I wanted to write and thank you, for well, changing my life. I don’t think you will really ever completely understand what you have done for me.
I have suffered from a needle phobia all my life and simple blood test would reduce me to panic and tears, I would be sobbing like a child and hyper ventilating just with sheer panic over the thought, even driving to the doctors I would start to cry just knowing what was to come.
In 2012 I was diagnosed with Breast cancer, the next year would be picc lines chemotherapy blood tests operations and injections, yes!. All I could think about was how many needles and how was I going to cope through the needles the cancer worry was almost secondary.
I came to see you as you talked me through a technique which you thought might help I was all ears anything to help me get over this I was a 44 year woman crying like a baby something had to be done! I understood the theory BUT, after all these years I wasn’t convinced words and one session was ever going to be so life changing.
After one session with you where we address the needle phobia I said I have a blood test in 2 days, off I went to the hospital no tears on the journey then I had my tissues ready and nothing, no tears, no panic!!!! To be honest after the blood test was done I cried with tears of joy so the tissue did come in handy.
Unfortunately the end of last year I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and yes again, here we go with the picc lines, CT and MRI contrast cannulas, blood tests and I am happy to say I face them all without a tear. The stress I went through had all vanished the journey to the hospital no tears. I am still having on going treatment but I can say not a tear has been shed and no needle panics nothing.
So again I would like to thank you and I truly mean it you have changed my life in such a way I am able to deal with a needle so I am calmer and that’s a huge benefit to me and my medical condition, as they say stress is never good for you. I would say to any one however big or small there phobia or panics are to visit you as you are truly a life changer and I for one will never be able to thank you enough
As a doctor, I felt skeptical, even suspicious about the use of complimentary therapies. Unless there was a tablet I could throw at the situation, I wasn't interested.
That is, until, I found myself in the unfortunate (though enlightening) position of being the patient, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I started seeing Renie at my local cancer support centre upon the suggestion of a Macmillan nurse. I was highly anxious and felt very bleak at the time.
When I started hypnotherapy with Renie, I was surprised that the effect was dramatic and immediate, but also cumulative. I found the experience positive and calming and left each time with a sense of wellbeing. I continue the visualisation techniques at home even now.
Renie tailored each session to my evolving needs and concerns. I had mentioned, for example, that I had a suggested a session of BWRT in the week before my operation. As I left the session I felt grateful Renie had tried to address the issue, but I was not convinced it would help. To my amazement I lay on the operating table 5 days later feeling completely calm!
I am now waxing lyrical to my doctor colleagues about the advantages of this sort of therapy in the holistic treatment of the whole person. I could not have hoped for a better therapist than Renie. She is sensitive, positive, professional and approachable- a calming voice of hope during a very tough time.
Thank you very much for your help. I am enclosing a testimonial for use on your website.
I came to see Renie for help with confidence and dealing with anxiety issues stemming from the past. I had an initial consultation and and then three other sessions. In the first session I was taught a tapping technique to deal with anxiety, I found it very useful to have a physical technique to focus on when I found myself feeling anxious. Interestingly I have only had to use it a couple of times so far.
For the second session I had some timeline therapy which I had not heard of before and found intriguing. I really enjoyed the process of this therapy especially the visual imagery in my minds eye, and I felt that it was a very therapeutic technique dealing with five different key emotions. I do feel as if I have put to rest the negative effects of these emotions stemming from my past.
The most enjoyable by far was the hypnotherapy session to instil confidence. I felt the most truly relaxed I have felt for a long time. I have done meditation myself but having someone’s voice to listen to was extremely relaxing. I also enjoyed the visual imagery during this session.
I would highly recommend visiting Watford Therapy if you want to invest some time and energy into yourself and help yourself deal with personal issues.
Thank you Renie.
I hope you are well? Sorry it's taken a while to come back to you, I've been in lovely Spain!
Before having Watford Therapy sessions I knew what my goal was, but I wasn’t sure of how to get there. Renie was thorough and touched on a lot of areas to ensure she could best understand how to help me achieve my goals.
As she offers such a wide range of services, she could use different techniques to achieve the best results and find which one worked best for me.
We ended our sixth session on hypnotherapy and that, coupled with other different sessions, achieved amazing results and I feel so much better; I would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone.
Mary came to see me with a phobia of flying. After working with her over a few sessions, she went on holiday. This is an email received after her return.
Sorry I didn't contact you sooner. Just to let you know I coped very well on the aeroplane. Thank you for your help.
I hope you're well.
I know it's been a while since our last contact. Things have been busy at work and I have just got back from a weeks leave in Cape Verde which was lovely.
With regards to my darts, things are still moving in the right direction and I even made a final of a competition a few weeks back. I was just wondering if its too late to take you up on your offer of running through my hypnotherapy session free of charge as per your below email. I found my concentration going during the final I got to and feel that it would help me.
No problems if I've left it too late.
As promised here is how I did yesterday.
I was drawn out against Suffolk’s best placed player in their team. After feeling sorry for myself I started to practice and felt really good going into my game.
I play outstanding in the first 2 legs to go 2 up. I had a chance to win 3-0 but missed and the next thing I knew it was 2-2. Now the old me would have dropped my head and lost but I stayed positive and played a great last leg to win 3-2. I felt so calm up on that stage.
Let's hope this is the start and I thank you for all your help. If the offer of follow up sessions for Groupon is still £17 I think it may help to have another one next month.
Thank you again for your help.
I just wanted to let you know I passed my exam WITH MERIT!!! I'm so happy. Everything went so well, we had a great week, except for having to do a live session in front of the whole group of 20 - not my favourite thing to do, but once I got that out of the way I studied like a demon.
Everything you said helped so much, the hypnosis was such a big factor in helping me reach my goal and I found the night before and the morning of the exam went without a glitch, almost took on a smooth running of its own, I'm usually a bit panicky about pressurised situations but due to the hypnosis I was calm, collected and confident about the exam.
I went to bed early, got up in time, got to the exam early (I'm not usually good about leaving enough time) with time to spare and have a cup of tea which meant I was really calm and happy. The future success imagery definitely got to the right place for me, the feeling of telling my friends and family about my success stuck a strong cord for me - definitely the carrot rather than the stick way to success.
Anyway, I would love to see you again in the new year for the next phase of taking this forward as I'm still apprehensive about how to go about setting up in practice - need a confidence 'you can do it' boost from you. I am so grateful to you for your help and feel you played a big part in this for me. I also feel you just 'got me' straight from the start which was very comforting and made our sessions very enjoyable.
Many thanks for all your help.