“Joanne did a fantastic job. She really helped me… the fact that she listened and never judged me was really helpful” An Adult Client

“Being able to speak to Jo in total confidence without feeling guilty or pressured was a massive help. I would recommend counselling to anyone.” An Adult Client

Thank you for listening and just being there for me. I will never forget your kindness. Best wishes for the future – keep doing what you are doing and just being you!!” An Adult Client

Just thank you for everything you’ve done. My family is grateful as well because they’ve got their mum back. I never thought I’d feel this in my life. I thought I would feel better than I did when I first came, but now I can hold my head up with anyone.” An Adult Client

I just wanted to say thanks for the work you have done with [my daughter], she is very much a different girl to twelve months ago and you have played your part in helping us get the real [girl] back. I know she took on board the things you did and suggested and she now has the confidence to “go solo” as it were…” A Parent

“Thank you so much for listening to me moan about life. It really has helped me a lot to just be able to let things out. I’ve learnt so much from you and now I actually take time to think through my feelings…” A Young Person

“You have made everything seem that little bit easier and you make me feel determined to carry on even though sometimes I don’t want to…” A Young Person

“Thank you for just sitting with me when I didn’t want to talk. Thank you for letting me feel like “the boss”…” A Young Person

I would like to commend Joanne as an exemplary counsellor of the highest professionalism and integrityI have been most impressed by Joanne’s variety of approach with pupils. She quickly builds relationships based on trust, by adopting an appropriate and meaningful connection which is assessed on instinct and being highly experienced and skilled in her counselling skills.” An Assistant Head Teacher of a High School

Joanne Hurcombe has been an excellent support to parents but mostly pupils. Jo has managed to connect with the most difficult to connect with pupils… The pupils have developed skills in resilience, they feel safer and are able to talk about the way they feel and thus manage difficult emotions. One child has stopped having regular panic attacks since working with Jo. The parents of one child trust and work with school in a more constructive way because of the bridge Jo has helped us build. Another child had a very poor attendance rate and refused to leave his mum’s car – this has not happened for a full half term and he is much more engaged in class. another thing I personally appreciate about the support we have received is Jo’s willingness to be straight talking with me and also to explain things I would not otherwise understand about how children feel and see the world.” A Head Teacher of a Primary School