My husband and I had a difficult time adjusting to a new way of life. As a result of all the changes that come with being recently married, setting up a new business and immigrating to a different country, our relationship suffered. Not only did I struggle being so far away from loved ones, I felt unappreciated in all my new roles and was challenged by his family all at the same time.
We decided to seek some external help and find a safe platform for us to air our concerns and talk about our problems. For this, Lauren was a perfect choice. She is an incredible listener who makes sound judgments without bias.
Often confronted and challenged by my husband, Lauren was not afraid to give her expert opinion at all times. She is sensitive with intervention and provides techniques that enable her clients to practise these skills even outside the sessions. Lauren was adaptable to both our personalities and was able to provide clarity on fundamentally flawed issues in our marriage with great sensitivity.
Although the sessions have been difficult for me personally, I could not thank Lauren enough for providing me with a sounding board and reality check that was otherwise missing in my life. Our relationship is in a better place now thanks to Lauren. We have used some of the techniques she taught us to better our communication and foster respect in our marriage. We are now more aware of the dynamics of our relationship and are conscious of the language we use towards each other.
Personally, Lauren’s intervention and experience has changed my view on my situation dramatically. Lauren has empowered me and as a result of our sessions, I have finally regained my confidence.
Thank you for everything.
Life transitions push you to broaden your horizons and explore aspects of yourself that may be new to you. Through counselling, difficult experiences can be brought to the surface, looked at, accepted and transformed. You often discover strengths and resiliency that you didn’t know you had.
Before I went to see Lauren, I was in a state of mind where I really didn’t know where I was at or what I wanted. My values weren’t quite right and my priorities were all over the place. I got caught having an affair which was just the tip of the iceberg. My wife and I started seeing a counsellor to help us work through the impact of the affair and this counsellor suggested I see Lauren to work through my own issues.
Each time I came to see Lauren, I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I was able to get things off my chest that I couldn’t talk about with others. Lauren is really easy to talk to and things just flowed in our sessions. I didn’t have to come prepared with what I was going to talk about. Lauren was able to take whatever was going on for me at the time and explore this in a way that was always of benefit to me. She is a good listener and asks questions and guides you in a way that gives you a lot to think about. She was great at hitting the right chords and seemed to have a deep understanding of what I was talking about.
I feel more relaxed in myself now that I don’t have the subconscious pressures that were weighing me down before. I have gained a greater awareness of what is going on within myself. I know how to deal with problems and issues a lot better. My family life has improved; my relationships with my wife and son are much better and so are my communication skills. My family also appreciates the change in me. What I’ve learned from counselling has helped me in all aspects of my life.