Before my first session with Sandy I made a list. I wanted to be as precise as possible, to use my time with her well. It was a long list. I’ve lived with a corrosive and pervasive eating disorder for over thirty years. I’ve dressed this disorder up as politics - Fat is a feminist issue. I’ve had years of therapy and understood the complex ‘why’ of emotional eating - My mother died, I want to take up the space she previously occupied. I want to celebrate - I cook. I want to commiserate - I cook. I want to forget - I cook. I want to remember… everything in my life was linked to food and yes, I also trotted out the cliche about it not being fair, that if you’re an alcoholic ‘all’ you have to do is give up booze but if you give up food, you die!
A couple of weeks ago, whilst looking for something else, I found my Sandy-list. I was struck by how long it was and, that the first thing on the list was really all I’d ever wanted, and most of all, that I had, without even realising it, got my heart’s desire. Sandy, with a practical lightness of touch that still astounds me, had gifted me my wish. I had written - I want a miracle. And that’s what I got. Yes, I lost some weight but more, so much more, my eating disorder has just gone. My mind is still. My body is fit for purpose.
After 20 years of battling with weight loss and self esteem, trying every diet out there, I really was at an all time low. A friend of mine recommended Hypnotherapy for a Virtual Gastric Band. I was cynical but I explored and came across Sandy. There was a cancellation for the next day and between this fate and Sandys direction on the phone, I knew I wanted to try this even with all of my cynicism.
I had in total 4 sessions with Sandy and my amazement comes in the fact that the 2 stone I lost is secondary in comparison to the increase in self esteem I gained. Not through the weight loss but the hypnotherapy is about you loving yourself enough to feed it only with the good. My subconscious read that in so many ways. 6 months on, I am 2.5stone lighter, 2 dress sizes smaller and slowly continuing to lose but oh so very happy in myself generally and have found a new love for myself which in turn encouraged me to set my wedding date!
All of my friends and family consistently compliment me and are amazed at what has made this happen for me. Everyone is different but if you haven't tried it already then I definitely recommend this treatment.
For me it is also about the trust you have in the practitioner and Sandy was without a doubt one of the most sensitive, understanding, intuitive, patient and caring people which for someone like me made this even more enjoyable and relaxing. I always looked forward to the time spent with her and I would 100% recommend her to anyone.
Thank you Sandy for helping me find 'me' again because she is blinking fantastic!
My session with Sandy opened a door to my awareness that I didn't even realize was shut.
After my divorce, I was having trouble staying centered in relationships and found myself attracting men who really were not a good match for me. Through her soothing voice and timely insights, Sandy guided me to a place where my ego was stripped down and I could see not only my patterns but my mother's patterns as well which I was now carrying.
My journey with Sandy helped me pinpoint the key thoughts I was having that were blocking my ability to manifest a healthy relationship. I now feel more ready than ever to not only give love, but more importantly I feel completely deserving to receive love.
Thank you again Sandy for opening my heart to knowing the divine light that I am.
Nicola - Hawaii
I started my Virtual Gastric Band sessions with you out of desperation as a last resort after trying every diet existing !
As you may recall, I was very sceptical about the idea of hypnosis, but then again, I was desperate.
The first session was very hard for me, however I followed your advice about listening to the CD and suddenly I felt I was connecting with you and your voice…the following two sessions totally transformed me and transformed my opinion about hypnosis.
My favourite session was the “inner child” session which I felt brought back the “beautiful me” that had died many many years ago. Suddenly my confidence started growing back and my midnight binging stopped and finally after 15 years of self-punishment with food, I was in control of my eating habits.
I had my last session with you today and I feel like a different person, more confident, more in control of my life and more positive about the future.
Although my initial contact with you was to help me lose weight, you proved to be a great Hypnotherapist and used hypnosis to resolve a lot of my underlying psychological issues which were causing my problems with food, something that no other diet has managed to achieve.
I genuinely can’t thank you enough and recommend you to everyone, not just for weight loss issues, but for any other issues that is causing them stress and discomfort.
Rose - Hertfordshire
My sessions with Sandy allowed me to really get into my subconscious mind and tackle some stubborn and powerful processes.
I have always felt that my subconscious beliefs were limiting my life but extended talk therapy with previous therapists just did not seem to make a difference.
I felt very close to sandy during my sessions because of her gentle nature. Her own history helped me feel safe and connected to her. Since her sessions life just feels easier and I have more self esteem.
I would highly recommend The Journey and Hypnotherapy for anyone feeling the need to, or ready to, make a shift, release old wounds, self discover and heal.
I experienced a real connection to my spirituality and a great release of physical tensions. I was able to go deep within and see things about my self that needed to be acknowledged.
I still have much work to do but now have a foundation from which to build. From the session something ended and something begun...
Sandy is an excellent therapist. I felt safe and supported, she was fully present every moment with me, and I can't thank her enough!
Loraine - Islington
I am writing to say a really big 'Thank You' for the tremendous help you have given to me in my efforts to lose weight. I have been trying for many years to lose weight without success, but this time it has worked. I have tried many slimming clubs, diets and exercises but never really lost much weight. I even joined a running club, but had to stop due to a bad knee injury, which has also stopped me doing any impact exercise.
I heard about the virtual gastric band a while ago. More recently I was looking through my local paper where virtual gastric band was being advertised locally. I rang the number straight away and made an appointment with Sandy.
I am so glad that I took the opportunity to make that phone call and followed the gastric band system, as I have now lost an amazing 1.5 Stone (that's 10 bags of sugar I no longer have to carry around). I have also lost 2 dress sizes, I feel fitter and my knee seems less painful so I am going to try again to exercise next week.
I am delighted with the results and I know that I will continue to lose more weight with the virtual gastric band together with help of the recordings.
I would thoroughly recommend Sandy to anyone who is serious about weight loss.
Janette - Hertfordshire
Sandy is a remarkable person and professional.
I have worked with and consulted quite a few counsellors and hypnotherapists before meeting her, however never have I met someone who offers such an effective balance of practical, emotional and emphatic support.
Her understanding of applying the most effective method and saying the right thing at the right time has helped me regain control of not only my eating habits but also my confidence and self-assurance in other areas of my life.
I have dropped a size after only 6 weeks since we started the Virtual Gastric Band therapy and am facing life with renewed enthusiasm after many years of difficult experiences.
As a professional coach and mentor I know about supporting others through changes and the impact that one special person can have on people.
I cannot recommend her highly enough and if you’re not sure – just have one session with Sandy and you will discover the wonderful benefits for yourself.
Jennifer – Learning, Development & Career Management Consultant
Sandy is a fantastic therapist whom I highly recommend to anyone who is facing any level of trauma or difficulty in their lives. I came to Sandy with many issues which I have struggled with since childhood and has affected my day to day adult life including mental, physical and sexual abuse. Within one session with Sandy, I felt the emotions of those memories completely wash away and became replaced wish a warm sense of peace. I have been to many different therapists but none achieved the level of results that Sandy did for me. After one session, I went from feeling angry, on edge, and anxious to free, relaxed, in the moment and completely in control of my life. I highly recommend Sandy to anyone who isn't where they want to be right now or feel like they are completely out of options and there is nowhere else to turn, like I did. Thank you Sandy!