Testimonials about Dr. Emma Bell, Clinical Psychologist at Sussex Psychology Services.
"My mum wanted me to have therapy to help with my exam stress but I wasn’t very keen to start with, thinking that we would just sit and talk about my problems. I never expected my therapist to bring in an iPad to the session but she did and this made it more fun and easy to feel that I could be involved. I learnt strategies which have helped a lot with my anxiety and stress at school and feel much more confident now."
James, age 14.
"Emma helped me immensely with stress and anxiety which I had experienced for a long time due to ongoing work pressures. She took a really logical approach to the problem and used techniques to help me put everything in perspective again. I now feel much more in control and able to deal with challenges and interpersonal difficulties at work."
"Emma was a great listener and made me feel really comfortable. We worked through some really traumatic experiences which had led me to have a breakdown. Through the therapy, my PTSD and panic attacks have improved so much and I now feel able to trust people again and build new relationships. I am back at work and feel really hopeful about the future."
"Emma is a thoughtful and genuine person who seemed to understand me and my problems easily. She was able to help me come to a greater understanding and I realised for the first time in my life why I kept repeating certain negative patterns of behaviour and how I could go about making changes in order to live a more positive, happy life. Emma has helped me so much and I really wish I had met her years ago!"
Claire, age 57
"Emma was really nice and I liked talking to her and playing lego together. I stopped having bad nightmares and don’t feel scared anymore. My teacher is really happy that I can go outside during playtime with my friends and I really like playing with them again. Thank you Emma, I will miss you!"
Amelie, age 8.
"Thank you for the amazing therapy with my daughter. She now feels happy and confident and is managing her emotions so much better. She is no longer self-harming but talks to us and uses all the tools you have taught her instead of isolating herself in her room. It feels like she is back on track and it wouldn’t have happened without all your expertise and care."
Alison, mother of 15-year-old girl
"I just wanted to say thank you for all that you have done for me. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that when I first started seeing you I was in a bad place. You have helped me get my life back. I’m no longer scared of living and I know it is because of how you have helped me. For the first time in a long time I feel like myself. Everyone around me have noticed. Thank you doesn’t really feel like enough. Thank you so much for bringing me back to happiness."
Hannah, age 28