2020 client: Adult Female
“After an accumulation of difficult life changing experiences I found it difficult to manage and could not understand them. Behaviours that I thought were helpful to me, I had never actually realised they were detrimental to my mental health and well being. I felt my life had spiralled out of control, which I could not grasp. I instantly felt at ease with Rachel. In our sessions, Rachel helped me process these past events and helped me understand why I was doing certain behaviours and how to manage these in the future. She was so supportive throughout my whole experience. She gave me the tools to stay in control of situations and taught me how to not resort back to my old way of dealing with difficult situations. Even after a small number of sessions my metal health improved so much! After all my sessions I have turned my life around with Rachel’s help. This experience was life changing for me. I can't thank her enough. I will continue to practice what I have been taught and these things have become part of my every day life. Thank you.”
2018 - 2019 client: Adult Male
“My sessions with Rache helped me through any challenging, life changing events. She taught me how to compartmentalise anxiety, allowing me to minimise the impact of stress in everyday life”.
2019 client: Adult Male
“I was going through a bad time in my life with anxiety and depression, which was affecting me at work and my mindset was all over the place. I was struggling. I didn’t want to ask for help but eventually saw Rache. At my first session I was a bit apprehensive as I didn’t know what to expect but after meeting Rache I felt relaxed. Rache listened and asked questions and helped me talk more about myself. Rache helped me to look at things differently as before I was always looking at the negatives and blaming myself. I finally went back to work and all the sessions that I had had really helped me going forward and I’m now in a better place than I was before. The sessions I had with Rache helped me a lot and I am dealing with things a lot better. All the sessions I had were in a relaxed atmosphere and were really friendly. Rache was brilliant and I’m so glad I asked for help. I would recommend Rache again for anyone who has similar issues and ask anyone to speak up and ask for help”.
2015 - 2019 Risk Assessment work
“I would not hesitate to recommend the psychological services of Rachel Roper. Rachel demonstrates a consistently high level of professionalism, commitment and sound clinical judgment in her approach to the psychological risk assessment of offenders. Her work is always delivered within specified timeframes and her communication skills are excellent”. Kerry Manning – Forensic Psychologist & Director of PSUK Ltd (Provider of Psychological Services to the National Offender Management Service).
2018 Client: Adult female
“I came to see Sarah in September 2018, as I needed help to deal with the thoughts and feelings I was struggling with, having left my Husband of 41 years due to the effects of domestic abuse. I was suffering from anxiety and physical pains and was in a very distressed and depressed state.
Sarah helped immediately by giving me a ‘first aid’ toolkit to help me manage the overwhelming physical and seemingly uncontrollable thoughts. She then helped me work through the confusion and feelings of guilt and to understand that my Husband’s behaviour was not my fault.
Sarah is patient and caring and I trust her completely. So when she suggested using EMDR to help my brain process my experiences I agreed without hesitation. These sessions proved to be a turning point for me, especially in dealing with feelings of guilt. I would highly recommend it. You have nothing to fear as Sarah will help you through it safely and securely. Sarah has given me the tools I need for the future and people have been saying how I look as if I’ve had a weight lifted off and that’s exactly how I feel. I am now enjoying my life, have a hobby that I love and am seeing friends and family whenever I choose to. Sarah is an amazing psychologist and I would encourage you to get the help you need which this incredible lady will provide..”
2018 Client: Adult male experiencing difficulties with anxiety
“After one of the most difficult periods of my life, and thinking that I would never feel good about life or myself again, I was fortunate to be put in touch with Sarah.
She always listened to my troubles with compassion and without judgement.
She made me see the best in myself and encouraged me to think about life in a much better light.
The strategies Sarah gave me are ones I continue to use in my day to day life and have helped me succeed in a new job.
I am loving life more now than I have for a long time.
I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to anyone who is having difficulties in their life.”
2016 Client: Adult male experiencing difficulties with anxiety, particularly in relation to his work context.
"As a man it can be really difficult to ask for help. However, after the first appointment, coming along to see 'my psychologist' wasn't difficult. I felt safe and able to share my thoughts, worries and hopes without fear of judgement. The tools I learned have continued to help me in work and my personal life and have given me the confidence to help grow my own business."
2016 Client: Adult female experiencing difficulties linked to a traumatic bereavement.
" 'My psychologist' was invaluable in helping me through a very difficult time in my life. Her warmth and caring nature made me feel at ease during our sessions, which was so important to me."
2016 Client: Adult female, difficulties with anxiety, low mood, suicidal thoughts and symptoms of a post traumatic stress response.
"Since working with Sarah, I have a choice and can do things differently. She provided a safe space where I could talk freely without judgement. Sarah taught me techniques to manage my particular issues. Sarah has given me the perspective and insight to identify and manage my triggers effectively."
2016 Client: 13 year old girl experiencing anxiety.
"I visited Sarah for a few sessions to help me with my anxiety about leaving my mum to go anywhere. I feel Sarah really explained stuff to me in a way that i could understand and thanks to her i managed to go on holiday with my friend without having a complete meltdown. I would definitely recommend her to anyone."