I've seen you a few times around Balmain but I've never actually walked up to you and said thank you.
Over the years you helped me more than you can imagine. From talking to you I realized that I was more in control of my life than I thought and that I didn't have to apologise for who I was or what I thought. ---- also changed his behaviour and we got back together (after 5 years apart), happier than ever and got married last August after almost 13 years of being on and off. Since getting married, life has gotten even better and a huge part of that is down to the lessons you taught both of us over the years.
So - I might not walk up to you in the street and say it aloud but -thank you.
Kindest regards, M.D.
My husband and I have been going to couples counselling now for around three months, seeing the fabulous Frances Amaroux who specialises in working on relationships. She has chops as a poly counsellor and understands the intricacies and complexities of building relationships within a poly framework, whatever that may be for the couple concerned.....
We had a little boy last Sunday 20th August. He is a miracle!!
He is 3.35kg and 52cm long and beautiful. We are both doing
extremely well and are home from hospital.
This wee boy would not be here without your skill and dedication to work.
Thank you., F
Frances, you helped me out in the most trying time of my life, you were God sent. You allowed me to express a lot of suppressed feelings that I desperately needed someone to listen to. I learnt new techniques and was able to apply them in certain situations. You gave me new ideas and referred me to valuable resources.
Just a quick message to say I'm doing great. Occasionally assaulted by some old thoughts/feelings but empowered enough to recognise them and deal with them.
Still building a strong, open, honest relationship with ….. It feels very different to my previous approaches - much more hands-on, a more active role for me rather than the passive role I used to take.
So many have commented on my growth and change. It's encouraging to know that my growth has been significant enough for others to notice it. In fact, it seems I've become a "light" for others around who seem to be watching my example with some even asking my opinion/thoughts on relationship matters!
Anyway, will be in touch sometime in the New Year to arrange a pre-commitment couples session - providing things continue well of course. :-)
So have a great Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.
Cheers, C.B. - grateful client.
I hope this email finds you well and happy. I just wanted to write to you and let you know some exciting news...On my 30th Birthday on 29th May, ------ proposed ! and of course I said yes.
I just wanted to say thank you for those sessions you did with us last year, it helped enormously and we have worked on those particular issues and come to a better place.
One thing I know for sure, is that if we are planning to be together for a long time, issues are bound to arise, and we certainly know who to see to help untangle them :)
I am more and more hopeful of keeping myself "on track" now. Your help and support has been so important in my life that I can't even express it verbally at all. You are doing a powerful job, Frances. And I am sure you know it. But if you are like me, it is good to have some feedback from time to time.
I want to thank you so much for all your help. You are sure to remember I was a blithering mess a month or so ago. So to be where I am now, is pretty fucking amazing actually!!
Love,G. March 2009
Thank you so much for the special gifts you shared with us - helping us understand ourselves and each other more intimately, and giving us the tools and skills to navigate the difficult times on our journey. We will always be most grateful for your support then, now and in the future J
Love, Peace and Light
Much, much better – have concentrated on husband and child and removed all other diversions. I’m now able to see what was real and what was “pie in the sky”.
Wishing you all the very best for the silly season.
Just wanted to let you know that I am driving over the harbour bridge now (both ways) absolutely no problems. Once I did it, I decided that I would never drive the long way again which takes about 1/2 hour compared with 5 minutes. Have been flying. Flew up to see some friends in Qld, flew up to Port Douglas, doing it again on Xmas day. Booked a trip to Canada for May - no stopping me now. Its so good just to be able to feel comfortable driving wherever I want without feeling anxious. Opps, I forgot, I also drove though a 4km tunnel in Melbourne during the week - I didn't like it, but I didn't panic. My CBT kicked in! Its the longest tunnel yet here in Australia that I have been in. I thought the harbour tunnel was bad enough, this takes the cake!!
Any way I thought you would be interested - I decided one day that I was going to face these things and get on with life - it was hard at first, but I now realise the only way to achieve this is by doing it and facing your demons. As soon as you start believing that the fear cannot hurt you, is when it really starts to work for me. I'm doing more and more - yes and I am not getting as bored as was because there are things to do.
Hope you have a lovely Christmas.
It was quite a long time ago that I was seeing you so I don't expect that you'd remember me but I did want to let you know that my husband and I moved to New York last year
….I would like to thank you for the work that you did with me in overcoming my commitment issues. Without you I'm quite certain that I would still be single and wondering why.
Warmest regards, J.
…..As always, you have pointed me in the right direction for some support. The enormous grief has lifted and whilst I still have a lot to work through, it is a bit easier.
My session with you also gave me great clarity and a useful perspective that I wouldn't have come to myself. Thank you for this. I think you have a client for life in me!!
Hope all is well in your world,
I wanted to thank you again for the process we've been through the other day. I had a meeting with a few friends and, as part of the usual "procedure", we did a "What I want to say now is..." process before the meeting started.
I shared with them what I've come to realise during the session with you and I couldn't have chose a better audience for my first "coming out of the closet" in public.
The fact that they are all ..... people helped a lot and gave me the confidence to talk more freely.
During the meeting I said things and made suggestion as the better version of myself, the ----- I like to be. Witty, funny, intelligent and passionate.
I am grateful to have so many good friends in my life. I am grateful of the people I met through them and how this long chain led me to you.I am grateful for your concerns and your active, constructive help in making me see things differently, in showing me a different way, a better one.
I am honoured to be exposed to your wisdom, generosity and , why not, your sarcasm ;-)
Thank you with all my heart, D.
Thank you very much for your encouragement. I want to thank you for being such a wonderful relationships counsellor and for all the insights into ourselves (and the relationship) that we are learning. I know that we both are grateful for your service to us.
I honestly feel lucky that you have come into my path as I am gaining so much from the sessions and feel that Mark and I finally have a chance to work through our stuff.
Thank you again, S.
Thank you very much for your support and very practical wisdom. I’ve gained a lot of personal strength from my sessions with you in the short time since October last year. Thanks particularly for your personal stories which helped me to feel empowered about myself - I think you are an amazing person & counsellor !!!
I'll keep my eye on your website for any workshops or events.
Frances your coaching has had such a positive impact on me and my relationships, I needed to share a little of what's been going on.
I had no idea before seeing you how much work I needed to do 'on myself' before reaching out for my perfect partner. Through the coaching I finally got an idea of who it was I wanted to be with and also who I needed to be so that person would choose me. Well finally it has happened and I couldn't be happier. I met Jane not long after we finished the coaching but she wasn't available to me then.
A few months later she started chasing me and it all progressed very nicely from there. The amazing thing was that after I had become clear on who it was I wanted to be with I had beautiful women, who fitted the description,
all around me. The tough thing was making a choice. Apart from being beautiful, Jane is smart, creative, sexy, warm, very sociable, a great communicator and has the same ideas as me on lifestyle.
Thank you so much for your coaching, it's great to be in love.
Best wishes for 2004, M.
Just thought I would write a little note to say hi and let you know some of the latest news with …. and myself.
Well we have come along an extremely long and rocky road and are well on our way to enjoying and loving each other as we both deserve. Some exciting news has come our way in the last few weeks. There will be a new edition to our family.
I am 7 weeks pregnant - yep wow who would have ever guessed. - you can add that to one of your testimonials. I know that it's still early stages but I thought you might like to know. We were both quite a bit spun out at first
(Oh my God - will be good enough blah blah blah) but once we got over the initial shock (actual it was me more than …) we are really excited about the whole thing.
Anyway - I thought that you might like to know.
Again thanks for all your help and love
I must apologise sincerely for my delay in getting this information to you. As you can see there have been a great number of changes in my life - new job, new home, and an enhanced approach to life (for which I cannot thank you enough). As promised, here is a belated testimonial:
When I first met with Frances, I was enduring one of the most traumatic periods of my life, and struggling to cope with the challenges before me. Frances approach is warm and friendly but always professional. She was not afraid to try an unorthodox or novel idea to assist me in coming to terms with my challenges. Her attitude and frankness is refreshing and always positive. I have a more positive and enduring outlook which has enhanced my personal and professional life no end. Thank you.
All the best, and I hope things are continuing positively for you.
Best regards, L.
Our little ….. is now two weeks old. Breastfeeding quite well. Considering how sleep-deprived I am, I am feeling relatively relaxed (have lots of support here).
I draw heavily on the resources you helped me to bank up.
THANK YOU for all your help!!!!!!
…. I have no hesitation in recommending you - you're a miracle worker. More power to you and your business.
"In the last 6 months my life has changed forever, for the better. Huge thanks to Frances for helping me unlock my door of consciousness & reach a higherunderstanding of myself and my relationships with others."
I will be back! J.B.
A little on me: I was single for over a year after my whole incident with … (ex fiancée), and as per your advice I did so much for myself that I discovered a new person inside. In the last month I have started dating again and guess what – the second I starting loving myself more, being a little more “balanced” on that pendulum I started attracting a different breed of man (and not boy). I am now dating a “older” man (WOOHOO) a 37 year old – where he not only is a good friend but we communicate on a level that all my ex partners just never allowed me to express.
I can’t thank you enough….. ; -)
Hope your well and I was also hoping to seek your advice for a new friend of mine in Melbourne as well.
Fran, I have a new Melbourne Friend that is in dire straights that I believe needs professional help…
Can you recommend a Life coach as phenomenal as yourself in Melbourne that could look into helping ….?
Hi Frances, just to say how fab you were at that EFT talk last night - well done and very interesting (not just funny!).
As I was falling to sleep an old haunting memory popped into my head so I tapped away and fell asleep. That's very cool.
I just wanted to check in with you & let you know that I have arrived in London town & managed to get hold of that book that you recommended to me called the The Inner Game of Golf however I conveniently stumbled across the tennis version which is simply fantastic!!!!
So again thank you for the sessions that we had Frances, you are indeed a remarkable soul.
Warm regards, C.
What a wonderful introduction into the art of Flirting you gave us at the Human Awareness Institute volunteer workshop!!
You are a breath of fresh air, and your session brought us fun and laughter as well as connection, uplifting the mood. Thankyou for giving us your Saturday night.
By the Sunday evening there was a strong positive sense of community purpose in the air. I do believe that your session helped to re-direct people’s attitudes and thinking, and so was key stepping stone in achieving that outcome.
Frances !!! You are an excellent coach and I cannot sing your praises high and wide enough !
(I hope that another friend of mine ....... has also come along to see you.....) Life and me are getting along well with each other ! I am finally learning to live and enjoy each moment of the journey, and not be rushing to find or get to the destination. I am also learning to sit comfortably with that pendulum in a 'neutral position', trying hard to 'let go' of holding onto outcomes. The work which you did with me helped me to understand these concepts, and how they could help release me from the struggle within my own mind. Now through some creative vehicles I am learning to put them into real practice. (and change old habits)
I am painting and drawing, claymolding, dancing, singing and creatively writing. These have helped me focus on being in the here and now and connecting with my inner self and wisdom. I am actually undertaking a Facilitator course so eventually if I chose, I can run these "Creative" groups for others.
At the present time though I am simply enjoying my own learning ! ....... and I taking more steps every day on our own journey. Using a lot of the skills you taught us we are communicating more effectively, and understanding each others needs and dreams more fully and truthfully. I feel good about us, and confident that we are both prepared to tackle whatever comes up together, striving for outcomes that satisfy both our needs. It is so true that the grass is not greener on the other side.... the grass is greenest where you water it !!!!!!! Frances you have truly made a positive and wonderful difference in my life. Thank YOU !!!!! I will continue to refer and send others along for the same experience !
Peace, Love and Happiness A.T.
"Hi Frances- I was thinking of you today and remembering with gratitude the way you saved me from the brink. I hope you are well. Just wanted to say hello. G.S. - 2009."
... as I start to reflect on this year, I wanted to say thank you verymuch for your help during the year. No matter what pans out, I wanted you to know I have highly valued your help.
L.B. Dec 2009
I want to thank you for all your assistance and invaluable input and support - I regret not having had sessions with you much sooner. C. Nov, 2009
“...one morning I awoke realizing I was in love with more than one person in my life!...and I realized for me it was the right thing!....but how...being in a relationship and a society where it is not understood does one learn to navigate through this bombshell with support and understanding? Frances gave us a range of tools to navigate thru this extraordinary live affirming and altering experience. Tools of clear communication and active feedback that circumnavigate reactions and lead to powerful insights. Frances provided a safe space with a cuddly cat to express and let go of our fears and grow into the next stage of our lives. I never dreamed I would be holding two full time relationships and a full time job..and every day I feel full with life. Thank you Frances for your insights and gifts on this marvelous journey.”
C.C. Sept 2009
"Dearest Frances - thank you for your birthday wishes and for kick starting me on the most wonderful & challenging journey of self empowerment and fulfillment - standing up for myself was the best thing I ever did - things get better & better every day!!! xxxxx"
Hi Frances, thank you for the weekend, enlightening challenging and new. Trip back was much more open; started n discussed ideas 4 mission statement; cut up lists for jars; had clearing mtg; transited arrival home and departure this morning. Picked gift for Normzini tonight, totsiens Mark
"Hey Frances, our Couples Retreat weekend with you was enlightening, confronting, emotional and very positive! Much gratitude to you.
..... & I worked on our Mission Statement on the drive back to Sydney yesterday. ...
Last night we also had our FIRST CLEARING MEETING!! We purchased some lovely candles in Bellingen before leaving and we have the ideal Sacred Space which allows NO distractions and privacy! I feel really good that we could kick start the program without too much delay!
I appreciate your guidance in helping us find the way forward to a loving, supportive & nurturing marriage.”
N and M - 2013
Counselling with Frances Amaroux has helped to put me back into my true path in life. Frances has a depth of wisdom , insight and integrity which allow a space for true healing to take place. You certainly did help to turn things around fro me when I was heading for disaster, and for this, my family and I are very thankful. I always thought you were a special person, and now I know it. I hope you have lots of love and laughter this year and maybe we can be in touch next time under happier circumstances.
LS - January 1996
Hi Frances, Have just had 9 days away over Easter with my friend Kevin. Was down in Victoria listening to ABC Good Friday and there you were talking about relationships on the radio. I thought I know that voice said same to Kevin (I think at first I was making it up!!!!) It was great for him to hear what you had to say and then we were able to discuss our relationship on where and how it was going and what we both wanted out of it. He wanted to know how I knew you so filled him in on how you and the group had helped me so much in a difficult time and how much I had learnt about my own sexuality. It was just so great that we could both be together and hear what you said. God works in mysterious ways even on good Friday!!!!!!
Thank you so very much,
Love and warm wishes