Testimonials

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Check out some of the testimonials of satisfied clients below:

Collin MacCabe

Katie has facilitated various workshops on behalf of Stockport and District Mind (Including – ‘Emotional Resilience’, ‘How do I’ and ‘Face Your Fears’) and has left a positive and lasting impression for the users of our services. The users range from people with mental health problems, carers of people with mental health problems and younger people. The workshops always receive positive feedback and Katie’s delivery style and knowledge of mental health makes the courses enjoyable, friendly and informative and has positively influenced change in many people’s lives.
Stockport Mind Manager

Emily Colins

I consider myself incredibly lucky to have worked with Kate (Sequoia Support) helping her facilitating a peer support group. Watching her at work offered me the opportunity to see peer support in action, and most importantly see just how vital peer support is. Kate has the ability and skills to work with a diverse range of people. Her open mindedness allows her to really connect with those who she works with. During my time working with Kate, I witnessed her empathy and compassion in abundance. Kate was able to communicate in an open, friendly and warm way. Her incredible insight was apparent to me and always present in her work. Working alongside Kate has without doubt been one of the most influential experiences of my professional training.
Psychotherapist

Anonymous

I am now able to approach crisis situations and my daughter’s mental health from a different angle which has reduced my stress levels and has allowed me to put in healthy boundaries.

Anonymous

How important self-care is, I feel like I now have the right to look after myself & put my needs first sometimes, without having to feel guilty.

Anonymous

I’m not the only one struggling with my situation. Knowing &┬álistening to others has been invaluable & supportive, encouraging and inspiring.

Anonymous

It is important to maintain boundaries & to model consistency.

Anonymous

Reminder of the frustration & poor sense of self my daughter has.

Anonymous

I’m calmer, not so anxious, able to seperate him from me.

Anonymous

Katie was very supportive and sharing her experiences enabled me to share mine.

Anonymous

Reminder of the frustration & poor sense of self my daughter has.

Anonymous

I have been given more insight and a tool box to manage my emotions and thoughts and to be able to think about my behaviour & that of my loved one in a more relational way.

Child from Pinfold Primary School

Spiders are no longer my mortal enemy, they are now my best friends.

Nancy Karvela

I most liked the sincerity & honesty of the delivery of the Q&A, and the sequence of delivery.
Greater Manchester Police

Meg Hughes

The presentation and their personal experiences were informative and showed a different side of BPD I have never heard before. It was inspiring!
Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervisor

Jenny Clarke

Katie is an excellent speaker and very engaging liked the openess of the Q&A discussion.

Liaison practioner/Occupational Therapist

Katherine Ashmore

Learned about it from a patient’s perspective which was a great insight into a personal journey.
Liaison practitioner/occupational therapist

Anonymous

Everything felt new because I’d only researched it online so had a vague understanding. Kate’s real-life stories helped clarify the symptoms & understand the condition better from a place of empathy.

Anonymous

I learnt that recovery is possible.

Anonymous

Diary entries were captivating, felt really connected to the author as they were very personal.

Anonymous

I really appreciated the open and honest nature of Katie Cooling. Relating to her personal experiences was admirable and humbling to hear. Very informative.

Anonymous

I feel more aware of my feelings & responses & don’t feel as unaccepting of myself as I have done previously. I feel calmer about my feelings.

Anonymous

Holding on more to the fact that my feelings are valid and using/explaining/describing them when trying to respond to difficult situations.

Sally Schofield

This training far, far exceeded my expectation. Without a doubt the best training I have ever been on and I’ve been on a lot. Delivered so articulatley by someone who speaks from experience.

Occupational Therapist

Jo Jackson

The personal experineces/testimonies were incredibly powerful
Registered Mental Health Nurse

Aashiya Patel

I feel it helped to make sense of things a bit more, especially working with clients.

Counsellor

Jodie Howarth

Katie is a great speaker and I really appreciated her honesty and openness.

Community Inclusion Worker

Jeremy Holloway

I most liked the clear slides and information given, the personal lived experience of living with BPD and how best to support someone with this diagnosis.

Mental Health Practitioner

Anonymous

Length of training perfect plus a good combination of activities, presentation and activities.

Therapist

Anonymous

You normalised and humanised your subject. Your growth towards recovery is an inspiration!

Counsellor

Anonymous

I could have listened to Kate’s session all day. Well explained and inspirational.

Anonymous

Length of training perfect plus a good combination of activities, presentation and activities.

Jo

Excellent Insight into BPD, well delivered

Coffee4Craig

Anonymous

It excelled my expectations, Kate spoke with so much passion, I was totally engaged throughout

Jee

Just so interesting. Really kept my attention, opened my eyes to BPD. This training isn’t usually available.

Centre Point

Anonymous

How personal the training was to Kate, hearing real life experiences was hard hitting & necessary.

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