Here at Chestnut Hypnotherapy we value customer feedback. The testimonials below are from people who have accessed the service. Anonymity has been maintained and photos are for illustrative purposes only.
When I went to see Bonnie, I was experiencing general anxiety every day and a more debilitating anxiety about car travel, being away from home and everything associated with holidays that made holidays sheer torture for me.
Many years ago, I had seen a good friend of mine benefit hugely from hypnotherapy to help her with a fear of flying and knew it was something I needed to try; having tried talking therapies over the years that just wanted to find out why I had the anxiety! I really didn't care why the anxiety had manifested itself anymore, just desperately needed some help to move forward.
I happened upon Bonnie's website and after some deliberation, thought that she would be someone I could trust and 'gel' with, so took the plunge and contacted her. She responded quickly and we swiftly arranged our initial appointment.
I am so glad I did because I haven't looked back! My first revelation was the download she provided to listen to before sleeping - and experienced my first full night's sleep in so many years I had forgotten what being fully rested felt like.
Bonnie's explanation of how the brain works and why we get sucked into negative thought processes was so useful, it gave me the tools I needed to banish the troubling thoughts and with continued practise, I know I can conquer them!
My experience with Bonnie has been remarkable, very positive and my sessions felt like having a chat with a good friend who is on your side. We all need a friend like Bonnie!
I wholeheartedly recommend Bonnie for anyone who is experiencing any kind of anxiety.
Mrs D Online Client
I went to see Bonnie as I was struggling with panic attacks claustrophobia, stress and anxiety.
Bonnie helped me through weekly sessions of hypnotherapy to cope with symptoms and relieve the stress.
I learnt to understand why my brain was working that way.
As a result I can deal with anxiety,panic and stress and I feel more relaxed and positive.The experience has made me feel in control and happier in myself.
Mrs B Canterbury Kent
When I went to see Bonnie, I was feeling angry and confused. I was also having very low days where I couldn’t get out of bed.
I decided to work with Bonnie because I wanted to address my emotions and make sure I could cope better if/when I felt the same way in the future.
Bonnie helped me by providing new ways for me to understand my issue and what my root problems were. We then talked about the best ways for me specifically to tackle these issues; rather than Bonnie suggesting ways she helped me come to my own resolutions which ensured that they were best to help me.
One thing I liked was feeling more balanced after each session, if I was feeling tearful or anxious before, I left feeling more centred/calm.
Also, Bonnie’s hypnotherapy helped me readdress my own thinking and helped me identify when I was having negative thoughts before they got overwhelming.
I found the experience beneficial in helping me be less anxious and angry. Each session was very calming.
I would recommend Bonnie for people who need help in dealing with their emotions and helping them move forward and be happier.
Thank you, Bonnie, for all your help, for never being judgemental and also laughing with me at times.
It has been refreshing being able to dissect my thoughts and feelings in a way that makes my day to day emotions involve much less unnecessary stress.
Ms C. Online Client UK
When I went to see Bonnie I was struggling to understand and control how I was feeling. I was becoming irritated very quickly and not able to be rational.
Bonnie helped me by explaining in an in-depth way about how the brain works and how it handles different forms or stress and reacts to things such as this.
I have become much more confident in myself, believing a lot more. This has noticeably improved my work life.
Home life wise I have become calmer in the sense I can think more rationally and not blow things out of proportion. I know when I need my own space and look at things in a more positive light.
One thing I liked was the calmness and none judgemental approach which Bonnie transpired. Also the diagrams of the brain and the explanations of how it works.
I found the experience really positive and beneficial. It allowed me to make sense of how I feel and not be ashamed of it.
I would recommend Bonnie to people who need some clarity of what and how they’re feeling. To give them a better understanding of how their brain processes situations and how it then makes you react, helping you to respond in a positive way.
Ms L Online Client - UK
Seeing Bonnie for hypnotherapy has helped me in many ways. She has enabled me to find my confidence with my work, as well as my personal relationships.
I loved the journey and I think it is such a valuable healthcare tool. Bonnie demonstrated empathy and understanding and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is losing their way! Thank you Bonnie.
Ms D Canterbury Kent
I have had treatment for a fear of flying phobia with Bonnie. I have now flown twice since the hypnotherapy sessions and I have felt very relaxed.
No white knuckles on take off and landing which makes a pleasant change. Thank you Bonnie for your help.
Mrs C Canterbury Kent
Bonnie is a talented , empathic and skilful hypnotherapist whom I have no hesitation in recommending.
I really looked forward to our hypnotherapy sessions which left me feeling totally relaxed . She really helped me address my fear of heights.
Mr M. Ash, Kent Canterbury
I saw Bonnie on a weekly basis and found her to be highly professional and approachable.
I initially went to see Bonnie in order to loose weight.
The sessions not only made me reevaluate my relationship with food but I am now far more relaxed about life in general and feel stronger for it.
Ms H Canterbury
I went to see Bonnie because I was finding work stressful and I was having problems sleeping. This was having an impact on my confidence and self-esteem and making me feel quite low and unhappy.
Bonnie helped me by using solution focused techniques and hypnotherapy. She also gave me a recording to listen to every night. In the sessions she used education about how the brain works and she helped me to move on from always seeing things in a negative way. I was able to find solutions to the work based anxiety.
I started to feel happier and more in control at work and for the first time in years I was sleeping through the night. It also helped me feel more confident in my new job.
The hypnotherapy made me feel relaxed and contented. I found the experience enjoyable and I felt happy that I was able to move on from my stress related thoughts.
I would recommend Bonnie to people with any form of emotional issue that is stopping them from feeling generally happy, especially where it’s work related stress. I would also recommend Bonnie if you have had long term sleep problems because she helped me break a habit of broken sleep that I had for about 20 years.
Ms K Dover Kent