TALK THROUGH IT Supporting Mental Health for children and teenagers
Newbury and surrounding areas

Testimonials

'Gerry is amazingly committed and focused and has worked miracles with some of our pupils. She always puts the child first, is reliable, punctual and available, and perseveres to make sure that a satisfactory (or better) outcome is reached. Highly recommended!'
J.Pain, The Clere School, Hants.

'When my youngest son was struggling in a new school and he was unable to cope emotionally with day to day demands, I knew I needed
to seek professional help and advice so that I could better equip my son for the challenges that lie ahead. After speaking to a friend, I got in touch with Talk Through It. After an informal meeting to get to know us as a family, Gerry organised sessions at school so that she could visit my son in the environment he found most difficult.

Over the course of time and after an Educational Psychologist assessment, some practical guidelines were put in place. These guidelines, added to the thorough assessment work Gerry had done beforehand, were a transformation both emotionally and practically giving one teacher to tell me that my son was now an absolute delight to teach and the transformation had been amazing.

It was therefore natural that when my eldest son was struggling with relationships within his year group I immediately looked to Gerry to be that support and listening ear. In so doing, my eldest son has been able to look at things from a much wider perspective and whilst appreciating the behaviour of others is not always acceptable, he can now understand perhaps why a child would react the way they do.

In an environment where so much is put on us as parents and our children both in the home and at school, I would highly recommend Gerry for her caring and gentle approach and the support she has given us as a family. Gerry’s obvious desire to see a happy, confident child is evident in all she does and her ability to help children view things as a positive challenge rather than a negative obstacle is amazing.'
Mrs G

'Gerry was easy to talk to. My daughter liked her and enjoyed seeing her every week. Gerry has been a massive help to her and helped her work through some of her issues. She has been a huge help to me, with helping me to understand some of the issues that my daughter has been dealing with and giving me the guidance to carry on helping at home. You're brilliant at what you do and I'm so glad I found you.'
Mrs W.

‘N suddenly changed and as I call it now "the switching on of the lights" from some very dark days. All I know is he has turned into a happy healthy teenager, something I was wondering if I would ever see again. If I can help someone out in some small way I will gladly help as you did for me when I couldn't see through that horrid dark mist that is school refusal. Mrs T.’

'Life was very difficult for us. No one seemed to understand exactly what we were going through, we were judged by others and looked down on as parents. Nothing we seemed to do worked, and the heart and soul of our home had disappeared. You helped us to see where things could change and slowly, they did. Can't thank you enough.' Mr and Mrs F.

'Thank you for being there when things were tough at home. I remember sitting in my bedroom and hating everything around me. I thought I would never be ok again. I am on a photography course and I have a life where I actually exist beyond the walls of my house. I needed someone to talk to and I needed to see that there was life out there worth living for. Thanx.' S.


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