“Finding Stephen has been life-changing for me. He provides a calm, safe space without any judgement. I felt understood, respected and listened to. He helped me to understand what I was going through and taught me ways to accept it, work through it and be able to move on from it.
He is compassionate, kind, honest and professional and I would have no problem recommending him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced psychotherapist.”
~ Sarah P.
“Excellent, professional and non judgemental care. Stephen is patient, listens intently and above all he is honest and I’ve really felt like I can be truly myself in therapy sessions with him which has helped me tremendously. Highly recommended.”
~ review by Natalie K.
“I consider myself very lucky to have found Stephen. He is a great, attentive listener and offers extremely valuable insight during the sessions but also on his website.
He identified my issues swiftly and over a period of a few months helped me to make significant changes. Feeling safe and understood on a very deep level, I was able to access some old repressed feelings and work through them during our sessions. The experiential work we did was really transformative, helped me not only to become conscious of certain issues but also to break through things on a deeper, emotional level. Gradually a way out started to feel possible. I’m finally on a right path, for which I’m extremely grateful. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
~ review by K.S.
“Stephen is an attentive and caring practitioner and person, offering invaluable insight and perspectives. He is easy to talk to and is totally non judgemental. His services come highly recommended.”
~ review by M.D.
“I’m so pleased with the work that I did with this therapist. He was perceptive and created just the right environment to help me feel safe enough to look at some painful things I felt I had to look at. I will be going back again after taking this break. Thank you again Stephen”
~ review by J.M.
“Stephen is the best in this field of business knows exactly how to help you with life its self and always has time to get back to you even if you don’t have an appointment. Thanks Stephen for everything.”
~review by M.C.
“Wonderful and caring. Stephen has transformed my life! I found his approach so professional – I felt cared for, listened to and cherished – seen as an individual with individual requirements. Stephen is a true credit to his profession and this world. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this guy – he knows what he’s doing that’s for sure.”
~Review by J.L.
“Stephen is both an intuitive and genuine person and therapist. He is very skilled in partnering you through an insightful and therapeutic process. This can be challenging but ultimately proved to be a rewarding and helpful road to personal growth and to moving forwards in my life. Thank you Stephen. Highly recommended.”
~ review by Jim M
“I came to Stephen with some ambivalence towards therapy because I found it hard to believe that my old, engrained beliefs and habits could be shifted; In fact, I’d almost given up hope that I could feel better. But during our first meeting I felt I could work with him and soon, I was doing some challenging and daunting work. In a matter of a few months, I learned more about myself than in the previous years of therapy and as well as this new self-knowledge, I have achieved a level of self-acceptance that I never thought possible. Stephen has provided me with a model and a set of skills I can apply to define and address my needs, increase my self-reliance, and tackle situations that once baffled me. We have incorporated my film work and creative writing into sessions to help interpret and understand my needs, and how I see the world. I have never felt as alive, and although I still meet bumps in the road, I have renewed hope, and I’m making steady progress towards some quite specific objectives. Stephen seems to strike the perfect balance between being a trusted advocate, having crystal clear boundaries, and in the midst of this close therapeutic relationship, he is always highlighting one’s own personal responsibility. He never pushes me, unless I ask him, but I always feel he’s nudging me in the directions I want to travel. I think I have grown more in the last few months, working with Stephen, than I could ever have imagined and I’m certain there’s more to come. He has helped me to find myself in the world and I’m glad to be home.”
~ testimonial by Jim B.
“This is the highest quality psychotherapy you can come across in my opinion. My sessions with Stephen have given me so much clarity and courage in my life, to be who I truly am, and live my life as an empowered individual. His human and authentic approach to psychotherapy made it a profound experience, I would say the most authentic conversations I have ever had. Deeply refreshing and enlightening. Together we got to the root causes of my issues and I learned how to meet my needs and develop an indestructible and sustainable connection to my unique essence.”
~ Review by Rohan
“I have just recently completed a course of psychotherapy with Stephen. I have suffered with overwhelming anxiety and bouts of depression for a large part of my life and despite my best efforts was never able to resolve this. Stephen has been an absolute god send for me. He is kind and compassionate and has a great deal of knowledge regarding good and poor mental health. He helped me to uncover the root causes of my problems and has taught me how to heal myself in a very short period of time. I can recommend Stephen to anyone suffering from mental distress. He is a credit to his profession.”
~ review by Anne G.
“I’m just expressing my gratitude to Stephen for giving me the help I needed and at such a low fee based on my income. I can say without a doubt that there’s no way I could have afforded anyone private because I looked around and all the fees were about the same. I was looking at a three to five month wait for the NHS and wouldn’t have lasted that long. Stephen went above and beyond and even supported me free of charge at times. So grateful. ”
~review by K.S.
Stephen has done so much more for me than I could ever summarize in a simple review, and has helped me accomplish far more than I could have hoped for or imagined in less than a year (during this 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic). Stephen has helped me get in touch with the power, strength, and courage within me. He helped me rid my life of abuse and exploitation. He has helped me see the truth of who I am, my value, and worth as a human being. He has helped me find my voice. And for the first time in my life I am independent and free in every sense of these words.
Stephen truly is a rare diamond both as a psychotherapist and as a person. He genuinely cares for all his clients, is attentive, responsive, and supportive. He will match his clients’ commitment to the therapeutic work and will not leave them short changed. He is reasonable and fair. He is authentic, genuine, and real with his patients. Stephen is by far the most brilliant professional I have ever known, with a profound wisdom and understanding of the human condition, psychology, and life in general.
Services I’ve had the honor of receiving from Stephen include psychotherapy, counseling, life skills, crisis intervention, supplementary support, career development, personal development, and psychoeducation. To say Stephen Forrest changed my life would be an understatement. Because the truth is, before working with Stephen, I had never actually felt safe enough to truly experience living. Thank you so much Stephen for everything.
~ review by S.M.
“Stephen has a genuine gift of insight that I believe very few people possess. I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with Stephen to address childhood trauma that was stopping me fulfilling my life. I have been able to revisit past experiences and create a new world for myself. His intuition, natural gift and care meant that every stage of therapy was dealt with astuteness, that on many occasions, I found astonishing. How could someone pin point so accurately my issues, and then to offer a solution so quickly and thoughtfully, I found staggering…He is a true asset to his profession.”
~ testimonial by J.L.
“Stephen provides a unique service in psychotherapy with in-depth work that you might not get elsewhere. He really opens your mind to new ways of thinking and dealing with the stresses of everyday life and past trauma. I appreciate his honesty and patience. I also love that he teaches meditation which is something I have been interested in for years but never got around to learning. It was great to have a session purely about meditation and I’m sure I will be back for more. Thank you again!”
~ testimonial by N.K.
“Admittedly I was nervous about seeing a therapist but Stephen is extremely good at what he does. He’s professional without making your chats with him uncomfortable. He offers help in session and also out-with your sessions with a host of insightful resources that he has taken the time to put together. He is very clear with what support he can offer but never pushes you into anything that you’re not ready for. He has given me tools to deal with things that I often find myself referring back to. If I ever feel the need to work on myself again I will return to Stephen without question.”
~review by Ashley
“I arrived at Stephen towards the end of an unhealthy relationship. Having no previous experience of therapy I think I was a little anxious however Stephen’s welcoming, calm and gentle manner soon put me at ease. He is very easy to talk to and I was able to open up completely and discuss very personal matters without hesitation. Time with Stephen has been a very positive experience – he has taught me not to be so hard on myself and also to listen to my gut. Whatever you feel you need help with in life I genuinely believe Stephen will be able to guide you in the right direction. I cannot thank him enough for his help, support and words of encouragement.“
~ testimonial by C. R.
“2020 was my year of freedom, empowerment, and independence because of the work I did on myself here in South Florida with the help of Stephen and his virtual practice all the way in Glasgow, Scotland. I have never met him in person, but his impact on my life and the life of my children as a result has been so monumental.
For the first time in my life, I am not at the mercy of my traumatic experiences which held me in bondage for all these years. Working with Stephen I was encouraged, educated, strengthened, and empowered. From this psychotherapy support I discovered who I was and who I was not. I gained a newfound appreciation for living authentically and true to myself. I experienced a domino effect of determination for my complete freedom – for a life no longer paralyzed by fear and anxiety. Which I achieved from working with Psychotherapy, Counselling and Personal Development Glasgow. I invested the time, the effort, and resources in myself by working with Stephen… in less than a year, I see the return on said investment tenfold. My 2020 would not have been the same had I not found his practice online.
Thank you Stephen for all that you have done for me.”
~review by Shanique M.
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