"I decided to see Helen when I was told by the doctor that I was pre-diabetic and needed to lose weight. At the time I was also suffering with stress and anxiety as I was in a difficult position at work. My children had just left home and I felt both very stuck, yet also that everything was changing but beyond my control. During the sessions with Helen, we looked at how I was spending my time, and came up with strategies of creating more pleasure time for ‘me’. I have begun to play the guitar and now go on daily walks which I love. These activities are my 'treats' and I no longer use food to 'reward' myself. I have lost two stone and my blood sugar levels are normal. Seeing Helen meant that I could explore and try out different strategies with someone whom I knew would maintain confidentiality, was nonjudgmental, empathetic and positively ‘rooting’ for me. I have learnt many relaxation strategies and no longer get panic attacks or feel overwhelmed with anxiety. I feel in control of my health and happiness and can’t thank Helen enough. These things are priceless."
- Susan from Lewes