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September 2012

Siobhan has recently completed the Caring Dads Programme. Caring Dads is an intervention programme for fathers (including biological, step, common-law) who have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, or exposed their children to domestic violence or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviours.


"Siobhan, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for all the help you have given me during our telephone sessions. I can honestly say that before we spoke, I was unable to find that little light at the end of the tunnel, but now, finally, with thanks to you, I have."

"I was so very fortunate to have Ruth as my advisor. She clearly had a good understanding of Asperger's -  a condition that impacts hugely on our family. She enabled me to stand back and reflect on interaction and also move on in what has felt like a grieving process. The work was so worthwhile and I can't recommend it highly enough"

"I had thought it would be hard opening up on the telephone to someone I had never met. However, my experience of working with Barbara was a very positive one from the outset and my initial concerns could not have been further from the truth. Barbara works in a very safe, boundaried and compassionate way - her professionalism and experience are very apparent......Barbara's approach is collaborative and enabling and her calm reassurances and reflections were like a lifeline to me and had a huge impact on my ability to get through some very turbulent times. I initially heard about Barbara through a friend who highly recommended her and I would have absolutely no hesitation in now recommending Barbara to others."

"Siobhan was superb - listened, challenged, supported, empathic. The right time for this as my son was just getting his autistic diagnosis".

I thought Ruth was outstanding! When I arranged my sessions, I was on the edge of breaking down, but after our first session, I felt supported just knowing I finally had someone to listen and not judge me. I have regained my confidence as a parent and am taking back control of my home. Thank you so much.

"I found the session with Barbara very useful and helpful as it allowed me to raise some questions I had regarding parenting styles and how I handle my toddler in particular situations with an expert. It was an excellent opportunity and I felt a lot more confident as a parent after it"

"Siobhan is an excellent counsellor who helped me enormously during a very difficult period. Siobhan helped me with my problems with low self-esteem and I felt positive after each session. Thank you."

"Ruth was very helpful and caring; I felt at ease straight away. She gave me a different view of the situation and helped me understand the importance of communication. I was very, very impressed and am now a lot more confident in my role as a single father"

"Since working with Siobhan my whole family quality of life has improved beyond recognition".

"Ruth was lovely! I felt like I was no longer alone with my problems and feel like I made a friend for the 6 weeks we worked together - I shed a tear as we ended our last session!"