Rob Clarke Testimonials

Analytical Therapy Hypnotherapy

Bournemouth hypnotherapy Centre publishing testimonials about hypnotherapy, hypnosis, hypnotism in Bournemouth, Broadstone, Oakdale, Poole, Wareham, Blandford, in Dorset, UK, Robert Clarke, Wessex hypnotherapy”I now feel more focused on what I want and how to achieve it. This therapy helped me to make a career change that I had been contemplating for sometime. I feel a lot happier and a lot more relaxed with the way my life is now. It’s like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders”. Zoë

“I feel calmer and am able to enjoy my life much more. I now make the time to go out with my family and am finding things so much easier to deal with. It’s like I know myself so much better than before”. Link to analytical therapyKelly

“After seeing Rob for analytical therapy I can honestly say that I feel so much calmer and more relaxed about my life and myself. I don’t worry as much about things and have so much more confidence than before. My perspective has completely changed as I look at situations with a positive outgoing attitude that just seems to get better and better as time goes by”. Debbie

I wish to express my thanks to Rob Clarke for the Analytical therapy I received from him. After decades of anxiety and addictive behaviour, he has helped me to enjoy my life in a more relaxed and calm manner. I am sure that my more positive attitude will benefit me in all aspects of my future life. Storme

Hi Rob – I just wanted to e-mail you to say happy Christmas and thank you for the hypnotherapy sessions you took me through last year. I can honestly say they changed my life. As you know, I’d had lots of counselling over the years but nothing really changed the way I felt about my situation. Since the sessions with you I’ve felt so much more ‘myself’ and confident in myself and it has enabled me to deal with some quite tough situations over the last year. Christina

…..I am so glad I found the courage to phone you and make an appointment – I am not exaggerating when I say that you have changed my life. I feel there is so much I can achieve and you have helped me to let go of the past so that I can move on and stop wasting time with all those ‘what ifs’. Claire

Stopping smoking

“I suspect you get little feedback on your sessions so I just wanted to let you know that since I came to see you in November 2003 I haven’t even thought about cigarettes, let alone been tempted. I am absolutely thrilled with the result and really cannot understand why everybody doesn’t try this method”. Tim

“Dear Robert, thanks for help with the Stop Smoking session that we did together. I don’t remember all of what you said, but whatever you said did the trick! I was at a rugby function a few months after our session and this is where I would have normally been at my most venerable for a cigarette. I can tell you that I didn’t even get tempted, and now just the smell of them puts me off”! Link to stop smoking Mark

“I had been smoking for over 40 years before I met Robert for our stop smoking session. He made it easy for me to understand why I struggled to stop smoking before. Rob helped me to change the way I looked at my old habit of smoking and so develop a new positive approach to being a non-smoker.The funny thing is now i don’t even think about smoking anymore. I just wish I had done the session years ago it would have saved me a lot of money”! Derek

Weight loss

“Thanks Robert, you really did help me on my way to start losing weight. I enjoyed our sessions and found that I became more motivated and relaxed than when I had tried to diet before. The visualisation skills you taught are a great way of helping me to continue to lose weight even after the sessions had finished”. Since I saw you this summer I have lost 4 stone 7 pounds, and feel more motivated than ever to keep losing that extra weight! Jill

Having done the weight loss sessions with Rob 10 weeks ago I can not believe how easy it has been to lose weight. Working as a newsagent I am surrounded by sweets and crisps and can honestly say I have not even been tempted by my favourite treat chocolate! I have now lost nearly 2 stone in weight and feel healthier fitter and much more confident. Link to weight loss Trevor

I saw Robert about a year ago and thanks to his helpful techniques that he taught me, I have now lost over a stone and a half! I was surprised how easy it was to keep focused on being positive from day to day. But using the easy techniques that I learnt I find it a simple process to take things day to day and live in the moment. What I like about the therapy was that when I slimmed down and reached my target, I found it easy to stabilise my weight. “So thanks once again Robert for your help”. Sarah

I was feeling very unhappy with my weight and felt my eating habits were totally out of control. As I had previously worked as a weight loss consultant for a well know Company I beat myself up even more as I felt I should know better, I know how to eat healthily and lose weight yet something was stopping me and I didn’t know what. I just couldn’t seem to get motivated to do something positive always ending up back where I started and then choosing unhealthy food to make me feel better. I watched a diet programme on channel 4 and Hypnosis was mentioned as a way to lose weight so I decided there and then to give it a go. It was fantastic, I left Rob’s sessions every week feeling so relaxed and motivated and a lot of emotional baggage i’d been carrying around for years was lifted from my shoulders. This then cleared the way for me to lose weight and gain the control back in my life. I went to Rob to help me lose weight yet the sessions did so much more. I feel so much better ino myself, more confident, motivated and I have a real belief in my ability to lose weight and more importantly to keep it off. I would say to anyone who is unhappy with their weight to go to Rob as unless you deal with the cause of you weight problem and why you always sabotage your best intentions it will be a constant battle. To date I have lost 5lbs in three weeks and am on my way to my target. Thanks again Rob. Gilly

…..I am so glad I found the courage to phone you and make an appointment – I am not exaggerating when I say that you have changed my life. I feel there is so much I can achieve and you have helped me to let go of the past so that I can move on and stop wasting time with all those ‘what ifs’. Claire

Gastric hypnosis band

“I’m feeling much better and far more confident about myself in general, I honestly wish I had thought of this before rather than diets etc”. Michelle…..Gastric hypnosis band

Having battled with my weight for as long as I can remember, following diet after diet, losing the weight – only to put on again. I was really starting to get fed up. I was not happy with the way ~I looked or felt about myself. Somebody suggested to me that I should try Hypnotherapy. I admit that I have always been a little sceptical of things such as Hypnotherapy but after some consideration I decided I had nothing to lose by giving it a go.

So I did some research and came across Rob Clarke, who was offering the Gastric Hypnosis Band. I booked a consultation with him and went nervously along to my appointment. Rob instantly put me at ease and answered all of my questions. So we agreed to continue with the treatment.

After my first Hypnotherapy session, the change in my attitude to food portion control was almost instant. I left the session feeling positive and relaxed and went home to prepare my lunch. What used to be a large plate of food became just 2 pita breads stuffed with chicken salad. Did it satisfy me? YES!!!! This has continued ever since, my portions have decreased by approximately 2 thirds. I have learnt to distinguish between when I am genuinely hungry and need to eat and also when it is my brain telling me to eat because I am bored. I find I am eating more slowly and thoroughly enjoying my food too. And most importantly, in just 4 weeks I have shed 12 lbs. The thing I like about this is it is not a diet. It’s a life changing “treatment”. I don’t have to track my food, I can still eat the things I like as treats bit I now a new found self-control.

I cannot recommend Rob enough and tell anyone who wants to lose weight permanently to try and see for yourselves the incredible results. My only regret is that I didn’t try this sooner. Thanks Rob….Jon

Dear Rob

Thank you for the virtual gastric band therapy, which I am delighted to report is amazingly successful. Although it was such a short time ago, I have lost my first stone. So easy, and I am not on a diet! Eating smaller quantities of normal, delicious, healthy food I never feel hungry and I have no desire to snack. The weight is simply falling away, exactly as you said it would.

Rob, the hypnosis was so blissfully relaxing and enjoyable. I look forward to listening to your soothing voice on the CD every evening, a little bit of total “me” time.

In fact your treatment is so very pleasant that I hope to have some other habit that needs fixing, so that I can come back for more!

As I said, I really did enjoy meeting with you and wish you all the very best.

Warm regards……Sue

Hi Rob,

Just a quick email to wish you Happy Christmas and a huge thank you.

I hate using clichés but I really feel the hypnotherapy has changed my life! I am eating more healthily and have dropped over 2 stone so far! I have just joined the gym with a few of my housemates who are joining in with the weight loss regime. I still have a long way to go, but I feel the most confident I have ever felt about losing weight. Have just booked tickets to New York in June so I need to be fit enough to climb the 354 steps to the top of the Statue of Liberty!

Thanks again and I hope you have a great Christmas!



Having suffered from anxiety for the majority of my adult life it was such a relief to be shown by Rob techniques that I can use to move forward with my life in a more relaxed and controlled manner.
I can’t thank Rob enough for being so understanding and helping me to achieve this state of control……..Jamie

Anger Problems

When I first came to you I was really at the point of make or break. My anger had got so bad that my wife and children were scared of what they said around me, my marriage was almost over and I was living with my sister.

Now after visiting you I can see all the bad/negative learnt behaviour I had picked up through the years and now with your guidance I am so much calmer, happier and positive. My life is changing day by day. I’m talking to my wife about moving in, my children enjoy being around me and I enjoy being around them.

I can’t thank you enough. You made me feel relaxed and you were completely non judgemental which made me able to have the strength to work through my problems.

Thank you so much…..Paddy  link to anger management page

Addictions Alcohol

It’s been nine weeks since I last had a drink. Not so long ago I would drink two bottles of wine in one evening and would still want more. I used to limit myself to only drinking at weekends but this quickly led to wanting to drink most evenings. If I wasn’t drinking, having a drink would always be at the back of my mind. I’m ashamed to admit that there was a time I would smuggle alcohol in the house and to this day, I’m still finding empty bottles I stashed in places long ago. I would often go out and not remember how I got home. I’m just thankful that my friends looked after me and I was lucky that I only had the bruises to remind me of my drunken nights out.

At first I was a bit sceptical of seeing Rob, but once I got over the initial embarrassment and shame of confessing how much alcohol I was drinking, I began to relax. The calming atmosphere and his ability to put you at ease made me open up. Ever since seeing Rob, my cravings for alcohol soon diminished and now I don’t feel the need to drink. Whenever I would pass my local off licence I would buy a bottle of wine to drink at a later date, the thought now never crosses my mind.

My parents and all the people that know me and knew how much I drank have said how much better I look. I feel more relaxed and able to deal with life challenges. I am becoming more confident as weeks turn into months and I feel so much happier and content. If it hadn’t been for Rob I would probably still be drinking. I highly recommend Rob for all those people who perhaps feel cynical like I did. What have you got to lose? Thanks for all your support Rob
Rachel March


‘I have a long standing gambling addiction which I am in desperate need of removing from my life. It interferes with my comfort and integrity to the extent that I am now finding it unbearable.’

This was the email I sent to Rob in January this year when the gambling was at its worst. I started a course of analytical hypnotherapy a few weeks after and it has changed my life. I am no longer lured by the flashing lights of the fruit machines or feel the need to go into the bookies. I also have a new found respect for my money and the fact that I no longer have to cover up my gambling means I don’t have lie to my wife and family. Things couldn’t be better for us.


“After your help with the positive hypnotic suggestions, and easy to use visualisation skills, I was able to give my presentation in a relaxed, confident way. Thanks once again for your help and time”. Link to lack of confidence

Public speaking and presentations

I approached Rob Clarke with regards to helping my teenager who was suffering from the symptoms of Glossophobia (making speeches and presentations). After sessions with Rob, they were cured!!! I now have a confident and much happier teenager who I know will find this skill ‘life changing’.

Driving test nerves

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the hypnotherapy sessions I came to see you for. I was having trouble with my driving lessons and didn’t believe in my self, or think I could pass my driving test, which I had booked and was going to take in a few weeks from seeing you. I had the first session and came out of there feeling great. I had a driving lesson the day after and it was about 90% better. Then I had my last session 2 days before my test and I passed 1st time, I couldn’t believe it I was so pleased, thank you.

Exam nerves

Thanks for your help Robert – I found hypnotherapy really useful. I found the sessions incredibly relaxing and it really helped to build up my confidence – now I feel much calmer and more focused about my upcoming exams. The simple techniques that you taught me will help not just in the tests but in the rest of my life – thanks!

IBS and Confidence

I addition to resolving confidence issues that I had suffered with for many years, the hypnotherapy sessions also had positive effect with my IBS, resulting in major reductions in the symptoms I suffered.  Paul

I just wanted to say that before I started my sessions for IBS I use to take Imodium with me where ever I went. Even on my first session with Rob I was using it trying to give me piece of mind. I also suffered anxiety around this and it started to take over my life worrying were the next toilet was. Hypnosis has had calming positive effect on me. I know longer freak out at the thought of long journeys. The other day I went on a 3 hour walk with not one toilet in sight. My confidence is better and also the physical symptoms have significantly reduced. No more diarrhoea or excessive flatulence. I recommend anyone with IBS to give hypnosis a go, it has worked for me and the gain from this is priceless. Thanks Rob

I went to Rob about the problems I have with IBS and it controlling my life, I now feel more able to cope with it and have a lot more confidence in myself. It was the best thing I have ever done and I recommend Rob to anyone that needs help with problems in their lives. Thanks again for everything.

Fears and phobias

I went to see Rob because I had a fear of flying and to be honest I was not sure that hypnotherapy could solve my problem. The panic and fear I felt every time I thought about holidays abroad or flying made me physically sick. I would not enjoy the thought of going away or get excited as I was always worried about the flight.
Even when relaxing on holiday the journey home was looming and I would start to get very tense and worried about getting home.

It is wonderful how I feel now, I am actually looking forward to holidays and flying and I no longer worry or feel sick. I now feel great I can enjoy the whole holiday from start to finish. Hypnotherapy has changed my life not only with the fear of flying, but with several other fears I had before such as fear of enclosed spaces and a fear of rats and now both fears don’t even exist anymore. I am now happy, confident and much more relaxed than I used to be.

It is amazing I can’t believe that having hypnotherapy could make such a difference to my life now I can enjoy everything and feel great.Thanks Rob

Fear of needles

Hi Rob,

I did it! Three injections, no fainting, no crying and no panicking…….
With the techniques you ran through with me, I was able to remain calm and relaxed and take full control of my thoughts and breathing resulting in successful vaccinations. Thank you so much for your help and techniques……….Many Thanks

After a disastrous attempt to take blood I never thought we would get my 16 year old son back into the hospital, but with a little patience and Rob’s help we did and with the minimum of fuss. The techniques taught to Christian enabled him to take control of the situation and will hopefully also be beneficial with other aspects of life that he may find difficult in the future. Thank you Rob!

Emetophobia and IBS

Hypnoanalysis has without doubt changed my life. I never thought it possible to feel so at peace with such a troubled past.

For as long as I can remember I struggled with my anxiety and in my teens developed a full-blown social phobia. Despite 35 years going in and out of therapy talking to numerous therapists about how bad I felt, my symptoms kept getting steadily worse and I started to suffer from other nervous problems such as IBS and emetophobia. Then I tried hypnoanalysis and realised I had these really bad feelings that had been trapped inside my body for years. The therapy has helped me to get rid of these bad feelings and as a result my fear of ‘being found out’ and all the other awful anxiety symptoms I had are fading away. Its amazing, its like a mental detox – I feel as if I’ve been reborn and given a second chance at life!

I would totally recommend this therapy to anyone who is suffering from fears/anxiety/phobias. It wasn’t always an easy journey for me, but I found Rob to be a thoroughly professional and caring therapist and I’d like to thank him for helping me to make my life worth living at last.

All the best to you Rob, I really can’t thank you enough!


Since I have started working with Rob it has been a bit like a roller coaster there have been ups and downs, but Rob has always given me coping strategies to help me. I now feel much more balanced, focussed and relaxed now.
The best thing that has happened for me is that my children, family and friends have seen a change in me especially in the last month. Link to depression page

Sports performance

Hi Rob,
In the mornings I was eager to ski and before I skied I felt calm and confident. Even when it was icy and I was skiing like a beginner it didn’t matter and it just wasn’t an issue. I had no negative thoughts or my usual ‘I hate skiing’ when things went wrong. I had a great time and felt really happy (all the time) and when others were moaning about the snow or cold I felt great about it all.
I kept hearing your voice ‘You can be the skier you want to be / the skier you are…’ Thanks once again for your help. Link to sports performance
Best Wishes

Hair pulling (Trichotillomania)

My name is Lena, and I am a 34 year female. I have been a Trichotillomania (hair pulling) sufferer for more than 24 years. About a year ago I used to pull my hair and eyelashes to the point that I would end up with bold patches all over my head and often no eyelashes left. Stress, boredom, worries were the main reasons for me to start pulling my hair out. The guilt that I felt after pulling my hair was unbearable, but sadly nothing I could do to stop myself from pulling!!

Not to mention the amount of bullying I went through in my school years, I tried everything to stop myself from pulling. When I was 12, my mum took me to psychotherapist, who kept on prescribing antidepressants one after another with no results. After that I went to see a handful of different psychologists but again with no results. I also used to put plasters on my fingertips, sometimes to remind myself to stop pulling, used to wear hats, used to plat my hair, but nothing worked for me. I still never lost a hope that one day I stop pulling my hair.

One day I was searching the Google and came across Robert Clarke a professional hypnotherapist who was also in the trained in Thrive programme and also as a life coach. Looking through the website I felt hopeful and decided to give it a go. Only after the first session I knew I was in a right place…..and after second session I knew I was on the way to the recovery. With a help of Robert Clarke I started to realise that I was in complete charge of my habit of pulling my hair and I was the one who could control it. Step by step, session by session, I was changing my ways of thinking and becoming more and more positive about my hair pulling. Being in control of my life, my thoughts, my emotions gave me a confidence of being of control of my hair.

I can surely say that the treatment with Robert Clarke has not only stopped my hair pulling but changed my life for better. I am now a confident person with a positive outlook on life!

A year after the treatment I m so proud to tell that my hair looks at its best!! I m enjoying looking after my hair, I think it deserves it after all those years of constant abuse! I ended up buying an extensive range of “LUSH” hair products and applying them all one by one!! I want to encourage my trich fellow sufferers to not to wait any longer, but do try the treatment for yourself and enjoy having your hair back !! 🙂
Lena Link to hair pulling page (Trichotillomania)

Children and teenagers

I approached Rob Clarke with regards to helping my teenager who was suffering from the symptoms of Glossophobia (making speeches and presentations). After sessions with Rob, they were cured!!! I now have a confident and much happier teenager who I know will find this skill ‘life changing’.

For any more information or to book a free initial consultation please call Rob on 01202 245020 or 07920 885015.


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