I was involved in a potentially life threatening accident which left me very anxious and depressed. This put a tremendous strain on my marriage and relationship with my family. I was diagnosed as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. I was referred to a psychologist called Colin Howard, and I received a treatment called EMDR. The treatment has had a positive outcome for me and my family. I was treated with dignity and respect, Colin is a true gentleman, and is a true expert in his field.
I started working with Colin in February 2014 and I was a wreck, I was always stressed, had anxiety as well as depression. I was fearful every day and could either be as high as a kite or couldn't get out of bed. Through working with Colin over the last 5 months I have completely returned to the bubbly, happy person I was many years ago. I cannot thank Colin enough for his help, he has saved my life. He helped explain where in the brain my problems were and the root cause of this. He has taught me so many breathing techniques and meditation exercises and I now feel I can take on the world. Words cannot express my gratitude to this man, thank you so much Colin.
I made contact with Colin when I felt quite desperate. It is difficult to describe the depths of despair I was experiencing, I began to think it would be better to be dead than go on in the state I was in. I rang Colin in this state of desperation, I did not know where to turn.
I had been in a serious bike accident several months earlier, and the accident and my injuries were badly handled and I was very traumatised by the whole incident. As time passed I just felt worse and worse, more anxious and more depressed by the day, ending up in A and E with a panic attack. I guess I was suffering from PTSD. I rang and talked to Colin and from the moment I spoke to him I felt I had a life line in place, he had such a kind, reassuring presence. He started treatment with me soon after and the effects were dramatic. EMDR seems like a miracle treatment and for me it was a miracle.
Five sessions later I am back to normal, I am happy, enjoying my life, looking forward to the future, a complete turn-around. It is difficult to put into words how much Colin has helped me but he has and I will always be grateful. Colin is extremely skilled, supportive, kind. I feel very lucky to have found Colin, got my life and myself back.