Testimonials

Please not that outcomes will, of course, vary for individuals and results will differ from person to person

Below are a sample of testimonials from clients.

Stress/Anxiety

Read a real life case study of Jacqui, a client who was becoming increasingly anxious about traveling by train. Jacqui's story

You can also take a look at Helena's testimonial. Helena has been a client for several years. Helena's story

I have found the CBT/Hypnotherapy sessions really effective. Fiona gently challenges your unhelpful thought processes and behaviour. In a short period of time I’ve learned techniques to help me change my behaviour and how I respond to situations/periods of stress. I feel more comfortable in my own skin and have gained the confidence to embrace new challenges. I now know I have a choice in how I respond to situations and feel confident in my new found abilities to cope with difficult situations. My friends and family have noticed the positive change in me. My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago. Thank you for making such a difference in my life.
MT South Ockendon

I wanted to say thank you so much for the time, help, guidance, support and kindness you have given me over the past few months. I felt at times I was chatting to a friend too and will miss seeing you. I am feeling so much brighter and positive about my life and future and would not be feeling this way without you.

CS Upminster

Social Anxiety

Christmas went really well and I will even go as far as saying that I actually enjoyed myself when I was out. I have been out at least once a week since and have seen a real improvement in the way I deal with things in larger groups.I have also noticed a big difference at work and feel that I'm now joining in more in daily life. I think when I first came to you I was expecting results over night but now realise that it's a more gradual process and the more I do the things I once avoided the easier they are becoming.I wouldn't say I am completely over my problems but I am definitely on the way and I would like to thank you for all your help.
I.P. Havering

Anxiety / Panic Attacks

DT has essential tremor, a medical, condition which means her hands shake involuntarily. Her anxiety around what people thought of her because of this was causing the tremor to increase and she was very anxious and lacking in confidence. In her words she was 'obsessing' about it and felt that her anxiety was a 'brick wall' holding her back.

Hi Fiona, I came to see you a few weeks ago regarding my tremor. I was the lunatic who thought everyone was sussing me out before I'd even spoke! I'm doing well, Ive got a new job and I'm in my 2nd week and loving it. I'm so busy I don't even get the chance to think about my hands, and the worry is literally pushed to the back of my mind! I'm cool as a cucumber now thanks to you!
D.H. - UPminster

I feel a lot more relaxed at the moment which is great!I'm still working on trying to think positive instead of negative all the time but I think I'm slowly getting better at it.Thank you for all your help you gave me, it really has made a difference for the better and I really feel I benefited from it, especially getting to the root of the problems.
K.R. - Upminster

Im absolutely delighted to tell you that I'm in control of my life again. If I feel the risings of panic starting, I can control them comfortably.I really would urge anyone that’s ever been unfortunate to have had this happen to them, that they really do try hypnotherapy. I think it is ‘made’ for this kind of problem.
J.S. - Southend

Fertility Treatment

I was immediately impressed with how chilled out I became with the relaxation techniques. Fiona's voice is so soothing and calm. I stopped stressing about the up and coming treatment and even started to look forward to it! The injections didn't worry me very much at all and I managed to continue through the whole treatment with a positive attitude. After the treatment I once again started to panic about whether it had worked and this was an extremely emotional time for my husband and I, but Fiona taught me coping strategies through hypnosis and once again I was able to relax and just go with the flow.
J.S. - Southend

IBS

The best thing I ever did was phone up Fiona. I had really bad IBS and would have panic attacks every morning on the train to work, and would a lot of times get off the train halfway to work so I could use the loo - not anymore - I do not dread my daily commute any longer - it is a huge relief. I also used to worry when I was booking flights and theatre tickets and was not able to get an aisle seat. I am so glad I went it has made a huge difference to my life and for that I am extremely grateful. Thanks so much.
C.W. - Havering

Phobias

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M.F. from Rainham had a fear of trees. She woud get very distressed if she was anywhere near any sizeable tree and went about her life avoiding them. To most people, a walk in the country is a pleasant and restful experience, but not for this lady - it was an extremely anxious and upsetting experience to be avoided at all costs. After seeing her for two sessions, I was deligted to receive the photo on the right accompanied by the message ..

I went tree hugging and it felt really good. Thanks for all your help.

L.L. Came to see me to overcome her fear of flying. On return from her holiday to Turkey, she sent me this email message :-

I just wanted to say that I am now an (almost) fully confident flyer! I was a bit nervous on my journey to Turkey but nowhere near as bad and I managed to calm down really easily. I even looked out the window and realised that 35,000 miles really isn't that high! Ha ha. The journey home was even better and whilst I didn't actually go to sleep,I did manage to close my eyes and relax for a bit without worrying about every bump! Thank you so much for all your help-I don't think im ever going to love flying but I certainly don't dread it now and at worst,it's just a pain being stuck somewhere for a few hours. Thank-you again! I must go now-might go and book a long haul flight just for the fun of it!

S.B. came to overcome a severe fear of wasps and emailed me a few weeks after the last session.

A wasp flew into the surgery whilst I was with a patient, and usually I would have just run out. I calmly caught the wasp in a cup, put a card over it, and then walked outside and let it go !!!! .This is my biggest achievement, so far, and I am so, so, proud of myself, and my family and work colleagues couldn’t believe it Last weekend I was at a BBQ and they were loads buzzing about, I still don’t like them, and when they startle me ( I would never be startled with them before, as I could lock onto one, like an exocet missile !!) I have to talk to myself like a Dutch uncle, but I have no physical symptoms of panic whatsoever, this is a major relief. I can’t thank you enough, for the help and confidence the sessions have given me.

SB Then came to see me several months later as they had lost confidence in horse riding - a past time which had previously given much pleasure

You are going to be amazed, as I am. I was so much more chilled in the run up to today's lesson. When I got there, he asked me who I could ride, aaaaaannnnnnnnnddddd, I ASKED for my nemisis, an ex racehorse called George, who I have NEVER had a good lesson on, and he really knocked my confidence last time I had him, he bucked with me and shot off , when we were in the outside field, and I wouldn't ride him again, he was a major factor in my loss of confidence. I had the best lesson, I was relaxed, and not constantly fearful he was going to go out of control. As it was so hot today,they went for a walk around the field and lake, but I didn't feel ready for that, on this horse. Myself and two other feisty horses stayed in the school and did lots of fast canters, I was beaming. When we had finished, my instructor gave me a massive hug, and so did my friends. I just couldn't stop beaming. It may not be a 6ft steeple jump, but it was a big old hurdle for me, and I am actually very proud of myself and believe me , I am not one to blow my own trumpet. Also, to top it all, we were sitting having a coffee afterwards and a wasp flew around me and I didnt even flinch, RESULT. I cant thank you enough for your help, I was so desperate to get the old me back, I feel stronger and more positive, long may it continue. THANK YOU

M.A. is a lady in her 60s who had a fear of deep water which had developed to the point where she couldn't even swim in the pool she has at home. After " sessions, she sent me this message

I thought I should let you know I went swimming this morning. I was feeling slightly nervous about going in case I felt the same, but got straight in and swam down the deep end. I jumped in the deep end and trod waterand didn't feel any panic at all. As I passed the shallow end into deeper water, I felt something but it didn't stop me. I swam for half an hour and am now exhausted. Thank you.

T.W. had a fear of vomiting which was causing him to feel nauseous much of the time and affecting his ability to eat. He had lost weight as a consequence of this and was very concerned. A few weeks after his treatment finished he sent me an email to let me know how he was getting on.

Things have been going ok, still feeling a bit nauseous every so often, but it is definitely a lot better than it was. I'm able to eat much much more than I did before and I've even put on some weight again now!

Charlotte, a 14 year old girl, was about to attend an 'outward bound' course with her school and had a terrible fear of pot-holing. She had previously had a panic attack when pot-holing and was very nervous about undertaking this activity again. Charlotte's mother,Cheryll, commented as follows, after her daughter had been on her course.

She did very well didn't have a moment of panic, in fact that was the activity she enjoyed the most.

A little while after her daughter's treatment, Cheryll decided to tackle her fear of driving abroad. The family were holidaying in America and she really wanted to do her share of the driving - something she had never been able to face before. Indeed Cheryll had also lost some confidence in motorway driving in the UK. Cheryll responded very well after just a couple of sessions and I received another email from her on her return from America

Just to let you know that I drove!!!.... We had a monster of a car, a 3.6 litre Jeep, which was brilliant – it was like driving a bus and nobody was going to mess with me!! ... I am so glad that I came to see you, whatever you did certainly worked.

J.B. a young teacher, had a fear of flying. With three flights coming up in quick succession and one of them long haul, she felt the time was right to overcome her fear.

I just wanted to email after a lovely holiday in Italy. It has been the first flight in a long time where I didn't need a drink and could actually cope!! Thank you so much, I cant believe the difference it has made. I'm not dreading America now :)!! .

Confidence Issues

Just wanted to share the comments that I have received recently that prove that my confidence is 100% and that's with your help.
S.D. - Upminster

I was at a very low point and it took me a week to finally pick up the phone and call Fiona. It was probably the best phone call I made!! What a cliché! Lol . I was very nervous on my first appointment but Fiona made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I didn't feel judged for how I felt or for how I saw them at the time "my failings"!!Fiona has helped me to re-think and re-tune my actions and habits, to take just a little time to put things into the right places and act on the positive - what a difference that has made, my family have seen a whole new me (they still say I nag but hey I'm a mum what do they expect)!!!!!!Thank you Fiona for helping me to be me.

T.R. Upminster



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