Testimonials

Individual Counselling

“Working with Garth has enabled me to understand why I am who I am, and has provided the assistance and support to become the Me I’d like to be.”

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“I am very appreciative of the world Garth has helped open up for me! I feel alive again with the ‘spirit’ coming back into my life! Getting ‘connected’ is the best thing I have ever done for myself!”

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“His caring, support and astute counsel has facilitated much healing in my heart and mind.”

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“I experienced more profound results with Garth much sooner (after just 3 or 4 sessions) than I have with other therapists (who I met with sometimes for much longer periods of time). Also, as a women accepting this kind of support from a male for the first time, I appreciated how quickly I came to trust him as a safe person to open up to – and this was exactly what was needed to deepen my personal discovery.”

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“My experience with Garth has been one of consistent gentleness and warmth, but with willingness and ability to challenge me to my limits. I am so pleased with my growth.”

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“I have found each session to be a transforming experience. The growth, the insights, and the personal development I experience in each hour with Garth rival any experience I have ever had.”

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“I am so grateful to have met you. My life is changed permanently because of the profound influence you had in a very short time!”

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“Through Garth’s sensitivity for people, he is able to listen intensely to concerns, while using a very straightforward approach to diagnosing causes and brainstorming solutions.”

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“Working with Garth has been a very interactive and dynamic experience. He is warm and nurturing, but also very direct. Immediate change and growth are inevitable.”

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“Garth’s gifts are: heart-centered compassion, gentle discerning insight, skilled in a wide range of behavior study, candid sharing of his own experience, committed to the growth of his clients, funny, genuine, a teacher in the richest sense.”

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“I know Garth passionately believes in the sacred principles he helps to bring out in his clients. With his help I have achieved a more rewarding and enlightened life that spills over into my relationships with others.”

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“I have received counseling from Garth Alley for off and on for over 3 years and during that time I have seen that his ability to assist me in my growth comes directly from his own personal journey of healing. His insights are not academic or theory, they are experiential and transforming. Garth can guide me out of the fog and into reality in a way I have not experienced from other therapists or personal growth counselors. He has been a continuing gift to me and as I am always growing and meeting new challenges I am grateful that I have him as a resource.”

Couples Counselling

“You have an amazing ability to show us the mechanism of differences between us. The ways in which we react to things in each other. They are issues that sometimes trigger intense feelings. But when you help us shine light on them they seem less significant and are much more manageable. The process allows our love to flourish and the problems to recede.”

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“I worked with Garth Alley initially on an individual basis and more recently with my wife. Garth brings a rare blend of intuition, insight, compassion and experience that have helped me and my wife become more understanding, honest and intimate with each other and ourselves.”

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“Garth was recommended to my husband and I for couples counseling. My husband, to whom psychotherapy was foreign, felt very comfortable with Garth because he is able to relate equally well with both men and women. Garth really helped put our marriage back on track and I will always be grateful to him.”

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“Garth has been an extreme help in our relationship. He is able to show genuine concern for each person’s issues while remaining impartial.”

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“The respect and genuine caring that Garth showed us in each session contributed greatly to our sense of safety and willingness to explore ‘uncomfortable’ territory. helped us to see parts of ourselves and each other that we were unavailable to see before.”

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“Garth was able to catch the ‘edges’ of our conversation and feelings that led us past all the old ‘excuses’ to clarity and deeper union.”

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“Garth conducted our sessions in a highly creative and intuitive manner, moving us beyond our limiting patterns to where our possibilities lie. I have come to trust our relationship more deeply as a result.”

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“Thank you for all the work with us and me individually. Without you, we would not have made it! For me, without you, everything would still be just the theory.”

Online Counselling

“Despite the severe cultural, gender and personality gaps between me and my husband, Garth was able to help us find and experience the human link again. His approach  is very authentic, practical and engaging. The technological barrier is tremendously diminished by Garth’s focus and commitment to teaching the truth about the ego. The wake-up intensive was most profound, even in Congo where we were in a less than optimum setting…we got it though! It is a magnificent experience, and it is so real that even when life becomes challenging again, the imprint of the experience is something that can be called upon for inspiration. Garth is able to take you as far as you want/or are able to go in realizing what is really important about living with yourself and others.” – N & A

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“I just finished my first session with Garth via Skype. I am amazed at how present it felt. I was concerned about the feeling of talking with delays and the robotic feeling of sitting in front of a screen. And phone alone is not an option as I am very visual. But it was surprisingly easy to just pick up where we left off from our local sessions in Seattle. I am grateful for this option – no parking, no childcare, no starting from scratch with an entirely new counselor. Just clicked the ‘phone button’ and there was Garth’s usual creativity, focus and openheartedness.”

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“I had been working with Garth in person for close to a year when he shared that he was moving. Although happy for him, I was scared about not being able to continue my journey with him. When he suggested Skype as a method for us to continue our sessions I was relieved to have a continuation, however I was skeptical as to whether we could achieve the same level of connectedness and presence from different continents across an internet connection and a webcam. Surprisingly the Skype sessions have opened up a different level of comfortableness for me to share. Different aspects of myself are coming out because I am in my own space, I am in my world and yet Garth’s presence still is able to transmit into it. I am so thankful to have his grounding presence in my life as I continue my journey in discovering me.”

A Catalyst for Healthy Organisations

“My business partner and I consulted with Garth concerning some crucial interpersonal and business relationship issues. We found Garth to be very effective in listening to our concerns, asking penetrating questions and attending warmly to our feelings. He was extremely resourceful in his balance of solid business sense with keen interpersonal insight.”

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“When working with groups, Garth participates with his natural style and he facilitates meaningful discussion that brings learning and insight to each individual. In organizational settings, Garth combines his professional analytical skills with his extensive business background and he is very adept at consulting with teams as they navigate through the complexities of change.”

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“Garth showed me the way to value all parts of my organization – to see and value the differences between people and their strengths and weaknesses. Providing a non-judgmental approach made me comfortable and willing to participate and show who I really am to my partners. He helped provide me with a sense of belonging and renewed commitment to myself, my co-workers and the organization.”

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“Garth has provided creativity, genuine interest and a personal sensitivity to my private and public worlds, through valuable and comforting discussion, to make my life’s work enriching and successful.”

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“Garth’s ability to uncover and process blockages allowed me to make the correct decision toward a major career change.”

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“Garth has been extremely effective in helping my partnership develop guidelines and structures for more effective communication. His good listening and sense of humor coupled with real skill in direction have made a big difference around my office.”

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“Garth did a great job of getting us to recognize our individual differences in processing and communicating information that in turn helped us to understand the conflicts that may erupt from time to time. Prior to his good work with us, I wasn’t sure we would be able to muddle through; but I’m confident now – even if we have some uproar, that we’ll be a lot better at handling it constructively.”

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