Leanne, 51, Teacher, Kent, 2020
I found Agatha online when searching for a solution to the difficulty in my relationship with my daughter. Fortunately, my daughter was on board too, and so we had online counselling together.
Agatha gave lots of practical tips, alongside the counselling, for example relating to communication with other people – and how to better facilitate difficult (or, in fact any) communication. This tool has been helpful, not only in my relationship with my daughter, but in other situations too. For me, personally, something which struck a chord was the difference between ‘expectations’ and ‘intentions’. It is subtle but very impactful when shifting gear from one to the other. Also remembering that we are not responsible for the actions of other people, but only our own responses to them.
My daughter and I ironed out several things which needed to be said, in an environment that was safe. Agatha is very professional in keeping the dialogue open and honest and she ensures that both parties are given fair ‘air time’ whilst treating each without bias. She listens carefully and picks up on areas that need further investigation.
I can highly recommend Agatha, and only wish that we had been able to meet in person (our sessions were online). I have kept her details and would certainly consult with her again for any future issues too.
Jack, 22, IT, Buckinghamshire, 2019
I started seeing Agatha after a friend recommended I start therapy and after a few sessions began working towards making positive changes that were highlighted in my sessions. After being in a low point for a long time, I felt like genuine progress was being made towards being in a place that I wanted to be at, where I was aspiration, motivated and happy again. I would strongly recommend Agatha to anyone who was considering therapy to help tackle anything they were unhappy or struggling with.
Judy, 65, Retired Teacher, London, 2019
I contacted Agatha in the hope of understanding a relationship problem with my daughter who has cut off all communication with me, without explaining why. Agatha helped me to truly acknowledge that we see things differently from each other and to accept this. Immediately, I felt a great weight leave my shoulders. I have learnt that I don’t need to control others lives by helping them to run smoothly, but to allow my daughter and other family members to take responsibility for their decisions and actions.
For many years I was almost living as a single parent while my husband worked away and even when he was home, didn’t engage with our three children or help out in any way. I took sole responsibility for everything and didn’t ask for his help. I found it very hard to accept this was my fault, as I had done all the hard work! Agatha help me talk to my husband calmly and explain how I felt unsupported. She explained that by showing my strength to my children, and not actually showing my feelings, may have led my daughter to not be able to express her feelings either, but to bottle up her problems leading to some depression. I learnt she had been depressed by reading an article she wrote and published online. In turn it seems this led to her feelings of low self worth. We also have a son with learning difficulties and mental illness which would have been very hard growing up with. It seems this has caused my daughter a lot of pain, which she wasn’t able to discuss with me.
Agatha helped me understand that cutting off all communication from me was our daughter’s decision alone, and that I don’t need to feel the responsibility for that decision.
While I feel incredibly sad not to see our daughter and her family, with Agatha’s insights and advice, I can respect her decision and wait until she is ready to re-connect. In the meantime with Agatha’s encouragement I send occasional short messages of love to my daughter so she knows I love her and want to see her when she is ready.
I knew the moment I first spoke to Agatha that we clicked. Within the first hour she so generously shared her deep knowledge of human relationships, which helped me immeasurably. She is warm, kind and honest and I would recommend her highly.
Jill, 46, Fashion Designer, London, 2019
I had been feeling low, depressed & was not in work for almost 2 years not excited about my future, In few sessions Agatha’s positive energy and advise opened my outlook & approach to life, Soon I started feeling optimistic, I was even offered a role within my industry which I like and now am looking forward to life, Agatha has great skills and there is so much to learn from her as a fantastic and professional person. Thank you
Ally,38, Consulting, New York, 2018
Agatha, you have made a big difference in my life. You unscrambled the thoughts and emotions which were distorted and unhelpful, and helped me digest and re-adjust them so that they fueled and spurred me forward, rather than held me back. Your gentle, caring, PRACTICAL style (I put a big emphasis on the value and utility of the tools you’ve armed me with) was the perfect antidote to my self-sabotage… You’ve helped me massively, guiding me back to my powerful “I”, and thus giving me the impetus to pursue my dreams. You are love personified. Keep doing what you do. Thank you!!!
I decided to get in touch with Agatha after getting to a point in my life following a breakup and a job change where I just felt very stuck and lacking purpose. I was feeling empty and confused about where my life was going, feeling like I failed both in my professional and romantic lives. I was finding little purpose in the things I was going day to day, not clear about why I was doing things I was doing, and as a result lacking motivation to do even basic things like look after myself. I couldn’t figure out exactly why I was feeling this way and what specific steps I could take to change things around.
Working with Agatha really helped me organise my thoughts and get to the bottom of my emotional state. She helped me look at things from a different perspective, discover my deeper strengths and weaknesses, and start appreciating and accepting myself as I am. This helped me shift my focus towards many exciting things that future can bring, and most importantly all in my control to make happen, rather than being stuck on current problems. Within a couple of months, I started to feel much stronger mentally and started to gradually gain back my energy and motivation. With Agatha’s encouragement and support, I took some long overdue steps to change my job, set my long-term life goals, and most importantly establish boundaries for what I am, what I’m not and what I want in life. The process with Agatha has given me reference points for all future aspects of my life. I understand more clearly what environment I need to create for myself at work, in romantic relationships and socially. I now have a new exciting job lined up, and am on the recovery path from an abusive relationship. It’s been a massive turnaround and I look forward to gaining my energy and motivation back 100%.
I highly recommend Agatha. She’s very professional, extremely knowledgeable, easy to connect with and maintains an amazing positive attitude, which is contagious. Sessions with Agatha are always very insightful, time flies by very quickly, and she has a talent to connect with people naturally, adding humour and positivity to every conversation. I picked up a lot of very useful insights and techniques that I now apply with myself and have even shared with my friends and family. Thank you, Agatha!