A small selection of testimonials from clients helped. More can be found on our Facebook page.

Hayley Butt

Just attended Sylvia’s mindfulness workshop and was really impressed with the experience. Sylvia has an enormous amount of knowledge but, most importantly, shares and explains it so well. I love how she is so personal and professional and allowed all of us to share our thoughts with her in a calm, safe and non-judgemental environment. It’s a great introduction to mindfulness for complete beginners, but actually a great session for those who already practice too: to be able to stop and revisit those techniques. We all need reminding sometimes, and this was a perfect time and place to do that. Thanks, Sylvia, You were brilliant xxx

Rebecca Meyer

I have been working with Sylvia for several months. She introduced me to compassion focused therapy which I have found very helpful. I have been to multiple therapists and have found my therapy sessions with Sylvia the most effective.

Molly Reid

So kind, compassionate and easy to talk to. I had a very traumatic birth experience which resulted in PTSD, PND and anxiety. I've been working with Sylvia on this for the past 18 months and I've completely changed. I'm happier, I feel more confident and I can now recognise my "triggers" and use techniques learnt to combat them. Cannot recommend highly enough thank you for giving me, me!!!

Meriel Stokes

Sylvia is an excellent therapist, so easy to talk to. She helped me through a very difficult time, I can't thank her enough. She really knows her stuff, I highly recommend her services.

Lisa Glover

Absolutely knows her stuff. Trustworthy and compassionate. Loves what she does and that shines through her work. Brilliant at what she does and all she gives !!! Highly recommended.

Ophelia Winyard

Would not have got through last year without Sylvia's help. Super and so kind and supportive xx

Gillian Jones

Professional and insightful, makes a difference to people's lives, looking after yourself starts with talking x


I was exposed to a traumatic event and was diagnosed with PTSD, I felt in a very deep dark void, Sylvia's technique of EMDR and tapping were very beneficial and her approach enabled me to get back to an acceptable and manageable daily life. I need to be consistent in my treatment and Sylvia is the first person I contact, her technique is infallible.


Working with Sylvia at Halcyon Therapies has turned my life around. I had tried many therapies over the years and could not rid myself of the clutter and debris in the recesses of my mind that were causing me so much angst in my daily life. Doing EMDR totally changed that and I now have more clarity and the ability to negotiate situations which would have felt impossible before. Thank you so much for your help. Life is a pleasure now instead of a chore.

Franchesca Leigh

I am someone who has suffered from OCD since I was a young girl but wasn’t diognosed until I was 22. When I first met Sylvia I was a shadow of my old self and was suicidal. Sylvia helped me gain the confidence and mental stability to want to fight to get better, something which I never thought I would want to do. I had met a few therapist before but not anyone who truly understood my situation and failed to diognose me. I was seeing Sylvia for 5 months before I went to Australia and had the trip of a life time. Sylvia still continued to do therapy with me via Skype and supported me on my trip. There was never any judgment just consistent support and I will always be forever thankful to Sylvia she saved my life. I am now going back to university this year and have been in Australia for 2 years. These things wouldn’t have been possible without Sylvia. Although I know OCD is a battle I’ll always have to fight, Sylvia has given me the tools to do this.

As a man in my 50’s my long-term depression and anxiety cycles were worsening and putting a huge strain on my family and myself. Sylvia has helped me to really turn things around, I have come to terms with the past and I know that I have the tools to deal with any future challenges. It has been truly life changing, it’s never too late!