I was referred to Silver Street Clinic by my employer, I’m a paramedic, I had been suffering from classic symptoms of PTSD for over 6 months.
Just before the symptoms begun, I had experienced a very personal tragedy within my family, this had been closely followed by some particularly traumatic situations I had dealt with at work involving patients. This caused an overload in my mind and resulted with me suffering horrendous flashbacks and nightmares, with detrimental effects on all aspects of my life. I first attended normal one to one counselling sessions elsewhere which helped me accept my condition but not to control it, and free me from the images.
By the time I went to my first session with Kate Tyler at the clinic I felt I had totally lost the person I had been, I was too scared to return to work, I was avoiding certain places and people to minimise by exposure to tiggers and just existing became an uphill struggle. I had never heard of EMDR therapy before my PTSD, now I would, and do highly and confidently recommend it to colleagues and anyone who requires help with similar mental health issues.
My sessions with Kate not only eliminated my flashbacks and nightmares, they gave me back me, enabling me to return back to the job I love and arming me with the tools to deal with future situations that potentially could be harmful to my mental wellbeing.
Dear Kate, I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks to you for the treatment I have received under your care.
For the first time in my life I feel in a positive frame of mind, and I cannot tell you how lovely that feels. I really do feel like a different person to that of a few months ago, and for the first time in my life, I look forward to the day ahead as opposed to fearing what grief will come my way – usually transpiring to be a mistaken belief.
I am unable with words to really do justice to my gratitude, however it is immense and very genuine. I have suffered with anxiety, depression and stress for virtually all my life, and I now feel born again and ready to really enjoying life. This is all down to the therapy I received and the input you gave.
Thank you once again, I will gladly recommend you to anyone who is suffering in a similar way.
Excellent clinic, with a range of professionals providing a variety of services. Managed with a generous, person-centred, open-spirited ethos. I have used the service individually as has my son, both with positive experiences. My partner and I have also taken part in group practices via the clinic such as yoga and meditation, which have also proven to be positive and enjoyable. Very well worth it.
The counselling service is run ethically and professionally but also with great compassion. As a local therapist, this clinic is always my first choice when asked for recommendations.