Over the years I have worked with and supported a large number of individuals, groups, schools and organisations. Some of the feedback I have received is detailed below:
My name is David and I am 58. In early 2015 I experienced some major life issues. I had previously suffered from bouts of depression including a full breakdown in 2005 and recognising the triggers I sought help from Charlotte having been referred from my work place.
Charlotte came to my home on 10 occasions and I underwent CBT. I found these sessions of immense value to re-establish my equilibrium and thought processes. The help extended to relevant well being studies and these were done as homework and I had regular assessments of my mental healing.
During the process I had regular contact with Charlotte via texts etc which were of great support and trust.
As a result I learned new techniques which now from part of my daily mantra.
Having previously had mood issues I have experience of several practitioners and their methods. I can say that the speed of my recovery and on going mental health is entirely down to the calmness and professionalism of Charlotte. I have since referred friends and family who I have seen troubled with their mental well being.
I can give no greater recommendation than that.
Individual - DF, Chorley, Lancashire
The training was extremely helpful for me as I am working as a school counsellor and so refreshing my knowledge and skill set is extremely beneficial. I found it useful that Charlotte broke down the training and covered a number of common mental health difficulties I work with on a daily basis. The tools and resources provided were also very helpful and I have already incorporated some in to my sessions with young people, in particular ones aimed at working with anxiety. I found Charlotte passionate about mental health and the work she does which left me feeling very motivated after the training.
Training - KM, School Counsellor, Birkenhead
Our team found the Mental Health training extremely useful. We believe it has increased our confidence in noticing the common warning signs of Mental Health but overall, we liked the leaflet of sources of support available for practitioners. The training provided by Charlotte was excellent. She was very clear and answered all our questions. Charlotte outlined useful resources that are directed to young people and their parents along with websites and phone numbers. We found the training interesting and relevant to the children we are working with. Thank you for a great session.
Training - AJ, Support Worker, Bolton
Since working with Charlotte and seeing the improvements for myself I personally believe that every project worker should have ‘a Charlotte’. She is invaluable to me and I cannot praise her enough.
Practitioner - SO, Family Support Worker, Wigan
The training you delivered to the team was very useful in raising our awareness around working with children and families where mental health is an issue. The team reported improved confidence in working with children while they were on the CAMHS waiting list.
It was also very useful the conversation we had prior to the training when you advised us on training packages we were looking at for the whole team. This is not an area where any of the management team were knowledgeable so your advice was invaluable. Our project would very much benefit from a mental health specialist and I am sure we would not be alone with this need, given the impact of poor mental health for children and young people we are supporting and nationwide.
Training - CD, Children’s Services Manager, Dewsbury
Charlotte helped me by coming to terms with myself and accepting myself as a person of worth. Charlotte’s empathy helped me move forward in life and gain a new direction career goal. Charlotte took the time to listen, really listen to my bipolar problems and helped me gain new skills and confidence through our sessions of CBT.
Individual - AR, Wigan, Greater Manchester
Working with Charlotte Lowe has really helped me to make sense of why I was thinking and feeling the way I was. Charlotte was really clear and considerate in the way she explained why I had feelings of doubt, depression and worthlessness. When I first came to do the CBT training I was in a very low place, lacked self-confidence, on a poor diet and generally felt and looked very unwell. The 10 weeks of work has helped me come through a very difficult period and now I feel full of life again. It has also helped me to think about how others might be thinking and feeling. When I finished the CBT I thanked Charlotte in helping me feel like a new person, and I’ve had the same positive feeling since.
Individual - DF, Teacher, Preston, Lancashire
The support Charlotte gave me was invaluable. I have felt depressed and suicidal for many years, and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be here anymore had I not have met Charlotte.
Individual - JA, Leyland, Lancashire
Your training inspired me! I do have quite a bit of knowledge in this subject area but just knowing we are addressing things properly was a great positive to here also. For me, your presentation made the day.
Training - MD, Children and Family Worker, Barrow
I would just like to say thank you for the input that you gave to the Early Action Team on mental health and how to identify early signs that could escalate to more serious issues. As the team work with young people and families it has been extremely beneficial for us in supporting the people we work with, having the relevant information will prove invaluable, and has helped to raise awareness in the team, so that we are more confident in approaching and discussing the subject of mental health. Thank you again.
Training - PH, South Ribble Early Action Team, Lancashire Constabulary
The training was outstanding and demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience, with Charlotte clearly being passionate about mental health in children and young people.
Training - MC, Support Worker, Manchester
I came away with so much knowledge and understanding.
Fantastic co-ordinator with vast experience through expert knowledge and relatable experiences.
Breadth of knowledge and experience was engaging and inspirational. The anecdotal scenarios brought to life the theoretical concepts. No doubt this will facilitate us as professionals to be more aware of the nature of the well-being of our learners and to inspire us to ensure we are offering a supportive and relevant service at the earliest intervention point.
Fantastically informative and engaging revealing unknown strategies and new information which will be invaluable.
Very useful. One-stop website/app list was brilliant.
Training - Various School and College Staff in Chorley
We would like to thank you for the engaging session that you provided regarding Children and Young People's Mental Health at Albany Academy.
We found the breadth of knowledge and experience that you have in relation to adult and young people's mental health engaging and inspirational. The anecdotal scenarios from your personal and professional experiences with mental health brought to life the theoretical concepts that you explored. This will no doubt facilitate us as professionals to be more aware to the nature of the well being of our learners and has served to inspire us to ensure that we as a college are offering a supportive and relevant service at the earliest intervention point.
Training - Cardinal Newman College
I picked up a flyer Charlotte had left in a Hospital clinic area and several months later contacted her. From the outset she reassured me that the hardest thing was to make the initial contact and encouraged me to fix up an initial appointment: which is the best thing I could have done. Charlotte listened to my concerns with compassion and has helped me think about issues in a different way to help overcome some of my mood issues that affect my life. She is supportive and uses a mix of skills and techniques that she constantly reviews in line with recent evidence and research. She is an expert in her field.
She has really made a difference to my life and continues to support me.
Charlotte is simply awesome, both as a practitioner and person. She compassionately connects, cares and listens, supports and enables, and gives my daughter a non-judgemental outlet for her bullying, suicidal thoughts and the fabulous means to defeat them. She’s enabled my daughter to see a positive future for herself, for which I cannot thank her enough.
Not just pre-teen angst, but my son was unable to reconnect with his feelings following the death of his father. Charlotte reached him. It was tough, but my son has learnt to trust. The techniques Charlotte taught he is using, testing them out and understanding how they help him. My son is on his way: he has started to laugh again. Thank you.
With regards to the training you provided at Cardinal Newman, I thought it was excellent and I think it was potentially the best external training I have received in the five years while working here. Your team were engaging and well-informed. I particularly enjoyed the interactive activity on self-care to see what our own skills were.
I have seen a couple of people regarding my anxiety and depression and Charlotte is by far the best person I have had help from. I would 100% recommend her and she is one of the reasons I feel back to myself again.
Charlotte has helped me when I thought no one else could. She is so easy to talk you feel comfortable opening up to her, as you speak, she listens carefully by analysing what you’re saying, but helping along the way.
She makes me realise I need to help myself by changing things I do in my life and remembering a lot of my thoughts are only opinions and not facts about myself. She is a very caring person she wants to help you to concur your worries and anxiety, she doesn’t just listen and give advice, she helps you by finding the core of your worry and gives you learning sheets to take time to learn about yourself and how you can understand mental health and why it isn’t intact a negative when you have these thoughts but a challenge that can be handled better.
I was very anxious and lost when I first met Charlotte one of my problems was worrying about the future and mainly being worried about my job I wasn’t happy in, she made me realise I have options, when you’re so low you feel like a failure and that you’ll never get another job. With anytime I am lost I do a technique Charlotte told me. I write a list of the positives and negatives, if there are more negatives on that list, something needs to change.
There has been so much Charlotte has helped me with, she won’t hold back she will tell you the advice you need to hear. She is a friend, who makes you realise how to believe in yourself, and when you’re so down, makes you realise how amazing life actually is.
Towards the end of 2014, during my mid-twenties I experienced a pretty severe breakdown and since then I have struggled with depression and anxiety on and off. I spent the next three years seeing several different therapists and taking medication but with seemingly no success.
In late 2017 it was recommended to me by a friend that I go and see Charlotte Lowe. I have been able to work through things with her in a way that I hadn’t really done with other therapists, her knowledge and calming nature have helped me to the point where for the first time in two and a half years I am medication free and can finally see me living a life where depression does not rule everything that I do.
I genuinely do no not where I would be if I hadn’t met Charlotte, she is an amazing therapist and person and I’ll be forever thankful for her help and support.
I knew within the first appointment of working with Charlotte that she was different to the other mental health specialists and services I had encountered on my mental health journey.
In my particular journey, Charlotte helped me to understand my mental health past and present. This was a tough process, but I felt comfortable and strong enough to do this with Charlotte’s guidance.
It was refreshing that throughout our sessions I never felt like I was just another client or statistic. It was also important to me that I felt like I was being listened to without judgement, and this is something Charlotte achieved. From the first session to the last, Charlotte made me feel completely comfortable and I believe this was integral to my progress.
Over the course of our sessions we worked together to develop my ‘toolbox’ of techniques that provide me the power to help myself, whether this is dealing with difficulties or having more self-compassion.
Charlotte would always stress that her help and support was not just during the appointments and she would always encourage and be willing to speak with me, whether this be a quick phone call or text at any time.
In conjunction with compassion and kindness Charlotte is successful in what she does because of her passion and drive. Over the course of my therapy, she would always have been attending a new training/course/learning new skills/reading new evidence etc. As well as this, Charlotte was working to help with the wider issues of mental health in our society.
In a nutshell Charlotte’s down to earth and compassionate personality coupled with her drive and commitment are what make her service special. I am truly grateful to have been able to work with such a wonderfully passionate, caring and driven person. I will forever be grateful to Charlotte for having such a profound impact on my life... And she makes a good brew!
After struggling with our son’s anxieties for many years and thinking he would grow out of them, we realised this wasn’t going to happen so decided we needed to seek professional help and advice. A work friend recommended Charlotte to us as she was using her for herself.
On the first meeting with Charlotte our son was very anxious, but Charlotte was able to put him at ease almost straight away. Over the next few months she helped him to understand his anxieties and gave him the tools he needed to help manage them. Now our son is much more relaxed with himself and is growing in confidence each day.
Charlotte is an amazing lady; our family cannot thank her enough for her continuing help and support she gives us as a family.
Charlotte is caring, knowledgeable and an inspiring individual, with vast experience in the mental health profession. She has been a big influence in my life over the last two years since suffering from anxiety and depression. I cannot begin to imagine how my life would have turned out if I had not been referred to Charlotte by family. Thank you so much Charlotte.