Month: October 2017

A Customer’s Response to my Approach

I thought you might be interested to hear from someone I’ve treated recently:

“For years (at least 20+) I have suffered with an anxiety/phobia of feeling sick or physically being sick in certain situations, normally around crowds, or events – anything from weddings, airports and aeroplanes, concerts or just simply going for a meal in a restaurant.  Over the years I have tried lots of strategies, doctors/consultants and nothing has ever worked, until I came across Pat Haggerty… I will be honest I didn’t have much faith in this approach as nothing has ever worked before “why would this” I spent several sessions and to my amazement, delight and relief I can now do all the things I haven’t been able to do before. Pat has also taught me so much along our journey and I will be forever grateful for this” – If you are suffering the way I did, don’t waste years trying things that don’t work, give Pat a try and trust me you will be amazed just like me.


So, what are my values as a therapist?


I believe that listening to you – the customer – and genuinely hearing you is the foundation of good therapy.

I believe in you! You have all the resources you need to bring about the future you want – my role is to help you use those resources.

I believe that you deserve an excellent service – a speedy response to your enquiry and prompt treatment.

I believe in empowering the individual by providing just enough support to get you back on track and functioning happily.

I believe that therapy should be an uplifting positive experience that people look forward to.

I believe in keeping up to date professionally through training and reading.

I believe in treating everyone with honesty and integrity – you may not hear what you hoped to hear, but you will certainly hear about hope!

What I Stand For


I stand for helping imperfect people like myself cope with an imperfect world in a way that allows them to be the best they can be. I believe that we need to be able to accept and love ourselves (and others) as we are. I believe that to thrive we need to reach out to others and focus on the positive things in our lives – not by pretending that everything is perfect, but acknowledging that we all know what we want in life and we all have the resources to get there. A memory of an obstacle we have overcome is the first step to overcoming the next one. Life isn’t perfect, but it’s full of good things if we look for them and those good things can help us make our life even better. I stand positively by your side!

Do you know what you stand for? Could you tell me?

woman in mirror

I went to an excellent (and free) Google course on digital marketing for small businesses called Digital Garage a couple of weeks ago. I learned loads! As well as the tech stuff (I'm getting there...) I learned the importance of being able to clearly state: 

  1. What you stand for
  2. What you do
  3. Who you want to help/provide a service for

So I'm going to do a post for each of those topics - the aim is to be as brief yet informative  as possible - let me know if they still leave you with questions about me (as a hypnotherapist obviously...)

Focus on one thing today – stop smoking!

Have you ever waited till the time is just right? It will never be just right – stop smoking now.

Second day in my new office and still loving the peaceful distraction-free atmosphere at the Harbour Works in Torquay.

I was writing up my Stoptober stop-smoking ad, and it occurred to me that often with things like quitting smoking we can be tempted to put it off – “I can’t do it this week, I’m out with friends on Thursday and Saturday…” “I’ve just had a row with my partner – I need a cigarette…” “Things are crazy at work – I’ve got a few days off next month….”

So we carry on doing somethings that’s damaging us in so many ways… don’t! Stop now.