At the heart of ECPT is our ethos & passion about our work & our trainees. This is why our students (in clinical placement) receive feedback such as this below, (amended for anonymity).
I am writing to share with you my experiences with Kerry .
When I first came to Hull I quickly became acquainted with the well-being services as I understood I needed help with some of my issues and I was referred to Kerry as they recognised I had unresolved issues I didn’t even know existed. I was sceptical at first, as I didn’t think I really needed the type of help that was being offered and having had CBT a few years ago (which wasn’t a particularly helpful endeavour for me) I didn’t think I would gain much from the experience.
I was WRONG! From my first meeting with Kerry she had a way about getting things out of me I’ve never really shared with anyone or even really acknowledged to myself. She has shown me that she sincerely cared about my progress throughout this journey and has given me a new lease on life. The tools she helped me discover within myself have been essential in helping me to not only cope with life, but to live a life that I thrive in, a life where I am happy and confident. When I first met Kerry I never thought this would be me, I had gotten used to living in a mediocre reality and if I couldn’t help myself I decided I would dedicate myself to help others instead.
I went from being a shell of my former self to being strong, confident, having boundaries and rescuing myself for a change instead of everybody else. Most important to me is I learned to LOVE myself with a passion, I deserve to be first, I deserve peace, I deserve happiness. The old me will never be me again, I feel liberated and have a new lease on life.
As an aspiring Psychologist, I can’t begin to tell you how uplifting it has been for me to see that the therapies CAN and DO work. For a long time I felt like there was something wrong with me and that I would always be sad, which is why it was always so important to me to help people – I didn’t want anyone else to be sad. Now I want to help people because I believe everybody deserves quality of life, mine has been restored and hopefully I can do that for others.
I would like to thank you all so wholeheartedly for the amazing work that you do, being able to rely on your service saved me and brought me back to life. For that I will be eternally grateful. I don’t think anything I say to Kerry can ever express how truly grateful I am for everything she did for me, I’m blessed to have had her share this journey with me. She’s honestly beyond amazing.
Thanks a million!