My son is now nine. He is a very sensitive child and not a child that fits into “That Box”. Although, we have now found a great school for him, it has been a rocky ride to get there with shattered confidence and self-esteem not helped by a previous school who wanted to “label him”! We met Gaynor in October 2015. Henry was having serious focus, frustration and concentration issues at school due to massive low self-esteem and confidence. This low self-esteem was also causing him problems with his peer group at school. Henry had put a firmly closed steel shutter in place, and had informed me that he would rather not try at all than try and risk failure. Heartbreaking and worrying from your child. He would walk into school and literally “shrink”. Gaynor has worked absolute marvels on him. Having only had two sessions with Gaynor, two teachers at his school asked me independently of one another what we were doing with Henry, and to keep it up as the improvement in his work was almost overnight and startling – they were completely astounded. Henry has now had seven sessions with Gaynor. He improves on an almost daily basis. He is now a very popular boy in his school with no peer problems, he recently ran for his school in the ISA cross country competition, and is showing massive confidence in his school stage productions. The steel shutter has disappeared, his self esteem and confidence have risen and are still rising. Almost every week, he gets all his spellings correct, and he is starting to realise if he doesn’t panic he can even do maths!! All this has taken is a monthly session with Gaynor and for me to carry out for five minutes each day some very simply, but clearly, very effective exercises, and thats it! I can not recommend this therapy highly enough. It has been an absolute godsend for us. — A.K.
This a testimonial given by a parent, on an ASD support site, which the parent sent to me as well:
I don’t know if I am allowed to specifically recommend a practitioner? We found a really lovely lady, who has helped my daughter, and I recommend her highly. She offers a free introductory session – so you could give it a try and see how you get on. She is based in Knaphill in Woking. Before I met her, I had tried many different therapies, ABA, OT, Cranio Osteopathy – the list and the bills(!) felt endless. When I went to see her, we talked through our biggest concerns, handwriting was one of them, as was tying shoe laces and increasingly organisational skills as my daughter got older. She listened to me, assessed my daughter and identified ways we could specifically help my child.
This was the only therapy we have tried that is really dealing with the core reasons for the difficulties my daughter experienced. I recommend her highly and I know that I am making a positive difference to my daughter’s development. Feel free to contact me off list if you need more information. S.T.