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Every time I started a relationship with anyone I sabotaged its progress because of my neediness. I realised that I wanted commitment at all costs and would accept any kind of behaviour as long as they professed to love me.

When I found someone who said he wanted to marry me I ignored the warning signs that he just wanted to control me. I tolerated emotional and physical abuse and never complained, telling myself that they loved me really and that things would change if I changed my unreasonable behaviour.

ARTICLE - 26

I have been extremely fortunate to have been directed to The Reach Approach and Mr Easton Hamilton. Having spent decades feeling debilitatingly anxious, I am now in a position of calm and confidence and am finally embracing life.

With the help and support of Easton and Reach’s ground-breaking philosophy and approach to well-being, I have been able to look under and beyond my anxiety and find that what was there all along was predominantly anger. Of course this won’t be the case for everyone, however I would recommend anyone desperately wanting relief or simply exploring the way we ‘work’ to go to www.thereachapproach.co.uk and look at ‘Are you anxious or are you angry?’ as a first step in helping yourself or others to uncover what it is that is actually undermining your health and happiness...

ARTICLE - 27

I just love the deeper understanding I achieve and the benefits gained from working with The Reach Approach website.

Reach, headed up by Easton Hamilton, is a team of counsellors, psychotherapists and naturopaths working in the field of mental health and they have a wonderful site at www.thereachapproach.co.uk...

ARTICLE - 28

If you have ever lost someone dear to you, I am sure you will have experienced some of the same feelings that I found myself struggling with.

When my mother died very suddenly without any warning. I was shocked and numb and just got through the next few weeks of funeral arrangements and legal paperwork. Her possessions had to be dealt with and her house sold. My emotions were all over the place...some days I could not stop the tears and other days I felt completely detached.

ARTICLE - 29

I was given the number for 'the reach approach' by a friend who was going through the journey herself. She recognised that I was struggling with low self esteem and confidence since my relationship had ended some months before. I began seeing Jo Kilburn but really felt a bit of a fraud as I felt she must be dealing with much more serious issues than I was presenting.

Jo has helped me see that differently. She explained there are no criteria I had to meet to be worthy of help...each person is as important as another, and all my feelings and emotions were valid.

ARTICLE - 30

My brother and I grew up without my absent father. As children we knew that our one parent family was unusual. We lived in a very isolated rural area and in the early 60's it was not the norm. So from the age of seven I saw my father sporadically for a couple of hours maybe once a month.

As an adult the relationship with my father became increasingly strained as my anger and disappointment towards him was less contained. It was spilling into every area of my life and my partner urged me to seek support in dealing with my destructive feelings.

ARTICLE - 31

I was introduced to The Reach Approach through a conversation at a self-development day by one of the attendees. He told me about their website, www.thereachapproach.co.uk, and how much information and resources were available, mostly free or modestly priced.

Their website is awesome!

ARTICLE - 32

I spent most of my adult years feeling like something was missing. This always made me feel so guilty – I had a beautiful family, a good job and a lovely home – what did I have to feel unhappy about? Although I was very good at putting on a brave face, I felt like I was walking around under a great black cloud that only I could see.

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Going through a marriage break up and divorce is not easy for anybody and I thought I was coping with mine reasonably well. We signed on the dotted line, promised to be amicable for the sake of the children and went our separate ways. And then I broke down.

ARTICLE - 34

Going through a marriage break up and divorce is not easy for anybody and I thought I was coping with mine reasonably well. We signed on the dotted line, promised to be amicable for the sake of the children and went our separate ways. And then I broke down.

ARTICLE - 35

Going through a marriage break up and divorce is not easy for anybody and I thought I was coping with mine reasonably well. We signed on the dotted line, promised to be amicable for the sake of the children and went our separate ways. And then I broke down.

ARTICLE - 36

My friends would probably describe me as being really confident and outgoing, and on the surface that’s how I appeared. The truth was however, that on the inside I was feeling inadequate and pessimistic, trapped in a mindset that was harsh and unloving.

ARTICLE - 37

As a teenager I wanted nothing more than to be married, have lots of children and settle down.

I was the eldest of five children and loved looking after my younger siblings. So when I married I very much wanted to create the sort of family life I had enjoyed, and my new husband felt the same.

ARTICLE - 38

I found ‘ The Reach Approach’ through a friend as I had been talking to her about getting older and how I was feeling less confident. She suggested I gave Reach a ring, which I did and I made an appointment to see Jo Kilburn.

ARTICLE - 39

I recognised that I had always been extremely fortunate. I came from a good home, with loving, in fact doting parents, I'd had a private education, there was a promising future ahead of me…so why was I feeling so miserable?

ARTICLE - 40

Inner peace is seldom found when valuing external acquisitions... a new car, a big house, a nice fat bank balance!

The problem was I had grown up thinking that this was the route to success in my life, and having achieved all of these external ‘things’ I found myself feeling more and more unhappy.

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I am not very good with words but I really want to write this review about Reach so that anybody who is feeling sad or depressed can know that there are people out there that really care.

When I went to see Reach I was so unhappy that I didn’t even want to get out of bed in the mornings. I felt so bad that I didn’t believe that anybody could help me.

ARTICLE - 42

I have just received your beautiful retirement card and flowers. Thank you so much. I am really touched. It’s funny to think you were one of the first people I contacted in my role as Manager of our Counselling Services and now you will also be one of the last!

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I am a senior lecturer on the Integrative Counselling Diploma course at BCU. This is a two year accredited course and is the natural progression for students who have already completed the Certificate. We have been running this course for 18 years now and have an average intake of 90 students per year.

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