Please note that I am CNHC Registered and as a NCH Hypnotherapist this only allows testimonials if I can provide proof they are genuine, and that the client has given permission for them to be on the website.
"I first discovered Jo a few years ago while going through a very stressful time in my life when I was feeling anxious and had difficulty sleeping. I attended a hypnotherapy course which really helped me to feel calm and sleep better. I still see Jo on a regular basis for reflexology which I love, I find it soothing and always leave feeling calm and refreshed. I would highly recommend Jo she's amazing!" ML
"Jo made me feel comfortable from the word go. I found it easy to discuss my problem, get to the route of it, and then move on from it quite quickly. In a nutshell, Jo gave me a new way of looking at what I thought was a problem, which now no longer bothers me. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking positive change." DW
"Jo is an excellent therapist, very thorough in her aim to identify and meet the needs of her clients. Her sessions and techniques were very useful and extremely helpful within my particular situation and her relaxation scripts beneficial for use at home and after individual sessions. I would recommend Jo highly to friends and colleagues as her sessions certainly met my individual needs." AK
"Jo is a highly skilled therapist and she put me at ease right from the start. By using gentle questioning she was able to support me in thinking about a difficult subject. I felt very cared for and that Jo gave me the space to make connections and gain some valuable insights." ZA
"I feel in different space to when I contacted Jo. More grounded and balanced. The presenting anxiety is much more manageable. I feel that the treatment was successful.
I liked some of the techniques Jo suggested to use when anxiety hits. I very much enjoyed the hypnotherapy and NLP session and found this to be effective. I was surprised at what came to mind at such times and how deep the process went. I also enjoyed the MP3 recordings which I used to enhance and deepen the impact of the sessions in the weeks that followed." DC
When I came to see Jo I was in quite a bad way and unable to find a way through my severe anxiety. While everything wasn’t immediately fixed, she gave me enough building blocks to manage the panic attacks and anxiety so I could start to manage my life a little more than I had been able to the previous 3 months.
I found a safe space within Jo’s sessions where I didn’t feel judged and could be very honest. Because of that I found it easier to settle into the sessions and really work hard to manage my anxiety. TK
"Since our sessions for confidence, I have been offered the job from the last 2 interviews I’ve had. So fantastic results. I listened to my recording every other day and I think it’s been really effective for me." MB
"Jo took the time to listen carefully to what I said and gently encouraged exploration during my coaching session. This supportive approach helped me uncover issues that were holding me back in my career, and allowed me to make a plan moving forward. Since the session, I have felt much more comfortable executing the various stages of the plan we came up with, and I feel confident about the progress I am making. Coaching with Jo has been a valuable experience." RM
"I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my lack of self confidence. I felt you showed kindness, compassion and understanding and helped improve my confidence levels very quickly. I have now achieved things I never thought I would. Thanks to your knowledge and professional approach I now understand the link between the past and what’s been happening in my life." LS
"I was a bit apprehensive about whether cognitive hypnotherapy could help with my issue, but Jo really knows her stuff and everything she said made so much sense. Jo is really easy to talk to, which was really important to me. I felt totally comfortable with her, and will definitely be seeing her again next time I need a bit of help." VW
"I can’t believe the difference in my sleeping! Only one sleepless night since I saw you and that was because I was worried about the cat. I don’t even need to use the tapes. Amazing! Thank you so much." AV
"I am happy to report that I am sleeping much better and have not had a night where I have woken in the middle of the night since our last session. Additionally, I am enjoying my job much more and I feel more confident. This has had a positive impact on my home life and relationship as well." AE
Fears & Phobias
"I cannot emphasise enough how much you have helped me get back on track with my fear of being in the car as a passenger and driver. You are so approachable and caring always keeping in touch to see how things are going and I personally always felt special in your company despite the fact that you are seeing many clients on a daily basis. I would have no hesitation recommending you highly." PM
“I just wanted to let you know I went to Spain for a week, I was so happy and although I didn’t see any lizards I wasn’t scared. Thank you for working a miracle even though I haven’t seen a rat or lizard I am calm and totally not scared. Again thanks looks like you have given me freedom again.” RP
"Jo helped me tremendously during my journey through infertility, and equipped me with the tools to increase feelings of calm and relaxation and remove limiting beliefs that may be hindering conception. It has been 13 months since my first session with Jo - and I am now 16 weeks pregnant. Thanks, Jo for all your support!" JC
"When I met Jo we had been trying for a baby for 14 months. I was initial looking at her support for relaxation as I wasn’t sleeping very well and was quite stressed. Through reflexology and hypnosis, Jo helped me relax in a new way.
She gave me a relaxation and fertility imaginary MP3 to listen to. This changed my sleep pattern very quickly and I began to feel more relaxed. Then amazingly after a couple of sessions I found I was pregnant naturally, my husband was amazed and was certain that my pregnancy had everything to do with Jo’s treatment. The only thing I had done different was her sessions." RF
"Having not tried hypnotherapy before I used it for for anxiety to support my fertility issues. I was very much reassured by Jo’s calm and professional approach which put me at ease straight away. I very much enjoyed the treatment and I would highly recommend Jo." SB
"I have carried some personal beliefs and negative feelings from the past with me since childhood which I felt might have a negative effect on my IVF treatment. Jo has helped me to change my beliefs and think more positively and to feel more positive about my IVF journey and the future.
Following each of our sessions Jo has sent me a personalised MP3 recording of the hypnosis part of the session. I have found this particularly beneficial as I have been able to listen to the session again at a time convenient to me and this enables me to reinforce things in between sessions. In general it has helped me with relaxation and to move forwards on what has been a long and emotional journey for me." JH
"I went to Jo for hypnosis for fertility and stress relief at work. After my initial session I felt much calmer and relaxed. I now feel much more in control at work and feel a lot less stressed. I cannot recommend Jo enough, she has made going to work almost a pleasure!" SH
"I saw Jo for nail biting which I had been doing since childhood. I did notice changes after our first session. My nails are now growing, and I’ve no interest in them at all, which is great. First time in my life I don’t look at them all the time and look for imperfections and that is making the difference too!" AZ
"Jo is an approachable and caring Cognitive Hypnotherapist who you can rely on to always have your best interests at heart. She has a thorough knowledge and understanding of Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP and I highly recommend her if you are seeking to make changes in your life." TB
"Jo helped me to break a smoking habit which I had had for thirty years. Within a couple of sessions she explored the background which gave rise to it in the first place and helped me to understand why I continued with it. With her support it was then easier to break the habit. The download which she sent me to listen to at home, which was tailored to my particular issues, was really helpful and encouraging. I would certainly recommend Jo – she helped me to achieve a real breakthrough." HJ
"Since undertaking hypnotherapy with Jo, I haven’t even considered smoking. I feel confident and positive about not needing cigarettes anymore. Jo really took time to understand my personality and the reasons for which I smoke, so she could tailor the session for me. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed so the whole thing seemed really easy. Although I haven’t needed it its great to know I have a recording of the hypnosis to listen to again. Thank you so much Jo!" LT
"I am making positive changes every week, my confidence has improved. Losing over 9kg in about 6 weeks, which is a lot more than I expected - I bake and I started seeing friends more often. I am the most proud of the fact that I have been to the swimming pool twice this week (first time in 2 years!) and I didn’t care what people thought about my appearance. It doesnt feel like I’m forcing myself to do things, it all comes naturally to me." KK
"Jo is very considerate and caring. My treatments were initially for weight loss and insomnia, however Jo was more than happy to explore other issues that came to light. Her patience and expertise with the topics have been very beneficial to me and I would recommend Jo in a flash for anyone who felt they needed some help.
Jo creates tailored sessions that are adapted for you with a combination of face-to-face sessions, practical exercises and downloads that you can listen to at home. The treatment has been of great value to me personally, I would encourage you to keep an open mind, as it is a very practical treatment that offers individuals a huge personal benefit…so go on give it a try." YK
“I am finding changes in my thought processes. It’s slightly weird but satisfying and relaxing. I’m not having an internal fight over food selection, just naturally choosing better options. Someone offered me a slice of birthday cake at work, which I declined as I had no real urge or desire for it. It’s refreshing. Although I’ve had the odd packet of crisps with my lunch time sandwich at work…I haven’t bought any and haven’t thought of buying them at other times. I have looked at them in the supermarket and then it’s passed. I’m not so anxious either, which is a relief. “ JK
“I have not eaten any chocolate since I came to see you, almost 6 weeks ago. I have also not eaten any cakes. My blood sugars have dropped a lot and so I have cut down on my insulin. I am delighted with my own progress and I would like to say thank you to you for helping me. I am still listening to one of my tapes every night, and I will continue to do so for as long as I can.” CB
“It now two months since I saw Jo and I have noticed that my tastes have changed, which I wasn’t expecting. I now enjoy eating vegetables again, and don’t crave huge bowls of pasta. When I do have carb-based meals, I have at least half the quantity that I used to, and feel full on smaller amounts.
This has helped me lose the weight that I struggled to shift without feeling like I am missing out or struggling. Whether this is because my food patterns have changed, or because I have extra motivation this time, I don’t know. However, I am sure the hypnotherapy sessions helped with both of these factors. So in conclusion, I would say that my goals were exceeded, so thank you.” JH