Is depression taking over your life?

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Depression is incredibly common. If you have been depressed and struggling to cope we would like to reassure you that you are NOT alone and help IS available. We know that looking at doing something about depression can seem like a big thing, and it is in some ways, but we have skilled and experienced health professionals available to help you take back control of your thoughts and feelings.
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As an older woman I didn't feel I would find the confidence /motivation to begin a weightloss journey again. However since January I've joined Gemma Hobson's fitnesses classes and have found a love for working out again. you can go at your own pace and what's comfortable for you whilst seeing some amazing results. Thanks Gemma, would recommend to... anyone wanting to start to get fit who's been out of the habit for so long.read more
I’ve had four sessions of hypnosis, which was prompted by a new job, anxiety and feelings of imposter syndrome. I found Richard to be enthusiastic and able to explain hypnosis and the mind in an accessible way, and I feel like I learned a lot. The sessions themselves were peaceful and relaxing, with recordings provided to listen in between and... afterwards. I’ve noticed big improvements in my general levels of anxiety, my sleep pattern, and confidence, which is amazing. I also felt like the decision to continue and/or stop sessions was completely up to me, there was never a feeling of pressure to do either which was great.read more
Why I considered hypnosis:I decided to consider hypnosis to find a way to tackle my problems with public speaking, which have caused panic attacks over many years. These episodes have affected my quality of life, causing general stress and anxiety, loss of self-esteem and mental health issues. My health suffered, from loss of sleep, shortness of... breath, poor temper, tension and lack of concentration. At times I felt desperate and unhinged, despite knowing deep down the feelings were unfounded and irrational.I buried the problem for too long, choosing to ignore it and hope the problems would not repeat. After lockdown, I felt tension increasing and problems re-surfacing. So I decided I had to do something about it, and contacted Richard at Sheffield Wellness Centre to seek help.The process:I don’t like being the centre of attention, or talk about my feelings, so was originally concerned the setting might be strange or intimidating. However, I found the Centre welcoming and relaxing; a space to be able to open up and be honest. This was essential for the first session, which was to discuss my past problems.During the hypnotherapy sessions, I didn’t know what to expect, so was initially slightly nervous. But I relaxed into it quickly. The set-up was slightly unnatural - speech was slow and deliberate, and I just listened for 50 minutes. But there was nothing worrying about the situation. I felt in control the whole time, and not brainwashed like you might think from seeing hypnosis on TV.The first part of each session helped me relax and study my breathing, relax my body, be ‘present’ and ignore external distractions.Richard used carefully crafted words to promote positivity, which were specific to the problem, but which were also general enough to apply to other situations. Richard was totally understanding my problems, which showed his intuitive nature, bringing years of practice and experience.At some sessions I felt like I drifted into a trance. And on all occasions, I finished the session feeling totally energised and like I had experienced a factory re-boot, feeling completely relaxed, happy and sociable.The recordings have been really helpful. Having them available to me after the session has enabled me to re-enter the feelings I had in the Centre. They have helped me repeat key parts, or sections I missed the first time. By listening back, I have been able to practice and embed the positive messages in my head.The outcome:I met with Richard 4 months ago. We had 4 sessions in total over 3 months.After the 2nd session, I had to make three public speaking presentations at work. I am delighted that these went really well. Although stressed beforehand, I was able to control my nerves and be clear, coherent and engaging, which I hadn’t been able to do previously. I can’t imagine how disastrous and stress-inducing the presentations might have been without hypnotherapy. This positive experience gave me so much confidence and a real mental lift, and showed how powerful and valuable the process had been.I know that I am not miraculously ‘cured’ – I still need to invest regular time and effort to overcome my issues. Although I am very happy with progress, I will continue to work on what I have learned, and go back over the recordings to keep it up.I am really pleased I chose this path to seek a positive improvement in my wellbeing. Life is short; this issue has affected my health throughout my life, and I am glad I chose to confront it before causing more years of harm. I feel this has been an investment in myself. It has taught me to take things slower and make myself more of a priority; to give myself more downtime and space to recuperate.I would recommend this path to anyone else who feels they are in a similar situation. There is everything to gain and nothing to lose.read more
I got in contact with Richard because I was struggling with confidence and anxiety around my placement as a student paramedic. I had previously been having CBT sessions, which were okay but not impactful enough for me. Whilst having an occupational health check, I was encouraged to try hypnosis, and a Google search later, I came across Richard. I... was a little dubious at first, because I thought that I would not be able to go into trance and that it wouldn't work for me. But Richard had no doubt about the former. He talked me through all my questions and concerns and reassured me that if it wasn't for me, I would get my money back. He also highlighted to me that hypnosis is not a magic wand, it doesn't solve the problem for you; it gives you the tools to help you help yourself.Listening to Richard is like being immersed in honey; his words and the way he speaks makes you feel safe and calm. Being in a trance is like that period before you fall asleep. And it was so easy to get there. I was aware of everything at the time, but now I look back on it, I wouldn't remember the things that Richard was saying to me. If I wanted to move, I could have done, but I was so relaxed that I didn't even want to move my hand to scratch my nose. After every trance, I awoke feeling absolutely amazing and so good about myself.I don't feel like hypnosis particularly helped me when I think about it. However, it must have done, because I have since become a qualified paramedic. My mentor said that the change in my behaviour and confidence was profound. Maybe my conscious mind is unaware of the changes in my subconscious and that's why I don't feel different? I don't know how this stuff works, but I suppose it did! So, thank you Richard, you've helped me open the door to my brand new career.The only reason why Richard doesn't get 5 stars is because he forgot about one of our appointments and turned up 15minutes late, and I wasn't emailed a copy of our second recording session and was therefore unable to listen to it in my free time.read more
I recently went to Richard for hypnotherapy because I was suffering crippling nerves and anxiety when attending job interviews. It was really affecting my ability to secure jobs at the interview stage because, although I was getting the interviews following what must have been good applications, I was not managing to get the jobs.I had three... sessions and found them fantastic. In addition, Richard forwards his recording of the sessions afterwards in case anything has been missed whilst under hypnosis, and also giving time to reflect again and reaffirming what he said during the hypnosis.The interview I attended after the last session went well and I secured the job. I can’t say that I wasn’t still very nervous because I was, but I managed to calm myself using the techniques Richard recommended.I would not hesitate to recommend Richard and his hypnotherapy to anyone. If you are experiencing confidence or anxiety issues, I would say just go for it as you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.read more
*SPEECH THEREPY HYPNOSIS*Richard helped me last year to overcome a BIG fear of mine - delivering a speech at my wedding!I got married in September last year and I knew I wanted to tell a few stories and thank some special people.My determination to do it was there, but my confidence and anxieties about my how I speak and how I might come... across, started to make me feel a little overwhelmed.I found Richard Henessy's details online.Just after the first phone call, talking about the techniques and my current situation, I already felt more at ease.At the end of my sessions with Richard, I felt calm and was actually very excited about delivering my speech. Come the big day - I absolutely nailed it and loved every second of speaking. Something I never thought I'd be able to do.Thank you so much Richard! You helped me a great deal, not just for my wedding speech, but being more confident when I speak in general.read more
The hypnosis completely turned around my mindset in just one hour - I couldn’t believe how effective it was! I had got very panicky about my driving test and when I broke down in a lesson a couple of weeks before my test, decided to get some help. Richard instilled me with confidence and I left feeling amazing, drove great and went to the test... calm and prepared 🙂 He put so much energy into his voice and used how I already think to tailor the session to me. Thanks Richard for helping me pass my test!read more
I found Richard online and was eager to find a professionally qualified hypnotherapist. His website gave me all the information regarding his services and MOST importantly his professional qualifications and affiliations. After my free phone conversation with Richard I attended for an initial consultation where we discussed my needs and problems.... I wanted additional confidence in the work place and for my hobby of singing and performing at the Lyceum. I have now finished my last session (of 3) and feel a great improvement. After the 1st session I had an audition and instead of being petrified I sailed through and got the part I wanted. At work I have been able to perform a disciplinary procedure without doubting my ability or authority and I perform better under stressful conditions. I even found the deep relaxation helped a very painful back spasm!! All in all a winner.Richard is thoroughly professional and adapts his technique and mannerisms to match the needs of his patients.If you're a skeptic Hypnotherapy may seem a bit "far out" when compared to traditional science and healthcare but it definitely works and proves that it really is mind over matter.read more
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M P
Lovely venue, I had a Reiki session with Jess. It was my first session with her, she was very welcoming and explain the process in detail. The treatment was wonderful, I felt relax and a sense of joy during the session.I highly recommend Jess and the place to anyone that wants to try... Reiki for the first time as she is a very gentle and calm person.read more
Katherine H.
Lovely therapy rooms for hire. The centre is set in a peaceful and calm environment away from the hustle and bustle. Beautifully decorated. Professional and well run, easy to access for therapists looking to book a room for private practice.
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