Testimonials

 

close-speech-marks-grey copyI gave Sam Hocking 5 stars because that’s the maximum available for this review but if it was an option I would give her a 1 billion star rating!

Sam has only worked with me a short time and before meeting her, my life was upside down, I was reliving my darkest hours ( severe trauma) over and over and falling deeper into a black hole of despair.

I reached out for support with other┬áprofessionals but none of them could help, some of them left me feeling even WORSE! There were many days where I felt like I couldn’t carry on and I just wanted to give up.

Then in a last desperate attempt to get help I found Sam, and in just a few short months she has flooded all the darkness in my life with warm sunshine and I feel like me again.

Sam has supported me tirelessly and has treated me with respect and care that goes way beyond a therapists duty. She has seen me as a person not just a client and made me feel like it’s okay to just be myself.

Sam has been there for the really REALLY big things but also for the really small (tiny) things too.

In the last few weeks I have achieved so much, I have learnt a range of coping skills and I am about to qualify with a degree at university-something I couldn’t have done without Sam.

As I continue to recover, I know that I can count on her to walk with me through the storm and of all the people I have met in my lifetime I think Sam is one of the kindest, most skilled and most incredibly caring people ever.

Whatever troubles you may be facing, don’t struggle alone, Sam can help! She is truly wonderful. When things seem hopeless and painful she provides compassion, hope and healing.

 

close-speech-marks-grey copyI first contacted Samantha Hocking for help some years ago. I was suffering tremendous emotional pain when I had just stopped drinking alcohol after decades of alcoholism. I was desperate for help.

I could not have found a better counsellor to help me. Samantha was immediately very understanding and supportive of me. She helped me get throughsome very traumatic and difficult weeks as I began to feel the emotional after effects of stopping drinking.

Samantha immediately sensed a lot more that was wrong in me then I realised and she explained how I needed to get more in touch with my feelings. She had complete empathy with the pain I was feeling and experiencing and was able to explain to me what was happening to me and why it was happening.

After helping me through my initial traumas Samantha led me on a journey of personal development to more fully understand myself. In the consultations that have followed those initial ones Samantha helped me get in closer touch with my own feelings and I began to change and understand myself better. My relationships with all those I love and care about have improved enormously and I am coming to terms with who I really am.

I consider myself really fortunate to have found myself in the care of Samantha Hocking. She has been a fantastic therapist to me and made an immense difference to my life. I cannot recommend Samantha too highly.

As I continue to recover, I know that I can count on her to walk with me through the storm and of all the people I have met in my lifetime I think Sam is one of the kindest, most skilled and most incredibly caring people ever.

Whatever troubles you may be facing, don’t struggle alone, Sam can help! She is truly wonderful. When things seem hopeless and painful she provides compassion, hope and healing.

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About Lakeland Therapy


 

My work is integrative in nature, offering Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision to clients across the region

Contact details


 

01229 583305

07904 543722

info@lakeland-therapy.com

Location


 

2 Bolton Place
Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12 7FE