Email correspondent. March 2019. Alison’s guidance and insight has been invaluable in helping me to develop a better relationship with my step-daughter. As a childless step parent I was struggling with the dynamic, but Alison’s empathetic and practical guidance has helped me so much.
In desperation i searched for assistance with matters & thankfully discovered Be StepWise! OMG what a difference Alison made to our lives! We’re still on a journey but its been made so much easier thanks to her guidance and knowledge on the subject. Can’t rate highly enough!
Workshop: Oct 2018
Alison and Kim delivered a well thought-out day of learning and sharing. There was just the right amount of time to share our stories in a structured way and good, solid theory as backbone to help understand our crazy and complicated Step-Family lives.
Email responses. October/November 2018.
Through email support, Alison has been extremely understanding and provided invaluable advice which has helped me to gain strategies and feel far more positive. I can now see things more clearly for the future. Thank you so much!
FaceTime calls. October 2019.
From one “unblended” stepfamily, thank you! For your counselling skill and insights into the step family dynamic, and for your kindness. In time, using your advice, the changes we make will filter through, so all the family will benefit from healthier relationships. Great Result!
Workshop, October 2018.
I felt really listened to and went home with new ideas and a new outlook. I highly recommend attending no matter what your situation or how far you are into your step parenting journey; you will find advice, strategies and enthusiasm to help you make it the easiest journey possible. Thank you so much Alison and Kim, I can not express how much I appreciate your support and guidance.
It was very helpful to hear other people’s stories and realise you are not the only person dealing with a difficult and complex situation. Discussing tools and words to set up systems and discuss things with your partner and wider family will I am sure prove helpful. Plenty of food for thought.
Workshop October 2018. Really useful and thought provoking session last Saturday. Very apparent was the experience of both leaders. This sort of focused counselling is very niche and hard to find but the execution is even more of a challenge. I am not sure the day helped my situation much but for those embarking upon the voyage, there was much to learn.
Workshop October 2018
Alison and Kim are excellent presenters and made the information easy to understand and follow. They were clear, loving and supportive and made us feel heard and understood.
We feel like we came away with a very positive attitude and many new ideas to try and think about.
Workshop October, 2018.
This was an amazing workshop. After ten years of being a step parent I pretty much felt I knew what was what but this was just what I needed. It was not something you could get from reading book – it was all quite holistic – an element of counselling, managing, support, strategies, understanding, sharing other people’s experiences and getting insights from each other and some role play which was really effective! At the end people were asking for another course. Alison and Kim are passionate and professional and just special really.
FaceTime call October 2018
Alison gave us a safe space to talk honestly about the scary issues that we usually avoid or make little progress with. Despite the tears and the effort, there was also plenty of lightness and laughter. I was grateful for the careful preparation that helped our first session be a success.
BestepWise was instrumental in helping my situation with my stepson. I received really good advice. Thanks.
I have taken on board everything you said and will endeavour to remember it at all times!Thanks so much for everything.
Thanks Alison, you have really helped to clarify some issues here, I am most grateful.
Thank you for your time just now to talk things through. I feel reassured that I can manage my situation in a way that will lead to a positive outcome in the long-tern for me, my partner and his children. I will be in touch again. I’m sure.