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

“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

“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

“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.

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

- 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 Habibollah

“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

“From the initial meeting I was 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 am forever grateful to all those who have generously written of their experience of working with me.

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