Empathic and insightful
Nicholas was a great help to me over the two years we spent together. I came to Nicholas to discuss my relationship, but found that the conversation dove deeper as I learned to trust him, and the weekly sessions became more and more important to me. Nicholas attaches significance to anything one says, which provides a valuable sense of validation. His empathic, patient and unjudgemental approach has been vital in my struggle to accept myself, and to share my true self with others. Although he has many qualities, not least his fatherly demeanour, I believe his greatest skill lies in offering alternative points of view, by which he constantly confounded and surprised me, urging me to revisit occasions from my recent and distant past, and make sense of them. Although I reached the point at which I thought my search for meaning could go on without him, it was with a heavy heart that I asked for our sessions to end, and I would like to come back again one day, simply to tell him where I've been. Many thanks, Nicholas.