★★★★★ based on 358 reviews.Overall rating:
I was in a dark place.
“ Back in January 2017, I was in a dark place. Although married for 46 years, I could see that dissolving before my eyes. I was bad tempered, awkward and sometimes even out of control. That is where Ian came in. Now in November 2017 I am back in control! A weekly session and CBT techniques have conspired against the person I had become. But more than that, Ian was great in his role to get me to see how I could change. It was "do this" or "do that" it was suggestions and getting me to see a way out for myself. To make those changes and maintain them. Ian, I can never thank you enough for the second chance that you have brought to me. I am forever in your debt.”
I felt extremely at ease
“ Despite the limitations of online delivery, I felt extremely at ease and happy to share my thoughts”
Always a lovely welcome and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
“ There is always a lovely welcome and a warm and friendly atmosphere. I feel very relaxed and find myself joining in. I am surprised and pleased by this as I normally find group situations very difficult.”
Every week I feel so relaxed, calm and comfortable.
“ Every week I feel so relaxed, calm and comfortable. Today I felt anxious about coming, but I had no need to at all and really enjoyed the whole evening. It has made me feel more able to face the week.”
Felt at ease with Ian
“ Felt at ease with Ian as well as the rest of the group from session 1”
Plenty of opportunity to ask questions
“ Calmly explained and gave plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to contribute.”
Relevant to me
“ Very relevant to me and my condition”
Varied, extremely relevant
“ The teaching material is excellent: varied, extremely relevant and obviously well researched”
Extremely relevant to my current situation.
“ Extremely relevant to my current situation.”
Brilliant and very varied and easy to follow
“ The resources sent through each week are brilliant and very varied and easy to follow”
He's made me truly think about how I see life,
“ I can't thank Ian enough for the help and understanding he has shown me. He's made me truly think about how I see life, and that has now had an effect on how others see me. I feel able to take a step back and appreciate space and time (something we strive for but never give ourselves). I was in the mindset of busy schedules, having brought up children, cared for elderly parents and studied hard to make a better life and career, all the time forgetting or not allowing myself my own mind-space. I'm still seeing Ian as I want to learn how to grow old gracefully, without always striving to be someone else or jealous of others a trap so easily fallen into with easy technology, images, and portrayals of perfect lives. I thoroughly and totally recommend Ian. It's not just talking and expressing feelings, it's a process with thought provoking areas to think about between sessions.”
Welcoming to everyone and enabled people to contribute
“ Ian was very welcoming to everyone and enabled people to contribute as much as they felt they wanted to. The group members were also friendly and one of the valuable aspects for me was meeting people with similar or different views.”
Very good teaching
“ Very good teaching Ian was very Professional and made you feel very relaxed”
Well designed and extremely relevant
“ The programme content is well designed and extremely relevant. I would recommend this course to anyone experiencing Anxiety or Depression.”
I was a lot more focused.
“ I feel the second time round I was a lot more focused. It is relevant as it is helping.”
Really interesting session.
“ Really interesting session.”
Always on hand if we need any help
“ We have a resource pack to refer to together with recordings to listen to which is excellent and Ian is always on hand if we need any help at all during the week.”
Very at ease.
“ Very at ease. I've been with Ian many times, so it is fine.”
“ Week after week, this programme is spot on”
“ Good mixture of discussions, activity and learning.”
Totally relaxed, safe, comfortable environment
“ Totally relaxed, safe, comfortable environment which enabled the group to share and learn from each other, which I think is extremely valuable.”
I'm dealing with things
“ At last I'm dealing with things after all these years.”
All of the programme content is really relevant to me.
“ All of the programme content is really relevant to me.”
I have found a calmness and inner clarity
“ Thank you so much for all your help and support whilst we worked together. I have found a calmness and inner clarity that I have ever had before. You helped me find something I never believed possible. You listened, you cared, you were there for me in ways that nobody else ever was. You showed me the way and you never gave up on me. I have seen Counsellors before, who did nothing to help me. I think that we find people like you once in a lifetime and I'm so pleased that I did. Thank you so much for all that you did. Simply, thank you!!!”
I enjoy listening to the teachings and the poems
“ Really interesting material, I enjoy listening to the teachings and the poems.”
Makes me feel completely at ease
“ Ian makes me feel completely at ease, as I believe he does all attendees, and I feel totally comfortable within the group.”
“ Good introduction to the theory of mindfulness.”
“ Excellent, really enjoyed the first session.”
Extremely able teacher,
“ Ian is an extremely able teacher, with great skill in delivering the material”
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