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Some Testimonials From Our Patients

I came to Stella at one of the darkest and hardest moments of my life and I am better as a result of having met her. The therapy surpassed my initial expectations. I had tried other approaches. Stella actually listens to you. The work with Stella has been invaluable,I wouldn't have been able to cope with my trauma without her.

I have had a one year course of treatment with Stella for major depression- which I wanted to conquer without taking medication... I found our sessions helpful. Although I found it difficult to sometimes understand some aspects, I was able to work on what we had talked about. After today's session, I recognised feeling stuck in a rejected -rejecting role. When I saw this I could use the tools that we had drawn up together, to figure out what I wanted to do assertively. I wanted to share this now, as it felt like an important achievement for me and something that I want to hold on to.

I have become calmer and more relaxed about things

I was very ill when I first met Stella. I am calmer now, I understand my past, I now have ways of coping with my anxiety: I am much more in control of myself and I am no longer frightened;I enjoy life and I am able to travel by Plane now; I understand my upbringing, I have grieved and coped with the death of my parents, I can accept my past now.

I can address issues in a more positive and productive way. The therapy helped me to recognise unhelpful behaviours and to be honest with myself

I have become much more aware of how some past events shaped me, and what I need to attend to in the future;I have become less reactive to events and more reflective. People have noted that I am calmer. I stopped smoking when I started therapy and I have not started since! Although I was not sure what CAT would be like, it fitted with my expectations. Therapy was very helpful for me as it made me focus on some very difficult feelngs which needed attention. I thank Stella Compton for how she facilitated and contained the process.

I would like to thank Stella for making me aware of some of the patterns that have made me unhappy within myself. Now life is so much more pleasant and I am able to approach my day to day life with a greater understanding of my own mind and the processes that go through it. I have changed as a result of this therapy, I had struggled with emotional states that made no sense, I now know what triggers them. I am now in a stable relationship.

Stella helped me to keep my ship afloat through a devastating few months

Sexual and other forms of abuse in my childhood had blunted my responses to many things but also allowed me to tolerate things that i should not have tolerated. I have learnt self-awareness and self-respect in a different way, also I now respect another human being who may unknowingly be pushing my buttons that they do not know exists.