Belfast Hypnotherapy - Alan Gilchrist - Confidence Reviews

Over the years my waiting room walls have gathered through my door for the first time will say to me I bet you haven't heard of my problem before".

Then I would point to a letter or a review from someone with a similar problem.

All the testimonials and reviews on this page are genuine and from clients who have successfully gaining confidence using my  Hypnosis system.

Please note, all the original letters, emails and reviews are held at my Belfast office

Below is a small selection of how Hypnosis has helped these people to deal with their confidence issues.

Just letting you know my micro teaching session went very well. So I am delighted! I want to thank you for building me up with belief. I will try to keep using the self hypnosis. Thank you so much for everything. It has been life changing.
I know it was the hypnosis sessions and listening to the CD's that got me through. I didn't feel panicky at all but excited and confident. This is something that the sessions and CD's said would happen and it did for sure.

I'm so glad I contacted you because the results have been incredible.

Keep going with your great work.............Paul."

" Dear Alan
Just a wee note to thank you for all your help with our daughter K....... who needed a bit of help as she has cerebral palsy. Now 20 years of age she did her GCSE's and went on to study child care and now looks after 2 little girls and is at present learning to drive.

I am now back to see if I can shift 2 stone - so here goes!!
I will contact you again with a note of thanks when I get there.
Many thanks ....A........."

" I went to see Alan as a last resort. My lack of confidence in myself was affecting my life terribly. Finding it difficult to leave the house , even didn't like big crowds or having attention in any way.

Alan changed my life.

Sounds dramatic but I can't explain anymore. Give it a go ! Thank you Alan............ Dr. G.........."

"Hi Alan, just to let you know my speech went very well on Saturday with everyone commenting on how good it was.
I felt a bit nervous waiting for my turn to speak but as soon as I stood up the nerves vanished.

Thanks for all your help! Gerard................"

 " Hi Alan,
Just want to say a massive thanks to you for helping me overcome my anxiety and help restore my confidence. When I first came to see you I was in a bad state but over the last few weeks I've started to enjoy life again and don't have to worry about things that I usually would have. I've dealt with situations I've felt extremely uncomfortable in dealing with prior to my sessions and I can't thank you enough for that. My sleep quality and energy have also improved significantly and for the first time in years I'm positive about my future. Slowly but surely I'm getting my social life back and I can deal with things in a much more positive way and it feels great!

Thanks for your help, Tony ........"

" There are certain turning points in everyone's life, and one of mine occurred when I was fortunate to meet Alan Gilchrist.

For 40+ years I had always felt acutely self-conscious when out in public, walking about town, meetings and socialising at parties and other gatherings.

I always felt that everyone was watching and judging my every move, as if all "eyes" were on me. I had read numerous books, downloaded lots of reading material an this issue, even got Hypnotised by someone else a few years ago. But the problem remained.

I had had enough and I decided I would have to do something about it. My life was becoming so restricted. I wasn't getting any younger and the problem wasn't getting any better! So I " Googled" the problem. It seemed I may scopophobia, and I contacted Alan and one week later I was in his company. I explained my feelings and he assured me he could help me.

I took 4 sessions of Fast Track Hypnosis, and I can honestly say, after the first one, I was literally "bouncing " up the Lisburn Road, feeling like I had a massive weight lifted off me! I was relaxed, calm, focused on here and now, and the whole Hypnosis experience was phenomenal ! Each session made me believe I could overcome my issue, boost my self belief and confidence, and my self worth.

Now I enjoy life, I am more relaxed, self assured and believe in myself.
My only regret is that I didn't contact Alan many years ago!

So if anyone reading this has a similar problem or any issue at all - just do it - book that session with Alan NOW!!

Thank you so much Alan and take care.......Nigel...."

Dear Alan, I just want to thank you for your help over the past number of weeks. I came to you feeling very unsure of myself and having lost my way. I had lost all my confidence both personally and professionally and when I came for my first session I was in a pretty bad place.

Thanks to your expertise and careful guidance I have thankfully come out the other side. I feel a stronger person and the light is shining once more. I had tried various remedies in the past from meditation to counselling and they have always taken so long to have an impact. However four sessions with you has left me in a position where I am confident in my work again, and I have now the coping strategies to deal with any situation which may come my way.

thanks to the Auto Hypnosis I am now giving myself time to relax and this has helped me immensely in the many facets of my life which I am involved with. I can never thank you enough for what you have done for me.

Many best wishes and grateful thanks..... Charles..........."

" I had 3 or 4 sessions with you about 3 years ago. My difficulty was nervousness in public presentations. I am a director of a large company and out of the blue I took a bit of a panic attack at a fairly routine presentation. I realise now that I panicked when a lot more people turned up than planned. I think I stopped breathing and got light headed. I stumbled through the first 5 minutes of the presentation and then recovered. After that I was a nervous wreck. I was nervous even in routine meetings with 6 or 7 people.

I managed to book some sessions with you within a couple of weeks of the event above. This was a lifeline. I couldn't have performed my job otherwise. Your sessions got me back up and running and as time passed I forgot about the whole panic episode. However as my career has progressed the need for me to speak in front of a large audience has grown. When I know I have one of these events coming up I prepare my presentation material very well. I listen to your relaxation CD a few days in advance. I also listen to a CD you recorded for me dealing specifically with public speaking and positive thinking.

This has worked fantastically for me. My confidence has grown over the last number of years and my public speaking and public presentations have helped my career and helped my Company. Colleagues and industry people tell me my presentations are excellent. Others are amazed by my relaxed nature and confidence in front of a large audience.
Today my confidence is at an all time high but I'm never complacent about the next presentation. No one realises how much preparation goes into one of my 30 minute or 45 minute presentations. B.............."

"Dear alan,
A note of thanks for the help that three sessions of hypnotherapy has given me. I came to you for help in handling speaking at my Son's wedding.
The whole event went well and I was calm and relaxed throughout--despite my fears before hypnosis that I would be overcome by emotion.
I cant thank you enough-- I am using the CD's and feel more relaxed generally--all good...Linda"

" Hello I thought I would contact you to say Thank you for changing my Life..
Remember me? I needed help with speaking and my confidence, your CDs helped me straight away. I'm so glad all that Anxiety has gone. I'm now 5th year in ********* High school. I have so many friends and I get on with a lot of people. it turns out I'm quite a loud Hyper person.........S......"

"Hi my name is Jacqui

I have been divorced now for almost 10 years. It was an extremely acrimonious divorce. I have one child. Even though it was me who left the marriage, I have found over the last number of years I have not been able to let go of all the hatred and bitterness relating to the divorce. I am with my new partner and have been for 4 years, he is just wonderful, but our relationship suffered dreadfully almost to the stage of splitting up because my partner could not cope with the fact that after such a long period of time I had not moved on one inch from the marriage break up!

I went to Alan Gilchrist about 7 years ago to help me stop smoking and from the day I left the consultation I have never smoked a cigarette since.

I went back to see Alan to see if he could help once again to move on and begin living my life again. After just 3 consultations I am a new person and have completely let go of the past. I am positive, can see a future and realise now how much time I have wasted living in the past and can see a very bright future ahead of me. His treatment was wonderful! I am only annoyed that I did not seek his help many years ago. I really do feel great now and would say to anyone who feels the way I did, do not wait another day, go and seek help, I am only sorry that I waited so long and wasted so many years.

Thanks to Alan Gilchrist I am now living each day to the full. So many, many thanks Alan!.......... Jacqui "

Alan, I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you! When I first came to see you I was going through one of the most upsetting, stressful work related incidents I could only have imagined in my worst nightmares. You firstly calmed me down, which I didn't think was possible, you helped me get through what was happening and although the outcome was still incredibly unfair - I managed to deal with it.

I am in a positive frame of mind and rarely suffer from the stress caused, I still listen to the cd you created when I need to and it helps me realise there is always hope and that I am a good person, the situation was out of my control.

I am looking forward to whatever is around the corner for me and I am grateful to you for getting me to this point.

Thank you so much,


" Dear Reader,
I am a 35 year old personal assistant who works for a consultant in the NHS. I was a confident person until a few years ago, following problems at my work place when I developed panic attacks.
I was off work for several months as it got to the stage where I was terrified to leave my home and I was prescribed anti - depressants by my G.P. My IBS was very severe and when I was able to leave my home, I was always panicking about not finding a bathroom on time and being able to leave meetings etc. if I needed to. This has had a terrible and long lasting effect on my confidence and my perception of who I am.
Recently I had been experiencing new stressors and decided to do something about it before I got full blown panic attacks once more. I couldn't go through all that again and I didn't want to take tablets. I did an internet search and found Alan Gilchrist who specialises in phobias and rehabilitating thought processes through hypnotism and arranged an appointment to see him.

This has been the best decision I have ever made!

Alan is so easy to talk to. His warmth and professionalism ensures that you know you can tell him anything without him being judgemental, and from our initial consultation, there have been dramatic changes in my life. I feel more like my old self, more confident, more positive and more aware of who I am, what I want and more importantly, I am no longer afraid to go and get it !
In fact, I have - I am in the process of enrolling in an Open University diploma course to further my academic studies, something I would not have dreamed I could do a few years ago. Other things I have noted include, situations don't get on top of me as much, as I am much more relaxed. I sleep better and don't suffer the tension pains in my shoulders and neck the same way I used to. In a strange twist, I've started to lose weight as I'm not comfort eating any more. Happy days !
I have really enjoyed my sessions with Alan and would sincerely recommend him to you.
He can and will make a difference to your life. Deborah......"

"Dear Alan, I've had a fantastic summer, my confidence in myself has been growing and I am learning to accept myself. I can't express the calm I feel now compared with the terrible mess I was in before I came to see you."

"Hello Alan,
I was with you for treatment for my confidence issue at the beginning of October and I must say I got a lot from it. I experienced myself as a normal happy person and I really enjoyed it. Rob"

"Dear Alan, I should've written this a long time ago to THANK YOU. Last year I visited you and the magic you performed worked! I'm so much more confident and I'm not afraid to try new things. Kindest regards Alison"

"Dear Alan, This is a long overdue letter of thanks for the help you gave me several years ago whenever I had lost my total confidence after a sudden bereavement. Only for your assistance I would never have resumed my career as a tutor, to face people again. I have great pleasure in telling you that I have no difficulty now in speaking in public and taking my classes. So many, many, thanks to you. Lily"

"Dear Alan, Just a note to thank you for your help during the past while. This is like a new start for me. With your help I have lost weight and kept it off over Christmas with no problem. My confidence and self-esteem are improving beyond anything I could have wished for - at long last I am in control of my life and have the confidence to do what I want. My relationship with my husband has really seen the benefits. I wish I had visited you sooner. All the best R"

"Dear Alan, I am writing to let you know how things are going. When I came to see you for the first time I was not happy about how I felt about myself, I didn't have much confidence in talking to people on the telephone and going into banks , that sort of thing, it was always a problem. I was always quiet in school and also in my first job as an electrician. My boss was always putting me down. 13 years later I told him I was leaving for another job. REVENGE!

I felt really good and always thought that I would be stuck in the same job. I have been in my current job for nearly a year and things are good, but because of my last boss was nasty to me I felt really uneasy talking to people. It seemed to come natural to everyone else. I came to you for help and the first few sessions were good, I actually began to be truly happy and live my life. I felt so good inside. I don't have much of a problem on the phone or going into a bank any more. Since seeing you I have been to barbeques and going out with pals from work. I always did go out with lots of friends and family, but I was always happy to take a back seat, but not now!. It's CLASS ! Many Thanks Gary. P.s. Its good to talk!"

"Dear Alan, Just a note to let you know how things have been going since I last saw you. I've had a fantastic summer, my confidence in myself has been growing and I am learning to accept myself. I can't express the calm I feel now compared with the mess I was in before I came to see you. I know I have a long way to go but I know that with your help I will make it. See you when I get back. Richard"

"Hello Alan, hope you are keeping well, it feels like I am getting better. Even on the day of the session I felt more confident, the day after, talking to people felt much easier. J."

"Dear Alan, this is a long overdue letter of thanks for the help you gave me several years ago whenever I had lost total confidence after a sudden bereavement. Only for your assistance I would have never have resumed my career as a tutor or to face people again. I have great pleasure in telling you that I have no difficulty now in speaking in public and taking my classes. So very many thanks to you Alan. Sincerely Lily"

Dear Alan, Just a little note to let you know that things have been going great since last week. The stammer hasn't gone 100% but its well on the way to going. I am still listening to the CD and it's a great help. I just wanted to thank you for all your help. Thanks again Siobhan"

"Dear Alan, just a short note to say thank you very much for all your help. When I first visited you I thought I was beyond help. My thoughts were so negative and I had lost interest in everything around me. Well I must tell you that after my first session I definitely noticed an improvement. After my next few sessions the change in my anxiety state was really amazing. My thoughts are now more positive . I am more confident and totally relaxed. I can honestly say that I have made a full recovery and back to my old self again, which is great. Hypnotherapy really worked for me. Many thanks again Sylvia"