Some testimonials from Sentient Counsellings clients:

    “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

    “Thank you Darren for giving me the space to just be, and explore my concerns in my own time, without judgment or pressure. Although I found the sessions difficult and some of what I wanted to discuss uncomfortable (for me) I valued the respectful and calm environment you created which allowed me to open up. I learnt a lot about myself, and continue to challenge my negative thinking when I feel the thoughts creeping back into my mind, little things you said, have stuck with me, creating a positive change in my thinking. To anyone who is considering counseling…. just make the call, you will not regret it.”

    G from Belfast

    “Thank you Darren for all the help and support I received recently. I can hardly recognise the depressed, lethargic person writing in my journal in the early days from the restored, motivated self I have become after receiving counselling support. Indeed I would say I have regained an almost youthful enthusiasm for life which had been missing for some time.  Even at the initial appointment I was able to relax for the first time in ages and found I could easily talk about the worries I had and the blockages they were creating in my life and relationships. Darren’s calm empathy and insightful questions, suggestions and instructions gave me a space to honestly accept myself and then move forward with excellent new tools for thinking and acting that changed my whole approach to living. As well as being listened to properly, probably for the first time ever (and that alone brings great relief and a feeling of being sustained) I can honestly say I have also learned lessons and techniques that will be with me for life and I feel as if I will not look back – once you learn and practice them, the tools and the insights are always there for you. Thank you Darren and very best wishes,”

    R from Belfast

    I found counselling helped me to understand my difficulties, then with my counsellors help was able to develop better ways of managing. Thank you Darren

    A from Belfast