I knew from the introductory course that I loved the teaching style, and I visualised myself as a therapist and felt that it really did fit, so I took the plunge and have never been so grateful for choosing the right path.
The course weekends were all very full, but always went very quickly. The teaching style is very easy to follow and so engaging that it feels like no effort at all. The information, and there is a lot of it, just seems to be absorbed while you enjoy listening to all the wealth of stories and new ideas.
Apart from Jill’s quite exceptional teaching, that is one of the main aspects of this course that totally sets it apart from any other course. You do practise, and practise and practise! From day one you find yourself starting your first inductions, this continues on all the weekends, you are encouraged to find lots of friends to practise on and then there are the assessed client sessions. These were brilliant (if a little daunting to begin with), and allow you to really show what you’ve learnt and get some detailed and constructive feedback from the mentors. The level of teaching, the rigour of the structure you are taught, the constant practise and the overwhelming positivity and encouragement that I encountered on this course have I believe led me to becoming a good therapist, who will continue to grow and develop. I am from a very academic background, and always felt the level of learning to be excellent, but have also found that it has opened my mind to many new ways of thinking. Most of all, I think this course has equipped me to really help others, and that is exactly what I wanted, to be able to make that change for others that I experienced six years ago. I will always be grateful to Jill and her team, not just for the learning and experience but for the transformation that they created in me