I am an ex-smoker – now free.
“I stopped thinking about cigarettes my thoughts were more about what I needed to do in my day. I didn’t actually want a cigarette, I realized I got no pleasure at all.
I said to my husband (who smokes), go and see Maria.”
On Self confidence:
I have found that our sessions have really helped with my anxiety and general self-confidence. I thought it would be difficult to find a single technique that works but you found me several. It was always easy, to be honest, and talk with you.
Thank you for helping me gain confidence and I will use what you have taught me for life. Thank you!
(Looking back I was) : A little relieved that I’d taken the first step. Kind of excited about trying out the new techniques and being able to talk about it for the first time where I knew someone would actually be able to help begin to quash the anxiety. Before, people were doing their best to comfort but couldn’t actually do anything to help.
Brief therapy has been good for me
Questions out to one client about the duration of her therapy:
- How many sessions did you have?
- Did you feel listened to and understood?
“I’ve had 6 sessions and have booked 2 more as follow up. Yes, I did feel listened to and understood and it showed during the recordings I had to listen to before bed.”
Disclaimer: Everybody is different – testimonial reviews are individual results and results do vary. We do not claim that they are typical results that consumers will generally achieve, the testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use our products and/or services.
Travel sickness and other anxieties abated
I wanted help with my general anxiety (and fear of travel sickness), which affected most aspects of my life. I got in touch straight away and received a lovely, reassuring response. I had been to a therapist previously but had not found talking through my problems that helpful.
As I was going to see Maria about my anxiety, I was naturally rather anxious about what the treatment would involve. Maria made me feel relaxed and reassured.
This type of cognitive hypnotherapy felt completely different as I was taught different ways of coping with my anxiety and given tools which I will be able to carry on using for as long as I need them.
I have had four sessions and I am already feeling so much better. The changes are gradual so you almost don’t notice them at first but my confidence has improved every day. Maria has been so encouraging and so happy for me as I have started to feel better.
Maria has been so encouraging and so happy for me as I have started to feel better.
…proud of what I have achieved and that is a great feeling. Thanks, Maria!
Isabelle, 22 London
Improved confidence at work and in interviews
I have found the sessions with you have been extremely useful,
I can’t always remember exactly what we discussed and sometimes struggled with keeping up with my homework.
But then I look at myself and what I have achieved – staying calm, not getting too stressed with situations, (at work) feeling more confident, speaking up in a large group or feeling more comfortable with leading my team meeting and realize that I have come a long way from where I was when I first met you.
I feel more engaged with trying to find a new position and I am now actively searching for one. I know that the right jobs don’t come up often but I am ready to apply if they do.
Whilst I have yet to trial my interview skills I at least don’t feel like I am going to be sick with the very thought of one! (more confident)
I really do feel that I have benefited greatly from my sessions with you. Thank you.
Fiona South Woodford
No more panic – these sessions have made a difference.
I have filled out the feedback section below and I have to thank you again for working with me. Your sessions have been invaluable and I have certainly noticed a difference in my anxiety and approach to certain aspects of my life.
Your sessions have been invaluable and I have certainly noticed a difference in my anxiety and approach to certain aspects of my life.
Over the (festive) holiday has been a bit stressful and I have found myself turning to your relaxation session. It’s helped a great deal.
G.S London – feedback rating results on completion of therapy
An example of a top rating – individual results may vary…
I had been clenching my jaw for 6 years!
I had no idea what to expect at my first meeting as I had never been to a therapist before. Maria talked to me for a while and explained everything very fully, which put me at ease. My issue was physical tension manifesting itself in uncontrolled clenching and chattering of my teeth, particularly during sleep. I now believe that tension in my neck and pain in my shoulders, where I have a rotator cuff injury, were being affected by this too.
The therapy is not difficult
It just needs some concentration and a bit of imagination. I was relaxed in Maria’s company so it was easy for me to open up my imagination and explore my feelings, thoughts, and emotions. In a later session, we explored the history behind my tension… I was able to make sense of the situation, where as a child I had not understood it, so I was able to let it go. This caused a noticeable physical and emotional release within me.
I had no great expectation of a quick result from my therapy; however, I was stunned to find immediate relief from my tension condition after just one session.
Two weeks went by before my next appointment. I had no more jaw ache in the mornings but also my neck and shoulders were no longer tense, aching or painful.
On very few occasions, I used the techniques Maria gave me to control my issue.
I’m in control
I am able to control things now without having to go for therapy. Sometimes I listen to a recording from Maria that helps me to relax and I use some simple anchor techniques.
I recommend Maria as a practitioner of this type of therapy and am sure it would work for many people regardless of whether their issue is physical or psychological.
BP in Romford
How I got over my phobia, a fear of Wasps
Absolutely amazing. I never thought it would be possible to even come close to conquering my wasp phobia.
With your professional, friendly and incredibly informative sessions, I feel like I can finally live a much more normal life. And even enjoy a holiday!
This is definitely the best thing I have done and would fully recommend it to anyone desperate to overcome phobias.
Sidcup in Kent
How I got my work mojo back!
I was unsure of what to expect not having had any form of therapy before, but Maria has been really fantastic.
She completely understood where my confidence issues were and managed to help get my life and career back on track.
Maria is an absolutely brilliant listener and offered some really great techniques and strategies to help me in the future.
She was also incredibly generous with her session time which made the whole experience feel sincere, meaningful and liberating.
Mark B London