Testimonials

From those who have re-launched their relation-ships, whether together or apart

The following testimonials are from our clients.  They are deliberately anonymous.

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Go here if you want to hear from those whose marriage or relationship has split up while working with us

 

  • How well Duo Coaching works:

  • "They work fabulously together. They have great complementary skills that mean you get a well rounded approach with real results. It is definitely a case of two heads being better than one. Your best qualities are caring, understanding, being relaxing to be with, thought provoking, listening, remembering and genuinely caring."

  • "We chose you because I knew there would be an end in six sessions.  Now we've reached the end I realise they've gone amazingly quickly."

  • "If we had gone to conventional counselling we would have taken a longtime getting nowhere. It would have been tedious and my husband would have felt marginalised. This has worked wonderfully well for us."

  • "My life and our lives are so much better for working with you. It has made such a significant difference to us. The difference between staying together and keeping our family or splitting up after we had been through some rough times. You offer a very specialised and invaluable opportunity."

  • "The first long offload session was essential, as we got everything out and ended up empty. From there we could move on. If we'd gone to traditional counselling we'd have still been offloading two months later."

  • "We've had traditional Relationship Counselling before and now know that you get what you pay for."

  • "We appreciate the secure, calming, revealing, educational and problem solving sessions. Your qualities include listening, firm but kind, versatile, able to adapt, genuinely caring, being outcome based to create real, practical results."

  • "After just one session we now know with real clarity what the fundamental issues are and are on the way to resolving them."

  • "Together you create outcome-based real results. You have helped by giving us practical skills to take back into real life.  You both have an amazing ability to help uncover the real reasons for our behaviours and actions without us feeling ‘bad’ about it. Once something from the past is ‘discovered’ it is not over analysed but used in a positive sense to take things forward not backwards. You are firm, to the point, with great ‘on the hop’ skills....and kind."

  • "It is massively beneficial to have both a male and a female counselling us at the same time."

  • "It’s fair to say when we decided to seek help with our marriage, we were already in a place of crisis. When we first sat down to discuss our problems, we quickly realised that they do not do “quick fixes”. In depth discussions together and separately meant that issues could be brought into the open safely and dealt with at an appropriate pace. The sessions are given a lot of time to ensure nothing is rushed or overlooked and that both parties can feel they are being understood. The skills given to us have changed the way we approach our relationship with each other. We can honestly say, that we are now in a much stronger marriage with better foundations which have meant that we have learnt to enjoy each other’s company again and we are now looking forward to a much brighter future. Thank you!"

  • "Having met you, we knew that we were in safe hands and had made the right decision."

  • "The knowledge that we can email and phone you between sessions to get your support is incredibly helpful and makes us feel really supported."

  • "They helped me and my husband with our rocky marriage. They listened well and were never quick to judge. The tools, homework, personal development challenges they gave us have now taken our marriage off the rocks and onto a peaceful beach.... Duo Coaching has saved a marriage, family and friendship and for that I thank them. I know that if I need them at all in the future, they will be there for me."

  • "We started in a very bad place and I didn't think our relationship could continue, although I really wanted it to. We are now very happy with where we are going and have made huge steps forward."

  • "The harsh reality is that the cost of saving my marriage is inestimable to me. Given that, you are reassuringly expensive."

  • "Thank you so very much for your incredible insight, sensitivity and intelligent guidance. Rest assured that should I need help in the future I would have every confidence in returning for future sessions with you both. My personal and grateful thanks."

  • "You and Neil enveloped me. I have never felt quite so safe and able to open up with anyone as I did with you both. You had an amazing understanding which gave me comfort and strength. You've been so kind - thank you."

  • We found you very helpful and committed.

  • Some of the results brought about through the very special Duo Coaching way

  • "Our relationship is now more natural than it has been in years. Our love has got more intense and we are really in love again. There has been a lot of healing."

  • "I am much more happy and having really positive experiences at home; I am really wanting to come home and see my wife rather than dreading it."

  • "The journey is still tough but it is so much easier when there is a safe place to talk, to share and not shout or be shouted at."

  • "This is the first time in years that we have bared all.  Without this, we wouldn't be in a relationship at all. The balance of the future is now much greater than to the past."

  • "Thank you once again for you continued support and interest. We are both feeling safe, secure, stronger, more comfortable and happier than either of us has in a very long time. The challenges are still there, the ups and downs continue to happen but we no longer fight each other to deal with them. We are a work in progress, enjoying the foundations but relishing the redecorating and extensions to our life! It goes without saying, without your hard work, professionalism and encouragement, we would not be in the position we are or the people that we have become. We are friends, lovers, husband & wife and above all, grateful!"

  • "Before we would have screamed and shouted at each other; now we are talking like grown ups. We are now in a really positive place and I know we'll never go back to how things were in the past."

  • "There is now real empathy between us. I can now be much more open about my emotions and know that I will be supported. I can enjoy, laugh and take the rough with the smooth."

  • "When we found ourselves at a crossroads in our marriage, you taught us how to be honest and open with each other and, with the utmost sensitivity, encouraged us to find the right path. Providing a neutral and non-judgemental environment in which to talk, they helped us to understand about ourselves and each other, and the reasons why our lives had led us to such a difficult place. The skills and tools they provided have enabled us to move forward and make a fresh start, building upon the good things and rekindling those feelings that first drew us together. Your very professional service has not only helped save our marriage, but given us the confidence to deal with whatever life might bring in future. Thank you!"

  • "We liked the unique service of two of you working with two of us. From Day 1 the journey has turned into a positive one rather than negative. You are both very skilled but in different ways."

  • "We are delighted that we are about to have a new child. Without the two of you she would probably not be there. (Update: A little girl, was delivered weighing 8lb, 12.5ozs.  Mother, baby [and Father] are doing well.)"

  • "Duo Coaching has saved our life together. From the first distraught phone conversation, and in Duo Coaching sessions over the last few months, you have helped us rebuild our shattered marriage and learn a great deal about ourselves, both as individuals, and as a couple. Duo Coaching worked for us as it provided a balanced view of our problems and allowed us to discuss them openly without feeling like either one of us was being judged or blamed. They have clearly worked incredibly hard, both in the sessions and in comparing notes and planning a way forward for the next session. They provided a comfortable and relaxed environment for us to openly discuss some difficult issues both in open forum and in one on one break outs and have given us the tools to continue to grow as a couple. During the time we have known them they have been flexible to our family needs and often gone further than they needed to to support us through some very difficult times. We are very glad to have met them, really pleased that they cared, and highly recommend their innovative and understanding approach to counselling."

  • The skilful and thoughtful sessions we had with you have enabled us to clearly move forward. I have a genuine feeling that I have my old and truly wonderful wife back - the one I close to destroyed and I feel grateful, relieved and unduly fortunate.

  • We had a very positive year since we were last at your place and are both so thankful that we managed to pull the rudder around at the last minute, due to your work with us. We have the tools and willingness to never end up in the same situation we were when we first came to you. Thank you very much for all you did for us and as you can see it really was worth it. I hope, and feel sure, you are still very busy helping other people to find the sunny side of life again and I wish you all the strength and dedication for the future. 

  • Thank you for your help, particularly during the first day that we were due to meet. I needed someone and you were there for me.
    We feel we've entered a new and all together more positive phase of our lives and I thank you again for helping us get here.
  • We have never been happier. We are stronger than we ever have been. We are totally in love. We will soon celebrate a big wedding anniversary. So many factors that made up those years, of which you both played a very significant part.  Like most, we struggle each month with money, kids, cars etc. We no longer row. In fact we haven’t had one for a long time, possibly not this year.

    I can’t imagine what would have happened had we not had the intervention you brought. Thank you. Both.

  • Should it transpire that your relationship or marriage breaks down:

    We often work with one or both individuals to help them move on in their lives. (If they end up contracted to both partners in a split, they erect a 'Chinese Wall' to keep everything confidential. If you want to know how this works, ring Neil on 023 8168 0008.)

    Here are testimonials from some of our clients who are recovering from the break-up of their marriages/relationships:

  • "You know now that we are properly separating. I wanted to say thanks for everything that you did for us. I certainly felt like I learnt a lot from our sessions and will hopefully take this forward with me in the future. I still have your number and would like to come for a session sometime in the future with you guys myself to talk about how things are going and how I'm coping etc. Thanks again. I've recommended you to all my friends! See you in a few months."

  • "I am a stronger person now since seeing you. The work you have done with me has changed my world. I'm looking forward now."

  • "I was devastated when my partner first left. The manner in which it happened and the year leading up to it had been particularly traumatic. It felt like he had not simply thrown me out with the rubbish as useless and worthless, but had stamped on me so I would shatter before he kicked away the pieces. I was left with an aching chasm that permeated my body, mind and soul. I couldn't function as my centre was missing. It was so painful I was unsure how to move to find all the pieces that were there before, let alone try and glue them back together again. With Neil's help, I realised I did not have to try and find them and stick them back - that chasm had opened in my centre for a reason.  It had opened to let a lot more into my life than was ever able to enter it before. I had my own strong reserves deep inside and wrapped around me, which counselling helped to locate. These reserves had always been there but they had been asleep for long time. I needed a nudge to wake them up and to learn to start to trust them. I am still only four months on now from this relationship break up and I know it is still relatively early days, but already I am beginning to feel like a new person with an amazing life in front of me. The chasm is healing day by day by filling it with things that give me joy, and I am now experiencing a real buzz for life again."

  • "Coming to see you helped us to make the final decision to split. Afterwards, you made me aware of the way I communicate and how this provokes a reaction in others. This has made me re-evaluate how I behave and communicate with my children, family, work colleagues, call centres and everyone, including my Ex! I'm sure this will be a life skill I will use forever. Her techniques really helped me through a difficult time in my life. It really felt like a haven of knowledge to visit you and to focus on moving forward with my life."

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