How I Boosted My Confidence and Self-Esteem: client success stories

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Would you like to boost your confidence and self-esteem? What about finding out how to improve performance in sport, education, business and the performing arts?

Hypnotherapy helps you tap into your unlimited potential, feel naturally better about yourself, and up your game both personally and professionally.

On this page, we’ll look at a sample of testimonials from people I’ve helped over the years, showing what’s possible when hypnosis is used.

how to boost confidence, self-esteem and performance with hypnosis
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Client success stories in confidence, self-esteem, and performance enhancement

No more fear of losing

sports award Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Jitsu

“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.” 


Stowmarket, Suffolk

Overcoming exam nerves and improving performance

smiling man after passing law exam with hypnosis

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.”


Felixstowe, Suffolk

Feeling more assertive and speaking up for myself

“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, Suffolk

Life is far more relaxed and positive

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, Suffolk

Able to deal with any life situation

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, Suffolk

RELATED CONTENT: 10 Steps to Being More Assertive – online course

Driving with more confidence

driving confidence with hypnosis

“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.” 


Colchester, Essex

The old confident me has returned

“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, Suffolk

RELATED CONTENT: The Hero’s Journey: how to step out of your comfort zone and handle uncertainty

Passing driving test

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, Suffolk

Best money I have ever spent

“…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, Suffolk

No more jealousy

young couple holding red balloons

“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.”


Stowmarket, Suffolk

RELATED CONTENT: How neediness, jealousy and insecurity destroys relationships

New perspectives on life and enthusiasm

“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, Suffolk

Self-belief and singing in public

woman in pink dress singing in public

“I just had to email you and share this with you as without our sessions I don’t think this would ever have happened!

When I first saw you, you asked me what my dream was and I said I’d love to sing but it’s never going to happen because of my anxiety. I hadn’t sung since I was about 15 but if I had a magic wand I’d love to go back to singing.

Well last weekend I performed to a full house at Ipswich Corn Exchange!! In January this year (2019) I joined Pop Chorus, a rock/pop choir and haven’t looked back…I don’t like being on the front row and have shares in rescue remedy lol but I’ve sung at a wedding, local fetes, live on radio Suffolk and the Suffolk Show…

Thank you for everything so far, and for helping me to believe in myself.” K.B. Ipswich


Ipswich, Suffolk

What success story would you like to write?

After reading these testimonials you might be wondering how hypnosis actually works. Check out unlock your potential and how to boost your confidence in 15 minutes.

If you’re interested in online courses, take a look at 10 Steps to Solid Self-Esteem.

But here’s the thing…

In what ways would you perform differently in a personal or professional capacity if you had more confidence?

Find out more about hypnotherapy and how it could help you in a Free Online Discovery Session.

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To help maintain the privacy of my clients I have borrowed images of people from the public domain (Creative Commons) on this page. In order of appearance, the testimonial images are by Clube Da Luta, Philip Larson, ifranz, and Det64 respectively.

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