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Testimonials

I are committed to providing the best in customer service. I offer professional and friendly assistance to my clients for whatever they may need. That is why I am proud of my continued success in satisfying one client after the other. Don't just take my word for it - be sure to read through my client testimonials, and you'll see why I strive to be the best in the business!
‘I saw Steve to help me with a long-term anxiety issue, exacerbated by grief. His helpful, friendly, unbiased opinions have helped me to get my life back on track. I was in a pretty dark place when I started treatment, with nothing positive to think about. Steve has helped me to see that it’s ok to have anxiety it’s a ‘normal’ emotion/feeling to have. I spent much of my younger years thinking that I was ‘silly’ or just needed to pull myself together, but as anyone who has suffered with anxiety knows, that’s nigh on impossible to do when you’re so down with it. So I sought help before it completely got the better of me. I found it got easier and easier to talk to Steve over the course of the treatment. He taught me numerous coping strategies to help if (probably, when) I do feel anxious, which really do work! I’m under no illusion that I’m ‘cured’ there is no miracle cure but I feel more like the old me than I have for a very long time and have the confidence to know that I will be able to cope when things, inevitably, get tough. If you’re unsure about counselling, try it! I’ll admit I was a little sceptical, but not anymore!’ LB
‘I took some time to select the counsellor that I felt would best be able to facilitate moving forward at a very difficult time for me. I chose Steve in particular because of his spiritual and healing background and to be honest, another factor he was able to offer sessions in Bude and at the time I did not want to travel far to seek help. I did not find the sessions easy, but what I did find was the reassurance and gentle guidance he gave has helped me explore the issues that were causing me distress and stopping me move forward with my life. Now after several sessions I feel I have benefited enormously and feel equipped to move forward. I would confidently see him again as and when I need to and would recommend him to others seeking counselling.’ LW
‘It has changed my whole way of thinking about things. I didn’t think there was anything positive before.’ GH
‘It has helped having someone to talk to confidentially.’ SB
‘I used to bottle up everything and not talk about my problems. Now I talk about things, so I can sort them out.’ VN
‘It has helped having somebody completely neutral to talk to.’ MB
‘A very positive experience. It allowed me to gain clarity and insight, and to make plans to move forward in my life in a positive way.’ KG
‘Counselling provided a fresh pair of ears. It has helped me to grow into myself... positively.’ KW
‘I now feel comfortable in my own skin.’ AA
‘Thank you for helping me to get unstuck.’ HP
‘Counselling gave me the opportunity to pause and reflect, and get some perspective on why I am feeling the way I am; to take a fresh look at my life and find new solutions.’ PH
‘It's been just over 4 months since my last session with Steve and I am continuing to get stronger mentally each day. On my first session I did not know what to expect, I knew that I needed to speak to someone about how unhappy I was feeling but I did not want to "bother" my friends with my problems. I didn't feel my problems were worth talking about, and often felt guilty for speaking about them. Steve taught me that people's problems come in many different shapes and sizes, that many (what seem) small events in someone's life can be just as affecting on a person as one major problem. Steve helped me to talk through different events in my life and was able to offer me a different view point, a non-judgemental listening ear and some great techniques to put in to practice. 6 months later, I was able to go in to my last session feeling pure relief. Not only did I feel a lot lighter after being able to talk through every event that, unknowingly to me, had been having a huge impact on my state of mind for the last 6 years, but I felt confident that I would know how to handle things that may go wrong in the future. I would definitely recommend counselling for those who are unsure, and would also highly recommend Steve.’ SG
When I first came to see Steve I was in a very dark place, and had been for some months, and I was struggling to find a way forwards with my life. During all my counselling sessions Steve provided me with a safe and non-judgemental space to talk out my anxieties and issues. I came away from each session feeling a bit more like the competent and happy person I was a few years ago and less like the anxiety ridden failure I had been feeling. With the tools I learnt in my counselling sessions, along with Steve’s unbiased and positive communication, I feel I have the ability to ‘deal’ with life again and all the curveballs it provides. I would wholeheartedly recommend counselling with Steve to anyone. It has certainly been one of the most important and rewarding life decisions I have made in some time. HT
© Steve Merritt 2010 - 2016

Testimonials

I are committed to providing the best in customer service. I offer professional and friendly assistance to my clients for whatever they may need. That is why I am proud of my continued success in satisfying one client after the other. Don't just take my word for it - be sure to read through my client testimonials, and you'll see why I strive to be the best in the business!
‘I saw Steve to help me with a long-term anxiety issue, exacerbated by grief. His helpful, friendly, unbiased opinions have helped me to get my life back on track. I was in a pretty dark place when I started treatment, with nothing positive to think about. Steve has helped me to see that it’s ok to have anxiety it’s a ‘normal’ emotion/feeling to have. I spent much of my younger years thinking that I was ‘silly’ or just needed to pull myself together, but as anyone who has suffered with anxiety knows, that’s nigh on impossible to do when you’re so down with it. So I sought help before it completely got the better of me. I found it got easier and easier to talk to Steve over the course of the treatment. He taught me numerous coping strategies to help if (probably, when) I do feel anxious, which really do work! I’m under no illusion that I’m ‘cured’ there is no miracle cure but I feel more like the old me than I have for a very long time and have the confidence to know that I will be able to cope when things, inevitably, get tough. If you’re unsure about counselling, try it! I’ll admit I was a little sceptical, but not anymore!’ LB
‘I took some time to select the counsellor that I felt would best be able to facilitate moving forward at a very difficult time for me. I chose Steve in particular because of his spiritual and healing background and to be honest, another factor he was able to offer sessions in Bude and at the time I did not want to travel far to seek help. I did not find the sessions easy, but what I did find was the reassurance and gentle guidance he gave has helped me explore the issues that were causing me distress and stopping me move forward with my life. Now after several sessions I feel I have benefited enormously and feel equipped to move forward. I would confidently see him again as and when I need to and would recommend him to others seeking counselling.’ LW
‘It has changed my whole way of thinking about things. I didn’t think there was anything positive before.’ GH
‘It's been just over 4 months since my last session with Steve and I am continuing to get stronger mentally each day. On my first session I did not know what to expect, I knew that I needed to speak to someone about how unhappy I was feeling but I did not want to "bother" my friends with my problems. I didn't feel my problems were worth talking about, and often felt guilty for speaking about them. Steve taught me that people's problems come in many different shapes and sizes, that many (what seem) small events in someone's life can be just as affecting on a person as one major problem. Steve helped me to talk through different events in my life and was able to offer me a different view point, a non-judgemental listening ear and some great techniques to put in to practice. 6 months later, I was able to go in to my last session feeling pure relief. Not only did I feel a lot lighter after being able to talk through every event that, unknowingly to me, had been having a huge impact on my state of mind for the last 6 years, but I felt confident that I would know how to handle things that may go wrong in the future. I would definitely recommend counselling for those who are unsure, and would also highly recommend Steve.’ SG
Arran Counselling
Counselling in Brodick
Telephone: 07855 998890
Arran Counselling Counselling in Brodick