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Overcoming depression (from a GP)

I really wouldn’t have believed such a shift in mindset was possible especially after two sessions. It’s life changing. You truly are a miracle worker. I’m recommending you left, right and centre to friends. I really can’t thank you enough.” (RW)

A 10-year problem solved in an hour

I saw Caroline to work on my comfort eating. I had been trying to deal with the symptoms of the problem over 10 years, trying to build better habits, but without much success. It was causing potential health problems, and not controlling the habits was causing worse mental and emotional problems. I went to Caroline almost as a last resort, not entirely believing hypnotherapy would work. I had one session lasting an hour, and we got right down to exactly why I was comfort eating. Since then, instead of struggling with impulses to eat sugary foods, I have no interest in them at all. I feel happier and more effective, as I am not wasting energy and headspace on trying to be ‘good’; I am also feeling healthier. Caroline created a sympathetic, non-judgemental and calm environment, made me feel comfortable, and explained the whole process so I knew what to expect. I cannot recommend her highly enough!” (DH)

Hypnotherapy in pregnancy

Caroline tailored an audio session for me when I was expecting my first child and was very nervous about the birthing experience. She came up with a brilliant programme that I listened to repeatedly, which involved calming breathing techniques, visualisation and positive affirmations. I can’t speak highly enough of how it helped my nerves. As I got closer to my due date it became apparent a c-section would be safest. On the morning I was booked in I found myself petrified. I listened to Caroline’s audio and it literally rescued me from a blind panic. The breathing techniques and visualisation helped bring me to a relaxed state where I felt able to get in the car and go to the hospital, then carried me through to theatre. I truly don’t know what I would have done without Caroline’s audio hypnotherapy. I can’t recommend Caroline highly enough and am truly grateful for her confident reassuring techniques.”(MM)

Dealing with anger

My issues were anger, and my weight. I was tired and angry all the time, and I wanted to be the person that I was before my anger took over. My life is much better now – I am calmer and I love myself more. I found that I don’t need to be angry all the time about things that are beyond my control, and I can also control myself over food and not let emotions or food rule me.

After I spoke to Caroline by phone I knew she was the the right person for me, and I was right. She has had such a positive impact – I would choose her 100 times again!” (DS)

Overcoming insomnia

I’ve suffered from insomnia for at least 20-25 years. We did three sessions together, and I can now have a few more hours sleep. I also find it a lot easier to go back to sleep and stay asleep now, so I really have to thank Caroline for the wonderful work that’s she’s done, and I do recommend her to anyone who is having problems with insomnia or anything else because I think the way she does it is very relaxing. I recommend her highly to anyone who’d like to give it a try for their problems.” (NA)

Making major life changes

I originally came to Caroline to reduce my alcohol intake as I knew this was affecting various aspects of my life. Since then, I haven’t had a single urge to drink alcohol, especially when in social environments when I thought I might struggle the most.

I was so delighted with the results that Caroline and I achieved through our first session that I now have sessions with her on a regular basis. Since starting just a few months ago I have quit alcohol, gained a huge amount of productivity, started to realise my potential again, and have even started a new business! None of this would have happened were it not for Caroline and her accessible, friendly and professional work.” (LC)

Managing chronic pain

I had three sessions of hypnotherapy with Caroline to help reduce my chronic pain. My first session began with a thorough consultation where Caroline took the time to understand the issues I was facing. As I am familiar with meditation and mindfulness I thought I knew what hypnosis would be like but I was very pleasantly surprised. Caroline guided me into a deeply relaxed trance like state – I felt very peaceful and even euphoric at times! After my first session I felt more alert and awake despite having a broken sleep the night before.

During my next two sessions, Caroline really focused on the key issues I was facing, and used the information I had given her in my consultation to tailor hypnotherapy to my specific needs. Caroline used a variety of techniques including visualisation, which I found very easy to imagine. After each session I noticed an improvement in my pain levels and deep sense of relaxation. The hypnotherapy I had with Caroline has helped me to relax, find peace and better manage my symptoms. I would certainly recommend Caroline to anyone thinking about hypnotherapy.” (EH)

Finding inner strength

I wished to gain greater understanding of what I would like from my life and to find strength within myself to feel better about who I am, and move on from difficult relationship memories. Instantly upon leaving the session with Caroline I felt so relaxed but so energised, like a fabulous and fierce part of me was back, and it has stayed with me ever since. I’m more fearless about making decisions about what is right for me in my life and what is not, without the need to look back and question myself. I’m more confident in myself and I feel like there is love for myself again, which had been missing for a while.

The messages from the session have stayed with me and are there when I meditate, and when I begin to encounter problems. Caroline is very relaxed, confident and calming as a therapist, which is lovely to experience. I would most certainly recommend her services to anyone wishing to continue to work on themselves.” (SJ)

Coaching for career change

Caroline’s coaching was invaluable in helping me to move on after a difficult redundancy, and to build the motivation and resources I needed to begin a new career path. She supported me in exploring my options and new possibilities, and in translating my vague ideas into plans, actions and results. Her coaching style is warm and encouraging while practical and down to earth, and definitely kept me focused on the positive aspects of the situation, as well as helping rebuild my confidence. I benefitted enormously from my coaching sessions with Caroline and absolutely recommend her without hesitation.” (LM)

Building academic confidence

“I felt cared for and listened to, and came out of the experience with a better outlook on my PhD and a greater sense of inner strength. I felt able to actually complete my PhD, for the first time in a long time – also more sure of myself in academic settings and trusting my instincts a little more. The hypnotherapy sessions seemed to give me an uplift and freed me from some of my damaging thought patterns. They gave me a different way to think about myself and my work, and to connect who I was as a child and growing up to the person I am now. Caroline is warm, generous and very good at her job. I would not hesitate to recommend her.” (AK)

Helping exam performance

The session led to a really calm, positive and confident state of mind at a very high-stress time, and contributed both to C overcoming her mental blocks in the sports trials, and to her success in the highly competitive Art Scholarship exam and interview. She performed better than ever – won her sprint, and was even happy with the cross country and swim which were her big worries. Her frame of mind all week has been so incredibly positive and confident (without being overexcited or hyper), and one very welcome side effect has been that she has slept extraordinarily well! She usually has terrible trouble settling and a week like this would normally mean she’d be worse than usual, but she’s been doing the visualisations at bedtime and drifting straight off – unheard of!” (SR, C’s mum)

“I found the hypnotherapy really relaxing and great – it really helped me achieve my goals and when I practised it it helped even more. I’d say it’s a mix between meditation and hypnotism which is really good and relaxing!” (C, aged 11)

Letting go of negative feelings

Caroline was very professional, and provided lots of detail beforehand about how hypnotherapy works and whether it would be suitable for me. Since the appointment with her, I think about myself a lot more; I know what I am and am not comfortable with, and am able to let go of negative feelings easily. I also have a different outlook on stressful situations and can now put myself first rather than worry about others’ opinions. I feel like I’ve regained confidence in myself and know exactly who I am and what I can achieve. I trust my gut feeling and automatic decisions a lot more now. Rather than trying to rationalise why I feel a certain way I just embrace this. Through hypnotherapy I’ve learnt that my subconscious is always present and helping me, and that I should really listen to myself rather than others. I would definitely do it again. Caroline provides such a valuable service – I would recommend anyone to have a session.” (NJ)