Please enjoy examples of the many testimonials we receive daily. The majority are anonymous as we respect the privacy of our clients given the often sensitive nature of them seeing us.
Individuals and general mental health issues
I’ve learned how to manage my anxious thoughts
“I feel that this service has been so helpful and has helped me to get back to normality and taught me ways about my coping with anxiety symptoms. I think things have been under good control. I don’t think my anxious thoughts will ever go away, but it is about managing them.” - Anonymous
You have given me back my life and career
“Before I met Lee Grant, I was on the brink of losing everything.
Your help was invaluable
“I have just completed three therapy sessions with Poonam Jetha. I just wanted to note that her help was invaluable, and I would recommend her services to anyone.
The sessions enabled me to talk openly about my challenges, and she responded by giving me the tools and advice which enabled me to start solving the problems I face.
I felt very comfortable and safe in her company and she was both patient and very professional. I hope not to need any further help but, if I do, I will return to her to continue because she must be one of the best at what she does.” - Anonymous
Therapy delivered with wisdom and empathy
“I’m doing very well. I’ve taken on board the strategies for coping… and I feel that I have moved on. I am very grateful for the help that you gave me. I found our sessions really productive and have definitely benefited from the process. I hope you had a good summer and thank you again for your wisdom and empathy.” - Anonymous
Treatment for OCD
“I was very happy with the treatment I found from Efficacy. I felt that they really understood OCD much more so than my previous therapists and this had distinct benefits for me. Appointment times were more flexible, and Efficacy was easy to contact. I would like to have more sessions in the future.” - Anonymous
Things were starting to go wrong at work
Things were starting to go wrong at work, and I didn’t understand why. I lacked concentration and motivation and, while my to-do list was getting longer and longer; I was leaving the office as early as possible each day. I was anxious about work when I was at home and dreaded going in each day. One morning, I had a breakdown and couldn’t stop crying. I was terrified of what was happening to me and went to see a GP, who diagnosed depression. I was signed off work indefinitely and was referred to Efficacy for CBT.
My clinical assessment scores were at the severe end of the scale when I first saw Shamira. Throughout our sessions, Shamira taught me that thoughts, emotions, behaviour and physiology are all linked and that changing one of these things can dramatically affect the others. We initially worked on planning each day to increase my levels of achievement and enjoyment, which improved my mood and enabled us to tackle the cause of my depression. Shamira helped me to understand that many rules that I subconsciously lived by were unhelpful and had caused my breakdown. I did not allow myself to make mistakes, assumed that others thought the worst of me, needed to be in control at all times and believed that I was not good enough. These rules were constantly being challenged by day to day life.
After only two months of therapy, including working hard at the homework tasks that Shamira set, my assessment scores were within the range of the normal population, and I was back at work nearly full time. My rate of progress has been remarkable and friends, family and colleagues have all noticed an incredible difference in my attitude to work and life in general. I am the happiest at work that I have ever been and feel like a new and improved person.
I could not be more thankful to Shamira and to Efficacy for the help and support that I have received. CBT requires dedication and hard work, but it can be, quite literally, life-changing. I would thoroughly recommend anyone considering this step to take it.
What he has done for me is priceless: Lee has given me back my life and career.
I am a 39-year-old doctor. I was asked to see someone at the Efficacy centre by my local occupational health consultant whom I had originally consulted for advice regarding my problems with dyslexia!
When I first met Lee, I disagreed with everything he said and did not think that anyone could do anything for me. I could not have been more wrong. Lee correctly diagnosed my condition, helped me see things the way they were and worked tirelessly to cure me.
I don’t think I was an easy client for him as I already had very strong opinions about who I was, what I thought and why I did things. Lee helped me to understand things about myself that I never knew and to see it all clearly. With his support and guidance, I did the impossible and overcame all my problems. Looking back, I honestly do not know where I would be now if I hadn’t met him last year.
Lee is friendly, compassionate, warm, knowledgeable, sharp, and has a deep understanding of people, their behaviour and cultural differences. He can connect with his clients easily and tailors the treatment to suit the individual’s needs.
What he has done for me is priceless: Lee has given me back my life and career.
I cannot recommend him more.” - Anonymous
Thank you so much for your good work
“I was referred by my doctor to have CBT with Efficacy under the Practitioners Health Programme. Initially, I was a little apprehensive about counselling due to a bad experience some years ago. However, my therapist instantly made me feel comfortable and I was able to talk freely without worrying about how ridiculous I may have sounded.
I got simple yet effective methods for dealing with my anxiety and catastrophic thinking. I implemented these straight away. My therapist combines an excellent sense of humour with the ability to listen carefully and know when to intervene. This allowed me to analyse and understand my faulty thinking processes and change the way I look at situations.
Over the sessions, I have learnt so much and I have seen massive improvements in both my personal and work life. My anxiety levels have decreased so that I can now save the adrenaline for when I really need it at work.
I hope not to need the support of Efficacy again but would not hesitate to return or refer any colleagues in difficulty. Thank you so much for your good work.” - Anonymous
I was sceptical at first, but online CBT was very effective
“I recently undertook an online CBT programme to help me deal with my fear of flying. I fly regularly for work and it was becoming a real issue for me as I was becoming increasingly anxious about every flight I took. I was somewhat sceptical about doing CBT in a virtual way and if I am honest, I wasn’t too confident that it would work for me. However, given how much I travel, I knew I couldn’t commit to attending a face- to -face therapist. Equally, I knew that I needed to do something to tackle my anxiety about flying so thought it had to be worth giving it a go.
I worked through the programme over several months, and I had backup support from one of the Efficacy’s therapists through phone sessions. I was pleasantly surprised by how effective the programme was. It meant I could take the programme at a time and place which suited me, I could log in and refer to interesting materials and have access to lots of exercises to help me work through my fears. The support I got from the Efficacy therapist was absolutely second to none. My therapist was hugely supportive but also really challenged my thinking. The whole experience was hugely rewarding for me – and while I don’t think I will ever really enjoy flying, I am much calmer and more confident about every flight that I take, which is a real achievement for me!
So, thank you Efficacy, I got much more out of the programme than I ever thought I would!’ - Anonymous.
I would recommend Efficacy Online CBT to anyone seeking help and guidance
“I have tried many forms of counselling and therapy in the past, and while most of have been used and allowed me to gain coping skills, none have been as successful as the online CBT I undertook with Efficacy.
From my first session of simply browsing the modules, reading extracts and going through the different tools, I knew that this would be something that would become very beneficial to me. I could sense my thought processes changing as the weeks went by, and even early on in my experience, I felt more positive about the future and much less anxious in the present. I also liked how the modules were specific to me and my needs and not just generic CBT advice guides with no idea on where to focus.
Even though it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by new technology, I found the software easy to navigate. It was also somehow easier and more relaxing to go through tools and sections online, as opposed to being obliged to attend in person; something I wouldn’t have been able to commit to. That being said, I was 100% supported on the phone by my therapist Lee Grant, with weekly catch ups and the offer to speak anytime I needed advice or support.
All in all, I would give Efficacy Online CBT 10 out of 10 and would recommend Efficacy to anyone seeking help and guidance. I know I will be using the system for a long time to come and that the techniques I learnt from the modules will help me for life.” - Anonymous