Some feedback from mums I've counselled/coached in 2022 :
"Sam has helped me navigate the trials and triumphs that come with being a mum. Over the past two years I have really started to understand what is important to me and for my son. One of the most valuable tools that I constantly refer back to is my vision board. I realised that by nurturing a balance for myself I was becoming the mum I wanted to be for my son" ; single mother of one son.
"I have been seeing Sam for 11months on a fortnightly basis and have found her to be welcoming, approachable, understanding and never judgemental. If you have problems I would recommend counselling with Sam as she creates a safe place, is supportive, compassionate and caring"
"I used to imagine that seeing a counsellor wouldn't be of help to me, that they wouldn't understand the types of problems and situations I have experienced in life, but Sam has helped me come to terms with my past and finding ways and strategies to move forward with confidence"
"WhitesideWellbeing provided me with a positive and comfortable space where I could truly express my true feelings and emotions. I've found that, like most people, my true self is hidden and what I really think and feel is shrouded by a mask that a lot of us wear everyday. In this sense, I never really got to grips with the real me, but I was able to at WhitesideWellbeing and as a result, I'm a happier and more confident person"
"Sam has helped me through one of the hardest periods of my life. She has given me the tools, of which I am still developing, to recognise and understand when I need to stop, reflect and practice some of the skills I've learned. My confidence in myself has increased and she has inspired me to keep trying and never give up. I now look for the blessings in everyday and I smile when I think about how far i've come with Sam's help and support"
"Sam made me feel very comfortable. I came to her when I was deeply in crisis and I always felt held. I always felt heard and respected. Sam helped me to find ways to support myself"