As a clinical hypnotherapist I have helped many people change their lives for the better and I can do the same for you. This page contains testimonials from just some of the people who I have helped.
Bridget Freer Client Testimonials
No one should ever ‘make do’ living a life that is anything other than the absolute best it can be. Everyone deserves to be happy, self confident and successful. I have helped many people change their lives for the better and I can do the same for you.
Here are testimonials from just some of the people I have helped to change their life.
My session to combat my fear of water has been amazing – even my swimming instructor commented on the difference. I swam 6 widths of the pool last night unaided. It’s changed my life going forward. I can’t thank you enough!
I just wanted to let you know that there was just a spider in my bath and not only did I not panic or cry, I grabbed a shower gel bottle, picked it up, took it to the window and put it outside! It all happened really quickly and I couldn’t quite believe I did it! I didn’t even need to think about it too much. Never thought I’d ever be able to do that at all. It’s incredible. I did a little dance around the bathroom to celebrate haha! Thank you so so much.
It’s been 15 months since I came to see you for my Virtual Gastric Band … just wanted to let you know that I have had the best summer ever. I was able to wear to what I wanted to wear, rather than only being able to wear what fits or what covers up the bits I didn’t like. I even wore shorts this year which is something my I haven’t done since being an adult!
I’m happy to say that weight is no longer something I obsess about. At one time I was weighing myself half a dozen times a day, every day and then having the highs and lows of elation at losing a pound to the disappointment of regaining it. What a waste of a life!
I don’t think I have lost anymore weight since I last saw you (got rid of the scales a year ago and haven’t looked back) but I know I could if I wanted to. I am happy with the size I am and being able to feel good in my clothes is a life changer.
Just letting you know how well I am doing. I haven’t bought alcohol or had a drink on my own since starting this. I have even started to drink green tea and have bought a smoothie maker. Found myself drinking water on an evening.
I’ve had 2 occasions where I have been with friends. I drank a couple bottles of Budweiser and then asked for a cup of tea!
I feel amazing and alert. I definitely do not hold alcohol important in my life anymore. I can’t believe that I don’t even think about it! I never thought this day would come. I am still listening to your audio daily.
Yes please let people know that they also can gain back control of their lives with your help.
I have been dieting for 46 years! I am au fait with every diet plan known to exist. My weight has yo-yo’d up and down up for all those years and I have had a stone that has been stubborn to shift. At 62 years old I decided that enough was enough. I saw Bridget’s page and thought that that was a different approach and decided to investigate.
We met in the middle of March 2020 for my initial consultation, and I decided to proceed. Unfortunately, COVID-19 barged right in, and, if I’m honest, I thought that due to social distancing I’d have to wait until goodness knew when to commence the therapy. However, Bridget suggested conducting our four therapy sessions online, in the comfort of my own surroundings, and assured me the results would be just as good as a face to face session. I don’t do technology – Skype and Face Time isn’t for me – so we decided to do it over the phone. It was so easy – just put my headphones in, get comfortable and that’s it!
The timing was right for me to address my issues with dieting, and I’m so pleased we went ahead and used the remote route – as in 7 weeks I have lost 10lbs! I’ve dropped a dress size!
I’m not hungry, I’m not counting calories, sins, fat, sugar or protein content. I am eating normal food – oh my goodness – the joys of full fat yoghurt!!.
My husband is thrilled that finally, we are eating the same food together and I hadn’t realised how all my faddy food fiddling had impacted on him.
I am full of energy. I feel confident and happier – yes happy – in my own skin, and that will only develop I imagine. I am liberated from the shackles of dieting and look forward to going forward. I am thrilled that coming out of lockdown (hopefully soon) I have not have gained weight, which, I know that if we hadn’t gone ahead, I most certainly would have done.
So some time has past….I almost feel like my brain has had a gentle reboot!.. I felt Bridget ‘got’ me and the cycle I’d been in for all these years. The financial pounds I’d spent at slimming clubs.. on ‘special’ foods.. just to loose a bit and then regain it and more.. The despair and guilt..
It’s like all that weight has been lifted now off my shoulders now. I feel content and yes.. in control.. Thank you!
I was spending a lot of money on gambling sites – money I couldn’t afford to lose. I knew it was way out of control but I just couldn’t stop. Even the thought that I was putting everything I cared about at risk wasn’t enough to make me stop.
Thankfully everything changed when I met Bridget. She helped me conquer my addiction once and for all, get me back on track and focused on the important things in life.
I’m now 6 months on and I’ve never looked back. I can’t recommend Bridget enough. She’s changed everything and given me back my life.
I am in my mid-forties and struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. Over the years I have tried most diets and weight loss programmes. I have lost some weight with most of them but found that I gained the weight back as a result of not continuing with the weight loss programme or plan either through boredom, inconvenience, feeling too hungry between meals, fed up of calorie counting, having to avoid ‘prohibited foods’, only allowed ‘treats’ etc etc.
Over the last 3 years I gained a lot of weight (3 stone). I began to feel uncomfortable in my clothes and kept having to buy the next size up and then the next. I started to feel unattractive, hated looking at myself in the mirror and generally not feeling good about myself. As a consequence, I would eat anything and everything to make me feel better. I knew this was only a temporary solution as I would instantly regret having eaten the type of food I had eaten (which was generally fatty, high calorie, unhealthy foods washed down with a large glass of wine). I would then feel even worse and the cycle continued like this week after week, as did the weight gain.
It was not just the weight gain that made me feel bad but also the lethargy that came with it, the lack of motivation, the feeling of losing control of life and bit by bit losing the sense of me and not being happy. I knew I needed to take some action as I felt I was on a downward spiral and things would continue to get worse both physically and in terms of my self-esteem and self-worth.
I saw an advert for Bridget’s services. It sounded interesting but I was hesitant given it was ‘hypnotherapy’. I was dubious about what the techniques would involve and whether I would feel safe and trust her to ‘take over the control of my mind’. I noted that the advert invited me to call for a chat and then a free initial consultation. This made me feel reassured that I would thereafter be in a position to decide if I was happy to proceed with the sessions.
I need not have worried!
I first spoke with Bridget on the telephone who discussed the issues I was having around food. I found her manner to be warm, approachable and understanding. I then arranged for the face to face consultation. Bridget could not have been more pleasant.
During the first session we had a general discussion about food. I was completely at ease with Bridget throughout this session. Having listened to what was involved and knowing that I wanted to commit to the programme I arranged my 1st session of hypnotherapy and went back to see Bridget a few days later.
The hypnotherapy was very relaxing. There was nothing ‘scary’ about it. I was aware of my surroundings throughout but felt very relaxed. Almost like the feeling you get when lying on a sunbed in the sunshine. I know I was aware of what was being said to me during the hypnosis and I felt completely comfortable during the process. After the session I felt as though I had been in a dream-like state and could only remember fragments of what had been said but I felt extremely relaxed.
Following the session I was given a pamphlet with some instructions for me to follow and also hypnotherapy recording for me to listen to on a daily basis at home. The instructions were easy to follow and I found the hypnotherapy recording was every bit as relaxing as the initial hypnotherapy session.
I then returned for session 2 the following week, session 3 the week after then the final session 1 month after that.
The results by the end of week 7 were fantastic!
I had lost 22 pounds in weight eating whatever I had wanted to eat. I was able to eat things you would be steered away from on regular diet plans. But, having followed Bridget’s rules to the letter, the weight just came off.
What has been even better than the weight loss is the amount of energy I have got. No more feeling as though I cannot be bothered or feeling tired or putting things off. I can genuinely say that I feel so much happier, more positive and more confident. I have not felt ‘so alive’ for literally years. The feeling is amazing.
I would highly recommend Bridget to anyone who feels they really do want to change their life for a more positive one. The weight-loss is impressive but so is the overall feel-good factor that has accompanied it!
Initially I was quite nervous about hypnotherapy as a method of dealing with my overeating as I didn’t know what to expect. I felt out of control around food and constantly thought about it, almost to the point of being obsessive. I would sometimes binge eat with snacks and crisps and then felt guilty and ashamed – which led to me eating more.
However, Bridget talked through what to expect from hypnotherapy and how to approach the process. I felt I was in safe hands and much more relaxed.
The whole experience for me has been, quite honestly, life changing!
It’s not that I don’t think about food, the difference is my attitude towards it. I don’t consciously think about eating all the time and feel in control around food for the first time in my life.
I now think consciously about my meals and what I might enjoy. I also eat less, and when I start to feel full, I just stop eating – this was something I have always struggled with. I also feel more confident generally which has been an added bonus!
I would strongly recommend Bridget and hypnotherapy to anyone as a way to deal with food issues.
I was suffering very badly from anxiety when I saw Bridget. Today I’ve been to my GP for a blood test and she was amazed at the change in me. I was smiling and even laughing! The difference is incredible. I’ve still got a way to go but I’m not suffering every day. There is light at the end of the tunnel and I’m looking forward to the future.
I’ve been overweight for years! and finally made the best decision of my life in June 2017 when I booked an appointment with Bridget Freer. Bridget, a clinical hypnotherapist, hypnotised me into thinking I had a gastric band fitted (virtual gastric band). It was clearly explained that it wasn’t a diet, could eat what I wanted but in small portions. I still ate chocolate and takeaways etc but because they weren’t ‘banned’ I didn’t yearn for them any more.
I lost 5 stone in 6 months (including Xmas period). My virtual gastric band has changed my life completely unlike the many failed diets and weight loss clubs I’ve tried. No food regimes, salads and weekly meal preparations which allowed me to continue my normal lifestyle whilst losing weight at the same time. It’s the easiest 5 stone I’ve ever lost and recommend it to anyone and everyone wanting to change their life.
I was feeling at a very low point in my life when I contacted Bridget. I had no confidence whatsoever and was struggling with my weight and fitness. Meeting Bridget has changed my life completely. My confidence has soared and my whole attitude towards food has changed. I can now walk into a shop and not even look at the chocolate bars or snacks that would once be in my basket. After 3 months and 2 dress sizes down I decided to ask Bridget for help with my unhealthy smoking habit. I was constantly breathless and coughing. From that one hypnosis session I have not touched another cigarette.
I still listen to Bridget’s CD every single day as it is so relaxing and is my little bit of ‘me time’. No longer are food and cigarettes making me miserable and unhealthy. Without Bridget’s help there is no way I would be feeling the way I do today. I have my life back and for that I can’t thank Bridget enough. Thank you so much. I am one very happy customer!
When I first contacted Bridget I had around a stone of weight that I wanted to lose. A gastric band, even a hypnotic one, seemed a bit out of proportion with my goal and I was sceptical that it would work but decided to give it a go as I was desperate. I’ve struggled with the same stone for most of my adult life, losing a few pounds and putting them back on again repeatedly. I couldn’t work out why I couldn’t seem to get that part of my life under control and weight, food and my appearance occupied my thoughts almost constantly. Following the sessions, which were really relaxing, I’ve lost 9lbs (and still losing) but much more than that I now have a normal relationship with food. I no longer obsess, I haven’t binged on whatever I can find in the cupboards since I started the process and I feel so much more relaxed about the process of losing weight. I’m confident that the remaining few pounds will come off and I don’t need to lose them all this week which would’ve been my attitude previously. I can’t thank Bridget enough and would encourage anyone, regardless of the amount of weight you have to lose, to give it a go. It’s been an entirely positive experience for me!
I first visited Bridget in May 2017 feeling rock bottom over my weight and fitness. My weight increased after I lost my eldest son suddenly in October 2014. I turned to food for comfort and felt out of control. I had tried slimming clubs and although the first time round I was successful I found that as soon as I stopped going my weight went back on and more! I became obsessed with food and thought about what I was going to eat next all the time. However since I had my sessions with Bridget I feel much more in control and am no longer turning to food for comfort. I also became more motivated and re-joined Zumba classes and started running for the first time in my life. I would like to thank Bridget for all the support. I listen to her CD daily – it’s just part of my everyday routine now and I intend to see her maybe two or three times a year.
From the moment I had this hypnosis, my head and body changed. I immediately adopted the attitude that food does not define me. Food is not something to be used for any occasion, ie: celebration, social function, depression, etc. Previously I used to think that food was necessary to ‘fill in the gaps of time’ when I had nothing else to do. To sit and eat a bag of nuts, or a packet of biscuits every evening was the norm. My head issues, as a result of family upset, meant that I also used treats to ‘cheer myself up’. My thinking was totally incorrect, and I needed to address my head and body as a whole. I have spent hundreds of pounds on slimming clubs, slimming aids, and crackpot diets. Everything has now changed. Because the hypnosis reaches a part of the brain that controls the unconscious thoughts, it immediately re-programmed my attitude to food. From the first day, I began to eat only what my body needs. Each meal has become the ‘event’, and I savour every mouthful. I take my time eating a small plateful of food, which is adequate to keep my body going. Every day, I have been eating only what is required, and having lovely delicious food.. I only eat 3 small meals and nothing more. I do not have the ‘diet mentality’ any more. I am satisfied and do not require any snacks in between meals. I no longer go to bed hungry and have stopped the fridge-raiding in the small hours. I do not deprive myself of things I like, but I don’t overindulge. Of course, all of this has been concentrating on safe weight-loss, but the bigger picture is that my general mental health has improved to the point where I am no longer allowing myself to be consumed by anger, or sadness. My confidence in myself means that I feel able to brush away the minutiae that used to clog my head, and bring me down. I wake up each day, feeling that I can take on any challenge presented. It does not mean that personal or family issues do not exist, but my ability to deal with them has changed. I am physically fitter, healthier and happier in an all-round way. The change in the brain regarding attitude to food, means that the weight-loss is almost a very happy bi-product. Getting a healthy mind is the key to the start of weight loss, not just the eating regime. My energy levels have increased, so therefore exercise is easier and much more enjoyable. The most amazing success has been buying clothes 3 sizes smaller. I can browse the clothing section looking at only the smaller sizes, confident that they will fit me. The Virtual Gastric Band has been the best thing I have done in my quest for a better body and mind. I would thoroughly recommend this hypnosis to anyone with weight issues. As long as one embraces the whole package of principles and follows them, success is guaranteed. This is my blueprint for the rest of my life. Thanks to Bridget Freer, I am enjoying life! Julie
Just a short message to say thank you. I was petrified of flying before and dreaded going away. This time I had a lovely holiday without any stress or anxiety.
I’ve been frightened of flying for as long as I can remember but this time I loved the flight. I can’t wait to go again. Thank you so much. You have changed my life!
Back from holiday and had a fantastic time! Thanks to you helping me out with my fear of heights and anxiety of flying I was able to relax and overcome my fears. For the first time ever I was able to stand up and move about the plane and even use the bathroom. Something in over 100 flights I have never been able to do. I am also no longer afraid of heights and keep showing off to my family and friends how daring I’ve become. Think they’re getting fed up of me now! This is all thanks to you! I shall certainly recommend you to everyone and I am proof that hypnotherapy really works!
Before I came to see you I had a very negative relationship with food, I would eat without thinking and not know when to stop, it was like I was on a personal path of destruction. Since my sessions with you and with the help of the techniques you advised in between and after sessions I now feel that I am in control of food instead of food being in control of me. I can walk out of a shop without feeling like I need to by a chocolate bar or a packet of crisps. For that alone I would like to thank you, I have changed to a positive path now and look forward to a healthier future.
After 15 years of trying every diet under the sun and repeatedly losing, gaining weight, feeling bad, good, bad, I went to Bridget after a friend recommended her. After 7 weeks I have so far lost 29lbs and have not once felt restricted or ‘bad’ or even as though I am on a diet. This is because I’m not. I just think differently, act differently and thanks to Bridget have a completely new attitude towards food. I can not thank her enough and am one very happy customer.
After many years of putting on weight with failed attempts of dieting, and my love of everything = sweets, chocolate, cakes, crisps and very large portions at meal times. I was tired, out of breath and had no energy or self motivation. I had reached a size 20 and weighed nearly 13 stone. I felt horrible and unhappy with how I looked. Enough was enough and things had to change. I saw an advert for weight loss via the Virtual Gastric Band and decided to ring and make an appointment with Bridget. My first meeting with Bridget went well, she explained everything to me and after chatting about it I knew I wanted to give it a go and booked my first session. The hypnosis was calming and relaxing and I went away with a set of rules and a CD to listen to every day. For the first time ever I felt motivated and positive. I did everything I was asked, three small meals a day, drink plenty of water and exercise. I dusted off my bike and started cycling. I found it so easy to do that it made me stick to it. The weight began to fall off and I started to love myself again, I felt fantastic. In just two months I had lost two stone and have dropped two dress sizes. I am now a size 16 and loving the new me. The support and encouragement from Bridget keeps me focused and I couldn’t have done it without her – she has given me my life back. I would recommend this to everyone; my friend’s are amazed at my new figure!