Wendy is a truly kind, empathetic, respectful and honest therapist with that necessary edge of challenge that helps you really work through your problems. Working with Wendy (both individually and as a couple) has taught me a different approach to life, marriage and fatherhood. Wendy is also very eloquent, warm and is a perfect facilitator. You'll have to work hard (and even do some homework - she recommends excellent books) - but it will be worth it. I especially appreciate Wendy's honesty. She will not beat around the bush, in return she will provide her support and guidance. I would truly recommend Wendy.
Wendy is a talented, professional, and deeply empathetic person. I found my sessions with her to be enormously helpful and she really supported me through some tough decisions and transitions in my life. I personally really appreciated her ability to use Skype for sessions so that the work could continue regardless of my location that week. I found this format let me go deeper knowing that I didn't have to face the outside world immediately after a session. I highly recommend her.
I would like to thank you for being there for me at the right time when I needed a guiding hand and a supporting shoulder. You had a clear and accurate way of seeing and understanding my situation. Together we looked at my struggles and found simple effective ways forward. This was a key tool in our sessions. Your warm approach to my issues and together choosing the best way forward (and sometimes in a funny way) made our sessions effective and very powerful. I cannot thank you enough for helping me get back on my feet and open my eyes to be able to love and accept myself as I am.
You are the best!
When I eventually decided to call upon Wendy to see if and how she could help me, I was still unsure of what to expect. I always assumed it was essentially down to the individual to make the changes to their life and hence, I was unsure as to how exactly Wendy could help. After a few sessions though, I quickly realised it still was indeed down to me to make the changes, but I had underestimated the importance of knowing how to make these changes, as well as finding the courage to do so; and this is where Wendy’s role proved invaluable. Without ever judging me or pushing me in a certain direction, Wendy subtly managed to make me alter my own perception of myself as well as provide me with plenty of tools to better undertake the changes in my life I long for. There will undoubtedly be further new difficult hurdles to overcome in my life, but since my sessions with Wendy, I feel much better equipped for the challenges that lie ahead.
Wendy is a very empathetic, gentle and warm therapist and I am very grateful for her help.
"When I first started therapy with Wendy, I was resistant and wary about letting someone really know me. Wendy has earned both my respect and my trust. Neither are things I give lightly. Her ability to empathize, to listen, to really be there in the moment with me ... and then quietly guide me towards a gentler, more compassionate, view of myself, and through into understanding and problem-solving, just leaves me full of a quiet joy when our sessions end. Of course, the result of this kind of growing self-awareness is sometimes challenging but I'm enjoying the ways that being heard is changing me. And truly appreciate the gentle guidance towards knowing and understanding myself in far healthier ways. I cannot recommend Wendy highly enough as a therapist. She is a pleasure to work with".
"When I joined Wendy's Women's Group. I was looking for help in confronting some big decisions and changes that I needed to make in my life. I am proud to say that I am implementing those changes. Wendy's Women's Group provided a framework of loving support that has helped me every step of the way. We are like a small family and everyone in the group participates to create a very tight support network. And above it all, Wendy manages the space with insight, honesty and great care."
"When I started working with Wendy, I was lost in my life, I was struggling on a daily basis and I was very down with no energy. It has been a long process of rebuilding and developing healthier habits. Now, I feel so much better about myself, I take time for myself and my family. Wendy is a warm and caring therapist. She has guided me while I found my way forward. And for that I am very grateful".
What can I say about being a client of Wendy Tower's?
Perhaps if I begin with the fact that from the very beginning Wendy invited me to look at myself and my behaviours with loving curiousity. And what an invitation that turned out to be … permission to stop listening to my own highly-critical inner voice and view myself and my mistakes more gently.
I have learned so much over our months of working together, with Wendy guiding and supporting me on a journey that has taken me far closer to understanding my own everyday reality and way of being.
Discovering my needs as opposed to accepting what others needed of me has been a revelation. Learning that I'm incredibly particular has amused me because I've spent most of my life imagining I was flexible and easy-going. I can only write of the incredible relief in beginning to understand and nurture my own self, noting along the way, that self-care is such a good idea if you live with others.
As Wendy has gently walked me through this process the flow-on of benefits to my immediate and extended family have become talking points too. As I reach my own personal milestones I'm also seeing just how those changes in me affect my relationships with others. Sometimes Wendy and I get to celebrate the very real achievements of the people around me too. It's clear to me now, that in understanding and accepting myself, I am influencing the lives of the people I live with.
I cannot recommend Wendy highly enough. I believe that everyone needs a Wendy in their life, even while recognising that finding a therapist is so personal. But really … she's good. Really good!
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.