I have been lucky enough to have had 10 therapy sessions with Phil Naniewski. I have found him truly professional, competent , methodical and intuitive in the way he works. Post each session he summaries work that has been achieved and issues raised, reaffirming what has been covered. He sets homework to reinforce the client taking responsibility for their own progress made and healing journey. During our sessions he introduced his own diagnostic pictorial charts which helped one to clearly see when ones thoughts are illogical and irrational and inspired one to create positive scripts that support me in moving forward with the life challenges being faced. His friendly open approach makes one feel supported when sharing personal beliefs and thoughts and not judged, emphasising a sense of security.
I experienced a positive and beneficial supportive professional relationship with Phil and would highly recommend anyone seeking a therapist for any personal issue to contact him".
"I looked forward fo my weekly CBT and mindfulness sessions with Philip. He’s taught me so much about how my thoughts, thinking and personal rules can cause and exasperate feelings hurt and anger. It’s been so eye opening and I’m pleased to have learnt new tools and techniques to shift my negative thoughts, beliefs and boundaries into healthier ones. I’m much more aware of my thinking now and feel much more optimistic about my situation. I'd definitely recommend Philip, he made my feel safe and comfortable".
“I was referred to Philip via a mutual acquaintance after experiencing anxiety that led to a panic attack. Time is a precious commodity to me but the time we spent was efficient, practical and effective. I was able to better understand the underlying causes of my issues and feel armed with practical solutions for managing and controlling them now and in the future.”
"I turned to Philip for help after suffering a stroke caused by untreated high blood pressure. Having returned to full time work I found it overwhelming. Through CBT and Mindfulness he showed me that my quest for certainty and perfection was illusory. It is enough to be competent and productive. His techniques helped me to control anxiety at work which in turn assisted me to manage my blood pressure. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Philip."
"I met Philip through some good references from a previous therapist I had. I had tried CBT before and got some benefits from it, but Phil's more action-based and very structured sessions really helped grounding and recovering a bit of balance at a time where I was experiencing some extreme anxiety at work. Working with Phillip feels in a way like having a personal trainer, he gives you great tips and guidance, you do your part of the work and he's great at following up and helping you when you're not quite feeling it. Definitely recommend (but don't forget to put your share of work into it!)"
"Having tried numerous medical and alternative options (to deal with panic disorder and performance anxiety) over a number of years with no success, Philip Naniewski was recommended to me. What I had begun to see as insurmountable challenges, Philip broke down into smaller elements & effectively ‘reset’ my mind through swapping unhealthy beliefs with more healthy, constructive beliefs. Philip's work provides you with simple, effective techniques that can make a long-term difference to mental well-being."
"My relationship with my mother has never been especially loving or strong. After an argument, we didn’t speak with each other for months. After reaching out to see if we could resume communication, I was rebuffed and was told not to contact her again and felt a lot of anger and hurt. Philip guided me through dealing with the anger towards my mother, and the hurt she had caused me throughout my life. Using the CBT tools that Philip taught me, I overcame my anger, forgave my mother and dealt with my historic hurt. Philip guided me step-by-step to make this possible. I cannot thank him enough for the help, guidance, and tools to help me feel strong and more resilient. I now include some of the CBT ideas in my daily life. "
"Phil has helped me overcome feelings of pain and despair around injustice. We had 6 or so sessions to help me overcome anger when dealing with unfair people. I learnt how to pause and respond rather than react and explode, and to use breathing techniques to help activate my para-sympathetic nervous system. This helps us to apply objective, evidence based information to our situation and respond in an appropriate way. I also found Phil to be very calming and supportive.In these challenging times when relationships need a bit more patience, I have found our Zoom sessions very helpful".
"I contacted Philip to try and work through some long standing relationship issues with my mother and also some anxiety/fear problems. I was so pleased that I made this approach. I had previously attempted counselling several times to try to get to grips with these issues but somehow, although I fully understood the process, they never seems to work for me personally. Philip’s approach was ideally suited to my personality and mindset; I am logical, organised and pragmatic and Philip’s style fitted with this perfectly. I worked with him for 12 sessions and can honestly say he has given me the tools to work through my problems and enabled me to see a better way forward. I am most grateful for all his help".
"I have been attending sessions with Phil throughout 2020 to analyse aspects of my life that were causing me concern and stress. Essentially Phil gave me my very own ‘MOT’. Phil helped me identify some key aspects of my life and attitudes that were having a negative impact and to look at my thought process in a more positive way. Phil helped educate me to the world of mindfulness and the use of breathing and to explore avenues that have been hugely enjoyable and beneficial. I look forward to my sessions with Phil as a ‘gift to me’ and am really satisfied with seeing the improvements in myself. Phil has been an absolute pleasure to work with."
"Working with Philip across my CBT sessions was entirely fulfilling. I felt heard and valued in the collaborative approached he used. I was able to explore my feelings in a safe space with room to discuss anything and everything. From each session , I could apply techniques taught by Philip to my daily life and interactions. Techniques such as mindfulness and mapping out my thoughts are still applied regularly for me. I became more self aware and learnt to trust my own mind with his support. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Philip and I truly believe his work has made me a more well-rounded individual. "
"The impact this has had on my life has been incredible" (Sarah, UK)