Reviews and Testimonials

Here are samples of some genuine reviews  and testimonials I have received from clients over the last 18 years. (Full names have been withheld for obvious reasons of confidentiality) I wonder what you might write after working with me?

Stopping Smoking and Addiction

“I started smoking at 13, and despite numerous attempts down the years to quit using various methods, I was unsuccessful for any length of time. At 36 I decided it was high time I stopped, so I turned to hypnotherapy. After one session with you, I no longer had the urge to smoke, or even to pick up a cigarette. I experienced none of the usual withdrawal symptoms or cravings, and found it very easy to stop. I have no doubt that I am now a non-smoker for life. I felt some health benefits almost immediately, and this will only get better over time – and my purse is healthier too!” C.W. Stowmarket

“Just to say thank you so much for helping me in my quest to give up smoking and cutting down on alcohol. You are a genius. I have not smoked since March (yippee) and now have little desire for my usual white wine.” C.B.Stowupland

“I want to thank you so much for the help you gave me to stop smoking. I would never have believed it could be so easy but you made me see what I was doing to myself and gave me the confidence to stop. It has been nearly three months and I feel like a new person. I have joined a gym and go 3 /4 times a week with the money I am saving from not smoking and am really enjoying exercising, my breathing is much easier and the tightness in my chest has gone. I no longer wake up in the morning coughing and seem to have a better sense of taste and my food even tastes better. It is great to know that I, and my clothes do not smell of smoke and I do not feel an outcast anymore. I cannot believe having been a smoker for 35 years that hypnotherapy would help me stop with such ease especially as I gave up for four years but craved a cigarette every time I saw someone smoke; now it doesn’t bother me when colleagues at work light up. I just know I will never smoke again. I cannot thank you enough…many, many thanks.” C.A. Bury St. Edmunds

“…we are letting you know that since our visit to you we have not had a cigarette! We are feeling very smug about it but we couldn’t have achieved this without your help. THANK YOU.” M.A. and R.D. Milton Keynes

It has been 7 months now since I came to see you for help with giving up smoking and I can report that I have not had 1 single cigarette in that time, despite working with and socialising with smokers! I have smoked on and off (mostly on!) for nearly 30 years and although I have stopped smoking 3 times, I always went back to it and never really believed that I could kick the habit completely. I tried most forms of NRT – gum, patches and tablets and although they helped with the physical cravings it was the emotional side that I needed help with – I needed my brain to be “programmed” to forget that I smoke and that is exactly how I felt after my hypnotherapy session. Despite some fairly stressful times recently when I would traditionally have started smoking again, I could draw on some of the information and scenarios that I received from you and that certainly convinced me not to start again!… thank you for giving me my life back and no longer to be “ruled” by smoking, I certainly feel much healthier and never give nicotine any thought, other than being relieved that finally I no longer need it – there is life after smoking!” L.W. Stowmarket

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Weight Loss

“I just wanted to say that the work I have done with Gavin has changed my life. I feel free for the first time and really positive. I came for help with weight loss but found my problem was deeper in the past. I have now lost over 4 stone and its thanks to your hypnotherapy I am where I am today.” S.L. Stowmarket

“20 months ago my life was so different. I was nearly 17 stone and I was so grumpy, aggressive and miserable. I didn’t think I could feel any lower. I had tried everything – or so I thought. I was handed a leaflet (about hypnotherapy) and I have never looked back. In just under 2 years everything has changed. To start with I lost 3 stone and it was easy. No diet and no telling myself,”I can’t eat that.” Then my marriage broke down and I believed I wouldn’t cope. Not only did Gavin help me keep on track with the weight loss, he also helped me through one of the hardest times in my life. Now I am 5 stone lighter and happier than I have been for a long time…I really don’t think I could have made it through the last 2 years without Gavin’s help and encouragement…If you are thinking about hypnotherapy I can whole-heartedly recommend it.” D.G-M. Stowmarket

“Our sessions have been truly amazing…I stopped eating cakes, biscuits and sweets after the first session…I am losing weight steadily as I have been able to change my eating habits.” L.H. Bury St. Edmunds

“I really want to take the opportunity to thank you for the changes you have helped me to make over the past couple of months. I have now lost over a stone and I know that I am going to be able to carry on losing weight until I reach my target. I am also confident, for the first time in my life, that I have the ability to maintain a steady weight once I reach that target. Having managed to get myself into a spiral of eating for no apparent reason, yet still desperately wanting to lose weight, I had convinced myself that I would never be able to get back down to a sensible weight, so I carried on eating the junk food I had become accustomed to, even though I knew I was just making the problem worse day by day. I was amazed that after our first session I was able to totally cut out the junk food and I found the techniques you taught me easy to follow, and a huge motivation. I am so pleased to have been able to put the negativity of years of unsuccessful dieting behind me.” K.R. Stowmarket

“I came to see you as a last resort to help me with my weight problem…you have done far more than help me on the road to steady weight loss…you gave me back my will to live, my confidence and ability to enjoy life again…thanks to your help I have not felt so good for many years…life is just wonderful…”B.W. Ipswich

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Fears, Phobias, PTSD, Panic and Anxiety Disorders

“I first wanted to say thank you for all of your help when I saw you earlier this year. After many years struggling with anxiety and emetophobia, seeing you has had an incredible impact on my day to day life. I think I said to you when we met that I felt an absolute dread that I’d never be able to escape the phobia, that I lived every day worrying that anxiety triggers would arise, and that I found it very hard to cope when they did. Incredibly, I’ve now spent the last 6 months or so with anxiety playing a much, much smaller role in my life -in fact, I often forget it completely for days on end! The phobia no longer affects what I am doing, and how I feel most of the time – since seeing you, I’ve been able to successfully hold down a full time job whilst living independently in London, and have even started running – something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’ve not cancelled any plans, called in sick to work, or stopped myself from doing something I enjoy due to anxiety at all since I’ve moved here, and am really pleased to be living a life which feels so much easier, and less inhibited then before. I really can’t thank you enough for your help.” M.O. London

“I just wanted to drop you a little note to let you know a few good things that have happened since I last saw you. We spoke about me ‘answering the call to adventure’ and I did just that. I flew to Canada for a holiday, despite my fear of flying. I thought about coming for a session but decided to push myself to use the calming techniques you had already taught me. Despite one very turbulent flight I managed to keep control of my nerves. I also check my basic human needs sheet regularly to keep on top of things and have noticed a very positive impact on my life. Thank you for all the work you did with me, my life has completely changed for the better. The dynamic of my whole family has improved so much because of you, we all recommend you to people! Hopefully many other people can gain as much from your sessions as I have.” A.B.Ipswich

“Before I came to see Gavin most of my time was spent checking things, from spiders in my bedroom, the oven being turned off to doors being locked, in the belief that if I did this checking, nothing bad would happen to me or my family. I had suffered with OCD for more than 20 years and the best decision I made was to come to see Gavin. I feel like a new woman! My head is no longer cluttered with ‘checking’ thoughts and I feel so much more confident in myself and happier. The best thing is I have more time to spend with my family and my children won’t grow up watching me checking things, so there’s no chance they will copy me.” (name/ initials withheld by request)

“Just as there was a light at the end of the tunnel, with the children all grown up, money getting easier, more time to ourselves etc., my life just seemed to stop. I became frightened of everything. I was terrified of travelling in the car, on the roads I would have panic attacks and sheer terror would take over, we couldn’t travel on the motorways, we had to poodle down the country lanes to get anywhere. Something had to be done, enough was enough – I was getting so I couldn’t/wouldn’t go out. I knew I couldn’t go on feeling like this. One phone call and four visits to Gavin is all it took to put all my fears and anxieties to rest. I feel like a different person and already I’ve done more in two weekends than I had managed to do in two or three years. This weekend we travelled over 400 miles to see our son without one moment’s panic travelling on major motorways. If I had realised someone could help me I would have made that phone call to Gavin earlier – I can only say thank you for all his help and support.” G.H. Suffolk

“I was unable to fly without a two week build-up of fast pulse, vomiting and panic spells. In the airport symptoms increased, spending most of the time in the rest rooms, gagging, vomiting, unable to concentrate to even be able to hold a conversation, eat or drink, feeling as though I would rather die. I hadn’t flown for some years and had decided that I would never fly again. After a personal recommendation I contacted you and what a change. I still really don’t know how or why things changed but I am so pleased that I made the first steps. The next flight with my husband was so good he could not believe he was flying with the same person. He could not stop remarking on how I had changed and how different I was. Calm, relaxed, taking an interest on what was going on around me, chatting, even managed to eat something in the airport and on the plane. I am sure you have helped me open doors to many more visits abroad that before I would have never believed possible.” S.H. Ipswich

“I went to see Gavin as I had suffered from vertigo in quite a disabling way for 70 years. We had 5 or 6 sessions using a combination of hypnosis and NLP and with very little preparation at home I set off for a visit to Ethiopia. I was astonished…I had my first drive through serious mountains which I could enjoy and look at the view as opposed to clinging on to the seat with whitened knuckles whilst looking fixedly at the floor. I chose to seek out a gorge near a temple I was visiting, which was the equivalent of the Grand Canyon and stood on its edge, looking down 1000 feet to the Blue Nile. This has been the most marvellous improvement in my life that I can remember. It has been almost impossible to accept that my mind-set could be so changed after so many years.C.C. Stowmarket

After months of suffering acute anxiety and not wanting to go down the route of antidepressants, I sought help from Gavin. It was the best decision I made. Gavin helped me navigate through painful memories and events in my life that I wasn’t aware were still affecting me and were in fact, underlying my anxiety…” S. K. Colchester

“I had experienced 5 months of depression, severe insomnia and panic attacks. I had even given up my job because I could not make decisions and found it difficult to leave the house. Conventional medicine was helping a little but not enough… within a few weeks…I began to feel better, my sleep improved enormously and I began to get my life back, regained my self esteem and confidence. I am now applying for jobs and can look forward to the future.” A.W. Bury St. Edmunds

“I’ve noticed that on seeing a spider I no longer feel my heart pounding or the urge to run away. I can quite happily sit in the vicinity of larger spiders, not really bothering whether they are removed or not. I used to have to watch their every move to ensure that they did not disappear from view with the possibility of returning at a later date when I would be unprepared. I have even gone as far as to catch a fairly large spider in a shoe box, something that was totally impossible previously. The difference is amazing. Before undergoing hypnotherapy I couldn’t imagine my life not being ruled by the fear of finding a spider but now it is not. It has set me free…many thanks.” A.B. Ipswich

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Confidence, Assertiveness and Performance Enhancement

“I visited you around 13 months ago because of my fear of losing (primarily in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)… Over the last 13 months I have moved BJJ clubs to an amazing club, full of world ranking and European champions. I’ve started competing again, and will be even more next year. The strangest and probably biggest change is that I gave up my small self employed garden maintenance business, and started studying food science full time at university. Passed all my exams this year, and even got a distinction of Bio Mathematics. I’m even more pleased because I had no GCSE’s at all. My education at school in my younger days was a fail, because I didn’t go. I took a massive gamble and managed to luckily blag my way onto the degree at Uni, which really paid off. So I owe you a massive thanks because it all started turning good after I saw you…I still meditate and use the self hypnosis technique you told me to use.” A.B. Stowmarket

“Just felt the need to write the following to thank you for all you have done for me so far. You have helped me find who I really am…gave me confidence to speak up, to say what I want to say instead of keeping my thoughts inside and not to worry what other people think…if I begin to get stressed or upset I hear your voice guiding me to do and think the right things.” J.G. Stowmarket

I just needed to write and tell you how well I am doing, all thanks to you…I no longer have painful memories of a very unhappy and abusive childhood...with your help I have become much more assertive and confident. I am far less angry with the world now…after therapy sessions with you I have gone through a LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE…I now feel six feet tall and able to deal with any situation that comes my way without the need of alcohol or comfort eating…thank you so much.” B.G. Stowmarket

“I would like to convey my sincere thanks for the professional help and guidance through a very difficult period in my life. The techniques which you instilled during hypnosis proved very, very effective…my life is far more relaxed and positive thanks to you.” W.M. Stowmarket

“…I can honestly put my hand on my heart and say that deciding to come and visit you was not only one of the best decisions I have made in my life, I can state that it was the best money I have ever spent. You have, and the work we have done, has made a huge positive impact on my life and I will surely be gushing about you for years to come!” N. D. Stowmarket

Just wanted to drop you a line and express my sincere thanks to you for the sessions I had leading up to my law exam for promotion within the police. The techniques which you instilled in me were of great help. When it came to the morning of the exam I was naturally nervous but the whole experience was completely calm, relaxed and focused. I did not want to judge the hypnosis by the exam result and it is clear to me that the sessions were wholly relevant and beneficial. The result of the exam however was important to me and out of the 88 candidates that sat the law exam only 16 passed. I was delighted to be informed that I was one of the 16 and that my 60%+ aim was achieved at 65% when the force average was only 45%. Great admiration to you for both aspects. Without hesitation I will be recommending your services and may I wish you every success in whatever you do.” P.B. Felixstowe

“…prior to coming to see you I think it was the lowest I have ever felt! I didn’t really want to leave the house and had no confidence. Since coming to see you I have felt the old me return, a person I had not seen in some time. I now feel able to step out of my comfort zone without panicking and am having such a good time doing things I wouldn’t have done before. Plus I don’t seem to feel sick anymore, which is fantastic!” V.R. Stowmarket

After just one session with you I passed my driving test…this was after five previous failures…I felt so relaxed and confident…thank you.” C.M. Saxmundham

“I was extremely low in self-esteem, self confidence…my girlfriend and I were finding it hard to go out and have a good time as I was getting jealous…I felt like I could not control my feelings…since my last session, four weeks ago, we have been out every weekend and had a fantastic time with no problems at all. My confidence has grown enormously and now both myself and my girlfriend feel our relationship is so much stronger…thank you very much.” S.M. Stowmarket

“A huge thank you to Gavin for his professional help and support; after just a few hypnosis sessions my perspective on life is now very positive and rewarding; the fears and anxieties are in the past, enabling me to enjoy life with enthusiasm.S.G. Stowmarket

“Hi Gavin. You won’t remember me as you see so many people but I came to see you a while back to help with my anxiety around driving and we ended up talking about lots of issues going on in my life. Just wanted to drop you a note to say I’ve been driving much more confidently (I even drive a much bigger car now, something I wouldn’t have done before) and I’ve recently given birth to a baby boy, this was a subject we touched on in sessions. So, it’s really just a belated thank you for your help in allowing me to explore the issues I was facing and giving me the confidence to deal with them head on; it made a big difference.” G.J. Colchester 

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