The first time I met Wendy, I knew instantly that I was going to like her and that she would be easy to talk to – and I was right. Wendy isn’t a stuffy, only by the book counsellor – she is a real person who has had her share of problems which I feel makes her better able to relate to others than someone who has lived a “perfect” life and only learned from books.
Seeing Wendy was a decision that has changed my life. I looked forward to my sessions with Wendy, and each session helped me to feel better, to learn new things, and gave me something constructive to work on until my next session. Struggling with illness, Wendy has given me support and comfort and helped me to understand my insecurities and the ways in which I was holding myself back. I can talk about anything with Wendy and never had the fear of being judged. I learned more about myself than I ever thought possible from going to a counsellor. Most importantly, Wendy helped me to regain the confidence to realize that I have great qualities and I should be proud of what I have achieved.
Thank you so much for your sympathy, understanding and your professional help. Your unwavering support and your advice helped me through some tough areas in my life, and I will never forget your help and all you did for me.
I have been in and out of counseling for sexual abuse for 10 years. The pain did not seem to ever go away. I finally sought help with Wendy Rhyason because I had become suicidal. I have gone from being suicidal, having constant panic attacks and not letting anyone near me emotionally, to actually seeing a light at the end of the darkness. I still do not trust others quickly but at least I am now able to let people glimpse the real me. I am also learning how to change my style of relating to others, setting boundaries and being able to express myself without fear of what will happen. The journey is not complete…..but it is certainly well on its way.
The pain of my past was much deeper then I knew. I had deadened my emotions and was missing joy and passion in my life. I was filled with mistrust and I didn’t know how to set healthy boundaries. My past affected the way I related to others and I discovered that I was keeping people at a distance. I now know how to approach my everyday life differently. My relationship with others has changed and my marriage has changed. I use to keep my husband at arm’s length because I was afraid of being hurt but now we are growing closer every day.