CBT can help with a wide range of mood-related problems, but it can also be accessed for information, prevention and personal development.  See what some of our clients have had to say as below, but otherwise, do get in touch to chat further in confidence.  

CBT Testimonials

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FRANK (DEPRESSION AND WORRYING)
" I used to worry so much.  I just hadn’t realised that there was a different way. I feel more confident now about moving forward.  I am in a far better place now and have a better understanding generally. When you understand something, that’s half the battle because you are then in a stronger position to do something about it, and you don’t just get tossed along. I am definitely more confident about moving forward. Thank you so much"

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JESSICA (DEPRESSION WITH PANIC)
"I didn’t used to like myself and couldn’t understand why others would like me, incl friends. I was just getting dragged down, and I  know I wasted a lot of time being down when I could have been happy and out enjoying myself. With CBT I got to know myself better, and I learnt to notice and express how I felt. This learning will help me identify a problem earlier, and take a different action. I feel way more confident now about the future. 

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MARTHA (SOCIAL ANXIETY)
"I had this problem for many decades, ... but therapy has helped me see a new way of thinking, and a new way of behaving – so that my energy is not wasted any more. ... I have many things now to look forward to each day, and could never have imagined this (social) world that has now opened up to me. I feel very very very thankful. Thank you Ann.



* Those in the photos are models 

Additional Testimonials

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F: depression, anxiety and worry (R409; 6 sessions))

I would recommend this CBT to others, definitely. I did hate it at the start (laughing), but once things got underway I found it great. I had learnt one way in life, and had to learn another in therapy. And it is definitely worth it. I am just doing things I didn’t before and life is good. I have joined a Zumba class and a book club; both are great. . I am also being more assertive at home such that the family are helping more in the house which has also helped me.  I now know what to do going forward but it is good to know that there are a follow up supports here if needed. I don’t think I will need these – I definitely plan to go forward and actively use the techniques. Thanks Ann. Thanks very much.  

F: depression, social anxiety and worry (R401; 6 sessions)

 Definitely, definitely CBT has helped, and I would recommend it to others. To be honest I don’t know where I would be if this had not happened. Before, I would not have left the house but now my confidence is just so much higher and better, and I am talking to others in a way I never thought possible. For instance, I wacked a box on my head last night, and before therapy I would have put make-up on to cover this up if I had to go out, but now I don’t need to. Life just feels really great. In fact, it now feels so great that I plan to get a tattoo to remind me to keep moving forward. I just feel way better (smiling). Thank you so much. 

M: low mood, anxiety and worry (R391,6 sessions)

There has been a huge difference from the start till now. At the start I could not sit without bursting out crying; life was a mess and I was overwhelmed. I was feeling hopeless and I had thought that things would never get sorted, but a lot of this is down to the power of the thoughts and these are not a mess any more. And life is now great. I was out walking at the weekend, and Donegal the previous weekend, and activity-wise I am looking forward to getting back into things incl kayaking. … Now the clouds have lifted; I see things an awful lot more clearly, and I can see past the downs in life. It is easy to sit feeling sorry for yourself, and open a bottle of whatever, but now I have a life to live and things to do. I would recommend this CBT 100%. 

F: anxiety and worry (R386, 8 sessions)

 The sessions definitely have been really good; I looked forward to these - just talking to someone outside the family that I can be honest with. Coming has been really good and I would definitely recommend this for others. It is just a different way of thinking; a clearer way of thinking that means I now can have a better life for me, my kids, and even relationships with wider family. I would just love wider family to have this too. It was a blessing for sure to be referred for CBT. Thank you! 

F: anxiety, low confidence, restrictive eating (R380, 6 sessions)

 FRANK (DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND WORRYING)
" I used to worry so much.  I just hadn’t realised that there was a  different way. I feel more confident now about moving forward.  I am in a  far better place now and have a better understanding generally. When  you understand something, that’s half the battle because you are then in  a stronger position to do something about it, and you don’t just get  tossed along. I am definitely more confident about moving forward. Thank  you so much" 

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F; low mood, panic, and stress (R374; 6 sessions)

 Im definitely very happy to have done CBT. It has really worked. I was not in a good place at the start with low mood, panic and stress. But from the start to now it is like zero-to-hero! Im just in a whole different place now in terms of mood. The strategies come in and you just use them. I now have my life back. I definitely have the fun back in life (laughing); Im just back from holiday, and I am getting out and about and doing things. Im very happy – the strategies are fantastic and they really work. Thanks so much. 

F: social anxiety (R367, 8 sessions)

CBT has been brilliant;  it has helped me so much to understand my way of thinking, and how that thinking impacts on day-to-day life. … The future is exciting. I feel happier that I know now what to do to bring my stressometer down. And I am succeeding. I am going now into shops on my own. My confidence is also way higher than it was - so much so that I am not putting things off, and instead, am doing things that I would not have done before. The difference between when I first came here and now is huge; Im 100% grateful – thanks so much. 

F: anxiety and confidence (R366, 6 sessions)

 CBT has been just sooo beneficial - to have tools and strategies to cope, as opposed to just talking about how I feel. I did have a big crisis when I got referred; I think to be honest, I had been going to the GP so often that The Mental Health Dept would have been the next port of call, but they are now definitely off the radar. That is not a route I would want I just felt I didn’t know where to go next, or what to do but that has now all changed. 

The tools I now have really work, and I am now the one with the expertise to create the life I want. I have definitely come around to a different way of thinking - a more “up” way of thinking, and I would absolutely recommend this. Ann – you are awesome! 

M: depression and anxiety (R360, 6 sessions)

I had never been to anything like this before.  I had never spoken to anyone about things but I was struggling to cope. … Therapy was great and Im glad I came.  It is the simple things that are the most help. These have a big effect. At the start … my head was full of the wrong stuff; and now, I am replacing it with the good stuff, e.g. things that make me feel happy and feel good.  I have been to the gym now a few times, and it is going well; Im enjoying it. And Im doing more walking. 

When your thoughts change, you see things differently, you are more open-minded and life is different. Life is better, and you can be a better person.    If Im truthful, everybody should have this.