"The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to bloom”
Anais Nin

Paula, 42: Before I met Marianna I felt lost, I didn’t know who I was any more, like I’d lost my identity and I felt like I was drowning. Every day was a struggle. I couldn’t cope with normal day to day activities, I couldn’t work and I didn’t want to be around people. I had seen two counsellors, yet no treatment was successful until I was referred to Full Circle for support.  The service I was given has been amazing, each step carefully considered and was the correct treatment to help me deal with my situation. Marianna has completely changed my life. I’m back to work full time which I love and am dealing with everyday activities. I never thought I would see the light at the end of the tunnel but Marianna never gave up and her strength gave me the strength to continue. 

Liam, 37: I had tried many other forms of therapy and nothing seemed to make much of a lasting difference. I feel that the EMDR therapy has dramatically reduced my anxiety and that ‘sick feeling’ I used to get all the time in the pit of my stomach has gone away. Full Circle enabled me to choose the times that suited me and the fact that the service was available at the weekend was excellent. I would 100% recommend Full Circle counselling.

Chloe, 22: Eight months ago, I couldn’t leave the house without worrying, having high anxiety and not enjoying life. I can’t put into words how Full Circle has helped - apart to say, I’m a brand new person. More confident, happy, relaxed, accepting. Full Circle has helped me to become the person I’ve always wanted to be and more. Not just with the PTSD I came with, but with underlying anxiety. Now, I can go back to football matches, gigs and so shopping in Manchester alone and live my best life. The only downside is that it took me one year and seven months to talk myself around to it, as previously I had the worst experience with lots of therapists and almost gave up hope. Full Circle was my last hope and it paid off. There’s not enough words to tell you how grateful I am. Thank you doesn’t cover it!

Colin, 31: I came to Full Circle as I was depressed, after having a breakdown. When I finally admitted that I needed help, I was so scared to have counselling. When I walked through your door, all those fears disappeared. Throughout the time you have worked with me I have become a different person. You have helped me in ways beyond anything I could have hoped or dreamed of. You’ve opened my eyes to a completely different way of life. Now, I have a clear picture of my life and more confidence in myself. Hopefully, this new way of life is going to lead me into an exciting new career. This has been the most rewarding 20 weeks of my life.

Janine, 37: The counselling has helped me immensely. In my first session, I was so sad and lost. Marianna listened with empathy and without judgement and I was able to explore the reasons as to why I had found myself in the place I was. She asked questions, sometimes challenging ones, that by the end of the session I felt like I found a little piece of ‘me’ back. Marianna believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself and through the sessions, I built strength and confidence to allow myself to heal. The impact of counselling was so great, that if it wasn’t for Marianna I don’t think I’d be back in work. I learnt how to protect myself, become more resilient and create a holistic toolkit to maintain a safe working environment and balance in my life. I couldn’t recommend Full Circle enough. I feel lucky to have found you when I was in such a sad place.

Debbie, 49: I was very low after losing my husband. I’m the back bone of the family and I can’t show my emotions or talk to many of how I felt or it would be a problem to some people thinking I was wanting sympathy. But I wasn’t, I just needed to talk. I couldn’t have got through this without coming to Full Circle. Marianna never judged me and never thought I was losing my mind. I now feel stronger and I’m able to see things in a different light with the support I have received. Thank you so much for helping me through my darkest days.

Anna, 34: I first accessed therapy to help me deal with issues that I couldn’t discuss with family or friends. Counselling has helped me to tap into issues and help with all aspects of my life. I’m calmer, more accepting, able to deal with stress, slow down, prioritise and prevent a mid-life crisis! Marianna was amazing in building and strengthening my foundations in so many ways. She has made me face problems I never felt possible and enabled me to shine light in dark corners which has made life not so scary.

Katherine, 31: I was put in with Full Circle via my employer through the EAP service. Marianna has truly helped me to deal with some of my demons and open up in a way that I’ve never done before. After each session, I’ve felt more equipped to tackle my anxieties and has totally shifted my way of thinking. By unpicking my behaviours, I’ve learnt so much about who I am. Thank you so much for helping me, it’s been life changing.

Phil, 35: I noticed a reduced feeling of well-being and recognised the need to talk about it. I now feel the ‘status quo’ has returned and I’m much stronger to cope and deal with future difficulties. As a first experience of counselling, it’s been invaluable in helping me deal with my issues.

Emily, 34: I came to Full Circle, as I was starting to feel more extreme in my negative thinking and feeling, and this was starting to impact on my energy and concentration levels. In the short time I’ve had with Full Circle, the impact has been huge. It has helped greatly in being able to process and acknowledge parts of me that I have ignored for a long time. I now feel more positive about my future and I’m able to see a path that I can continue to take.

Kathryn, 40: I had reached burn-out and was overwhelmed with anxiety and depression. It was suggested talking therapy would be of benefit, I had never experienced this before. I’ve gone from an extended period of low mood and anxiety, to a calm mind, with new clarity and positivity. Having this time in therapy to explore my own needs has been pretty much life changing.

Crystal, 35: A severe drop in the quality of my mental health triggered negative memories from past events that caused a ‘hiding away from the world’ attitude. Coming to counselling has had a huge impact on my day to day life. I’m now able to live happily, complete tasks and interact with people, as myself. I have learnt to prioritise my health and well-being, due to a new compassion and revived self-belief. Full Circle is a great, friendly, professional and welcoming practice. A thoroughly worthwhile experience, with a dynamic counsellor, who tailors to individual needs and circumstances. I couldn’t be more positive about my experience.

Marie, 34: Coming to Full Circle has given me practical ways to develop my confidence, self-worth and value. I’ve changed my life completely. I’ve changed jobs to develop a greater quality of life. I’m able to manage stress and anxiety much better using a wide range of strategies. Marianna creates a safe space and allows you to feel fully supported. You feel heard and she provides challenge where needed to help manage situations outside of the sessions. My mental health has vastly improved!

Andy, 34: When I came to Full Circle I was at the lowest I had ever felt. During my therapy, I have felt my confidence grow and my troubles disappear. Now I feel very confident of my future.

Katie, 37: Full Circle has had such a positive impact on my life. It’s taught me to value myself, make myself a priority and be more assertive. It’s given me tools so that I can get the best out of a situation. I now enjoy life so much more. I would recommend Full Circle Counselling to anyone who wants to work on themselves. Marianna is so insightful, easy-to-talk to and really helps you to get the best for you. 

Nigel, 56: Coming to counselling has changed my perception about myself and changed my life.

Hilary, 46: I would highly recommend the service I received from Marianna. I found the atmosphere of the room to be very calming and relaxing compared to previous experiences of therapy. The service I received was outstanding and the advice was practical and actually worked.

Lauren, 32: I’m much happier now, stronger and resilient to a lot of things I wouldn’t have managed well before coming to Full Circle. There’s been improvements in relationships, self-confidence, motivation and a sense of self-worth. This experience of therapy has far exceeded expectations when I first attended of what would be possible as an outcome! The welcoming and supportive environment has made the process of unravelling and rebuilding myself a positive, rather than a traumatic, experience.

Lynne, 57: I was struggling to come out of a deep and long depression and wasn’t making much progress until coming to Full Circle. I’m now seeing myself and my health problems in a different way. I‘ve been able to address other obstacles in my way and the amount of stress in my life has reduced dramatically and I am now able to do things that bring me pleasure and contentment. Thank you so much for providing me with a safe, calm place to unload and for showing me the way forward.

Louise, 33: I first came to Full Circle as I had Postnatal depression, was anxious, tearful and short-tempered. I found the counselling amazing. It’s helped me to make sense of how I feel and the fears I had. I now feel so much more positive about my life and about tackling problems in the future. I'm more enjoyable to be around, I’m not constantly snapping at my family, nor do they walk on eggshells. I feel like I’m making the most of my life. 

Sarah, 32: Full Circle has changed my life by giving me the tools with how to deal with depression and anxiety.

Claire, 48: Full Circle helped me to feel more grounded, calmer and less angry. I’ve worked through some bigger issues that I’ve been suppressing for a long time. Thank you so much.

Emma, 41: I first came to Full Circle, after I had experienced a road traffic accident. Marianna has been my rock, whilst I’ve been attending sessions. She listened intently and I’ve valued her honest feedback. As a result of counselling, my way of thinking is more positive and I’m happier with my life. I wish there was more counsellors like Marianna to help people with mental health problems. Full Circle is amazing and comes highly recommended!

Karen, 36: Coming to Full Circle has helped me manage my feelings and address my problems, rather than suppressing them. Marianna put me at ease the whole time. I felt comfortable discussing matters with her, something I thought I wouldn’t really do.

Rachael, 45: I’d been to a lot of counsellors previously, but hadn’t been able to access old beliefs that were holding me back. I found Full Circle a professional and experienced service, in helping me to focus on overcoming deep-rooted issues. We used some useful methods to connect to my true self, which helped me to tap into old beliefs and let them go.