Testimonials


All of the following testimonials are genuine and are extracts from the many letters, cards and emails received from people who have had successful treatments with me. I am touched by the honesty expressed and the willingness shown to share these sentiments with others. Initials have been used to protect client privacy where appropriate.

Addictions

”My spending was out of control. I was moving debt from one card to another. I also started lying to my husband and family. Thank you for helping me to uncover what my underlying problems were. And for the practical solutions you offered too." G.

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”Shopaholic! That was me. Totally out of control . I still like nice things but I don’t feel as compelled to buy them. I sometimes have money left over at the end of the month now." Sonia. T.

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”My drinking had been gradually getting out of control for years. Along with my counsellor , the hypnotherapy got me to a point where I could feel comfortable and relaxed without needing to have a drink.” G. M. Hove

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”I was kidding myself that my ‘recreational drugs’ were just that! It just kind of crept up on me. The slippery slope. With you I gained the confidence to know that I could manage without them." B.E.

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”The on-line gambling had slowly become a gradual obsession. I was sucked in. Now I go out and see people and enjoy life. I am so glad to be free of it" Ben. T

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“I felt very silly coming to with my diet coke and aspartame problem. Together though, we nailed it.” Lydia. L

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"Hey Martin. It’s 7 years now since you helped me stop smoking. Can you believe it? Because I still can’t. Thank you SO much." Jenny, Brighton.

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"I am still not sure what you did or how you did it, but I haven’t touched a cigarette since. And the best thing is I don’t even think about them anymore. Over 2 years now. I will always be grateful you clever man!" Paul Shaw, London

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"You helped me to realise how my obsession with food and the ‘binging’ was related to what had happened to me in the past. Helping me to let that go made it so much easier to stick to the healthy eating plan. I feel so much better about myself. It took us a while, but we got there. Cheers Martin." P. S. B.

Credit Crunch Issues

"Ron from Hove says "You will recall how lacking in confidence I was following my redundancy. The hypnosis , as well as lots of practical tips, helped me to get back into the job market. In a strange way I am glad it happened now as I am enjoying my life more, happily riding out the credit crunch."

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“Our sessions helped me to adjust to our dramatic change in circumstances in these turbulent economic times. No one knows what is round the corner. We are more grateful for what we do have now." Fran, Brighton.

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“I am starting to look beyond what has happened and embrace our new future with confidence. Thank you for all you did." Darren. S, Hove

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”My life had already been turned around before I did your ‘turn your life around programme. Who would have thought I would have had to re-invent myself at my age! But with your help I did. Many of my old fears and worries have gone and I live so much more for the day. It was money very well spent.

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Following my redundancy I had trouble with low moods and coping with long, uneventful days. Thank you for giving me the push I needed to get out there again and meet people. Also for all of those networking tips. I am now volunteering and getting fit too. Life goes on.

Confidence and self esteem

"Working with you Martin was like gaining an unfair advantage. I am much more confident and at ease in my work-life. And this has crossed over into my personal life too." M. S (Amex)

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"Thank you for all the help you gave me so that I could get up in front of all of those people and give that speech. We both really enjoyed our special day." J.N. London

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Ron from Hove says "You will recall how lacking in confidence I was following my redundancy. The hypnosis , as well as lots of practical tips, helped me to get back into the job market. In a strange way I am glad it happened now as I am enjoying my life more, happily riding out the credit crunch."

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"Thank you Martin for boosting my courage and confidence to come off my anti-depressants after 5 years. Even my G.P was surprised." M.B. Hove

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"The presentation went really well. I am almost looking forward to the next one." Paul. S.

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"I just don’t worry about stuff in the same way. I just get on with what I have to do .Lots of people have said how much more confident I am. I am not sharing my ‘anchor’ with anyone. It’s my secret." M. London
Donna Southern says "I had been struggling for years, possibly since birth, with low self-esteem issues. With your help and apparent ease, I began to overcome them. I am fortunate to have found you."

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"I must say I was sceptical at the start. But my best friend came along to see you and I noticed a great improvement in her very quickly. I realised how low my self-esteem was too. I thought, well I’m having some of that. I like myself more now and don’t put myself down as much." Barrie. D

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"I am pleased to report that I am continuing to go from strength to strength, after all those years of not feeling good enough. How good it feels being free from my past and looking forward to the future with confidence." M.T.Hove

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Gillian for Bexhill says “My only regret is I didn’t find you, Hypnotherapy and NLP sooner. I am coming back soon for more”.

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"Improving my self- esteem and releasing my creativity have given me a new lease of life." Gemma.

Depression, Low moods

“The ‘parts therapy' was instrumental in lightening my low moods. Naming my dark side has been such a release.” M.S.

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Elisabeth says "Our sessions made me realise that there is more to life than a flat, dull, gray and pointless existence. They helped me get some hope back.”

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“I often felt too low to come along but you always encouraged me to ‘get my body there’. I still see my therapist and struggle at times but I do feel a lot lighter somehow." P. M.

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“Unblocking my creativity was the key to lifting my depression. I have just started the ‘Artist’s Way’ programme you suggested and things are really moving.” Caroline, Hove

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BP from Hove says "It was stopping smoking with you that gave me the trust and confidence to let you help me with my panic and depression too. I am a whole lot better. I will say in touch."

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"When I first saw you I was very low, maybe even depressed. I am delighted to tell you how much more positive and focused I feel following your ‘turn your life around in 6 weeks programme’. What a journey it was! I even enjoyed the homework." Nigel. S. London.

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”Thank you Martin for boosting my courage and confidence to come off my anti-depressants after 5 years. Even my G.P was surprised." M.B. Hove

Fears and Phobias

"Thanks Martin for helping me gain the confidence to visit a dentist after putting it off for years. I am now pain fee and have even booked a check up." Valerie. Hangleton.

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"I would be lying if I said that I enjoyed flying but I have flown several times now and each time it gets easier. The breathing technique you taught me has been invaluable." R.F. Brighton

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"Hi Martin. You saw me the day I was due to fly off on my big trip. I still don’t know where my fear of flying came from but it just started up and then got really bad. Well I want you to know that I was fine and used the breathing technique as you showed me etc. On one of the flights I even helped a nervous fellow passenger to calm down. It has really worked for me so thanks again." Nick Bolton. London.

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"I still don’t like spiders but I can calmly dispose of one now should the need arise. I still laugh at the time you had me imagine those dancing spiders with tutu’s on." S.E. Hove

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"After a couple of sessions with you I can now travel on trains and the underground without having the dreadful thoughts that something bad will happen." L. M

Panic Attacks

Julia from Hove says "Huge thanks for helping me with my crippling panic. I always felt very safe and relaxed with you."

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"It makes me wonder why I put up with my debilitating panic for so long. I still get uneasy at times but know that I have a tool to help me should I get stuck. You worked with me on a lot of different levels Martin .I am so happy to recommend you to others in the same plight." Sheila. B

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"If I hadn’t have come to you when I did I think my panic and anxiety would have spiralled out of control." Peter. Worthing.

BP from Hove says "It was stopping smoking with you that gave me the trust and confidence to work on my panic and depression too."

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"I was very surprised when my G.P recommended you to help with my panic attacks. I am so glad I gave it a go." Amanda. Western Road

Pain Management

"It was such a joy to realise that I could direct the relaxation and comfort to anywhere in my body that needed it. My arthritic knee still troubles me at times but overall the pain is so much less. I still use the breathing and other techniques you taught me." M.L. Hove

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Susan from Brighton says “the self-hypnosis you taught me is such a helpful tool when my pain gets bad. I sleep so much better now”

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"I am still off the painkillers and feel so much better for it. Thank you for showing me how to manage and lessen my pain naturally." Tim. D.

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“Even going into trance, before you did ‘the work’ as you say, I could feel the pain in my back easing .Thank you. And for letting me lay on your floor." Paul Webb. NW10

Presentations and Public Speaking

“Thank you for all the help you gave me so that I could get up in front of all of those people and give that speech. We both really enjoyed our special day." J.N. London

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"The presentation went really well. I am almost looking forward to the next one." Paul. S.

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Melanie from Brighton says “I can now give small talks and presentations without blushing and feeling like I want the ground to swallow me up”

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“I use my ‘calm and relaxed’ anchor whenever I feel the tension mounting” Beth. R.

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“My boss has told me how much more effectively I handle questions following presentations” Theo, Brighton

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”I got the job. The talk I gave was a breeze and there were 4 of them! Your a marvel! " John, Hove

Sleeping Disorders

Maureen from Hove says "I know you say it isn’t magic but a powerful natural tool. Well I think you worked a little magic with me. The self-hypnosis is wonderful and I now sleep so much better”.

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"Now that I am sleeping so much better, I am able to concentrate on one thing at a time and get so much more done." H.F, London

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"I was worrying so much about my exams that I couldn’t sleep. Not only did you help with that but you also taught me how to revise and recall information so much more effectively." Jane. W.

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"How good it feels to be able to go to bed and not wake in the night worrying about things. I’m so grateful. Those sleeping tips you taught me worked a treat too." Malcome. M

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"Thank you for helping me to sleep better following my relationship break-up. I am much more optimistic about my future now Martin." Helena, Patcham.

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Susan from Brighton says “the self-hypnosis you taught me is such a helpful tool when my pain gets bad. I sleep so much better now.”

Stopping Smoking

Franny Skeeles from Brighton says "I came to Martin six years ago in desperation, as having been diagnosed with Angina, giving up smoking was crucial for my health, but I was still unable to give up by willpower alone! He is a very calm and focussed person, and inspired me to feel that Yes! I could stop smoking! We had three sessions, backed up by a recording, which I played at bedtime each night...and , literally, overnight I had no desire to smoke! I have been smoke free since then, for which I am eternally grateful!! I recommend him daily to friends who want to kick the habit. From the first treatment I have been able to sit with smokers, and have no desire to smoke myself. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin as a gifted hypnotherapist! I had tried to quit so many times before, and he made the whole thing easy! Best Wishes for a smoke free future."

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"Hey Martin. It’s 7 years now since you helped me stop smoking. Can you believe it? Because I still can’t. Thank you SO much." Jenny, Brighton.

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"I am still not sure what you did or how you did it, but I haven’t touched a cigarette since. And the best thing is I don’t even think about them anymore. Over 2 years now. I will always be grateful you clever man!" Paul Shaw, London

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"I was very sceptical. But I had tried everything else And you helped my friend stop smoking. So I thought why not me .I struggle a bit sometimes but I am still a smoke free zone." David, Brighton and Hove.

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BP from Hove says "It was stopping smoking with you that gave me the trust and confidence to let you help me with my panic and depression too. I am a whole lot better. I will say in touch."
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"Martin, as you know I tried everything to stop smoking before I saw you. Zyban , the Nicorette patches. Even hypnosis. The one session I had with you did it. I do still think about cigarettes but not in the same way. Oh and by the way, I still notice the colour red if I feel I am weakening!" Paula, Hurstpierpoint

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"I wouldn’t say that stopping smoking was the easiest thing I have ever done but my goodness it smoothed the whole process out." John. M. Portslade

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"Your ‘Stop smoking for Life’ programme was brilliant. I know that you say it was the hypnosis but I still believe it was those things you had me doing the week before I stopped that really did it! Who knows! All I do know is that it worked. So wonderful to be free from a habit that I endured for over 20 years .And now you have helped my friend too. I am so happy to endorse you and what you do." Monica, Brunswick Square

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James. D. of London says "On the 30th of this month it will be 2 years since I stopped (smoking) with you Martin. It has been my achievement, with hard work, but I am very aware that in those ’do or die moments ’ , what you did ,made the difference. I’m so glad that I made the investment for my health...and self esteem."

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"My 2 hour session with you finally put an end to my smoking. I knew it was the right time for me to stop and I actually enjoyed the hypnosis. So calm and relaxing. I didn’t want to come back up." Liz, Hove

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”Thank you for adapting your programme so that my partner and I could stop smoking together. Combining our individual and joint goals has worked really well for us“. Chris and Tim, Brighton.

Stress, Anxiety and Worry

Suzie from Hampshire says "I am so grateful I am for the strength you gave me. My husband reckons that your hypnotherapy was the one thing that actually made a difference. He did not believe it would help. I came away from my first session with you so markedly better that he could tell just by looking at me that I had improved. No drugs, no psychiatrist helped me in the way your therapy sessions did."

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“I was so nervous before my first appointment but you put me at my ease and the hypnotherapy was really soothing. My stress levels dropped almost immediately and the self-hypnosis has been a godsend." Pauline. P.

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“My life is so much more rewarding now that I am not so stressed. Sure I still turn things over in my mind but somehow find it easier to not dwell on them. Somehow, I feel lighter”. Jeremy. Brighton

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“Lots of my friends have noticed how much calmer and relaxed I am. Thank you so much." N.T

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“I had my annual appraisal after I saw you and boss commented on how much calmer and more focussed I seem.” Roberta. D. London

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“I feel now that I have a choice about I respond and react to situations. You showed me how to relax properly too. I even sleep better.” M.L. Hove

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“The relaxation and breathing techniques you taught me have been invaluable Sometimes we do them in the office if things get really tough.” Nigel. T.

Turn your life around in 6 weeks programme

"Martin, you have helped turn my life around. I only wish I had found you years ago. I am so glad to have re connected with my’ inner child. Thank you so much." Kim. Brighton

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"When I first saw you I was very low, maybe even depressed. I am delighted to tell you how much more positive and focused I feel following your ‘turn your life around in 6 weeks programme’. What a journey it was! I even enjoyed the homework." Nigel. S. London

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"I was very impressed by the variety and range of tools and techniques you used .The programme felt ‘tailor made’ to my needs." Christina.

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Helen says "You showed me that by changing the ‘frame’, the picture can look so different. I am so much more optimistic about my future now." H. D. Hove

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"Mine seemed like such a long list of issues to work on. But with your care, diligence, experience and range of techniques, I slowly started to move forward. And I haven’t looked back." L.N.

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“To those lucky enough to find their way into your safe hands. May they find the courage to trust you, the strength to express themselves so that you may assist them with your hypnosis and many caring skills that are integral within your persona. You are unique." D.S.BA Hons . F.A

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"Letting go of some of my emotional baggage has been so liberating. As you say when you let go of things you no longer need, then you create space for new and exciting things to happen." Tom. D. London
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”My life was just jogging along aimlessly. I am now working towards my goals, have moved flat and having more fun.” James. Saltdean

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"You helped me realise that I needed to change my old relationship patterns. The regression we did was particularly helpful. I am seeing someone special now so fingers crossed." CB.

Weight and Eating Disorders

"You know that before I saw you I had tried everything to lose weight and to keep it off. Together with the power of the hypnosis and the healthy lifestyle goals we set, I dropped two dress sizes. And I managed to keep the weight off this time." A.L.

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"Just to let you know that I have kept the weight off. I am still naughty sometimes but I use all the tips and tools you taught me as well as carrying on with my activity programme. Food just doesn’t seem as important to me now." M.P. Brighton

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"You helped me to realise how my obsession with food and the ‘bingeing’ was related to my emotions and what had happened to me in the past. By helping me to let that go made it so much easier to stick to the healthy eating plan. I feel so much better about myself. It took us a while, but we got there. Thank you so much Martin." P.S.B.

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"How many things have we worked on now Martin, over the years? Weight, confidence, finding my soul mate? I will be back for more you special man." Jayne ’the hypno junkie’ Hove

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Beverly D. says "Imagine my surprise when you suggested fitting a ‘mind’ gastric band as part of my weight loss sessions. Although I was comfortable and relaxed during the session, I felt afterwards that something had changed significantly. And the amount of food I want changed too. As you always say,’ anything is possible with the subconscious mind."

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Jean D. says “thank you for helping to appreciate and like myself. I shop and cook for myself now. I have managed to gain a stone and people tell me how healthy I look. And I have boundless energy."