Here you can read what clients who worked with Sharan say about Ebb and Flow’s psychological therapy services. Client names are not displayed for confidentiality reasons!
“I saw Sharan for help after suffering from four years of bad health and many operations and setbacks and was in permeant pain. I was bordering on going into depression and was able to realise this and seek help. Sharan was brilliant and helped me to realise that it was me that was putting all the pressure on myself and that my own mind talk was making the situation worse. She also helped me learn how to use different coping techniques to learn to relax and manage the pain in a more positive way. We also had a couple of sessions with me and my wife together to help us both understand the frustrations we were both having and how it was effecting both our lives. Over the course of seeing her, she helped me come to terms with what has happened and it was not my fault, and more importantly seeing a brighter future with possibility’s out there. In the end, I was able to come completely off morphine and return to full time employment, which I do not think would have been possible without our sessions. I’m now looking forward to a brighter future and have come to understand my pain a lot better. It will never go away but have learnt to manage it mentally with her help.”
“I came to therapy after a prolonged period of depression, which was also causing me insomnia. I had stopped enjoying life as much as I had previously, and found myself being filled with constant dread, doubt and pessimism. My anticipation of therapy, having never been before, was that it would be a very inexact, meandering, intangible process that would take a lot of time until a breakthrough was made. I think my expectations were somewhat influenced by television. How wrong I was. From the very first session I was struck by how practical the sessions were. Each time I went to a meeting I came away with what Sharan called quick wins. These were small behavioural changes I could implement that meant I started seeing immediate improvement to my life. As the sessions went on we began to delve deeper into the roots of the problems I was having through analysis of my behaviour, my environment and my mind-set.
I felt that Sharan really adapted to my personality as we got to know each other and was very good at knowing when to use a soft approach, and when to be more direct with me. I started seeing immediate improvements in my state of mind from the very first session, and then from every session thereafter. My insomnia cleared up after the very first session and has not bothered me since! After each meeting I was left with something to think about/work on that helped to keep my mind on what we were trying to accomplish. A surprising knock-on effect of this was that I found myself really looking forward to the sessions and the new knowledge I was learning. I found the more I applied what I had learned to my life, the better I felt. I was very surprised to find that the changes I had made were enhancing my performance at work. I was not going to therapy for this reason, but it was certainly a welcome side effect!”