Rachel really helped me look at long-standing issues that I’d put off for pretty much my whole life. She was able to make links between things I hadn’t even though of as connected, and it always amazed me that she remembered things I’d said sessions before. She really listens.
It helps that Rachel is involved in the Music Industry. I felt I didn’t have to explain technical stuff to her and could keep going with my story and emotions I had. Personally, I think it’s much easier when someone you’re talking too about your addiction knows the lifestyle you’re involved in, takes it to another level. I even found that my song writing improved after we talked about incorporating my experiences and mental health into my writing.
We asked Rachel to do a group therapy session with us after seeing it was something she offered. I’d never seen anything like this for bands. We ended up having four because we found it so helpful and it made us look at our dynamics, why we were arguing so much, what our triggers were and how to overcome our differences. We were a better band because of it and collaborated so much more easily after that. The bickering had gone, the respect had come back and we’re all a lot happier now!
I searched for mental health support in the music industry for performance anxiety, and I found Rachel quickly. She booked me in within a few days and it wasn’t as weird doing sessions online as I thought it would be! I was on tour in Canada when I first reached out, and it was a comfort to know I would have my sessions as I was going through a really tough time. She understands.
Trust was there really quickly with Rachel, and I’ve seen a lot of therapists in my time! She’s really easy to talk to and non-judgemental and I feel I can tell her anything which is really important for me, as I can’t talk to family about this stuff.
Rachel has helped me through some really difficult times and I don’t know what I would have done without her. She was my constant, my rock. She knows me so well; I’m astounded at how she can tie things together and help me look at things differently. She challenges me and keeps me safe.
I loved the Mental Health Awareness in The Music Industry course. I expected to learn something, but I wasn’t expecting the emotional impact it had on me. It needed to come out, and I found the whole experience incredible. Rachel kept us really engaged with the content, but also her passion for the subject and the interesting debates we had. Everyone should do this course!
The course was brilliant, and I’ve been recommending it to a lot of industry friends. Even if you don’t have a specific reason to do it, it really opens your eyes to issues you might not have thought about.