What my clients say
I have been working with Andy for some time. In light of Coronavirus and living with a underlying health condition I requested that our sessions move to Skype.The medium might be different, but the support in the work we do together, and the opportunity it gives for me to grow; remain. In these difficult times I am thankful to Andy, (and my laptop) for our sessions to continue.
S Mid Devon
Having found myself in one of the darkest places I'd ever been I was recommended to Newid. Not being one to normally accept help from others I felt I had nothing to lose. Little did I realise it would be one of the best decisions I have ever made. I felt totally at ease after just a couple of sessions and truly felt I was being listened to and someone actually had a genuine interest in helping me understand why I was feeling the way I was about some things. I will never forget the help I have received and will always carry the tools I have been given to deal with any situations that may arise in the future. Thankyou and forever grateful. 😊
“I would highly recommend Andy; he is professional, approachable and friendly. He always made me feel comfortable and he never judged me. I went to see Andy when I didn’t know anyway forward and he provided me with the coping techniques and helped me see a way through the bad times. He always ensured the sessions I received was most beneficial for me and made me feel like I was in control at all times. I have recommended Andy to my family and friends with no hesitation”.
K Mid Devon
"Andy has really helped me turn my life around and develop new positive ways of thinking. In the past 6 months I have managed to overcome addiction, got back to work and I am enjoying life again. I am hugely thankful for all the help through some very tough times"
L Mid Devon
Andy, I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help and expertise in my recovery over the past ten weeks. You have transformed me into a mindset that I thought only existed in dreams, it's like a magic pill where all my cravings, stress and anxiety are no longer a part of my life. Thank you so much.
Pete Mid Devon
I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me over the last few weeks. I've found myself in a very new, very positive place. The best way I can describe it is that I felt as though I was carrying a great deal of emotional baggage, and now that I've put the suitcase down, everything in my life feels lighter. I definitely feel full of hope and genuinely excited to see what is to come, and when I least expect it. The total unknown of time is something that I have struggled with for years, but the unknown is becoming my new best friend. In a strange way, I think the unfamiliarity of the future brings clarity - perfect!
C South Devon
I first met Andy via the NHS when I was referred by my GP. Originally, I had requested that I see a female counsellor due to personal reasons that involved mistrust with men. My GP was not able to follow the initial request due to the length of the waiting list, therefore they had asked me if I would not mind in giving Andy a try.
At first, I was very sceptical, but Andy was empathetic, patient and engaging, with a great show of professionalism. Andy allowed me to talk freely with confidence and at my own pace. I have learnt to identify my personal needs and to respect myself, allowing me the time and space to come to these realisations and to believe in them myself. This has helped me cope with my mental health and improve my outlook on life.
Thanks to Andy, I now have the confidence to assess situations with an open mind and make decisions that are right for me; allowing me to have the courage to walk away from issues that I would not have the strength to do before. I am eternally grateful for Andy’s humanistic approach and would highly recommend Andy.
K Mid Devon
Just two months ago, I was in a dark place mentally. I had serious trust issues which affected my relationship, and also struggled with self-doubt and not feeling enough. I'm self-employed and after a few months of not earning during lockdown, I felt like a failure.
One evening, all these negative feelings spilled out. I was drinking by myself and broke down crying. I felt worthless. So my girlfriend asked me to seriously consider speaking to a professional. At first, I was hesitant. I doubted it would work. But I was in a bad place, so what did I have to lose?
I found Andy online. After liking what I read regarding his approach to therapy, I got in touch with him. After just my first session on a Zoom call, I was confident it would help me.
Andy was amazing. He was kind, considerate, non-judgemental, but also pushed me to look deep within myself to uncover the fundamental reasons WHY I was having such negative thoughts. I also loved the fact Andy encouraged me to get in touch with him between sessions if I felt I needed extra support. It showed he genuinely cared.
Fast forward a little over a month...
And I feel like a completely different person. It's amazing. And I couldn't have done it without Andy's help.