You Say

Wendy gave me a valuable, non-judgmental outside perspective on changes I’ve been going through this year. She helped to illuminate unconsidered paths and parts of myself while never placing challenge above compassion. Working with her was a great help during difficult circumstances. (CS, England)

I initially contacted you due to a course I was on that required me to undertake personal therapy, I benefited from our discussions about my understanding of therapy, its varied applications and differing approaches.

Having met three therapists for initial consultations prior to yourself, I decided to work with you as I immediately felt at ease in your company and felt comfortable in your consulting room in Chorleywood.  I remember thinking at the time that the room was decorated and furnished very similarly to the way I would have chosen which obviously helped in my feelings.  Feeling comfortable both inside and out is not something to be underestimated in my view.

We have met regularly for three years.  Your warmth and understanding during this time helped me explore many issues using various styles of therapy.  I have found all of them extremely useful, I especially enjoyed the art therapy and the use of visualisation.  My journey personally over the past few years has been one of the most transitional and sometimes difficult times of my life, little did I know what immediately laid ahead when I initially began our sessions.  However knowing the therapy was available to me and the results that were evolving as I progressed along my therapeutic path helped me immensely.

What I have discovered during my therapy with you is MYSELF.  My true self.  I’ve learnt to be and accept ‘the person’ and ‘the mother’ I am.  What I discovered as the therapy progressed that I was developing skills and strategies to help myself deal with situations in the way I’ve always wanted and aspired to manage.  Throughout I have felt completely confident in your professionalism, knowledge and skills and could not have wished for a better experience.

I am a different person to the one prior to therapy, more secure in myself and my own skin.  I like myself much more than I did.  I also have much more confidence personally.  I would say the biggest result for me is that I’ve learnt to put myself first before others without feeling guilty.

I am sincerely grateful with much warmth.  (LC, England) 

There was no one reason why I chose to see a therapist, outwardly I was happy, positive and outgoing, underneath this exterior, I felt lost, had low self-esteem and wasted vast amounts of energy worrying about the future and comparing myself to others. I found Wendy’s website after trawling the internet, to me she seemed to offer the most holistic approach, a combination of the more ‘evidence based’ CBT and other more dynamic forms of therapy and life coaching. Wendy had the exquisite power of helping me to understand what was at the root of my unhappiness. She used powerful visualisation exercises, gave me the space to talk, and enabled me to challenge my thoughts, adapting each session to my needs. Vitally she provided me with tools to utilise in my everyday life to ensure permanent changes were achieved. It is cliche but since seeing Wendy, I feel like a weight has been lifted, I am the person that others saw before. I am not immune to the knocks of life (unfortunately she can’t change the actual world),yet I now have the strength to ride through them and look at them in a different light. Likewise when the thoughts that used to haunt my life daily make a rare appearance, I can quickly look at them rationally and stop them from tearing me up unlike before. Ultimately this whole experience has made me more relaxed, allowed me to appreciate my life and engage in the here and now. Without hesitation, I would recommend Wendy – I feel exceptionally lucky that I was fortunate enough to choose her and wish you all the best in your journey if you decide the same.  (ML, England)

A friend recognised I was stuck in a rut and pointed me in Wendy’s direction. We were particularly impressed by Wendy’s ability to act as both a life coach and psychotherapist backed by her formidable list of qualifications. The no-nonsense approach to identifying my requirements allowed us to stay focused throughout enabling the delivery of tangible results in the shortest possible time. In order to maximize the effectiveness of each session Wendy set well-structured pre-work which was both thought-provoking and totally absorbing. I found the whole experience to be rewarding, emotional and fun in equal measure and would wholeheartedly recommend Wendy’s services.  (JW, England)

Wendy has done a great job of encouraging me to be more ‘authentic’ and honest with myself about the quality of my interactions with people.  She calmly assessed and addressed a number of niggling issues that I felt needed work, and over time I learned to trust and believe in myself again.  Wendy’s approach was very effective at getting to the root of my concerns and blended a variety of techniques, which enabled me to work through and resolve them.  Exploring issues can be quite a challenge and I was very glad to have someone like Wendy to help me on that journey.  I have no hesitation in recommending Wendy’s services – she has a natural warmth and charm that allows you to unwind and open up… exactly what I needed! (SLH, England)

Working with Wendy is a joy.  Her manner is gentle, soft, and very approachable, but at the same time, underneath, she is a very strong, capable and commanding presence as a therapist or coach.  She brings to her sessions a wide variety of training and skills, and is very intuitive regarding what is best for her client’s needs in that moment.  I appreciate Wendy’s creative use of imagery and right brain skills and at the same time her solid grounding in fundamental theories of psychology.  On top of that, she has the wonderful skills that come with her training as a Martha Beck Life Coach.  All in all, a very rich tapestry of skills is available to you when you work with Wendy!  (LB, Malibu, CA)

I decided I needed to work with a therapist/coach after 6 months of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I found that medication I was prescribed was only taking away the physical symptoms of being anxious, but it wasn’t able to heal me deal with the mental affects that being scared and worried all of the time has on you. Seeking a therapist was the best thing I ever did.

I picked Wendy firstly because she was recommended to me by a friend but also because I felt after reading her website that she was able to offer me what I needed. Wendy has a wide range of qualifications and skills. She is able to find a way to help you that is specific to your needs because she offers such a wide variety of therapy. I found her sessions comfortable, safe and non-confrontational.

We explored visualisation techniques and talked a lot!  We also worked on my perception and understanding of things, helping me to review situation that had seemed out of my control and previously caused me anxiety in a way that felt more manageable and something I could cope with.  Biggest result:  The feeling when the puzzle begins to start fitting together again, you realise your situation is only temporary and with hard work you can change the way you feel/think. She made me feel safe and I was reassured that I could talk about anything no matter how silly.      (JT, England)

Life coaching with Wendy Hammond is that rare thing – incredibly useful AND a real treat. Wendy is delightful to work with: warm, inspiring and witha wonderful ability to open up old problems and dilemmas to new perspectives. The session left me full of ideas, armed with new energy and practical suggestions, and able to take my next steps forward where previously I was stuck and overwhelmed.          (TR, Wales)

I was deeply unhappy with an area of my life and recognised I needed help to understand the causes and stop a repeating pattern occurring again in the future.

Wendy creates a calm and relaxed environment and asks intelligent and searching questions which encourage me to search my feelings and experiences.  We discuss whatever surfaces; breaking it down to really understand what is going on inside.  Wendy ensures I can explore my feelings in an open and honest way.  She does not judge and shows real empathy to difficult situations.

The whole experience has helped me understand who I am and why I react to situations.  With this knowledge I am working towards a better outcome in the area of my life I recognized as needing help.  But in addition I have an improved prospective on my life in general.

I would not hesitate to recommend Wendy.  (GC, England)

Wendy is a fabulous coach! She has a magical way of asking just the right question in just the right way so that I am able to go deeper into myself and find the answers that are there. Her gentle voice makes me feel comforted and cared for. If you are looking for a coach to guide you to your own answers brilliantly, I highly highly recommend Wendy Hammond.  (SD, Alaska)

After an incident where I lost my temper at work (understatement) I was signed off for three months due to stress.  One most powerful outcome from working with Wendy was to recognize that I had choices.  We clarified what I wanted to say in the hearing about my return where I would be facing a supervisor who didn’t want me back. I was terrified that I would break down in tears of fury at this meeting, but instead I found my power and voice again. We also worked with dreams and visualizations which I found to be surprisingly useful and illustrative.  The best thing about working with Wendy was that despite our different backgrounds and lives (my biggest misgiving at the offset), I always felt understood and calmly but strongly supported.  It was such a relief to talk to someone without judgement.        (AM, England)

I had suffered on and off with depression since the birth of my first child and could feel myself dipping into that place again.  I couldn’t stand the thought of feeling so dark and powerless.  I’d just lost a good friend of mine now realize I hadn’t allowed myself to grieve at all.  I’m not even sure exactly what happened in my sessions with Wendy.  We talked about my friend.  We explored some possibilities about my life going forward.  There was one dream in particular which seemed to heal something deep inside me.  I just know that when we finished, I felt light again.  And grateful.  My husband was glad to have me back too.   (LC,  England)

I can without hesitation recommend Wendy Hammond.  My anxiety levels are at an all-time low since university.  Thank you.  (WL , England)

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