Success stories

While we are all about teaching the skills to experience more love, we are delighted to receive the love too!

One of the great things about helping people create better relationships is the ripple effect.  More inner love creates more outer love, and all that love creates a better world for everyone.  Here’s what some of our clients have to say:


I have benefited immensely from my sessions

“Amy connected with me with kindness at a human level. She instantly put me at ease and was able to use very effective techniques to help me understand certain aspects of my psyche. She adds in very practical ways of managing stressors in daily life. I have benefited immensely from my sessions with Amy and it has led me to live a more happy and meaningful life on a daily basis.” – Melita


I can't recommend Amy enough

“Amy has helped me overcome my social anxiety and regain my confidence to build many strong friendships.  I have found the courage to reconcile with family and build a strong relationship with myself which has filtered through in my romantic relationship.  Amy is able to put things in a different perspective and has opened my eyes to understand other people’s point of views, behaviours and that it is possible to have healthy relationships while upholding my boundaries. The skills I have learnt in communicating effectively are life changing. I can’t recommend Amy enough!” – Brittanie (image changed for privacy)

Working with Amy was life changing

Working with Amy was life changing. When I began working with her I was entering a new relationship, and with her help I was able to navigate situations in a much healthier and happier way. We were able to work through the issues and she provided me with communication tools and a different perspective. Her style with me was to never tell me what to do, but to give me the space to get honest with myself, allowing me to grow.” – Rebecca (image changed for privacy)


I feel worthy, valued and loved

The experience has been empowering and life changing for me.

Today, I am more comfortable with who I am, I feel worthy, valued, and loved by those most dear to me, and most importantly myself. I have been able to successfully cultivate functional relationships, that are supportive of me, enabling me to step out from the shadows of my past, embrace my vulnerability, and take my true place in the world.


Challenges your thinking and helps you get unstuck

“Amy is my best kept secret, she has been my trusted therapist for many years now! She has the perfect balance of being warm and has an incredibly sharp mind.  She doesn’t just sit passively and listen, her approach is hands on. She gets to the core of who you are and how you approach your life and then she creates a safe supportive environment to challenge your thinking patterns and help you get unstuck to find a way through life’s challenges.” – Lena

A greater sense of ease within myself and with others

“Amy provides counselling with warmth, compassion and humour. She creates a safe place for me to work through the things I find the hardest and most painful to deal with, and ultimately the most rewarding to work on. Amy has helped me learn some practical mental routines and new ways of thinking. Through her wise and gentle guidance I’m finding a greater sense of ease within myself and with others.” – Michael 

Amy helped me find my confidence in love

Amy and I first started working together when I felt very lost about who I was and what I needed out of love. Amy taught me to, not only, love myself but understand my needs and wants in a relationship. When I was scared to love again, Amy was my safety net and helped me find my confidence in love. At the time of writing this, I am two weeks away from getting married to the love of my life and happier than I’ve ever been. Amy helped me find myself, then my partner, and now; my perfect relationship. Amy has taught me to build strength in my relationship, have strong communication channels and taught us to face all problems as one team. I don’t think I would be as happy as I am today if I hadn’t found Amy. ” – Shruti


An amazing support to get my marriage back on track

“Amy has been an amazing support getting my 30-year-old marriage back on track by guiding my husband and I to find each other again. Her kindness has given me the strength to learn how to be kinder to myself and how I react to others. My family life is so much more fun and there is more calmness and love at home.” – Lisa


Unleashed the strong, confident woman I am

“I could not recommend Amy highly enough.  She is warm and patient in her approach and has always provided me with a safe place to be vulnerable with my thoughts and feelings. Her holistic approach to counselling means that I know I am training my brain to think more kindly of myself and I can apply this way of thinking to my everyday life.
I can’t thank Amy enough for helping me to unleash the strong, confident woman that I am today.” – Bianca

I gained perspective, understanding and tools

Working with Amy has enabled me to improve many relationships – my relationship with my emotional and physical self, my relationship with work, study and life, friends and partners. This has been hugely important to me as I navigate my early twenties and the associated difficulties that arise, often for the first time. Since working with Amy I have gained a great deal of perspective, understanding of self, and the tools I need to overcome life’s challenges.” – Alana 


“My friend and I, who both have the privilege of visiting Amy, sometimes notice how we incorporate her “voice” in our advice to one another! I think this truly showcases how Amy has equipped us with the tools to voyage the ebbs and flows in life, even once you have the left the session. Amy approaches her counselling with a mix of professionalism, hard work, gentle guidance, laughter and friendship. I recommend Amy if you are looking to strengthen the relationships in your life, and most importantly, the relationship with yourself.”

A word from Amy

I feel so fortunate to be able to work with the smart, brave, committed people who come to me seeking more love and connection.  Learning how to have secure, healthy, happy relationships changed my own life and I want to share the knowledge and skills as far and wide as possible. 

I am eternally grateful to my wonderful clients for teaching me so much and giving me the opportunity to do what I love. (You know who you are.  Big love to you. x)

Amy Islip therapist