I came to see Martina and weighed in at 26 stone  and 12 pounds. Over the course of five hypnosis sessions I was given suggestions for weight loss and we worked on the reasons why I may have been overeating. I was also shown techniques to eat mindfully which helped me to eat less and feel full more quickly. I now weigh 17stone 101/5 pounds and the weight is still continuing to drop off. That makes a total weight loss of over 9 stone. At age 66 and after a lifetime of so called miracle diets ‘ Finally !!!!! Something that can help change your life, by helping you change your lifestyle without realising it!!!!! No pressure No goals no costly equipment. Just calm professional help If I can do it ANYONE!!! Can. (A.H.)

Hi Martina,

Hope you’re well. Just wanted to give you an update following my holiday to Santorini.

I’m very pleased to say that the anxiety and fear of flying was almost completely gone. I felt nervous in the build up and a little bit during take off, but once we were in the air I was fine. Normally I would have felt anxious at any slight bit of turbulence, but the feelings were not there.

Interestingly we attended a wedding on holiday, and the best man had spent 3 days travelling to Santorini via 4 trains and 3 boats due to his fear of flying (this may have been me in a few years time). I told him all about the experience I have and have passed him a link to your website, so you may have a new client soon.

I want to say a big thank you for your help in removing this fear – it is amazing to fly without the fear. (M. B)

Hi Martina

Quick Update, still smoke free since leaving your house on Monday evening. Feeling fantastic! Thank you so much. (D.C)

I came to see martina as I was have difficulties with anxiety attacks with driving and sleepless nights. After a couple of sessions I feel more relaxed in my driving and my sleep pattern as got back on track thanks for all your help.  (J.M.),
Hello Martina
You may remember that I came to see you on 21 March after my son bought me a session with you as a Mothers’ Day present, to see if you could help wth my insomnia.
I thought I’d let you know that although I was unable to follow some of the instructions you gave me I have definitely benefitted from seeing you and have slept much better.   I feel much more relaxed now and much of the anxiety associated with sleeping has disappeared.
Thank you very much indeed for your help.  It has really been of great value to my quality of life. (M.K)
Hi Martina
Wishing you a very happy new year .
So proud to announce the arrival of my beautiful baby boys.
Many thanks for your help prior to my IVF. This is a dream come true.
All best wishes.
I contacted Martina as a final cry for help with regard to being squeamish, fear of needles & operations. This was prompted by my wife being pregnant and me wanting to be at the birth. Having nearly fainted in scans and doctors appointments I felt something had to change in order to allow me to be present for the birth so thought I would get in contact.
In my first session Martina gave me a brief overview of what hypnosis is, how it works and expectations of results as well as how this would link into my above issues. Martina is a very warm and welcoming person and instantly makes you feel relaxed in the room. From my first session I instantly felt more positive and extremely relaxed, between sessions I constantly listened to the audio Martina provided and practiced desensitisation techniques.
I have just finished my final session of four, over a two month period and with the exception of a few minor moments have not had any full ‘episodes’ of feeling faint during this time. I am hopeful and positive this will continue for the impending birth.
I would highly recommend Martina (Balance Hypnotherapy) if anyone has any fears and phobias in relation to similar things as me and would also like to say a big thank you.

Hi Martina, I hope you are well.

Just wanted to tell you that I am now 14 weeks pregnant, post my IVF treatment in Barcelona. My twins are due in January! I really couldn’t be happier. Thanking you for your help and support pre and post treatment. I really believe it was a vital part of the jigsaw which helped make the treatment such a success. I will forward a picture of the babies to you when they arrive. All best wishes. (G. B)*

Hi Martina

Just got back from New York – loved it, was looking forward to getting on the plane at Manchester, all thanks to you. I kept thinking of all the things you said and the whole experience as calm and thoroughly enjoyable. Saw the sites and went up the Empire State Building – I can’t thank you enough, it would have been impossible without your help. Again, thank you so very much for your help. (J.T)*

Thank you so much for everything you did to help me overcome my food issues. I am really proud of what I’ve achieved and have continued to try new foods with great success. I would really like to write a testimony for your website as you have helped me changed my life, and I am now confident when trying new foods, and do not automatically say ‘I don’t like it’ without even trying it! Thank you once again, your work really has been life changing for me! (J.F)*

‘I went to see Martina for some gentle persuasion not to be so greedy, especially in between meals. I booked 3 sessions with her and was amazed at the results. Not only did I lose any desire to eat when bored, Martina also uncovered the fundamental reasons for comfort eating through hypnosis. I learnt how to re-enter a state of hypnosis on my own to retune my subconscious to be a little more reasonable!! The results are very powerful and booking treatment through Martina is a life changing event. The hypnosis process is very gentle and yet extremely effective. Martina has an ability to instil total confidence and therefore the ability to enter a hypnotic state is made very easy.’ (V.C.)*

Martina thank you for all you have done for me and giving me back my life. I will go forward a much stronger,positive person and start my life as from today!! Thanks is not enough. Yours Gratefully. (Y.W.)*

Thanks for our session last night and for your help in dealing with my long standing weight issues. I would be happy for you to quote my experience in your care. It has been a revelation to me. You helped me realise that I was eating to try and fill a huge emotional hole created by the death of several close relatives. It has been like the flicking of a switch. I now have a totally different attitude to food. it used to be that I would be either eating everything in sight or eating next to nothing. Now I can eat when I am hungry and have on several occasions, forgotten to eat a meal. I still have the odd treat and don’t worry about it. I know I still have a long way to go, at least another couple of stones to lose, but I have lost the feelings of panic I used to have. I know the weight will come off and feel very calm and confident about that. I would urge anyone considering hypnotherapy to help them lose weight to go ahead. It has been a life changing experience for me. Thank you so much. I will keep you posted on my progress. (B.G.)*

I wanted to message to express my gratitude for the therapy I received. I returned form Cyprus yesterday (so 2 flights)  and what can I say amazing! I wasn’t nervous, scared, anxious nothing! I just had a rational voice I  my head telling me the normal things about a flight rather than my ‘oh my god somethings wrong’ voice. We had a particularly bumpy flight home with the cabin crew having to be seated also and this was for over an hour over the alps, and I was fine, I even felt excited at the take off and landing and just cant believe it.

Thank you so much for all your help I will continue to use the recording before a flight although I hope I don’t need it, it doesn’t wear off does it? It was such a relief and relaxing for the first time in about 9 years. I just cannot believe how well it worked and I thank you for that. Wishing you all the very best for the future (V.E.)*

Thank you for the hypnotherapy sessions we had. I have found them so beneficial and motivational. I now believe that I have the mind power to overcome my weight issues and I thank you for allowing me to have belief in myself again. (A.H.)*

I was reluctant to have hypnotherapy and was not sure as to what it would entail.  However after getting in touch with Martina and speaking to her over the phone I felt at ease and clear about how hypnotherapy would help me.

When I met Martina, although the sessions were at her home, she made me feel extremely comfortable and was very welcoming.  She explained exactly what each session would contain and how far hypnotherapy can dwell into your subconscious. After my first session, Martina sent me an audio to listen to every night.  Listening to the audio on its own was a great way to relieve some of my anxiety and stress but the sessions with Martina are extremely valuable in determining what the underlying cause of your problems may be.

I have suffered from anxiety, lack of focus, lack of confidence and a fear of public speaking for years.  I assumed that these would be addressed directly.  The great thing about Martina’s method is that she does not directly address the issues but finds out the root causes of them.  I would never have assumed that my lack of focus derived from the bullying of my early school days. During my second session, I became extremely emotional and although emotionally I felt really scared, I also felt safe knowing that Martina would bring me out of the hypnosis if things got too tough.  In four sessions Martina addressed all of my issues.

She has been extremely supportive before, during and after my sessions.  I know that I can get in touch with her at any point with any question I may have.

Thank you so much Martina for all your help, I can’t explain how much it has changed my life. (D.D.)*

For several months I had been utterly sleep deprived and despite being exhausted, and feeling extremely tired, I simply could not get off to sleep or stay asleep longer than a couple of hours. It was complete torment as I began to obsess about sleep, yet it still evaded me. I had tried a wide range of herbal tablets, relaxation cd’s, foot pads, you name it, before reluctantly resorting to sleeping tablets which made me feel terrible the rest of the day, and I am very medication adverse anyway. By the time I visited Martina I was absolutely desperate to get a good night’s sleep, as it seemed I had got out of the habit of sleeping and had been signed off sick from work, as I was physically & emotionally exhausted. At the first session, I was given a sleep regime to follow to the letter & a CD to listen to before going to bed. To my amazement  over the next few days, I did get into a pattern of sleeping & enjoyed a luxurious 6 hours of unbroken sleep last night, which is such an enormous relief. Don’t hesitate, if you are suffering with insomnia, go and see Martina – you owe it to yourself! (S.K. 2014)*

Hello Martina. Thank you for your insight and professional manner in which you helped me, the way I deal with any anxiety now is with a rational mind and not a perceived view of horror and doom , a skilled and excellent professional in any walk of life makes their job appear almost effortless and to your immense credit that is how you came across , I know you put a lot of work in to get to the level you are and I have gained an insightful and positive outlook from you so once again thank you. (M.S.)*

I went to see Martina as I have been struggling with insomnia since a very young age and it has continued throughout my adulthood. I have tried all sorts of things, but nothing has worked. I have never had hypnotherapy, but I thought it would be worth a try. I used to find that it would very frequently take me several hours to get to sleep and I would lie awake tossing and turning and worrying until the early hours of the morning. I was frequently having to survive on 3-4 hours’ sleep a night. In my first session with Martina, she listed to my sleep history for the first part of the session and even just talking to her about it was therapeutic and helpful. She seemed to understand my issues immediately and was really empathetic, which made a huge positive difference. After that Martina undertook some relaxing hypnotherapy and I had to adhere to certain ‘sleep rules’ for the next two weeks. During those two weeks, there was only one night when it took me a bit longer to get off to sleep, but even then it was only an hour or so, compared to the usual 4 hours or so. I went back for a follow up session to discuss the outcome of the two week trial and also to have a ‘reinforcement session’.

The whole experience has made a huge difference to the way I feel about my insomnia issues and it made me realise how very stressed I have been about not sleeping and how much of an impact it was having on all aspects of my life. I am now not afraid of getting into bed. I know I can go to sleep and I know if I do have trouble getting to sleep there are things I can do to combat it. To say it is life changing is an understatement. I know I will probably always have some issues with sleep, but knowing that there are positive steps I can take to get back on track is such a huge relief. I am so grateful to Martina and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is experiencing problems sleeping for whatever reason. (M.C.)*

Hi Martina. Thank you very much for our sessions together. I found your approach to my problem really positive and I feel entirely enabled to carry on my fairly chocolate free regime. I shall also feel confident to return to you if I need a booster session. (S.S.)*

Many thanks for the follow up, it is much appreciated…I get the odd craving, but there isn’t a chance in hell I’m ever going to smoke again, I’m not going to be that man in hospital spouting pathetic excuses to his loved ones. And it’s fab being a non smoker! (I.R.)*

My insomnia was getting progressively worse. Every week I would go to work having had at least one night of what felt like no sleep at all and frequent nights of lying awake until the early hours going over and over soemething that had happened in the day. Even when I did fall asleep, I regularly awoke at 4.00am. My husband suggested hypnosis. I had two sessions with Martina and I am thrilled to say that I am sleeping well every night and my alarm now wakes me up. After the first session I received an audio to download and lots of instructions to follow. I kept to all the instructions and listen to the audio in bed every night. I now regard bedtime as a pleasurable comfortable time rather than torture and feel restored when I wake up in the morning. (L.K.)*

Hi Martina just wanted to let you know its nearly 3 years since I came to you for smoking.I was smoking 30-40 fags a day not even had a puff since seeing you THANKYOU (T.P.)*

Martina I don’t think I could have done this without you, thank you for helping me. I feel wonderful and proud of what I achieved. (N.K. – Hypno-Band Client).*

I have now lost approx 12lbs and the dress I wore to my sons wedding that would not meet by inches now fits. I tried it this morning because it was hanging at the front of the wardrobe. Thank you. (T.M.)*

Martina’s stop smoking course has been brilliant for me. I wanted to kick the habit but constantly struggled to break the cycle. Martina was clear and made the whole process simple and made me believe I could do it. (J.T.)*

I visited Martina to seek help for chronic insomnia. Since implementing the suggestions she made, both the quality and duration of my sleep, as well as my attitude towards my insomnia have substantially improved. (J.C.)*

The Hypno-Band has changed my life. Not just my weight but my emotions and confidence. It has woken me up. The whole plan has been extremely helpful. (R.R.)*

I just wanted to thank Martina for helping me with my struggle in weight loss. She has given me a postive outlook on what I eat and in the way I eat it. I have completely chnaged my food intake and am now on the straight to losing weight. Without the help of Martina I would never have had the confidence in changing the way I think about food. My weight is coming off steadily which is a good thing, even with going on holiday too. For anyone out there struggling with things in life then give Martina a call at the clinic and without a doubt you will feel motivated in whatever you want to achieve. Whether it is weight or smoking or anxiety they are there to help and guide you. Thank you once again. (W.L.)*

I came to see Martina in a total mess about my life and relationships. In just a few sessions while reflecting on my life and things I need to improve I have completely turned around. I’m more confident and happy. I can now face life. (B.P.)*

The Hypno-Band program is a great compliment to anyone who is serious about losing weight. It’s not a miracle cure but is does give you the best foundations to commit to a lifelong change. Martina is very friendly and professional and puts you at ease from the start. I would definately recommend her program as an alternative to surgery. (L.S.) *

I loved the work we did on my mind before the band was fitted as it helped me understand why I was overeating. I now recognise when I am full and it has strengthened my mindset to make healthy choices. (H.E.)*

Since I saw you on the 25th June, I have kept my sugar intake under control. Although I have eaten a small number of sugary foods (a couple of ice creams and a couple of small desserts) I do feel much more in control of the situation. I have still not eaten chocolate, despite there being several tests of my willpower (mainly by other people!). I also feel I have now moved to a place where I an choose to have a small treat occasionally, but that it will not be a slippery slope back to where I was before. Many thanks for your help with this issue. (M.E.)*

Before I started my hypnotherapy treatment I was seriously considering not going on my holiday because of my worries about the flight. Now I am looking forward to getting on the plane and enjoying my holiday. (J.P.)*

Since the sessions I can’t particularly stand the smell of smoke and looking at other people who do smoke I feel a strong sense of “not belonging” to them…. I have not touched a cigarette since our last session. (R.C.)*

I would like to thank you for all that you have done for me. I now feel no anxiety after the sessions with yourself. You have made me a more confident person and now feel that I can achieve what I want in life. (M.A.)*

I went to see Martina McKeough about my problems, lack of confidence and jealousy and my fear of being late. I was blown away with the results I got so far. My results are getting stronger day by day. I would recommend Martina to anyone who wants results. (D.L.)*


Just thought that I would let you know that I went to the Winter Ball last night and didn’t smoke!!
I actually didn’t struggle at all with it and bearing in mind that I am usually the one sitting outside all night smoking 20+ cigarettes, I’m still quite amazed 😊.
Thank you!  (A.H)*
Hi Martina
How are you? Just to let you know, I passed my test with one minor!
Incredibly Happy! Thanks for all your help. (A.M)

I just wanted to share with you that I then went online to look for ‘binge eating’ hypnosis tracks. I found one and downloaded it, listened to it, fell asleep, liked it, woke up and felt great the next morning but the voice on it was bugging me (as it felt kind of familiar), so I looked to see who it was by… and it was you!! How bizarre is that! (I found it on iTunes!)

So, even though it isn’t yet by your 1-2-1 sessions, you are helping me. I’ve not binged at all since we spoke, and I’ve gone to sleep overnight listening to your recording. THANK YOU!! (R.B)


Please note these written testimonials from former clients do not show typical results. Results from hypnotherapy sessions may vary from person to person. Suitability and success on a hypnosis program will depend on client commitment, the severity of your problem, the rapport you have with your practitioner and your willingness to follow your therapists suggestions.

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