What you say - testimonials

Your kind words about The Spirit Within


I would like to thank everyone for their many testimonials. There are far too many to list, however here are a small selection.

If you would like to know more please call me and I can advise you on the best therapy for you and tell you of it’s many benefits to your health.

I highly recommend this lady. Having never tried hypnotherapy I was not sure what to expect, but I had every trust in Deborah from the moment I heard her voice. I was a bit skeptical about it, but was very pleasantly surprised by the whole experience, it was nothing like you see on these TV shows, nothing wacky or weird about it. I found it to be deeply relaxing, my sessions with Deborah has changed my life, my friends all noticed the difference in me. I am happy about my life but more importantly about who I am, I discovered so much about myself. My confidence and self esteem has been restored and the emotional baggage I had been carrying all my life disappeared completely, its great to be free of all that. A Big Thank You Deborah!

Hypnotherapy for confidence

This lady had her work cut out for me when i arrived at her door for the first time… I was damaged, hurting, incredibly destructive and felt i was beyond help.

Fast forward 3 months and i don’t feel like a different person… I feel like a BETTER person! Deborah has helped me let go of some really disturbing parts of my past, helped me find my inner self and helped me learn to believe that my past does not have to define my future. She saved me from a further 30 years of hurt and pain for which i am eternally grateful and she has honestly changed my life for the better!!

I could not be more grateful for the time and patience given to me through this process and would totally recommend The Spirit Within for any kind of troubles one may be experiencing in their life. Deborah is a calm, kind and caring lady with a ton of empathy for whoever she is spending her time with meaning you will feel incredibly looked after.

I really could not recommend The Spirit Within more and could not be more grateful, thank you so much!

Hypnotherapy for childhood neglect and sexual abuse

A few months ago I reached a point when life had worn me down & a childhood trauma started to raise its ugly head again, leaving me feeling anxious, un-confident & lost. Although I had tackled it in the past with other therapies & had made some progress, I felt that it was time to try something new, so decided to give hypnotherapy a go after hearing Deborah speak at an event.

I’m not sure what I was expecting but 9 weeks on I can honestly say times (or should I say ‘things’) – they are a-changing! For the better of course.

With a mix of talking, several recorded audios to listen to at home, a little bit of ‘homework’ & the weekly hypnotherapy sessions, I have definitely started to notice a shift in my energy & a change in my outlook. Not only that, I am taking action in areas of my life that are important to me whereas before my sessions I was really struggling with.

I had a few ‘aha!’ moments during our discussions & some interesting experiences during my actual hypnosis, but I felt supported & safe at all times & genuinely came away feeling calm & relaxed even if the subject matter had been difficult.

I am looking forward to my continued ‘healing’ & am excited for what the future holds. Thank you Deborah – I am so glad I met you.

Hypnotherapy for childhood sexual abuse

Deborah of The Spirit Within was recommended to me by a friend.

I was struggling with poor eating habits. A feast or famine scenario depending on whether I was in control of ‘life’ or not!

Each session was incredibly relaxing. Resetting me for the challenges of the week ahead. Above all however, making me realise than an hour that is ‘all about me’ is not something to feel decadent or guilty for!

As the sessions progressed I realised we’d spent nearly three quarters of my course looking at anxiety largely. And focussing on my perception of how I should be to others. Unpicking the past and helping me realise that it wasn’t in fact my eating I lost control of, but anxiety. (And I am someone who would not have described myself as particularly anxious – how wrong I was!)

At the end of my course I can barely put into words how I feel. It’s as though Deborah has put me back on the map. She has guided me in dealing with some toxic elements of family life that were governing me. I have now been in the driving seat for a few months and it feels amazing.

So from my initial contact Deborah has helped me uncover some root causes, helped me deal with grief and also helped me to learn and develop ways to cope and minimise the negative effects some aspects of my life had been having on me….ie raising my anxiety and me coping by suppressing those anxieties with food.

I cannot thank or recommend Deborah enough. In my mid forties I feel she has enabled me to have a new start with a new outlook on my life. Interestingly too, the negative ‘individuals’ around me seem to have altered their behaviour and a far more respectful dynamic seems to be occurring. Unbelievable. Thank you x

I hope you’re keeping well. I’m currently at Champney, Forest Mere having a teeny bit of time for me 😉 Thank you 😉 x
Hypnotherapy for the loss of a child

All went well and my baby was born on the 14th, three days early. It was a much calmer experience – when I arrived at the hospital the midwife couldn’t believe how relaxed I was considering I was fully dilated!! I think the hypnobirthing must of helped me a great deal as it kept me focused 🙂 I went in at 7.00am and was back home by 1.30pm!!! Hope your well. Many thanks

Hypnobirthing for second baby

My hypnotherapy sessions with Deborah have been a fantastic journey. I had issues with anxiety which have slowly deteriorated over the course of my treatment with Deborah, and I generally feel more in control, and the things in life that would normally send me spiraling into despair hardly have an impact at all. Deborah is such a lovely/caring person and has a genuine passion for what she does. If you are curious about Hypnotherapy in particular then I would highly recommend The Spirit Within, I looked forward to each and every session, and not just because of the session itself but how I felt after, and how I feel now. Thank you Deborah!!

Hypnotherapy for clarity of mind

When I came in I was wound up. Stressed out. After five minutes I gradually relaxed. Afterwards I felt a lot better. I felt totally calm inside. Felt calm and back to my old self again.

Hypnotherapy for depression

Just had to let you know, after leaving you after my first hypnotherapy session I managed to do parallel parking (between 2 cars) 2 reversing round corners and a 3 point turn, you’ve really worked wonders so far, even my husband can’t believe the difference.

Hypnotherapy for passing your driving test

I contacted Deborah after being diagnosed with complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), I am an armed forces veteran of 25 years.

I had attended CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) with Combat Stress and iTalk, neither worked for me, the whole group therapy session did not help with my condition.

I suffered with low self-esteem, panic attacks, severe mood swings, I also used alcohol as a tool to try and forget things that had happened.

I was at crisis point when I contacted Deborah at The Spirit Within. I found her to be caring, honest and non-judgemental. After the initial consultation I embarked on 11 weeks of hypnotherapy. Throughout my journey I encountered highs and lows but, by the time week 11 arrived I was a new man, a different person. The smile was back and life was better than I could have wished for and as for the drinking …. to date that’s a thing of the past.

Thank you, Deborah, for your knowledge, understanding and professionalism you truly are an Angel.

Note to anyone reading this who is suffering MAKE THAT CALL AND GO WITHIN.

Hypnotherapy for CPTSD battle trauma

The seating felt comfortable and the room was warm. I felt well supported. I was aware my body was relaxing and the method used by Deborah was effective.

Hypnotherapy for driving on motorways

Just a quick email to say many thanks for your help in overcoming my issues with flying. I have found the sessions to be extremely beneficial and rewarding. I was impressed that the sessions were tailored to my specific needs after a detailed consultation. I really felt you understood my personal circumstances fully. As you know, I needed to look at my issues with flying as this was becoming a regular need at work. Now, I have managed to make no fewer than 10 flights which is fantastic – I’m so pleased I have managed these with no problems! I will obviously have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone with similar difficulties that is looking for personalised service with a professional, yet understanding, therapist. Thanks again.

Hypnotherapy for fear of flying

I felt I needed a miracle. You are my miracle. I always feel so much better when I have spoken to you.

Reiki for relaxation

I came to Deborah as I felt I’d reached a dead end in my life. I had experienced serious mental abuse in a cult-like religious organisation growing up and the lack of self-worth and self-doubt had caused me problems throughout my life.

I had suffered anorexia and bulimia, depression and anxiety and more latterly self-harming. Despite many hours of counselling and support from family and friends, I felt that I always came back to the same basic belief that I was worthless. Everything bad that occurred, as it does in life, I attributed to my worthlessness and general wickedness. Try as I might, I couldn’t change my thought pattern.

I was encouraged to seek hypnotherapy and, despite some reservations, I made an appointment and found Deborah comforting, cheerful and felt I’d found a safe place to face my demons. Since my sessions with Deborah my attitude and opinion of myself has completely changed. I have left behind the sub-conscious negativity and I have a new ‘default setting’ of self worth and confidence. I have also left behind resentment and suppressed anger, which has been an enormous relief. I can’t tell you the difference it has made to my life. I feel free. Thank you.

Hynotherapy for overcoming childhood neglect and sexual abuse

Deborah always makes me feel comfortable and relaxed. Her voice is soothing when she is talking you into a relaxed state. A very pleasant relaxing experience.

Hypnotherapy for stress relief

After receiving my first hypnotherapy treatment, I was amazed at how confident I felt, and after having a further two sessions I felt like my old self again. Thanks Deborah.

Hypnotherapy for confidence

Just had another Reiki healing session with the lovely Deborah Baxter, also completed a course of hypnotherapy recently, which was amazing. Deborah has the magic touch and has transformed my life completely, I am sure she was sent to me by the angels to look after me. I am so much happier and content with my life, regardless of what I have to deal with. Some of my friends now go to her after seeing the difference she has made in me, so if you think you could benefit from Deborah’s service check out her website and make an appointment.

Reiki for terminal cancer

My hypnotherapy sessions with Deborah have been a fantastic journey. I had issues with anxiety which have slowly dissolved over the course of my treatment with Deborah, and I generally feel more in control, and the things in life that would normally send me spiraling into despair hardly have an impact at all. Deborah is such a lovely/caring person and has a genuine passion for what she does. If you are curious about Hypnotherapy in particular then I would highly recommend The Spirit Within, I looked forward to each and every session, and not just because of the session itself but how I felt after, and how I feel now. Thank you Deborah!!

Hypnotherapy for anxiety relief

I worried about my health, but more importantly what my smoking was doing to my children. I did not want to set them a bad example by smoking. Thank you Deborah! It’s been months since I have given up and I feel so much healthier and happier.

Hypnotherapy for stopping smoking

Hypnotherapy and my flight fear

As a 50-year-old man, I have faced many things in this world. However, an irrational fear of flying was something I was never able to conquer.

Yet with the incredible help of Deborah at The Spirit Within Hypnotherapy, I have not only conquered but embraced the complete lack of fear.

Before my session with Deborah the mere thought of even going to the airport would create fear, anxiety, a pounding heart and a mild panic attack and as for getting on an aeroplane and leaving the solid ground beneath me, well without sedatives and friends it wouldn’t happen.

This has stopped me going to so many places, yet after the first session, truly the first session. I had replaced the fear with calmness, I was still a little anxious about getting on the plane, yet I have now done 8 flights on my own, (beaming smile on my face as I think back to the road trip along the great ocean road, Southern Australia). Plus, to finally see all my long-missed family and friends was just amazing.

I can say hand on heart, that this is down to two people. Deborah for giving me the treatment, and myself for finally plucking up the courage to do something about my fears. It was a life changing moment when I picked up the phone and called The Spirit Within Hypnotherapy. Thank you so much to The Spirit Within hypnotherapist Deborah.

Hypnotherapy for fear of flying