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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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."

- Amadea Kimmins, 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 effectan 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.

Counselling & Psychotherapy Life Coaching Hypnotherapy Acupuncture & Oriental Herbs

British Acupuncture Council Member
Nch Logo
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Quest Institute
Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
British Society of Lifestyle Medicine