Amanda: Recently divorced
Client since: 2018
I was going through a divorce when I first went to Raj for his help.
I wanted to know where I stood with my money; what I had, where I’d be in a few years’ time and whether I’d be able to reach my goals. I wanted to find out what was possible and when I’d be able to retire.
Raj has a lovely way about him. He instantly puts you at ease. What I noticed straight away was that the conversation wasn’t just about my finances. It was about me as an individual. I felt like my whole worth was valued, not just my financial assets.
I feel like a lot of financial advisers simply see clients’ money, rather than taking the time to get to know the person behind that money. Raj was interested in getting to know me as a person.
He was concerned about my wellbeing before anything else.
“He wanted to make sure I was in a safe place before we looked at any of the financial issues. By helping me feel safe to talk, he came to understand about the money things without ever really needing to ask me about the money itself.”
He takes the time to build a relationship based on trust.
“He has a genuine interest in you as a person, not your money. Even if I had £10, I know he would take the same concern as if I had a million. He is a lovely man that women can go to and feel safe.
I like the fact Raj makes the effort to keep in touch. I own a coaching business. As a coach, I appreciate the fact that he listens. You can talk to him about anything.
I am quite a driven, strong lady but he’s always there backing me and taking the time to understand things from my point of view. He’s definitely an empath – someone who is just wired to understand other people’s emotions.”
Working with Raj has meant I now feel safe with my money.
“I have somewhere to go to and someone to talk to if I have any concerns or questions. Raj doesn’t make you feel stupid: there’s no such thing as a silly question.”