“I began sessions with Ikuko around 5 years ago. At the time I was heavily depressed and struggled to connect with other people. It was difficult during this time for me to open up to anyone, but Ikuko created a safe and relaxing environment where I could slowly open up and deal with past issues. Throughout my time with Ikuko she has made me feel supported and created a safe place for me to go to, where I could feel as though I was stepping out of my life for an hour a week to get my head together. Also, she made the effort to find books and exercises that would help as coping mechanisms during my time between sessions. Now I am in a much better place, I am able to create stronger connections with friends and family, my self-confidence has risen greatly, and I feel genuinely happier on a day to day basis. And for this I have Ikuko to thank.”



“At my first meeting with Ikuko, I was nervous and unsure of the scenario as I am a typical guy who bottles everything up and never shared too much emotion. Our first meeting was very much an assessment on both parts but Ikuko made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She challenged me on my stubbornness and attributes I have that have controlled my ability to let things go. She introduced me to mindfulness which helped my panic attacks and also opened the door to a new way of living. My life has been continually improving since. I’m very grateful and can’t recommend Ikuko enough.”



“I found with Ikuko that I could be my true self in a warm and safe environment. I felt she understood me, more than myself at times. Ikuko listened and understood me. She helped me find my spiritual path, and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you so much for everything.”



“I have found my experience with Ikuko to be most helpful, a private space in which I can make sense of how I feel and think, a person that listens and understands what I have to say and who also challenges me at times to help me see other ways of viewing things. It is very difficult to know in advance how one will get along with a therapist so it is a risk, for me personally, Ikuko is warm, friendly, and welcoming and has a very calm manner about her, without this, I doubt I would have continued as I have done, thank you for that Ikuko.”



“I sought Ikuko’s help when going through a very trying period of my life. Deciding to seek counselling is difficult enough and it’s important that you don’t feel pathologised. Ikuko made me feel safe and free to express anything that was on my mind with no judgement. She’s very professional and compassionate, and gave me very effective tips to help me cope with my situation.”