Before attending a Complimentary Session I was in a very desperate, dark place. I had been under the care of the NHS Wellbeing team since October 2019 but wasn’t getting anywhere and life was becoming more challenging. I have been trying to manage childhood abuse for over 21 years, and some difficulties in my marriage were stirring up some traumatic memories. When I saw David, I had just been prescribed anti-depressants and sleeping tablets, as well as already using holistic therapies like aromatherapy and meditation. I had no specific concerns about attending the session, but I have become very isolated (self-inflicted) and very shy – dreading interaction with people and just leaving the house.
David has an incredibly kind and caring spirit which put me at ease immediately. He asked questions sensitively, and I was able to open up without shame. I found it particularly helpful to have an in depth explanation to how our conscious and sub-conscious minds work, and David explained his aims and plans in a friendly way that made perfect sense to me.
After the Complimentary Session, I felt calm and hopeful – very different to how I felt when I arrived. We agreed a small amount of “homework” (some meditation) and I found this gave me daily focus. I have since booked up further sessions with David and I am finding them very helpful. David gave me a couple of print outs which I have put up in my kitchen, and some tips and tricks to help me manage in between our sessions. I feel very supported by David and have every confidence that he will eventually help me heal my heart.
Here are a few of the comments I’ve received from recent Stop Smoking clients. I don’t think any could believe how easy it was to Stop Smoking with my help.
“Going really well. No thoughts, temptation or anything.”
“I am truly a non smoker.”
“Everything is amazing. I feel great. Smoking is a thing of the past. You did an amazing job, thank you.”
“Thank you again, it’s made a difference in my life and I’m confident to say I’m a non-smoker.”
“Thank you David, couldn’t have done it without you.”
“I am doing really well, I’ve had no thoughts of smoking, I feel like a new person.”
“Everyone at work has been really supportive and proud of me, which has given me a good boost, and Mike and Elle feel happier too, and Mike feels happy to kiss me, knowing he’s not kissing a cigarette tray, so things are really good, thanks to you.”
“I’m doing really well, been really positive.”
“I can’t go back never ever, feeling so good and healthier actually taking the dog for runs, rather than walking.”
“Can’t believe it’s been a month, so proud of myself thank you once again.”
“I’m good thank you, smoke free since we spoke and was so much easier than previous times when I have tried on my own!”
“So super pleased thank you so much for your help!”
“I’m great thank you! Better than ever… so pleased.”
“So far I have not struggled at all with not smoking. I am very pleased. Thank you.”
Before the stop smoking session with David I was feeling really fed up. I was finding smoking was really draining both my mental and physical health but didn’t feel like I was strong enough to stop. I was scared it would be too difficult to cope without it and it was all I thought about.
I was a little sceptical as I had never tried hypnotherapy before and wasn’t sure that is was going to work particularly as the session was online via ZOOM.
The session itself was relaxed and David was kind and reassuring throughout. I was surprised at how relaxed I felt immediately after the session and to my complete amazement I was able to stop smoking straight away with almost no withdrawal symptoms. I have tried to quit before and it was one of the hardest things I had ever done but this time was different. It wasn’t an effort and I felt fine to carry on as normal.
A month on and I have barely thought about smoking for the last few weeks let alone wanted to do it. I have so much more energy and feel happier and free. Thank you so much David for helping me to get free!
Before working with David I was in the darkest period of my life. My confidence and motivation was at an all time low and could not see a way out of it.
Initially I had a concern about connection issues of working online via ZOOM and, as it turned out, it was absolutely fine! I also had a mild concern that sessions would not be as effective because of not physically being in the same room as David. However the session were very effective. The process was very straightforward and tailored to my specific needs – I would not have changed anything at all.
And the one best thing is my new sense of self-worth. The sessions with David made me believe in myself again.
Before working with David I had extremely intrusive and negative thoughts, which were exhausting to cope with. I hoped hypnotherapy could help, but was sure I’d need longer term therapy or medication. My sessions were such a gentle and positive way of exploring my anxieties. Now, life is much brighter. I feel like I am back in control, but the best thing is that I am over so many of my toxic thoughts and behaviours. I can’t thank David enough.
Before working with David I had tried piecing a very complex situation together by using a range of different therapies and self-help techniques. This worked for me to an extent, but something was still not quite right. My anxiety and confidence seemed to dip from manageable to unpleasant at times. I contacted David after some thought and was really interested to know what hypnotherapy was about and keen to see if it had come in to my life for a good reason. David was very quick at responding and then my anxiety set in and over-thinking things started.
David really got my anxieties before even meeting me and was so kind and reassuring that I was in control. He offered me phone support and then I arranged to meet David face-to-face. He was really professional and talked through everything that would happen in our sessions. I was really happy and felt that hypnotherapy and working with David was absolutely the right thing to do. From working with David I have realised I do not need others to validate me anymore. I respect others and they respect me. I know I try my best and that is good enough. Being shown appreciation is now a bonus and not a life- line.
Thank you David. My anxiety and confidence is not only now manageable and I am in the best place I have ever been. I have a different way of looking at self-care and personal development and know that it is fabulous to be me!
I’d suffered with eating disorders for over half my life; anorexia in my teens, and bulimia for the past 18 years. It was destroying my life, and the lives of those around me. I thought that I was broken forever, that there was no other way for me to be, and I couldn’t see a way out. I felt it would be better for everyone if I wasn’t around.
When I met David I immediately felt comfortable with him and that I could be honest with him about how bad things were, without feeling judged. My only concern was that it wouldn’t work for me. I felt like I was too broken to fix and nothing else had worked – hospital admissions, counselling, CBT, medication. I have always struggled to switch off and I couldn’t see that I would be able to relax enough for hypnosis, but the taster session made me feel more optimistic. David was open and honest from the start that he hadn’t worked with my condition before, but he clearly researched and prepared each session, explaining what we would be doing beforehand, and I looked forward to our appointments. It was very emotional at times, but I felt supported by him throughout the process. After 4 of our 6 sessions I had a breakthrough, and finally took back control of my life, since that day I’ve been free of the behaviours that had controlled me for so many years.
I can honestly say that working with David has saved my life. I finally feel free to have a future worth looking forward to, my life isn’t controlled by food anymore, I’m at peace with myself both physically and mentally and I feel better now than I have for 25 years. Not only that, but now my children have the mother they deserve, one who isn’t distracted and obsessing over food, but instead can feel happiness, laugh and play with them, and let them know they’re loved. I can’t thank David enough for what he’s helped me achieve, it’s genuinely transformed my life.
Before working with David, I was stuck in a terrible place… feeling very negative and unhappy with past experiences and life in general. I was worried about being hypnotised… but after the first taster session I was completely at ease and looking forward to booking another session.
My time working with David has been a real eye opener… not only to how I feel… but dealing with everyday problems, all my stress, and my depression. I used to dread the everyday and at low points I didn’t want to wake to face it… now, I am truly happy with the person I am. I have a happy and positive outlook and I look forward to every new day.
My smile is very visible on the outside… as it always was… only now, that smile is inside too. This feeling of peace and happiness is something I think everyone deserves to feel.
Before working with David, I was a self-doubter. If anything went wrong, I would instantly assume it was my fault. I felt people would take advantage of this, and this made me feel even more insecure. I have made a lot of changes in my life already, but felt I needed a little help accepting them, and that it was okay for things to change. I was wasn’t worried about meeting David although I did say ‘don’t make me act like a chicken when someone says a trigger word’!
Working with David was an amazing experience, I always came away amazed at how calm and relaxed I felt for the rest of the day. It has made me realise a lot about my issues. I see them in a different perspective, which makes them easier to deal with. I am now finding more peace in myself, and the confidence to do what I think is right for me, regardless what others think or say.
My life before working with David was riddled with anxiety. I used to yo-yo in and out of very depressive states of mind and manic-depressive episodes were the norm. My anxiety caused frequent panic attacks, sometimes up to 4 or 5 a day. I only ever felt calm while I was working so I worked all of the time and regularly messed up my diary and never felt adequate in anything.
At first, I was concerned whether Hypnotherapy would be specific enough to help me and after the Complimentary Taster Session I immediately knew that I would benefit. David allowed me to talk about why I was there and what it meant to me to ‘be fixed’. The importance of my problems was never dismissed. I felt like I was being taken seriously; like I was a human being and not just another number through the door. I was able to express all of my emotions, talk, think hard, swear, laugh and just allow myself to be treated as someone who really mattered. I’ve never had that luxury before.
The one best thing is that I’ve got my life back. This level of treatment and care is not to be underestimated. Every day of my life was a struggle, from coping with the school run to the weekly shop. I have literally gained my life back. Thank you, David, for everything you did for me, I tell everybody!!
Before working with David I was suffering from severe depression and anxiety and every day was a struggle. I felt as though there was no way out for me and didn’t know where to turn.
I didn’t have any reservations about working with David and it has been an enlightening process, I have really enjoyed every session. The sessions never felt rushed and just having somebody to talk through my worries with, no matter how small, was of great benefit to me. The one best thing is that the depression has lifted and that’s something I could not imagine happening. I can see light at the end of the tunnel whereas I couldn’t before.
Before working with David I had always struggled with my mental health, ever since I was a child. When things in life got tough I would get these impulsive feelings that I didn’t want to be here anymore. I was terrified that when something had happened I couldn’t trust my mind to get through it. I wasn’t sure whether there was going to be a way to get better, so before I resigned myself to having these issues for the rest of my life I decided to go for the consultation and see what David could do. He was extremely welcoming and approachable, and I felt able to be entirely honest about my life.
Throughout the sessions David was caring and careful. His practice ethics were clearly important to him and that reassured me. Following our sessions I went through an extremely tough period of my life, and everything changed very quickly and out of my control. Normally that would have triggered a period of suicidal thoughts but this time, I was able to get through without once feeling suicidal. My mental health has significantly improved and I’m no longer scared of future events. David’s work has really improved my standard of life and I’m much stronger for it.
I have worked in the NHS for over 30 years, I had always managed without any major hiccups. A closure resulted in a change of job, management and work location. A combination of all the changes resulted in several melt downs over a few months and a major one leading to the GP’s and being medicated. I was a mess, hated being medicated and hated being away from work…. I had to do something…. this wasn’t me. Browsing FB I saw David’s advert offering a free consultation but what grabbed me most was the offer of help. I wouldn’t say I was a believer or disbeliever but I was desperate. I texted, booked an appointment and then worried about going. David made me feel at ease the first time I met him, I hadn’t felt so relaxed in a long time. I signed up to the 6 sessions without a second thought. I looked forward to my appointments. I had goals and David tailored our sessions to help me achieve them.
My time with David helped me realise that whilst outside influences that were out of my control had contributed to my melt down, I had through my own thought processes let them undermine my confidence and self esteem. The hypnosis as a whole was a healing process, David helped me to eliminate negative influences and by giving me a safe place for my thoughts I found refuge in positive thoughts which in turn revived my confidence and self esteem. By the end of my sessions I was a different person, I was off my medication and coping back at work but best of all I was happier at home and work. I love that David gave me my life back, actually he gave back a better version of me. He also gave me self help tools that I can call upon when needed or just to help me relax after a tough day.
It’s not just me that has benefitted from David’s help, my family, friends and colleagues get to interact with an improved me. It’s better than buy one get one free. What is better than investing in your own health and well-being… nothing. Thank you David you are a professional hero!
I attended a demonstration from David in our workplace on Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy for Relaxation. I didn’t know what to expect at this session but thought it was a good chance to learn about new techniques for relaxation.
David has an amazing calming quality to his delivery and I was soon relaxed and engaged in his thought processes. Once the session was finished I felt very peaceful and could understand how Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy could help with relaxation and regaining a balance to a stressful lifestyle.
David is very knowledgeable in this area and combined with his approachable and friendly style he made it a very enjoyable session and I was very pleased that I was able to attend.
I came to see David looking for help with low self-confidence that was affecting my career prospects. His approach of helping me discover the initial event that triggered these feelings of anxiety and then confronting and overcoming it has been revelationary. I can now identify the cause of my behaviour and see the causal link.
This gives me the intellectual and emotional ability to deal with these situations and allows me to overcome my fears. It’s been a very worthwhile journey.
I was in a very anxious and panicked frame of mind. I used to react to any small situation that happened and I felt overwhelmed very easily. I used to have an anxiety attack every week and this left me feeling tired, drained and emotional most of the time. I was very sceptical of hypnotherapy and questioned whether or not it would have any affect on me. I didn’t like the idea of someone else “controlling” my mind, but I soon found out that that’s not what it’s about at all.
The process was very relaxed and helpful. David is very accommodating and I found it very easy to be open and honest with him. I’ve always been someone that has struggled to open up but I felt like I was in a safe environment with David and the very best thing is that I don’t suffer from anxiety attacks anymore!! I haven’t had one in over a year.
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