I came across Kevin, after reading a commendation from someone who had worked with him, and I liked the idea of working with a ‘coach’ rather than someone who would ‘treat me’. Hearing Kevin say that he could help me, after our ‘taster’ session was a huge relief, to the point where I broke down in tears; I was so desperate……..
Having previously suffered for many years with depression over a decade ago, which eventually subsided, to suffer again years later came as a real shock. I genuinely believed I had recovered, and had led a ‘normal’ happy, life during that time. This time however felt different. I had made some mistakes in my personal life, that I was deeply ashamed of, and this coupled with some other major life and work events, came together in a perfect storm, that drove the depths of my anxiety and depression to levels that I had not experienced previously. I decided very quickly that I could not face another period of personal struggle and looked for help.
He has taught me so, so much. He didn’t recommend techniques or tools. It is not overstating the impact working with Kevin has had; he has undoubtedly helped me through a tremendously difficult time in both my personal life, relationships, work etc, and that without him ‘holding my hand’, I’m not sure I’d now be where I am, which is most definitely on the road to recovery.
He never once judged me or said ‘why did you do that’ but challenged my thinking and was incredibly supportive. In addition to our 1-2-1 sessions, he took time out to send helpful and informative emails, which were so reassuring, and really grounded my thinking and learning.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Kevin to anyone suffering with mental health challenges, and personally, I cannot thank him enough, and hope that soon, I’ll be able to meet him in person and buy him a beer.