What our clients say
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4.9 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)
The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy Reviews
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|Richard Gardiner on July 21, 2017 at 15:53:59|
|I was becoming increasingly inhibited with anxiety issues and not wanting to take the tablet path a friend of mine ( who had previously been successfully treated at SICH for a similar issue ) recommended I try hypnotherapy. I am after four sessions of hypnotherapy a born again anxiety free individual, with a clear mind and a positive outlook going forwards ... The process is conducted in an extremely relaxed, calming and above all professional environment .... I would therefore also recommend SICH as a very viable alternative to the regular well trodden path of GP's etc ....|
Excellent therapy by outstanding therapists
|Ms Miller on July 19, 2017 at 19:28:02|
|I have been going to hypnotherapy at SICH on and off for a few months. This was after a recommendation from a friend. One therapist, Paul Howard, specialises in anxiety, for example, and after suffering with an anxiety related tremor, I was so happy when he stopped it using hypnosis. I had seen psychotherapist's, taken medication which only helped me so far. It never cured me. But, amazingly, Paul Howard stopped the tremor and gave me back my confidence. I am now even able to go on dates without the fear of spilling my drink all over the date! Drink...mmm. that was something I became too accustomed to and reliant upon after a hard day at work. I was putting on weight and once I started drinking I found it difficult to stop. But, Paul White is a problem behaviour specialist so SICH referred me to him. I have now been sober for 2 months and 2 days and I don't even fancy a drink anymore. I goto the pub and nightclubs more than I did as a drinker and can dance as much as my friends. I even had a week in Ibiza without having a drop. Its cheaper as I only drink water and I have since lost half a stone without even watching my diet. Another problem SICH treated me for was depression. I was diagnosed 20yrs ago and have been on and off medication and in and out of counselling. I completely value counselling but the 4 hypnotherapy sessions I had at SICH got me out of my bed and back to work after 4 weeks of severe depression. I have since (with my GP guidance) stopped taking my medication. I feel as if the hypnotherapy has changed my life. It's reached parts of me that the psychologist's have taken years to help me discover. I can whole heartedly recommend it to anyone. But, I wouldn't just trust anyone and was very lucky to be recommended to SICH by a friend. Thank you to both Paul's at SICH.|
|Charlotte Earle on May 23, 2017 at 06:47:31|
|I wanted to wait a few weeks before I gave my review to make sure I gave an honest review on how I have been since I've finished my sessions with Paul Howard. I can honestly say I think he's changed my life. I was suffering with bad anxiety alongside other side affects. He has given me a new sense of freedom and I feel like my old self again if not better. Thank you for everything you do to help people become the best versions of themselves. I am no longer stuck. Thank you. Charlotte|
Hypnosis for weightloss
|Glen Sinclair on November 01, 2016 at 21:32:07|
|I came for hypnotherapy to help manage my weight. The eating plan prescribed coupled with the hypnosis has been fantastic and easy to follow. I'm am now 2.the months in and already lost 2 stone. Thank you Paul for all your help!|
Exam nerves that froze me to the point of failure
|Pauline Mccullough on October 24, 2016 at 15:47:59|
|I came for hypnotherapy to ease my fears of taking an exam...I had failed the exam twice before, so felt going down the hypnotherapy route might help. I passed my third attempt. Paul was brilliant, the session and on-going recorded session that I was able to tap into at my leisure put me in a place of control. I highly recommend this company, I would definitely go back if I was faced with a situation again I felt would warrant support from Paul.|
I Feel a New Person Now
|Mark Eastwood on October 14, 2016 at 12:05:55|
|I would like to sincerely thank Paul Howard of the Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy who has helped me greatly to overcome a number of issues that I wanted to resolve. I feel a new person now. Specifically Paul is very direct, honest and out to help. I don't understand why more people do not seek out hypnotherapy - it can help improve so many areas of life quickly and permanently (in my experience).|
Easy weight loss
|Lin Mcgraw on October 12, 2016 at 10:08:32|
|So easy to follow. First time in years I have been able to loose weight.|
Can't thank you enough!!!
|Julie Wright on October 06, 2016 at 08:45:49|
|I have been to the clinic for two separate issues, one being the fear of flying the other being anxiety. On both occasions my hypnotherapy sessions helped immensely. Thank you so much Paul, I couldn't if done it without you|
|Gemma Cox on July 04, 2016 at 11:29:10|
|I have seen Paul H on and off for the past 8 years. I first experienced anxiety after the birth of my second child, Paul gave me the knowledge and tools to deal with my anxiety and eventually it disappeared. I had flare ups at different stages in my life yet never as bad as the first episode. Paul always has time and patience, I have recommended hypnotherapy to friends and family. I found it extremely helpful.|
Free from cigarettes/ vaps and happy
|M McCann on October 16, 2017 at 21:34:33|
|I wanted to stop smoking and this was my last hope as I had tried everything else. Paul was very helpful arranging the session and was very professional. I have thankfully now not smoked and even though I was stressed with my upcoming wedding arrangements I did not once think about having a cigarette. I would strongly recommend Paul to anyone who like myself really wants to give up as it really does work. Thank you for your help.|
|R Watson on September 29, 2017 at 19:03:38|
|I was really surprised at my experience as I was a non believer but have had great results|
|Happy C on September 29, 2017 at 17:21:23|
|So so grateful to this institute....especially to Paul Howard. He helped me so much with my anxiety and overall stress. Such in a better place now as managed to learn how to overcome my fears, control my emotions and found ways to keep myself calm despite getting stressed from time to time. Did a few sessions and will happily go and see him again whenever I will need someone to talk to. So much better to let it go and move forward with positivity. Keep calm! :)
The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy: Thank you for your kind words and keep up the good work.
No regrets at all, really helped me addressing some dark addictive issues!
|Bill on September 25, 2017 at 19:41:32|
|I came to address some bad addictive habits that had gotten out hand over the years. This was my first experience with hypnotherapy so I came with an open and intrigued mind. My therapist was Paul White who I had 3 sessions with, the first was more of a consultation, the following two I was put under hypnosis. I must say I was very impressed, particularly with the first session, which has managed to help in tapping into my subconscious mind to instruct it to stop being so reckless and I can honestly say it has helped with reducing an addictive habit I had. Paul provided a recording for my last session, I just wish there was one for my first session as that seems to be the one that has had the biggest impact. My only other request would be a bit more of a debrief around what I could expect, it was very final once the 2nd session had completed, however, if it works then I am not going to complain and I'll be better off in the pocket! Would I recommend anyone to try Hypnotherapy out? Absolutely and this comes from a self confessed sceptic!|
Thank you again
|Finn on August 30, 2017 at 19:55:53|
|I was a heavy smoker, now I'm not. Nor am I an evangelical ex smoker which makes it easier for everyone. Many, many thanks.|
The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy: Thank you, Finn. Enjoy your life as a non-smoker.
|Pauline on July 28, 2017 at 11:52:39|
|Thank you so much for helping me in 5 weeks hypnotherapy at the Surrey institute change my life the whole experience was tailored around my needs, it was not rushed and I felt very welcome ,and I now have the courage to move on.|
Excellent, non-judgemental learning experience.
|Cathy on July 24, 2017 at 17:18:39|
|Hypnotherapy was very helpful in helping me think differently about issues relating to food|
|Bersani Peiris on June 30, 2017 at 07:22:16|
|I came for hypnotherapy to help me in confidence building and anxiety which I had been suffering for many years, I found the sessions very useful to change my behaviour and my outloook towards life, which I am very greatfull to Paul Howard.|
The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy: Thankyou for your lovely comment
Hypnotherapy for anxiety and exam stress
|Isobel Downs on June 07, 2017 at 19:38:51|
|I came to relieve my anxiety and exam stress, I found it so helpful and now can live a more relaxed and happy life and am doing well with my exams ! Thank you so much !|
I Couldn't be happier with how my sessions went!
|Holly Stack on January 29, 2017 at 23:49:39|
|I came for hypnotherapy to resolve my fear of sick and found the sessions extremely positive and successful in changing my attitude towards my fear and trying to overcome the issues I was suffering with.|
|Charlotte Wyard on January 26, 2017 at 17:35:45|
|I came to hypnotherapy for health based anxiety. I found it very useful in changing my behavioural patterns and way of thinking when I get panicked. I would definitely recommend to anyone with anxiety.|
Hypnotherapy for ibs
|Chloe Biseaux on January 23, 2017 at 13:40:28|
|I came for hypnotherapy because I have Ibs and it was affecting my daily life in a negative way. I was unhappy and didn't want to go out being in the fear of discomfort. I am now feeling happy again and I finally feel like myself again. Thank you Paul|
|Colin Hayward on January 10, 2017 at 09:14:36|
|I came to Hypnotherapy to help with a drink problem. The sessions I had with Julie have totally changed my outlook and enabled me to beat the problem - a long way to go but I truly believe it wouldn't have been possible without these sessions. I would recommend to anyone to give it a try !!!|
Successful Hypnotherapy for Claustrophobia / Agoraphobia
|Alistair Robinson on December 28, 2016 at 11:26:41|
|I came for hypnotherapy with SICH as a last resort to resolve my issues with claustrophobia / agoraphobia. I say last resort as I have used many therapists in the past with varying results, but SICH came highly recommended so I thought I would give them a chance. I found Paul to be very professional and he took the necessary time to try to get to the root of the problem before commencing therapy, which no other therapist had done. The sessions were also targeted to my particular issues, with the final session timed to be a day or so before I flew (a particular problem for me). As it transpired, I remained completely calm throughout the whole flying experience, which is quite a result. Hence, I can conclude that I found hypnotherapy to be very useful in helping me to change my behaviours.|
For me it was just what I needed
|Susan Gibson on December 20, 2016 at 21:50:12|
|I am at a time of significant change in my life. I had been for counselling but found myself trying to find connections to past events in order to explain current situations and it just didn't sit right with me. I felt like I needed someone to get inside my head, tweak the things I needed to tweak and get out again, leaving me feeling more positive and ready to face the world. The sessions I had with Paul Howard did just that. We discussed what I wanted to address in my life and the hypnotherapy itself put the power in my hands to deal with what I need to deal with. It's early days in the whole process, but so far so good.|
|Tracey Spence on November 30, 2016 at 18:27:40|
|I have been struggling to lose weight since I hit my 40's, so decided to try hypnotherapy. I needed to lose approx 2 stone. After the first session of hypnotherapy I lost 9lbs in 2 weeks, I had another session and left a long gap before going back. Had a slight blip, but 3rd session got me back on track. Had 4th and last session last week. I have lost a stone and am still losing steadily. More than I have lost all year trying various diets. The hypnotherapy keeps you focused and pinpoints issues. I would recommend this for anyone struggling with their weight.|
Thanks for the help
|Michael Mcdonagh on November 29, 2016 at 12:25:20|
|Went there for help with weight loss and was successful, 1st class!|
Help with Anxiety Issues
|Lizzy Ballard on November 27, 2016 at 08:37:19|
|I came to hypnotherapy with Paul Howard to resolve anxiety issues. He helped me to alter my behaviours in a positive way over 3 sessions in a welcoming environment and I can use these techniques going forward. I would highly recommend SICH for help with anxiety - thank you Paul.|
|Abigail Mcdonald on July 25, 2016 at 15:07:37|
|Going to hypnotherapy for toilet anxiety helped me face my fears and improve aspects across my life. I'm extremely glad I decided to go and recommend it to anybody who is suffering unnecessarily as it was very beneficial for me.|
I found hypnotherapy really helpful
|Karen Corfield on July 10, 2016 at 17:17:04|
|Hypnotherapy really helped me with my weight loss|
Simon from Epsom
|Simon Peacock on July 07, 2016 at 13:39:15|
|My session with Paul was a complete life changer for me. I came in not knowing what to expect or if it would help, but it did and I am incredibly grateful.|
Came for weight loss and anxiety
|Fiona Fernando-burke on July 05, 2016 at 16:42:08|
|I will be honest and say I came initially for weight loss and maybe had high expectations as I thought this will be the answer finally to years of being obese. I thought it would be an easy answer but I do have to work with the plan for it to work. I am slightly disappointed that I haven't lost more than a stone in over 6 weeks but remain positive as I now know what to do. Paul is very understanding and patient and am happy seeing him. I am still seeing Paul for Anxiety as only had one session so far. Hopeful that this will help.|
It's changed my life!
|Antonio Teixeira on July 04, 2016 at 10:51:17|
|Super happy with the result, it helped to change my aggressive behaviour when I was younger and also helped me to stop smoking! Thank you very much!|
|Peter Horne on July 01, 2016 at 10:47:18|
|My hypnotherapy dealt with a few demons and I've gained massively from it, I've changed for the better|
*Issue – hypnotherapy for Stop Smoking
I am just writing to say I have still stopped smoking 10 days now. I have had no craving really or withdrawal, hope I stick to it. I have wanted it for so long. I have given out your number to a lot of people at work(fellow smoking partners) they cannot believe I have stopped. So if you get an influx of civil servants you know why.
*Issue – Anxiety
I’m sorry I haven’t contacted you for a while.
I wanted to thank you for all the help you gave me. Things are working out much better for me now.
I hope you are well
Will keep in touch,
*Issue – Fear of swimming
Just to fill you in on my progress since talking to you last week.
After leaving you, I realised if someone who doesn’t know me, can see that all I needed to do was go and swim, then I really was mad not to try.
I went home with a really positive attitude and planned to go to my local baths, to find out when adult swimming was.
To cut a very long story short, I went swimming yesterday evening and felt no fear or anxiety, I just wanted to get on with it, without the aid of floats.
I managed to not only learn how to tread water, swim in the deep end, but also put myself under water in the deep end, with no pressure from my friendly PE teacher; she just sat on the side and gave me advice. I tried with floats, to float on my back, but felt a bit uncomfortable with that, as I get dizzy when I look up at heights, but I will get over that.
When I got home and told my husband what I had achieved, he was really pleased, yet surprised for me. He knew I had the determination and really wanted to give it a good go, but he really thought I would opt out.
So to round up, I am very pleased with my achievement and plan to go swimming once a week at school, to build up my stamina and confidence and I hopefully will not need to see you again.
Many thanks for the chat.
*Issue – hypnotherapy for Stop Smoking
Just to let you know that I greatly appreciated you seeing me at such short notice yesterday.
I am convinced the hypnotherapy has worked and felt a bit sick thinking about smoking on the walk back to the station!
Listened to the CD last night and will continue to do so for the next week.
Many thanks again.
*Issue – Motorway driving
I can’t believe the difference it has made to my driving and now my only problem with motorways is when will I come across the next traffic jam !!
*Issue – Agoraphobia with panic disorder
I came to see you a couple of weeks ago for a my first hypnotherapy session. Since that appointment my whole life has changed with regards to my train journeys – I have not had a panic attack since our first meeting and I can now get on a train without having to stand near the toilet. I have an appointment today at 6pm but I’d like to cancel that as I feel so good about my panic attacks or lack of them that I think I’m 100% cured and won’t need to see you tonight. However, if for any reason my panic attacks start up again, I will immediately contact you for another appointment.
I just wanted to also say thank you for working with me and for helping me get over my anxiety – your advice and guidance has been amazing.
*Issue – Fear of flying
Just a quick e-mail to say a big thank-you for treating me for my fear of flying. I got back from Greece on Sunday and wanted to let you know that following your sessions, I actually felt no fear at all on either flight. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that it was a success!
*Issue – Phobia of vomiting
I had two sessions of hypnotherapy with you a few weeks ago to get me over my phobia of vomiting and I just thought I would update you on my hospital visit.
I was pretty sure my phobia was a thing of the past after my two sessions with you and after going into hospital last week and feeling no anxiety at all with regard to my previous phobia, I coped really well when the patient in the next bed was sick.
Thank you so much for changing my life. I have so much more confidence and much less anxiety in several areas of my life. My operation was so much easier to cope with, than I am sure it would have been, if I had not been treated by you..