"After suffering depression and anxiety for a few years now and then suffering the loss of my mum to cancer I feel I hit rock bottom. Then I was recommended by a friend to go and see Sam and felt an amazing difference from my first session. Sam's friendly and relaxed and puts you at ease and I now highly recommend her to others"
"I know relationships take two to tango, yet I wasn't taking care of my own wellbeing, and that has had an impact on those around me. I highly recommend Sam to anybody who's instincts are telling them that something isn't right in their life. No matter what it is, it's best to start addressing it now so that you have more awareness of your actions and how they affect the happiness of those around you."
"WhitesideWellbeing really helped me become who I am to this day. I was a closed off person with a lot of anxiety but the sessions really did help, and pushed me out of my comfort zone"
"I would recommend anyone who has any problems that they can't fix themselves that seeing Sam makes a big difference"
"After years of being a listener and a problem solver for others, I needed time and space to work through my emotions. Sam provided that space, in a gentle and safe way. The sessions really helped me find my voice and direction again"
"Sam is a welcoming, calm and skilled counsellor. I highly recommend"
"I look forward to my two-weekly sessions. She has this ability to make you feel safe and comfortable when talking about uncomfortable things/events. I feel like she hears me and really understands what I am trying to say"
"Sam has led me by the 'virtual' hand through a very difficult time in my life. I have been able to tell her my innermost fears and she has responded with kindness and wisdom, helping me to see a way forward. To find a path through and beyond my anxieties'
"In counselling sessions I talk a lot and Sam listens. At times she prompts me with questions and things to consider for example topics like boundaries and personality types of the people I'm struggling with. I don't necessarily understand it in the session, but later in my week the impact of what she has said hits home and the penny drops. That's why I find her counselling powerful because the impact she has sticks with me, and helps me to cope with situations when I'm on my own"
"I personally never considered counselling until my marriage broke down. In hindsight I probably should have started a good bit sooner. I am naturally somebody who doesn't take the time to talk about or even think about my feelings. Talking with Sam regularly over the last few months has genuinely helped" "I don't know the in's and out's of why it works, but I know that taking an hour every couple of weeks to focus on me and my worries, seems to knock down some mental blocks I have, which makes me mentally feel lighter and braver"