Following treatment for anxiety and phobia, Ms D.W. writes; "Andrew from Ash Tree Therapy helped me when my anxiety based on a phobia has escalated so much that it was really affecting my life. I first contacted him by email describing my situation and asked if he felt his service could work to help cure/control my anxiety.
Andrew responded positively with a detailed explanation of what he would practice with me, which removed the fear of the unknown and gave me the confidence to book a therapy session with him.
Andrew always talked over what he was going to do at the beginning of every session which I really liked and he adapted the way he worked slightly when we had a conversation about the history of my phobia.
I found Andrew’s service very calming and after 4 sessions of meeting with him I feel I am able to manage my anxiety much better and feel I have gained some control back over my phobia and related behaviours.
A very professional, calming and reliable service - Thank you Andrew"
Following treatment for anxiety and confidence boosting, Ms C.R. writes; "Since I had facial surgery and suffered complications 6 years ago, I had struggled with low self-esteem and issues with confidence and speaking in public.
For 18 months this anxiety and inner conflict about my own self image was so bad that I would go to great lengths to avoid having my picture taken. Although I am still not particularly keen on having lots of pictures taken, the negative feelings I have toward myself have been greatly reduced.
Hypnotherapy with Andrew has been an important part of my recovery that has helped me to recognise my false beliefs and let go of destructive patterns of thinking. As a result I am now able to move forward in all aspects of my life. Andrew provides high quality recordings of all sessions, which I find very useful to reinforce the positive changes I have made.
As a person, Andrew is very easy to talk to and listens intently without judgement, and I would recommend his service to anyone that feels ready to change their lives in some way. Thank you Andrew!"
Following treatment for anxiety around driving, Ms G.P. writes; "For many years I have experienced a deep routed fear of learning to drive. Partly due to my mother's own fear and hate of driving which I feel strongly impacted on me and also due to being dyslexic (I find it hard to follow processes/instructions).
Initially I was a bit sceptical as to how helpful hypnosis would be. Like many people I have watched television programmes televising hypnotherapy stage shows and had preconceived views/ideas about hypnotherapy, however I was so pleased i made the decision to give it ago. Andrew Smith has a naturally calming influence. He put me at ease & made me feel relaxed (initially I was a bit nervous as to what to expect). Andrew helped me manage my fear and enabled me to relax prior to my driving lessons.
I am due to arrange my driving test shortly and will be enlisting Andrew's assistance again prior to taking my test to help me manage my nerves. I no longer have a fear of driving. As for my actual driving lessons I can now say this is something I enjoy rather than fear, thanks to Andrew."