“I was on Westminster Bridge during the attacks a couple of years ago. I found I was having problems afterwards with any loud noise, especially sirens which were triggering me back to the event.
I’ve worked with Sue via Skype which I found to be excellent. She was incredibly calm, understanding and knowledgeable, I immediately felt comfortable talking to her. The sound triggering completely stopped and hasn’t ever come back. I live in London so loud noises and sirens are around all the time, after my session I went back to barely noticing them. Sue was also amazing at explaining what had happened to my brain during this trauma, we worked through the event step by step and I felt a weight lift that hasn’t come back since. I was also given some tapping techniques and phrases by Sue which I continued to do afterwards to help any time I felt slightly triggered, these have been incredibly useful. “
“Traumatic events are extraordinary, not because they occur rarely, but rather because they overwhelm the ordinary adaptions to life.
After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment …the traumatised person startles easily, reacts irritably to small provocations.” Judith Herman M.D.
After what we may consider a ‘traumatic’ event, most people will suffer stress. Some will become traumatised and some (research has shown about 14%) will feel better - this post traumatic growth is called resilience.
So the majority of people need some kind of help after a traumatic event.
Many things happen to us in life that can upset/derail/stress us and if any of those interfere with your life running the way you would like it to, then I can help you address those things too.
By the time we finish working together you will have your own toolbox of things you can take with you to help you navigate the sometimes choppy waters of your life.
"I will always be grateful that I was advised to go to Sue, even though I thought I only had one issue to deal with. I knew a bit about EFT and Matrix and didn't think they could work over Skype - but, believe me, they can. In her calm, non-judgemental way Sue delved into what I thought were small or silly childhood issues that I had never really talked about or even realised were a problem. She helped that small person to understand that she was safe. Many of my issues were over travel and leaving my home. I am so delighted to say that since our sessions I not only went away four times in a short period, but that I looked forward to going; found it easy to leave the house without that 'dread in the pit of my stomach' feeling; and calmly boarded an aeroplane on several occasions. There has been a positive knock-on effect of feeling generally much more confident too. I looked forward to our sessions and discovering more about what makes me tick. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sue to help with any issues - big or small. She has a wealth of knowledge in so many areas. Commit to sessions and see where it takes you. You may be surprised at the change Sue can make to your whole life."
Sometimes we see we are running the same patterns over and over again in our lives (such as leaving one relationship to find your new partner ends up treating you the same way as the one before) and we can trace these patterns back to childhood events. It is in childhood that we pretty much form the beliefs by which we run our lives. Some of these can be useful to us but some become quite damaging – no one likes me, I’m not good enough, everyone leaves me, the world is a dangerous place….
"Sue has really helped me with some deep-seated family issues using EFT and Matrix work, both in person and through Skype sessions. Since starting this work, I have been able to start properly talking to the people concerned. She is highly non-judgemental and has always made me feel protected throughout. I would highly recommend her for any sort of emotional or personal problems."
I was experiencing an intense fear of flying and death.
I was almost surprised at how much Sue genuinely cared about the issues I was experiencing. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and I felt very safe throughout the process.
Working with Sue, I found she was able to zone in on such specific roots to some of the issues I was experiencing. Session to session, there was a measurable change in my anxiety regarding flying. While my fears are not totally gone, prior to my sessions with Sue I had all but decided to never fly again; with the tools Sue has taught me during our sessions, I now feel as though I can continue to travel with my family.
Even without taking into account any of the tapping therapy I worked on with Sue, speaking with her weekly was some of the best therapy I’ve ever had.
I went to Sue when I was 2 ½ stone overweight, suffering from anxiety that meant I had no confidence, terrified of flying and nervous in social situations and my daughter’s wedding was coming up with a hen do to Marbella!
If it wasn’t for there being no way out of going I would probably never had done anything about how small my life was because I had tried in the past with other therapists and it hadn’t worked - but I am so glad I did.
From the start of our sessions via skype or zoom Sue put me at ease. She was professional but relaxed too. I felt I was in safe hands.
She started off getting me to dream about what I wanted rather being fixated on my fears which was new to me and that’s where the first photo from a magazine came in. I loved everything about it, but it was so far from me I forgot it!
Sue gently and expertly helped me find the reasons behind each of my fears, so I didn’t feel stupid any longer. I have had some fairly huge stressful events over recent years and Sue helped me transform the power of them but the biggest surprise was when I felt safe enough to finally go back to being abused when I was small - something I had completely suppressed, and without any pain change how I viewed. It changed everything.
Gradually I found myself doing more and more and feeling great doing it. I not only got on the plane to Marbella, I was the life and soul at the hen do! The weight fell away, I felt healthier that I had in years and the wedding day went beyond my expectations because I turned up as me not trying to be what I thought I should be.
The best bit was when I saw the wedding photos afterwards and realised that Sue had helped me almost exactly get my dream and I couldn’t have done it with anyone else.