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IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU FEEL THE COUNSELLING SERVICE HELPED YOU?I feel M is returning back to herself as she was before. She is now able to open up her feelings and emotions to me more now, whereas before she was not able to. Both myself and A as well as family members have noticed a positive change in her.
It has changed M completely. He is less angry and aggressive and unpredictable which has helped to bring us together as a family.
It helped me by knowing K had someone he could talk to away from the family.
Jo came along to help my son L and was great support to myself too. I noticed a huge change in L and has been more relaxed. Clear has been truly helpful in every way and we thank you so very much.
Because it gave support to my son, particularly in the way in which he communicates. It was great for him to have someone to talk to.
Provided a better understanding of how M may or has been feeling at present and in the past. Allowed me to ask questions and time was given to discuss ongoing issues.
C has learnt how to differentiate some of her feelings and is not just “angry” all of the time now. She seems to be gaining in confidence since working with her therapist.
D seems happy.
Helped K to talk about his feelings more. K has been able to trust his therapist and talk freely to her, then discuss with me what he has achieved.
It helped in that I learned how J was feeling, how to help him verbalise feelings especially anger and sadness which initially he was unable to do. Also it helped me to worry less, and let J “grow” emotionally without me always trying to “protect” him from “feeling”.
It has helped us cope with our daughter’s feelings and there are people who will listen to her.
J has been more communicative. He “feels ok” about his feelings about his relationships with his dad/other family members. He still gets cross but can regain his composure easier. He is more expressive with me. Saying he loves me.
Helped him a lot – not so fed up as he was. Still a little angry still. Someone to listen to.
It helped me by helping all three of my children. It provided them with the only appropriate forum in which they felt comfortable to talk about what had happened to them.
For me it was reassuring to know that there was some professional help to get my children through our crisis.
It has helped myself and K to communicate better.
Helped me to explain things to A and her emotions.
It helped A and I communicate better.
It has helped K to understand how to recognise different feelings he may experience and what situations he may experience. It has helped me to teach K appropriate behaviour by using the techniques Simon has taught.
In understanding D’s true feelings.
J has now been able to express his feelings a lot better since his sessions with Simon.
It has helped me as I feel I have a better understanding of J and we talk about how he feels more than before. It also helps knowing that I’m not alone with it.
Think that J is beginning to build trust to talk about emotions and feelings. Maybe beginning to find it a bit easier to cope with her emotions and feelings. I think she enjoys the sessions.
I feel A feels more confident in saying how she feels and coping with emotions.
I am extremely grateful that my children had this opportunity – so thank you very much indeed. For P this has flagged up how she needs to be encouraged to speak up and indeed she is more and more which is excellent. For M, in spite of her denial I am sure she gained especially as she has said more than once “it was really fun!”. It has also given me a clearer sense of the direction in which I need to help her. I think with both of them, I was aware of the main issues but all this has validated my view and made it clear that I should do. Hopefully we can now navigate into calmer waters!
To understand how E is feeling and thinking. To understand E and hopefully help with his problems and it has enabled E to discuss and tell me when things are wrong.
Helped me to understand L’s problems and how to deal with them more effectively.
Helped to talk more and listen to conversations.
I cannot identify individual aspects of the service – my children are changed though – they are completely new, calm, refreshed characters who embrace life without doubt. We are a calmer more stable family.
Helped me to understand why my child gets angry and why it is often to cover up other feelings.
It made me feel better knowing my son had someone to talk to and help him with his feelings.
HOW DO YOU FEEL THE SERVICE CAN BE MADE BETTER?I don’t feel it can be improved in any way as the help and support has been continually brilliant throughout.
I’m so very happy with the service I wouldn’t know how it could be made better.
We are totally happy and overwhelmed with the support network Clear gave to us. We thank Jo for her time and friendship she has given to both of us. Thank you very much.
To have more sessions.
Would feel that extra sessions following on from the 8 sessions provided would build bupon the trust that has developed and explore/develop issues that still need more work to help my child.
To be able to access services directly without going via GP-CAMHS-CHOICES-CLEAR.
Initially I feel that children may benefit more with a few extra sessions in the first few weeks.
I don’t think it could going by how Nicola was towards us and how she made my daughter feel. I feel Nicola is a benefit to your group.
Not sure, perhaps school rooms available.
Keep it going – for my son.
It is a very child-centred approach, which is great – but I would like more family focus – support for parent/s from the CLEAR staff. Practical support and advice for parents who are looking after children who have been abused. As a mum I really struggled to cope and I’m a nurse with a psychology degree – I’ve no idea how other mums/dads cope. ?support group for parents. I feel something needed.
It would be great if the service could be formally extended to include parents. Although this is done, via the children, there is little “out there” for parents.
No negatives. Enjoyed the service – benefited both of us.
It cannot in my opinion be made any better other than for it to long continue through funding.
It was a pleasure to have Nicola to the house and the children enjoyed her visits. The only comment I would make would be that maybe a little more time available for the parent to be informed of where their child is at and of how they could help would be useful. Similarly in M’s case she was obviously a harder nut to crack and thus I wonder if there was enough time to gain her confidence. Again though we all think the overall experience was very valuable, not just because it helps the children but because it helps to tune the adults into what they can do to help their children. So again thank you to Nicola and CLEAR very much.
More flexibility with time and days.
Need more sessions – 6 not really enough.
Maybe longer period of contact over all where needed.
ANY OTHER COMMENTSJust wanted to say thank you to Nichola for all your help. Without it I don’t know how we would have coped. Both myself and M will miss you very much and its been brilliant having you here!
M was anxious about his one to one sessions coming to an end. He has now moved on to Clear Voices which has helped him to move on and make the break from one to one therapy. Simon has made a world of difference to him personally and behaviourally.
Just want to say thank you.
Highly recommend Clear!
Anne is great!
Simon has built a very good warm relationship with M, myself and his brother and is very approachable and helpful.
C seems to have established quite a good relationship with her therapist and is opening up well – eventually!
Thank you for all you have done for J. He was always a very dear little boy and now I feel is a much happier dear little boy. [Grandmother is carer for J]
It was a pleasure meeting Nicola who helped our daughter C looked forwards to seeing Nicola I don’t think it will be over for C long term to cope but I’m sure she will remember what they talked about.
I’m glad J had this opportunity.
Really good service for kids and helps them definitely.
Thank you x
Thank you so very much for the help that has been done for K and myself.
Its been good working with you and moving A forward.
I am very grateful for CLEAR’s help with my daughter.
I have gained a greater understanding of K’s emotions and how to deal with them appropriately. Thank you Simon.
Simon has been amazing. J has loved his sessions and always looked forward to them. Thank you very much.
The work that Simon has done is great and really helped Josh.
Its reassuring to me to know that J is receiving this support that will hopefully help her to cope with the difficult events she has had to cope with during the breakup of her father and I relationship.
A I hope will continue to show progress.
Feel this service has really benefited E and enabled him to discuss his feelings more openly.
I think Jo is excellent and was very caring and supportive.
Really great service and he really enjoyed all the sessions.
I know you are very busy and there are loads of us in need of your help so thank you so much.
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IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU FEEL THE COUNSELLING SERVICE HELPED YOU?Well each little thing I’m feeling unhappy about each time I go that little thing gets better and all the little things get into one whole.
It helped me deal with my emotions and let out feelings not keep them kept inside.
Every way especially to talk to some kind and care but with out making them cry for shareing my emotions
Communicating with adults. Figuring things out.
I am not as angry anymore. I can sort of talk about my feelings.
Fun to play. Not feel sad anymore.
Get rid of my bad feelings for a while.
Okay – helped me talk about C and M.
Fun happy made me laugh and feel I can cope.
With my feelings a bit along with my temper.
A little bit its helped – someone to listen – like my Mum. Getting all my feelings out – not staying inside of me.
I feel like it has helped me because I am starting to be nice to everyone and home and my mum.
I liked it. It helped to get the worries about dad away.
It helped me a lot.
I find it a lot easier to talk to people about my feelings.
Its good – been fun!
By making me happy! (a bit).
It helped me express my feelings to others. And to help me control my anger.
Talking about stuff.
Talking about things.
Within my feelings.
She (Nicola) helped me a bit with bubbles to help make you calm
Its been good.
Its helped me get things off my chest.
With confidence and handling my emotions and feelings.
I have been able to open up and talk about my problems. Its good because I don’t get judged for what I say. It has also helped me with coping with certain things and situations.
It helped me to just relax and feel comfortable in talking about things at home and things in general.
I feel CLEAR has helped me become a better person and understand my emotions a lot more. I feel with the counselling I have also become more confident and a fearless person.
I have told someone about what happened …
How to cope with the stress.
To tell mum if I’m getting angry or am upset.
In a lot of ways Anne has helped me because I am moving house which is hard for someone like me with ADHD and Aspergers so she let me take home her duck. [this is exactly what was written – I am sure it makes sense to the writer!]
HOW DO YOU FEEL THE SERVICE CAN BE MADE BETTER?I don’t think it can!!!
I don’t, its excellent.
No not really because schools better, homes better. Everythings better.
I think its great already.
More toys. See Jo 2 times a week.
I think I am ready for a group.
More games more time as it goes quick.
I don’t mind the service and cannot think how it could be made better.
Play more games – have a big enough room.
Not a thing.
It can’t be done better!
No its fine.
I don’t think CLEAR could be made any better! I wouldn’t change a thing. X
Some more little toys, books, princess books.
Doing much more fun stuff for us.
You can’t make it better because its fine the way it is.
Have a break and go back.
To bring more art stuff – pipe cleaners, paints with sponges. Less talking.
Don’t know really.
I don’t think it needs to be made better.
For my issues the service doesn’t need to be made better.
I don’t know what could be better – it helped me a lot.
Time slots – the client has a time each week that they see the counsellor.
A bit more painting.
To stop me from getting angry and calm down more quickly.
Maybe go out somewhere else instead of staying in one place so like go to the park or a bike ride and for the last session go to Crealy or Flambards.
ANY OTHER COMMENTSNot really.
Helped me deal with my emotions. Helped me more than any other organisations.
I think Clear is a really good organisation if they are all as nice as Anne has been to me.
It is fun as well as helpful.
Had lots of fun.
Nicola is nice kind helpful and funny.
Thank you Simon for helping me.
Nicola is nice.
Thank you for the help.
I’d like to thank you.
Thank you for everything