★★★★★ based on 358 reviews.Overall rating:
Very at ease.
“ Very at ease.”
I was made to feel very relaxed.
“ I was made to feel very relaxed.”
Ian is always able to interpret and relate personal experience
“ Excellent - Ian is always able to interpret and relate personal experiences into the context of MBCT, which helps my learning.”
Very at ease.
“ Very at ease. I've been with Ian many times, so it is fine.”
Brilliant and very varied and easy to follow
“ The resources sent through each week are brilliant and very varied and easy to follow”
“ Extremely relevant”
I feel it is an investment in myself
“ It has taken me some time to appreciate the meaning of thoughts, emotions and sensations but is now clear to me. It is the first time I have seriously soght this level of help and I wish I had done it years ago! I feel it is an investment in myself but without to much pressure.”
“ Really helpful to me and my thoughts.”
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.”
We covered a lot of ground today
“ We covered a lot of ground today, especially with the stretching.”
“ Very useful for me to learn how to deal with things that I would have tried to ignore previously.”
I am really enjoying it.
“ The teaching is excellent, I am really enjoying it.”
“ Good mixture of discussions, activity and learning.”
easy to relate too
“ The teaching material is so good. It relates to everyday things that we all experience making it so easy to relate too.”
Always feel very welcome
“ Always feel very welcome”
Opened my eyes
“ The programme has opened my eyes to dealing with my thoughts more substantially.”
held me whilst I found my own inner strength
“ Ian took me from the lowest point in my life and held me whilst I found my own inner strength and sense of direction. He showed me tools to work with my anxieties. Gave me strategies to adopt when looking forward. Basically I am a changed person thanks to the patience, understanding and support from this man. At first I never believed that this was possible. I had felt low and anxious for so long. But slowly I began to gain hope and then believe in the future.”
It is very important
“ It is very important as part of my quest to deal with my problems.”
It is helping me to see things more clearly
“ The MBCT programme is extremely important to me. It is helping me to see things more clearly and understand myself.”
Highly recommend this course
“ The course content is excellent: varied, focussed and completely relevant. I would highly recommend this course to anyone experiencing anxiety or depression as It’s made a massive difference for me, and the others in my group”
“ Very pertinent to my life.”
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.”
It is helpful to see the meditation guidance in writing.
“ The course booklet is brilliant as it summarises what we have learned and enables us to go back over each session. It is helpful to see the meditation guidance in writing.”
“ Ian is an excellent teacher.”
feel quite special.
“ 10 / 10 for the tower fan! Thank you!!! I enjoyed the small than usual group - feel quite special.”
I find this useful at home.
“ I find this useful at home.”
It's not something I can learn overnight
“ It's not something I can learn overnight and I am glad to be able to have these sessions”
“ I feel completely comfortable, and able to share anything and everything in confidence”
An excellent teacher
“ Ian is an excellent teacher. His ability to help all of us in the group to see how we can incorporate mindfulness into our lives is inspiring.”
His approach, style and ability to help me to be invaluable.
“ I have been going to see Ian for CBT over the past three months and have found his approach, style and ability to help me to be invaluable. A key aspect of his help has involved being able to have real and frank conversations with Ian about my feelings, worries and concerns and to be given the tools and techniques to deal with these in ways that work for me. His approach is careful and hugely reassuring. I am seeing Ian less now, but will go from time to time for 'top up sessions' to make sure that I am kept on the right path to full recovery from being very stressed and to an extent depressed, when I first went to have CBT with Ian.”
- Paul R
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