Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Testimonials

​​​​Read inspiring stories of transformation through holistic counselling at Aspire. Explore real accounts of success and the impact of our psychotherapy services.

“I completed both the Hidden Mind: Investigative and corrective sound and the Hidden Mind: Bio energy course in 2019. The quality of information and content combined with the knowledge and expertise of the lecturers was superb.”

“I would highly recommend this course to others who may be thinking about doing the training. Personally, the HM courses have been life changing in the most positive way and I feel privileged that the knowledge passed on to me is helping many people on a daily basis.
The HM course is amazing. Just do it!”

- Alan

“From day one I was hooked. Listening to Andrew and Tom speaking about the course content, the training format and the amazing possibilities and opportunities ahead for us, filled all of us with enthusiasm. We were all excited about the journey ahead.”

“What set the training apart from anything I had done before, was the huge attention to detail. At every stage, the trainers ensured that we were able to do the practice sessions perfectly. The guidance was gentle, but we were never let off the hook!”

- Maureen

I went for Bio Energy having no real expectations, but I wanted to see could it help me in any way.  Having had lots of health issues from childhood right through to adulthood… I had no idea what real wellness was until Bio Energy & Hidden Mind Therapy did its magic.”

“I can only say my energy levels took a leap. To feel able and refreshed every morning was something I never experienced in my whole life… Bio Energy & Hidden Mind Therapy are fascinating and show how the fixing of the non-physical issues results in the physical body healing itself!”

- Anna Marie

“Before I met Andrew and had Bio Energy treatment with him, I wasn’t in a good place. After my first treatment I started to feel a lot better, I was sleeping better, had more energy, wasn’t tired all the time, I wasn’t anxious around people or crowds any more. The pain in my arm and neck had eased and I wasn’t having headaches the way I was beforehand. I feel a lot calmer and more positive about things…I really can’t believe that I feel so good again.” “It feels like I actually got my life back…I would highly recommend that everyone give Hidden Mind therapy a go, it’s amazing how it works!”

- Samantha

Michaela has a knack at helping you get to the real issue fast and in a non judgemental and secure environment. I was quickly able to move through my issues on two separate occasions. I still use the techniques taught to me.

- Female client ( Panic attacks)

I came to Aspire Counselling searching for help with my panic attacks and anxiety. With the help of the techniques given to me and talking through my life I was able to understand what was prompting my anxiety and how to reduce it significantly. I learned that if I was to change my thinking of a situation it would change how I felt in that situation too. I came out feeling a lot more confident about my abilities and a lot calmer. I would definitely recommend Aspire Counselling to anyone who is seeking help in this area.

- Female Client (Anxiety treatment)

I want to thank Michaela, who taught me to own my true self and my imperfections too. Thank you for helping me to learn how to say no and empower me to just try.

- (Self Esteem, Assertiveness)

Michaela was a tremendous support, an excellent listener and all times discreet and professional, She is very grounded, wise and knowledgeable and communicates excellently on professional training matters, while showing great empathy and tact in personal matters. I would unreservedly recommend her as a Therapist and TrainerFemale Client.

- (Male Scientist, bereavement, career issues)

I was referred to Aspire with anxiety linked to workplace stress, combined with infertility problems in my personal life. I found their rounded approach worked really well, combining concrete, practical advice on stress management with a thoughtful exploration of the underlying behaviours and beliefs contributing to my issues. The sessions enabled me to gain a better understanding of myself, which really helped me to overcome the anxiety. Even more importantly, they gave me a toolkit for managing similar situations and looking after myself for life.

- Female client (Stress management, anxiety treatment)

I met with Michaela because I had been struggling to control my anger and had been flying off the handle at the smallest of things and I sought Michaela’s advice for anger management. I found Michaela’s advice extremely helpful. She was non-judgmental, listened thoroughly and gave straightforward logical advice in a very objective and honest way. She pointed out ways I could manage my anger better that worked. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Michaela to someone else in similar position.

- Male Client (Anger management)

I worked with Michaela For 3 years during which her guidance and thoughtful feedback have helped me to change patterns of thinking and behavior for the better. Michaela has empowered me to make changes in my life in ways I’d never even imagined. I cannot recommend her highly enough!’

- Female Client, Psychiatrist, (Anxiety, burnout, family of origin issues, loss of direction)

I have gained tremendous insight into the causes of my stress and anxiety and learned invaluable relaxation techniques that have made a huge difference to my life. I would highly recommend this course and Michaela.”

- Male Doctor (Stress/anxiety treatment)

I met Michaela while taking part in RTE’s ‘The Love Clinic’. I was very nervous about inviting TV cameras into my life, but Michaela made filming so easy to the point that I even forgot cameras where in the room during our sessions. She has an amazing ability to help you make sense of things and has actually changed my way of thinking. Some of the most simple things in life that I complicated for many years I now see clearly. My experience with Michaela has been truly “life changing”, I wish I met her 10 years ago!!”

- Tara Sinnott

I worked with Michaela on work-related Stress Management, & Assertiveness. I found it extremely helpful & practical as well as surprisingly enjoyable! Michaela has the perfect balance between warmth & professionalism. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

- Course participant

2016

I have gained tremendous insight into the causes of my stress and anxiety and learned invaluable relaxation techniques that have made a huge difference to my life. I would highly recommend this course and Michaela.

- Managing stress Course participant

2014

Michaela’s course is brilliant and has made such a huge difference in my life personally and professionally and taught me the necessary methods, mindsets and language to be more assertive. The skills I learned I did not learn in school but are part of essential communication skills that come naturally to some but not to others.

The course was delivered in an easy digestible way so you can listen, understand, ask questions, discuss scenarios and role play learned skills. This course is ideal for anyone looking to learn practical ways to approach conversations, situations and relationships to get positive results. This course will require you to put work in to make changes, but the results are worth it. This course is invaluable and I would highly recommend it to colleagues, family and friends.

- Assertiveness skills course Participant

2014

Michaela Fitzpatrick from Aspire Counselling and Psychotherapy provided Assrrtiveness Training for two of our staff members. The participants commented positively on te skill of the trainer and found the training to be practical with good methodology, structure and delivery ensuring that the session was effective and achieved learning objectives. Both staff members would recommend the training to colleagues.

- Lorraine McCullen, Learning and development manager, Board Gais

2014

Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Testimonials

​​​​Read inspiring stories of transformation through holistic counselling at Aspire. Explore real accounts of success and the impact of our psychotherapy services.

“I completed both the Hidden Mind: Investigative and corrective sound and the Hidden Mind: Bio energy course in 2019. The quality of information and content combined with the knowledge and expertise of the lecturers was superb.”

“I would highly recommend this course to others who may be thinking about doing the training. Personally, the HM courses have been life changing in the most positive way and I feel privileged that the knowledge passed on to me is helping many people on a daily basis.
The HM course is amazing. Just do it!”

- Alan

“From day one I was hooked. Listening to Andrew and Tom speaking about the course content, the training format and the amazing possibilities and opportunities ahead for us, filled all of us with enthusiasm. We were all excited about the journey ahead.”

“What set the training apart from anything I had done before, was the huge attention to detail. At every stage, the trainers ensured that we were able to do the practice sessions perfectly. The guidance was gentle, but we were never let off the hook!”

- Maureen

I went for Bio Energy having no real expectations, but I wanted to see could it help me in any way.  Having had lots of health issues from childhood right through to adulthood… I had no idea what real wellness was until Bio Energy & Hidden Mind Therapy did its magic.”

“I can only say my energy levels took a leap. To feel able and refreshed every morning was something I never experienced in my whole life… Bio Energy & Hidden Mind Therapy are fascinating and show how the fixing of the non-physical issues results in the physical body healing itself!”

- Anna Marie

“Before I met Andrew and had Bio Energy treatment with him, I wasn’t in a good place. After my first treatment I started to feel a lot better, I was sleeping better, had more energy, wasn’t tired all the time, I wasn’t anxious around people or crowds any more. The pain in my arm and neck had eased and I wasn’t having headaches the way I was beforehand. I feel a lot calmer and more positive about things…I really can’t believe that I feel so good again.” “It feels like I actually got my life back…I would highly recommend that everyone give Hidden Mind therapy a go, it’s amazing how it works!”

- Samantha

Michaela has a knack at helping you get to the real issue fast and in a non judgemental and secure environment. I was quickly able to move through my issues on two separate occasions. I still use the techniques taught to me.

- Female client ( Panic attacks)

I came to Aspire Counselling searching for help with my panic attacks and anxiety. With the help of the techniques given to me and talking through my life I was able to understand what was prompting my anxiety and how to reduce it significantly. I learned that if I was to change my thinking of a situation it would change how I felt in that situation too. I came out feeling a lot more confident about my abilities and a lot calmer. I would definitely recommend Aspire Counselling to anyone who is seeking help in this area.

- Female Client (Anxiety treatment)

I want to thank Michaela, who taught me to own my true self and my imperfections too. Thank you for helping me to learn how to say no and empower me to just try.

- (Self Esteem, Assertiveness)

Michaela was a tremendous support, an excellent listener and all times discreet and professional, She is very grounded, wise and knowledgeable and communicates excellently on professional training matters, while showing great empathy and tact in personal matters. I would unreservedly recommend her as a Therapist and TrainerFemale Client.

- (Male Scientist, bereavement, career issues)

I was referred to Aspire with anxiety linked to workplace stress, combined with infertility problems in my personal life. I found their rounded approach worked really well, combining concrete, practical advice on stress management with a thoughtful exploration of the underlying behaviours and beliefs contributing to my issues. The sessions enabled me to gain a better understanding of myself, which really helped me to overcome the anxiety. Even more importantly, they gave me a toolkit for managing similar situations and looking after myself for life.

- Female client (Stress management, anxiety treatment)

I met with Michaela because I had been struggling to control my anger and had been flying off the handle at the smallest of things and I sought Michaela’s advice for anger management. I found Michaela’s advice extremely helpful. She was non-judgmental, listened thoroughly and gave straightforward logical advice in a very objective and honest way. She pointed out ways I could manage my anger better that worked. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Michaela to someone else in similar position.

- Male Client (Anger management)

I worked with Michaela For 3 years during which her guidance and thoughtful feedback have helped me to change patterns of thinking and behavior for the better. Michaela has empowered me to make changes in my life in ways I’d never even imagined. I cannot recommend her highly enough!’

- Female Client, Psychiatrist, (Anxiety, burnout, family of origin issues, loss of direction)

I have gained tremendous insight into the causes of my stress and anxiety and learned invaluable relaxation techniques that have made a huge difference to my life. I would highly recommend this course and Michaela.”

- Male Doctor (Stress/anxiety treatment)

I met Michaela while taking part in RTE’s ‘The Love Clinic’. I was very nervous about inviting TV cameras into my life, but Michaela made filming so easy to the point that I even forgot cameras where in the room during our sessions. She has an amazing ability to help you make sense of things and has actually changed my way of thinking. Some of the most simple things in life that I complicated for many years I now see clearly. My experience with Michaela has been truly “life changing”, I wish I met her 10 years ago!!”

- Tara Sinnott

I worked with Michaela on work-related Stress Management, & Assertiveness. I found it extremely helpful & practical as well as surprisingly enjoyable! Michaela has the perfect balance between warmth & professionalism. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

- Course participant

2016

I have gained tremendous insight into the causes of my stress and anxiety and learned invaluable relaxation techniques that have made a huge difference to my life. I would highly recommend this course and Michaela.

- Managing stress Course participant

2014

Michaela’s course is brilliant and has made such a huge difference in my life personally and professionally and taught me the necessary methods, mindsets and language to be more assertive. The skills I learned I did not learn in school but are part of essential communication skills that come naturally to some but not to others.

The course was delivered in an easy digestible way so you can listen, understand, ask questions, discuss scenarios and role play learned skills. This course is ideal for anyone looking to learn practical ways to approach conversations, situations and relationships to get positive results. This course will require you to put work in to make changes, but the results are worth it. This course is invaluable and I would highly recommend it to colleagues, family and friends.

- Assertiveness skills course Participant

2014

Michaela Fitzpatrick from Aspire Counselling and Psychotherapy provided Assrrtiveness Training for two of our staff members. The participants commented positively on te skill of the trainer and found the training to be practical with good methodology, structure and delivery ensuring that the session was effective and achieved learning objectives. Both staff members would recommend the training to colleagues.

- Lorraine McCullen, Learning and development manager, Board Gais

2014

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