Client feedback

All testimonials have been provided by by genuine clients.
Surnames have been removed to protect client confidentiality.
** " I made contact with Cathy when my teenager was experiencing great difficulty at school. My teen responded extremely well to Cathy's warm and friendly nature, and soon build up a great bond of trust. She looked forward to the weekly zoom sessions, talking through her week and working on ways to look at things differently. She often fell asleep, totally relaxed after Cathy's hypnotherapy at the end of each session.
A few months later, following a school move (which Cathy also supported us through) It's like having my bright, happy confident teenager back! We can't thank you enough Cathy for all you have done. The guidance has been amazing from start to finish, including the gently switching to fortnightly sessions, before coming to a natural end, when my teen felt ready.
Huge thanks for helping us both through a really difficult time!

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
C from Rochdale who’s teen suffered from anxiety.
June 2024

** " I contacted Cathy when I was feeling extremely anxious & depressed. I was already taking prescribed medication for depression but was also self medicating with alcohol. During my first appointment Cathy gave a very detailed but understandable explanation of how my brain worked. I found this very helpful & over the forthcoming sessions it helped me make sense of my mental health. I felt able to trust Cathy which helped me to talk openly & honestly about my struggles.
Cathy gave me good solid advice & the tools to help me cope better & to try & take control of my negative thoughts. My sessions with Cathy always ended with hypnotherapy, which left me feeling very relaxed & content. My mental wellness increased following the sessions & this was reflected in a scale Cathy uses to measure this. Thanks to Cathy I am now in a much happier & better place. I also now feel equipped with the tools & ideas Cathy gave me to keep moving forward.

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
J from Bury, who suffered from anxiety.
February 2024

** " Most recently I experienced traumatic events in my life that required immediate treatment.
I am privileged to have known Cathy for many years and previously I recommended her services to my students who suffered from severe anxiety and exam panic attacks.
So when I was at my worst I was absolutely positive that Cathy was the person to treat me, as I saw the results.
There are no words to express my gratitude for the level of excellent solution-focus therapy and I am at a stage where I start to see the sparkle that I once thought was lost.
The professionalism, kindness and beautiful soul that is healing me, for that reason I recommend that anyone facing a tough time reach out to Cathy and make positive changes.
I will be forever grateful.

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Ely from Greater Manchester, who suffered from trauma.
February 2024

** " Cathy is a wonderful soul and an expert in what she does. She has helped my wife dealing with PTSD and she even gave me pointers on how to deal with it, and how I can support my wife. Cathy is a luminary in her field and I highly recommend her services.

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Carlos from Greater Manchester
February 2024

** " After losing my Mum to cancer in September 2020, partaking in the Hospice Bereavement services but still struggling deep down, I contacted Fresh Thinking as hypnotherapy was recommended to me by my counsellor. From our first meeting Cathy made me feel so ‘at ease’ with her caring and empathetic nature. Everything she said made complete sense, all the tools she gave me really helped and after months of zoom sessions, positive chats and relaxation methods, I feel like I am able to cope better with day to day life without Mum.
I really cannot recommend Cathy enough for anyone struggling with life’s challenges. My Mum was my world, my best friend and losing her was the worst experience of my whole life. I know she would thank Cathy for helping me too, thank you so much – you have made such a difference to my life.

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Maria from Middleton, who suffered from bereavement.
December 2023

** " I contacted Cathy after losing my Son,I was anxious and in low mood, couldn't sleep, during my first session and Cathy explaining how my brain worked and encouraged me to understand how to take control of my mind, with relaxing and listening to the sound file every day for half an hour. Thanks to Cathy I am in a happier place, Thanks again Cathy for everything.

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Margaret from Oldham, who suffered from anxiety.
June 2023

** " I turned to Cathy when I was at a very low ebb and depressed. I had suffered depression on and off and had gone through a marriage break up and didn’t see any point in life. I had been prescribed anti-depressants by my doctor. The way Cathy explained about how my brain worked and why I was reacted the way I did made sense to me. Because of Cathy I have been able to stop taking the anti-depressants, survive the divorce, sell the marital home and purchase my own property. I am now looking forward to the future instead of worrying about it. I have lots of new adventures ahead of me. I can’t thank or praise Cathy enough how she changed my life.

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Helen from Bury, who suffered from depression
November 2022

** " I really feel I am doing well and will highly recommend you to anyone I come across who needs you. You have been absolutely amazing and I will keep listening to the sound file every night too. Thank you for all your help and support you have been brill. I have come on so much I am amazed myself. You have been amazing to talk too and open up too. It’s been so easy for me to feel so relaxed and comfortable around you too which also helps with my anxiety. Thank you so much for your understanding.

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Corrine from Rochdale, who suffered from anxiety.
September 2022

** " Cathy is professional yet friendly person and very easy to talk too. I was surprised at how well the hypnotherapy worked! Fully enjoyed our sessions. Can’t recommend enough. Thanks

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Sarah from Manchester who suffered from anxiety.
April 2022

** " Cathy is wonderful caring person, also very professional hypnotherapist. I went through traumatic experience and abuse in my childhood, at the time I first time I contacted Cathy I suffered from depression and anxiety.

I was scared of everything, waking up in the middle of night struggling to go back to sleep. She helped me change my life! And understand how my brain works, helped me relax so I could finally open my mind and operate with clear mindset and it's just wonderful and amazing feeling.

I have no longer dragging all the heavy negative emotions behind me. I have knocked down the wall blocking me from being who I am, limited mindset that was preventing me from completing important tasks and achieving success. Mental block, invisible barrier standing in my way of productivity. Now I enjoy my journey with joy and happiness! Thank you for helping me do it, I am very grateful!

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Pauline from Rochdale, who suffered from depression and anxiety.
December 2021

** " I contacted Cathy after searching other reviews for someone that could help me with my anxiety. Cathy was lovely, as soon as I met her I knew I had made the right decision, she put me at ease right away.

Her sessions were so positive and calming but most of all so helpful. After the very first session she sent me a file to listen too before I slept for the night.

I listen to that file every night as it helps me considerably.

She gets back to you straight away if you need her.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Cathy to anyone that suffers with anxiety.

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Sally from Norden, who suffered from anxiety
September 2021

** " Hi Cathy, absolutely smashed Barton Bridge! Thought about it a little nervously all the way but got a feeling of elation and goosebumps as we drove over! Thanks for all your help and hopefully I can fully move on! X

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Craig from Littleborough, who suffered from a fear of heights and driving over motorway bridges.
July 2021

** " After trying several other options that failed miserably, Cathy came highly recommended. The difference in our daughter in just a few months is amazing. Cathy is patient, understanding, caring and all round an amazing person. Our daughter felt extremely comfortable throughout and opened up more than she has ever done. Please Don't hesitate in booking sessions with Cathy, she is truly amazing."

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Joanne from Milnrow, who’s daughter suffered from stress.
June 2021

** " I first went to see Cathy 18 months ago. I was suffering from Stress, Anxiety and low moods. I wasn’t coping very well, even everyday tasks seemed like a mountain I had to climb! I was scared of doing / going anywhere. I was constantly trying to think ahead to ‘what if’ scenarios, in fact I was doing this so much I was freezing with panic and unable to achieve anything, and I had stopped making any decisions as things just felt too much. I wanted try and help myself naturally if I could, before I went down the medication route, so after seeing an ad for Cathy, and reading how she had helped other people I decided to give it a go and within 5 minutes of my first session I knew I had made the right decision.

Cathy put me at ease straight away as we talked through how I was feeling and how my brain was working (filling my stress bucket to the rim!), which really helped me to understand why I was feeling like I did. I felt very relaxed and comfortable at the session. I went away feeling much more positive. I knew I had the tools to think differently about things. Whilst I was not having trouble falling asleep before I started to see Cathy (as I felt shattered from all the worry during the day), I was waking up at the same time (3am) every morning and struggled to get back to sleep.

After listening to Cathy on my sound file before I went to sleep, I was no longer waking in the night! I knew it would take a little time and effort from me, but I was so happy to know that things can improve. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks later, I lost a close family member suddenly, and then Covid Lockdown hit. I was going to cancel my next appointment as I felt helpless and in a dark place and didn’t think I could be helped, but I carried on with my sessions via Zoom, weekly, then fortnightly, then monthly. I can honestly say it is the best thing I have ever done. It has taken me a little time to feel as I do today, but I know I have coped with the trauma of the last year, and I can cope with what life throws at me.

I know these stressful situations will continue to crop up, but it’s how I deal with them that has changed, and Cathy has given me the coping strategies and confidence to use these as and when they do. I can honestly say that I feel the best I’ve felt for a very long time and know I can cope with whatever is thrown at me now. I would not hesitate to recommend Cathy to anyone who is suffering like I was. Its only when I look back now at the patterns throughout my life, I can see that I had suffered quietly for a very long time.

My only regret is that I didn’t meet Cathy earlier in my life. Thank you Cathy. "

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Jannine from Bamford, who suffered from anxiety and stress.
May 2021

** " I contacted Cathy when my daughter, Amelia became terribly anxious, she couldn’t concentrate, she was constantly shaking and couldn’t eat, concentrate or sleep. It was a terrible situation to be in as a mum and not being able to do anything for her was even worse. I had tried all my skills I could think of to help her but it just continued and then she struggled to go to school.

I rang Cathy who was so supportive and empathetic and had great knowledge and understanding and I felt so relieved that there was someone who was there to start the process of helping Amelia. I had a long conversation, she listened to what was going on and was very patient to me and to Amelia. I felt like I had done something or not done something for Amelia to be so anxious but I felt so reassured by Cathy.

I booked Amelia’s first session and we went to see Cathy at the clinic and my daughter was in a terrible place, clinging to me, crying uncontrollably and was refusing to go in but with time, explanations and giving my daughter control of herself my daughter completed her first session and felt a whole lot better knowing what the process was and how it was going to help her in the areas she was struggling with.

From the first session due to covid Amelia then began zoom sessions and I have to say slowly but surely my daughter was getting there. My daughter would carry a water bottle around this became her ‘comfort blanket’ she wouldn’t go anywhere without it and sleep was a huge problem.

Amelia felt so comfortable chatting to Cathy, having the sessions and she was very happy with the progress she was making for herself and she was pleased and couldn’t wait to tell Cathy of her positive progress but she also was very comfortable to tell Cathy of the things that she was struggling with.

It wasn’t an overnight fix but I can hand on heart say Amelia is such a different person, the anxiety is there occasionally but she is able to deal with it, rationalise it and be in control of it.

Cathy I cannot thank you enough for helping Amelia overcome this blip and for giving her the tools to be able to be in control. I know if Amelia was to need more sessions throughout her life I can pick up the phone and start the sessions again. "

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Gemma from Littleborough, who’s daughter suffered from anxiety
May 2021

** " Cathy was recommended to me by a previous client of hers, and what a recommendation it was. When my sessions began, I had several hours of my day overran by my intrusive OCD. I found myself cleaning things repeatedly and checking such things as the hob and fridge up to 5 times every few hours. This, along with many other things, did not allow me to relax at all, and I felt like I was losing control of my life and mind. I worried for the future and how I knew I could not spare up to 4 hours per day of cleaning when embarking on my future career.

After a quick introductory phone call with Cathy, an initial consultation was set up which swiftly put my mind at ease. Objectives were set and we had deep conversations, prompted by Cathy, to ensure she gained all the necessary information to properly treat me. From this session, I instantly knew Cathy was a warm and welcoming person, making it easy to converse with her about my issues even over Zoom. As a teacher myself, I know how hard it can be to connect to people over Zoom, but Cathy does this with ease.

Moving onto my sessions with Cathy, all were informative and helpful. At the end of each meeting, I felt happier with better aims and positives from the previous week, reinforcing my progress and confidence going forward.

By the end of my last discussion with Cathy, I have a whole new mindset day-to-day. I am now cleaning for a natural amount each day (20 minutes) whilst checking as I go along. I have the confidence and structure in my mind that I am no longer fearing the future and I can deal with any future issues with my new skill of adaptability. I find myself relaxing without cleaning and cleaning when I want to, rather than when my mind insists I must do.

I cannot recommend Cathy enough. "

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
John from Manchester who suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD’s)
April 2021

** " This process was extremely helpful for my mindset, although I'll say I may not be fully 'fixed' as you might say, Cathy was able to give me the tools to help myself and understand why I may feel or think how I do. Her approach was very personal, wanting to get to know me and really focus on my experiences and feelings rather than a broad approach. This was terrific knowing that she cared about my development, consistently being supportive and kind throughout. Even in a time of a pandemic it felt like a comfortable space where we could just have a conversation and find the root of issues that may arise. My struggle may not be fixed overnight but Cathy showed me how to help myself at times when I didn't think I could.

So I just wanted to thank you once again for all the help you've given me and helped me to realise a lot and try to change my mindset through your brilliant work.

Also, I was offered a job with a company in a different location, which is a field I am really interested in. And you were right, after the initial phone interview, I got a face to face and that's where I shone through and they offered it the Monday after I had the interview Friday, So here's to the next step, new place, new people and I couldn't have done it without you helping sort my mindset out! Thought you'd be happy to hear this news! "

Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Jake from Greater Manchester, who suffered from lack of confidence and motivation
January 2021

** " I contacted Cathy because I was desperate. I needed help with my diabetic levels and my uncontrolled snacking on chocolate, cake, crisps etc etc. I needed help to remember that I’m diabetic; to remember that I was storing up massive problems for my future (I constantly forgot I’m diabetic - I know that sounds odd but that’s how it was). My diabetic nurse told me in no uncertain terms that if I didn't do something I would start to get symptoms. Cathy was my last hope and I’m so relieved I contacted her!

I would describe what she did with me as more therapy than hypnotherapy and I admit it’s not been a ‘walk in the park’ but it has been very powerful. Now, after 7-8 sessions via Zoom I have the ability to carry on the good work myself.

I had a blood test 2 weeks ago. For context 42 and above is diabetic; 41 and below would mean I was in remission. My last test was 79. This one was 49!

I have recommended Cathy to my diabetic nurse.

Massive thanks to Cathy for getting me to this amazing result! "
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Janet from Milnrow – Weight Management
November 2020

** " I first contacted Cathy because I was feeling very low, constantly anxious and worried. I was apprehensive and even a little scared at first, but as soon as our first session began I knew I had made the right choice by visiting Cathy. She very friendly and calming which made me immediately feel comfortable and relaxed.

During the sessions, Cathy explained and helped me to understand the reasons behind my feelings of anxiousness and worry, and how her solution based therapy would be able to help. She encouraged me to recognise the positives in my life and how to deal with any negatives. As well as this, she taught me the importance of relaxation and allowed time at the end of the sessions for relaxing.

Additionally, I was given a calming sound file that I listened to every night before bed, which majorly helped my sleeping pattern, as I was able to get to sleep quicker and be undisturbed during the night. Thanks to Cathy I am no longer anxious and worried all the time, instead I am now a lot more optimistic and I have a much more positive outlook on my life.

I now feel confident in dealing with any negative situations I come across, as Cathy has given me the confidence, knowledge and strength to deal with them. I am very proud to say that I have had a massive transformation from meeting with Cathy and I can now happily proceed into my final year of university with confidence and my head held high. Thank you so much, Cathy! "
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Hannah from Greater Manchester, who suffered from anxiety
September 2020

** " Cathy was absolutely brilliant.
She has a very calming Voice and shes allways smiling and explained every thing very clearly well recommended brilliant job
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Anthony from Wardle – Quitting Smoking
July 2020

** " I contacted Cathy soon after my Dad had passed away. I was feeling very down and negative about many aspects of my life which was affecting my relationship with my family. At the time I was also suffering from eczema which tends to flare up when I’m stressed.

Although a little cautious at first, Cathy proved to be a great listener and having explained how I was feeling, I instantly felt immense relief. She explained how my brain was functioning, allowing negative thoughts to take over. She gave me invaluable advice but very importantly, encouraged me to find my own solutions to each problem I was facing which I then put into practice after our sessions.

I am now facing my life much more positively and I can honestly say that my skin has never been better! Cathy is extremely professional and knowledgeable and I can’t thank her enough for the help she gave me. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to any of my friends or family. "
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Kate from Norden, who suffered from stress.
June 2020

** " I asked Cathy for help when I was at a very low point in my life. I was seeing her for an hour once a week for a couple of months.

During this period, Cathy managed to change my mindset. I was very pessimistic and on a real downer with myself. Due to Cathy’s patience and understanding of how the mind works, I am now much more positive and manage to put things into perspective. I was also having problems sleeping, again this is something that Cathy has helped with immensely.

I can’t thank Cathy enough, very professional and very knowledgeable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone. "
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Paul from Rochdale, who suffered from depression
March 2020

** " After a severe panic attack while on holiday, my self esteem and confidence slowly left me. Years of working in a demanding role, caring for elderly parents and hitting the menopause all took its toll, inside my anxieties were taking control. My “stress bucket was full” to the point that I could no longer perform the simplest of tasks.

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. "
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Cath from Rochdale, who suffered from anxiety
November 2019

** " After more years than I care to remember, I no longer wake up each morning without those feelings of doom and gloom and the unexplained worries that had taken over my mind.

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!
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
William from Walsden, who suffered from anxiety
October 2019

** " I went to see Cathy in a mess ,and I left feeling better than I could have imagined,I had 4 sessions and it changed my life, I could do the things I couldn’t do for two years without feeling awful ,I felt normal again ,no anxiety, no overthinking no trouble doing the things I couldn’t do before. Going to Hypnotherapy with Cathy honestly changed my life ,I succeeded in my GCSE’s,I managed to get an apprenticeship, go for interviews and move on with my life in the right direction. I cannot thank Cathy Cartwright enough for what she did ,made me feel so comfortable and we had a right good laugh while fixing me! I would highly recommend to anybody to go ,at least try it ,because if it does anything like it did for me you couldn’t imagine life without it! "
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Danny, from Wardle who suffered from anxiety
October 2019

** " I have struggled with lack of sleep, negativity, low self esteem, anxiety, stress and depression all my life. I have also had a phobia of spiders that has totally controlled my life. I would be hysterical at the sight of a spider. In June my anxiety levels started to increase at the thought of 'spider season' starting in September. This is the time of year the biggest spiders appear in my house and result in what I call a massive drama that could take a few hours to resolve. This year I decided it was time to do something about my phobia so I made an appointment with Cathy. Cathy took time to listen and I felt she really understood how I felt, but, more importantly I felt she was the one person who could help reduce my phobia.

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 is the best thing I have ever done. Thank you so much Cathy.
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Shelley from Rochdale, who suffered from anxiety and a phobia
September 2019

** " For months I had been suffering with social anxiety and depression, a situation that slowly developed over time leaving me in a low, dark place in my life. I had often heard people talk about mental health awareness and the signs to look out for but nobody seemed to offer a solution to the problem. That was until I attended a Health and Safety at work where Cathy was making a presentation about mental health. She clearly explained how your brain and body can be overloaded with the stresses and strains of everyday life and how that can lead to mental health problems. Not only that she offered a solution, through counselling and hypnotherapy Cathy taught me techniques to change my outlook on life and how to deal with the condition I found myself in. Two months later I am a totally different person with a positive outlook on life, Cathy has helped free me from feeling trapped inside myself and guided me from the darkness I found myself in. Thank you "
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Duncan from Blackburn, who suffered from social anxiety and depression
August 2019

** " I can highly recommend Cathy Cartwright’s Hypnotherapy, I feel less stressful happier calmer and in control. Sleeping better even my blood pressure is back to normal which has been high for years, it’s changed my life for the better. Thanks a lot Cathy "
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Mary from Littleborough, who suffered from stress
June 2019

** " My twelve year old daughter was suffering from crippling anxiety and was struggling to function during everyday life. As a mother I felt helpless and didn't know which way to turn. A friend recommended I try a hypnotherapist and thankfully a simple google area search led my to Cathy's website.

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.”
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Laura from Milnrow, whose daughter suffered from anxiety
May 2019

** " After suffering with a bout of anxiety and awaiting results of an ECG at my Doctors I picked up Cathy's leaflet at the surgery. I admit I was sceptical but from the minute I met Cathy for the initial consultation I was on the road to recovery. It has been an amazing journey of understanding why I was feeling the way I did. Cathy's total professionalism and warmth was amazing and my recovery has been unbelievable. While seeing Cathy I have had additional issues such as an accident and through it all Cathy helped me focus on the positives which has been a dramatic change for me. All I can say is thank you Cathy for getting my life on track. I would totally recommend Cathy to anyone struggling to contact her because no one should be trapped in a negative cycle.

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
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Lyndsey from Litteborough, who suffered from anxiety
May 2019

** " I went to see Cathy at a low point in my life when I was feeling upset about various personal issues and also suffering from chronic neck pain.
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
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Sara from Littleborough, who suffered from chronic pain and anxiety
May 2019

** " I went to see Cathy because I was struggling with IBS, negative thoughts and low confidence.
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
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Charlotte from Birtle, who suffered from IBS, negative thoughts and low confidence
April 2019

** " Fresh thinking hypnotherapy provided me with the tools to support myself in changing my mind set for the better. Cathy was most welcoming, non judgemental and most importantly the positive voice I needed at that time in my life. Thank you :) "
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Jennie from Wardle, who suffered from anxiety
March 2019

** " I contacted Cathy when I found that my social anxiety was getting in the way of setting up the business I’d dreamed of for years.

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.”
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Sally from Littleborough who suffered from social anxiety
November 2018

** " I decided to try hypnotherapy as a way of helping me to manage my weight, without the ongoing struggle of diet regimes. I knew I needed to take control but really wasn’t sure how to do this in a lasting and meaningful way.

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.
Rochdale Hypnotherapist
Paula from Milnrow – Weight Loss Client
September 2018

** " Imagine being surprised with the holiday of a lifetime by a loved one and smiling on the outside while being gripped by anxiety at the fear of taking 5 flights. That is how I felt until I met Cathy. From our first meeting I felt relief, hope and confidence. She gave me the courage to talk about my fear and then allayed any anxiety I had through her calm and positive messages. The side effects of working through my fear with Cathy are that I also have more confidence in approaching situations that would normally worry me and cause me anxiety allowing me to apply the strategies she has given me to tackle everything in my path. I am now a confident flyer who looks forward to travelling and I can’t thank Cathy enough "

This photo is of me sat on my own with the children. That would never have happened before I met you
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Rachel from Rochdale who suffered from an extreme fear of flying
August 2018

** " After 27 years of permanent, sometimes crippling, anxiety, I thought I had tried everything. I found mindfulness helped, but nothing really got to the root of the problem. I picked up Cathy's card in Fairfield hospital, thinking ,if it was on NHS premises, at least it couldn't do any harm! After my first session, I was amazed.

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!
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Rod from Tottington, who suffered from severe anxiety and depression
August 2018

The Hypnotherapist

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. "
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George from Rochdale, who suffered from stress in his academic life
June 2018

** " I was in a very dark place, clinically depressed suffering from anxiety for the first time in my life, had treatment from the NHS but it had not helped so I turned to Cathy. From my first session talking and listening to the CD I felt that I had a future in life. As the sessions went on my sleeping returned to normal no more 3am waking, my confidence returned no more avoiding people my head finally cleared and I could think straight. Without Cathy I don't know where I would have been. "
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Stephen from Prestwich, who suffered from depression and anxiety
December 2017

** " Cathy’s solution focused sessions are just amazing! They are a must for anyone suffering from depression and negativity in their life.

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
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Jackie from Milnrow who suffered from anxiety
December 2017

** " I would like to thank you so, so much for freeing my mind of all the negativity that was stored up in my ‘stress bucket’

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.
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Lisa from Newhey who suffered from anxiety
July 2017

** " Before coming to Cathy I was struggling with my anxiety and negative thinking, I would have anxiety/panic attacks where I blackout from the world, it become more frequent over the years that I was worried about my safety. I did some research on the NHS website to see what's causes it and if I could control it, while reading I came across the word hypnotherapy which took me to all the certified hypnotherapist recommend by the NHS (which reassured me they was legit) I went through the websites and the one that stood out for me was Cathy Cartwright with Fresh Thinking Hypnotherapy. I studied her web page and when the leaflet came through the door I phoned up immediately.

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.
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Sophie from Newhey who suffered from anxiety and negative thoughts
July 2017

** " For years I had been suffering progressively worsening anxiety. I had got to the stage of hardly being able to leave the house and was living in a world of negative thoughts and gloom. I had tried prescription medication and CBT with three different counsellors, none of which worked.

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.
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Anne from Whitworth who suffered from anxiety
July 2017

** " I am more than happy to recommend Fresh Thinking Hypnotherapy . I was in a bit of a rut when I first went to see Kathy. My mind would only let me think negative thoughts which led to severe anxiety and low feelings. I thought I was in a place from which there was no escape, not a good place. I admit to being a sceptic before I attended my first session but this was just another negative. Kathy made me feel so relaxed with her friendly, personable nature and even more relaxed with the wonderful hypnotherapy. After each session I felt more and more relaxed and positive and I am delighted to say I now have my life back. If I slip back into negativity I just listen to the free audio recording provided by Kathy. So glad I did it. "
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Martin from Norden who suffered from severe anxiety
July 2017

** " Hi Cathy, just thought I would give you an update. I am continuing to have better night sleeps and teeth grinding has definitely reduce. I very rarely wake with sore gums and night time coffees are a thing of the past. I no longer worry about issues that are out of my control no matter which direction they are coming from. Thank you. Hope you are well too x "
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Janet from Rochdale who suffered from Bruxism
May 2017

** " I've seen Cathy 5 times now on a weight loss hypnosis block booking. I am very happy with the results and plan on booking intermittent sessions as I feel it's really helped with my confidence and positivity, in fact it has given me a whole new outlook on life. My son has autism and confidence issues and I have booked him in for his first session as I'm sure Cathy can also help him. "
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Rebecca from Littleborough – Weight Loss Client
April 2017

** " Before my sessions with Cathy, I felt as if I couldn’t get a grasp on what was happening in my life. I felt lost and stuck in a vicious circle of doubt and depression, as if I were powerless over what was happening in my life. After my consultation with Cathy and her explaining how the human brain works and how the sessions would help me empty my “stress bucket”, I felt like I may have just found the answer to help me not feel so overwhelmed.

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.
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Amber from Norden - Weight Loss Client
February 2017

** " I booked sessions with Cathy to feel more comfortable in company.

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.
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Karen from Rochdale who suffered from social anxiety
December 2016

** " At a time when I felt there was no option but to accept the way I was, and after several attempts to be rid of my anxieties and darker moments, Cathy helped me understand why I was like I was.

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
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Jez from Bolton who suffered from anxiety
December 2016

** " I was suffering from stress and brain overload whilst running my own business for many years. I was a bit reluctant to seek advice from anybody at first as I have suffered from shyness, anxiety and lack of self-confidence through being physically abused from when I was at boarding school. Other issues I have had to deal with during my life have added to the stress.

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.
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Stephen from Bamford, Company Director who suffered from anxiety, stress and a lack of confidence.
December 2016

** " I have suffered from OCD since I was 9 years old. I have been on anti-depressants for 12 years and before that on and off. Nearly all of my life I have had negative and intrusive thoughts - Then last year I was at an all-time low I  started suffering again   with depression and  derealisation and  social phobia and anxiety.  It was affecting my life in a big way - I have seen psychologists, counsellors and even had hypnotherapy on the NHS - none of it seemed to work.

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%.
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Sharon B – from Heywood who suffered from anxiety and depression
July 2016

** " Cathy delivered a guided relaxation session in the workplace to a small group of participants who had recently experienced situations which they found stressful. Cathy introduced simple meditation techniques allowing the staff members to de stress and give their body and mind the chance to recuperate.

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.
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MF from a Primary School, Rochdale.
January 2015

** " Cathy has been helping me with confidence and anxiety issues. Her knowledge and sensitivity have helped me to deal with situations and problems more effectively, turning my thoughts and actions from negative to positive. Through working with Cathy I now have a clearer, positive perspective and outlook. I feel happier with my life and more peaceful in myself "
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Claire from Rochdale who suffered from confidence and self esteem difficulties both professionally and personally.
September 2015

** " I had been suffering for some time with fear, anxiety and had a fear of reservoirs. I was also suffering from depression. I really needed to sort out my problems and decided to seek a different kind of treatment/therapy. A friend recommended Cathy to me.

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
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Alan from Chadderton suffered from confidence and self esteem issues in addition to having a fear of reservoirs.
August 2015

** " Having suffered with Bruxism (teeth grinding) for the past ten years, it was suggested to me that Hypnotherapy might be helpful. I had never previously had Hypnotherapy and although I had encountered a number of individuals who gave positive feedback regarding its effectiveness, I was sceptical to say the least.

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”
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Karl from Middleton who suffered from Bruxism, stress and depression.
November 2014

** " I had a number of Hypnotherapy sessions for both general relaxation, de-stressing and for public speaking. In every case I have benefitted beyond my expectations.

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
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Sharon from Prestwich who suffered from performance anxiety and a fear of flying.
July 2014 and January 2015

** " After trying every diet known to man, I finally decided to try Hypnotherapy. With an open mind, I contacted Cathy.

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
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Jill who had hypnotherapy for weight management.
August 2015

** " Bruxism persisted with me for months. It was a habit of grinding my teeth that I suffered from for a long period of time. Everybody around me commented on the noise I made and this made the situation much worse. The sufferer doesn’t realise that they are teeth grinding all the time. I had terrible loud noises in my head from the constant grinding.

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.
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Neil from Rochdale who suffered from Bruxism.
August 2015

** " To say I had a phobia of the dentist could possibly be the understatement of the 21st century, so when my dentist advised that I should have a back tooth out the feeling of panic was immense.

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.
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Tanya from New Moston who suffered from a fear of the dentist
December 2015

** " Hi Cathy, I just wanted you to know I think I’m cured :) my flight was fine even when there was turbulence I was calm, it didn’t bother me! Thank you so much for your help! "
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Shona from Bolton who suffered from a fear of flying
December 2014

** " Before my sessions with Cathy, I was just getting by from day to day. I’d had two bereavements several years ago which resulted in me not feeling confident or good about myself, I had low self esteem and life was a struggle. I felt that I had nothing to look forward to. Cathy explained how the mind works and taught me valuable techniques for life. I feel back in control of my life now and more confident! I have walked out of the dark and into the light…thank you Cathy! "
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Mel from Royton who suffered from depression and anxiety
August 2015.