" I did not know Lucy or have any link to Lucy before my initial meeting and have not been asked to write a testimonial. I have written this testimonial as seeing Lucy has been the single best thing I have ever undertaken for my well being.
I originally visited Lucy to address my severe insomnia having suffered from it for 25 years and having tried numerous alternatives including visiting the Harley Street Sleep centre, all to no avail. I was also at the time of my first visit to Lucy suffering from severe depression, anxiety and stress. Lucy has helped me address all of this.
Prior to visiting Lucy, I had read a huge book on emotional intelligence and the brain and I learnt more in the first session with Lucy about the brain and why we feel and act the way we do than I ever understood from reading the entire book. It was a truly enlightening session and it opened new possibilities for me.
Equally from this first session and the follow up activities Lucy suggested, (none onerous) my insomnia started to improve. I still wake up at night to visit the bathroom, but I don't fight for hours to get to sleep and fight to return to sleep when I do wake up.
But more than this, which is a major feat, I just think more positively and therefore act more positively and for the first time in a long time I feel in control of my life instead of just existing.
I could not have done this without Lucy, she is a lovely person, non-judgmental and as far as I'm concerned fantastic at what she does and believe me I am not easily impressed."
"Initially I went to Lucy for help because if I was on social outings or dates, where I felt awkward, I would drink to excess and get out of control. What I now know is that social anxiety has been affecting me in a lot more than those instances. The reason I know this is because over the last weeks of hypnotherapy with Lucy, I have gradually been able to face life, phone calls, social occasions, difficult situations and much much more in a calm, focused manner. I am so much happier and more in control than I could ever imagine and people are noticing the change. My thoughts are less busy and the remaining negative thoughts are more manageable. I highly recommend Lucy as a practitioner. She is kind and knowledgeable and most importantly the treatment works!"
"Six and a half months ago I started to have hypnotherapy for weight loss. I was trapped in a vicious circle of low self esteem leading to comfort eating leading to ever growing weight gain. I felt addicted to sweets and chocolate and unable to go a day without them. Since having regular hypnotherapy sessions I no longer have any cravings at all which has never happened before. My weight has steadily fallen and so far I have lost 5 stone in weight. I feel happy and confident for the first time in years. I can't thank Lucy enough and would thoroughly recommend anyone who is struggling with weight issues to try hypnotherapy with Lucy."
"I came to you three months ago with a drinking problem which I believed could be quickly resolved through targeted treatment. You helped me to understand that to achieve a lasting improvement, a more holistic approach was required. You introduced me to your remarkably subtle but powerful approach which felt natural and instinctive and in which I felt in control at every stage. You have mentored me through the largest period of personal and emotional change in my life, guiding me towards a new way of thinking and feeling in which I have resumed my position at the centre of my own life. You have supported me with sensitivity and intelligence, and helped me to find the tools I needed to make major changes in my life with confidence, control and positivity. I come to the end of our therapy sessions as a fundamentally different, and altogether better person."
"I think people were starting to give up with me ever trying new foods again, I had so many negative comments from people saying how I was now an adult and had no hope of changing and I started to believe them myself, I started to believe I was going to live the rest of my life with my bad eating habits, I thought I would lose my girlfriend because she wouldn't want to put up with my food habits, I started believe I would die at a young age because I didn't have a healthy balanced diet. But with Lucy's help I've been able to change, I was shocked when I first started eating new things, not just little bites but actually enjoying the new taste and textures of everything, which for me was a massive step, something that I wasn't able to do before. Lucy has had a massive impact on my life and the lives of my family who can now have dinner with me normally and I don't have to eat different to everyone else. I can also go out with meals with my girlfriend or my friends and eventually when I have children, they don't have to grow up seeing their dad be so fussy because I wouldn't ever want them to pick up my bad habits. Most important of all, I can feel normal and I don't have all the worries I did before, I can put them behind me, I can finally be the person I want to be and I feel myself becoming more confident everyday and since I started hypnotherapy everyone around me can see how much more relaxed I am. Visiting Lucy was perhaps the best decision of my life, I would highly recommend her to anyone needing to make a change in their life."
fear of dogs
"I had been scared of dogs for as long as I can remember. My phobia interfered with my profession, and my day to day life. A recent incident occurred when I was unable to step in and help my partner because of the presence of a dog, and this concentrated my mind and made me seek help.
Thanks to Lucy, I am now able to visit work sites where there may be dogs without any anxiety whatsoever, and enjoy country walks without fearing that there might be a dog around every corner.
I would strongly recommend hypnotherapy, it is pleasant and relaxing, and Lucy is kind and friendly. It made perfect sense to me as the techniques Lucy used were logical and easy to grasp, she explained the science behind it which was important to me and her enthusiasm for the workings of the brain just won me over."
A few months ago, I felt stuck in a rut. I had an idea of what I wanted my life to be like but it wasn't happening and although I didn't feel really bad, I did feel a bit fed-up and disappointed in myself. By chance I listened to a radio programme where someone had used hypnotherapy to make a huge behaviour change that lasted for the long-term. It was the words on Lucy's website, that really resonated, namely:
Are you anxious, feeling out of control, worrying that life is passing you by and that you are not the person that you want to be? Do you feel that you know what you should be doing but just can't motivate yourself to do it? Well, you are in the right place.
This was describing me to a tee. I did feel like my issues were classic "first world problems" though but I never felt Lucy judged me or anything like that, just that we could work together to make positive changes. She helped me get clear what it was I wanted to change and what difference that would make to me.
It's been a couple of months of weekly sessions now and an observer would be quite astonished at the positive effects that have already happened. I've started to live the type of life I want to and I feel so much more positive about the future. I see it that Lucy works with me to allow the "me I want to be" to show up every day instead of just occasionally. I know this is just the start though and I will be back to write more next January after a year of putting this into practice consistently.