Testimonials

    Some testimonials from Sentient Counsellings clients:

    “I attended counselling with Darren over a period of six weeks. I found it helpful to have an outlet in order to examine my thoughts and feelings in relation to personal issues. Darren helped me gain clarity in myself in relation to the problems I was going through, which enabled me to identify positive actions and a healthy way forward. I would recommend Darren if you are having difficulties, as he is a down to earth and knowledgeable therapist.”

    M from Belfast

    “Counselling has helped me make sense of how I relate to the world around me and understand what has been a recurring habit of self defeating behaviours. I feel more self aware and able to make healthier lifestyle choices.”

    B from Omagh

    “I have always been introspective and self help minded, but I reached a point in my life where I was riddled with confusion about how to proceed in my life and relationships. I was unsure if therapy would help me, but figured I might as well give it a try. I’m so glad I did because talking with Darren helped lift a cloud that was hanging over me for a very long time. He was very reassuring and validated everything I was feeling, while at the same time giving me tools to help me look at my difficulties in a more productive and positive light. Since going to see him I have felt more confident and competent to face the difficulties in my life whether it’s my relationships, work, health or just finding and using my voice. I only saw him for six sessions , but the confidence I gained from those sessions has stayed with me months later, and I am able to participate in my life in a much healthier and whole way. It is difficult to put into words the exactly the changes I’ve experienced, but I am often reminded of the anxiety and depression that used to riddle my life that I no longer feel does. So thank you Darren for your insight and support. I am ever so grateful and mention my therapeutic experience often.”

    B from Belfast

    “Thank your for your help during what was a very difficult time for me. Your quiet and reassuring approach helped remind me of my strengths and supports I’d forgotten I had. You also helped me develop new ways of coping in areas I needed to. If anyone has any doubts about counselling believe me it works speak to someone now rather than suffer in silence.”

    C from Ballymena

    From my initial session to my final session I have felt a huge improvement within myself. I was finding it hard to deal with my emotions. We were quickly able to establish a background to the problems I was experiencing and began working on ways to start having more control over my life. Counselling was a very relaxed atmosphere where there was no judgement passed. Now I have a different outlook on life, I feel I have more control and much more importantly I’m much happier.

    R from Strabane

    Thank you for all your help during the sessions. I found them advantageous and very worthwhile indeed

    C from County Antrim

    The sessions were much more productive than I would have thought. You’ve been great help thank you.

    M from Co. Down

    Darren had a very calm and warm demeanor that calmed me down. I always received positive regard from him and never felt judged or misunderstood. I also really appreciate that he used techniques from various counselling approaches to fit my needs. I think he is a very competent and intelligent counsellor with a comforting warm demeanor.

    R from Belfast

    We couldn’t see a way out of the rut our relationship was in. Darren helped us stop constantly arguing and blaming each other for the mess and instead to respect each others differing points of view. The sessions were sometimes difficult but Darren helped us feel safe to feel vulnerable and talk about things in a way we never have before. The reframing techniques and communication exercises were really helpful to us. The difficulties we used to get stressed over are still there but instead of one of us withdrawing and the other lashing out we manage them as as a team constructively and positively and discuss our problems in a solution focused problem solving way. Our kids have noticed the positive change in the atmosphere at home as well. Thank you Darren

    D & E from Bangor

    “Darren has challenged me to think about and understand my addiction as well as giving me the tools to help me deal with the urge I feel to gamble. The sessions I had with Darren helped me to confront my problems and understand the reasons behind why I developed a gambling addiction. The techniques that I have learnt have enabled me to cope when I feel compelled to place a bet. Trying to deal with my gambling addiction has been an extremely challenging process but Darren has helped me to get back to doing the things I enjoy in life.”

    M from North Down

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