"Maureen has been counselling children here at Beaver Green during the last academic year. She has been a huge support to the children which has had a positive impact on their wellbeing. Her approach to her work has shown compassion and understanding. Maureen also meets with the parents and where applicable supported with referrals for outside agencies. Maureen has worked as an extension to the schools welfare team and has provided a valuable provision which we will continue to access.."

Head Teacher, Beaver Green Primary School

"Hope Tree Counselling has played such an important part in helping several of our children.

Maureen's supportive and compassionate approach has improved their wellbeing both in and out of school. They have learnt how to understand their life challenges and find strategies to positively move forward.

We will definitely be recommending Hope Tree Counselling to families in the future. "

Lisa French, Family Liaison Officer, Egerton Church of England Primary School

"Maureen was introduced to us by my son’s primary school. When the six weeks were finished we continued to see Maureen on a private basis.

Maureen not helped my son deal with his strong emotions and sadness, she looked after me too.

She quickly started to understand my son and was so patient and calm. When he wasn’t able to cope with either a whole or part session Maureen would sit with me and talk things through. This was so helpful to me as a new single mum coping with my own sadness too.

I always knew Maureen was there to support us and offer reassurance when things seemed overwhelming. We were so grateful to have Maureen’s gentle nature, kindness and wise words guide us through a difficult time."

LG (Parent)

"My son first began seeing Maureen as he had separation anxiety which made going into school a challenging and unpleasant experience for everyone involved. Maureen slowly built up his confidence and addressed his issues in a sympathetic and sensitive way. He very much began to trust Maureen and her sessions with him had a very positive impact. Maureen is extremely caring and professional and I would very much recommend her services. "

Jon (Parent)

"Two of my children spent time with Maureen from the Hopetree after my husband and I separated. During a very difficult time, Maureen created a safe space for my children, in which they felt comfortable enough to confide their feelings and share any worries they had. Maureen also supported me during this time, especially with regard to how best to help my kids through the toughest days. I was extremely grateful for the support and would recommend Maureen to anyone who finds themselves with a similar need."

CH (Parent)



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