Here are some examples of what people have said about In Mind Therapies sessions, stress management, mindfulness training and wellbeing workshops…

Please note all reviews are included with permission and names have been removed to protect identities.



“Just completed my first five week course of stop pause and breathe and to say I’m amazed is an understatement! I love my thoughts and new ways and suggestions of how to look at situations differently and how to react and accept certain thoughts and feelings for what they are. I can honestly say it’s been a breath of fresh air I’ve needed for a long time and look forward to the rest of my journey and the next course with some brilliant lovely ladies and I imagine friends for many years to come. Anne is truly inspirational and is fantastic help and supports you and makes you accept you for being you which in itself it quite a remarkable thing to do when you have spent years battling with who you are and who you think you should be so massive thanks and appreciation for that alone but all the tips along the way even when I found it tough Anne helped me accept that that was all part of the process and I was capable of doing it. Came away from each session feeling fully empowered and ready to tackle the week ahead and all that life was going to throw at me.” Class Attendee

“Absolutely wonderful. A positive hour each week which has helped me take important steps to manage my stress” Head Teacher

“Just back from mindfulness session with Anne Cartridge. Discovered more tonight than with 12 weeks counselling#stressbusting”

“The support and advice gained from working with Anne has been invaluable for my own personal wellbeing and also for my daughter and the children I work with. Strategies to help children identify with their feelings, encouraging them to visualise and talk about their thoughts. Ways to cope – who knew there were so many ways to breathe!!!! Refocusing the brain and giving ourselves permission to rest. I would definitely recommend working with Anne – she is the calmest person I know!!! She connects with children; gains their trust and empowers them to believe in themselves and to understand that, at times, it is ok not to be ok. Giving them the tools to continue and grow, an awareness of their feelings and a voice to explain.” Teacher/Parent


“I would highly recommend getting in touch if you’re on the fence, exceptional service from Anne. Truly life changing.”

“I’ve been trying to write this for a couple of weeks now, but I find it is quite difficult for me to talk about myself. But I had to write this to express my gratitude for the help, support and guidance Anne has given me. When we first met, I was in such a mess, I pretty much had the shakes constantly, I had no appetite therefore losing over a stone and half, my confidence which previously had been very high had up and gone and I was in a permanent state of stress and anxiety.

I had been visiting my GP for several weeks but her answer seemed to be just up the dose of medication. I’m certainly not knocking this, but realised that this couldn’t be the answer and it was then when I probably made one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make I needed to ask for “Help”… After only my initial consultation I was in tears (happy ones) because she not only got me to relax (might have only been for a few minutes but I hadn’t been able to enjoy the state of relaxation for a long time) she offered me the one thing I had given up on ever seeing HOPE. I could have skipped home that night. I have kept lots of not so nice things locked inside my head, some for over 30 years because I didn’t know any means of discussing my problems, I would just keep putting things to the back of my mind. I have no idea why all my troubles eventually erupted but I have never and never again want to go to the place that I became locked in. I cannot begin to describe the darkest scariest place that I had ever been to and I think only the people who have also suffered the stress and anxiety that I myself had endured would understand just how hard it is to get yourself back out of there.

Now with Anne’s patience and absolutely the best therapy sessions I am now beginning to see good days, she has given me the tools, ability and confidence to see how to turn very negative thoughts into positive ones, its hard work but when you get a good day it makes it all well worth it, she even taught me to remain reasonably calm throughout the impending labour and birth of my beautiful second grandson. I know that I still have a long way to go on my journey but knowing that Anne will help me along this road and hopefully in time when I can say Thanks so very much Anne see you again sometime, I know I will still have the safety net of being able to contact Anne for any advice or a kick up the rear.

I really cannot express how grateful I am to Anne, she really is the best thing since sliced bread and not only myself but my family will never forget the help you gave to me to try and get back to the person I want to be.

I will highly recommend Anne to anyone old or young. ”


1-1 Sessions

“I didn’t have a panic attack whilst I was out or before I went out. I didn’t have one at all! … Something has definitely changed. Thank you so much! My mum can’t believe it either! It’s like a new me!”

” I can’t even begin to say how thankful I am for the help I received from In Mind Therapies. I feel like a better version of the person I was before. I’m so much more aware of how important it is to take care of your mind and attending the sessions has made me look deeper into mindfulness.”

” PS – whatever was said to my subconscious is working, since yesterday, I’ve caught up with 6 weeks worth of work!!” University Student

“Anne makes you feel so comfortable and at ease when talking about your issues which is so important. She’s encouraged me to make positive changes in my life and honestly has changed my outlook on many things. For the year I spent feeling so low, I can’t believe how quick and effective the sessions have been. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am for the help I have received- thank you for helping me to be a better version of me.”

” .. It had just got me stuck in this almost “limbo” where I wanted to be happy and tried but couldn’t….the issue has been resolved, I actually feel like I can live my life now and not be afraid of it. Thank you!

Hi. Just to let you know, I feel so much better! ”

” ..there are many changes. I feel strong inside. Thanks so much for your help. ”

” Dear Anne, my experience at In Mind Therapies was very relaxing. I felt under no pressure whatsoever and my session was helpful and rewarding. I felt so much more content afterwards, which gave me more confidence to take back control. Thank you so much. ”

” It’s been amazing- I have learnt so much about myself. ”

” I feel so much better without panicking and having all those terrible thoughts in my head now. Thank you so much for all your help. ”

” It helped me to see things in a different light and to help and heal myself in different situations . Loved it and thank you so much. ”

” I feel stronger and feel that the future may well have something good for me . ”

” It has been invaluable to me …this is the ‘ icing on the cake’ of recovery. I have gained lots of tools/skills to go forward with a positive attitude.”

” My low self-esteem, loss of confidence, anxiety attacks are all much improved with these courses. Thank you Anne. ”

” Dear Anne- I would like to leave a testimonial and the willingness for anyone to contact me regarding the results of your therapies. I have just got back from my friend’s place and to see the changes in her over only 3 sessions is truly amazing! It gives me the opportunity to step back and allow the full impact of her new found confidence and positivity take over. She was in a very dark place- and barely keeping afloat. Now she is taking on new things in a way I could only dream of, for her. Brilliant results, and it is not over yet! Your therapies affect those surrounding the client too! It is wonderful to see the developments happening. Thank you so much – I know you go “above and beyond” what is required…”

” It’s nothing less than miraculous ….she has a zest for living that I never thought I would see in her. I would just like to thank you for all the help you gave and what a difference it has made to her life – with the added “knock on” effect of giving those around her a new way of looking at life-including me. She used to spend a lot of time worrying about things, sleepless nights and long laborious days. Her energy has increased and her wholehearted zest for life is something to behold….And for anyone who thinks you only deal with young ones – think again, my friend is 70 and I am 64 soon. A big thank you and keep on doing what you do – it works!!”


A Parent’s Story

” Before my daughter began her session’s, she had become very withdrawn, upset and did not want to socialise with friends. She had been diagnosed with anxiety and depression by her doctor. It was extremely upsetting seeing her like this, as she was normally a very outgoing and bubbly person. After a few sessions we could see a remarkable difference and soon we got our bubbly and happy daughter back! I dread to think what she would have been like if she hadn’t seen you as she was on a NHS waiting list and would not have been seen for 3 months. We cannot thank you enough for how you have helped our daughter get back to her normal self. Thank you so much.”

“What an amazing lady and an amazing experience it turned out to be, my son broke his habit very quickly and loved every session in the process, I’ve leaned a few things about him along the way and every session felt so natural and comforting, we will definitely see you again for anything in the future should we feel the need to, it says something about how wonderful you are with children when he was asking when he could see you again, we can’t thank you enough for your help and encouragement ”

“With all your help support and commitment we went to the dentist this morning. This is a drive I usually dread. We pulled up outside and I said are you ready to go in. Yes yes she said. Usually she won’t even go in the building. We got in the dentist and went straight in. A little nervous but she sat on the chair had her teeth checked. They read a story to her and gave her a new toothbrush. This is the 1st time in 18 months she has been to the dentist. I couldn’t of done this without all the help and support from Anne my child has had fantastic 1-1 sessions at school and this has paid off she was so happy to ring you when we got out the dentist thank you so so much. Absolute recommended using in mind therapies – 1st class service and more importantly no more dentist phobia for my little girl.” Parent

“Anne worked with my child for a while when she attended mainstream school. The things they did together was fantastic. My child looked forward to Thursday’s as this was the day Anne came to see her. They did so much together and she has brought our daughter on so much … an example is my child had a massive fear of dentist and thanks to Anne’s help and support this fear has now gone. I only wish that Anne could have followed her to her specialist school.
I would recommend anyone that’s having problems with their child or that has a special needs child to use this service – I totally rate it 5 star” Parent


Wellbeing Workshops

” Brilliant workshop! Interesting , pragmatic, very helpful. Life changing- simple as that. Definitely recommend these sessions to everyone.”

” A fantastic weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Left me feeling lighter in mind & body. Loved it. Will recommend these workshops, can’t promote them enough!”

” This workshop has been a catalyst for a ‘ new me ‘ and the ‘ me’ that I had forgotten I was. Thank you ! ”

” I felt very inspired.. learned new skills & a better attitude towards my life. Most definitely will be recommending these workshops.”

” Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. It has given me hope and certainty that my life can be improved upon by using simple techniques, with profound results. ”

” Really enjoyed the workshop – it was interesting, enjoyable and surprising. I have learnt many new self healing techniques and how to let go of unhealthy emotions – Loved it . ”

” I have enjoyed the 4 day workshop immensely. I feel I’ve gained a lot from it and learned lots of useful tool to use in the future. Thank you ! ”

” Loved it. Very enlightening. I feel that I have turned a corner and feel more positive about the future. Thank you so much.”

” Lovely uplifting day.”

“Really enjoyed the morning – excellent and informative.”

” The tutor was excellent and I felt was in tune with carers.”

“I’ve enjoyed all of it!”

“I have really enjoyed it all and I’m glad I pulled out all the stops to come. Well worth the effort and I’ve met some lovely people.”


Stress Management Training

“Anne was a brilliant facilitator …”

“Really useful and worth while attending. Feel totally chilled out! ”

“Excellent training day. Anne was a great trainer and clarified and reminded us of the importance of our well being.”

“I must say I really enjoyed it. It was good to see everyone contributing and being open and honest about their own health and stress”

“Very well delivered. Interesting session. ”

“Enjoyed it ! Some good tips to de stress.”

“Excellent trainer- thoroughly relevant and very helpful.”

“Fantastic course. Thank you.”

” The techniques, I found very useful as well as enjoyable and will use them again in the future. ”

“Very good ! I look forward to the next session.”


Carers Wellbeing Workshops

“I have really enjoyed it and I’m glad I pulled out all the stops to attend, despite having only 4 hours sleep! Well worth the effort.”

“It has given me knowledge and strategies that I can use to improve my mental health and wellbeing. Really enjoyed it. Thank you.”

“The tutor was excellent and in tune with carers. Thank you for arranging the course.”

“I really enjoyed it. Excellent and informative!”

“I have enjoyed the informal approachable delivery and the empathy shown.”