“Soila helped me immensely when I was having trouble in my marriage. In our first session, she immediately put me at ease. One thing she said that i’ll never forget is “which ever way it goes you’ll be fine.” She helped me draw out my own feelings about the situation and what I wanted to do. She also helped me recognise how my children were dealing with what was happening. I came out of our session so much more confident that everything was going to be ok.
When I met Soila she immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease. I found I could ask anything without feeling embarrassed as my case in particular is a very hard one. Soila gave me all the advice and confidence I needed , throughout every session. She was kind and open hearted and also, never judgemental. I found I could be totally honest and felt ok with telling her every part of my long journey, which now she is also a part of. Thank you Soila for just being you . It’s been a honour to meet and work with you and I would recommend you highly anytime . God bless and also thank you for your added help with regards to my case, and Michelle 😁xx
Our six year old could be aggressive and rude which had caused problems in childcare. Our three year old was defiant and keen on writing on walls. As parents we enjoyed using praise, were quite comfortable with ignoring minor naughtiness but lacked effective strategies to manage challenging behaviour. Soila worked with us over three sessions. She observed our parenting practice and suggested ways to build on good strategies we already had and put in place a few new ones. The interventions were very effective, Soila helped us brush up our communication skills, set realistic goals and enforce appropriate consequences.
When I read one of Soila’s articles for the first time, I realised her work was different: a competent and knowledgeable approach, yet simple and direct… Soila combines a sound knowledge of such delicate matters together with appropriate support techniques for parents and children in these circumstances. Soila demonstrates with her every day work she is one of the few professionals in the UK who does acknowledge and understands children’s issues associated with divorce… I would certainly recommend divorced parents who need guidance for their children’s sake to get acquainted with Soila’s work, read her books, visit her blog, attend her course or talk to her.