I suffer with anxiety especially around my fitness test which I have to do annually at work. I had some sessions with Helen. I also listened to a recording of a session whilst doing my training and my test! This helped me to relax, breathe and take my mind to another place instead of panicking. I passed my test easily which I never believed I would do!! Thanks Helen
(Janette 41 Civil servant)
I wanted to try hypnotherapy as a way of challenging a tendency to low self-esteem. I found Helen to be an engaging, valuable & compassionate guide in this undertaking. Meeting with Helen helped me, firstly, realise that I had reached out because of a specific inner conflict at the time. The hypnotherapy challenged my beliefs about myself, helped me to recognise how (unhelpful) assumptions can take root & acted as a disruption to the comfortable patterns I had acquired. In the 3 months since our sessions I feel less conflicted, achieved my immediate goal & I continue to build on the progress I have made. I would recommend the experience to anyone who thinks they may benefit.
(Julie, 25, Professional)
I just thought I’d let you know how my performance assessment went today. Having spent most of February in a meltdown over the thought of it (!) I’ve really worked hard on taking a more positive approach, listening to your recordings and just working on some of the things we’ve discussed. My practise has been going better over the past week and I was in a positive frame of mind when I got there today. I really got the shakes but it didn’t matter. I was able to control my playing despite them which has been a bit of a revelation to me! It wasn’t perfect but I felt it was a sound and largely musical performance and I had some lovely verbal and written feedback. Hopefully having done it once without it being a disaster it will take a bit of the anxiety out of it in future. So thank you Helen - you have really helped me with this. I really didn’t think I’d be able to do it and am absolutely delighted (and a little bit shocked) that I was able to carry out a respectable performance today.
(Jane 52 pianist)
Your therapy is working. This morning was a huge test for me and I am definitely more able to deal with the 8-legged creatures better! This morning I came down to a granddad spider in my sink – I calmly placed a cup over him and took him outside into the back garden. Normally I would have killed him instantly...woohoo!!"
(Chris, spider phobia since age 5)
"I am very grateful for all the help you gave my daughter - she understands what she needs to keep doing and wouldn't have got there without your help. You were incredibly kind and patient with her, giving us both hope when there didn't seem to be much. Thank you doesn't really seem enough."
(Janey, 10 years, talented gymnast, traumatised after a fall in training - achieved gold medal in first competition following a year away from competing)
"Hypnotherapy with Helen has helped me hugely. With a long history of depression, anxiety and poor sleep I have tried a myriad of talk therapies which sadly did nothing to alleviate my problems. Hypnotherapy has a completely different emphasis (not dwelling on past traumas, which actually left me feeling much worse). After putting into practice what Helen taught me I started to feel not only better about my life as it is now, but started to see that my life has a brightness to it that I thought had gone forever. My sleep is greatly improved too, and my reduced anxiety means I am more able to cope with stressful situations. Helen is a warm, caring and confident professional who is passionate about the benefits of hypnotherapy."
"Helen's sessions helped me out so much. I first started visiting her to get help for symptoms of anxiety, and after just a couple of sessions I could feel a noticeable difference in my stress levels, tension, and pain. I felt calmer and, dare I say, more relaxed than I had in a very long time. Helen was also able to help me to overcome my fear of flying. For years I had been a mess before getting on a plane, and most flights resulted in a full-blown panic attack. I was amazed - I flew to the U.S.A and back without even breaking a sweat! I had reached the point where I thought I'd never be able to manage a flight longer than two hours, yet I was able to sit back and relax in peace on an 11-hour flight back from Los Angeles. Thank you, Helen!"
“Feeling so consumed by my health anxiety I questioned the effects of hypnotherapy - it was something I was sceptical about as I feared the unknown. Very early on in my sessions my opinion changed completely. Helen helped me to understand the mind and the anatomical structures of the brain that influence feelings of anxiety. Having completed the sessions I feel at such ease with myself knowing that when I have off days, which are scarce, I know how to better manage them and change the way I think. Hypnotherapy was an extremely positive experience and I would wholeheartedly recommend working with Helen.”
“After developing an extensive rash, caused primarily by stress, I tried hypnotherapy. I looked forward to sessions and by the 2nd visit identified how I needed to change my approach. Now the rash has gone, I am less anxious and have a positive approach to dealing with life's challenges.”