Testimonials

I am forever grateful to all those who have generously written of their experience of working with me.

Counselling & Psychotherapy Life Coaching Hypnotherapy Acupuncture & Oriental Herbs

“Life has opened up in ways I didn't imagine would ever be possible.”
"Tom saw me at the lowest point in my life. I was dealing with very difficult and strong negative feelings. He treated me with kindness, wisdom and compassion. My family and I are so grateful to Tom for the help that he provided. I feel that I have come through my difficulties to the other side, and life has opened up in ways I didn't imagine would ever be possible. I would recommend Tom's work with all my heart."

- Josefa Buckland

“I cannot recommend Tom enough. Having seen a handful of therapists/counsellors, I can honestly say he has been the best.”
"I cannot recommend Tom enough. Having seen a handful of therapists/ counsellors, I can honestly say he has been the best. His extensive knowledge and various remedies, advice and therapies has helped me beyond belief. He offers practical advice in a kind and caring manner, taking a holistic approach. I liked the fact he was solution based rather than just to listen - which he is also amazing at. Tom went above and beyond my expectations which I will be forever grateful for. Thank you for working with me!"

- CR, Edinburgh

“Speaking with Tom has done nothing short of change my life.”
"Speaking with Tom has done nothing short of change my life; in just a few sessions he has transformed my outlook on life and brought me from a place of confusion and melancholy to peace. I will take the tools he has given me and continue to use them throughout every area of my life."

- Kat LaBerge

“I felt totally and immediately safe”
"I was first a little nervous about hypnotherapy, but I can tell that Tom is really someone you can trust, I felt totally and immediately safe and I asked him to help me about a phobia I had for years. And he did perfectly.

The appointments with Tom were always really interesting and I also loved so much the ‘homework’ he suggested me to do between two appointments. It really helped me, and I'm so grateful for all that. Tom really cares about your wellbeing, he takes time with you and truly can help you to live your beautiful life with all the freedom you all deserve. Many thanks Tom!"

- Amy P.

“I have no pain, no PMT, I’m calmer, I sleep better, I’ve lost a stone...”
"Overall, acupuncture has totally re-energised me and turned my world around. I have no pain, no PMT, I’m calmer, I sleep better, I’ve lost a stone in weight, my asthma is under control and I feel in harmony with my own body – what a result and one achieved without the use of conventional medicine."

- Elizabeth Webster

“acupuncture and herbal medicine helped me so much”
"At a time when I felt I’d nowhere else to turn for help with a persistent skin condition, Tom was there for me, and I’m very grateful. His gentle care, along with his knowledge of acupuncture and herbal medicine, helped me so much. Over the weeks I saw Tom, I was able to take time to think about what was important to me, improve my nutrition and lifestyle, and reduce my anxiety levels. Together, these vastly improved my condition, and I continue to stay well, benefiting from everything we put into practice. I highly recommend Tom to others, for his wonderful, sensitive care and expertise."

- Anne-Elizabeth Smith

“Although it was only two sessions, you have made a big change in my life.”
"Although it was only two sessions, you have made a big change in my life. Talking to you has indeed changed the way I think about the negative past experiences and has changed my reaction towards the memories. Thank you very much for helping me erase my bad habits and my thanks also for building my confidence and putting the smile back on my face. I wish to maintain this happiness and wellbeing for the rest of my life."

- Reem al-D

”In two empowering sessions my issues were addressed and both times I left the session feeling light and joyful.”
"I stumbled across Tom’s website as I was looking for someone to help me resolve significant and longstanding traumas. Tom was sensitive, insightful, perceptive and so easy to talk to by both email, phone and in person - he understood exactly what support would benefit me. I was a little dubious about accessing ‘therapy’ based on a negative experience 20+ years previously, however in two empowering sessions my issues were addressed and both times I left the session feeling light and joyful; the impact of the work was impressive and far exceeded any expectations. I am so grateful to Tom and cannot recommend him highly enough."

- Susi Downey

“Amazed and at times bemused at the results we got.”
"I approached Tom for Therapy as my last chance to save my life. This may seem very melodramatic to many however for me, it was and is the truth. I had been going through a very dark and difficult period in my life suffering from acute tiredness and lacking vitality. I only realised that things had gotten so bad when I no longer wished to travel, which is my great love in life.

On approaching my Doctor I was told that I was a high functioning depressive and offered medication which I refused as I did not believe I was depressed. Looking for an alternative to medication I discovered Tom and thank goodness I did. Through several sessions he helped me to look at my feelings about life and how and why I reacted to them so severely. I was amazed and at times bemused at the results we got. Following the exercise's that he gave me, I was and am still able to view perceived problems from another perspective. Tom gave me the necessary life tools to live a fulfilled and active life again, which I did not think possible when I first sought help.

I would highly recommend therapy with Tom as I am sure that his help will also turn your life around to a more positive outlook, arming you with the tools to succeed into the future. Thank you Tom for everything you have helped me achieve and for being there when I needed help most."

- Jacqueline Harper

“The relief was, and remains, immense.”
"I chose to consult Tom solely on the basis that he looked kind. He IS kind, very kind in fact, but also sensitive, wise, and highly skilled at what he does. He very gently and quickly, flushed out the root problem of my anxiety-induced sleep problems and associated general grumpiness, by guiding me into areas of myself that I didn't even know existed and by showing me how to tap into reserves which I would never have been able to access on my own. Tom helped me to confront, deal with and overcome the pain of significant personal loss, regrets and past hurts - so that they just melted away. The relief was, and remains, immense. Tom is a gifted and giving individual who is blessed with a natural warmth, as well as a great sense of humour and I feel incredibly grateful to have benefited from his considerable talents."

- Tonya Macari

“Tom helped me understand the nature of my mind”
"Tom helped me understand the nature of my mind and meet the roots of my behaviours. He didn’t just assist me in my struggles but also helped me identify basic facts about my being, and how to work with them throughout my journey. I am forever thankful for his help."

- Stephanie Khedy

“I am enjoying life in the moment, unclouded by the numbing effects of medication or alcohol.“
"Since my first visit to Tom for psychotherapy in April, I am going from strength to strength. For a long time I have struggled with social anxiety, alcohol and prescription medication - a destructive combination. I was using alcohol and meds to supposedly boost my confidence and reduce my social anxiety, whilst in reality, the alcohol and medication had been making the anxiety worse. Tom helped me learn to relax, he taught me how to breathe using a process called 7/11 breathing, and a twice daily breathing meditation is now a part of my daily routine. Tom and I worked through visualisation exercises to help me cope with and enjoy upcoming social events without the need for addictive substances.

I am now living an alcohol free and prescription medication free life. I am enjoying life in the moment unclouded by the numbing effects of medication or alcohol. I have found freedom from it and I’m overjoyed. Thank you Tom, with your support the future is now exciting and full of possibilities and personal growth."

- Lynne C, Edinburgh

“It worked the way I could only dream about!”
"I can’t say it enough how happy I am that I went to see Tom. I went with a specific issue related to social interactions, excessive shyness and resulting constant stress, and I feel now that the improvements went - and are still going - beyond the specific issue I went with initially. Tom explained how things worked in a person, and why and how it was possible for the changes to happen, and that made me very confident that I can truly make the changes I want. I feel as if I could always be happy, self-reliant, relaxed and confident. And with this new self-discovery the despair, migraines and constant fatigue from stress went away. Tom never judged me so I could really take my concern from the darkest corner of my mind and explain what was happening. He was both very supportive and constructive – he explained where the problem was, established what I wanted the outcome to be and then guided me towards my goal. It may sound simple but it worked the way I could only dream about! Tom’s sessions and guidance, truly and amazingly helped."

- Tatiana Rodionova

“Through the therapy, I was able to confront my anxieties around exams and approach my current exam with a sense of calmness”
"I went to see Tom in the run up to an exam to sort out some anxiety and stress which I had been holding on to for a long time. In just one session, Tom helped me work through a number of issues which had been creating a negative response surrounding exams. Through the therapy, I was able to confront my anxieties around exams and approach my current exam with a sense of calmness - by initiating my rest and digest response, rather than my fight or flight – and I was able to recall information easier and found I enjoyed answering the questions.

Tom's calm demeanour, paired with his extensive knowledge and experience, makes him a wonderful therapist. He provides you with many simple tools to start making a positive impact on your mental wellbeing which, in turn, has a ripple effect on the rest of your life. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone and am thankful for all that he has helped me with."

- Ash Campbell

“I've noticed a great improvement”
"I just wanted to let you know that I had my first presentation yesterday. I had almost no nerves beforehand and I was only slightly nervous during the presentation itself. I've had some brilliant feedback already from my tutor.

I've noticed a great improvement and the idea of my next presentation doesn't phase me at all. Thanks for all your help, it has made a great difference to not only the way I feel but also on my outlook.

Thank you again for all you're help, it's made a real difference and I'm sure it will continue to."

- Jonathan Wood

“Home is now a much more pleasant place to be”
"Our small family unit had been through a tough time for the last few years as my husband was recovering from an episode of severe depression and our daughter was going through awkward teenage years at the same time. As a result, the house became an uncomfortable place to live in for each one of us and it seems that every day, at least two of us had an argument and sometimes three of us were involved, and found ourselves screaming at each other. It felt each one of us had lost our way and couldn’t get back on track and live a harmonious family life.

Tom’s contact details were given to me after I confided in a friend. We started with a first session where everybody was present and after that each one of us had a couple of one-to-one sessions. As a result we work around each other much better now and home is now a much more pleasant place to be. We are all very grateful to Tom for helping us, and wonder whether we ever could have reached here without his help."

- Maryam Habibollahi

“He has taught me how to lighten my burden without guilt but with love.”
"Having tragically lost my husband last year, my very good friends encouraged me to make an appointment with Tom in an effort to try and help mend me. It was without doubt the best move I have made in the journey to my new normality. Tom has helped me heal more than he will ever realise. He has encouraged to me listen to my own thoughts and not hide from them. He has an amazing ability to make me look at situations from several angles so not to get lost in a sad or bad place. He has taught me how to lighten my burden without guilt but with love. Deep in my heart I do believe that I will be happy again and that makes me feel good. Today I am a very different person to the one that walked into his office six months ago. Thank you so much Tom."

- Lesley Calvert

“I do feel an increase in strength and conviction”
"I do feel an increase in strength and conviction following our sessions that, being quite subtly expressed, is often more significant than I realise. I feel this more markedly when I compare myself now to my 'past self', and reflect on how I might perhaps have experienced life, my decisions and my 'inner world' in the past. Thank you for playing such an important part in facilitating and supporting this process!"

- Daniela Muchado

“I am ex-forces... a huge weight has been lifted”
"For years I had been forcing things to the back of my mind which was putting a strain on my health. I was drinking heavily and my general wellbeing was going downhill. I decided to give cognitive hypnotherapy a go as I had exhausted all other avenues.

I am ex-forces and was used to just putting things behind me and moving on but to lose my youngest son in a car crash, of which I was the driver, and with head injuries to my other son, it was too much to just tuck away. My fiancé suggested I speak with Tom. At first I thought, I don’t believe in this mumbo jumbo but hey, I will give it a go.

I had a number of sessions with Tom and I was finally able to forgive myself for the accident, which was the hardest part, but I got there. I would recommend Tom Lawrence to any ex-forces personnel, or to any man who has had horror and hides it away, it worked for me and I had kept my secret for ten years! I feel a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can now move on with my life thanks to Tom."

- Niall McNab

“I don’t quite understand how the therapy worked - it just did”
"After having held on to past memories that were hurtful, I needed to find a way to finally put them where they belonged and that’s where Tom’s guidance and experience to deal with such issues came in. I may have been sceptical to begin with as I had tried psychiatry, counseling and other treatments over the years, and they unfortunately hadn’t had the desired outcome I’d hoped for. However after a few sessions of cognitive hypnotherapy, my sense of anxiety and negative thoughts no longer seem to manifest themselves and I now genuinely feel a freedom from those horrible past experiences. I don’t quite understand how the therapy worked - it just did - and I’m immensely grateful to Tom for that."

- Alison King

“I am in a happier place than I’ve ever been.”
"I went to Tom for Cognitive Hypnotherapy to help with my nerves for performing on stage. I had suffered from a fear of public speaking for most of my life and I’d also joined an amateur dramatics society to face my fears. After discussing what I wanted to get out of the experience and what was important to me, Tom used hypnosis to transport me back to a time in my life when I first felt anxiety. It was in fact quite relaxing and nothing like what I'd imagined I might feel being hypnotised. At all times I felt in control of where I was and what I was thinking. After the session I can only describe myself as being completely calm and at ease with myself. He recorded our session and so I can listen to it whenever I need. I truly believe I can achieve anything I want without fear or anxiety and I am in a happier place than I've ever been. Thanks Tom!"

- Jenny Snowden

“more successful than I could have hoped”
"Having had successful acupuncture sessions with Tom, I felt confident that his calm, non-judgmental approach would help me to move forward with a particular issue through hypnotherapy. Never having tried hypnotherapy before I was a little wary but having had the whole process explained to me I felt safe enough to continue. The outcome has been more successful than I could have hoped for, an ease and understanding has replaced the angst - making my day-to-day existence much more joyful."

- Moira Ferguson

“one of the best things I ever did for myself as a performer”
"Having a cognitive hypnotherapy session with Tom Lawrence was one of the best things I ever did for myself as a performer. I never considered myself someone who had 'blocks' with performance: I've been on stage since I was a child, and I've always loved performing. But one thing I'd never really dealt with - or even acknowledged that I needed to deal with - was the negative voice that held me back. It's amazing how that sneaky that voice is, how it creeps in unnoticed and tricks you into believing the terrible things it tells you. I have never felt more free or happier while performing: it's as close to what I felt like when I was a child and first falling in love with it. I'm not thinking about all things that I could be doing better, or worrying about what people are thinking about what I sound like or look like...I'm able to be in the moment and trust that what I have to offer is enough. If you're thinking about it, do it. And just trust that it will work."

- Amy S.

“allowing me to make the changes needed to move forward in my life”
"I had always been a sufferer of low self-esteem and came to a point in my life where I did not want this holding me back anymore in terms of my job, relationships and general wellbeing. Cognitive hypnotherapy has given me the mental tools to change the way I think and behave in a positive way - allowing me to make the changes needed in order to move forward in my life.

The Cognitive Hypnotherapy has also changed my outlook, allowing me to speak to people with ease, be more forthcoming with my opinions and making them count, and giving me a feeling of ease in social situations. And as a result I have seen how people have changed their attitudes and opinions about me for the better."

- Christina Atkinson

“definitely recommend this approach to others.”
"Thank you again for your support with Cognitive Hypnotherapy. It has really helped and has got me back on the right tracks again. I would definitely recommend this approach to others."

- Steven K.

“opening up a different perspective on things”
"I've been gradually feeling more and more myself, and much more cheerful. As well as that, managing to keep on top of life-admin which was stressful before. I'm very grateful to have spoken to you, I think the cognitive hypnotherapy helped a great deal in kick-starting something and opening up a different perspective on things. Thanks so much for your help."

- Catherine Bruce

“he said he could help me in just two or three sessions... exactly what he did.”
"I had found speaking in public incredibly difficult for most of my life - even in a relatively small group - and had always tried to find ways of avoiding it. I knew this held me back but a few years ago it really started to impact on my work and my chances of promotion which drove me to do something about it. I came across Tom through an internet search and when I contacted him he was very understanding and professional, making the whole process easy and comfortable. I was sceptical when he said he could help me in just two or three sessions but this is exactly what he did. He found the root of the problem and addressed it and the impact was immediate. Two years on from the therapy I'm still confident in meetings and now speak comfortably in public, even to large audiences. It's made a long-lasting difference to my life, particularly at work, and I can thoroughly recommend Tom. [I also took my 10 year old son to see Tom recently to get help to stop sucking his thumb. After one session he has stopped. I just wish I'd gone to Tom sooner!]"

- Fiona Boyce

“a task I had long since given up as impossible”
"I had suffered from a crippling driving phobia for 17 years when I approached Tom for Cognitive Hypnotherapy sessions. Having already undertaken extensive CBT sessions some years before (with very limited success), I was sadly resigned to believing that I would never be free from its grip. It was therefore with extremely low expectations that I crossed the threshold. I couldn’t have been more mistaken. During our first session, Tom gently yet effectively identified the real issues at play, allowing me to see a way ahead for the first time. It was with some surprise (and much delight), that I found myself driving to unfamiliar places during the following week – a task I had long since given up as impossible. I only had one more session with Tom (I had also worried that I may need lengthy/expensive treatment), and have continued to drive to places I simply never imagined. My world has broadened, and my life improved enormously. If you are reading this, perhaps imagining - as I did - that you are ‘beyond help’, I would urge you to see Tom. I am free at last. Thank you, Tom."

- LF

“now I'm not scared anymore, I'm in control”
"At last a life without daily anxiety…I was fortunate to be referred to Tom to help treat anxiety which I was currently having due to a medical problem. On meeting Tom I felt immediately at ease and found him easy to talk to. We had a long chat at our first session and I felt I could at last trust someone enough to be fully honest about the extent of my problem. I told him my anxiety was much more than the current and I had actually suffered with this for more than 20 years, on reflection it was probably more 30 years. I was managing on a day-to-day basis through using beta blockers and avoiding stressful situations, which was difficult as I was a senior manager in the banking industry. Tom said he could help me and for the first time in my life I believed him. I really wanted to get out of this cycle and have my life back. I would do whatever it took to try to achieve this. Over a period of time we worked together using different techniques and coping strategies. These included hypnotherapy, acupuncture and different exercises for me to practice. I started having good days and the good days became more and the bad days less. We got to the root of the anxiety through cognitive hypnotherapy which was tough at the time but Tom helped me through this and I finally let go of the past.

I still, like everyone, have anxious moments but now I'm not scared anymore, I'm in control and continue to use everything Tom taught me. My journey continues and I look forward to each day and what it brings. I now meditate daily for 15mins and look forward to that quiet ‘me time’. Tom is a very gifted person and I could have not gone on this journey without his help and support. I am just thankful I was lucky enough to have met him."

- Yvonne Scott

“confident that he could help with my issues”
"Since I was a child I suffered from stress and stress blinking. I contacted Tom and made arrangements to visit his office. From the initial meeting I was confident that he could help with my issues. Tom’s sessions were welcoming, friendly and relaxing. After a total of 4 meetings I have been able to overcome my goal of dealing with the stress and related issues. Tom not only helped me with my initial issues, but also provided me with tools that allow me to deal with other aspects of my attitude and personality. I have already recommended Tom’s services to my close friends, and I have no problem in doing so to anyone else."

- Andrew Landels

“I couldn’t believe how confident I felt.”
"I don’t know how to thank you! We had a fantastic holiday! It has been years since I have properly been skiing, as the last few years have involved me having a panic-attack on the beginner’s slope and then giving up. No fear at all this time. I couldn’t believe how confident I felt. Nya had a great time too as it was her first time on proper skis and it was wonderful to have all three of us out having fun together. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you so much for everything."

- Kim Suares

“I am completely relieved from my fear and anxiety”
"I contacted Tom after searching online for past life regression therapy. At the time I was suffering from an intense fear that increasingly had taken over my life. We spoke on email a couple of times and I got a very positive and serious impression. As I came in to his office at The Healthy Life Centre, a central and light location, I immediately felt relaxed. I realised, after our initial session, that I'd self-diagnosed where my fear came from. It wasn't from a past life. Instead Tom, helped me look at the issue from a different perspective and he talked me through how the brain creates fear and what hypnosis does to dissolve it. He is extremely knowledgeable and answered every question I had. I had in total 6 sessions spread out over 5 months and today, 4 months after my last session I am completely relieved from my fear and anxiety and I feel generally calmer and more positive about life."

- Magdalena Tsiobanelis

“I had almost no nerves beforehand”
"I just wanted to let you know that I had my first presentation yesterday. I had almost no nerves beforehand and I was only slightly nervous during the presentation itself. I've had some brilliant feedback already from my tutor.

I've noticed a great improvement and the idea of my next presentation doesn't phase me at all. Thanks for all your help, it has made a great difference to not only the way I feel but also on my outlook.

Thank you again for all you're help, it's made a real difference and I'm sure it will continue to."

- Jonathan Wood

“allowed me to move forward.”
"Grieving and displaced, I came to coaching looking for a map to identify paths to undefined destinations. Instead Tom helped me to find an acceptance of where I am, in the here right now, and a trust that the paths will appear effortlessly. A thought-provoking, reflective and extremely kind man, Tom has helped me develop ways of thinking about where I find myself that have allowed me to move forward."

- LG

“I move forward with more serenity and satisfaction in my life”
"I have enjoyed our sessions very much and have benefited greatly from them.

It has been really helpful for me to be able to talk about the things in my mind that I cannot discuss with people in normal day-to-day life, as most people I know are just not like that, not wanting to talk about such things. I move forward with more serenity and satisfaction in my life than before we met."

- Ian Nicholson

“confident about the various plans I have for my new life”
"Once I'd taken the brave step in deciding that I wanted to make a career change and also move back to Beirut, I asked Tom for some coaching in order to process emotionally and mentally the reasons behind my decision to make these changes, and to develop a plan of what I was going to do next. Tom’s sensitivity, perceptiveness and attunement towards my feelings, circumstances and experiences, helped strengthen my trust in listening to my intuition while keeping fears in check, and most importantly, helped me reconnect with my extraordinary inner resources and sense of life purpose. I now feel grounded and confident about the various plans I have for my new life in Beirut - on both a professional and personal level. With gratitude,

- Lena Bahou

“able to fully realise my own potential”
"Working with Tom has made me able to fully realise my own potential and help me see the way forward to a much brighter future than I had envisaged before our chats."

- William Sleigh

“very rewarding... he can enrich other areas of my life”
"Working with Tom is a very rewarding experience; he has given me a clearer understanding of what makes me the person I am, enabling me to find and address hidden aspects of myself that were holding me back... I’m going to continue working with Tom as I believe he can enrich other areas of my life."

- Duncan McLean

“Tom helped me understand the nature of my mind”
"Tom helped me understand the nature of my mind and meet the roots of my behaviours. He didn’t just assist me in my struggles but also helped me identify basic facts about my being, and how to work with them throughout my journey. I am forever thankful for his help."

- Stephanie Khedy

“very beneficial and I recommend him”
"I found working with Tom to be very beneficial and I recommend him. He helped me see myself and various situations differently and to live my life with greater awareness. Awareness is a great agent for change."

- Fergus King

“Nothing short of magic!”
"Tom has truly changed our lives. My baby’s reflux has been cured, my hormones have been re-balanced and my husband’s chronic neck pain has been relieved. All medication free. This man is nothing short of magic!"

- Ruby Deevoy

“True healer who has helped my entire family.”
"When all else failed, Tom prevailed! A wonderful man and true healer who has helped my entire family. I was sceptical about acupuncture, having had some unimpressive experiences with it in the past, but I will now be recommending acupuncture with Tom to all of my friends for almost any ailment!"

- Dominic Wolf

“One session?! I couldn’t believe it.”
"A few months ago I injured my back and the pain was unbelievable. I suffered this for a couple of months after visiting my GP (who only gave me pain killers) and so I thought about trying acupuncture. At my first consultation Tom asked me lots of questions about my health and then it was time for the acupuncture, gulp! After a few minutes I asked him when he was going to start and he laughed and said, "I'm nearly finished". Ha ha! I hadn't felt the needles going in and after 20 minutes they were removed. Tom then asked me to sit up and gently stretch my back. Oh I was so scared, in case it was painful but it was ok! When I got off the treatment couch, I could squat, stretch and bend my legs with no pain and lots of mobility. One session?! I couldn't believe it. I was so overwhelmed I started to cry - after months of agony I was pain free and have been pain free ever since!"

- Sheila Grant

“Huge improvement with my periods... and my mental wellbeing”
"I was given Tom's number by a good friend of my mother’s, who highly recommend him. I’d seen my doctor on several occasions regarding very bad periods and I really didn't feel I was getting anywhere. So I looked for an alternative; Tom was my answer. His gentle and caring manner immediately put me at ease, and within just a few sessions, he’d helped me overcome problems I’d been battling for years. I now have regular acupuncture sessions and have noticed a huge improvement with my periods, general health and my mental wellbeing: I’m feeling much more positive and happy in myself. Having started acupuncture because someone recommended it to me, I now recommend Tom to as many people as I can."

- Rhona Summers

“We have our little boy back again.”
"My 10 year old son came to see Tom at the height of suffering a nervous tic disorder, causing much distress at home and school. Tom took time to get to know him, and was able to connect easily with him at his level. After a thorough investigation into the problem, he was able to administer some acupuncture and prescribe some herbs, along with a few small lifestyle changes. In as little as 3 weeks we were amazed to find that the ticks had completely gone and his confidence came back. We have our little boy back again. We can't thank Tom enough."

- Jenny Snowden

“I never imagined how amazing the results would actually be!”
"When I brought Tom in to treat my mum’s multitude of serious ills, I never imagined how amazing the results would actually be! His acupuncture has totally transformed what was a very grave situation and I cannot even begin to express my gratitude."

- Sara Salyers

Pain free for the first time in 20 years!
"Thanks to the acupuncture, I’ve been pain free for the first time in 20 years!"

- Alexander Cameron

“Myguardian angel.”
"It may sound dramatic to say that I was brought back from the brink of death, but in my experience with Tom, this is exactly what happened. My guardian angel."

- Margaret Seymour

“It took just two sessions to put almost everything right.”
"I had a very serious operation four years ago and because of the shock related to this operation, my shoulder was aching and my left arm felt numb. When I went to see Tom a few months ago I didn't think I would regain all of the sensations in my arm, I was merely looking for an improvement. However, it took just two sessions to put almost everything right."

- Jerome Badoux

“Thanks to Tom we have been given the greatest gift of all and we couldn't be happier.”
"I started treatment with Tom in the Autumn of 2011 to help me conceive naturally. Prior to this I had suffered two miscarriages and the loss of my first born son when he was only nine days old. Given my age at the time (44 years old) I knew my chances of getting pregnant again were slim at best but I was prepared to give natural methods one last shot before going down the route of assisted reproduction."

I had already been having acupuncture and other complementary therapies as well as attending a natural fertility clinic before seeing Tom but he had come highly recommended and I felt that it was time for a change.

The great thing about Tom is that it is not just about going along for acupuncture - he takes a whole mind and body holistic approach and helps deal with any kind of emotional issues that may be acting as a barrier to helping you achieve your goal. His serene wisdom, patience and positive outlook were a great help to me, plus he was full of practical suggestions such as techniques to practice at home, books to read etc.

I saw Tom every two weeks and he tailored the acupuncture in accordance to my ovulation chart. Amazingly I fell pregnant after my third visit but sadly miscarried a few weeks later - a sign that my body needed further work and strengthening before it could sustain a pregnancy. I am pleased to say that the regular acupuncture and Chinese herbs did work and in July 2012, shortly after my 45th birthday I fell pregnant. In March of this year my beautiful daughter Eva arrived to the great joy of myself and my husband. Eva has just turned 7 months and every day is a new discovery - for her and for us! Thanks to Tom we have been given the greatest gift of all and we couldn't be happier. Seeing Tom was the best investment I ever made and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a highly gifted alternative practitioner."

- Janet Liu

“We have now got a son who is enjoying life”
"After a really debilitating bout of glandular fever followed by chronic appendicitis, bowel surgery and triple antibiotics therapy my 14-year-old son’s immune system was at an all-time low and I was really at a loss where to turn to next. After a recommendation from a friend I decided to try Tom Lawrence.

Tom recommended a course of acupuncture and supplements; the benefits were immediate and I don’t think my son truly believed that a few needles could so radically change how he felt. Having gone from a pale sickly-looking boy with no energy, we have now got a son who is enjoying life, can participate in all the sporting activities he wants to and hasn’t been ill since, he grew inches in a few months and hasn’t looked back. I am so glad we gave it a go and would recommend Tom to anyone looking to optimise their health."

- Angela Loudon

“We are absolutely delighted with his progress in the short time you have been treating him”
"Just wanted to say... Scott and I are very grateful for all you've done for Jamie (14yrs). We are absolutely delighted with his progress in the short time you have been treating him. The acupuncture and lifestyle changes you suggested, really seem to have worked for him."

- Janey Wallace

“He is a great healer and his professional manner makes you feel relaxed and comfortable.”
"Tom helped me out with a pain in my mouth that neither my dentist nor doctor could make better. He is a great healer and his professional manner makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. I would now consult him before going to my GP."

- Kate Freemantle

“I am feeling so well, in good spirits, totally pain free”
"I am feeling so well, in good spirits, totally pain free and am busy and active, even running - well, jogging! Also I'm finally off all GP prescribed medication, with poly myalgia just a nasty memory! This is in marked contrast to when I first started attending for treatment and this pleasing transformation is largely down to your help, for which I am very grateful. I will certainly return for treatment should I feel the need but meantime will enjoy feeling 25 (almost!) again."

- Val Spence

The acupuncture experience was like the deepest deep tissue massage but without the pain.
"Having had a few recommendations from fellow runners, I went to see Tom more in hope than expectation. I had seriously damaged my calf muscle from overtraining and I was limping and in a lot of discomfort. The acupuncture experience was like the deepest deep tissue massage but without the pain. I felt like jelly afterwards and my muscles were completely relaxed. In the following days, my calf felt free to repair and within the week I was running again."

- David Meighan

“I felt totally understood and nurtured by the treatment I received from him.”
"Tom has a gift with people, he is perceptive, sensitive and caring. I felt totally understood and nurtured by the treatment I received from him. Although I initially started seeing him for one problem - the ‘whole’ of me was treated, and as a result I benefited as a whole. Each session enabled me to feel in balance and gave me inner strength. I learnt more about myself and how to look after my mind and body through his knowledge and expertise - long may it continue..."

- Kirsty Moseley

“Tom has a quality about him that gives you more”
"Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have improved my well-being in so many ways over the years. Over and above these benefits, Tom has a quality about him that gives you more - his intuition, calmness and personal concern, has helped me establish general wellbeing and balance for problems both large and small. I always walk away with a deep feeling of all round recovery, inner strength and health."

- Gabby, migraine

“I enjoy much better health and peace of mind.”
"Since seeing Tom a few years ago, I enjoy much better health and peace of mind. Whatever the problem he listens carefully and then seems to sort it out. His warm, calm and caring way, makes you feel at ease and I always look forward to my sessions with him."

- Norma Lindsay

“After approximately two months of treatment I fell pregnant and now have a beautiful baby boy”
"After being diagnosed with polycystic ovaries I felt very helpless and needed to do something positive about the situation. I found the whole experience of acupuncture very uplifting, and after approximately two months of treatment I fell pregnant and now have a beautiful baby boy. What more can I say?!"

- Pippa Winter

“Acupuncture and herbal medicine, helped me so much.”
"At a time when I felt I’d nowhere else to turn for help with a persistent skin condition, Tom was there for me, and I’m very grateful. His gentle care, along with his knowledge of acupuncture and herbal medicine, helped me so much. Over the weeks I saw Tom, I was able to take time to think about what was important to me, improve my nutrition and lifestyle, and reduce my anxiety levels. Together, these vastly improved my condition, and I continue to stay well, benefiting from everything we put into practice. I highly recommend Tom to others, for his wonderful, sensitive care and expertise."

- Anne-Elizabeth Smith

“Has an innate sensitivity”
"Tom is not just an acupuncturist. He has an innate sensitivity that seems to allow him to simply feel what is wrong with you. When he asks you something, the question is often more telling than the resulting answer, and his sessions leave you feeling...well, healed is the only word, really."

- Peter Dunne

“I am now living a richer and fuller life”
"Having acupuncture from Tom has really changed my life. I no longer struggle with the symptoms of migraines, my energy levels have improved dramatically, and I am now living a richer and fuller life. I'm delighted."

- Pat Scrogie

“Much calmer, happier and much more able to deal with life”
"Since having the acupuncture and herbs I have felt much calmer, happier and much more able to deal with life, something that I was finding increasingly difficult to do since the birth of my son."

- Susan Trim

“The pain literally disappeared”
"I was suffering from agonizing back pain and even the strongest prescription painkillers were ineffective. After one treatment the pain literally disappeared within twenty-four hours. I have been back many times since for other ailments I or my children have had."

- Fiona Kimmins

“It mended the cut and made me feel better.”
"I went to see Tom because I had a hernia operation and after that I got very grumpy in the mornings. But when I had the needles it didn't hurt. He showed me the channels on the body of the model, which went down the body from the head to the feet and showed me where I was cut on the channel. It mended the cut and made me feel better."

- AmadeaKimmins, 8 yrs

“I felt totally relaxed.”
"I visited Tom because I had ulcers in my mouth. When I had the needles it was nothing and did not hurt. It’s very interesting the way the needles affect your body. Twenty-four hours later my ulcers had gone and I felt totally relaxed."

- Celestria Kimmins 12 yrs

“Helped me considerably with a medical issue but has also enabled me to understand my body and my emotions”
"Acupuncture has not only helped me considerably with a medical issue but has also enabled me to understand my body and my emotions much more.

Tom does not simply place needles into the necessary parts of the body, he listens and helps you understand your emotions and fears - all the time helping you overcome the problem for which you are seeing him.

It is amazing how a man can educate you to embrace the natural feelings you have as a woman, which we often try so hard to suppress due to the stress of work, home and general every-day life complications."

- Kelly George

“Hospital scans proved the difference that acupuncture had made.”
"The effectiveness of the acupuncture treatment meant that I didn't have to have an unwanted operation. Hospital scans proved the difference that acupuncture had made."

- Siobhan Fitz Patrick

“Three acupuncture appointments improved the condition to such an extent that I was able to ski absolutely normally”
"I had a painful and debilitating issue with my knee which made even walking painful. I was due to go skiing within six weeks which would have been impossible had my knee not improved. Three acupuncture appointments improved the condition to such an extent that I was able to ski absolutely normally."

- Huw Williams

“What a profound effect an hour with a few needles could have on a life.”
"The benefits I have experienced in the short time of receiving treatment (just five sessions) have radically altered aspects of my life, much for the better. Recently I was in excruciating pain from a neck injury so much so that I couldn’t sleep. Just one session of acupuncture alleviated the problem, which wasn't muscular, as I'd assumed, by eighty per cent. On both counts no one could have effectively conveyed what a profound effect an hour with a few needles could have on a life."

- Anthony Guyon

“I always feel like a million dollars after seeing Tom”
"I always feel like a million dollars after seeing Tom. However tired, stressed or aching beyond belief, it is as if he has washed away in forty-five minutes all the bad things and just left me with everything good."

- Rachel Duffield

“An unbelievable approach, a hugely caring bedside manner”
"The original reasons for going to Tom have become a little blurred. Over the past six months I have had a variety of 'problems' ranging from a sore back to night sweats, insomnia, headaches, stress ... Although I have made little effort to change lifestyle or diet, I feel healthy, incredibly calm, have had little or no depression even though, during this period, I have had some fairly significant issues to deal with. My headaches are down to one a week rather than one or two a day, night sweats are almost non-existent, and my sleeping patterns have changed completely!"

Whilst acupuncture could be considered by many as a physiological treatment the approach of the practitioner is incredibly important, both in terms of allaying any fears and providing an environment where you feel you can discuss symptoms and affects in total confidence. Tom has an unbelievable approach, a hugely caring 'bedside manner' - all tempered with a good sense of humour."

- René Adams

“Areas of vast improvement include; back pain, pmt/periods, anxiety/stress, migraines.”
"Since receiving acupuncture and herbs our lives have been greatly enhanced. We are more positively focused and are experiencing renewed energy. The health benefits are too numerous to mention! Areas of vast improvement include; back pain, pmt/periods, anxiety/stress, migraines. Tom is an experienced practitioner who delights in helping others."

- Mark and Judi Holt

“I would recommend going to see him”
"I was very scared of the thought of using needles but Tom's friendly, gentle manner put me at ease. Just one wonderfully relaxing treatment rid me of the numerous aches and pains of looking after a baby for a year. I would recommend going to see him for any ailment."

- Lisa van Koetsveld

“During and after the acupuncture sessions, I experienced an overwhelming sense of calm and happiness.”
"My experience with acupuncture and herbs has been very positive. I felt instantly at ease with Tom as he is a very warm, natural, calming individual and practitioner. I am particularly interested in the theory and principles of the therapy, and had been suffering from anxiety and panic for several months. During and after the acupuncture sessions, I experienced an overwhelming sense of calm and happiness. I always looked forward to my appointments as they made me feel better mentally, emotionally and physically. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone seeking an alternative and natural therapy - in fact I am even looking into studying it, and other related therapies, in the future."

- Morven Macleod

“You can't beat the warm glow of having your energy waves bent back into shape.”
"I used to equate acupuncture with witch doctors and all that… and only went to Tom as a last resort to help cure a crippling fear of flying. It was a revelation. Not only do I now fly, but for the first time in my life I've started eating properly. It was always the 'alternative' that made me suspicious of this kind of medicine but Tom is reassuringly normal. I'm no hippy - ok, I do now drink soya milk - but I am a convert. You can't beat the warm glow of having your energy waves bent back into shape."

- John Dower

“I’m so pleased with the change in her”
"Gemma (8yrs) seems to be much happier. She's eating a much healthier diet - trying out all sorts of new food and keeping to her wheat and dairy free diet with ease! I'm so pleased with the change in her - thank you very much for all your help and advice."

- Gemma’s mother

“One year on, I am completely cured.”
"I originally went to Tom for an IBS-type illness, called ulcerative colitis, in January 2002. The treatment he gave me was so much more than acupuncture... my sessions with him changed my perception of myself, which proved to be a far more long-term and valuable experience. Through acupuncture I accepted responsibility for my illness. My lifestyle, and lack of regard for the needs of my body along with an extended period of antibiotics, had weakened my system. By accepting responsibility for my condition I also accepted that a change in lifestyle would help cure it - rather than the prescribed medication which my consultant said would only ever help manage it. Tom encouraged me to start yoga, and introduced me to a nutritional therapist. Initially I was resistant to both ideas, but in July I went to see the nutritional therapist, and in September took myself off on a yoga holiday to kick start this 'new me'. One year on, I am completely cured. It was not easy, but every step I took not only helped me cure the physical weakness in my body, but opened up a world of empowerment and opportunity that I had been completely oblivious to. I continue to see Tom once every three weeks to keep me balanced; my life is unrecognisable to that of eighteen months ago when I first went to see him. The over-exercising, stressed-out party girl is no more. I start my yoga teacher-training course this September and I have been successfully running my own business for over ten months. I’m the happiest I have ever been."

- Sara Campbell

I am forever grateful to all those who have generously written of their experience of working with me.

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