Appointment information

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

One hour appointment: £75 (payable by bank transfer, or with credit card via PayPal invoice).

Concessions: To support clients on low incomes I reserve some of my professional time for appointments at a concessional rate. Please ask if this would be of interest to you.

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How do I pay?

I can accept payments by BACS transfer and through PayPal with credit card.

How do I book an appointment?

To arrange an appointment please contact me directly by email, or ring me on my mobile 07787 438799.

What therapies do you use?

I offer classic Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and the two advanced EFT modalities called ‘Matrix Reimprinting’ and ‘Matrix Birth Reimprinting’. Find out more here.

What happens during a consultation?

In a consultation with me, you are fully clothed at all times and you sit comfortably on a chair. I lead you through EFT, by tapping with fingertips on EFT points on my own head, face, chest, wrist and hand, while you tap on yourself, mirroring me. For Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting you remain seated, with your eyes closed, while I talk you through the visualisation process.

How long is a consultation?

A session usually lasts approximately one hour.

How many appointments do I need?

There are many factors that determine how many sessions you may wish to have. Most clients book between six and twelve appointments, with one consultation about every one to four weeks. Long-term work is possible too, as is a flexible approach, with occasional one-off appointments.

Even after just one session there can be lasting benefits. However, it is unusual for complex situations to be resolved in just a few appointments, despite reports of one-session successes published on the internet. Commonly clients experience a gradual improvement with each session and then reach a significant break-through, after the groundwork has been laid in previous appointments.

Some clients with certain conditions benefit from ongoing and longstanding work. There is no upper limit to how many sessions you may have.

It is also not uncommon for clients to come back after a while following a successful treatment course, to address a different area of concern.

Over time, as more and more aspects are cleared, often the treatments move from being directed at improving wellbeing, to addressing lifestyle issues and personal and professional performance. Clients then really begin to take charge of their lives and live their dreams, moving from surviving to thriving.

When do you consult?

You can book appointments with me on weekdays between 10:00am and 3pm by contacting me directly.

Where are you based?

I live in Bristol, United Kingdom. However, since I do not offer face to face appointments, I can consult with clients from all over the UK and from further afield via video conferencing, such as Skype or Zoom. The only requirement is that the timezones aren’t too far apart, since I am unfortunately unable to offer appointments outside of my usual consulting hours (weekdays 10am – 3pm).

Are there any side-effects?

After many years of use on an international scale by a large number of diverse practitioners, there have been no reports of serious adverse events with any of the therapies I offer. They are safe and effective. However, occasionally there can be temporary discomfort for a few days after the treatment, before improvements are seen.

When the biological effects of hugely stressful past events, thinking patterns and belief systems are reduced or removed from our being, the body can go into a physiological recovery and healing phase. Sometimes this can cause feelings of tiredness after a session. Clients who are struggling with fatigue may find this problematic, since it may seem like their symptoms are worsening. However, this dip in energy levels is only temporary and will improve quickly. It is also possible to feel a bit down or achy, but again this will usually settle on its own and give way to noticeable improvements beyond the situation before the therapy.

If possible, just taking life a bit easier for a while and even resting is helpful, as well as drinking plenty of plain water.

The vast majority of people feel a joyful lightness following their sessions, so even if there is discomfort, it is not usually an unpleasant experience on the whole.

How long does the treatment effect last for?

It is not my experience that treatment effects wear off. Once a certain situation has been addressed, the results are usually permanent.

What I do see happen at times is that after working on one layer of problems, after a while a new layer or aspect may surface. This is very beneficial, since it results in deeper clearing of issues. It is a sign of further progress, rather than of the therapy losing its effect.

Can I use EFT on my own?

Yes, EFT can be used as very effective and empowering self-help tool. I teach clients how to use EFT safely on their own and provide leaflets to support them with this. However, for situations with a high emotional charge, or with signficant trauma, it is advisable to work with a therapist.

It is also a good idea to consider consulting an experienced practitioner, when you find that using them on your own does not deliver the results you are aiming for. This is not usually a sign that the therapies are not working for you, but more often than not that a subconscious block is in place, which is hidden from your own view, but visible to the trained eye.

The best results are seen when clients combine regular (daily) self-help with occasional (weekly to monthly) appointments. This is a very empowering and cost effective path to recovery.

What is a holistic therapy?

Holistic therapies treat the whole person, rather than just looking at isolated symptoms. During ill health it is usual for physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual issues to contribute to the overall picture. Through addressing these, improvements in well being can be experienced.

What is a mind-body therapy?

Mind-body therapies work on the scientifically backed understanding that our mind and body are not separate, but very closely connected through a number of mechanisms, including the autonomic nervous system, the immune system and the hormone system. You can read more about the mind-body link here.

Do you also offer standard medical care?

It is very important to realise that I am not offering a standard medical service here. In my capacity as a holistic practitioner I am unable to give medical advice about your medical diagnosis or treatment. Please do not stop any medication or other therapies you are receiving. If you wish to change or discuss your medical treatment, please speak to your own doctor, who knows you and your full medical history, to avoid complications. The service I offer is not instead of, but rather in addition to, your usual medical care. Many thanks.

Are you listed on any other websites?

I am listed on the following websites:

    • The main Matrix Reimprinting website
    • Bristol Chiropracter Leiza Alpass mentions me on her website
    • My General Medical Council (GMC) registration can be viewed here. My GMC number is 6059202. I relinquished my GP registration when I stopped working in medicine.

Any other questions?

Please contact me if you have any other questions. I look forward to hearing from you!