Here are some of the comments that have been written about me and my hypnotherapy techniques covering issues from stress, anxiety and depression. From abuse, phobias, bad eating habits and health issues, IBS/Ulcerative Colitis, right though to work/career and sports performance and fears.
When I first met Fiona I was in a bad place feeling sad & depressed. Just after one session Fiona showed me how to look at life more positively and gave me various strategies to work on. Fiona is very professional, friendly, kind and most importantly non-judgmental. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed and it was easy to open up to her. I was a bit nervous about being hypnotised at first but I soon found it to be very relaxing and a calming experience.
UZ (via Zoom)
I first contacted Fiona in September 2020 as I had issues with anxiety which were impacting upon my everyday life and stopping me from pursuing a new career. I was so pleased that Fiona offered Zoom consultations as at that time it wouldn't have been possible to visit her and also it fitted in perfectly with my outstanding commitments.
From our initial Zoom consultation Fiona immediately put me at ease with her calm, friendly and understanding manner. She listened intently to me and asked thought-provoking questions; she is able to make you see situations from a completely different perspective. I have now had a number of sessions with Fiona and am a much more positive, calm and focussed person. The techniques Fiona has taught me have been easy to adopt, making everyday life much more manageable. I have also pursued a new career and am flourishing. This would not have been possible without Fiona's help. I am so happy I found Fiona; I have recommended her to friends and family and two are already benefitting from her hypnotherapy sessions for reasons completely different to mine. She is fantastic!
SL (Herne Bay)
I got in touch with Fiona during the pandemic and although I was a bit sceptical about therapy via zoom, it worked remarkably well.
She is a very positive, friendly person and a highly professional therapist, so I felt in good hands right from the start. The therapy sessions were clear and powerful and I have since seen big shifts. My issues had been around career and self-confidence but with Fiona’s help I was able to overcome old blockages and make important new steps. When I had questions between our sessions she always got back to me with really good advice. I can wholeheartedly recommend Fiona as a Hypnotherapist!'
“I contacted Fiona after she had done some great work with my wife and helped her with anxiety issues. My own issues were around wanting to lose weight, something I have battled for many years. After just one appointment with Fiona a completely different and positive approach was put to me and made complete sense. This change of mind set has helped me make the improvements for a healthier life both mentally and physically. There are many mantras that I have taken from our sessions which have really stuck with me and remind me often of my goals, give me strength and a solution to my problems that has longevity. Fiona is an excellent listener and gives a different perspective and that has made the difference. She makes you feel at ease and listening to her online over the internet was very effective. I would recommend her sessions to anyone.”
Weight and depression
“I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the help and life changing effects that have resulted from our sessions. Initially I did not know what to expect, I came to see you for help with my weight after a life time of frustration and failure. After making me feel completely at ease and listening empathically you gave me valuable insight into my thoughts and the root of my problem. I am amazed at the swiftness of the therapy after only 4 sessions I not only have made progress with my main issue but have made headway in my longstanding depression. I am at peace with the world for the first time, my new self-confidence and esteem has revitalised my life. Going to see you was the best choice I have ever made”.
Work related anxiety
“I find occasional sessions of hypnotherapy incredibly useful as a way of de stressing. It helps me cope with the mental strains that build up over time, working a demanding job, and helps me put things back in perspective and feel more relaxed and able to cope. Fiona is an excellent professional. I have always found her to be sensitive and effective and would recommend her highly to anyone thinking of trying this therapy”.
“I found working with Fiona a relaxing and rewarding experience. She has wonderful empathy and a warm intuition which means she is able to engender complete trust in the therapy process. My lack of self confidence and self belief now feels like distant memory and since seeing Fiona I have begun to achieve goals that I didn't really think were possible”.
"The second I saw Fiona I knew I would feel comfortable around her straight away and all the anxiety I suffered inside I knew I could open up to her and not keep anything in, it was just a relief just to tell someone about everything I've suffered with from the last 5 years of my life".
Fiona was very professional within her job, I just felt so at ease with her. I didn't feel nervous once I could get my words out fine when explaining things and didn't have to hold anything back.
I definitely felt like I could relate to Fiona from the 4 sessions I had with her. We were totally on the same page through out, she understood my problems and the reason I wanted to come in the first place. Such a kind lady, I'm so glad I took the courage to do hypnosis.
I was being very open minded with hypnosis, I didn't really know to much about it but I must say it worked straight away for me I was feeling so positive after the session and it carried on through day to day and I'm still feeling really strong about things now!! I would definitely recommend hypnosis for people who struggle with anxiety, it really helps, but Fiona Craig is the person you want 100% 😊”.
“Since I started hypnotherapy with Fiona my health has steadily improved. I soon noticed a marked improved in my stress and anxiety levels which, in turn, has meant that my ulcerative colitis has calmed right down. At the moment I have no symptoms at all for the first time in at least eighteen months. Implementing the techniques, at home, that I have learnt from Fiona has given me control of my emotions and I am on a much more even keel.”
I suffer from a severe flying phobia, but occasionally have to fly for business reasons. It seemed to get worse as I got older and, faced with totals of 7 hours and then 22 hours of flying recently, I was in despair. Over the years I have tried other avenues such as a Flying Without Fear course. I admit to being slightly sceptical about hypnotherapy in advance, but it was worth a go.
As soon as I met Fiona Craig I knew that I was in safe, sympathetic and professional hands. She listened to me and did not make sweeping promises. Over several sessions she explored the root of the phobia and taught me relaxation strategies which helped hugely with the near-crippling pre-flight anxiety. I am not a normally relaxed person, so this was an achievement in itself! Fiona went several extra miles, providing sessions on the evenings before the flights and recording a tape geared to my particular anxieties. Hearing her calm, clear voice at 36,000' was especially reassuring and I even slept through some of the flight which I have never managed to do before. I was able to get through it without panic and so arrived much more refreshed and ready to start work.
I doubt I will ever enjoy flying, but the horror has been removed by her expert guidance. I can't thank her enough or recommend her too highly.
I want to thank you for your unbelievable success is treating my nail biting compulsion. I have been biting my nails for over 40 years but since our session two months ago I have not bitten them once - my partner even insisted I go for a MANicure, they were getting so long! I am no longer ashamed to shake hands with clients or have to worry about the impression I give due to my bleeding misshapen fingertips.
I visited Fiona to try to change my eating habits as my excessive gorging was having a detrimental effect on my health. After hypnotherapy I am pleased to say that I now " don't desire" the cakes, biscuits, chocolate, crisps etc that were causing me the problem. I find it difficult to comprehend how it has worked so successively but it has. I have lost 4 kg in 6 weeks without really trying.
Thank you Fiona
Phobia & PTSD
"Thank you ever so much for the magic you worked for me this year. Thank you also for the email you sent. A… is finding herself much more settled and absolutely thriving at school. I can’t thank you enough. Your influence has changed our lives for the far better.”
AS (Canterbury area)
I thought I’d let you know that I’m doing okay, well, better than okay really…. Anxiety levels are super low and I’m coping really well with these… and various blood tests. So grateful for everything you did for me, I think about it a lot.
LJ (Kent, re needle/medical fears)
Fiona really understood how I was feeling, without judging. I felt at ease with her and free to talk about everything. It was my first experience with hypnoses, and it really exceeded my expectation. After every session, I felt more lucid and conscious about my life and in peace. Doing hypnoses with Fiona was a very effective way for me to go to my problems’ roots and re-build my self confidence.
"On my run this morning I was trying to remember the messages from yesterday's hypnotherapy session; I felt that that session was the most powerful of all four. I recalled a message about confidence and found myself fist-pumping the air and shouting , 'Yes, I can do this'. I really made myself laugh as I was running along, thank goodness there was no-one passing by at that point!"
Having had two sessions with Fiona, I felt that a review of what's changed in me was necessary. I hope someone else can relate to this and gain some relief too.
After 30 years of riding and competing in affiliated Show Jumping competitions, my nerves would really hold me back. This would effect me jumping at home and then massively multiply at a show - everything felt really like a heightened state of anxiety. The worse I felt the worse I performed which set me on a vicious circle of self destruction. My horse, being a living breathing animal, would feel my indecisive requests: this in itself caused me distress as I felt terrible for not riding how I knew I could. I have sustained many falls over the years and riding negatively because of my nerves was causing an issue.
After my first session with Fiona I was of course still really nervous the first time I planned to jump, I didn’t know what to expect and I was terrified I would feel the same as before. I warmed up on my horse and instantly felt so much better, from the first warm up jump I knew it would be OK. Since then my belief, mindset and trust in my horse and our training regime has gone from strength to strength.
I am delighted with how things have panned out. I found Fiona knowledgeable, not just for Hypnosis but for all things horsey too. Someone who doesn't understand the nitty gritty of horse life wouldn't have hit the mark at all. It was also reassuring that Fiona knows how much love, time, blood sweat and tears we put in to these amazing animals.
I feel very blessed to have come across her.
I had my first ride since Wednesday, this morning. A was very spritely, which would normally have me worried. I smiled the whole way round whilst he was bouncing away, we had a few trots, then I decided to go round again. Halfway around the second lap he wouldn't go passed a dead bird (that he trod on the first time...!) and the pony across the road spooked at him dancing and galloped off so he stood like a giraffe with his heart going crazy. I stroked his neck and let him have a nibble of the grass (which was very long and near his face) until he calmed down and then we carried on as if nothing happened! I feel SO much better! And had the best morning! I love riding first thing.
Thank you so much for all your help, I really cannot get over the difference in how I feel so soon! It can only get better,
(SC via Zoom Kent)