All testimonials have been provided by by genuine clients.
Surnames have been removed to protect client confidentiality.
Six months ago sleeping, getting out of bed, dressing and eating had become an exhausting daily challenge. Fear had become all encompassing. Despite medication and support of family and friends I desperately wanted my life back. I needed professional help.
Cathy instantly made me feel safe. I no longer felt alone. Cathy explained the physiology behind my mental torture at our first consultation. Through Cathy’s calm and reassuring sessions I began to take back control. By achieving the weekly goals I set myself with Cathy’s guidance, my sleeping, motivation and happiness gradually returned. Through listening to Cathy’s melodic voice on a CD I have finally learnt how to relax. Because of Cathy’s professionalism and expertise I now have positive thoughts for the future, because of her I smile a lot more now - THANK YOU. "
My every thought had previously been pretty negative and everyday events had often been something to be anxious about. When there was something important that maybe warranted real worry, those feelings became very concerning.
Panic mode would set in and anyone who has endured those attacks understands the feelings they bring.
I eventually sought help in the form of Hypnotherapy with Cathy. Over my time with her I eventually began to see my life as it really should be. Throughout our hours of conversation, she encouraged me to understand how I could take control of my mind/ brain , instead of it continually controlling me.
She helped me see, list and dwell on the many positives that were part of my daily life.
Importantly too, she taught me the benefits of true relaxation of mind and body and through soundfiles, to ensure at least half an hour of every day was given over to this process.
Cathy had the gift of helping me to help myself realise the positives around me and practise the techniques of relaxation so necessary to my change of behaviour.
Thanks to her I am a happier person, I see positives where before there were so many negatives and my whole outlook on life has improved beyond measure. Many thanks again! "
At my first meeting Cathy gave me a CD to listen to each night and as and when needed. A week later I had my first full session and I told Cathy that since I had started listening to the CD I had been sleeping better. I did not understand how the CD worked but I was starting to feel more positive. In total I had three full sessions with Cathy. This surprised me as I thought I would need weeks of therapy. Now I am able to deal with spiders without having any drama and without the need for actually killing them. I also sleep well, feel more confident and positive, I have a belief in myself and I feel happy and content. I am eating healthier and have more energy. I cannot believe how much of a difference these sessions have made. Family and friends have commented on how happy I am. This massive improvement in my mental health is all thanks to Cathy and her skills as a hypnotherapist. I feel I now have a life....a happy life. I would highly recommend Cathy - I am so happy I found her website and made contact....it is the best thing I have ever done. Thank you so much Cathy. "
My daughter was feeling very nervous about seeking therapy but Cathy's warm personality and calm gentle demeanour immediately made her feel at ease. She left each session feeling totally relaxed with a huge smile on her face and after just a few sessions is feeling much more positive about life in general. In my daughters own words "I have no idea how it works, but it just does!".
It's such a huge relief to see her smile again and would not hesitate to contact Cathy again should those negative thoughts ever start to creep back in.” "
I want to sincerely thank you for working with me and bringing such a positive effect on my life. It wasn't an easy decision because I am going to miss our laughs and positivity but feel so much stronger. I am crying tears of joy writing this...Seriously can't thank you enough xx "
She made me feel so much better about myself and life in general helping me to cope with my pain.
Sessions with Cathy and the sound file she provided helped me to relax and I feel so much better these days.
I am very grateful to her and for what she has done for me "
From the outset, I found Cathy very approachable, professional and easy to talk to.
She's got such a happy, positive, addictive personality and is excellent in her profession. I feel so much better. Thank you Cathy, I'll be forever grateful. X "
We established a rapport from the very first appointment (I don’t know how you couldn’t establish a rapport with Cathy - she’s very open, warm and good-humoured). I found her positive-focused (or solution focused) approach really worked, and I left her that first week feeling emotionally lighter.
I also found that very quickly my interactions with others became a lot less angst-ridden, and I started to do things without worrying (which is absolutely amazing!). Cathy teaches you the scientific reasoning behind her hypnotherapy, which worked well for me, as I always like to know the purpose of what I’m doing. I would definitely recommend her services.
In fact I will be recommending her to all and sundry! You will feel safe in her hands, and it feels like you are going to see a friend each week, rather than going for a professional consultation. I can honestly say I have never laughed as much in my life as I have with Cathy.” "
From the very outset what Cathy said made sense and I walked away from the introductory session feeling lighter in mood and more positive about achieving my goals.
One of the immediate impacts of the hypnotherapy was the amazing difference it made to my sleep; just being able to have more than a few hours sleep at a time made everything else so much easier to deal with. It was also a realisation that not having enough sleep was contributing to my stress levels which I think I had just become so used to that I didn’t even know I was stressed.
It has been so helpful to be able to challenge myself and my thinking and look much more to the positives in my life. This way of thinking is now becoming the norm and although I know I still have a way to go, I don’t feel pressured or worry about managing my weight. I believe this will happen as I continue to change the way I think, not just about the weight but about people and life overall.
Cathy is one of the loveliest, most positive people I have ever met. In a very short time I have been able to make changes to my thinking, feel more confident and have much more belief in myself as a result of Cathy’s support and encouragement. It really has made a difference to my life. "
This photo is of me sat on my own with the children. That would never have happened before I met you
The anxiety seemed to have miraculously disappeared. I was a bit worried it was just a flash in the pan, However, as my sessions continued I found that I was less depressed and my self esteem and self confidence returned to levels I had forgotten I had ever had. Along the way, I have had several dips, but have learned that I can bounce back with the help of Cathy's techniques, and also that anxiety in normal people (which I now consider myself to be) occurs because of real life, and goes away when problems are dealt with.
I continue to get insights into how my mind is working, and use them to support my recovery. The best result is that my wife says it's like living with a new man.
Thanks for giving me my life back Cathy, and for the laughs we had along the way! "
She helped me take control back
When my body had gone awry
She helped me to stop the tears
That my eyes had begun to cry.
She helped me to focus
And to achieve success
She even helped me to stay calm
And stopped me lying in excess.
Thank you Cathy
For all of your aid.
You helped me take my life back
When happiness began to fade.
Written by GF Knott in June 2018
** " I come from the Rochdale borough. I sought Cathy’s aid in helping me deal with the stress of my academic life and in taking control of my body in a time where my grasp on my actions was tenuous to say the least. She helped me to deal with my problems when I couldn’t properly deal with them myself, and quite possibly saved my future from falling into disrepair by doing so. Thank you Cathy. "
After only a few sessions, I felt much better. My life is more focused and Cathy is always around should you need extra help, and I am now, with the help from Cathy, setting new goals into place for the future as I now have more confidence and able to explore different areas in my life and career "
It took a lot for me to ask for help and I am so glad I chose you to help me.
After years of suffering in silence with very little support from family and peers, I took my first positive step.
The way in which you explained how I was thinking was really easy to understand and your kind, soft voice helped me to feel at ease.
The sessions were nice and informal with the wonderful relaxation at the end which helped me to realise that I have never really known how to relax and turn my ever thinking brain OFF!
After a few lovely sessions, I noticed that I was no longer worrying about running my business, training my puppy and generally worrying about my daughter who is now a grown woman. All the day to day stresses and strains have just melted into positive and achievable goals. I have also learnt to say “No” instead of trying to squeeze things in to suit other people. Although it is nice to help others, it is a lot better if I put my own well-being first.
Your sessions have helped me to turn my life around and that is all thanks to you, your expertise, knowledge and kind nature.
Thank you once again. "
My first consultation I was nervous even anxious but it melted away as I sat down, I felt comfortable opening up to Cathy she made me feel welcome and helped me navigate my mind. I always looked forward to my sessions and I noticed a change, I felt more positive toward myself and the way I looked at things. I would truly recommend Cathy Cartwright and Fresh thinking hypnotherapy to anyone especially those that need a positive boost, she helped me become the old me, the best me and even better. Thank You Cathy
Thank you Cathy for helping me to conquer my negative thoughts. "
By chance I found one of Cathy's leaflets and thought I would give it a try. What had I to lose?
Thank goodness I did. After just one session with the lovely, calming Cathy I could at last see the light at the end of this very long tunnel. She helped me turn from negative to positive thinking and showed how I could empty my "stress bucket".
After several sessions I am now so much calmer, have no problem leaving the house and feel I have been given back my life. If ever I have a negative moment I think of Cathy's voice saying "I can, I will" and positive feelings come flooding back.
Thank you so much Cathy. You have changed my life. "
I was surprised by how quickly I started feeling the effects and only after the first session. I felt as if I was thinking more clearly and focusing on more positive things in my life rather than hanging on to the negative. This continued and got even better with each session.
Not only the hypnotherapy but also speaking with Cathy each week really helped me, she is such a lovely person and so easy to talk to. I truly believe that my weekly sessions with her, have helped me cope with my new life in the UK and not only have I noticed a positive mental change, but I have finally started to lose the weight that I gained since moving here. It was such a struggle before but now it is so much easier.
I feel great with the changes that have been brought on since then and put what I’ve learned into practice every day to make sure that I continue to see such great positive changes in my life.
Even after my therapy has ended, I continue to listen to the CD provided each night to help me fall and stay asleep, it is great tool to ensure that I get the deep sleep that I need and has positive assurances to keep me in my positive brain.
Just want to say thank you, Cathy, for all your help. I truly appreciate everything you’ve helped me accomplish. "
Cathy made me feel relaxed and at ease from the beginning. She explained the process clearly, and listened to my reasons for attending, and didn’t make any judgements. In fact she actually supported my right to feel how I did, which was reassuring even before hypnosis.
I have had hypnosis before and was fully aware throughout those sessions. In Cathy’s I was nearly fast asleep!!!
I listened to the CD she gave me. Even after the first session I was aware that my reactions to the CD was changing to a more positive view of myself. I found myself in situations which I would have felt uncomfortable in, and was surprised to see how confident I felt. No changes in how I fitted in. Just much more comfortable in my own skin, which is what I really wanted.
I had 3 sessions in all, from my choice, and a good 2 months on am still benefitting from the results.
I would have no hesitation to recommend Cathy, and would certainly go back if I had other issues to address. "
A professional approach to all that she did, coupled with endless patience, gave me all that I needed to overcome quite deep set problems. She has also left me with the knowledge I need to get through any future recurrences.
I would recommend Cathy in an instant "
I made an appointment to see Cathy after reading great testimonials on the internet. Cathy helped me understand how the brain works when coping with stress. Importantly Cathy taught me how make better decisions through relaxation and hypnotherapy. Cathy and I worked together through simple positive steps to tackle my problems.
My life is now much happier after a series of consultations. I can now independently deal with the day to day running of my business. My decision-making is much clearer and I have increased sales in my business through my positive thinking. I now have better relations with my customer base. My life in now in my control. "
Cathy was recommended to me - she has been so patient and she always puts me at ease and is a good listener and she explained to me in simple terms how the brain works and why it works in different ways - and a relaxed body gives you a relaxed mind and that's where the hypnotherapy comes in - and the relaxation CD which Cathy gave to me I listen to every night and this has helped me sleep better. She has taught me how to see things differently - To think about the positives of the day and not the negatives. I felt like I was going mad but since I've been seeing Cathy I have realised that wasn't the case - my brain was tired and relaxation and hypnotherapy does help.
Since I've been seeing Cathy I can see how far I have come as I am no longer taking anti- depressants anymore which I never thought would happen - if Cathy can help me then she can help anyone 100%. "
As a direct result, at the end of the session the participants said they felt refreshed, could think with more clarity and generally felt more positive. "
I had a few sessions. I was a little apprehensive about broaching a new kind of way of dealing with my feelings but, from the very first session, I departed a different man. There was a change for the better. Cathy made me feel at ease, enough to talk about things; I was very relaxed. She is very easy to talk to.
We discussed my issues and she made me look at things from a different perspective. She taught me how to think differently, in a clearer and more focused way when things were troubling me. Cathy explained how the brain works in simple terms and the parts that are there to protect me. During the second part of the session, I listened to the music and her soothing, calming voice made me so relaxed that I went into a world of my own. I had a feeling of leaving my body and going somewhere else but returning feeling very comfortable, more confident and positive.
I now deal with my feelings completely differently in every aspect of my life, from personal to business. Friends and family have noticed a massive change in me. I feel good.
I would certainly recommend this lady to anyone with underlying issues. She is a true professional "
Cathy did not make any outlandish claims as to the effectiveness, but was confident that Hypnotherapy could help me to relax. The treatment itself is very relaxing.
I noticed a difference in my Bruxism straight away. Cathy clearly understands how to help people access and address negative sub-conscious actions.
I personally intend to continue my treatment and would not hesitate in recommending Cathy to others” "
Cathy’s lovely personality made me feel completely at ease very quickly. She is a very genuine lady, thoroughly committed to helping and her determination and care are powerful forces behind her absolute professionalism and expertise in her field.
The relaxation and de-stress sessions were not only enjoyable in themselves but they had long lasting effects. I felt that I had greater reserves of patience in dealing with all manner of situations, from issues at work to the children arguing at home! The sessions gave me a calm centre from which to control situations rather than feeling that I was being carried away powerless on the tide of events and the emotions created by those events.
As regards public speaking, the benefits were enormous in minimising nerves – especially in the days running up to the event. Normally nervousness would overshadow the event, but this time I could focus on the positive aspects of the event which made the whole experience more enjoyable.
I felt very much in control whilst making my speech and I am convinced that this aided my success. Cathy promoted self-belief and made me focus on the task in hand in a more detached manner so that I could make the speech to the best of my ability without being distracted by nerves and personal considerations of how I would come across. Instead, Cathy encouraged me to focus on what it would take to succeed and cleared a path for me to apply myself to that task.
I would not hesitate to recommend Cathy sessions to anybody considering Hypnotherapy "
Cathy from the moment we first spoke, made me feel at ease. I did not feel silly telling her about myself and what I wanted to achieve. After my initial session, I had every confidence Cathy was the right person. She is such a warm, welcoming yet professional person who listened.
My Hypnotherapy focused on weight management and my chocolate addiction. I felt amazing, relaxed and fully enjoyed it.
Since my Hypnotherapy, I cannot believe how I have not even thought about chocolate. The scales are moving in the right direction and I just feel simply amazing.
Really looking forward to my next session with Cathy, it has been life changing "
I was referred to the hospital dentist with a view to having Botox treatments. Hypnotherapy was suggested to me. I was very sceptical to say the least, but as I was suffering so much, I was prepared to try anything.
The first session of Hypnotherapy was very pleasant. I felt very calm, relaxed and I noticed afterwards that my teeth were quiet for a while. As the sessions progressed, I noticed a significant reduction in my teeth grinding – my teeth were quieter for longer periods. After about five sessions, the grinding had stopped altogether and months on down the line, has not returned. Peace perfect peace!
I attended an arranged appointment with the hospital dentist who discharged me saying that as I was no longer experiencing Bruxism, I didn’t require any treatment with Botox.
All I can do is thank Cathy for bring peace to my mind and to my teeth. People have noticed a huge difference. I am no longer sceptical about hypnotherapy and would highly recommend it. "
A bad experience in my early teens had left me with a crippling fear and even phoning for an appointment could leave me shaking and in floods of tears.
I was referred to Cathy and after my initial consultation we both agreed my course of treatment should be two de-stressing sessions, a rewind session and then a reframe session.
Cathy gave me a copy of her CD to listen to - which I did, every night.
The day of my appointment arrived and I listened to the CD the night before and again in the morning, I even took my I-pod with me to the dentist. To my surprise I remained calm and totally in control of my emotions and was in and out of the dentist in 35 minutes, the actual procedure took about 20 seconds - I don't know who was more shocked - me or my dentist!!
I still listen to my CD most nights. I feel much better about everything, my job, my home life, my stress levels are down and I'm sleeping much better (and for much longer).I would recommend hypnotherapy to anyone who has a phobia or is generally stressed in their lives - you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. "