I hired Jacqueline Dennaford in November 2014 to assist my eldest son, who was struggling with anxiety, worry and enuresis.
Following a thorough assessment Jacqueline set out a programme of support to include developmental reflex exercises and Emotional, Social and Communication Development sessions to support my son in change.
- My son had his 10 week review in late January. Prior to his review Jacqueline sent us a detailed questionnaire about changes that we had noticed since his sessions had started. It was startingly to myself and my husband as we began to think about areas in which we had noticed changes, and the speed in which these changes had occurred. Within the 10 week period my son diligently worked on the primitive reflex exercises that Jacquline had outlined for him as well as worked with Jacqueline in weekly sessions. By the time he had his 10 week review he had become more comfortable within his own skin and appeared more relaxed in his behavior around the home. Prior to the sessions he always seemed anxious, and he admitted that he hated being alone in any rooms in the house, he also found enclosed spaces like cars or lifts distressing and would become very anxious with physical symptoms if he had to travel in a lift. Recently when we travelled in a lift together he appeared very relaxed, when I asked him about going in the lift later on that day he said that he had used some of the visualization techniques that Jacqueline had taught him. My son previously found it difficult to initiate play in the playground at school. This was upsetting for him as he always felt that he was on the fringes at playtime and struggled to join in. There has been an improvement with this and he is a lot happier at playtime. His sense of humour has really developed too and he now really enjoys having a giggle and a laugh, where previously he was unable to understand when and where it was okay to relax and have fun and therefore approached every situation with anxiety and seriousness.
- I can highly recommend Jacqueline for individual intervention therapeutic support. My son has made many positive life long changes with Jacqueline’s support. She has a calm and nurturing manner and a welcoming space in which she works. My son always looked forward to visiting Jacqueline for his sessions and felt very comfortable in her company.