Making a difference to my clients’ lives

I get a real buzz out of seeing people change in front of my eyes, letting go of problems which have held them back for many years or even decades. Some of my techniques can result in rapid change, requiring only one session. Other symptoms may need a more structured treatment approach. As a practising GP, I recognise the value in offering complementary treatments that are not available on the NHS, helping to really improve people’s lives.

Balloon Phobia and Fear of Loud Noises

Before I was in contact with Dr Jo Waddell, I had spent most of my life running away from Balloons and other various loud noises. For around 20 years I had been scared of Balloons and the Balloons popping as I had believed it was incredibly loud. I was also scared of other noises that would pop or burst. For example, Fireworks, Party Poppers, and Champagne Bottles being popped. This has majorly affected my life due to the fact that I would always plan my life around Balloons, for example any family events or gatherings which would have Balloons there I would not attend. This has meant missing out on a great deal of events, or if I did attend the event then I would spend the whole time with anxiety.

How it has changed

After my therapy sessions with Dr Jo Waddell, I feel like I am in much more control of my emotions and I am feeling like I can move forward with my life in a more positive manner. I feel as though the practices I learnt throughout my sessions have helped me to implement more structure and routine into my day and I have been able to view things more positively than I would have done before.

With regards to the loud noises, after just one session I was able to go out with a friend and shop for some Balloons which I filled with sequins, blew them up and managed to pop one. Since then, I have popped two more and although each time brings a sense of anxiety, I just push through knowing the joy I will experience when I have popped one. I am also now more curious when around Balloons and I am less anxious about running away from them.

With regards to the other loud noises that would bother me, I am now able to stand in the room while someone pops a champagne bottle and have done this multiple times. I am not majorly affected by the sound anymore and I know that it is temporary. Due to the time of year, I have been unable to attend firework displays and this is something that I am hoping to test out in the next few months. I have also popped a party popper and although I didn’t enjoy it, I got through it.

I would highly recommend Dr Jo Waddell, she is very understanding and passionate about her work. She uses past life experiences to link each practice to show an example and this was incredibly helpful. She has a very calming and approachable personality and she is very adaptable to your needs. She is clearly very knowledgeable and this shows in the changes mentioned above, with regards to my fear and also my mood in general

Life Changing Results

“The day I invested in treatment with Dr Jo Waddell was life changing and I will be forever grateful for the lessons that I learnt. I was going through one of the most difficult periods of my life. A fast pace and  growing business, a young family combined with menopause symptoms and my dynamic and reliable personality, I was broken and burnt out.

I desperately needed help and didn’t know which way to turn or how to get myself on the right track. My energy levels were rock bottom, my cognitive function was seriously impaired, I was anxious, deeply unhappy and struggling to sleep.

I had a couple of sessions with Jo and experienced immediate positive results. My first great insight – I must focus on my health and well-being. Jo recommended a tapping, visualisation and light therapy technique. These really helped me to overcome my anxiety, clear my thinking and rebalance my life. It has now been six months since I finished my treatment with Jo and I am still feeling the benefits.

Jo is a passionate, caring and knowledgeable practitioner who is able to quickly identify and support her patients. I would highly recommend Jo to anyone who is struggling with life. Jo has changed my life for the positive and I feel reassured to know that I have a safety net when times get tough.”

Past Trauma

“A 30 year old man who 10 years previously had witnessed a friend die. Sadly it was a prank that went wrong and the man was unable to resuscitate his friend. He had had feelings of sadness anger and guilt for a decade and more recently the nightmares and flashbacks had become more frequent and more vivid. One session using a blend of techniques and he left the room calm and unable to recreate the traumatic images. The nightmares and flashbacks stopped that day and he was able to let go of the feelings of guilt.”

Childhood Abuse

“A 56 year old lady had been under the chest physicians for 20 years with severe asthma. Her consultant requested that she be referred to a psychologist as she was on the maximum dosage of medication and he felt the only thing left was to treat her anxiety which seemed to aggravate her chest condition. One session of NLP changed the way she felt about the abuse she had suffered as a child at the hands of her father and the constant state of anxiety in which she had lived for over 40 years. Not only did her chest improve but within a month of treatment she had found a new man. She did not need further referral to a psychologist.”

Anxiety and Burnout

“I developed anxiety after I caught Covid and suffered a couple of medical conditions during recovery. I also had burnout from years of poor work habits and not enough relaxation time

I am now far less anxious and can manage any episodes with the help of the tools I have learnt. I have been reminded of the pleasure to be had from the little things in life. As a result, I am far more relaxed and more productive during a day!

I can now see going back to work as something to be welcomed and not feared. With the change in my working week, I will have time for myself and better quality time with family and friends.”


“A 45 year old lady who was severely claustrophobic and needed an MRI scan. This was impossible for her. Her phobia was so bad that she had not been in a lift for over 20 years; she could not use public toilets as she was unable to close the door, and she always slept with her bedroom door open. One session of NLP and the next morning she was able to use the lift at the hospital and enjoying it. She is now able to close doors and is waiting for the date of her scan.”

Panic Attacks

“A 34 year old lady who had attended A&E 3 times over a period of a few months with acute chest pains. Each time she had an ECG, she was told it was a panic attack and sent away without treatment. In some ways this was a blessing, as the common medical treatments on the NHS tend to leave patients feeling like zombies. She had one session using a combination of TFT and NLP and 2 years on she has had no further pain.”


“A 46 year old who was turning to whiskey when stressed often with disastrous consequences, including being arrested on several occasions. A single session of NLP resulted in a strong aversion to whiskey and gave her the chance to rebuild her life.”

The Spider Phobic (first of many)

“A 14 year old girl who was severely spider phobic, did not believe that treatment would work and was very reluctant to cooperate. After a single session of TFT and she can no longer be bothered to get wound up about spiders.”

The Sleepwalker

“A 30 year old lady had been sleep walking since a child. Despite the theory that sleep walkers never put themselves in danger, she managed to open a window on her honeymoon and fell from the first floor breaking her back. She was in hospital for some time, thankfully made a full physical recovery and her GP had used several techniques to help with her anxiety, guilt and other complex emotions. She was however very keen to stop sleep walking. After a single 90 minute session of NLP and hypnotherapy she is no longer sleep walking and has no more flashbacks. She is now pregnant and needing to get up at night but she now wakes fully alert and describes it as very different from how she has been in the past.”


“A patient who had been drinking several litres of cola every day for 25 years after a single treatment says she has no desire to drink it at all and believes that she will never drink fizzy pop again.”

PTSD and Flashbacks

“1 session of NLP cured a teenager of flashbacks to a road accident where another teenager had died. His feelings of guilt subsided and the nightmares stopped.”

The Fainter

“A 28 year old who for over 10 years had fainted when having an injection. On some occasions up to 10 minutes after the injection. The last occasion was in the toilet at an airport in Peru after having a yellow fever jab before having to board her next flight. She had a single session of TFT, NLP and hypnotherapy and has had 2 sets of injections since. She and her family cannot believe the change. Not only does she not lose consciousness but she is no longer even anxious about injections.”

Facial Pain

“A man in his 50’s developed sudden onset severe pain on the right side of his face. Over the course of the day he had taken ever increasingly strong painkillers to no avail. His wife asked if it could be stress related and after initially denying stress he admitted to being rather busy. A single session of TFT saw the pain go in front of our eyes. Blood tests the next day ruled out any serious pathology and the pain has not recurred.”


“A lady in her 20’s who was having difficulty sleeping due to recurrent nightmares. A single session of TFT and she no longer has nightmares and is sleeping much better.”

The Chocoholic

“A 46 year old eating chocolate every night. A single session of NLP coaching and she is still able to eat chocolate but only wants it occasionally.”

The Angry Woman

“A 39 year old lady who had had a lot of trauma with family bereavements. Instead of requesting treatment for the grief, she said she wanted to get rid of the anger that she felt towards some other members of the family. A single session of TFT and she no longer gets angry.”

Lack of Confidence

“A 35 year old musician who had lost confidence. 3 hour long sessions of NLP improved his self confidence and saw him back enjoying playing in front of an audience again.”

The Bird Phobic

“A lady who had a phobia of birds which was embarrassing as she manages a guest house which prides itself on having 30 species of birds in the grounds and had a tame robin that comes into the house. She could not be in the same room as the bird. She had had a traumatic experience with a bird as a child and had been afraid of them ever since. After a single session of TFT she went running into the house to see if the bird was there to test out the treatment. The bemused housekeeper could not believe that the women who had been running out of the kitchen 30 minutes earlier was now seeking out the robin and comfortable in its company.”