Help Me Help Others
I strive at all times to provide the best quality of care, help and support to you that I can. As our relationship is based on cultivating mutual trust, goodwill and genuineness, I welcome your feedback on how you are experiencing or have experienced my work. If you are happy with what I have provided I would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to leave a brief online review by clicking any of the links below. Your reviews help raise my profile online, which assists other people in need of help to find my practice when they search for a psychotherapist using Google, Yell and so forth.
- If you are not satisfied in any way then please allow me the opportunity to resolve any issues you might have with the support I’ve offered. You can do this in your next session, by sending confidential, or anonymous suggestions via the webform in option 3 below, or by emailing me directly. I also offer a Goodwill Refund if you are genuinely not satisfied with the support you received in your last session – just let me know within 7 days of the session and I will refund you your session fee with no questions asked or give you another session free of charge if you want to continue (see our Agreement for details)
There are three ways to leave feedback:
- Review sites: the best way to help support and promote my practice online
- Website testimonials: help visitors to my website read of your experience
- Confidential suggestions for improving my practice (can be anonymous): help me improve the way I work or the services I offer
1. Review Sites
Online reviews are the most effective way to support and help promote my practice; encouraging people seeking help to visit my website and explore what I have to offer. Click on the Logos below to take you to each review site:
2. Website Testimonials
You can also leave a testimonial for publication on this website using the form below. This helps people who have found my website get a better sense of what they might expect from working with me:
Some Online Patient Reviews:
“Excellent, professional and non judgemental care. Stephen is patient, listens intently and above all he is honest and I’ve really felt like I can be truly myself in therapy sessions with him which has helped me tremendously. Highly recommended.” ~ review by N.K.
“I’m so pleased with the work that I did with this therapist. He was perceptive and created just the right environment to help me feel safe enough to look at some painful things I felt I had to look at. I will be going back again after taking this break. Thank you again Stephen”~ review by J.M.
“I’m just expressing my gratitude to Stephen for giving me the help I needed and at such a low fee based on my income. I can say without a doubt that there’s no way I could have afforded anyone private because I looked around and all the fees were about the same. I was looking at a three to five month wait for the NHS and wouldn’t have lasted that long. Stephen went above and beyond and even supported me free of charge at times. So grateful. ” ~review by K.S.
“Stephen is the best in this field of business knows exactly how to help you with life its self and always has time to get back to you even if you dont have an appointment. Thanks Stephen for everything.” ~review by M.C.
“Wonderful and caring. Stephen has transformed my life! I found his approach so professional – I felt cared for, listened to and cherished – seen as an individual with individual requirements. Stephen is a true credit to his profession and this world. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this guy – he knows what he’s doing that’s for sure.” ~Review by J.L.
“Stephen is both an intuitive and genuine person and therapist. He is very skilled in partnering you through an insightful and therapeutic process. This can be challenging but ultimately proved to be a rewarding and helpful road to personal growth and to moving forwards in my life. Thank you Stephen. Highly recommended.” ~ review by Jim M
“I came to Stephen with some ambivalence towards therapy because I found it hard to believe that my old, engrained beliefs and habits could be shifted; In fact, I’d almost given up hope that I could feel better. But during our first meeting I felt I could work with him and soon, I was doing some challenging and daunting work. In a matter of a few months, I learned more about myself than in the previous years of therapy and as well as this new self-knowledge, I have achieved a level of self-acceptance that I never thought possible. Stephen has provided me with a model and a set of skills I can apply to define and address my needs, increase my self-reliance, and tackle situations that once baffled me. We have incorporated my film work and creative writing into sessions to help interpret and understand my needs, and how I see the world. I have never felt as alive, and although I still meet bumps in the road, I have renewed hope, and I’m making steady progress towards some quite specific objectives. Stephen seems to strike the perfect balance between being a trusted advocate, having crystal clear boundaries, and in the midst of this close therapeutic relationship, he is always highlighting one’s own personal responsibility. He never pushes me, unless I ask him, but I always feel he’s nudging me in the directions I want to travel. I think I have grown more in the last few months, working with Stephen, than I could ever have imagined and I’m certain there’s more to come. He has helped me to find myself in the world and I’m glad to be home.”
~ testimonial by Jim B.
Stephen has done so much more for me than I could ever summarize in a simple review, and has helped me accomplish far more than I could have hoped for or imagined in less than a year (during this 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic). Stephen has helped me get in touch with the power, strength, and courage within me. He helped me rid my life of abuse and exploitation. He has helped me see the truth of who I am, my value, and worth as a human being. He has helped me find my voice. And for the first time in my life I am independent and free in every sense of these words.
Stephen truly is a rare diamond both as a psychotherapist and as a person. He genuinely cares for all his clients, is attentive, responsive, and supportive. He will match his clients’ commitment to the therapeutic work and will not leave them short changed. He is reasonable and fair. He is authentic, genuine, and real with his patients. Stephen is by far the most brilliant professional I have ever known, with a profound wisdom and understanding of the human condition, psychology, and life in general.
Services I’ve had the honor of receiving from Stephen include psychotherapy, counseling, life skills, crisis intervention, supplementary support, career development, personal development, and psychoeducation. To say Stephen Forrest changed my life would be an understatement. Because the truth is, before working with Stephen, I had never actually felt safe enough to truly experience living. Thank you so much Stephen for everything. ~ review by S.M.
“Stephen has a genuine gift of insight that I believe very few people possess. I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with Stephen to address childhood trauma that was stopping me fulfilling my life. I have been able to revisit past experiences and create a new world for myself. His intuition, natural gift and care meant that every stage of therapy was dealt with astuteness, that on many occasions, I found astonishing. How could someone pin point so accurately my issues, and then to offer a solution so quickly and thoughtfully, I found staggering…He is a true asset to his profession.” ~ testimonial by J.L.
“Stephen provides a unique service in psychotherapy with in-depth work that you might not get elsewhere. He really opens your mind to new ways of thinking and dealing with the stresses of everyday life and past trauma. I appreciate his honesty and patience. I also love that he teaches meditation which is something I have been interested in for years but never got around to learning. It was great to have a session purely about meditation and I’m sure I will be back for more. Thank you again!” ~ testimonial by N.K.
3. Confidential suggestions for improving my Practice
I welcome constructive criticism and suggestions that might help me improve my practice and website. This is viewed only by me and not for publication anywhere. You can leave your feedback in the comments box below and it can also be sent to me anonymously if you prefer.