Testimonials of just some Clients

Clients Say...

I was at a very difficult and scary place but you helped me more than I could of imagined. You gave me some powerful and healing mental tools which really enabled me to get back to my normal self and help me move on with my life. I am eternally grateful.

I finally understood what was happening to me.

Each session with Gerard made me feel better and gave me something constructive to focus on in between. I finally understood what was happening to me. Learning how the brain works and focusing on getting the balances right in my life helped me to break out of self-destructive thought patterns that had been ruling and ruining my life. I much prefer the new me and my job now is to keep practising what I have learned.

there are some shades of blue sky appearing.

Just a small token of my appreciation for getting me through what has been a very ‘dark time’, and for pointing out that things aren’t always as bad as they appear to be. I in myself have managed to get closer to the end of the tunnel and have started to think rationally again, so there are some shades of blue sky appearing on the horizon, but I still have a way to go yet. Now, I am confident I can get there. Thank you Gerard for all the good that you have done for me and for believing in me.

It has given me the confidence to realise that I have great qualities and I’m actually quite proud of what I have achieved.


After my first conversation with Gerard, I instinctively knew that his approach would help me. By helping me to understand my behaviour and giving me the answers and guidance that I needed, he has helped clear my mind and move forward. Most importantly he has given me the confidence to realise that I have great qualities and I’m actually quite proud of what I have achieved.


I went to Swords Counselling on the recommendation of a friend after I had seeing several other therapists. I will admit that due to previous experiences I wasn’t particularly hopeful that he would be any use. I had gotten to the point where therapy had become something of a game and I was seeing how many of the therapist’s buttons I could push. I was wrong about Gerard he doesn’t judge and he had no interest in playing games but only to help me, which for me was important. He also didn’t do a lot of what I had experienced before, my life and my history weren’t made out to be some sort of tragedy but rather something that I could take strength from.

He was the first person and therapist where I actually talked and broke a multitude of silences in the process, some of those silences were over twenty years old. He was also the first therapist I trusted enough just to be myself in the room. It also helped that it wasn’t all just me talking at him but rather an engaged conversation where solid advice was given. I can safely say that my experience with him has helped me hugely.

When I started to see him I was terrified I was going to do a whole lot of damage to myself, I was beyond desperate to sort the monsters in my head and I felt terribly alone. Gerard helped me tame them and put them on leads. They may not all be gone but they are certainly a hell of a lot better behaved.

I could not be more grateful to him, he helped stopping me doing a whole lot of harm to myself. If your reading this and hovering over the phone, don’t waste any more time, pick it up and make the call, you won’t regret it.