Testimonials from Professionals, Parents and Children

“Your intervention was so timely for the family we referred to you and I know that they have gained great benefit from their sessions.  I was very closely involved with the family, and was painfully aware of the problems they were having and cannot imagine that I could have got the help that was needed for them from any of the existing services on offer.”

Lindsay Stocktonformer Practice Manager, Ashbourne Medical Practice

“I would like to record our thanks and appreciation for the collaborative and consultative manner in which Nature and Nurture has engaged with ACE over the last two months.  We are delighted with the way that the referral process has worked out.”

Louise DobleChairman, ACE Ashbourne

“They are a wonderful group of people, passionate about childrens’ mental health and wellbeing, and extremely innovative regarding their approach.”

Dr. Penny BlackwellGP, Wirksworth

“We felt very lucky to have found Nature and Nurture.  If only there was the opportunity for all children who are struggling to have the kind of support and guidance that xxxxx has had.  In two sessions I have seen remarkable changes . . . . thank you!”

Parent

“Thank you Nature and Nurture from the bottom of our hearts not only for the support you have given xxxxx, but to us as a family unit.  I dread to think where we would have been without the support you offered.”

Parent

‘Many thanks for all the work that you have done with xxxxx.  We feel she has very much improved.”

Parent

“I feel there has been a significant change in my daughter since attending Nature and Nurture; she seems calmer, more understanding and able to see reason betten since attending.  I feel it has been a very positive experience, thank you.”

Parent

“The group has given him tools for life in understanding himself and managing his own feelings and emotions . . . we can see the effect it has had, and it is positive.”

Parent

“We cannot thank Frances enough for all that she has done for xxxxx; she has given us our daughter back.”

Parent

“We have really noticed a huge difference in the way xxxxx is able to cope and manage his emotions now.  The number and severity of his meltdowns have decreased and he is able to talk about his emotions and feelings now.”

Parent

“I feel this therapy has not only helped xxxxx now, but has given him skills he can take through into the rest of his life.”

Parent

“Thank you so much for your service.  It came at a time of great need.  Her anxieties are less.  She’s now able to go to sleep in her room every night without getting out and waking up others.”

Parent

“We really appreciate the work that you have done with xxxxx.  She is much calmer and has a much better attitude and is dealing with challenging situations much better.”

Parent

“What a wonderful service you provide.  Xxxxx seems in a much better place and although this is just the start of helping him deals with some of the issues it has really helped.  Thank you.”

Parent

“I feel that the support given to help my daughter come to terms with some issues was excellent and appropriate. Thank you, truly!”

Parent

“I don’t get as upset, I have learnt a lot about my problems and different ways to control my anger.”

Child

“At first I didn’t want to come, but after the first session I really liked it and wanted to come back.”

Child

“The animals make it more fun and its nice to be in the country.  I like animals so it appealed to me when Mum first offered it.  Its a really nice building and furnishings, and a relaxing atmosphere.”

Child

“You’ve really helped me get over some of the stuff that’s been upsetting me”

Child

“My confidence has increased, I am no longer worried about the way I look and I have learnt to cope with any oncoming problems.”

Child

“Its helped my anger and sadness to go lower, and my happiness go very high.”

Child

“There have been improvements in my confidence and feelings and in my ability to deal with difficult situations.  Sunshine Barn is a really nice open space that provides a friendly environment, very comfortable and pretty.”

Child

“I like the atmosphere in here, its nice and very relaxing and they have helped me a lot as now I don’t worry about my Dad as much, or get as angry.”

Child

“I didn’t want to come to the group the first week, but when we finished I wanted to go every day. Thanks for all the help guys!”

Child

I have felt a lot more relaxed and able to cope with hard and scary situations.

Child

I’m really impressed with just how much therapy helps and how relaxing and calm it is.  I enjoyed how much it opened up about my inner emotions.

Child

Thank you for being there when we really needed help.  To be able to come to such a beautiful and relaxed environment is a wonderful bonus too.  Thank you for helping not only xxxxx but the whole family.  You are heaven sent.

Parent

The group really helped because I was talking to people who understood what I was going through.  Helped me realise I’m not alone.

Child

I have felt safe and able to talk to everyone.  It has provided me with lots of techniques to help me.

Child

It has truly been a brilliant experience. What a truly wonderful, safe place to learn to help support your child through a vulnerable stage.  Both my daughter and I have benefitted immensely.  I hope that more funding can be found to enable others to receive such excellent support and guidance.

Parent

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