Lizi is 26 years old. She came to see Julie in July 2006 for
My name is Lizi and I have an illness
called Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), that being said what I really went to Julie for help with was my
social phobia, my anxiety which many times resulted in panic attacks and my general lack of happiness in day
to day life.
I particularly appreciated the negation
that took place in our sessions right from the start. Because lack of confidence was an issue for me,
straight away Julie was saying to me, "you are capable and deserve to say what areas of your life we will
work on". That was very empowering for me.
At home I was exposed daily to the
techniques used during our joint sessions, using the self-hypnosis /relaxation CD which Julie sent me prior
to our first meeting
I have moved from not enjoying life and being overcome with stress and anxiety,
(so much so that my life was severely impaired to the point that I was unable to leave my house and always
extremely uncomfortable in social situations), to enrolling back in college courses and venturing out
eagerly on my own into unknown environments feeling great.
Having previously been treated for my
BDD by Dr David Veale at the Priory Hospital, North London, my sessions with Julie pushed me forward from
there with a new optimism after a very negative and isolating period in my life.
My mother suggested hypnotherapy to me
as a treatment option, and I have recently repaid that favour by referring her to Julie for some
I believe hypnotherapy can work wonders
and thank Julie for enabling me to live a much happier life.