I went to see Caroline when I was really at the end of my tether with IBS and what seemed like completely random episodes of terrible pain and bloating. She put me at my ease with her relaxing manner, and through conversation and hypnotherapy has helped change my mindset and improve my IBS. I felt really empowered by learning about and understanding the role of engaging the subconscious, and although my journey with IBS is not over, Caroline has really helped equip me with tools to manage it much better.
When I first came to see Caroline, I didn’t realise how much deep emotional pain I was in. I had recently come out of an emotionally abusive relationship, and I wasn't confronting my emotions. I lost my appetite, I couldn’t concentrate, my stomach was bloated most days, and I couldn’t tolerate most foods. I am a keen runner, but I was constantly tired, and every time I ran or did intense exercise my stomach would be inflamed for days afterwards. I had to stop running, as even after the slightest run the inflammation in my stomach took days to go down.
Running didn’t take the pain away, nor did the intense exercise I was doing. So I finally decided to face the emotions in my sessions with Caroline.
Facing the trauma was not pleasant. However, after the sessions I felt a sense of lightness which I hadn’t felt in a while. My stomach slowly started to settle over time. We worked on confidence, acceptance, allowing myself to heal and being kind to myself, which I certainly hadn’t been doing. I gradually started to run again. I started with 2km, and now I have worked my way up to 7km, and I am over the moon! My stomach no longer gets inflamed after runs and I can now tolerate more foods. Words cannot explain how happy I am to be able to run again. Running has kept me going through some hard mental challenges in my life, and for that to be taken away from me was the toughest challenge I’ve ever had to face. Being able to run again is just brilliant. I can’t thank Caroline enough for the amazing work she’s done with me. I feel a sense of calm within myself which I never thought was possible. I’ve finally got my confidence back as well. Thank you Caroline.
I had three sessions with Caroline and found her to be a very approachable, empathetic therapist who made it very easy for me to explore and discuss the concerns I had in my life at that time. I found the sessions provided me with key insights I hadn’t been aware of and her therapy helped me to address them effectively. Her sessions were good value for money, considering her effectiveness was high, and she was very professional throughout. Highly recommended.
Visiting Caroline changed my life. In just two sessions she helped me to greatly dial back debilitating anxiety that was hampering my professional life. She is a fantastic listener who first explored the root causes so the intervention was very focused. Her manner is warm, caring and non-judgmental - her room is a tranquil safe space where stress can be paused and erased. The session is unhurried - after one technique the anxiety hadn't fully lifted so Caroline proposed a second in the same session and this created a big shift! Caroline is amazing and I only wish I had come to see her a decade earlier!
Caroline is a great listener and is able to say the words you were thinking. She makes you feel at ease and very comfortable with no judgement so you may discuss things you never knew you needed to! There is a great positive shift in how you view yourself and your future and that is down to a great therapist. I highly recommend seeing her as your life will change for the better
Caroline has been working with me for the past three to four months. And I cannot thank her enough for what she has done for me. She has given me my life back. Before I started seeing Caroline my life was full of anxiety. And now it’s full of joy and hope. With so much to look forward to and so many places to see. I really can’t stress enough how much my life has changed for the better. And it feels amazing. So thank you Caroline.
When I came to Caroline I was in a fragile and desperate state, having tried and failed repeatedly to solve a long-term problem. I was beginning to lose hope. I was therefore genuinely amazed when Caroline’s work began to transform both the outlook and outcomes of my situation. She helped me get a genuine hold on something that for so long had felt intangible and beyond reach. Perhaps most importantly though, she enabled me to make space for, and build a relationship with, a part of myself that had long been neglected. Caroline’s work is holistic, dynamic and thorough. She quickly builds a safe and trusting environment, providing a strong foundation for the work. When our sessions concluded I left with a clear pathway for action and a real clarity of purpose. I cannot recommend Caroline’s practice highly enough
Caroline was absolutely fantastic, throughout. She is such a gentle, caring, attentive listener and provided a safe, comfortable environment in which to explore the issues we were looking into. She is extremely insightful and has a great understanding of the subconscious and how to counter automatic/negative thought patterns and behaviours. The hypnotherapy was very relaxing and, although it seemed quite subtle, was extremely powerful. I felt that I had a real breakthrough after only a few sessions with her, after years of really worrying about an issue. I would wholeheartedly recommend Caroline to anyone wishing to explore any issue, no matter what that may be. If you are sceptical, I would suggest you try a few sessions with her and, if your experience is like mine, you will be very satisfied with the outcome. Thank you so much Caroline
Having exhausted various forms of "more conventional" therapy such as CBT over the years to treat my anxiety and obsessive behaviours, I considered hypnotherapy. I chose to see Caroline not only because of her experience but because she seemed kind, sympathetic and easy to work with. The sessions with Caroline were productive and I noticed a marked improvement from after the first or second session. Caroline's style of working made me feel at ease and this enabled me to become fully immersed in the sessions. I now feel far more mentally resilient and have developed various coping strategies to help deal with problems better.
When I first met Caroline, I wasn't even sure why I was there. I just knew that something needed to change within me. She took her time, asking questions to determine what my issues were. We decided that I needed to be able to be confident at work and with my family. I needed to not feel guilty about taking care of myself. Within a few sessions, I was feeling much more at ease about putting myself first when it was needed. Now I can ask for what I want in both my professional and personal life. Thanks Caroline.
Helped me enormously with claustrophobia issues. After two failed MRI scans due to panic attacks I sought help from Caroline and was able to go through with both MRI and CT scans and also used the relaxation techniques she taught me during another intrusive procedure which meant I avoided the stresses of having a general anaesthetic and was able to leave hospital straight after the examination.
Seeing Caroline was my first experience of hypnotherapy and I didn’t know what to expect. I was amazed by how natural and subtle it felt during the session. Caroline made me feel totally at home and took careful note of my needs before hypnosis.
What I sought help for was post-partum insomnia and Caroline successfully reframed my attitudes to sleep and being a new mom. I have been able to get rid of the underlying anxiety and let her positive message really sink in while I listened to a special recording at home: however, I could feel the positive effect on my sleep and mood after just one session.
I can see how hypnotherapy can help with many other issues and I hope more people will discover it before they go on some sort of medication.
As long as I can remember, I have had a phobia of electricity pylons. Even talking about them would make me stressed, sweaty palms, elevated heart rate – I’d quickly have to change the subject. Driving near or under the wires is highly stressful. There’s no way I could walk near or under them. After years of having to plan my life around this (eg looking at holiday resorts on Google Earth to make sure there were no power lines near where I wanted to be; forcing friends year after year to walk or ski a different area or avoid a resort altogether because there were pylons) I finally consulted Caroline last year. I found her very pleasant and calming, and the session was cathartic in revisiting an event from my childhood which I’d pretty much forgotten but was clearly subconsciously causing me some distress. However I have to say I was immensely sceptical as to whether this had done anything for my pylon phobia, since the event itself was completely unrelated. Well, I’ve just returned from a week skiing with friends where I skied under a pylon FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE and even managed to admire the pattern on ice crystals on the wires as I rode past them on a chair lift. This may not sound much but believe me there is absolutely no way on earth I’d have done either of these things a year ago. I am still very aware of pylons and power lines. I see where they are when others don’t even notice them. I’m not sure I’ll ever get rid of that – but now I don’t care. If I need to go under one, then that’s what I’ll do. This may sound like a very trivial issue, but as with all phobias, it was affecting my behaviour and my relationships (I felt very guilty about having to refuse to go certain places all my friends wanted to go because there was a pylon in the way). I’m still amazed that I did this. I am so proud of myself. Caroline, I want to thank you so much for what you’ve done for me. I was a real sceptic – I had no faith this would actually work. I’m a very practical person, I make decisions based on facts. But the fact is, you managed to break through a barrier in the space of an hour and a half that I’d not been able to break in 45 years
One of the wisest things I did in 2017 was visiting Caroline. I instantly felt I was in safe hands and she made me feel secure to open up so that she can help me as much as she can to achieve the best result which in my case was realising that my needs, wants and feelings do matter. During our three sessions, Caroline used powerful techniques that helped me realise how important my dreams, desires and standing up for myself are. Being aware of this, now I am able to move forward in life and materialise the life that I want. I am very grateful to Caroline
A few months back I was diagnosed with PTSD and was struggling in all aspects of life. Even getting out of bed was a difficulty.
I then decided to find help. After some research, I found Caroline Adams and booked an appointment. Since doing so, I would honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
After just one session I was feeling better about all things. I was doing more, smiling more, achieving things I thought I’d never be able to do again. Eventually, I even managed a week long holiday to Devon, including five hours of public transport there and back. I would strongly recommend Caroline to anyone, as she has not only got me back to my old self, but a better version of myself
In just 3 sessions, Caroline has helped me hugely. I have been thrilled with the transformation I have seen in myself in such a short space of time, and am very happy the changes are lasting. I found it easy from the beginning to talk to Caroline openly about how I feel and what I wanted to change. She has been incredibly supportive and I am really grateful to her for what she has helped me achieve. Caroline has always been determined to find the right technique for me to produce the best outcome. I can’t recommend Caroline enough.
If I was to sum up my therapy experience with Caroline Adams in one word, it would be "amazing"!!
From the beginning I felt comfortable, relaxed and confident discussing the personal issues that mattered to me.
Things I hadn't said to my family, friends or even myself!
Caroline has a natural ability to connect. I never felt like I was speaking to a therapist but more like a close friend and confidante.
Our meetings became my safe space mentally, physically and at times spiritually.
I never felt judged, probed or pressured to discuss anything that didn't feel natural to address.
I am a much better version of the me that once was and I owe it to you Caroline.
Thank you so much!!
You saved me at a point of sinking and for that I am eternally grateful
Caroline helped me accept my childhood trauma. She positively changed my outlook and equipped me with tools that I could use to my benefit, in everyday life. I can now say I look forward to leading a bright positive future
Recently, I had a hypnotherapy session with Caroline Adams which was nothing short of transformative. I had been carrying a limiting belief for over 40 years and yet Caroline managed to shift it in less than two hours. From the moment I sat down Caroline made me feel as though I was the most important person in the world. She took her time to understand my issue and only when she had identified the root cause did she begin the hypnotherapy. The hypnotherapy itself was very relaxing. I was in complete control throughout as Caroline re-framed the events which led to my limiting belief. At the end I felt so calm, so confident and so free of my old way of thinking. I have no hesitation in recommending Caroline as a hypnotherapist. I know this sounds incredible, but I can definitely say that the two hours I spent with Caroline last weekend changed my life (literally!)
Thank you so much for your help. My life has turned around . I just feel so much happier recently, hardly getting any obsessive thoughts, and when I do I hardly focus on them
She has a calm, clear and gentle voice which helped to relax me and I felt that I was in a safe and trustworthy environment throughout the consultation
Her insightful use of visualisation techniques and her natural talent for empathy brought about a startlingly cathartic re-focusing of my thoughts and energies
Caroline has an amazing ability to very quickly understand a problem and work with it. She has huge compassion and empathy and will make you feel entirely comfortable and at ease throughout a session