Joy Wood BA(hons) PGCE MBACP MHS(Acc) MCS(Acc)
John Sackett MBACP MHS(Acc) MCS(Acc)
Often our clients have wanted to give us feedback on their treatment and these are some examples of their comments
M.E. + Agorophobia and Panic Attacks Mrs Y Garrard, Bournemouth
Thank you Joy, for helping me to turn my life around. For 5 years I have had serious M.E. following the removal of a brain tumour. I had 5 nervous breakdowns that kept putting me back to bed for a year and then 3 years mainly housebound with constant headaches, dizziness and pain everywhere. I had dreadful agorophobia and panic attacks if I tried to go outside.
The isolation and loneliness was depressing as friends and family just got on with their lives and the medical profession could offer no help at all. Since that first nervous phone call things have really changed, it turned out I had a whole lot of issues from way back that were never dealt with, I never had anyone to turn to.
You have helped me come to terms with a whole lot of personal past pressures in a relaxed and caring atmosphere. Sometimes counselling got difficult so it was followed by a hypnotherapy for calming and relaxing and best of all inner peace.
Over time, I now have a life, cheerful and positive with more energy. At last I can seek out more interesting and fun courses outside the house. There is a positive future and at last, fun too. What a turnaround - unbelievable!
Why did I wait so long to talk to somebody, I am very fortunate to have met you, Joy. Thank you again for your patience with a deep understanding and kindness.
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Miss J.T. Bournemouth
"I have been suffering from IBS for several years and have been undergoing medical treatment from doctors and nutritioninsts, without a desired effect. I saw a pattern in my symptoms which made me aware that stress and anxiety was a major contributing cause of the IBS. I decided enough was enough and investigated other methods of treatment, which is what put me in contact with Joy at Swans Therapy. The treatment I recieved helped me to learn what my personal triggers were and how best to manage them, giving me back control over my symptoms. The relaxation techniques and hypnotherapy treatment I have received has enabled me to feel so much better and happier. I have also found out when and why my emotional reaction to eating began as a young girl, which helped me to understand myself more. Engaging in the counselling process with Joy has helped me to now get on with my life, for which I am very grateful"
Weight Loss & Confidence - W.J. Bournemouth
"Thank you for all your help in getting me to a point in my life where I can move forward with a confident, assertive outlook on everything and in control of my relationship with food."
Teaching Interview - C. Harvey, Poole
"I have always been very nervous at the thought of going for an interview at a new school, so when Joy told me she could help I decided to give it a try. I had one session of hypnotherapy to boost my confidence. During the session I was still aware, but felt incredibly relaxed and this helped me tremendously the following day when I went for the interview. I felt so confident, focused and my mind was clear, I was offered the job that same evening."
Stop Smoking - D Bartlett, Parkstone, Poole.
" I had tried to give up smoking so many times, but always fell back into the same old habit after a while. I could feel that it was really starting to affect my health, getting out of breath very quickly and often coughing in the mornings. When John said that it would only take one session of hypnotherapy I was a bit doubtful, but the session was quite an intense experience and I came away feeling so positive and confident, quite clear in my own mind that I really was a 'non smoker'. The follow up session was also invaluable as it helped me to deal with the cravings and understand other after effects. I wish I had done it years ago, I could have saved a fortune!"
Therapy in Schools Sally Apps, Headteacher
"Very quickly staff recognised the value of counselling or hypnotherapy and Joy has supported many staff throughout this year. Although I appreciate this is a confidential service, some staff have been willing to share their positive experiences with others, resulting in a more supportive work environment.
I have found Joy to be reliable, confidential and highly professional. She is also a qualified teacher and fully understands the pressures and difficulties staff have in an educational environment."
Anxiety - Patricia Dover, Verwood.
“Thank you Joy, you have helped me to focus on the things I can change in my life and taught me how not to dwell on all the other things. I have also learnt how to relax effectively to reduce the anxiety I experience in raising my ten year old autistic son."
Weight Loss John Smith, West Moors
"The experience of your treatment has had a huge impact on me and I feel better now than I have done for over 15 years. The weight is trickling away, I am getting smaller and making good strides in the running program I have started"
Back Pain - Mrs L.B. Poole
"I went to Joy for help with my chronic back pain. I had been seeing a chiropractor for a few months and although the treatment I was receiving relieved the pain in the short term, it would soon return. The pain had originally appeared after I had suffered an emotional trauma and I felt that maybe the stress of this was somehow linked to my back pain. I had 7 sessions in total with Joy and was amazed with the results. She used hypnotherapy to help me deal with my emotions and also taught me techniques to use in my everyday life to deal with any future pain. I am now not only pain free, but more positive about what the future holds."
Relationships - Sue & Pete, Ferndown.
"The relationship coaching we recieved has rekindled the spark in our relationship. We both feel so much happier that we are able to communicate properly again, and have relearned how to respect, value, love and care for each other. We both feel like diferent people, it's so good to be friends again."
Driving Confidence - Ms J.B. Southbourne.
"I was really struggling with my confidence to drive and dreading my upcoming test, but after my hypnotherapy I felt so much more relaxed and am delighted to say that I passed my test"
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Swans Therapy, 29A Brackendale Road, Queens Park, Bournemouth, BH8 9HY. Tel 01202 303722