What people say…

When you have a fear so deeply rooted it can be difficult to find the words to explain how you feel about it, why you haven't driven for ages. When your fear lives strong, when you struggle to find the willpower to even find the car key and your hands start sweating at the thought of sitting at the wheel, it is easy to hold on to any little excuse.


So I did, hold on, just like I had been holding on to my fear for over two decades. Hypnotherapy trains the mind to think differently. My memories of my accident have totally changed. I think of that day, of the months and years that followed it in a totally different way.


Hypnotherapy has allowed me to take back control. The worst thing about fear is that it invades all parts of your life, conquering that fear has to be down to you, hypnotherapy gave me the tools to do so but, at the end of the day, no one but me could get back in that car and drive.


Mid-way through my hypnotherapy Dan gave me a task, I was to get in the car, we needed to see whether I would be able to and how I felt about it, had anything changed? So I did and things had indeed changed, in fact I can remember I drove the car back home from somewhere but I can't even remember where from. A week later I was driving back from 15 miles away. Not bad for someone who hadn't driven for over 7 months.


I am now in the fourth week of full-on driving. I now sleep ok the night before, despite knowing that I will be driving in the morning. This is the longest I have driven in a row since I was probably in my very early twenties, in fact I'm not sure I have ever driven this frequently for such a long period of time in my whole life.

28 May 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client

Since our session I haven't had a cigarette at all! Hooray! I cant tell you how grateful I am - having tried every type of quitting aide including e-cigarettes before and failing miserably, I know that whatever you did has boosted my willpower. I feel better than ever and even my husbands tobacco laying around the house isn't tempting me!! Thank you so much again!

13 May 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client

I came to see Dan because I had several phobias which I felt were getting in the way of my normal life and I am so glad I did! Just a few sessions on each and I am freed!


After a horrific experience at the dentist several years ago, I was petrified at the thought of letting anyone near my teeth again. With Dan's help, I had four teeth extracted and an awkward filling done at the back of my mouth, all with minimum anxiety.


Similarly, having harboured an irrational fear of fire for most of my life, I have cowered in my house on bonfire night, avoided pubs with open fires, restaurants with candles on the table and haven't struck a match in 20 years. After just one focussed session on this with Dan, the old fear has been put into perspective and last week, I lit all the candles on my son's birthday cake. I cannot recommend this highly enough!

26 April 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client

In April 2012 I suffered what I thought was a heart attack, it turned out to be a panic attack. From then on I was gripped with anxiety on most days to the point where I was starting to let the anxiety control my life. After numerous visits to the doctors I decided that it was time to start looking for some help elsewhere and was given Dan's card.


Admittedly, I was somewhat sceptical but decided to give it a try. During our sessions Dan has helped me gradually take back control of my life. Do I still have anxiety...yes.... but Dan has taught me ways to cope and deal with it when it happens. I am now taking back control and life is a whole lot better for it. Many thanks Dan!!

23 April 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client

Although I have suffered from anxiety issues from the age of 12, I had learnt to cope with them, over the years. I came to see Dan recently when I began to experience a severe drop in my ability to cope with my panic attacks. Taking public transport and having (and enjoying) meals with friends in restaurants were two of the main things I was struggling with, and were both things I desperately wanted to "take back".


When I went to Dan the first time, I felt like a tightly wound ball of panic. He helped me to unwind myself, relax, breathe and take control again. His guidance and assurance have helped me to start taking my life back! I cannot recommend him highly enough!

14 April 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client

As you know I have given up smoking before using patches, sprays etc, and they worked. Although it was good to have given up I always looked at myself as a smoker who had quit.


The progress with the patches took months, that's how it works I know, but in that time the nicotine & smoking are still up front and centre in the mind: "I have to put another patch on." "I am having another craving time to use the spray."


Having hypnosis was a very different approach to anything I had tried before and I was not sure what to expect, or if it would work for me. I just knew I needed and wanted to give myself the best possible chance of getting rid of a habit I so disliked controlling me.


For a day or two after the hypnosis I did at times feel like something was 'missing'. But to my amazement and joy I found that I really didn't crave a cigarette, in fact I didn't really even think about them.


When they did pop into my mind or someone asked 'how's the not smoking going?' it brought a smile to my face as I was able to say or think: "I CAN HONESTLY SAY IT'S GOING REALLY, REALLY WELL. I DON'T WANT ONE. I DON'T SMOKE"


And the best part is I don't and something else...I don't think I will want/need to again, wow hey. So thank you Dan.

Mandy Pedley
10 April 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client

I knew I needed help after being on antidepressants for about 3 years and not feeling 'right' for years. I wanted to take control of my life and not have it run on tablets and found Dan on the internet.


I have had to deal with quite a number of traumatic events over the years and my parents deaths affected me greatly, more than I realised.


I always say people have 2 faces, one for the world and for the home, because you're laughing and joking doesn't necessarily mean all is right with your life.


Dan has helped me so much that now I am able to let light into my life, literally. I have gained in confidence and can now go ahead and enjoy my life. 


Thank you so much Dan.

21 March 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client

Having had problems sleeping due to my husband snoring I decided to seek help through hypnotherapy. A cousin had told me that her sleep had been improved considerably by consulting a hypnotherapist. I looked online and found a contact for Dan, a therapist who had a consulting room local to my home.


I visited Dan for a non obligatory consultation which was friendly and relaxed. This first meeting established that a series of consultations might prove to be helpful with my problem.


I had three consultations after this spread over a series of weeks. Each of these were professional and relaxing and helpful.


After each consultation I found that my sleep problem was resolving. After my third meeting with Dan I felt that I had been helped significantly and we agreed that I would get in touch if I needed further help.

I have found Dan's hypnotherapy to be most beneficial and I am pleased with the outcome.

Claire Denton
21 March 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client

In January, I suffered a panic attack. At the time I also hyperventilated and thought I was having a stroke. This left me feeling so afraid that another attack could happen at anytime. Going out of the house took so much effort as I kept worrying that I might have another episode while shopping at Tescos or any other mundane thing we normally take for granted.


I went to see a local doctor, who fortunately for me, could barely take her attention off of her computer screen and seemed not to care in the slightest how scared I was. She gave me a telephone number to call, a helpline of sorts. Not easy to do really if you can't breath at the time.


I knew a hypnotherapist was in Newmarket and decided to email him. Dan responded to the email straight away and I was booked in. I had five sessions in total and feel like my old confident self again. Dan is such a good listener and made me feel equipped to never have panic attacks sneak up on me again.


I left each session looking forward to going out and living my life. I can't say in words how grateful I am to Dan for this. I feel so fortunate that the doctor I mentioned at the beginning of this testimonial, was so unhelpful. As otherwise I may have been prescribed a lifetime of sedatives.


Dan has taught me how to enjoy my life again and be in control, for that I am truely grateful.

20 March 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client

I came to see you for help with my interview anxiety and confidence, and with a history of getting overwhelmed by nerves on the day so I didn't perform.


Our session was great, amazing actually, I carried a sense of calm with me as I walked out and it was not diminished by the chaos that met me when I got home. I managed to sort all this, do more interview prep and then get to sleep and get a reasonable night’s rest.


Still felt calm in the morning, my brain kept bringing up (great) examples of things I could use in the interview. I then went in – and it was amazing. I really took control, stayed calm, thought of relevant examples, smiled and was clear in my communication. I ‘lived’ my visualisation – kept seeing it clearly and moving towards it.


I came out of the (hour and a half, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!) interview with a smile on my face and when people asked how it had gone I replied “ really well” – never felt like that before! Two days later one of the managers who had interviewed me and was in charge of the recruitment, called me into her office to tell me that, unfortunately I hadn’t got the job – BUT she then gave me a list of gushing feedback that meant I was grinning and felt immensely proud of myself despite not getting the job.


Basically I was interviewed by two people who have known me for years, but she said I managed to shock them – I met the bar for getting the post – excelled it on some questions and I could not have done any more than I did. They were hugely impressed with my attitude and answers and surprised how much I had changed – basically I did myself proud and FINALLY nailed an interview. She even asked me what my secret was and I told her - hypnotherapy! She was sceptical but I told her if she wanted to try it I know someone I can HIGHLY recommend!


I don’t think thank you quite cuts it, but thank you so much. I know that I did a lot to help myself and some of the specific direction I took was thanks to my mentor here at work, but the execution of all of that work only worked so effectively because you managed to get me to a point where I was relaxed and confident enough to get all of it across to the interviewers – the bit about stuff coming up to the top of my mind as I needed it actually happened – I could feel it! So thank you so much – it made all the difference

13 March 2013

PLEASE NOTE: Results may vary from client to client