As you may have already seen, I do have testimonials sprinkled throughout my site, but here is a page dedicated solely to people’s comments.
Reading testimonials can be helpful to reassure you that real people are being helped by their counselling experience with me.
It’s important to note when reading testimonials that individual results will vary. In my experience, the people who benefit the most from counselling are those who are willing to do some work on their own (i.e. reading, self-reflecting, meditating, etc.) outside of sessions.
About a year ago, my life was dramatically impacted by an injury, career change, loss of my partner and the sudden near death of my mother. I was faced with deep pain and personal crisis. Tamara began counseling me and right away, things began to shift. Her style of support is empowering, insightful and progressive. As time passed, I began to heal my wounds and even more, I have become a richer and more secure person. These qualities came not only from the insight that Tamara has provided, but also the skills she has taught me to settle myself from within. Today, I can confidently face the changing world with trust. I cant imagine that I would have found so much peace without her help.
Every time I leave Tamara’s soothing office, I am glowing with gratitude. I always remind myself of how lucky this city is to have such a wonderful person/ resource in our midst. I highly recommend her services to anyone who wants to find peace and joy in their relationship with self and others.
~Natalie B., Victoria, BC
I have found it most helpful being able to vent the feelings surrounding an issue enough to see clearly “what is behind it”, and then being able to assess a remedy or change. I have really been able to get a handle on my professional and personal relationships. I feel that I am “coming into my own” right now and the work we have been doing has helped tremendously to guide that growth in a healthy direction.
~Name Withheld, GM of family business, Saanich Peninsula, BC
I can’t say enough good things about the body scan and energy exercises. I am using these tools all the time, both at work and in my personal life.
~J.M., Marketing Manager, Victoria, BC
I have been able to calm the inner turmoil and find strength to keep moving forward in a very difficult time in my life. You have helped me to learn that it is the negative and the positive experiences in life that shape the person that I am and that I don’t need to be afraid or ashamed of the negative. I am able to confront the negative self talk and work through to a place of strength. I really appreciate your ability to listen deeply and to help me control the whirlwind that has been going through my mind throughout this trying time in my life. It is truly a lifeline.
~Name withheld, Business Coach, Victoria, BC
After our first session I found my nearly overwhelming inner turmoil reduced to a manageable level. Since then, I’ve found myself more able to say what I’m thinking, and I’m not self-censoring internally any more. For probably the first time ever, I feel like I’m growing as a person, and although it’s sometimes overwhelming and scary, I feel a sense of confidence and anticipation that makes it all worth it.
~P.M., Software Developer, Victoria, BC
I am becoming more confident in my own skin, happier about the decisions I make, more positive about the future and my boundaries are stronger.
~Name Withheld, Communications Specialist, Victoria, BC
Thank You, Tamara. I really appreciated your gentle, grounded process which provided me with peace of mind, clarity and a new perspective on an issue that was troubling me. I was left with a feeling of energy and love.
~Dr Cathy Key, Victoria, BC
You are the first professional with whom I have developed the comfort level to “be myself”. You provide a safe, non-judgmental place for me to explore my ongoing feelings and thoughts. Thank you for that."
~Name Withheld, Lawyer, Victoria, BC.
I noticed that I was really comfortable around you…I didn’t feel judged at all, and really felt like you knew what you were talking about. This enabled me to open up and be more honest than I ever had before with anyone else (myself included).
~ S. P., Radio Host, Victoria, BC
Thank you so much, Tamara, for the wonderful session on Thursday! It was ‘simply’ powerful to experience the shift. Very recommendable! And I am impressed with your calm and competent approach.
~M. L., Victoria, BC
Simply put, Tamara has helped me. Her phone therapy option allowed me to receive counselling when I might not have otherwise. Tamara has a knack for knowing when to ask the right questions and an ability to uncover issues in a safe and comfortable way. I would recommend her to anyone who feels they need some support.
~Name Withheld, Victoria, BC
We now know how to disagree without it becoming a major event. We are also very aware of our own behaviors and how it makes the other person feel.
~Names Withheld, Victoria, BC.
I’m much more confident in myself and my abilities. I’ve definitely made moves away from codependency. I value myself, my thoughts, my wants, etc. much more. I am also seeing a decrease in my anxiety, largely due to the energy tools I learned from you.
~S. P., Radio Host, Victoria, BC.
High Sensitivity/Highly Sensitive People:
I have felt very lost and often misunderstood about who I am, especially with regard to being an HSP, and I really appreciate your valuable insight, your ability and willingness to clearly explain and fully answer all of my questions, along with your compassionate nature and wonderful ability to provide a safe space in which to explore sensitive and painful issues.
~Name Withheld, Artist/Designer, Calgary, AB
I’ve learned that I’m a highly sensitive person. Not only does that help explain so many things about my behavior and personality, but it has made me much more aware (and accepting) of other people’s quirks. I have also learned to refute or the negative voice in my head, and this has made me a much happier person. Counseling is having a very positive and profound impact in my life.
~J.M., Marketing Manager, Victoria, BC
As a 30-something who seemed to have everything in order - a great job, fiance, friends, etc... it was unbelievably frustrating to never feel happy or satisfied or not stressed about every aspect of my life. I then had the good fortune of hearing about HSP from a colleague and began researching feverishly. My searching finally shed a lot of light on my entire life. It didn’t, however, help me figure out what to do going forward to help prevent the pain and suffering I had experienced to date. It also thankfully led me to Tamara, who I consider a guardian angel for the peace and joy she has helped me welcome into my life. Through our discussions, The Work, and her guided meditations we completed during my phone couselling sessions she has changed how I process and interact with the world. I am able to apply what she’s taught me in my day-to-day life... and even what I dream at night has changed for the better!!
~Name Withheld, Edmonton, AB
Comments from other professionals:
Tamara’s presence is filled with genuine caring and authentic compassion with a playful curiosity of the possibilities of creativity, passion and healing. If you are looking for a bridge to rediscover your highest self in relation to others, she will journey with you by your side.
~Jim Kragtwyk, M.Ed., CCC, 5Rhythms® Movement Psychotherapist, Victoria, BC
Tamara’s commitment to truth, learning and her own development personally and spiritually is unwavering. She is dedicated, conscientious and ‘walks her talk’. Her capacity for strength and clear seeing, as well as for compassion, make her an asset to her profession.
~Virginia Preston, yoga teacher, spiritual teacher and reader, Kelowna, BC
Tamara Mortimer is one of those rare people one treasures: she is a listener with a passionate heart for change and learning. It’s no surprise to me that she has embraced the career she has. With wonder and excitement and passion she seeks to better the lives she comes into contact with. She is deep tissue, she is elbow grease, she’s big love, she’s sillier than a four-year old. All the things you want in someone by your side when the road isn’t clear, flat, or short enough.
~Dr. Robert W. Gray, professor and author, Saint John, NB
To book your complimentary 20 minute counselling consultation, or to ask me any questions you might have, please call me at 1 888 504 4111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
To your happiness,
Please note: Both in-person (in Victoria, BC) and telephone counselling sessions are available.