Client Testimonials

I booked 5 sessions to get some help with managing anxiety. I was initially a little skeptical but willing to try something new because anxiety was taking over my life. Lorraine was so friendly and understanding, even from the first email I sent and telephone consultation. It was really helpful to discuss some of the issues I was dealing with with no judgement at all.The techniques I learned have made a huge difference and I feel a lot more in control and able to make conscious decisions about what I want from my life. I have a much more positive outlook now and would definitely recommend Lorraines therapy to anyone.

Jen Danielle

I found the support with Lorraine absolutely invaluable. I completed 5 sessions around general anxiety and feel I got out way more than I expected from the sessions. Lorraine is kind, empathic and a good listener. I felt heard and understood during the sessions and came away armed with both validation and practical tools to help me manage distressing thoughts in between sessions. Thank you so much Lorraine.

Rach M

I was a little apprehensive to have therapy and I think I didn’t know what to expect. When you have anxiety having the thought of getting help is daunting itself. Lorraine’s therapy has taught me the importance of self-care and how to manage my anxiety and respect it. It’s not something you can entirely get rid of but with Lorraine’s help she teaches you how to control these situations and live your life more freely. If you think you have anxiety and need help, please don’t wait because someone like Lorraine will help you

KR

I suffered with anxiety for many years; prescribed medication only treated the top layer, I've tried many ways to conquer this condition, psychiatrist, psychologists, acupuncture, I didn't feel any these treatments beneficial.

As an alternative, I looked into Hypnotherapy, on completion of my research; I decided to pursue this as a course of treatment.

I met Lorraine, during our 1st consultation, Lorraine allowed me to explain what difficulties I was experiencing without interrupting, on conclusion of our 1st meeting, Lorraine had explained a programme we'd explore with future sessions, allowing me to manage my condition, subsequent sessions really made a huge difference how I was able to bring my condition under control.

I'm a lot further forward now, based on Lorraine's techniques and experience as a Hypnotherapist.

Without Lorraine's professional assistance, I'd have been stuck in the black hole I've been in for many years.

I'm indebted to Lorraine for the advice and support given to me.

PC

What is the one thing you would say about working with Lorraine?

Please give it a try it's worth the money if you get a better quality of life from it.  It worked for me and you have nothing to lose :-)

Charlotte Phillips

Lorraine has helped me re-focus when I was allowing one aspect of my life to detract from all the rest. She showed me relaxation techniques that calmed my mind, helped me relax, start meditation for the first time and benefit from seeing how my thoughts were taking me down an unhelpful route.  

 

Lorraine has such a calming, professional manner. Her knowledge and compassion informs her approach. I felt at ease with Lorraine from the moment I met her. I was able to talk to her about various incidents in my life that I felt were still having an impact on me.

 

Lorraine showed me several approaches to Mindfulness and helped me find the ones that suited me. I also experienced the "havening" technique through Lorraine and found this calming and beneficial. 

I feel my time with Lorraine has benefited me so much. She has helped me become more aware of my thoughts, has given me coping mechanisms, created an awareness for me of the benefits of meditation and helped me rediscover my values and motivation. I feel so glad I made the initial contact with Lorraine and was able to benefit from her approach and experience in this field. 

I am really glad I took that step to pick up the phone to call.  Picking up the phone was the hardest part.

Pamela

I would 100% recommend Lorraine's services to anyone suffering from any kind of mental health issue, especially low mood.  She is kind empathetic and understanding.  It takes a lot of work on your part to keep up the practice, but the sessions are very effective in themselves.  I would also recommend her hypnotherapy services to anyone who struggles with binge-eating.

Laura

I was given Lorraines contact details by a relative, and was pretty apprehensive in giving therapy a try to begin with. After struggling with my mental health for a number of years, and finding it hard to talk and face certain aspects of my life, I agreed to try something different for the sake of everyone else’s concerns. I was extremely skeptical about therapy and as it was something I had never experienced before, and didn’t feel it would help me. I was completely wrong!!


From the initial phone call Lorraine made me feel at ease and I eventually found it easier to open up, Lorraine listens and understands and the exercises and methods we worked through together have made such a massive difference to me as a person and the way I see things already, and I finally feel able to move forward and have a more positive future. It is a process you must work with Lorraine on, and of course it will not “cure” you altogether but the whole process has given me ways of coping that I would never have tried before or even known about if it wasn’t for Lorraine’s expertise and knowledge in what she does. I honestly can’t thank Lorraine enough, I know this is the start of a more positive future and getting therapy is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Thank you so much Lorraine, you have been amazing.

Kirsty

“Learning Mindfulness and relaxation techniques really helps me deal with my stressful job.  Re-assessing my values has also helped by giving me direction which has helped add a feeling of value and meaning to my life.”

"After going through one of the worst experiences of my life I kept just trying to carry on telling everyone I’m ok I’m ok! I convinced myself that I was ok when clearly I wasn’t! I hid my feelings put them right into the back of my head and put a great big guard up to the world thinking that it was ok to do that! It was never going to last like that so when it all came to a head and I literally broke down I knew I needed some help with letting go and moving forward! That’s when I turned to Lorraine and the havening technique, of course I was nervous going to someone who had no idea what had happened I felt uneasy and uncomfortable but Lorraine immediately took that all away with her kindness and warmth! She made me feel at ease from the start which I was so thankful for! Lorraine made it so easy for me to talk about what was happening as I was at first concerned with showing my feelings to a stranger but actually that helped a lot the fact that she wasn’t someone who knew me well! Lorraine made me see that me hiding my feelings was actually the worst thing I could do and she helped me to let go of my feelings and know that actually it’s ok to be scared and it’s ok to be sad after what happened! She also made me realise that keeping myself away shutting myself down wasn’t going to change my anxiety and my fears in fact it made them worse! Using the havening technique Lorraine has changed my life more than she will ever know I’m much more relaxed and not so anxious anymore I cannot thank Lorraine enough for what she has done and I would definitely recommend her and the havening technique for anyone who is in need of it.

Thank you so much for everything Lorraine xx"

Emma Winwood

“I was experiencing panic attacks during exam situations and found the whole exam period very stressful which was unusual for me.  Lorraine helped me understand my thoughts and develop relaxation techniques and strategies that I could use when I started to feel stressed.  She also has enabled me to understand why I put myself under so much pressure and I now feel strong enough mentally to address this.”

 “After experiencing a number of challenging situations in my life I felt that my feelings were getting out of control which has led me to feeling increasingly anxious. Constantly worrying about “What ifs” and “maybes”, became an obsession and made me become so wrapped up in negative thoughts it was stopping me enjoying my life.

Lorraine was recommended to me, so I took the plunge and called her for an informal chat. Lorraine was non-judgemental and explained a couple of ways she may be able to help.

 

I now consider myself to be at a better point in my life, Lorraine has taught me some coping strategies  which help me rationalise my thought process, recognise those thoughts for the “negative thoughts” that they are and learn to deal with them.

 

I think in life we all come across situations we can’t change, Lorraine has taught me how to accept these, instead of beating myself up, and blaming myself.”

Gaina Sears

What have you found most helpful in our work together?

Learning new skills to notice when I am having negative/unhelpful thoughts, my mind often gets carried away and these skills help me to ground myself again.  I use them every day.

What have you found most difficult in our work together?

I found the psycho sensory therapy session to be quite difficult but I was happy to give it a try.  I have noticed results after this session , I don't feel I am as stressed or anxious.  I also found it difficult with some of the exercises because my brain is constantly ticking but I have found I have gotten better with the skill.  

All in all, the sessions have been excellent.

What is the biggest change you have experienced since starting work together?

I was beginning to get extremely drained from all the anxiety and worry I was experiencing.  This was also leading to be becoming physically sick.  I'm naturally an anxious person and worrier, however since an unfortunate experience last year this was getting out of hand and affecting the way I lived my life.  Since working together, I have noticed that I am starting to feel more back to myself again.

What is the one thing you would want to tell a family member, friend or colleague about the experience?

That I am feeling the benefits of the experience and that I put my full trust in Lorraine.

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Mindfulness Course  Testimonials

What did you most enjoy about the course?

Honestly - everything!

What is the one thing you would want to tell a family member, friend or colleague about the experience?

How wonderful the experience has been and they should try it!

Margaret 

What did you most enjoy about the course?

Total relaxation.  The feeling of floating, feeling that nothing is supporting me.

What is the one thing you would want to tell a family member, friend or colleague about the experience?

How mindfulness can help look at problems in a different way, allow you not to spend all time worrying about issues in your lives.

Jenny

What did you most enjoy about the course?

The whole experience, taking time out, meeting new people

What is the one thing you would want to tell a family member, friend or colleague about the experience?

To try to keep an open mind

Ellen 

What did you most enjoy about the course?

I enjoyed the whole of this programme - its really helped me to ground and focus on the important things in life.

What is the one thing you would want to tell a family member, friend or colleague about the experience?

Do it, it will change your life!

Mel

 

"Excellent course.  Thoroughly enjoyed it and will take a lot away."

Ceris Thomas

 
 
"Really enjoyed learning mindfulness and using it at home.  Would recommend it."
Alix Rainbow
"I have really enjoyed this course, it has given me ways to relax and unwind, and having dealt with tough times during the course the methods learnt have really helped me deal with the situations much better!"
Steph Lewis
 "Brilliant course, very useful for relaxation, easing stress and anxiety."
Laura Pickering

Lorraine has been a wonderful therapist for me. She is very approachable and makes you feel at ease. She helped me with a long standing issue of health anxiety and gave me tools to help me manage my problem. I would certainly recommend this very professional and knowledgeable lady to anyone needing support. I can't thank her enough for the way she changed my life. If you are reading this please don't keep battling alone. Lorraine speaks to you over the phone initially with no commitment so you can make a decision after speaking. I highly recommend her.

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