"The decision I made to work on my issues with Seb is perhaps the best and most important decision that I've made in my life to date. That might sound dramatic but after completing my therapy journey with him, I find that I am a very different, more focused, more honest and more positive version of myself. I am truly proud of what I have achieved and I couldn't have done it without Seb. I would absolutely recommend Seb to anyone who wants to deal with any issue that they have - he is warm, engaging, enthusiastic, genuine, and above all, very easy to confide in. I will never look back and the future is bright."
"It's hard to accurately describe just how valuable Seb's input into my life has been. I arrived at his door hoping for some kind of miracle, but assuming nothing would actually change. In fact, in just a few weeks I'm excited by life again and absolutely wouldn't have achieved that without Seb's help. His mixture of science fact, interesting insights, straight-talking and down-to-earth style was exactly right. After months of wading through self-help books and trying to cope alone he managed very quickly and easily to help me understand my predicament and provided the tools for fixing it.
Although I'm really happy to be moving on, I'll genuinely miss our sessions! I chose Seb after a random stab at Google and if you've got as far as his website I strongly suggest booking a consultation; it really will be the best thing you've done for yourself. I know all of these things sound trite, but he really is a fantastic therapist who exceeded all my expectations and demolished all my preconceived notions of how awful therapy would be!"
"If you've got as far as his website I strongly suggest booking a consultation; it really will be the best thing you've done for yourself"
"I have just completed my sessions with Seb for anxiety and panic attacks. I have suffered for years and could not see the light and I thought this was something I had to live with...untill I met Seb. I thought I was alone and there was no solution to my sadness but there is. I am proud of getting help and I would encourage anyone suffering to take the step to happiness. It is not a scary thing getting therapy, it is the most calm I have felt in a long time. I'm a happy driven person again and I would recommend anyone suffering to see Seb. I am glad I did :-)"
"Seb showed the way to regain my confidence. I'm on the correct track now, thank you Seb!"
"I really enjoyed working with Seb and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to help"
"I originally booked an appointment with Seb to help me deal with exam stress and the effect it was having on my M.E. I've not only passed all my exams, I now no longer have any symptoms of M.E.! Seb has a welcoming, homely office and a cracking sense of humour which helped me to instantly feel at ease. He used a range of techniques and obviously put a lot of planning and thought into each session. I really enjoyed working with Seb and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to help. Having now completed my sessions I feel like a stronger version of my old self. I am able to apply the things I learned to everything that I come across. Life is a whole lot nicer."
"I met with Seb as I was having problems with my sleeping patterns. On the whole I was quite self-conscious about it and the issue was becoming a problem in my relationship. The great thing about Seb is that he takes the 'drama' out of the situation and gives practical solutions to help. This helped me to understand why these things were happening and helped me find my way through my sleeping issue. I cannot tell you how much this experience has benefited my life since then on all levels and really, if you have a problem that you are battling with, I urge you to get in touch with Seb as soon as you can. A note on Seb himself - he is a really sound guy - easy to get on with. A great person to help you resolve life's little challenges that can get in the way."
"I started seeing Seb after three psychologists had tried and failed to help me solve out where I was going wrong. I couldn't recommend Seb enough because I’m confident he has changed my life"
"I started seeing Seb after three psychologists had tried and failed to help me solve out where I was going wrong. I had given up with the thought of someone being able to help me but my sister was the one who refused to give up and contacted Seb. The Sequential Psychotherapy treatment was brilliant. I could relate to every session and it all made sense. As the weeks went on I could piece together why I was feeling the way I was.
I felt comfortable with him right away, which was not the case with the previous therapist I had seen. After every session I felt very thankful that my sister set up the consultation because of how I came out the meetings feeling a feeling I hadn’t had in years! I couldn't recommend Seb and his Bristol Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Clinic enough because I’m confident he has changed my life. Thanks again, Seb."
"I originally consulted Seb for Performance Anxiety which was blighting my experience and efficacy as a trainee psychotherapist. After only two sessions of working with Seb I realised that I was in charge of the situation and my anxiety disappeared. More than that, the approach and ‘toolkit’ he provided are invaluable lessons which I will use for the rest of my life. I have a sense of control and a resilience to deal with life’s inevitable ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ that I have never had before. Worth every penny and more!"
"Worth every penny and more!"
"Having tried a few different avenues to solve the problems I was living with I was starting to doubt it was actually possible for me to get on top of them. Having been told about hypnotherapy I thought I would give it a shot and after a wee search I gave Seb a call. After the initial chat we had I think he already had me pretty clued-up and suggested a mix of hypnotherapy and his own sequential therapy. Sceptical as most would be I still went along. So, to try and explain the outcome...
The hypnotherapy I found to be incredibly relaxing and helped me focus on Seb's sequential therapy process. I truly believe that what you can learn from this has not only made me sort things out, but can be reapplied to all aspects of life. Learning these facts of psychology from someone who has experienced the need for such understanding is an invaluable tool. We both agreed that if it were to be taught at school level then there would be fewer problems within us all!! To sum it up, no matter what you are looking to find some help for, I know that having a chat with Seb will definitely benefit you!"
"Professional and welcoming at the same time! Taking a big leap and starting therapy wasn't easy for me, but Seb helped me to relax and feel comfortable with his tailored approach to therapy! He started by telling me of his own experience with therapy, which definitely helped get me into the right mindset for what I was about to embark on! Whenever I had issue's or problems Seb would coach me through them with ease. The end result is a happier, more productive me and I have him to thank for everything!"
"I couldn’t praise Seb highly enough, his professionalism and dedication were second to none. I have my life back, thank you Seb, from me & my family"
"Having suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) for most of my life and not receiving great results from medication, I decided to give The Bristol Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy Clinic a try. Seb, who runs the clinic, is a very amiable and approachable man, put me at ease straight away. We decided on a way forward and I soon had the answers that I needed to beat this terrible illness. I couldn’t praise Seb highly enough, his professionalism and dedication were second to none. I have my life back, thank you Seb, from me & my family."
"When I first went to see Sebastian I need to admit I was very sceptical and thought a couple of things. Firstly, "This is daft, I’m stronger than this" and mainly, "Damn I’ve officially flipped, I’m going to a psychotherapist!!" I was completely put at ease and soon we got to the bottom of why I was feeling the way I was. I’ve not only regained control of my life but now have the tools to deal with anything that comes my way. Sometimes we just need someone to help join the dots and Seb did great for me. If it worked for a sceptic like me it can honestly work for everyone. Great guy, great service, you are immediately put at ease, I highly recommend seeing Seb if you need to get yourself back on track or can't see the track at all."
"Great guy, great service, you are immediately put at ease, I highly recommend seeing Seb if you need to get yourself back on track or can't see the track at all"
"As soon as I entered the clinic I was made to feel at ease. Seb's approachable and friendly manner allowed me to talk freely of my reasons for seeking therapy. I was reassured of any uncertainties I had and I felt comfortable asking questions. The therapy itself was conducted in a professional manner and any anxieties I had were quickly allayed as the process began. Best of all my presentation went without a hitch! Thanks Seb."
"Before going to see Sebastian I went to see various doctors and CBT therapists who offered a range of medication and trying to teach me how to 'get my problem under control'. I went to Sebastian expecting much of the same and found I had a completely different experience to any other therapy I'd had. Instead of leaving every therapy session having talked about a horrible past experience or how awful a panic attack feels, he help me to gain self-esteem and see that I was just as capable as everyone else. The whole experience was very positive and motivating."
"The whole experience was very positive and motivating"
"I got in touch with Seb because I was experiencing a lot of family and work stress and didn't know why I was feeling so worked up. Having worked with Seb on a couple of areas it's amazing how much this has helped. It has completely changed the way I view certain situations. I now feel calm and confident knowing that no matter what I can overcome any difficulties."
"I never thought menopause would happen - the hot flushes, insomnia, fatigue, and more. My GP, a female, was not interested and said menopause was normal. The Internet is a minefield of contradiction and confusion hormones, drugs, herbs, increased risk of cancer, liver damage - acne?! Someone suggested hypnosis. After some searching I found Seb. He confessed it was the first time he'd been asked to help with menopausal symptoms. After research and exploration, Seb suggested a mix of hypnosis and cognitive therapy. Six sessions later the menopause has not disappeared, however its fierce symptoms have eased and I have now learned how to live with it - most importantly the pervasive fatigue has lifted and I can get on with my life."
"Meeting Seb has been a very worthwhile experience. He is down to earth, easy to engage with and extremely knowledgeable in his field"
"Meeting Seb has been a very worthwhile experience. He is down to earth, easy to engage with and extremely knowledgeable in his field. He quickly understood how he could help me and I found the process very rewarding and fulfilling. My time spent with him has led to great results."
"I started seeing Seb purely after searching online for a psychotherapist and liking what he had on his website and blog. Hence I was interested to meet to investigate if, why and how - certain circumstances had caused some very difficult times in my life. From the 1st Seb appeared very affable and keen to help, however he really recommended that I follow a kind of training course on psychotherapy - as opposed to having it ‘done’ to me. He likened it to a useful metaphor - like understanding how a car engine works and how to repair it myself as opposed to a quick fix or a slap it together job. The ‘course’ itself was very enlightening. Having always had an interest in both Buddhist and scientific idea’s on the human condition, life and mental processes, I found it rang very true with my personal experiences. It was actually a whole new way of viewing fundamental thought processes - I believe should really be taught at high school! A kind of CBT, mindfulness, and psychological science, it boosted my self-esteem, give me a great method of dealing with panic attacks, improved my relationships and my work life too."
"Having compulsively gambled for years, I was emotionally at a real low when I first met Seb for my initial session, but I left feeling a sense of relief and support. I am proud to say that I am now a reformed gambler."
"Having compulsively gambled for years, I was emotionally at a real low when I first met Seb for my initial session, but I left feeling a sense of relief and support. The following 6 weeks I met Seb once or twice a week and went through a course of therapy that was a real learning experience about myself and also why I gambled, and I learned techniques that were actionable the moment I felt the urge to gamble again. Seb always allows you to record the sessions, and also sends you detailed PDF documents following your appointment to further enhance and reinforce your learning and understanding which I found exceptionally useful. Given the knowledge about why I gambled and the techniques to defuse the situation when I feel the urge, I am proud to say that I am now a reformed gambler. On a personal note, Seb is a very likeable and genuine individual, and he will make you feel at ease."
"I'm so glad I invested in myself via Seb. He's easy to talk to and gave me the tools and techniques I needed to tackle my self esteem issues and better manage my thinking."
"From my first session Sebastian changed what I thought about myself. It was a life changing experience"
"I decided to see Sebastian after some Internet research. He seemed friendly and I thought the way he described his approach was what I needed. I was feeling stressed because of work, relationships, family and many other things. From my first session Sebastian changed what I thought about myself. It was a life changing experience. I learned to be in control of how I feel."
"Hey Seb, I'm happy to tell you I've had no problems "getting down to business" of late ;-) What's more, I feel like a more adjusted person than previously - your teachings have been very helpful through life's little challenges in general and definitely helps keep things in perspective!"
"Have you lost the exact same three stones twice, three times? More? It happened to me and, like most people with a long-term weight problem, I always knew that it wasn’t because I didn’t know about calories or carbohydrates. I knew it was about me: how I felt and thought about myself and my life.
I've tried CBT and other avenues before but Seb’s therapy is definitely better. More firmly based in behavioural science and brain function. It made more sense to me. You have to work at it but once you try things a few times and start seeing results, you just want to carry on. With every session I just felt better and better. I feel like the kind of confident person I always wanted to be."
"I've tried CBT and other avenues before but Seb’s therapy is definitely better. I feel like the kind of confident person I always wanted to be"
"I would encourage anybody who is struggling with an issue to go and see Seb. He really helped me a lot to change my outlook on life and become a much more positive person and be more aware of my self. Not only did this help with the issue i consulted him for, but also my day to day life. If your not sure, I would encourage you to go and see him and you will be glad you did."
“I came to Seb at a very low point in my life, having already visited a counsellor. That didn’t work out for me as I didn’t feel the person was equipped - your counsellor shouldn’t break down in tears as you tell your tale…. Anyway, clearly I was meant to find Seb as I immediately felt more of a connection and felt that he was the right guy, in the right place, and for the right reasons. Over the weeks he helped steady me and get me into a place where I could cope and get back on with life. I haven't looked back since. I really cannot speak highly enough of Seb, he is a genuinely lovely person. Many thanks Seb.”
"I really cannot speak highly enough of Seb, he is a genuinely lovely person"
"Blinking flip! That was a journey started, and both the bravest thing I have done in a long time and the simplest... changing lives need not be a trauma, and the anxiety attacks have gone and the perkin' in ma gherkin is definitely better :-) Thanks again Seb".
"I went to Seb with a life crisis and I can’t thank him enough. One of the first things he said to me after I explained my situation was, “I really want to help you with this.” That’s Seb for you - a passionate and caring therapist. I think the main message I’d like to leave is that if you find yourself in Seb’s office it means you’ve taken the first step. So, just go for it. It’ll be well worth it. This was truly an amazing experience for me."
"If you find yourself in Seb’s office it means you’ve taken the first step. So, just go for it. It’ll be well worth it. This was truly an amazing experience for me"
"I just wanted to drop you a quick note, to say a huge retrospective thank you for the fantastic therapeutic space you created for me a couple of years ago. Not only did the work help me to challenge how my perceptions of the world were influencing my experience of it, but the educational side of the cognitive therapy re-sparked my love of psychology. So in a nutshell, I’m happily divorced, I took the plunge in quitting a job that was becoming increasingly political and unsatisfying, I’ve completed a Masters in Counselling Studies and have just commenced a Diploma in CBT and Groupwork. And I just wanted to take a few minutes out of my studies on depression today to say thanks to you for being a bloody good therapist! It really made a huge difference in my life."
"Hi Seb, it's been a couple of years since I came to see you and I just wanted to say a massive thank you as the work we did back then changed my life! As you know, at the time I could hardly leave the house, and here I am today regularly traveling abroad with work and I'm loving life! I honestly can't thank you enough!"
"Thanks for being a bloody good therapist! It really made a huge difference in my life."
"Going to see someone about my problems was not an easy choice as being able to talk about and articulate my feelings was a major issue for me. However as soon as I met Seb I never looked back. I was immediately made to feel at ease, given space to work through my thoughts and feelings, while at the same time being guided through practical steps that have already proved life-changing for me. If you feel that you need help but keep making excuses, trust me and book in with Seb, the sooner the better!"
"I appreciated Seb's openness with the therapy process from the beginning of working with him. One can tell he's authentically working with you and considering your issues holistically. Whereas I'd had experience with therapists in the past who made leaps to offer solutions or act as if they understood my symptoms prematurely, Seb was refreshingly able to see clearly through any confirmation bias. He took the time to get a full picture of me, bounce ideas back and forth, and then provide help from a more knowledgeable place. He's honest with himself as well as patients about what he knows, and is consistently looking to improve his understanding, research and discuss concepts with colleagues, which I think is a good sign for any career therapist, psychologist or mental health professional!
In general I found him laid back and personable, and he was an easy person to talk to, with very useful resources centered around developing a more internal locus of control. Personally, he helped me uncover a few different insights into unconscious thought patterns of mine. Letting these patterns bubble up into my conscious thoughts was a valuable piece of self-knowledge I wouldn't have gotten without this work."
"I haven't had a single anxiety attack since my last session and I've gone on to do things that I wouldn't have done before with so much more confidence."
"Hi Seb, I have been meaning to get in contact with you to say thank you. I haven't had a single anxiety attack since my last session and I've gone on to do things that I wouldn't have done before with so much more confidence. When I came to the first session I remember saying that the greatest thing I could get from the sessions was to wake up and not feel anxious and to live a life where I don't worry about having a panic attack. I think I can safely say that I have that now and I am incredibly grateful for your help."
"For the first time in 30 years, since my symptoms first developed, I can honestly say that I am now free of my debilitating symptoms and their related disorders. Thanks to Seb and his incredible Sequential Psychotherapy, I was able to develop an understanding of why I felt, thought and behaved the way I did and how ‘I’ could decide to take control of my life without being at the mercy of my symptoms. I tried conventional counselling on and off for about 10 years with little success but it wasn’t until I hit an all-time low that I began to research psychotherapy approaches and this is when I came across Seb. His approach is so thorough and covers everything you need to know to get a handle on whatever particular problem you may be experiencing. We met weekly on Skype and very quickly developed an excellent working relationship that enabled me to fearlessly explore absolutely everything that had been fuelling my symptoms all these years. He is very personable and really makes one feel at ease. I cannot recommend Seb highly enough so whatever it is that’s holding you back in life, give him a call, you’ll be glad you did."
"For the first time in 30 years I can honestly say I am now free of my debilitating symptoms. Thanks to Seb and his incredible Sequential Psychotherapy."
"I would recommend Seb to anyone needing help and support. His sessions are very friendly and relaxed and definitely tailored to a person's needs. He also provided me with notes on how the mind works following each session and also a recording of my personalised hypnotherapy session so I am confident that I can go back to these at any time if I need a refresher. I'm feeling so much better now. I managed a whole week in Croatia (including the oppressive airport lounges), and also a trip to Sainsbury's the day we got home without a single chewing gum!!! Ha ha, it sounds so funny when you think about it, but it's true. We talked about the places where I wouldn't be overly worried about being sick (such as bathroom or outdoors) and I'm now saying to myself that everywhere and anywhere is my "safe place"!"
"I really appreciate how you've helped me. I've really enjoyed the sessions thanks and I definitely have a much clearer understanding, which has helped enormously! It's also reassuring to know where you are in case I get in trouble again any time in the near future!"
© SEBASTIAN T. EASTWOOD-BLOOM 2018