What clients Say

Overcoming sexual abuse

I was very skeptical before embarking on a journey of Hypnotherapy. I say a journey because it is just that. Doreen from the start was very understanding and could tell she really enjoyed the work she does in helping others find strength in themselves. From the first session to the last I could really take control of something that had been worrying me for many years, which was sexual abuse. Looking at how you were at a time of your life when most vulnerable to becoming stronger is truly enlightening and a beautiful reminder that all of us have that power within to become ourselves again, even through such trauma. I thank Doreen for showing me these hidden reminders. They continue to help me move forward a direction of peace and well being.

Jonathan B, Eton, Berkshire



Doreen has helped me to develop tools which I use on a daily basis in dealing with the stresses of life and business. She has a very insightful understanding of how we operate as human beings and I found her manner to be totally non-judgmental and  afirming. Doreen is now my secret weapon and is always on standby for those times when I need to make sense of myself, and the world around me.

Jackie Hope, Business owner, 44


Self-esteem and anxiety

I have always been a sufferer of low confidence, low self-esteem, and anxiety. Doreen was recommended to me by a colleague whom Doreen helped give up smoking. I have had four sessions with Doreen and feel so much better about myself and the world around me. Doreen showed me that I don’t need to feel threatened about the world around me and has really showed me a different point of view. I now feel that I look forward to the future and what lies ahead of me instead of being intimidated. I have developed self respect which I believe people around me can sense and this will definitely help me with meeting people. Doreen’s techniques have helped me feel calm in situations and has helped me with my standing up for myself. There have been some positive changes that have taken place within the last month. Some changes were just by instinct but others were just because I felt like I can and nothing can harm me. I’m calm, happy and I will definitely recommend Doreen to anyone. Thanks again Doreen for all your help.
ER Maidenhead, Berkshire

When I first came to see Doreen, I was not in a happy state. I was exhausted, verging on depression and totally beaten to the ground by relentless self criticism. Even after the first appointment the changes were measurable. The light state of hypnosis or deep meditative place where Doreen leads you to is a great way to remove the barrier developed by the rational everyday thinking mind. You get straight into the source of the problem and the release is much quicker than in conventional counselling. I always felt that one session with Doreen is an equivalent of 4-5 sessions with a good Counselor.

I have now seen Doreen twice – both times 4 sessions placed close together with a several months break in between – and I must say I am in a totally different place within myself. I feel calm, happy, look forward to the future and most importantly my self-criticism has gone down immensely. Releasing old issues and behavior patterns affect so many areas in our lives. As a “by -product” I have managed to get my finances into a great shape by suddenly just taking much more responsibility, over what and how I spend and how I save. I can wholeheartedly recommend Doreen to everyone – all you need to do is to be willing to take the next step and she will lead you through a great transformation.

 S.M Berkshire


Emotional well-being

 I have used Doreen several times over the last few challenging years for “Emotional Housekeeping”. Just like we clean our homes or detox our bodies, I occasionally feel the need to cleanse my thoughts. It is a human condition to get stuck in very fixed unconscious patterns of thinking that did indeed serve us in the past, but we still keep repeating in the present even we can clearly see them not being helpful anymore.

To me what worked best was to go to the place where these unconscious patterns arise from – indeed to their home in the unconscious! And that is where Doreen comes in. She compassionately directs you to the root of the pattern and helps you to untangle the emotional knots. This releases the energy held in those patterns and life will feel much more flowing again and it is much easier, once again, to move forward in life.

I highly recommend Doreen to anyone!
Service Category: Hypnotherapy, Year first hired: 2011 (hired more than once), Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity



After an initial discussion with Doreen I decided to take the plunge and try her hypnotherapy to help me control my behaviour when playing golf. I had recently change golf courses and had been becoming more and more frustrated with those bad shots all us golfers experience. Doreen helped me to replace my negative and often destructive thoughts with more positive and calming images which has seemed to work. I recently played two rounds of competitive golf where I did hit a few bad shots but didn’t “loose the plot” which I had been doing.  I just pinched my fingers as Doreen explained for me to do and the positive thoughts came back to me.  On the second round, our team even managed to win first place in a Charity Day, at my old golf club, which over a 100 golfers took part in. That day in particular I played a very steady round of golf which was probably my best round ever at that course. anything is worth a try, I would not hesitate in recommending Doreen Gowing Hypnotherapy.

Issy W – Reading, Berkshire 


Stop smoking

Hi Doreen, thank you for the hypnotherapy session two weeks ago. Since then I haven’t looked back once and am already feeling so much better by being completely smoke free. I’m amazed at how easily I’ve managed to cope with moving from a pack-a-day habit to nothing in a session lasting just a couple of hours! I’m looking forward to reaping all of the health benefits of being a non-smoker and am sure it has already increased my energy levels, my breathing capability and overall well-being. I wish you all the best in helping others to pass this milestone in their lives too.

Paul G, Windsor


Fear of public speaking

I have worked with Doreen to improve my public speaking confidence. Doreen is an outstanding hypnotherapist, with incredible warmth and approachability. She is enjoyable to work with and hugely effective. I highly recommend her if you need a boost in confidence!

RL- Maidenhead, Berkshire



Over the last couple of months I have had the privilege of taking part in some of Doreen’s workshops, followed by some 1-2-1 sessions.  My initial attraction to  Hypnotherapy was fueled partly by curiosity about what hypnotherapy was and whether it actually worked, but, if I’m honest, it was probably more by a hidden hope that it might be able to help me.   I was not disappointed, it does work and Doreen, in her inimitable way, has been able to help me, to help myself, to just feel better………!!!

 Bernie O’Reilly, Slough, Berkshire



When starting hypnotherapy it is incredibly important to feel at ease with your therapist. When I felt apprehensive I could openly share this with Doreen. She is very warm and wise with a good sense of humour. She envelopes you in trust, which is turn produces powerful, reflective, inspiring sessions. I covered the full range of emotions and came out stronger. I would have no hesitation in recommending Doreen.

Caroline, Reading, Berkshire


Anxiety and hypersensitive

I had three sessions with Doreen to try and overcome anxiety and hypersensitivity. Before I met Doreen I was very hypersensitive and would burst into tears at the slightest criticism or misfortune in life. I had three sessions with Doreen, which felt like having spent three years with her. Doreen helped me to unearth the underlying cause of my anxiety and to view life in a completely different way by simply changing the way I think. The sessions were amazing and I feel like a completely new person now. I was also given a CD recording to listen to after the session. Best of all, I do not feel tearful at the slightest misfortune in life now, which is so liberating and empowering. Thank you Doreen!

ML Herts


Anger and anxiety

I had reached a very low point in my life.
With anger issues, anxiety and low self confidence I was struggling to cope.
I decided to seek the help of Doreen Gowing.
Skeptical at first I have to admit.
Doreen gave me the tools to deal with every day life.
By using relaxation techniques and dealing with my inner subconscious, week by week the improvements
were amazing.
I have regained my confidence and my anxiety has disappeared. I feel happy, relaxed and in control of my life again.
Thanks to Doreen with her mild manner and professional approach this treatment has totally changed my life.
Thanks again
Kate Berkshire