I came to see David first and foremost to help me better understand myself. Specifically, how my behaviors, beliefs and accumulated experiences are impacting and affecting those around me, how I deal (or don’t deal) with stress, conflict, or other pressures in daily life. David has been a calming influence who has gently guided me through suggestions covering, both ‘ways of thinking’ about situations to more tangible actions to try out. David’s approach has been holistic in blending career, marriage, family and self, past and present into understanding how behaviors develop over time. He has been strongly supportive, but always taking a balanced approach helping me understand how my actions and emotions may look or feel ‘from the other side’. David continues to help me become a more empathetic thinker who is more easily able to understand the state of his own emotions first.
Monique has a dynamic and informed approach of guiding and facilitating. Her professional and structured approach is warm and friendly so it was very easy to be open with her. As a director of a ecommerce business I would recommend her approach which guides executives rather than tells. She’s allowed me to view different ways of looking at myself and my business and worked to create positivity and identify core strengths. The process was organic and positive and result will be invaluable professionally and personally for years to come.
I contacted Psychology Pathways with a level of scepticism and blunt expectations and in so-doing, was fortunate enough to have received contact from Monique who was equally as frank and straight up and down in her response to my expectations as I had been of her in demanding them. I immediately felt at ease with Monique. There was an obvious ‘zero BS’ factor, but with a warmth, honesty and charisma that was instantly comforting and so I agreed that we should meet to see how things went. During my sessions with Monique, whilst always feeling safe and supported, I also felt like there was nowhere to hide – as much from myself as from anyone. Monique regularly made me hear my own words/thoughts and made me take stock of the answers that I had within me, thereby helping me sort out and tidy-up my thought processes. Gentle, encouraging and firm, I knew that I was being held to account for my own actions and outputs, but at no stage did I ever feel like I was being judged or having a gun held to my head. Simply that Monique’s expectation of me was that I delivered on the expectations of myself, which I found to be supportive, uplifting and empowering. Our sessions would often take on a free-flowing, meandering path that always remained relevant and insightful, but never strained or put on. Within a very short space of time I found that Monique had helped me realign my thoughts and address my whole being as opposed to just what was in my head. I would highly recommend Monique to anyone that requires that spark and inspiration which is possibly buried down a little too deep inside of them as Monique sees what shines on the inside and somehow manages to help you shine on the outside as well.