Testimonials from Deb’s clients
“Debbie is a very warm, caring counselor and her guidance through my grieving process helped me a great deal.”
“A friend had recommended Deb as a counselor, so after my doctor suggested grief counselling, I requested an appointment with her. I cannot say enough positive things about her skills, understanding and empathy and helpfulness.”
“Thank you for: teaching me something new: new skills, new ways of seeing things. Sometimes life gets tangled like a big ball of wool. Sometimes you need another person to help you untangle it. I feel “free.” You have been a blessing to me!”
“Your calm, graceful strength has helped me through my grief.”
“Sensitive, warm, perceptive, encouraging! Deb Ribeyre was unfailingly kind, supportive, and gentle in her approach and in her encouragement. Talking with her was so helpful and I always left feeling lighter and no longer overwhelmed. Best of all, she helped me see for myself that I was coping and healing and making more progress in that regard that I might have otherwise realized.”
“I understood intellectually my grief process, but needed support as I moved through it. Debbie was excellent. Thank you!”
“Deb has been so helpful to me in the passing of two close loved ones. She was pivotal in my grief journey.”
“Debbie was very good in listening and providing guidance. She made it so I looked at things from a different perspective which was a positive help.”
“Thank you, Debbie for listening and your kindness to me through this difficult part of my life. My life will never be the same, but I have learned from you it can go on in a different way and that is what I will learn.”
“After losing my husband and best friend of 53 years, I felt I could recover on my own-I have a loving family and good friends and neighbours. But my spirits were low and my good health let me down. That’s when I realized I needed help. Debbie was so easy to be with. She gently let me know what I was going through and to understand the process of grief and recovery. Our conversation strengthened me as time went by. I’ll never forget her- and I know she is there if I need her.”
Education and Facilitation
“Deb did an excellent job as facilitator in many ways: welcoming, balancing the input between group members, pacing, moving through the materials. Kept us focused on the theory, themes, knowledge”.
– primary family carer
“Thanks so much for your genuine affection for our clients and volunteers. You have been such a wonderful help to two clients I work with. Thanks for all the reminders of how we can effectively walk with those with broken hearts.”
– Hospice volunteer and workshop participant
“Deb is a superb facilitator. Not only is she well versed with her subject, she is compassionate and a beautiful listener. In my 26 years working for the federal government I have taken and presented many different presentations and Deb is definitely in a class by herself”.
– workshop participant
“Thanks for talks on love, life, compassion and balance”.
–health care worker and workshop participant