’t believe the change in myself from when I first went to see Karen to how I am now. The first time I met with Karen I had been depressed for quite a while (probably longer than I had realised). I wasn’t able to identify a ‘reason’ why I was feeling like this but I knew I needed to sort things out. I hadn’t been sleeping and my appetite was gone. I felt unable to cope with work and I couldn’t find enjoyment out of life. Before I went to my first appointment I was crying my eyes out sitting in a coffee shop not knowing what to do… Read More

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Testimonial 6

I decided to try cognitive therapy after realising that I seemed to make repetative mistakes in relationships.  I also felt that I was negative about myself on occasion and sometimes just made made bad choices. A friend suggested this so I thought I would give it a try. It was really enlightening and almost fun to try and fix myself whilst working out what the causes were.  Having said that it wasn’t always pleasant and found I had to dig deep and accept things about myself that I may not have wanted to, but once I had done that, it was easy to understand why I behaved the way I… Read More

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Testimonial 7

For years I was controlled by a voice in my head telling me I couldn’t go places, or eat certain things, and that I had 2 say, do, and eat everything in two’s, or four’s, and eventually eight’s and even sixteen’s. I wouldn’t even have been able to write this. When I eventually got tired of not being able to see my friends or my favourite programmes, not being able to wear most of my clothes, or clothes I like, and not being able to listen to music, I tried to get help from the NHS. After that failed I got in touch with Karen. Karen was young and understanding,… Read More

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