testimonials

KATE, LONDON

 

I first met with Reiko at a particularly difficult period in my life 15  years ago. I had divorced after a turbulent marriage with an alcoholic, was struggling to work and support myself and my small daughter financially, was hundreds of miles away from family and was unable to talk about the emotional and physical abuse and associated problems which showed no sign or abating. In fact, as time had gone by and the issues remained buried, it got harder.

 

Having tried counselling and talking therapies, I decided to try hypnotherapy and found Reiko as she was practising in an office near my home.

 

Now, 15 years later, I do not recognise the person I was back then. (I am also a non-smoker, having had 1 session to stop smoking with Reiko as well!)

 

Reiko’s approach, to look at my self-esteem and why I had been unable to recognise my value and verbalise this in my marriage - and other relationships – to take me back to my childhood and reassess the way I thought about myself and how I related to other people, what was important to me and how to nurture those things, led me onto a path of self-improvement and spiritual awareness that I am still walking today.  I approach every day with a sense of gratitude, serenity and joy. I’m not happy every minute of every day, or course not, and I still encounter problems that I have to deal with but I am stronger, confident in my ability to cope and fully focused on my well-being.

 

You don’t walk out after a session and become someone different. I liken it to a sat-nav: you wouldn’t program your destination when you get in your car and expect it to drive itself. You still have to steer your own ship. But it awakens your sense of self and in my case, I am a better, more resilient person and ever thankful that I walked into Reiko’s office back 15 years ago.