Your sessions and recordings were super helpful - I really used them a lot and they went a huge long way towards me maintaining a really positive mindset throughout. Alex had to talk about the beach to me a lot!! And I had your recordings on most of the time and recited a lot of positive thinking mantras to myself to keep mentally focused. Even despite the speed of events, her size, and the fact that the cord was wrapped around her neck so we needed some swift action at one point (but she's totally fine) it was a genuinely all round super positive experience and I was counting my blessings immediately afterwards ... no trauma or anxiety to speak of at all so a big thank you for your part to play in that.
I really enjoyed my sessions with Rich, and got a lot out of them. I started the sessions as was very nervous about a new job I had. Even after the first session I learnt techniques that helped relax me. By learning how and why my brain was doing certain things, it really helped me make sense of the feelings and emotions that were then created. The hypnosis was also very relaxing, and again taught me techniques to overcome my nerves. Rich created a great environment, the vibe was very chilled. The sessions had a structure, but also ran at my pace. Rich made me feel really at ease, and we laughed and joked a bit too, which really helped me relax and feel like I could open up to him. The more honest I was the more I got out of the sessions. I would highly recommend Rich to anyone and would definitely go see him again in the future if I needed.
My name is Sahar. I am 36 years old and have two children. I had about 10 hypnotherapy sessions with Richard that were really useful and wonderful. Every day when I had therapy I learned one thing more about myself and my life. Richard is very positive , patient and an optimist person. Last year I encounter many problems and they made me very nerves and depressed. I couldn't concentrate on my every day life but by a friends recommendation I started hypnotherapy sessions with Richard. He taught me many things about my brain and its effect on my thoughts and actions . After 4 sessions I felt much better and more relax. The therapy worked on me! I could control my brain to do what I wanted. After one year I really know how useful it has been for me and my family. I also saw Caroline for one session and it was also so helpful for giving birth to my little baby. When you feel positive you can control your actions, you can be happy, this is what learn from the hypnotherapy. Thank you Caroline and Richard.
I first visited Richard last summer because he offered to help tackle my awful insomnia, which was affecting my family life and work in various negative ways. I'd been having trouble sleeping for several years, and just got used to always being a bit tired (I share a house with small noisy boys!). I admit I'm pretty cynical and was not convinced that much could be done. However, with weekly sessions over the next few months, Richard taught me to look at my situation in a completely different way. As well as learning lots of fascinating science stuff about the brain, he also showed me new and calmer ways to drop off to sleep, and an entirely fresh approach to coping with the horrible fear I had about dealing with the next day. I really enjoyed the good humoured nature of our sessions. I may still be a little sleep deprived, but I no longer lie awake gripped with the terrible anxiety that comes with it, and feel so much more positive thanks to Richard...and bear in mind this comes from someone who was very sceptical about hypnotherapy!
I was introduced to Richard at a time when there were a lot of emotionally difficult things going on in my life and although, being a totally non-spiritual cynic, I never thought I'd be the sort of person who ever started a sentence 'My hypnotherapist....' I soon found myself telling friends about the things I had found out in our weekly sessions. For some people hypnotherapy is about giving something up, but for me, it was a form of relaxation and learning. Richard was always kind and empathetic and never seemed fazed by anything I told him. His explanations of the way in which the brain works helped me to understand both my behaviour and that of other people around me, and taught me how to adapt my reactions to situations and individuals in a way that has definitely made me happier. A year on, I still use his relaxation CD if I'm having a particularly stressful time of things, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who felt that something in their life was not quite right, even if they were struggling to identify what was actually wrong.
Your sessions with you have completely changed my life.
When I first came to you I was quite regularly drinking a bottle of wine a night, and on the weekends much more. I felt like I was in a rut that I could not escape, especially as I suffered addiction problems as a teenager and admittedly was dubious about the type of therapy as I had never tried it before. I have been through lots of cognitive therapy, which helped with some work on myself, but I was at a time (and still am) where I didn't need to keep going back over it all, I wanted and needed to move forward and gain some positivity into my life and head!!
After the 6th session, annoyingly work called and I was unable to come back, I didn't think I could achieve what we had been working on with it being cut that short, but I suddenly became aware that I was drinking less and less days a week and then that I was no longer drinking on a worknight, My night anxiety was gone and my positivity and happiness had started to come back!! I'm not saying my life is perfect but for me this has been everything and seems only to be getting better.
Hypnobirthing was an invaluable part of my preparation for labour, birth and becoming a mum. The course helped me understand each stage of labour and my body's physiological responses. Instead of feeling anxious and unprepared I was able to visualise my body and baby working together. It helped me realise what an amazing process labour is, helped me trust that my body would know what to do. Having my husband take part in the sessions was a lovely experience. It really consolidated his role as my birth partner giving him the confidence to fully support me during the labour, helping me to bring our baby into the world. Mostly hypnobirthing helped me to focus, remain calm and feel in control of the process. When my birth plan changed drastically late in my pregnancy it gave me the confidence to make my wishes clear when discussing my labour with my midwife and in the delivery suite. It helped me look forward to my labour, strengthened me throughout and helped to make it a truly positive adventure I am proud to have experienced.
Caroline was a brilliant support, just what I needed during unexpected complications! We had been focusing on my birth plan and a home birth when a curve-ball of necessary C'section arrived. With her usual calmness and sensitivity Caroline recorded hypnotherapy sessions tailored to keep me calm and my blood pressure down pre-birth and during the Cesearean. I still find myself using some of the key words when my now 4 year old is pushing all my buttons and getting himself in a state. Her relaxation methods and visualisations were so useful and still are over 4 years later. Thank you. Absolutely wonderful support, I thoroughly recommend her.
Testimonial from a tennager:
I am starting this new year with a completely different outlook than the one I had 12 months ago and that is thanks to the help you provided me in restoring my ability to say no to my anxiety! Whilst there are still things I struggle with, it's a lot easier for me to see a way out of the horrible hole that is anxiety and that makes all the difference. It is also so reassuring knowing whenever I need to I can message you and arrange another session.
Thank you so much for everything you did for me at the start of this year, I cannot express how much I (and my mum and dad) appreciated it.
Testimonial from a Parent who sought help using Hypnotherapy:
As much as a parent can reassure their child sometimes this is not always enough. My son was going through a difficult time adjusting from adolescence to young adulthood and how he felt about himself and his confidence and how this stopped him from really fulfilling his life.
Using hypnotherapy my son discovered resources to deal with most problems or situations that he felt uncomfortable in. Richard opened his eyes to these new resources which enabled him to look for solutions to the problem he was faced with. We could see progress after only a few sessions, my son was much more positive in his approach to not only his school work, but also in his sport as well, he found a new confidence in himself. It wasn't without a few set backs we did hit a couple of bumps on the way, however, they were quickly resolved and we learnt not to dwell on them and move forward.
Our home felt a lot calmer and it was lovely seeing my happy son return.
Testimonial relating to a PTSD Sufferer:
As a person who have suffered multiple traumas both as a child and as a young adult I have always seen myself as broken in some way. Many of my experiences were hidden from me, in that I had very few memories, but manifested in my life as physical and psychological pain and I was diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome). From what I had read and from what my doctors told me I had had to come to terms with the fact that this was something incredibly difficult to treat and recover from, and that it probably was something that I would have to live with for the rest of my life. Prior to starting the hypnotherapy I had suffered from sleepdeprivation for many years, but had started suffering from nightmares, anxiety-attacks and was diagnosed with severe depression. It is an understatement that Solution focused hypnotherapy saved my life. Eventhough it sounds dramatic, it is the truth. After three months of weekly sessions my sleep-pattern is now back to normal, meaning I enjoy full night sleep and rarely suffer from nightmares. I have learned to control my anxiety and I have also gained the confidence to unearth hidden memories. The biggest change that the hypnotherapy has accomplished is that I now look forward to living my life, rather than just surviving it, and that is the greatest gift of all!
I no longer regard myself as broken, instead I have mended myself and become something amazing and beautiful!"
Thank you so much Richard for your time and your skills which have given me a new kind of life! A better life!
I will always be grateful to you!
A testimonial from an O.C.D. sufferer:
I visited Richard after suffering from anxiety and OCD on and off for over 10 years. In the first session he gave me a thorough, yet easy to understand explanation of the neuro science behind how the brain works and the likely reasons behind the thoughts and feelings I was experiencing. It really resonated with me and that knowledge alone significantly aleviated my anxiety and left me feeling so much more reassured and confident that with some more of Richards help I could make the improvements I needed to get back to my normal self. In just a few more sessions of hypnotherapy and implementing Richards advice I was able to make consistent progress towards a much happier and healthier state of mind. Richard has a very genuine, caring and positive attitude in the approach to his work and I will be forever grateful for his help in my time of need. I would highly reccomend him to anyone that seeks professional help of this kind