Maria Lonergan FdA, MBACP Counselling in Walton-on-Thames


Below are some comments from clients and their experience of counselling with me.....

"A while ago now (probably a year or two) I had sessions with you, and just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support.

You helped me massively and made me feel completely comfortable talking openly about what I was going through. I’m now happier than I’ve ever been in my entire life and been enjoying reflecting on that time and seeing how far I’ve come. " K, Walton on Thames

"Maria was recommended to me and came at the right time in my life. From the get go, I felt able to confide in Maria, talking about things I'd never really discussed with another human being. Maria is completely non-judgemental and I felt really listened to. Maria manages to help you discuss the issues you have that make you feel confused or ashamed, in such a supportive way. She gently asks pertinent questions, and her words resonate, so much so that your therapy continues even when you're not with her. She is a great guide and I would thoroughly recommend Maria to anyone who needs some help in their life". W, Walton on Thames

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for persisting with me and helping me so much. I can feel how much progress I’m making, and I know I’m doing really well, and I’m not undermining that in any way, but I’ve been working hard by myself for a long, long time without making any progress, and the progress I’m able to make is definitely made possible by you. I think you’re an amazingly intuitive, incredibly talented, very intelligent and highly skillful therapist, and I’m so glad I came to see you. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your support and to say thank you."

"I found my experience with Maria very helpful and useful. I contacted her when I was going through a tough break up and not only did it help me understand what I was going through a lot better but it helped me understand that I wasn't the only person going through it and I wasn't alone. I learnt a lot about myself and my personality and understood that everyone is in control of their own actions and you can't force someone to love you, be open and honest with you and be loyal and faithful to you, but as long as you don't forget yourself when you go through bad times and learn to focus on you and what makes you happy, when you realise some people aren't the ones you thought they were and not as genuine as you originally thought, as long as you've got yourself and know yourself and trust yourself, you will always have yourself to fall back on. I am not at fault for others actions. I am not to blame for their wrong doings so I should not direct their blame upon myself or punish myself. Maria has helped me feel securer in myself and I now know that I can be that stronger person. I can rely on myself and just because sometimes I may be on my own doesn't mean I am alone or I am lonely. I am me and I am happy being me and I am going to do what makes me happy." S, Walton on Thames

"From the first moment I met Maria to discuss my reason for seeking counselling, I knew I had made the right decision and immediately felt more positive. Maria is very professional, totally approachable and made me feel completely at ease even though I was discussing something very personal to me. My time with Maria has had the most amazing effect on my life and I feel the weight I had been carrying around is now no longer there. It has been a privilege to meet Maria and I cannot thank her enough". J, Walton-on-Thames

"Maria has such a professional and personal approach. I felt able to open up and work through a difficult time. I was starting to accept a number of past experiences of being raped, emotionally abused and getting divorced when I came to Maria. She helped me to start moving on with my life and I wouldn't hesitate in going back to her. In fact, I have recommended her to several of my friends despite still finding it hard to accept that I needed outside help. I can't thank her enough." E, Kingston-upon-Thames

"Thank you so much for your invaluable support over the last 12 weeks. You have helped me to be able to remember my loss with smiles, yes I will have low times, but you have helped me understand that I will come through". C, Woking

"Thank you for your kindness and caring, for listening". F, Kingston-upon-Thames

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