June's improved self-Esteem has brought renewed energy and a positive outlook on the future
I was referred to Clare by a friend who knew I was having trouble sleeping. I’d already tried self-help, meditation, over the counter medicine, and was feeling pretty low.
I’ve had quite a lot of change and upheaval over the last 2 years, my youngest daughter had left home and was now getting married, I became estranged from 2 of my grandchildren and a daughter, I realised I had been in a narcissistic marriage which had severely affected my mental and emotional wellbeing.
We agreed a short course of coaching and hypnotherapy, focussing on stress, self-esteem and dealing with loss. I was nervous about hypnotherapy, so planned reflexology and coaching initially, but at the first session Clare put me at ease and we did hypnotherapy instead. I was able to talk openly about past issues without fear of judgement and Clare suggested some self-help techniques I could try at home. For the first time in a long time I felt that someone had really listened to me. Clare had a different way of explaining things and helped me to see my situation from a more healthy perspective.
By the end of my course I was able to be more assertive in getting my needs met and comfortable setting healthy boundaries and dealing with conflict. My sleeping has improved, I have reduced medication for anxiety, but the biggest change is that I have more energy and I feel more optimistic about the future. I have already noticed things improving in my life and I am planning a house move, something I never thought I’d feel ready to do on my own.
I have already recommended Clare to my friends and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again.