Depression and Relationship Insecurities:

When I started with Dr Alisha I was a scared, depressed and anxious girl, really feeling like I had the weight of the word on my shoulders. I had an initial consultation with Alisha; I felt at ease and hopeful to continue with her, thanks to her calm manner and encouraging attitude. As I started sessions with Alisha I valued her creative approaches to help me understand my feelings, integrated with useful discussion of social factors and biological causes. Continuing my sessions I appreciated how well Alisha understood and empathised with me, whilst also being objective and impartial. I came to enjoy, and look forward to my sessions, as I always feel listened to, valued and supported- Alisha is easy to talk to and I have come to trust her greatly, and I can speak freely about difficult topics without fear of judgement. A year later, I only need to drop in occasionally, and I am a confident, optimistic and truly happy young woman who is excited for what lies ahead. I feel able to tackle any challenges that may come my way, but I know that I am always welcome back to Alisha’s (very pretty) office. Thank you Alisha for everything you have done for me, my family and I are truly grateful, and I would wholeheartedly recommend Alisha’s services to anyone who is looking for a psychologist.

Depression and Relationship Insecurities

Post-Natal Trauma and Covid Anxiety:

I could never thank you enough for all you've done to help me. It has changed the life of both me and my family. I feel so lucky to have your support and I know I have had the best care possible. I was desperate to know things would be OK and your faith in me and help has been integral to my recovery.

Post-Natal Trauma and Covid Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression:

"Before my sessions with you I had next to no faith in therapy...I felt as if I'd never get better…what you have done for me is phenomenal. I am so lucky to have had you as a therapist and you have taught me so much"

Anxiety and Depression

Bereavement and Life Transitions:

"The last 6 months have been really difficult but I couldn't have got through it without you"

Bereavement and Life Transitions

Night-time Anxiety and disturbed sleep.:

My son has always had difficulty sleeping alone since he was about 8 months old. As he got older he became anxious and fearful of being alone at night eventually resulting in my husband and I sleeping separately after years of disrupted sleep, as our son would get into our bed every night, he is now 11! We contacted Alisha as we were at the end of our rope after trying many, many different things. Alisha was amazing. Despite being in lockdown, she counselled our son via Zoom, helping him to talk through his worries and arming him with tools to help him overcome his worries. She also helped us as parents to understand and help our son get through the barriers preventing him from sleeping. After an initial rocky start and further reassurance from Alisha, using her suggestions, we conquered the sleep issue practically in one night. It was tough but knowing I was not causing my son any harm helped me get through it. Once the first night was accomplished, my son has not come into our bed once and we are now several months down the line. He does still at times wake in the night but is armed with the tools to help him go back to sleep on his own without disturbing us. The whole family is happier as we are all getting the sleep we all desperately needed. My only wish is that we had found Alisha a few years ago.

Night-time Anxiety and disturbed sleep.

Depression:

“I just wanted to say a really big thank you from myself and in fact the whole family because the impact you have made on M has affected us all. You have treated her with the respect and sympathy she required and really listened to what she needed.”

Depression

Sleep difficulties and Generalised Anxiety:

"Alisha has been fantastic in helping our family with the sleeping and anxiety issues that our daughter was facing. She helped us to come up with practical solutions that we could put in place straight away, and in just a short space of time these methods have equipped our daughter with the tools she needs to feel calm, worry free and able to sleep soundly. Alisha’s contact with us between sessions also helped us feel that we weren’t alone in our efforts when implementing the changes we’d discussed face-to-face. It’s hard to overstate the positive impact that Alisha’s expertise and support has had on our lives, and we all feel extremely lucky to have been able to work with her at a time when we needed help."

Sleep difficulties and Generalised Anxiety

Bi-polar Disorder:

"Without your advice and encouragement I don’t think I would have got to this point and would still be struggling on my own. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me and for the advice you gave — it was so kind of you and above and beyond. I am deeply grateful."

Bi-polar Disorder

Managing Change and difficult life events:

‘I found Alisha to be very helpful, she got me through some difficult times and I built a strong connection with her very easily. Having counselling with her is something I would definitely recommend’.

Managing Change and difficult life events

Parent of a teenage client who had sessions during 'lock-down':

Just wanted to say thank you so much for the sessions with X. It has been immeasurable how you've helped him. Although I feel quite sad today at ending the sessions I felt that X was in a great place mentally. He has become much more talkative and positive, which is a great relief.

Parent of a teenage client who had sessions during 'lock-down'

Anxiety and transition:

Two years ago I hated myself. I am over seventy years old and was on tablets but still suffered from almost constant anxiety bordering on paranoia. My worried family almost flew me back from a supposed holiday in Majorca. My doctor told me that other patients had found Dr Azzopardi very helpful. I believe I could hardly string a coherent sentence together when I first saw Alisha. For six months I saw her every week and made incredible progress. Since then I have been very happy and now see her online about every six weeks to ensure I don’t have a relapse. I wholeheartedly recommend Alisha. She is incredibly helpful and naturally very kind and understanding.

Anxiety and transition

Parent of an Anxious Child:

Alisha was extremely knowledgeable and approachable. She supported both us and our daughter in an age appropriate and engaging way. All of the sessions had immediate positive effects and improved our daughters mental heath, independence and self-confidence as a result. Thank you for being there.

Parent of an Anxious Child

Generalised Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties:

I can highly recommend Dr Alisha Azzopardi. From the first conversation, I felt at ease and I could trust her. She was not judgemental in any way and is very flexible to the issues I brought to therapy each week. I feel like I can look back on my childhood with more happiness now. It was even possible to bring my husband in to have a session of relationship therapy, which benefited us. I work in NHS Mental Health services and to be fair, I do not see many people with the expertise and skills that Dr Alisha has.

Generalised Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

"You did wonders for W's confidence and I'd have no hesitation recommending you to friends and others"

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder