Sue Starr Hypnotherapy

                                                                                            Clinical Hypnotherapist Dip Hyp DNLP GQHP GHRreg

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07530 310 375

Word of mouth and recommendation are crucial to any business, so to those clients that have been kind enough to provide a testimonial - thank you.


We also hope that these client experiences, always in their own words, help to give you more of a flavour as to what can be achieved with our approach.

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Condition

Number of Sessions

Comments

Weight Management

5

"I'm one of those people who has battled with my weight my entire life, I was always a big girl, and had been put on yoyo diets from the age of 14 so I had a messed up relationship with weightloss. I wanted it so badly but I would constantly self sabotage! After I had my son I had a new determination but also struggled with a new wave of really intense anxiety that had started to take over every aspect of my life.
After a few rather over whelming 'melt downs' I decided it was finally time to address my mental health and emotional issues. I have spent a fortune on diets and fads to lose weight and feel better, so why had I always thought that therapy is too expensive? It costs a small fraction of what I've spent in the last 10 years on my physical health and wellbeing and yet it has made the biggest difference.
From the moment I walked through the door I was made to feel as welcome as an old friend, I had a consultation with Sue, which helped me open up a lot and to realise there was a lot of things I'd been holding onto.
We had 4 further sessions of hypnotherapy - which have just completely changed my life.
6 months on I can't tell you just how much better I am.
I've lost 2 stone almost effortlessly and I'm getting fit! It's given me the mental clarity and focus I've craved for years, I'm like a new woman. Comfortable with who I am, much more determined to get what I want, and not so guilty to sometimes put myself first when it comes to my health and wellbeing - as a wife and mother of young child I have found this particularly difficult in the past.
It's not just my weightloss that has been effected but my general mental wellbeing is better than ever, my anxiety rarely rears it's ugly head now, and when it does I deal with it better. I'm also much more secure in myself and my abilities and feel like nothing will stop me now.
Thank you Sue - you're truly a life saver! " JL May 2018

Weight Management

5

"I decided to go to Sue as I tended to binge eat as a way of dealing with my emotions and had a negative attitude towards food. I was also lacking in confidence with my figure and was in going round in circles. My first consultation with Sue was a chat about what had gone on in my life which revealed to both of us there was multiple issues that I needed to work on. Sue is very approachable and easy to talk too and she came up with a plan of action and she discussed with me each step so I knew what to expect and Sue dealt with one issue at a time.  I felt after each session a positive effect and a change in myself. Sue gave me 'homework' between each session which kept me on track and even now I use them to keep my new habits going and not drift back to my old ways. Thank You Sue x " GA Feb 2018

Weight Management

4

"Sue has changed my relationship with food - I am now the one in control. I felt at ease with her from the first time I met her and completely trusted her. I wish I had done it years ago !!" EH 2017

Child Therapy

5

"Sue has worked with my children providing them with strategies and coping mechanisms equipping them to effectively deal with very challenging situations and resulting complex emotions.

She is highly professional, experienced and qualified and provides a confidential, empathic and caring service.

I can't recommend her highly enough she has made a massive difference to us all" NB 2017

Confidence

6

"When I first came to Sue I was in the worst place I had ever been, all my confidence had been lost and everything felt so hard to do; training for sport, socialising and I just lost interest with what I wanted to do. I remember vividly how I never thought I could feel better than how I was then, now I look back and realised how far I have come. It isn’t easy and certainly needs so much perseverance to overcome what problem you may have, but if you keep at it and use Sue’s help you will feel better than you have before. Sue helped me to become so much happier in so many aspects of life and cannot come highly recommended enough!" GJ July 2016

Phobia

5

"Sue,I would like to say a big thank you for the way you have helped me.l came to you ln May this year concerning a problem I have had for years,after a few sessions with you,you helped me change my way  of thinking and to cope with my problem.l still get the odd blip but on the whole I am coping well and getting on with my life. Many thanks for your help. Xx" C August 2013

Smoking Cessation

1

"I attended a hypnotherapy session with Sue Starr at The Chase Golf, Health Club & Spa in Penkridge to help me quit smoking. I had been smoking for 26 years on 20 + a day and for health and money reasons I really needed help to quit. After exhausting all types of stop smoking schemes and being recommended by a friend. I meet Sue for a consultation to which, I then booked in a hypnotherapy session for the same day which I had set as my quit date. After my appointment over two months ago now, I have not had a single cigarette. I now feel healthier and financially better off and would highly recommend Sue Starr to help with quitting smoking as well as any other underlining issues like fears and phobias which distract us from living fully." J September 2013

Nail Biting

3

"I have been biting my nails on and off all my life and have always felt embarrassed by them. Hypnotherapy has really helped me to look at my nails with happiness. I have stopped biting, even in times of stress, when I was always fond of chewing them!! Now, I feel like they are something to be proud of!" Melanie

Fear

3

"In September 2011 I fell from my horse whilst jumping a fence on a fun ride, I knocked myself unconscious and ended up in A&E with concussion. Following this I didn't jump for over 8 months and then it was just tiny jumps as my nerves wouldn't allow me to do anything bigger. I experienced a feeling of nausea and tried to find reasons for not going whenever I was going to a riding club clinic and it got to the stage where for 2 days before I started talking myself out of going as the fear of jumping was so bad. I visited Sue for 3 sessions of hypnotherapy which proved to be fantastic. From the very first session I was so much more positive and the nerves started to ease, by session 3 I was regularly jumping at clinics and had lost the sick feeling completely.  My confidence has grown and I now regularly compete at shows jumping 90cm and have recently jumped over 1m at home. I can not recommend Sue and her hypnotherapy enough, it is just amazing!" F

Weight Management

(Virtual Gastric Band)

4

"I have been a yo-yo dieter for about 30 years now and decided to see Sue after a friend recommended her. After 3 sessions in 4 weeks I have lost 10 lbs in weight without really trying! I have had no cravings and have not felt left out or miserable at all. I feel in control of my eating for the first time ever and can really truly visualise myself slim! The best bit is - I am not on a diet. I stop eating before I feel full and don't get hungry very often. I am only at the beginning of my journey still but really believe this time I will do it and it will last". J Sep 2013

Confidence / Self Esteem

3

"When I first entertained the idea of hypnotherapy my fiancée had just left me, my depression was at its absolute worse and I lost everything: my home, the love of my life, my pets and almost my life (I took an overdose in my grief). It was two weeks after this event that my mother showed me an article by Sue explaining all about hypnotherapy and how it worked. Having read the article I made the decision to call and I can honestly say that that phone call saved my life. When i went for my first session my confidence was at an all time low and i was at rock bottom. I didn't want to do anything, I didn't want to talk to anyone and every second was a nightmare for me. What really made me feel better was Sue's kind nature and the fact that she was so easy to talk to. We discussed the best course of treatment for me (confidence building) and set to work. I had 3 sessions in total and now, almost 2 months later, i am in the best physical and mental condition of my life. My confidence has sky rocketed to the point where i am now going to places and socialising with people that would have terrified me before. I am continuing to use the techniques Sue gave me and even use hypnotherapy to help me get to sleep at night. Having the hypnotherapy has been the best thing i have ever done in my life and i am so grateful to Sue for all her hard work. I intend to go back for a top up very soon"  ER Dec 2013

Stress

3

"I went to visit Sue Starr through recommendation and I have to say if you have any doubts or scepticism regarding the effectiveness of hypnotherapy and the techniques that are utilised these will be immediately dispelled  once you commence your sessions. 
I initially went to see Sue regarding work stress in particular relating to a previous traumatic experience which impaired my capacity to fully conduct myself professionally once i knew this negative experience was to be repeated. My confidence levels decreased and i questioned my own abilities. 

Sue spent a considerable period of time gaining insight into the issues surrounding the visit before she suggested therapies and techniques which would benefit my individual circumstances.This was undertaken in a very relaxed client focused approach which immediately put you at ease.  Sue recommended anchoring techniques ,a fast phobia session plus hypnotherapy whereby the primary focus was placed on confidence building and self esteem. Using these techniques collectively, proved invaluable as within a short span of time my confidence levels increased plus the negative experience that was engulfing my thought process dispersed and anxiety levels lowered.This effected positive changes when faced with a repeat of the circumstances that had once created such trauma. I was able to conduct myself in a calm, concise manner without anxiety or panic resulting in an experience that was positive and productive.

The techniques she demonstrates can be used in many life experiences and are invaluable .I am now considering the stop smoking sessions.
I must thank Sue for her kindness, sensitive approach and time as without her input my outcome would have been very different. Thank you Sue it has truly been a pleasure." JB Jan 2014

Weight Management

6

"Sues hypnotherapy has helped me change my life for the best , I came with a weight problem and have made major changes to my lifestyle and my relationship with food . I have had to work hard at it and am still doing so and this is because Sues therapy has taught me to think differently about food . I highly recommend her , you will get results !!!!!" A Feb 2014

Smoking Cessation

1

"I had wanted to give up smoking for some time now and decided to try hypnotherapy as a last resort. I have always been somewhat cynical towards hypnotherapy but went with a completely open mind.
Sue's professional relaxed approach made me feel very comfortable.  I went away feeling extremely confident that I would succeed and the results were amazing.  I now consider myself a non-smoker after 20 years and I would not have achieved this without Sue's help.
I was impressed with the after service - Sue called me to see how I was getting on which was very much appreciated.  The money I have saved is also pretty impressive.  I would not hesitate in recommending Sue if you are truly serious about giving up smoking." RH Feb 2014

Weight Management

4

" I was bought hypnotherapy sessions for my fortieth birthday as my family knew I wanted to lose some weight.Having tried and failed every diet going ,I went to the first session with an open mind not expecting too much.The first session was the light bulb moment.I sat there talking to a kind and gentle mannered lady ,whom I had never met before , who listened to me actually confess to being an overweight , serial snacking chocoholic with low self esteem and zero energy.Having seen her for just three sessions , I am now a confident,fun,in control,healthier and happier person who now leads by example with my family when it comes to our food habits.The weight loss has simply been the fantastic added bonus.
It works ,it actually works - Thank you and I'm eternally grateful to you Sue you are truly amazing." LJ April 2014

Stress Management

3

"I picked up Sue’s leaflet half a dozen times before I finally rang the number. I was sceptical and little nervous, but I knew that I had to do something to manage the pressure I felt under. Two years of constant change and very long hours at work alongside the risk of redundancy, I was increasingly stressed, with what felt like the weight of the world on my shoulders and a brain that had no off switch. I knew that it was affecting my health, my work and my relationships. I finally rang Sue. 

After the first session I felt an inner calm, and an ability to be me. Sue provided me with techniques that I could use at home and at work that would help me create new reactions to pressure situations. I started to get perspective and better outcomes. In all I had three sessions, I won’t say that I don’t get stressed or anxious but I feel able to manage it better. That weight in my body had lifted and with the help of the techniques I am confident that I will live a longer life!"

SS Jun 2014

Child Confidence

5

"My 9 year old son was stung by a swarm of wasps and had lost all confidence in himself. He had stopped going outdoors to play, stopped sleeping and was in total meltdown whenever he saw any kind of insect. We waited and waited for the 'system' to help us, but family life was unrecognisable, as was my son, and we were pointed in Sue's direction by our friend and school nurse.  Sue is a mum too - which was an immediate relief - her instant rapport with my boy was heart-melting - I felt she treated him like her own.  He says "she is kind and calm".  Through a variety of techniques she slowly brought him back to me - his confidence is higher than it ever has been - and whilst it took some time we can now play outdoors and lead the active lifestyle we used to have.  Throughout our time Sue was flexible and understanding and kept me fully informed regarding the sessions she had with my son.  He loved visiting.  Therapy for a younger child is hard to find - so many people focus on teens and adults - I would whole-heartedly recommend seeing Sue with any concerns you may have.  I would trust her with my son's life - since she gave it back to him - and I know that she will be honest and open with anyone that approaches her for advice and help.  You will never look back."
PP Jun 2014

Confidence / Anxiety

4

"The idea of Hypnotherapy had always interested me but I was sceptical. After a fall out with my parents at the age of 18 I left home and lived alone. From then on I had always suffered with security issues. Over the years I tried to address the confidence issues mainly externally (even having some cosmetic procedures) but it was always a quick fix and the effect temporary. I still felt the same inside. Sue has really changed my life. After just a few sessions I began to feel the real positive effects of Hypnotherapy. My visualisations for the future I wanted were so vivid it made me determined to make them happen. One of the first things I said to Sue was that after going through a divorce and living as a single parent I felt that my confidence had also taken a beating....I knew I was capable of more and I wanted more out of my life.....I just didn't want to spend it feeling afraid or scared.....I owed it to myself and my daughter to be the best me I could be and enjoy life to the full. I can truly say that I have never been happier than I am right now. My sessions to me are something I will always continue.....some visit the gym and work out their body....I work out my mind.....since meeting Sue I have never looked back....I owe her so much and I feel blessed that our paths have crossed and she has played a part in my life.  My sparkle is back and my smile again lights up the room.  It all comes from within! Thank you Sue" GC Sep 14

Confidence

3

"After we were burgled for the second time in 2 years, my teenage daughter was too scared to be left in our house on her own. Someone from school recommended that we contact Sue Starr to see whether she could help, and from the very first meeting, I knew that she was the right person.
After a few sessions, my daughter was generally more confident and a few weeks ago I left her alone in the house while I popped to the shops. To anyone else this would seem quite trivial, but this was a major breakthrough, totally unthinkable just a few months ago. Sue has worked wonders and given us back our happy, care-free daughter" JL Nov 2014

Exam Stress

5

"By complete chance I came across Sue and hypnotherapy. I was part way through my assessment preparation to become a Chartered Surveyor. I have always suffered from exam stress and worry throughout my career development and this time was no different.

In my first session I didn’t know what to expect but Sue’s kind and friendly nature puts your mind at ease. Through hypnotherapy Sue helped me to improve my self-confidence and anxiety as well as teaching me techniques to help control nerves on the day of assessment.

In addition to hypnotherapy I found it hugely beneficial to have someone to talk too, who really understood what I was going through and who supported me all the way.

I am thrilled to be able to say I PASSED and I cannot express enough how Sue and hypnotherapy have helped me to achieve my goal. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue and hypnotherapy. If in doubt give it a try because if you don’t you will never know what a difference it can make! Thank you Sue you truly are a ‘Star’ "LC Xx Nov 2014

Child Anxiety

4

"Just after starting secondary school, our daughter had an incident where she was being bullied.  With the stress of this, the feeling of being lost in a new school and the extra homework load, she soon started feeling low and depressed.

On top of all this, she got a very bad dose of tonsillitus.  To begin with Doctors and consultants were saying it was all psychological as she found it hard to eat.  After a couple of months going backwards and forwards between Doctors and Hospitals and getting nowhere, we decided to give Hypnotherapy a try.

We found Sue through the internet.  We took our defiant daughter who did not want to go (because of all the upsets of visiting Doctors etc) and brought a daughter home after her session with Sue, with a smile on her face and feeling more relaxed.  After a few more visits with Sue our daughter is eating well, coping with school and feeling a lot more positive.

We are grateful to Sue who is a fantastic lady for giving our loving, full of life daughter back to us" LC Jan 2015

Child Anxiety and panic attacks

5

If I kept a diary the following would be included:

 

"December 2014 - my daughters anxiety, fear and panic attacks are so strong they are stopping her from being the 16 year old she wants to be. Invited out with friends for Christmas meals and parties, she sits all dressed up in her bedroom and can't leave the house. This anxiety and fear has affected her life for over 2 years now- it is better than it was but still blights her every day. It breaks my heart.

January 2015 - the first day back at school after the Christmas holidays my daughter M, can't leave the house - the panic attacks are evident and the fear is acute. The second day she manages to go to school, but i have an emergency call at work to come and fetch her, she is in a terrible state.

Her big wish is just to be able to go for a pizza  with her friends and walk into school without any anxiety every day. That doesn't seem a lot to ask for, but i know for her it just seems impossible.

 

Fast forward 2 months

March 2015 - M has had sleep overs, been to a party and has even got a part time job in a tea shop! She barely has a backward glance to the car when she walks into school - every day! The only thing different in her life is hypnotherapy.

 

The best phone call i have ever made! In January 2015 i called Sue Starr. I outlined my daughters problems and Sue felt that she would be able to help. The first session M was unbelievably nervous, she was tearful and anxious in the car, but also with a steely determination to stop this cycle of anxiety. With just 5 visits to Sue, i have watched my daughter blossom in front of my eyes. I have seen her grow in confidence, in belief in herself, and even when things are tough she faces them head on. Since her first visit to Sue, she hasn't had a single panic attack, or day off school and even sat all her mock exams. Sue was warm and kind to both me and M because whilst it was my daughter that was experiencing the mental health problems the ripple affect to me and my life has been enormous. As a parent you are only ever as happy as your saddest child, and i have had a very very sad child. M wanted me to sit in with her during the sessions and that was no problem at all, i felt wanted and welcomed by Sue and part of the session, not in the way at all. We were given techniques to practice at home, which we followed through.

 

I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Sue to anyone, I wish I had called years earlier, but so grateful that I found her when i did. I have my beautiful confident daughter back again - something that in my darkest days i never thought would be possible. Whilst going to school every day and having a pizza is no big deal to the majority of teenagers it was a herculean task for M, but now she is just like every other teenager and I love it. M and me are always  grateful for ordinary days, because that means life is as it should be! Thank you Sue for making life ordinary again, its so special". RN Mar 2015

Confidence / Self Esteem

5

"When my life had hit its lowest point and my marriage was all but over. I turned to Hypnotherapy and Sue Starr for help.  What a good choice that was. Sue was professional, non judgmental and an extremely good listener.

Her caring nature, and understanding manner soon put me at ease allowing me to explore, what I felt were my problems and where I needed help. 

She was also honest. Told me she was unable to fix my marriage but would be able to help give me the necessary tools, to more forward with my life whichever path it took and deal with every situation positively. 

She outlined a plan of both hypnotherapy and self help tools and soon set to work on my self-confidence, self-belief and positive attitude.

What can I say except she was fantastic, after just a few sessions I could see a massive positive improvement. Every self-help tool, every bit of advice and the therapy she delivered, was easy to implement and worked effectively. With each session I could really feel the improvement.

She has helped change my life for the better, gave me back my self confidence and enabled me to be so positive looking to the future. This change in me has actually saved my marriage, and now, is stronger and better than it ever has been. I’m so glad I turned to Sue Starr for help when I did.

A huge heartfelt thank-you for all you have done. Anyone seeking hypnotherapy or NLP therapy could not find a better practitioner than Sue Starr". AJ Apr 2015

Nail Biting

5

"Having severely bitten my nails for virtually ALL my 50 years,it came to a sudden head in the New year! No 'resolution' for me only to be broken almost immediately but an actual email and phone call to Sue after finding her advert in a local village magazine! 

Sue returned my phone call immediately and after an initial chat, I booked an appointment for the following week.We 'clicked' from the start and I felt very at ease in her company, enough to be able to show her my 'stumps'!! 

 After 5 sessions split over 11 weeks (my decision) I now have the nails I had only ever previously dreamt of! I no longer hide my hands in shame in public,especially pubs and cafes where you have to use your hands to hold a coffee cup or wine glass and my daughter is planning our first manicure together!!! 

Sue has made me believe in my inner strength, and with her wonderful hypnotherapy technique Iam now in a position I'd never ever dreamt I'd be in- PROUD of my hands and nails and now needing to show them off at every opportunity!Thankyou Sue, you really are a Starr" TM Apr 2015

Anxiety

4

 "I  was very apprehensive to try hypnotherapy as my anxiety is caused by trying new things along with other stuff, but despite this i did go along and from the very first 10 minutes with Sue i felt at ease and comfortable. She was a listener, an understander  and then a problem solver. The environment around me was so calming and it was good to re assured through out the sessions that i was in control and could stop at any time. From this comfortable safe environment it made me want to carry on even more. Having my mom in all the sessions really helped as some techniques we could take home with us and practice together. Although i was more than comfortable to be alone in the sessions if i had wanted. Either way is fine by Sue, its whatever you want. 
I am now an independent person who doesn't have to live with my mom by my side. I have a part time job - i used to sit at home all day,  I sat my GCSE's -  2 years ago I didn't go to school at all, I have travelled on a bus and  train with my friends - my mom used to take me everywhere in the car, I try new adventures with more confidence than ever. I just feel normal and happy. 
Even though hypnotherapy may not be your first thought to getting better, it was the best decision and i will be forever thankful for the confidence that it has given me". M Aug 2015

Panic Attacks

5

"I contacted Sue Starr because I was experiencing panicky feelings which I couldn’t control regardless of what I tried.  So I thought it was time to consult a professional. What I found in Sue was a very caring feeling professional who only ever wanted me to feel more in control and happier in myself.  

Sue has taught me how to recognise when a panic attack was about to take me over and gave me the skills to deal with it. This took the frightening part of this anxiety away for me.  

I had had around 4 - 5 hypnotherapy sessions with Sue. They were always pleasurable and never stressful. As the treatment started I felt I had done exactly the right thing by contacting Sue. 

I also consulted my GP who thought Hypnotherapy was a great idea and, as the sessions progressed, I felt so much more in control of my own actions. 

I am so grateful that Sue was there for me she is such a lovely caring and heartfelt person. I now consider her to be a good friend and always enjoy a hug when I see her. 

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her she is a true professional who only wants the best outcome for her clients.  

Thanks Sue you’re a lovely person……." PI Jan 2016

Self Esteem

6

"For as long as I remember I have suffered from low self-esteem, guilt and extremely black mood swings (embarrassed to say I was a self-harming teenager and have had suicidal thoughts) but have always managed to hide it well. In doing so, I’ve over compensated in being too “nice”, putting everyone else’s needs and feelings first (treating others how I would like to be treated myself) and generally worrying about others all the time, and, as a result, ended up stuck in a destructive cycle of low self- worth as people have taken advantage of my nature, making me the butt end of their jokes or generally being everyone’s doormat when they’re having a bad day. 

However, this ongoing mental health issue recently came to a head and, after years of visiting every type of therapist Drs can refer you to and being on antidepressants for the last 4 years, I decided that I needed to try something more radical to try and stop the cycle and re-programme my malfunctioning perception on life. I decided to give hypnotherapy a go and, on researching local practitioners, saw the glowing commendations for Sue Starr Hypnotherapy. I made the phone call and haven’t looked back since……. 

From the initial telephone conversation to make an appointment, Sue was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I was impressed with her integrity as she made sure I understood what the therapy entailed and went through her credentials to reassure me of her experience and expertise in hypnotherapy.  On meeting her, I felt immediately at ease and able to talk to her. She was completely honest with me about this being a gradual journey to reach my goal and straight away explained what she could and couldn’t do (she can’t perform miracles) to help my situation by using a combination of hypnotherapy and other self-help techniques developed to build confidence and change perspectives. 

Six sessions later, I can honestly say that I am now noticing a change in my perspective and how I deal with those situations that would have previously led to one of my downward spirals of depression and self-loathing!!  I am pleased to say that I am finally starting to like myself and, although I know this is a work in progress, I feel like a new woman.

The combination of hypnotherapy and self-help techniques taught in my sessions, along with the friendship, support and non-judgemental understanding given by Sue, has helped me so much and I have finally found a very real and effective method of dealing with my confidence and self-esteem issues.

I cannot thank Sue enough for all of her help have no hesitation in recommending her hypnotherapy services. So, please, if you are reading this and deliberating whether to make appointment, do yourself a favour – make the call….." JP Feb 2016

Pain Control

4

"I am female and approaching my 60th Birthday and I have been married for 37 years. Around 2 years ago I inexplicably started to have incredibly bad pain in the pelvic area of my body. This not only had the effect of being very debilitating but also caused an extreme mental stress problem.

On my very first session Sue put me at ease and as we made our way through the sessions, in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, I knew that I was not only learning to cope with the stress but also that I was managing the pain much better. I had lost confidence in myself and that has returned. I am now back to exercising and walking regularly  again which I love and sadly had almost entirely stopped doing. The knock on effect also is that my sleep pattern has much improved whereas it had become erratic to say the least and many nights I had hardly slept at all.

Sue has helped me to manage and hugely improve my problem and to be frank I do not know what I would have done had it not been for her professional but also highly sensitive ability. Sue has a gift and I consider myself fortunate to have been the recipient of that to which I am truly grateful. I could not recommend her more highly". SJ April 2016