Testimonials

Testimonials

January 2024

“Cannot recommend this practice highly enough! My son was having some difficulties after the months of lockdown and the psychologists and psychiatrist at the Edinburgh practice have been so wonderful with him. They have made a huge impact on his mental health and well-being. I’m so happy to see him thriving again with the help of the team at Edinburgh practice. I feel so supported and I know he does too. Thanks so much!”

“This clinic is outstanding as are the staff. From my first encounter I was treated with kindness and compassion and patience. I am really thankful to Dr Fiona who has really helped me through a difficult time and has taught me the tools I need to manage my anxiety myself. Highly recommend the clinic! They have a great Instagram page also!”

“Great clinic. Really kind staff. I was hesitant to go but my wife encouraged me and I am really glad she did. Everyone is welcoming, kind and calm. And I really like my doctor. We developed a rapport quickly. If anyone is like me and not sure if they should go I say definitely try The Edinburgh practice.”

“From the start of my sessions with Dr Shekhar I felt very comfortable and safe enough to open up during the throws of my struggles…after cycling through a few therapists I knew I had found the right one. We then tackled a lot of the current issues I was facing at the time, concerning the self-esteem, relationships, anxiety and mood-management and I felt supported to accept these different parts of myself and understand why I may feel and react the way I do. I have always liked Dr Shekhar’s style of discussion, where she gives very visual examples… that make how I’m feeling/ thinking easier to conceptualise and also they have stuck with me throughout my journey. The work we did on values was also invaluable (pardon the pun!) and I really liked the survey style with the specific goals I could set myself. The mindfulness work was also taught in a clear and engaging way and I felt motivated to keep practising the skills in between the sessions. That is just a brief overview but I am so so thankful to Dr Shekhar for all the tools she has provided me for the next big steps and I feel so much more comfortable and sure of myself, having practiced acceptance and kindness both consciously and subconsciously during my time working with her. I am going to miss my sessions a lot and will definitely check in again before I leave Edinburgh. I know I will carry the skills I have learnt going forward. Thank you so much!!!”

 

December 2023

“Amazing service and lovely staff. Couldn’t fault The Edinburgh Practice.”

November 2023

“I’m currently using the Edinburgh Practice and have done so for several months now. I can already say that the service they provide is life changing.

From the receptionists to my allocated psychologist, Dr Hannon, everyone makes you feel like you are welcome. The practice is an environment that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed – I feel free to talk and I feel they want to listen.

The facilities are fantastic and I actually look forward to visiting and talking. They are very well organised, communicate well, have an effective booking system that makes the whole process easy. I would highly recommend them to anyone look for mental health support.

I’m very grateful for The Edinburgh Practice and Dr Hannon for existing and providing the level of service they do. Thank You.”

“I have had a great experience at The Edinburgh Practice. The standard of care from the clinicians I have seen has been excellent, as has the support from the administration staff.”

“Thank you for all of your help during my time at the clinic. A big thank you to all of the staff, particularly for helping liaise with my university and pass over all of my documentation to the disability team.”

“First time I have ever been to see anyone for help with certain things going on in my life. Felt listened to from the get go and have continued to see someone weekly ever since.”

“Couldn’t recommend more to anyone. Amazing service both in terms of medical and administrative support.”

“Amazing service and lovely staff. Thank you!”

“Thank you for everything.”

 

 

 

October 2023

“I’m currently using the Edinburgh Practice and have done so for several months now. I can already say that the service they provide is life changing.
From the receptionists to my allocated psychologist, Dr Hannon, everyone makes you feel like you are welcome. The practice is an environment that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed – I feel free to talk and I feel they want to listen.
The facilities are fantastic and I actually look forward to visiting and talking. They are very well organised, communicate well, have an effective booking system that makes the whole process easy. I would highly recommend them to anyone look for mental health support.
I’m very grateful for The Edinburgh Practice and Dr Hannon for existing and providing the level of service they do. Thank You.”

“I have had a great experience at The Edinburgh Practice. The standard of care from the clinicians I have seen has been excellent, as has the support from the administration staff.”

“First time I have ever been to see anyone for help with certain things going on in my life. Felt listened to from the get go and have continued to see someone weekly ever since.”

“Thank you for all of your help during my time at the clinic. A big thank you to all of the staff, particularly for helping liaise with my university and pass over all of my documentation to the disability team.”

“I have been going to the Edinburgh practice since I was 16, I am now 23 and I cannot express in words my gratitude to all the staff. I have encountered numerous members of the team and must say I am so grateful to each and every one of them.
I initially began seeing Dr Wilson in regards to my depression and anxiety and later also began seeing Dr Nadeem for my ADHD. Prior to going to the Edinburgh practice I had tried over 10 other private psychologists to help but none of them resonated with me. Once I started with the Edinburgh practice I immediately felt welcomed and understood. Whether it be small things such as remembering how I take my coffee, to big things such as helping me through trauma and loss, the practice has exceeded my expectations.
It is safe to say that the staff at The Edinburgh practice have genuinely saved my life. I cannot recommend a psychology/psychiatry group more than I would the Edinburgh practice.
I am so grateful to all the staff for their help and their ever welcoming attitude!”

“I was suffering from severe PTSD and anxiety when I first approached the Edinburgh Practice as I lived through 4 wars and couldn’t go back home. I started getting treatment for my trauma with Dr Fiona 5 years ago and my life was completely changed. She has helped me overcome many difficult things in my life, helped me overcome my trauma and go back home, supported me every time I needed. I honestly had the best experience with the Edinburgh Practice and I cannot recommend this place enough! Very understanding and very welcoming staff. A safe place that will heal you”

“I spent a long time researching specialists in ADHD, I found the Edinburgh Practice and was supported by the admin staff with my application and other queries and questions who were always very helpful polite and very empathetic towards myself.
I saw Dr Shankar for my assessment and have continued to work with him to get to my ADHD managed. Personally one of the best decisions I have made I could not recommend or thank Edinburgh practice and Dr Shankar anymore for the life changing support given to myself.”

“I had a great experience here! The treatment I received from Dr. Fiona was life changing.”

“Thank you to the entire team at the Edinburgh Practice for helping me through my adhd diagnosis.
I have struggled with my mental health for my entire life and been in and out of the doctor frequently over the past several years, most of whom suggested that my symptoms were caused by anxiety.
It was only with the help of the Edinburgh Practice that I was able to explore the issue properly and get a diagnosis for adhd.
Since then my life has completely turned around and I am the happiest I have ever been.
Thank you will never be enough to describe the gratitude I have for the Edinburgh Practice and their staff.”

“I cannot speak highly enough of The Edinburgh Practice. My experience with them has been truly exceptional. From the moment I walked through their doors, I felt welcomed and understood – the initial questionnaire provided was particularly useful in allowing me to know that the clinic fully understood the scope of my issues and what help I was looking for.
What sets this practice apart is the knowledge and expertise held across the staff there – While I initially saw someone for one issue I was having, I was able to also get ADHD expert help from a different specialist later down the line.
Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for any kind of professional help.”

September 2023

“I have struggled with my mental health for my entire life and been in and out of the doctor frequently over the past several years, most of whom suggested that my symptoms were caused by anxiety. It was only with the help of The Edinburgh Practice that I was able to explore the issue properly and get a diagnosis for ADHD. Since then my life has completely turned around and I am the happiest I have ever been. Thank you will never be enough to describe the gratitude I have for The Edinburgh Practice and their staff.”

“Staff are friendly, welcoming and well mannered… The clinical support has been top class, and the environment is welcoming and calming.”

“Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for any kind of professional help.”

“So helpful and kind – I was able to get an appointment really clearly. The doctor I saw, and the staff were really accommodating (extra important during Covid times).”

August 2023

“Very nice office, expertise and knowledge of my therapist, helping me with my issues and learning, high quality in general in all aspects of service and professionalism from the therapist to admin”

“What sets this practice apart is the knowledge and expertise held across the staff there – While I initially saw someone for one issue I was having, I was able to also get ADHD expert help from a different specialist later down the line.”

“Effective, trustworthy, professional. You cannot improve.

“Administration staff are extremely kind and welcoming whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism”.

July 2023

“I am very satisfied with my experience with Dr Shankar. He has shown compassion and understanding throughout my consultations with him.  He answered all my questions and made me feel at ease. I would recommend his services to anyone.”

“The staff are friendly and approachable… Relaxing, friendly, safe, really nice space/office… Love it here! Thank you!”

“Sensitive and friendly. Efficient.”

June 2023

“Really appreciate the help it’s so difficult at the moment for both girls, it’s so concerning, we are so very grateful for your help…You’re a gem!”

“I’ve had a very positive experience with The Edinburgh Practice during my initial psychiatric consultation and my ADHD assessment with Dr Shankar. He’s been very thorough and understanding with me, which has made me feel comfortable and much less anxious about seeking help.”

May 2023

“After years of powering through and persisting in the myth of “I’m fine” I finally made a psychology appointment with The Edinburgh Practice. I’ve only had one appointment but I was immediately left wishing I had taken this step years ago. I felt so safe and was astounded at how quickly I felt Dr Kilbane understood me – which in itself allowed me to feel hopeful. Even though it has only been one appointment so far, I left feeling so full of hope at the thought that maybe I don’t have to live my life the way I thought I would have to live it, and that feels really good. I’m so glad I made the appointment.”

“I want to add my heart-felt thanks…she is doing so much better now – better than I had dared to hope – and it is largely due to the help that you have given her. And it is not only mental health that has improved, but also her relationship with her Dad, and the whole family dynamic is drastically improved.”

“I’d like to extend my thanks to all the staff at The Edinburgh Practice for their exceptional care, I truly do not have any criticism and firmly believe that this is the best clinic I’ve been treated at since being diagnosed with ADHD.

“I really appreciate how my Psychologist and Psychiatrist keep each other updated and well-informed of my progress, so that I never have to re-explain any issue or situation when going between appointments. Everyone feels up-to-date and tuned in, which makes the whole treatment experience very comfortable and easy to navigate. I also appreciate how my therapeutic plans remain dynamic in order to best tailor my treatment to how I’m progressing. This always makes me feel very heard and validated”

April 2023

“Administration staff are exceptionally informative, welcoming and proactive at The Edinburgh Practice.”

March 2023

“I’ve felt that patient treatment by both Dr Shankar and the admin staff has been positive and to a good standard. I’m thankful for the short waiting time to receive a diagnosis. I feel that the treatment I’ve received has truly changed my routine positively and helped me to better understand myself. I am extremely content with my treatment and the clinic.”

“Thank you to the entire team at The Edinburgh Practice for helping me through my ADHD diagnosis.”

“My daughter is in such a better place now, and I cannot tell you how much you have helped her….I know that it is the work you did with her which has helped her to that goal. I know there may be slips along the way, but at the moment, you have helped her to be a happier, healthier young woman. We are so very grateful to you.”

February 2023

“To Dr Hannon, thank you so very much for all you have done for me. You have made a huge difference to my life!”

January 2023

“I have been with my clinician now for over 3 years and I am exceptionally happy with the work we have done and how it’s been handled.”

“I cannot speak highly enough of The Edinburgh Practice. My experience with them has been truly exceptional. From the moment I walked through their doors, I felt welcomed and understood – the initial questionnaire provided was particularly useful in allowing me to know that the clinic fully understood the scope of my issues and what help I was looking for.”

“Psychiatrist was lovely as a person and helpful. My son wouldn’t have not been diagnosed without this service in Scotland. Really appreciated so my son can get proper assistance in school.”

“A new chapter finally opened for me, I really needed a change and I couldn’t do it without your support. Thank you for being there in the most difficult, stressful and depressing time I’ve had.”

December 2022

“Thank you so much for the brilliant service and please pass on my gratitude to Dr Nadeem this process really has changed my life.”

October 2022

“I thank my lucky stars that we found you! It is easy to imagine how things could have gone very differently if we hadn’t been able to access help, or if we hadn’t found the right person to help our daughter.”

September 2022

“Cannot recommend this practice highly enough! My son was having some difficulties after the months of lockdown and the Psychologists and Psychiatrist at The Edinburgh Practice have been so wonderful with him. They have made a huge impact on his mental health and well-being. I’m so happy to see him thriving again with the help of the team at The Edinburgh Practice. I feel so supported and I know he does too. Thanks so much!”

“I can’t thank you enough for all the help you have given me. I feel much more positive and confident, and I’m definitely in a better place mentally to start uni next week. I will forever be grateful for your support!”

“I thank my lucky stars that we found you! It is easy to imagine how things could have gone very differently if we hadn’t been able to access help, or if we hadn’t found the right person to help. So, I feel like you have saved my daughter, saved my family and saved my marriage! You are so awesomely good at what you do – always calm and wise and encouraging. I hope that you realise how much you change people’s lives for the better, and want you to know how much your talents are appreciated.”

“I found my experience at The Edinburgh Practice amazingly helpful. The service and follow up was first class. I had cause to use a Psychology Practice when I lived in London but the treatment which I received here was far superior. I would definitely recommend this Practice to anyone with concerns or issues.”

August 2022

“So, I feel like you have saved my daughter, saved my family and saved my marriage! You are so awesomely good at what you do – always calm and wise and encouraging. I hope that you realise how much you change people’s lives for the better and want you to know how much your talents are appreciated.”

“I know that there are still challenges ahead for our daughter on her path to recovery, and I’m pretty sure we will be back in touch at some point when she is ready to devote more time to therapy and try to banish the trickster from her life completely. But for now – thank you so much from all of us – you are a total superstar!”