My gratitude to my clients who have given me permission to share their kind words about their experience of working with me. Thank you!
Having been to therapy several times in the past, I had a fair idea of what to expect. Never before though was I able to get myself right again so quickly. In just a few weeks of working with you I am sleeping again, and everything feels right. I still have all of the same things going on in my life but now I'm able to see them in a different way, and they just don't affect me anymore. I feel solid and confident, and am excited about what's to come. Thank you very much for your help.
I had this preconceived notion that counselling wouldn't work for me because I didn't have a major trauma or secret in my life that I had to work through...I was just sad and angry most of the time, feeling bitter when other people would have good luck in their life because I couldn't ever see my life getting better. I reached the conclusion that continuing seemed completely pointless and would just cause more unnecessary pain for me and those around me.
Working with Dave has helped me understand how to deal effectively with these feelings and not let them overwhelm me.
To the outside world, I'm strong and independent. The sessions with Dave give me a safe place to talk about my insecurities, my fears, my depression...a place where I don't need to have all the answers...and I feel no shame in feeling whatever it is I'm feeling. I know I can say whatever is going on in my head, and Dave's not going to judge me.
In the past I've been on anti-depressants, visited psychiatrists, had counselling with another counsellor, tried seeing a dietician, tried occupational therapy, but the dark heavy cloud was always there, weighing me down...it's exhausting to live your life like this.
I knew the sessions were starting to work when I felt physically lighter. Just speaking those dark thoughts out loud to someone you trust lightens the load. Instead of living with depression, I'm living.
Myself and my partner had been having difficulties in our relationship for 6 years on and off. We decided together to go to couples counselling to see if we could overcome any of our issues. We could not have asked for a more suited counsellor when we paired up with David Hamill. He is a very supporting, intelligent and calm individual but most of all he managed to somehow access the areas we most needed to work on when that was something we had not achieved for 6 years.
We will always hold David with the highest regards and have not got any regrets for making the hard choice to admit there were problems and seeking help. David always managed to keep things calm and really created a sacred, peaceful and comfortable environment where we could talk freely without the fear of being judged.
David offered us easy techniques to follow that have improved our relationship immensely and allowed us to get to know each other again and he always greeted us with a smile, and gave us some nice stuff to work on at home in our own time too.
We would both like to wish David all of the success in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of that little extra help.
I came to see you to see if you could help me with my confidence and self esteem. What I got was so much more. Not only did you help me with these problems, but you also helped me to understand who I am and how I got to where was before I started counselling. In understanding my past I was able to let it go and for the first time in so many years I feel free again. I have spent too long being unhappy. Now I am ready to move on. Thank you.
What I really liked is how you helped me to see things from a different perspective. I was so busy being miserable that I wasnt able to see anything good in my life. I came away from our sessions feeling positive and excited about the future.
Thank you for all your help Dave. You were a big support to me when I was at my lowest. Just having a place I felt safe to let it all out was a big help. You helped me to be able to make better choices in my relationships and to feel more in control of my own life.
You have really helped me to understand my depression, and with the tools you have given me here, I feel confident that I will be able to manage it much better if it returns.