What our clients say about us
After nearly three years of watching our sensitive, gentle child struggle, lose confidence, even move school, we were still no further forward in helping min. Cue many, many sleepless nights.
We had been labelled incorrectly by his previous school and things continued to not add up… It wasn’t until we had Dr Storek recommended that everything started to make sense.
Dr Storek spend the time needed for a full and thorough assessment and we could put a plan in place. Even our son was excited by the prospect of her report arrive because he knew he had been heard. He had great fun with her and clearly enjoyed her kindness and consideration.
Dr Storek may just have changed his life, and indeed ours, and for that, we are sincerely grateful.
She is super intelligent Got me straight away. I feel so much better, understood, no judgement – only after one session.
Pupil, 18 years (St Paul’s)
You have been so incredibly helpful. No one, no one ever gets to him. You understood him, how he works straight away. Incredible. He came home and I could see the weight has shifted off his shoulders. He wants to come back already. Thank you, thank you.
Mother of pupil
Dr Storek conducted an aptitude assessment of our 4 year old boy ahead of his 4+ school assessments. Dr Storek was fantastic – extremely professional, detailed in her ex-ante explanation of what the process would cover, including the pros and cons of different options. On the day, she was great in getting the best out of our son, who was very relaxed and did not feel that he was being assessed at all – it was a “special playdate”! She provided some immediate feedback, and suggested next steps. Finally, we received a very detailed and objective report. We are very pleased we say Dr Storek, and would highly recommend her to anyone. We look forward to seeing her again in a few years’ time.
At the risk of repeating myself, I do once more want to thank you for all your help and support at a time that was so difficult. It was made significantly more tolerable by both your help and kindness and care and was, and is, much appreciated.
As you can imagine, I spend many hours reading post assessment reports but yours struck me as being exceptional.
One of the US schools we were having our daughter apply to commented, “Who has dont this assessment? Who wrote this report? It is one of the best we have seen over many decades. Such a thorough understanding of a gifted child.”
Dr Storek is a passionate professional who puts the child’s welfare as her priority while simultaneously ensuring the parents are an integral part of the treatment. In a couple of sessions, she could articulate and explain traits we had observed in our child for many years but had been dismissed by others, which was a wonderful relief. Thank you!
We asked Dr. Storek to assess our son in order to find out which 11+ or 13+ school would be best suited to his ability. She made our son feel really comfortable during the assessment day and was able to give us some immediate feedback as well as a detailed report about his strengths and weaknesses. Based on her recommendations we knew what we needed to work on and which school my son would excel in, he got into City of London as a result. Couldn’t thank her enough and would highly recommend her service to anyone who seeks to nurture their children!
Your report would really help me to build stronger relationships with my daughter, based on better understanding of her needs. I can’t wait to start improving everything: school, tutors, nanny, my personal time schedule. Hope to help her to feel happier and more grounded – I can’t possibly thank you enough.
We are now embarking on a multi-disciplinary assessment in the coming weeks which includes a clinical assessment and evaluation across a number of areas which we hope will give us an absolute position on our daughter’s condition. Professor Richardson was very impressed by the comprehensiveness of your report incidentally and it is his plan to build from that as opposed to starting from scratch.
This is a little note to thank you very much indeed for your extremely comprehensive report on our son. We have shared it with his school and they feel that they are now in a position to truly support him.
At the risk of repeating myself, I do once more want to thank you for all your help and support at a time that was so difficult as to be almost intolerable. It was made significantly more tolerable by both your help and kindness and care and was, and is, much appreciated.
Thank you so much for the report which is so clear and most helpful. We are so pleased that our suspicions have been confirmed and even more that we have acted on them, rather than waited in hope that things will improve. My husband thought that your suggestions and recommendations in regards to our daughter were fantastic. We are so pleased that you worked with our daughter and can not thank you enough. Thank you so much again for all your help.
I am enormously grateful for the Herculean effort you’ve put into this work. As you know, only too well, we’ve really struggled to find anyone who could understand and help our son and you’ve done that in spades. Thank you again.
I appreciate the timing is ridiculously short to get my daughter out of school and all, but so is life, and more importantly, so is the number of healthy liver cells I have after realising that tens of thousands of pounds later, the so called private education I have been sweating blood to pay for, was simply and utterly incapable to spot, what you, in about 120 seconds with her, found impossible to miss. I need your professional skills to help me get this matter into my own hands, and with some luck, get my shiny, happy little girl back! Knowledge is gold, and what you have given me today is priceless. Thank you, I owe you big.
I wanted to say what a huge difference you have made to our lives – seems amazing that you single handily have set us all on a path to recovery. The home life is 99% calmer and in such we are seeing our little girl come on leaps and bounds as my husband and I now understand what she needs to cope with the world and how helping break down the day in to bite size steps has revolutionised our life. We now have an understanding about the calm and firm and quiet home life that she needs to function and we also make sure she is kept more active in positive pursuits. All of which have helped greatly. Without doing self diagnosis Irealise that I too, have the condition, which is why there are so many triggers for me around my daughter and also that I totally empathise with who she is and how she feels so in helping her with her ADHD it is in turn helping me with mine.
I know it will be 5 steps forward and 3 steps back but I cannot thank you enough for diagnosing her. You are so empathetic and sympathetic to what is such an emotive area and your understanding about the desire by parents for their child not to be labelled is refreshing and genuine in only a way that another parent can understand.
After seeing many professionals who couldn’t figure out why my son was underperforming, suffering with insomnia and anxiety, having meltdowns at home etc, we were incredibly fortunate to have heard Dr’s Storek lecture at the Independent Schools show about gifted/ADHD children. Since having my son assessed with her, it has opened my eyes to a world that I never knew about – ADHD & giftedness. She assessed him thoroughly to determine if he had any learning issues that were impeding his ability to meet his high potential at school. She recognised so quickly that inattention and inability to concentrate were the source of my son’s frustration in school and the knock on effect of that was felt at home on a daily basis by his sibling and parents. Dr Storek recommended that we see a doctor for an ADHD diagnosis and it has been uphill from there… I am in great indebtedness to her for turning things around the future of our family. would recommend her at the drop of a hat to anyone who is suffering with a difficult and frustrated high potential child.”
My daughter thinks you walk on water. She felt so energised and positive after your session! Thanks so much for today.
Our son has come a long way! Thank you for being such a rock Josephine. I feel like we are emerging from under a cloud all the stronger and better for finding out how our son ticks.
My wife and I are so grateful for the help you’ve provided to our son. We’re convinced that without your help, we would have struggled on for many years, not knowing how we could best help him. You are the bright star in our sons world. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. You are such a great and concerned professional! It is so important to have your input.
Thank you, Josephine. Terribly proud of our son and the progress he has made. Almost hard to believe those bleak moments few months ago. He is readier than he realises to embrace their deeper approach to learning. I’m very excited for him. Thank you for your constant support. It’s meant the world.
Again, many thanks for all your help. We greatly appreciate the very thorough report you send following the assessment of our son. We will keep referring to it for a long time (I just know).
After years of struggling to understand some of our 10 year old son’s behaviour and experiencing frustrating situations both at home and at school we were fortunate enough to meet Dr Storek at a symposium. Josephine is highly intelligent and a true expert in her field. She also has a big heart, is very warm and clearly passionate about helping children and their families to overcome their challenges. Despite her busy schedule, Josephine was extremely accommodating and made time at quite short notice to meet us all and assess our son. Josephine instantly put him at ease, and, for a child who normally internalises all his worries, he remarkably opened up to her fully. In just 2 hours, Josephine was able to figure out what makes our son tick, what his strengths and challenges are and to explain these to us in a way that made us feel as though, after all this time, we were finally understood. Josephine followed up her verbal diagnosis with a comprehensive written report which has prompted school finally to recognise our son’s learning difficulties and implement appropriate measures to support him. Equally importantly, Josephine gave us sound advice relating to parenting our son more effectively and tips on how to create a home environment that allows everyone to thrive, be happy and understand each other. We remain forever indebted to Dr Storek.
Kensington Practice ha sido crucial para nuestra familia, la Doctora Storek diagnostico a nuestro hijo con ADHD tras varias visitas a otras clinicas donde nos daban un diagnostico erroneo. La Doctora Storek tambien nos asesoro acerca de los siguientes pasos a seguir para tratar a nuestro hijo. Estamos muy agradecidos y nos sentimos muy afortunados de haber dado con la Kensington Practice.
I cannot recommend Dr Storek highly enough. She was warm, personable, open and reassuring and really connected with my daughter who was rather anxious about meeting with Josephine and taking the tests. The results and report were very thorough and helpful and our follow-up conversations with Josephine really pointed all of us in the right direction. I am thankful that we met her!