Testimonials


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August 2017
Lifelong Anxiety

Jenny is down-to-earth, warm and supportive.  During my sessions with her, I felt supported and reassured enough to be able to finally let go of my anxiety. Through the use of EFT, I now feel much stronger, more focused, and less hampered by negative and anxious thoughts. It is such a relief to believe I am now able to move forward with a more positive outlook. Thank you Jenny! Lizzie

May 2016
Coaching for Happiness, from the inside-out

Jenny started helping me when I was at a very low point, I had had therapy before but it never ‘stuck’. The combination of Emotional Freedom Technique that helped me overcome unresolved emotions due to a family bereavement, and Transformational Life Coaching on how to handle situations more elegantly meant that I am now looking forward to the future. I set a goal at the beginning of our sessions “to be happy at home and work”. I am pleased to say that I reached that goal much earlier than I thought was possible,... Read More »

Jenny started helping me when I was at a very low point, I had had therapy before but it never ‘stuck’. The combination of Emotional Freedom Technique that helped me overcome unresolved emotions due to a family bereavement, and Transformational Life Coaching on how to handle situations more elegantly meant that I am now looking forward to the future.
I set a goal at the beginning of our sessions “to be happy at home and work”. I am pleased to say that I reached that goal much earlier than I thought was possible, as I learned that the happiness I was seeking comes from within and not externally.
I’m in a great place now and have so many opportunities open to me that I would not have expected.
Thanks Jenny ….

April 2016
Confidence

Jenny is extremely gifted coach – she helped me to bust through my limitations quicker than I could say ‘Acapulco’ – and I feel more in touch with what I have got to offer.

Una Archer, Child Psychologist
January 2016
Clarity with Work/Life Balance

After a truly intensive 2 years with my business I ended up in a very clouded and confused state and not knowing how to move forward. Working with Jenny lifted that cloud and has given me immediate direction and focus on my year ahead. Thank you Jenny.

April 2015
Coaching for Confidence

I used to be so unhappy in life with very little self confidence. After only a few sessions Jenny has given me the motivation and drive to make positive changes in my life that I needed. I now feel great!

March 2015
Phobia when travelling on trains and planes

Just to say thank you so much for all your help. I came to you looking for help dealing with my phobia of being confined on trains and planes and ended up addressing that and a number of other issues which I was simply ‘managing’. I now have a raft of ‘tools’ to employ when I find myself in stressful situations. But just as importantly, you’ve shown me how nearly all the things I feared were simply bad habits which needed breaking. One by one I’ve broken them, culminating in a flight on... Read More »

Just to say thank you so much for all your help. I came to you looking for help dealing with my phobia of being confined on trains and planes and ended up addressing that and a number of other issues which I was simply ‘managing’. I now have a raft of ‘tools’ to employ when I find myself in stressful situations.
But just as importantly, you’ve shown me how nearly all the things I feared were simply bad habits which needed breaking. One by one I’ve broken them, culminating in a flight on Friday which not only passed by without a single worry, but was genuinely enjoyable and I am already planning a flying break for Easter. I cannot begin to express the sense of freedom, confidence and most importantly calm I’m currently enjoying.
Thank you for all your help.

Nigel English, Hove
February 2015
Coaching for: Confusion, Indecision, Low self esteem

When I first met Jenny I was completely lost. The job I loved for many years was about to come to an end after I’ve been made redundant. I didn’t know what to do with my life, what else could I do? I had some ideas floating around my head, but nothing concrete and I couldn’t focus. I felt confused, stuck, stressed and my confidence was very low. In only two coaching sessions Jenny helped me identify my priorities, focus on my objectives and how to achieve them and she restored my confidence.... Read More »

When I first met Jenny I was completely lost. The job I loved for many years was about to come to an end after I’ve been made redundant. I didn’t know what to do with my life, what else could I do? I had some ideas floating around my head, but nothing concrete and I couldn’t focus. I felt confused, stuck, stressed and my confidence was very low. In only two coaching sessions Jenny helped me identify my priorities, focus on my objectives and how to achieve them and she restored my confidence.
Now I feel strong, I know what I want and what I need to do to get it. And I will be always extremely grateful to Jenny for that.

December 2014
From Cocaine Addiction to Life Coaching

I first saw Jenny in April 2014 after struggling to beat cocaine addiction which had taken hold for a couple of years. It is eight months now since our first meeting and with Jenny’s help I have beaten this addiction and life is good. We now meet once monthly, the ‘therapeutic’ relationship has changed and Jenny is now my Life Coach. I find our meetings give me the necessary time to reflect on my life, business and family. Together, we formulate targets moving forward, and look at targets achieved. Although I found Jenny... Read More »

I first saw Jenny in April 2014 after struggling to beat cocaine addiction which had taken hold for a couple of years. It is eight months now since our first meeting and with Jenny’s help I have beaten this addiction and life is good.
We now meet once monthly, the ‘therapeutic’ relationship has changed and Jenny is now my Life Coach.
I find our meetings give me the necessary time to reflect on my life, business and family.
Together, we formulate targets moving forward, and look at targets achieved. Although I found Jenny when looking to cure my addiction, I find the Life Coaching experience very helpful and would recommend it to anyone, especially those who have a hectic life-style and find it hard to find time to reflect!

June 2014
Severe Depression and Eating disorder GONE!

Jenny Jenner was recommended to me as a person who can help resolve peoples problems! I had an obvious binge eating disorder compounded with other physiological health problems, backed up by psychological issues, which included depression and anxiety. My problems started a long time ago, however reached breaking point following an exceptionally nasty relationship break-up. Jenny has most definitely led me from the darkness to the light. I am now in the light and the darkness has gone, forever. Jenny has helped me to move forward and change my life in a way... Read More »

Jenny Jenner was recommended to me as a person who can help resolve peoples problems!
I had an obvious binge eating disorder compounded with other physiological health problems, backed up by psychological issues, which included depression and anxiety. My problems started a long time ago, however reached breaking point following an exceptionally nasty relationship break-up.
Jenny has most definitely led me from the darkness to the light. I am now in the light and the darkness has gone, forever. Jenny has helped me to move forward and change my life in a way that I finally feel empowered and also confident to be the person that I only ever dreamed I could be … in the past.
Thank you Jenny for emotionally saving my life. I recommend that everyone seeks therapy, and due to my new positive life attitude, the direction of my life has positively changed for the better. The pressure has lifted!
… I am starting to control foods and have also lost a sensible amount of weight within the sensible guidelines and now have the confidence to meet new people!
DGU = Don’t give up!

Keith S
May 2014
Coaching for Work-Life Balance

I decided to seek Jenny’s expertise when a change at work threatened my job. This acute stress came on the back of a daily struggle trying to juggle a difficult career as a hospital consultant, and being a mother to two young children. Within the first session I had made major progress and using various techniques that Jenny advised, I was able to deal with my stress much more easily. Within a month I had adapted my work to gain more control, and I was much calmer at home with my children. I... Read More »

I decided to seek Jenny’s expertise when a change at work threatened my job. This acute stress came on the back of a daily struggle trying to juggle a difficult career as a hospital consultant, and being a mother to two young children. Within the first session I had made major progress and using various techniques that Jenny advised, I was able to deal with my stress much more easily. Within a month I had adapted my work to gain more control, and I was much calmer at home with my children. I now find that I am sleeping better and I know where I am heading and how I will get there. The most rewarding aspect has been my relationship with my elder son. As I am less stressed and snappy, he is also much calmer and our relationship is much more positive and we are both much happier.
I can’t thank Jenny enough for how much she has helped me move forward in such a short space of time. I just wish I’d contacted her sooner!

Hospital Consultant, East Sussex
November 2013
Fear of Failure

I first went to see Jenny after a recent break up from a long term partner with all the trappings of low confidence, anger, loneliness and failure. This was compounded by failure in an exam that I needed to pass in order to move on in my career. Twice since the relationship breakdown I had failed the exam and a failure and lost was how I felt, in life love and work. I contacted Jenny aiming to start NLP to help with my exam. But her immediate messages of support and acceptance meant... Read More »

I first went to see Jenny after a recent break up from a long term partner with all the trappings of low confidence, anger, loneliness and failure. This was compounded by failure in an exam that I needed to pass in order to move on in my career. Twice since the relationship breakdown I had failed the exam and a failure and lost was how I felt, in life love and work.
I contacted Jenny aiming to start NLP to help with my exam. But her immediate messages of support and acceptance meant that we explored the FEAR of failure which was holding me back. We met for the first time one rainy day and it was like a burden had been lifted. We explored where my fear came from, and where I wanted to be. We tackled the fear with differing techniques … accepting myself and moving meditation were key. I learnt that not being perfect is ok, that we all make mistakes, it is how we learn and grow. I was able to overcome my fear to love and accept myself in a way that I never had before.
I passed the exam but what I gained by meeting Jenny and going through the previous ‘failures’ has taught me so much more about myself.
I am pleased to say that I wouldn’t want to be anyone else and completely accept myself- I can see Jenny smiling as I write this!
Thank you Jenny words cannot describe my gratitude as to how you have helped me. I now accept and enjoy being myself which is something you have enabled me to do.
Big hugs, smiles and love always

Emily
October 2013
Anxiety

A few months after stopping my prescribed anxiety medication (which I had used for two years) I could feel all the original anxiety and frustrations creeping back in, so this time I turned to therapy instead. In just a few sessions Jenny taught me several very effective techniques that with practice have reduced my anxiety significantly – Jenny’s methods have been far more effective and long lasting than the medication I was on, which stopped working as soon as I stopped taking it. Thank you very much Jenny!!

May 2013
Death of my son, Anxiety and Guilt:

Death, Divorce and moving house, the 3 top stress generators they reckon! I did all 3 in the space of 18 months… AND had an affair into the mix! After my 22 year old son lost his battle with Leukaemia five years ago, I found myself emotionally cast adrift and without purpose, constant anxiety, sadness and guilt were my companions, I found it hard to operate my business as indecision, lack of motivation and procrastination had become my bedfellows. I visited a couple of counsellors, but, although talking about it was something that... Read More »

Death, Divorce and moving house, the 3 top stress generators they reckon! I did all 3 in the space of 18 months… AND had an affair into the mix!
After my 22 year old son lost his battle with Leukaemia five years ago, I found myself emotionally cast adrift and without purpose, constant anxiety, sadness and guilt were my companions, I found it hard to operate my business as indecision, lack of motivation and procrastination had become my bedfellows.
I visited a couple of counsellors, but, although talking about it was something that I did well, I really didn’t find myself ‘making sense of it all’ and just wanted rid of the feelings.
After a few sessions with Jenny and some seemingly odd tapping EFT therapy, I am shocked at how quickly those feelings have settled and are now not troubling me, a few more sessions and I am no longer looking for them and waiting for them to come and overwhelm me again. I was unhappy and sad much of the time and feeling like I could never feel fulfilled, now I am looking forward more often and life has more meaning again.

May 2013
Ongoing Anxiety

I want to say a massive thank you! for helping me through my anxiety. I had been suffering with it for years but the past 8 months have been so difficult. I went to see Jenny and now after a few sessions I am back to my happy self. Thank you so much for all your help!

Dan Harley – CEO, Brighton
October 2012
Coaching from the Inside-Out

Jenny really goes to the heart of the challenge and uses her many skills to get the result, she has a way that is clear and fast.I’d recommend Jenny anytime if you want results in your business or personal life.

Brigitte Sumner, Coach & Trainer for Tony Robbins
March 2012
Lost my way:

Jenny, thank you so much for holding the space for me to do some soul searching, and for all your support over the last few months, it has made a huge difference to my life. Previously my life felt chaotic and out of control, and now I really feel that with your help I am able to move forward with clarity. I finally feel that the life I am living is mine! and not something that is being buffeted about by old emotional baggage or by other people offloading their emotional issues onto... Read More »

Jenny, thank you so much for holding the space for me to do some soul searching, and for all your support over the last few months, it has made a huge difference to my life. Previously my life felt chaotic and out of control, and now I really feel that with your help I am able to move forward with clarity.
I finally feel that the life I am living is mine! and not something that is being buffeted about by old emotional baggage or by other people offloading their emotional issues onto me.
You have helped me gain a much clearer picture of who I am and what I want, and need from life.
With love …..

June 2011
Stuckness, Confusion and Depression

When I first arrived at Jenny’s I was at a difficult and anxious part of my life. Recent and very stressful work-related pressures coinciding with a loss of confidence and mixed in with some long-standing personal baggage including the death of my estranged father several years ago had left me somewhat directionless and depressed. In what continued to be a difficult year on all fronts, Jenny gently and very patiently guided me out of a lot of darkness and confusion and helped me replace it with certainty, safety, direction and confidence. This has... Read More »

When I first arrived at Jenny’s I was at a difficult and anxious part of my life. Recent and very stressful work-related pressures coinciding with a loss of confidence and mixed in with some long-standing personal baggage including the death of my estranged father several years ago had left me somewhat directionless and depressed.
In what continued to be a difficult year on all fronts, Jenny gently and very patiently guided me out of a lot of darkness and confusion and helped me replace it with certainty, safety, direction and confidence.
This has been no mean feat for me, and my fullest gratitude is given to Jenny to have helped me reach this point. I have told Jenny I think she has worked like a sculptor on me, slowly and carefully chipping away that hard, old outer stone and releasing a better, newer version of myself! It’s a work still in progress, but I am full of respect for the patient and genuine care she has shown. Thank you so much.

May 2011
Anxiety and Relationship Issues:

I had been looking for some help for a while for anxiety and relationship issues, but wasn’t sure where to start. I came across Jenny’s site and immediately had a good feeling about it. We had a chat and she put me at ease straight away. Jenny has a lot of empathy and always focused on my needs. She used a number of different techniques throughout our sessions, taking a truly holistic approach. I have been amazed by the huge changes that have taken place as I now feel so much better and... Read More »

I had been looking for some help for a while for anxiety and relationship issues, but wasn’t sure where to start. I came across Jenny’s site and immediately had a good feeling about it. We had a chat and she put me at ease straight away.
Jenny has a lot of empathy and always focused on my needs. She used a number of different techniques throughout our sessions, taking a truly holistic approach. I have been amazed by the huge changes that have taken place as I now feel so much better and positive about the future. I would highly recommend Jenny as a fantastic therapist and coach, the work I have done with her has changed me, and transformed my life!

December 2010
Anxiety

I would like to thank you deeply for all your help and for arming me with some great tools that I will carry with me now for the rest of my life. I am feeling good lately and believe all will be well now. Once again thank you so very very much for your help and I hope you keep helping people like me for a long time to come.

November 2010
Father fearful for Teenage sons

When I first went to see Jenny I was feeling distraught with worry and stress about my two teenage sons behaviour, fearful for their future and felt very alone, even though I have a partner and two young children with her. I was taking anti-depressants during the day and sleeping pills at night. I was given strategies which enabled me to turn my own life around, which in turn have helped my sons and family as a whole to become a happy unit once again. After four sessions I am feeling so much... Read More »

When I first went to see Jenny I was feeling distraught with worry and stress about my two teenage sons behaviour, fearful for their future and felt very alone, even though I have a partner and two young children with her. I was taking anti-depressants during the day and sleeping pills at night.
I was given strategies which enabled me to turn my own life around, which in turn have helped my sons and family as a whole to become a happy unit once again.
After four sessions I am feeling so much better and have been able to stop taking medication!
Thank you Jenny for your very valuable help.

September 2010
Panic Attacks

I had been suffering with work related stress for a period of time when quite unexpectedly I experienced severe chest pains and ended up in hospital having an ECG. I realised that I needed to look at the way I managed my job and the approach I took to work, and life in general had to change. I found the sessions with Jenny very easy going and relaxing in a very pleasant, bright and comfortable environment … in fact time flew by far too quickly. After the second session I could see that... Read More »

I had been suffering with work related stress for a period of time when quite unexpectedly I experienced severe chest pains and ended up in hospital having an ECG.
I realised that I needed to look at the way I managed my job and the approach I took to work, and life in general had to change.
I found the sessions with Jenny very easy going and relaxing in a very pleasant, bright and comfortable environment … in fact time flew by far too quickly.
After the second session I could see that it was having a positive effect on me, I felt that I was starting to look in side myself and understand how I tick.
The tools that Jenny has provided me with are easy to use and have proved to be very effective at getting me through a very challenging period. I can now use these tools to benefit me in the future giving me the confidence I had been lacking for far too long.
I have no hesitation in recommending this treatment to others and I thank Jenny enormously for helping me to get back on track, and in a far better position than I was just 2 months ago!

December 2009
Dermatillomania (skin picking)

I have found Jenny’s tuition invaluable in helping me deal with Dermatillomania. Her pragmatic approach and friendly advice helped me forge a new positive path away from all the old negative patterns. The Emotional Freedom Techniques she taught me, amongst others have helped me work towards banishing old thought processes and open my mind to the good stuff that is out there. There is a lot of work to do still, but Jenny has helped me lay some important foundations towards moving on.

October 2009
Fear of flying and other things

Originally I went to Jenny for help with my fear of flying as I had an imminent long distance flight booked. I had previously attended a fear of flying course and hypnotherapy, although they helped a little, I still found myself in a considerable amount of distress. Jenny she asked me to put together a timeline of events that I felt I needed to deal with, which at the time seemed strange to me, but soon became very relevant. The first time I saw Jenny I felt very refreshed as there was a... Read More »

Originally I went to Jenny for help with my fear of flying as I had an imminent long distance flight booked. I had previously attended a fear of flying course and hypnotherapy, although they helped a little, I still found myself in a considerable amount of distress.
Jenny she asked me to put together a timeline of events that I felt I needed to deal with, which at the time seemed strange to me, but soon became very relevant. The first time I saw Jenny I felt very refreshed as there was a sense of offloading many troubles that had been haunting me. After seeing her a couple of times she told me that she needed to ‘talk to my unconscious’.
Although sceptical about this, after several visits to Jenny I felt relieved and refreshed as if someone had lifted a great weight from my shoulders. I feel that this was partly due to Jenny’s manner and approach to the situations, which was realistic and enlightening. Her understanding of my feelings were picked up on and understood to the point where I continued to see her about other issues.
I now feel that I have been given a fresh emotional start and was able to fly on my holiday with excitement, rather than terror. The best analogy I can use for this is that the slate has been wiped and I can rebuild a more positive future.
I feel so thankful and trusting in Jenny’s abilities that I have happily placed my daughter in her care, and I would also have no hesitations in recommending her to anyone that was in the same need that I was.
Thank you Jenny for giving me a wonderful holiday and new fresh start.
With lots of love xx

June 2009
Acute anxiety (Young Adult)

From March to June, I had been suffering from acute anxiety, and by the time I had started sessions in late April, I thought I had completely passed the point of no return. I was adamant that I was destined to feel like this until I die, be it through old age or through my anxiety (by then causing me depression), making me do something stupid. However I started to feel FAR better after just one session, and session after session I felt better and better, and although there were a few setbacks... Read More »

From March to June, I had been suffering from acute anxiety, and by the time I had started sessions in late April, I thought I had completely passed the point of no return. I was adamant that I was destined to feel like this until I die, be it through old age or through my anxiety (by then causing me depression), making me do something stupid.
However I started to feel FAR better after just one session, and session after session I felt better and better, and although there were a few setbacks due to exam stresses (Yes, I’m only 18), overall I recovered FAR faster than I could ever have wished for. After just 7 sessions, I was absolutely fine! In fact, I’m better now than I was before the anxiety at all! Without the techniques Jenny taught me, I would never have had any hope, let alone recovery.
The techniques are also helpful not just with anxiety, but with stress overall, and help you relax immeasurably. If you suffer from anything similar, I URGE you to go and see Jenny. It was absolutely flawless.

May 2009
Panic attacks, anxiety etc… (Young Adult)

At the beginning of my second year in University I lost all of my confidence. At first, this meant I just felt unusually shy around people, nervous in lectures and worried about the growing work load. As these feelings increased I totally reverted into myself, scared of why I might be feeling like this and worrying that I might be loosing it completely! This fear of losing my mind only made the feelings intensify. I started having panic attacks, so chose to stay in and miss lectures rather than having to face the... Read More »

At the beginning of my second year in University I lost all of my confidence. At first, this meant I just felt unusually shy around people, nervous in lectures and worried about the growing work load. As these feelings increased I totally reverted into myself, scared of why I might be feeling like this and worrying that I might be loosing it completely! This fear of losing my mind only made the feelings intensify. I started having panic attacks, so chose to stay in and miss lectures rather than having to face the anxiety that magnified the minute I stepped outside my front door. I was ready to quit Uni.
Telling my mum about it marked a turning point. We decided together that instead of quitting I should seek professional support. I needed someone who could help me put things into perspective and remind me that life isn’t actually so scary, but something to be enjoyed!
That help came from Jenny, and not a moment too soon! She gently challenged my negative thinking, turning all those niggling What if, what ifs? into So what’s!
I’m at the end of my second year now and stood in front of a room to give a presentation yesterday! Amazing! and… I’m now actually quite looking forward to my 3rd year! I have my confidence back!
Thank you so much Jenny!

September 2008
Depression

It was the middle of May, I was depressed and summer was on its way. I could see no reason to hang on in and wait for this season to arrive. My life was in such a state of turmoil and depression I could see no way forward. My love life was over and subsequently I have let my finances go to ruin. I was in free fall and had no desire to stop falling, there was nothing to hang on for and I had no desire to stop. The further I fell... Read More »

It was the middle of May, I was depressed and summer was on its way. I could see no reason to hang on in and wait for this season to arrive. My life was in such a state of turmoil and depression I could see no way forward. My love life was over and subsequently I have let my finances go to ruin. I was in free fall and had no desire to stop falling, there was nothing to hang on for and I had no desire to stop. The further I fell the happier I was. I was desperate and could see no way forward. I loved others but not myself, I had no self belief.
I was advised by a colleague, to seek the help and services of Jenny Jenner. I believed there was no point, how wrong I was. On my first visit I was still a complete sceptic. Then after a very short time, things began to change, things began to make some sense. Now after further visits, my life has a purpose and I am moving forward.
I thank Jenny for helping me to find myself.

September 2008
(diagnosed ADHD)

Our 12 year old adopted son had been given the worse possible start before we adopted him when he was seven. Social services warned us that we might not be able to cope with his problems which were caused by 6 years of neglect and abuse. They were right and we went though hell with aggressive defiance at home and continuous problems at school. He was thrown out of 2 schools and on the verge of being expelled from a third. None of the therapists we met had any effect and only when... Read More »

Our 12 year old adopted son had been given the worse possible start before we adopted him when he was seven. Social services warned us that we might not be able to cope with his problems which were caused by 6 years of neglect and abuse.
They were right and we went though hell with aggressive defiance at home and continuous problems at school. He was thrown out of 2 schools and on the verge of being expelled from a third.
None of the therapists we met had any effect and only when he was on extreme drug regimes did he calm down. We were on the point of giving up when we met Jenny. She pointed out that reinforcing failure or reverting back to a bad childhood does not motivate. Jenny worked on our son’s positive aspects and taught him self control. I can honestly say that Jenny was the solution we believed did not exist. TC Brighton.

May 2008
Stuckness!

I sought coaching from Jenny about 3 months ago and during this time she has completely turned my life around. I had stuckness issues for many years, but Jenny has now given me the tools to challenge these and resolve them. I now feel confident that not one problem is ever too great to overcome, and armed with the knowledge that I have gained from her,things are so much better in my life and the lives of everyone in my family. My life is so different now that it is hard to imagine... Read More »

I sought coaching from Jenny about 3 months ago and during this time she has completely turned my life around.
I had stuckness issues for many years, but Jenny has now given me the tools to challenge these and resolve them.
I now feel confident that not one problem is ever too great to overcome, and armed with the knowledge that I have gained from her,things are so much better in my life and the lives of everyone in my family.
My life is so different now that it is hard to imagine the hole that I was in, Jenny helped me to change that and I am so lucky.
There is little else to say other than:
“What a difference a 45 minute call makes!”
Thank you Jenny so very much for your generosity of spirit, all your kindness and great coaching ability, I feel very lucky that you came along when you did.

April 2008
Actively Suicidal

What can I say? After 7 weeks of sessions with Jenny, I am still alive! After almost 5 years of treatment in the mainstream, I was actively suicidal. As a professional person I worked hard. Long hours, too little sleep, no time for myself etc. Severe depression hit me with a vengeance. I worked my way through a catalogue of anti-depressants all of which were sure to make me feel better and help me to cope. They didn t. The side-effects were unacceptable. I still felt lost, low, without hope for the future.... Read More »

What can I say? After 7 weeks of sessions with Jenny, I am still alive! After almost 5 years of treatment in the mainstream, I was actively suicidal.
As a professional person I worked hard. Long hours, too little sleep, no time for myself etc. Severe depression hit me with a vengeance. I worked my way through a catalogue of anti-depressants all of which were sure to make me feel better and help me to cope. They didn t. The side-effects were unacceptable. I still felt lost, low, without hope for the future.
Following 2 assessments I just gave up any miniscule grains of hope that may have been lingering. On both occasions I was refused therapy on the grounds that I was considered to be too vulnerable, that such treatment might well do more harm than good The most memorable statement from my years of being helped was from a psychiatrist: You must go away and help yourself before we can help you. Need I say more.
As a direct result I took active steps to wind-down my life in preparation for the final end. I had no way of coping with each moment, each day, and was terrified of the next week month. I stopped all medication, reduced food intake and severed contact with an extremely good and supportive community psychiatric nurse, I was ready to die. I knew no ways of helping myself. I had fallen off the bicycle of life and needed someone to pick me up, put me back on and support me whilst showing me how to regain my balance. I couldn t do this alone. I needed practical help in the way of coping strategies.
In January 2008, following another suicide attempt, my son contacted Jenny via her website. I have been seeing her for initially 3 times per week and then twice weekly since. From the 1st session I was given practical coping strategies to include re-learning how to smile, meditation, and hope, amongst others.
It has not been an easy ride. I still struggle . there have been days when the darkness begins to close in again. But and this is a huge BUT, there is an almighty difference Jenny has given me ways of finding the Light. Using the various techniques and tools she has given me I have slowly begun to take up the reins of my life again I am driving my bus! Jenny has helped me realise I have the ability to make choices, the most important being that I don t have to live in the darkness, nor do I have to end my life to escape.
As I write this, I am sitting looking out at the April snow, hearing the birds twittering as they eat the food I put out earlier, thinking of my visiting squirrel tucked up warmly in his house.
Tomorrow is Monday and I can face it. I can LIVE .
Thank you Jenny

November 2007
Lost my way, resulting in self-harm

Following my therapy with Jenny during a period of my life when I lost my way, I now feel ready to close this chapter. I have moved on a great deal from someone who felt the need to take cocaine in social circles ‘just to fit in’. My severe lows during this period were when I self harmed & actually started to enjoy it – I now know that this was a period of life that I never ever want to revisit. I have learned, with Jenny’s help to manage my emotions in... Read More »

Following my therapy with Jenny during a period of my life when I lost my way, I now feel ready to close this chapter. I have moved on a great deal from someone who felt the need to take cocaine in social circles ‘just to fit in’.
My severe lows during this period were when I self harmed & actually started to enjoy it – I now know that this was a period of life that I never ever want to revisit. I have learned, with Jenny’s help to manage my emotions in different ways and now understand how my thoughts, emotions and behaviour interlink and how it is possible to break the vicious circle.
As a result my relationships around me have improved. I now feel a lot more relaxed in my personal relationship due to my new learning’s.
I have been in social circles now where cocaine has been around and I’m totally in the mind set that I will never ever touch it again, I am now actually very afraid of it.
In addition to this I have also experienced improvements in other relationships in particular my mum and sister. It is possible that some of the break down in these relationships were partially to do with me not mentally ‘being there’ and being somewhere else. I have recently been on holiday with my family and without my partner which I would have previously found very difficult to do as I would have been paranoid to leave him. My trust has improved as a result.
I have learnt so much from this journey and in a strange way I’m pleased that I have been through this experience as I feel like I have really challenged myself in all areas of my life.
It’s strange as my usual Saturdays (I know this sounds shallow!!) would be spent going to have a facial when really I probably should have been investing this time and money in my deeper self rather than just on the surface..Its all a learning curve I guess!!
I am now excited about pushing my boundaries even further and making sure that I get the best & most out of my life instead life taking it out of me!!.

June 2007
Anger & Confidence issues

Dear Jenny, I would like to thank you totally and sincerely for all the help you gave me in the few sessions I came to see you. You have helped me to gain self confidence and taught me about controlling my anger. To be honest, coming to see you was one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life. I am now able to see a much brighter future. My children are happier and although we are not fully back together my wife and I are getting along better than... Read More »

Dear Jenny,
I would like to thank you totally and sincerely for all the help you gave me in the few sessions I came to see you. You have helped me to gain self confidence and taught me about controlling my anger. To be honest, coming to see you was one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life. I am now able to see a much brighter future. My children are happier and although we are not fully back together my wife and I are getting along better than we have in years. We still have a way to go but there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. I am happier, fitter and more confident than I can ever remember.
I just want to say a big thank you. You have been such a help to me and may you go on helping others for many years to come.
Nice one Jenny!.

August 2006
Anxiety and Depression

When I first started therapy with Jenny I had suffered years of anxiety and illogical fears, often bringing on depression. I didn’t want to see a psychiatrist or traditional counsellor this time, as I had previously tried this, with very little success. My visits to Jenny have helped me in a way that I believe, more conventional psychotherapy would not have been able to. The feeling I have derived from the sessions is that I have simply been thinking in such a negative fashion since my childhood years and that I had previously... Read More »

When I first started therapy with Jenny I had suffered years of anxiety and illogical fears, often bringing on depression. I didn’t want to see a psychiatrist or traditional counsellor this time, as I had previously tried this, with very little success.
My visits to Jenny have helped me in a way that I believe, more conventional psychotherapy would not have been able to. The feeling I have derived from the sessions is that I have simply been thinking in such a negative fashion since my childhood years and that I had previously not been able to lift myself out of that mindset. I did not know how to stop my thoughts and fears from spiralling out of control, leaving me feeling tense, fearful and depressed.
The techniques (to include NLP, CBT and EFT) that Jenny has taught me to use for myself have already made an appreciable difference to the way I now handle situations that, previously, would have left me feeling desperate for long periods of time.
I have already made a great difference and am looking forward, and excited to make further improvements to my life in the future.

June 2006
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

I have I have been seeing Jenny at my Dr’s surgery for CBT for a while now and since the first moment I met her, she made me feel completely relaxed. I felt at ease and able to open up to her in a way that I didn’t know existed. well, not for me! Over the weeks, with each and every session, I have found myself talking about feelings and fears that have been suppressed for years. With Jenny’s calm, yet energetic approach to our sessions she has helped me to remember that... Read More »

I have I have been seeing Jenny at my Dr’s surgery for CBT for a while now and since the first moment I met her, she made me feel completely relaxed.
I felt at ease and able to open up to her in a way that I didn’t know existed. well, not for me!
Over the weeks, with each and every session, I have found myself talking about feelings and fears that have been suppressed for years.
With Jenny’s calm, yet energetic approach to our sessions she has helped me to remember that I am a person with feelings, but most importantly the self-worth and self-belief that a few months ago I wasn’t aware existed in me.
I have been able to close doors on the past, I will never forget it, but Jenny has helped me to realise that I don’t need to in order to progress with my life, but I have now started to come to terms with it and turn the bad things into positive learnings that will help me to continue to fill my happy home.
I am sure without Jenny there each week at this stage of my life I would never have been able to get up and smile each day.
My life is not quite where I want it to be, but I’m learning that no-ones really is. Everyday is different, a fresh challenge that I will meet, I’m in control and although the thought of going it alone scares me slightly, I’m also looking forward to it.
I would love to be able to bump into Jenny in a year’s time and tell her that I have taken pride in sitting in my driver’s seat, that I have learned to love, trust and even hug people. but I know that by the time I walk out of the door on that last session, she will have somehow put all that into me, and one day without me even knowing it, I will put it into practice!
Jenny has completely changed my outlook on life, suddenly there is so much more to it. I’m still putting the pieces of the jigsaw back together, but this time I feel like there won’t be any bits missing –
I can’t thank you enough Jenny! xxx.

March 2006
Stronger

Dear Jenny, Just a little note to say ‘thank you’ so much for all your help over the last couple of months. I am feeling a lot stronger and better than I was, and I have you to thank for that! You’re a fantastic therapist.