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Comfort eating

Client feedback:

Just a short while ago I felt that I'd failed in my career, that I was powerless, unattractive and unworthy of a lasting relationship. My life seemed to be at a standstill while those around me were moving on.

I'd been feeling down for some time when a friend recommended Neil. Within the first counselling session he'd pieced together exactly where my feelings of inadequacy had come from and why. What he said made complete sense and utterly surprised me - immediately I recognised that others might see me in a better light than I see myself.

In a remarkably short space of time my whole attitude to life has changed. Neil's taught me how to live for the moment rather than anticipate the negative things that might happen. I'm willing to risk failure and as a result I'm far more confident. My career's looking up already and I feel attractive and positive about the future. As a result of hypnosis, my attitude to food has changed entirely and I've lost weight without any effort at all - a long habit of comfort eating has vanished overnight.

Neil's advice and encouragement have been invaluable. He's warm and welcoming and put me at ease very quickly. I can't recommend his services highly enough.

Best wishes and many thanks,

Client feedback:

I was a self-confessed workaholic, yet highly successful in my sales career but I have suffered from depression on and off for years.  For years I had pushed myself to the limits in everything I did to cover up for the lack of self-esteem and self-worth that I lacked.  I think this feeling came from the fact that I am dyslexic but was never diagnosed until I was in sixth year at school. 

I always had this feeling of not being good enough.  

I  had to be the best at what ever I did, highly competitive, number one in the company, the funniest and loudest person at any party, until I woke up to the realisation that I was 33, single and very lonely and was being something I wasn’t.

It took until that Sunday morning for me to try again to sort out my life.  Aged 33 I have tried stress management, faddy diets, spiritualist, kinesiology, homeopathic remedies, and another counsellor (who actually offered me a job, I left straight away because she was not listening to me!) anything that I could think of to try “get my self better”.

I thought there was not a lot wrong with me, I was successful, had a fantastic family, brilliant friends, the only thing I went to Neil about was to sort out my stress levels and see if I could go out at night without having to drink too much to compensate for my fear of going out.

It has taken me years to find someone like Neil, I felt very comfortable and he just asked me a few questions and then I was off,   He listened to me intently; I felt I was just waffling, going from one topic to the next with no thread to what I was saying.  However after some time Neil very calmly suggested where all my problems originated from and that I had a lot of issues to go through but we would get to the bottom of things. About 3 hours and lots of hankies later I emerged from Neil’s exhilarated.

I have always felt that there is something that has bothered me.  I have suffered from depression on and off for years however work and being successful made me blank out all of this.  Like a lot of people I threw myself into work to compensate the fact that I had no one to share my life with.  I felt so much better speaking with Neil and knew that between us we could work out a lot of stuff.

I now have my life, I feel in balance.  Work which was everything to me is now is “a job” which I will do my best for and am now happy to achieve 100% and I don’t actually need to hit 160% of target to feel good.  My manager has commented very positively in the change, delighted that I have now managed to achieve a work life balance which is so important.  

Some of my friends have taken to the change some haven’t but I think again this is natural.  All I know is that I no longer have sleepless nights, I am no longer stressed, I am no longer comfort eating (looking forward to seeing a change in my clothes!) and the feeling of being useless has gone, in fact the knot in my stomach which I have always had is slowly getting slacker and slacker.  

Neil has helped me a great deal, but it has taken a lot of work to get through it, a lot of tears but a lot of laughter too.  I am so pleased that I have taken this time for myself and invested in my future.  Although it is scary still thinking of going out, I have been doing it and the best thing is I don’t need or want to be centre of attention, at last I have been able to find the real me.  

Thank you so much Neil, you have helped me find the real me……and I quite like her now!  You’re a star.



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