“Has it been one of the best things I have ever done? Absolutely.”
“I’d come out of a relationship which pretty much blindsided me. A significant amount of critical feedback was given to me – me and my behaviours were the problem. I was at a very low point, I wasn’t eating or sleeping properly and trying to rationalise what had happened and been said to me was not working. Fortunately, a few good friends supported me and one pointed me in the direction of Eileen. In truth, I thought well it can’t be worse than I feel now so why not.
What was it like?
At times awful but then it felt like a weight was lifted afterwards.
I’ve cried in front of Eileen (and that’s highly unusual for me) as she has a way of making you feel at ease no matter how tough the situation or conversation is.
She’s calm and helps you to understand you.
Why do you behave the way you do?
How can you deal with the situations better?
What is the root cause of the behaviours?
She’s also firm and was not afraid to tell me when I was being too hard on myself.
We’ve also laughed a lot.
As the sessions went on and we picked me up the help branched out into supporting all of me not just the parts related to relationships. I was running a business in the middle of a pandemic and it was lonely and scary. Eileen was an invaluable support and a sanity check in what felt like a mad world.
I can’t recommend Eileen enough. The empathy is real. The counselling knowledge and skills worked wonders with me and she helps you want to help yourself. Has it been one of the best things I have ever done? Absolutely.”
“Eileen helps you to employ practical mental health strategies built around your personal needs that allow you to build a solid foundation to support your future mental wellbeing.”
After dealing with a number of catastrophic events in my family over many years, suffering from stress and having to perform in a high-pressure job, I realised that my self-esteem had collapsed. This was affecting all my personal relationships and my thinking in many areas was dysfunctional beyond what I could fix. Put simply I knew I was broken, and I just wanted to be happy.
I have a tendency to over think everything – so that’s what I did – loads of research and decided I needed a therapist with Transactional Analysis skills. I chose Eileen – thank goodness because I can say that her skills go way beyond TA.
Building trust is easy with Eileen, at the end of the second session I felt that I could discuss everything without fear of any kind of judgement and in a safe environment.
Eileen was a fantastic guide on a personal journey to self-acceptance, happiness, and emotional freedom. I was stuck in a complex maze of self-criticism that sapped away at my emotions and she was there to help me spot the clues so I could find my own way out.
This is my experience of how Eileen helps you to employ practical mental health strategies built around your personal needs that allow you to build a solid foundation to support your future mental wellbeing.
I had many Eureka! moments on my journey to robust mental health, not always in sessions but I can honestly say that Eileen’s therapy has had a positive transformational effect on my life and changed me forever so that happiness and optimism are now my constant companions.
“It was a partnership approach- Eileen’s expertise, knowledge, invaluable support and direction plus my commitment to the therapy.”
“As a person who until my early 40s had maintained a healthy weight with little or no effort who led an active, healthy life with no health concerns. I began to gain considerable weight with episodes of erratic eating, binge eating with no thought or clear rationale to it. I ate when I was happy, sad and everything in between. Food was used as a comfort, a reward for every emotion possible good and bad.
I knew I had to do something but didn’t know what, attending a ‘slimming club ‘ wasn’t for me.
Approaching the introductory session I was a little apprehensive, I didn’t need to be Eileen was friendly, listened and was so easy to talk to. I said I needed help but didn’t know what or how.
It went from there ….
Eileen has a unique skill of listening, encouraging you to talk, but asking pertinent questions whilst allowing you to feel relaxed and comfortable. It then progressed to discussing the tough and problematic aspects of my life – for me I didn’t realise they were tough or problematic until we discovered them. I talked, cried, laughed, reflected and discussed aspects of my life -the pleasurable and influential along with difficult subject areas – bereavements and the break up of a long term relationship both of which I felt I had dealt with as they occurred. I hadn’t …. and this was influential in my change in eating behaviours.
With Eileen’s guidance, support, gentle probing and questions I shared aspects and events from my life that I hadn’t shared with others, it was so therapeutic and enlightening even though at times it was difficult for me. I am now beginning to understand myself and stop my habit of being critical of my behaviour and actions whilst allowing me to understand, influence & change aspects of my life.
Some of the steps were practical and less emotional. Eileen’s advice on Nutrition and balancing dietary content was enlightening helped me to focus, understand what actions would help and most importantly discover that weight loss would be achievable- and I am delighted to say it was.
It was a partnership approach- Eileen’s expertise, knowledge, invaluable support and direction plus my commitment to the therapy and agreeing to actions following the therapy sessions.
Therapy has been one of the most influential and beneficial aspects of my life. If you are struggling with eating behaviours, weight gain/management or any dietary aspects within your life ‘’ Asking Eileen ‘’ will be one of the beneficial steps you will ever make.”
“I feel that my mental health has improved immeasurably as a result of my therapy with Eileen”
“I wasn’t sure what to expect from therapy before speaking to Eileen. I’d never had any formal therapy before despite feeling like I needed to for a long time, and was nervous.
Eileen immediately put my mind at rest in our introductory session, after which we worked together for six months.
Eileen is an excellent, non-judgemental listener with a natural ability to put people to ease. Through our sessions, I came to develop a better understanding of the conversations I have with myself in my head, and the origins of the intrusive thoughts I occasionally experience.
Through this new understanding, I’m now able to identify negative thought patterns as they begin to occur, and thus avoid the bad decisions that used to come from them. I’ve learned to forgive myself for mistakes I’ve made in the past.
I finally understand the origins of some of the thoughts and actions that used to trouble me. The techniques that Eileen teaches are helpful for self-analysis even in a non-therapy environment and have become tools I use in everyday life.
I feel that my mental health has improved immeasurably as a result of my therapy with Eileen, and I would happily recommend her to anybody – especially if you’re new to the idea of therapy and are as wary of it as I once was.”
“I can highly recommend Eileen Fisher if you are planning a journey into therapy”
“As a novice to the world of therapy, my expectations were fairly limited on the day I arrived at Eileen’s office. I was a little nervous, but her gentle, friendly demeanour put me at ease.
The tangle of emotions, experiences and stories I carried with me were gradually disentangled and made sense of, using various methods employed by Eileen.
She helped me develop excellent coping strategies, fresh insights and generally a much-improved everyday life.
After my positive experience and outcome, I can highly recommend Eileen Fisher if you are planning a journey into therapy.”