Kirsty Mabb of Macmillan Cancer Support, testimonial for Renie Price of Therapy For Stress.
I wanted to write and thank you, for well, changing my life. I don’t think you will really ever completely understand what you have done for me.
I have suffered from a needle phobia all my life and simple blood test would reduce me to panic and tears, I would be sobbing like a child and hyper ventilating just with sheer panic over the thought, even driving to the doctors I would start to cry just knowing what was to come.
In 2012 I was diagnosed with Breast cancer, the next year would be picc lines chemotherapy blood tests operations and injections, yes!. All I could think about was how many needles and how was I going to cope through the needles the cancer worry was almost secondary.
I came to see you as you talked me through a technique which you thought might help I was all ears anything to help me get over this I was a 44 year woman crying like a baby something had to be done! I understood the theory BUT, after all these years I wasn’t convinced words and one session was ever going to be so life changing.
After one session with you where we address the needle phobia I said I have a blood test in 2 days, off I went to the hospital no tears on the journey then I had my tissues ready and nothing, no tears, no panic!!!! To be honest after the blood test was done I cried with tears of joy so the tissue did come in handy.
Unfortunately the end of last year I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and yes again, here we go with the picc lines, CT and MRI contrast cannulas, blood tests and I am happy to say I face them all without a tear. The stress I went through had all vanished the journey to the hospital no tears. I am still having on going treatment but I can say not a tear has been shed and no needle panics nothing.
So again I would like to thank you and I truly mean it you have changed my life in such a way I am able to deal with a needle so I am calmer and that’s a huge benefit to me and my medical condition, as they say stress is never good for you. I would say to any one however big or small there phobia or panics are to visit you as you are truly a life changer and I for one will never be able to thank you enough.
As a doctor, I felt skeptical, even suspicious about the use of complimentary therapies. Unless there was a tablet I could throw at the situation, I wasn’t interested.
That is, until, I found myself in the unfortunate (though enlightening) position of being the patient, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I started seeing Renie at my local cancer support centre upon the suggestion of a Macmillan nurse. I was highly anxious and felt very bleak at the time.
When I started hypnotherapy with Renie, I was surprised that the effect was dramatic and immediate, but also cumulative. I found the experience positive and calming and left each time with a sense of wellbeing. I continue the visualisation techniques at home even now.
Renie tailored each session to my evolving needs and concerns. I had mentioned, for example, that I had a suggested a session of BWRT in the week before my operation. As I left the session I felt grateful Renie had tried to address the issue, but I was not convinced it would help. To my amazement I lay on the operating table 5 days later feeling completely calm!
I am now waxing lyrical to my doctor colleagues about the advantages of this sort of therapy in the holistic treatment of the whole person. I could not have hoped for a better therapist than Renie. She is sensitive, positive, professional and approachable- a calming voice of hope during a very tough time.
Thank you very much for your help. I am enclosing a testimonial for use on your website.
I came to see Renie for help with confidence and dealing with anxiety issues stemming from the past. I had an initial consultation and and then three other sessions. In the first session I was taught a tapping technique to deal with anxiety, I found it very useful to have a physical technique to focus on when I found myself feeling anxious. Interestingly I have only had to use it a couple of times so far.
For the second session I had some timeline therapy which I had not heard of before and found intriguing. I really enjoyed the process of this therapy especially the visual imagery in my minds eye, and I felt that it was a very therapeutic technique dealing with five different key emotions. I do feel as if I have put to rest the negative effects of these emotions stemming from my past.
The most enjoyable by far was the hypnotherapy session to instil confidence. I felt the most truly relaxed I have felt for a long time. I have done meditation myself but having someone’s voice to listen to was extremely relaxing. I also enjoyed the visual imagery during this session.
I would highly recommend visiting Watford Therapy if you want to invest some time and energy into yourself and help yourself deal with personal issues.
Thank you Renie.