From Pain to Peace

Freedom and Connection

Testimonials - Carers

"Helen ran a workshop about 'Touch' for our local PA (Personal Assistant) organisation. Helen's presentation was crammed full of great information including a demonstration of her massage of hands technique. We were swiftly moved onto the next section where we paired up within the group in order to put into practise our learning on how to give and receive a lovely hand massage. If you want to understand more about the power and importance of touch or if you are in a caring profession/carer then I highly recommend getting in touch with Helen who will gently and gracefully guide you along the path."

T Hughes


"Thank you so much Helen. I had a wonderful day learning Therapeutic Touch and Hand Massage for the Elderly. The theory of human touch and its chemistry was educational, enlightening and powerful. I am a qualified massage therapist practising aromatherapy, reflexology and head massage and although I know about benefits of massage, the knowledge and research Helen has about this subject really set the day off to a profound start. I found the massage routine a joy and easy to learn and is wonderfully relaxing. I cannot wait to practice this with the elderly in the care homes I visit. They will love it!"

Karen Beard


"Thank you so much for a wonderful day spent with a lovely person. Thank you for being so welcoming and passing on your knowledge in this subject. I feel like I have a way forward now in my personal development and a more beneficial service to provide for the elderly, with the many health benefits that therapeutic touch can bring."

Susan Thomas


"Helen's training on therapeutic touch was GOOD the first bit was theoretical I rolled my eyes but what Helen shared with the theory really showed me how important positive touch is and really engaged me and I then was really able to pay attention to the practical which was calming, relaxing and boy did it make me feel Good I have been able to practice and share what I learnt & it is wonderful to feel the stress roll away from who I've practiced on. I can't wait to do more. I have found a wonderful way to offer comfort to people who need it but don't want a Hug."

Lindy | Charity Age Concern - Eastbourne


"This was an amazing course that has changed how I will work with and touch my clients forever. Thank you"

Carer of an autistic adult


"Staff who have been on this course have found it extremely useful for helping them better support the adults we work with"

Operations Manager of Kingwood Trust


"A brilliant course taught with real passion. I can't wait to give my mother and the other residents a hand massage."

Daughter of an Elderly Lady in Care


"Helen imparts her knowledge of massage with a compassionate and empathetic manner. We benefited from her good intention and positive focus. We all felt that her massage workshop was highly beneficial and I recommend her skilled approach wholeheartedly."

Counsellor from Together Wellbeing


Testimonials

"Having been diagnosed with complex trauma and PTSD, I experienced many different modalities and therapies, but it wasn’t until embarking on Human Given's Counselling with Helen, that I felt my triggers were finally abated. I feel calmer, lighter, more solid and grounded in myself for the first time in years. I am so grateful for the work we have done together and the amazing results."

Female - 50's

"I have suffered from low self esteem and anxiety all my life, I thought I was an unworthy person and unhappiness was my destiny. Helen was amazing from the first meeting, always attentive, never judgmental and incredibly supportive. She was so understanding and honest with me, she created a comfortable environment in which I felt safe to share my deep-seated beliefs, no matter how irrational. Every time we meet we built on previous sessions. Her expertise and knowledge is phenomenal, as was her ability to fully understand my anxieties and needs, and her ability to remember things I said even months ago. She was incredibly intuitive and the therapy was so attuned to my needs and facilitated diminishing old entrenched memories and unhelpful patterns of thoughts & beliefs. I can honestly say my recovery has been so much more than I could ever imagine... I feel like I have a second chance in life. Helen has faith in me and has literally helped turn my life around by regaining confidence in myself. I can not thank her enough. On reflection I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support. One amazing lady."

Female - 50 yrs

"I can't begin to thank you for the help you have given us. We just had no idea how to help our child access and start to understand or regulate his emotions, nothing we had tried had helped until you started working with him. It has given him and us some handholds up the rock face!

There seems in general to be so much emphasis on 'making' children conform and so little on helping them understand how. Children are just children. They are not broken and don't need 'fixing', they need help in understanding who they are and how they can relate to the world. You have given him such a wonderful start, and his growing confidence and enjoyment in his sessions has been so lovely to watch.

At the beginning, you told me you weren't an ASD specialist and I said I didn't need one, I wanted someone to see and work with my child, not his diagnosis. You have certainly done that and its been amazing.

I am very very sure we will be back, either with X when the next phase of life proves too confusing for him, or with one of my other gloriously different children who all need a bit of help negotiating the world, but make it a better place.
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Mother of a 9 yr old

"Helen has been working with my son on his needle phobia in order for him to receive life-extending treatment. Before she met him, he would hide in the house before his transfusions, he was so afraid to go, and fought even the smallest medical intervention from wearing a plaster to using an ice pack. Now he goes to his transfusions with confidence and a range of tools he uses to help him with the experience of having a cannula put in each month.
Helen is patient, positive and understanding as well as being highly knowledgeable. She knows how to get the best from our son, and has a wonderfully creative approach to his therapy, which he always looks forward to.
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"Helen ran a workshop about 'Touch' for our local PA (Personal Assistant) organisation. Helen's presentation was crammed full of great information including a demonstration of her massage of hands technique. We were swiftly moved onto the next section where we paired up within the group in order to put into practise our learning on how to give and receive a lovely hand massage. If you want to understand more about the power and importance of touch or if you are in a caring profession/carer then I highly recommend getting in touch with Helen who will gently and gracefully guide you along the path."

T Hughes

"Thank you so much Helen. I had a wonderful day learning Therapeutic Touch and Hand Massage for the Elderly. The theory of human touch and its chemistry was educational, enlightening and powerful. I am a qualified massage therapist practising aromatherapy, reflexology and head massage and although I know about benefits of massage, the knowledge and research Helen has about this subject really set the day off to a profound start. I found the massage routine a joy and easy to learn and is wonderfully relaxing. I cannot wait to practice this with the elderly in the care homes I visit. They will love it!"

Karen Beard