Sara Tomlin, of Hertfordshire, wrote this after a recent private retreat at Talmage House in April this year:
“I didn't know what to expect from a therapy retreat and doubted that my problems could be fixed in such a short space of time. David didn't spend time dwelling on the past and his matter-of-fact and sometimes humorous approach had me feeling different after just the first day. Since the retreat I have never felt better about myself and I have effective strategies to deal confidently with situations that used to have me in a state of complete anxiety! Life is very different (for the better!!!). It was truly the best investment I have made in years. Thankyou”.
"I never thought of therapy as enjoyable.... how wrong I was. David's knowledge, patience and enthusiam for what he does is incredible. I quite honestly feel like a different person. Thank you doesn't come close". Helen, Cheshire. February 2013
"The retreat was very helpful. Each days programme was tailored to address anything that came up from the sessions. David is well qualified to combine the psychological and spiritual iwhen wanted. The strategies and exercises have helped me meet my needs since. I would recommend this retreat. Talmage House is a lovely location for peace and quiet." Shanna, Kent. June 2012
"Things are going good. Following our retreat we had a lovely holiday in France and came back from it feeling happy and rested. We are still thinking about the ideas and strategies explained to us and we are both glad that we went on the retreat. The retreat meant to much to Kevin as it did to me". Kevin & Sue, London. March 2013
"Content of this retreat was amazing! David has a unique way of changing ones perceptions of life. It was a truly amazing and life changing experience in every way. I feel I have left a different person". Suzanne, Essex. May 2012
"Last weekend I attended social events, the cumulative anticipation of which would normally have had me in a state of functional paralysis, and am thrilled to report that the presenting problem has been resolved. A very big thank you for enabling my release from prison". Sara, London. April 2012
Kate; mother of Alan, 10 years. Sleep disorder and night fears.
“After David’s approach I’m now able to look at things in perspective. I’m so much calmer. I can just sit and relax and not get stressed. Presentations at work – no problem. I can control my emotions and not get worked up. It’s easy – no effort. I don’t worry about stuff; I’m not panicking; as for the IBS – it’s just gone! ”
Lucy; 29yrs. I.B.S.
“My times of anxiety were getting less and my confidence level went from 10% to 90%. I started to see new perspectives on life and was developing a PMA – Positive Mental Attitude. My new job starts on Monday!”
Jonathan; 34yrs. Depression, negative thoughts, anxious, made redundant.
"I feel a million times better. I've been going to places and doing things I used to avoid like the plague. I've regained control of my life. I can drive again; give presentations at work and go to parties at last."
Jane; 27yrs. Confidence and self-esteem
“My life was constant fear. I couldn’t cope, couldn’t eat. I was tired and depressed, uptight, worried. Racked with doubt and fears. After these sessions I was calm, no panics and my appetite was back – big time! When I saw my doctor she said I was “a different person”. Even things which would have had me break down in seconds I deal with. I can’t remember my last panic and I take life more philosophically, less serious, less tense. I’m enjoying being a mother. ”
Kay; 31yrs. Post-natal depression, anxiety.
"From abject fear of using the telephone to reading at a friends' wedding! What a transformation. Handled a 36 minute phone call today with a stroppy customer. Didn't even worry me. Fine now in social situations and making new friends"' Constance; 20 yrs. Confidence and panics
"This was the best children's treatment programme we have been able to find anywhere in Hampshire. David's rapport with my boy was so immediate we started to make progress as soon as we met. His self-esteem has soared and his school work improved no end. "
Sara; mother of Paul, 12 yrs. Bullied at school and social anxiety.
“ I was unable to cope at work and was off with stress and lots of symptoms; crying, insomnia, panics, palpitations, hyperventilation, fatigue – I had the lot. There was too much paperwork; colleagues were too demanding; there just wasn’t enough time. I just couldn’t sleep or relax. What a relief after these sessions to find I could face going back without any worry – wonderful; a miracle. ”
Helen; 60yrs. Work stress.