Trauma and Anxiety (Teenager)

I have included below a review I have just been sent by a parent and son I have been working with recently which included the Rewind Technique and x5 Solution Focused Hypnotherapy sessions. 

 Parent review (Mum) 

I cannot thank Charlotte enough for the support she has given my teenage son. The trauma he experienced when he was younger has been laid to rest using Charlotte’s ‘Rewind technique’. He’s found the social aspect of life at school hard for many years but with Charlotte’s help he has started to see things differently and gradually built his confidence and self-esteem so he’s finally starting to see himself as the awesome young man we know he is. From the very beginning she really seemed to ‘get’ him. Only wish we’d heard about Charlotte sooner! She’s wonderful.  

Son Review 

I really appreciate Charlotte not only helping me with difficult experiences in my past, but also helping me become more confident in myself and be happier day to day even when things are difficult. She made the sessions easy because she was easy to talk to and I felt like she understood everything I was saying which no one before had really been able to do. Thank you, Age 15

Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Autism

In common with many young people with Autism, my son has bouts of depression. However, turning 18 and becoming an “adult” hit him hard and he went to a very dark place. Charlotte has been amazing, he is now back to his bright self and even more confident and ready to try different things than ever before. Without Charlotte I really don’t know if he would still be here. That’s not over exaggerating. Using Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, she has been able to gently show him his own strengths and prepared him to face the future. He still listens to the recording every day and Charlotte has given him the skills to communicate with others like never before. I cannot recommend Charlotte highly enough. Elizabeth

Hypnobirthing

A big thank you to Charlotte for all her support in the run up to the birth of our daughter Rosie. I had 1-2-1 support with Charlotte which included visualisations, breathing exercises and downloadable MP3’s which I listened to both at home and during the early stages of labour.

Charlotte enabled me to have the best birth which I was able to achieve through a pool birth and a little gas and air. The calming atmosphere, breathing techniques and visualising the birth I wanted, helped me to deliver Rosie naturally, calmly and without causing stress to her or myself. I would recommend her to others seeking to bring their baby into the world in a calm and natural way.

Fear/Phobia Thunder

Just wanted to say a big ‘THANK YOU’. We have just put all your hard work to the test today and I can’t believe it has worked!! It has been at the back of my mind all day to check the weather as I was aware there may be storms. I have resisted telling myself that if a storm comes it will come, and no amount of checking will change that. I was looking out of the window when I saw a big flash of lightening. I kept calm, I didn’t run or hide. I have just carried on as normal. I still have butterflies in my tummy and a little nervous feeling but I am SO PROUD of myself today. Thank you so much for helping me beat this!

General Therapy

After suffering a traumatic neurological disorder last summer which left me immobilised. I spent months going through the NHS system expecting to be cured. Eventually I was tired of being referred on and waiting for weeks and months for appointments, I received no help at all. My progression was very slow. Eventually I decided to take the matter into my own hands and looked into therapy. I found Charlotte and thank goodness I did. At the first appointment, I arrived using the walking frame that I’d needed for over 4 months. I came home and never used it again moving on to a walking stick which I gradually used less. I had 9 treatments and was able to walk unaided. I cannot put into words how very happy I am. Please don’t hesitate if you need help. I have my life back. Marilyn, Paignton.

Insomnia

I spoke with Charlotte as I had been struggling to get any quality sleep for a number of years and I was running out of ideas on how to improve my sleeping (having tried all the usual ways). Charlotte suggested that I have a free and no obligation consultation with her, so she could determine if she may be able to help. I must admit I was sceptical, but felt that getting better sleep was needed and was willing to give it a go. Following the free consultation, Charlotte explained that she felt she could help me,
as well as why she thought this and how she could do it. In short, this was a form of ‘trance’ to help me change my mind-set and allow me to properly relax and gain more (and better) sleep, as well as improving other aspects of my life such as decision making and control.
Once again I was sceptical of this, I’ve never really believed in hypnotherapy or even heard of this ‘trance’ method. I am pleased to say that after session 3, it was becoming clear that not only was I starting to sleep better and for longer, but I was getting up earlier and felt more energetic. This trend continued until after about 7 or 8 sessions, when
Charlotte said that she felt I didn’t need any more sessions but if I ever felt I needed more help, to give her a call.Two months since the sessions ended, I am still sleeping better and haven’t needed to call (but know I can if I need to).
Thank you Charlotte, as improving my sleep has benefited my life in so many other ways. John

Bereavement

A long catalogue of personal challenges and bereavement had left me with appalling sleep habits and a tendency to comfort eat. A close friend suggested that Charlotte may be able to help. After a free consultation I knew that this was going to be the answer to my 3.00 am prayers. Charlotte is extremely professional and yet very approachable, the sessions were conducted over SKYPE which is remarkably easy and effective.
From the first session my sleep pattern improved dramatically. Charlotte explained the nature and importance of good quality sleep and had provided an MP3 for use when sleep was eluding me.
12 sessions with Charlotte saw me getting good quality sleep every night and getting so much more achieved in my day. I have subsequently lost weight without even noticing it. 6 months later and I’m a completely different person, I can not thank Charlotte enough for the difference she has made in my life. I now sleep well without feeling the need to tell everyone, as it’s become the norm. Personal relationships have improved as a result of our sessions, I’m much calmer and more reasonable. I feel able to deal with any challenges calmly, rationally and immediately.
Thank you Charlotte, my guardian angel! Nicola Winchester. All SKYPE appointments

Smoking

I just wanted to say a big thank-you! After just one of your therapy sessions, I found it so much easier to get off the dreaded cigarettes.
For years I’ve been trying to give up, using every method going. You really helped me to understand the reasons why I smoke, and the therapy has helped me to give up without the need for any other nicotine replacement therapy. Its been months since I last smoked! I will certainly recommend you to others. Alex Paignton Devon.

Post-Natal Depression

I have recently completed an 8 week course of treatment with Charlotte at Pebble Ridge Practice. I can honestly say it has totally transformed my life.

When I first attended my initial consultation I was at rock bottom. I had been diagnosed with post-natal depression and was on anti-depressants. I was suffering from poor sleep, total exhaustion, low mood and I had totally lost my confidence. I had totally lost my sparkle, sense of humour and love for life.

Charlotte made me feel completely at ease and explained how her sessions would work and the idea behind ’emptying my stress bucket’ which currently was over loaded and this wasn’t helping my symptoms. I attended each week and listened to a CD she gave me every night before bed.

Every week I could see improvements in my symptoms. I was sleeping better, thinking better and was in control. By week 6 I felt confident to begin weaning off my anti depressants  (as agreed by my GP) and I was feeling great.

I can’t thank Charlotte enough for all she has done for me, I worry where I might be now had I not taken that first step by booking an initial consultation with her. With Charlotte’s help I am feeling better than ever, happy, enjoying life again and I have my sparkle back.

I would recommend anyone who is suffering from post natal depression, anxiety, fears or phobias to get in touch with Charlotte. You won’t regret it.

Post-Natal Depression

I have recently completed an 8 week course of treatment with Charlotte at Pebble Ridge Practice. I can honestly say it has totally transformed my life.

When I first attended my initial consultation I was at rock bottom. I had been diagnosed with post natal depression and was on anti depressants. I was suffering from poor sleep, total exhaustion, low mood and I had totally lost my confidence. I had totally lost my sparkle, sense of humour and love for life.

Charlotte made me feel completely at ease and explained how her sessions would work and the idea behind ’emptying my stress bucket’ which currently was over loaded and this wasn’t helping my symptoms. I attended each week and listened to a CD she gave me every night before bed.

Every week I could see improvements in my symptoms. I was sleeping better, thinking better and was in control. By week 6 I felt confident to begin weaning off my anti depressants  (as agreed by my GP) and I was feeling great.

I can’t thank Charlotte enough for all she has done for me, I worry where I might be now had I not taken that first step by booking an Initial Consultation with her. With Charlotte’s help I am feeling better than ever, happy, enjoying life again and I have my sparkle back.

I would recommend anyone who is suffering from post-natal depression, anxiety, fears or phobias to get in touch with Charlotte. You won’t regret it.

C   Newton Abbot

Fear and Phobias

My Daughter attended 6 weekly sessions with Charlotte to help her overcome her fear of needles.

She has to have various injections and blood tests at least once every 3 months. Before going to Charlotte these tests usually ended up being a 2+ hour visit to the hospital which included blacking out and vomiting. Since Charlotte we have had 2 very successful hospital visits for routine injections which we have been able to leave 10 mins after the injection was given. A first for us in 14 years.

My Daughter is very happy with this and would highly recommend Charlotte. She put my daughter at ease and gave her a positive attitude towards facing the needle in the future. Sarah

Depression and Anxiety

I started this looking for help with anxiety and depression, which I had suffered with for many years.
Having completed the course I can honestly say it has gone beyond that, I now sleep so much better, I am more confident and relaxed with a positive outlook on life. I have been able to take up old interests and pursue new ones. I am just a happier person all round and my depression and anxiety is a distant memory.
I would not hesitate to use Charlotte again and highly recommend her to anyone. Sarah, Paignton

 

Insomnia and confidence

I heard about Charlotte from a friend who also suffers from insomnia.

I have two special needs children and on a day-to-day basis we cope, but it would be lovely to have a full night’s sleep. I had heard of hypnotherapy before and had heard about smoking cessation and weight loss via it; I went just wanting to feel a little happier and more accepting of my situation.

Charlotte introduced self-esteem boosts and relaxation techniques that allowed me to go off to sleep with fewer worries. Within the first two sessions I noticed I had to be woken by the alarm. I went on a weekend with friends and they mentioned that I was usually the first one awake on previous breaks but they we having to wake me and that my sleep was very deep. I often woke feeling exhausted in the past, and routinely found I had just drifted off to sleep when it was time to get up.

All that has now changed. I feel brighter about the future, now more confident when I go into SEN meetings about the children; more positive and in control of meetings. I used to be overwhelmed with different terminology and now I am in charge of me again for the first time in ages.

If you just need a boost, need to learn to relax or begin believe in yourself and what you can achieve; I would recommend seeing Charlotte. The sessions are very relaxing in a chilled atmosphere where you can lose yourself for an hour or so. My autistic son also sees her for back massages; he is 13 and this allows him chill time and helps with his anger management and self-esteem. Why not try it for yourself and see what you can achieve? Sam Torquay

Stress Management

I came to Charlotte for stress management.  It was causing me to drink more alcohol as a method of coping.  The sessions were so relaxing and after the sessions I felt incredibly calm and in control.  The feeling of positivity remained with me and my sleep improved.  The sessions had an increasingly positive impact on my life, equipping me with skills to revisit to keep the feelings of control between sessions.  There is also a recording that you can listen to before bed, which is excellent.
I would definitely recommend  the practice.  I will revisit Charlotte again for top up sessions should the need arise! She is amazing. Kate Torquay

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