"Based on my own experience, I'd fully recommend Howard to anyone who is having unhelpful thoughts or in who is an anxious state of mind. I had two sessions with Howard and he educated me in several concepts and ideas which have helped me reduce and manage anxious and negative thoughts with much more success than before. Fully recommend!"
G S, Hertfordshire
"When I contacted Howard I felt like I had tried absolutely everything to get rid of my anxiety and panic attacks. Howard has taught me that I don't have to get rid of the feelings, but I can notice them and let them pass naturally. I have been a lifelong mouth breather and his technique to help me learn to nose breathe to stop feelings of panic has seen almost instant results. It's amazing! I still have things that I am working on but It's been a real revelation for me. Nothing is too much trouble for Howard. He makes himself available to answer questions, provide additional information and advice. He is extremely caring and kind and has a genuine love and passion for helping people. I cannot recommend Howard highly enough. I only wish I had found him earlier."
Tracey A, Kent.
I went to see Howard about a year ago. I had been suffering from deep loneliness especially in the evenings.
Prior to seeing Howard I had tried EFT, talking therapy, hypnotherapy, yoga, and meditation for a number of years. They all helped to a certain extent (for a limited period of time), but I still had very strong bouts of emptiness and loneliness.
I could be in a room full of people, food, drinks and music and still feel lonely and disconnected.
One session, just one session with Howard and loneliness has become a thing of the past.
I can say with all honesty that I enjoy my own company and have been able to just sit by myself and read a book, something that I really, really enjoy now and even look forward to. This is a big change from feeling the desperate need to fill my evenings with dinners, coffees and dates!
I still often wonder how this change has come about and recently even placed an alert on my phone to remind me in the evenings about how lonely I used to feel! How silly!
I saw Howard twice more, for different issues, all of which have helped. Thank you!
A Dave, Leicester
WOW, at long last I found something that works for me. A smoker who started smoking in his teens and carried on for nearly 30 years until January 2020 when I met Howard. I stopped smoking after only 1 session and have never needed to look back and this was all possible through the technique that Howard uses.
I have previously tried everything under the sun from patches, gums, going cold turkey and listening to a cd by a famous hypnotherapist however none of them have been as effective as Howard. I no longer get the urge to smoke however on the odd occasion when I do, my mind and body corrects this straightaway. I am not only improving my health but also my bank balance!
I am ever so grateful that I found Howard who with his talent has changed not only my life for the better but also the people who are around me. I would highly urge you to give Howard a chance to help you and would recommend his exceptional services.
I had a fear of flying… AND I also had 6 flights booked in a 1 month span. To say I was freaking out was an understatement! I had an initial phone call with Howard Cooper then ‘umm’d’ and ‘ahh’d’ and realised that it was worth a try.
Well… it changed my life!!! We had 2 Skype sessions as I live in Miami and he was even so gracious to give me a top up when I made it (comfortably and calmly) to London. I can’t recommend him highly enough, if you’re considering it… DO IT!
As an expat, flying is something that I cannot avoid if I want to stay an active member of my family and I also wasn’t prepared to let a fear control my life. I’m so happy I did it and am forever grateful for what the opportunity has given me.
Katie H, Miami
I went to Howard to tackle my unpredictable anxiety following a workplace assault. After one session I had literally seen the light and was able to view those in front of me for who they really not the potential threat they had been in my head. I now look forward to taking the next step in promotion to Director with my new found confidence and perspective.
Howard was relaxed, engaging and conversational and, despite what seemed like “just a chat”, he was able to craft his communication in such a way that powerful new ideas and perspectives took root immediately following the session. I have been amazed and intrigued by the results.
B R, London
I was really excited about seeking help from Howard in regards to my anxiety and most of all my anxious driving that had almost restricted me completely from driving anywhere new, this didn’t just affect myself but also my children.
Howard is so friendly and professional and totally put me at ease.
After the sessions I had I really did feel different and have gone on to be so much more confident in ALL aspects of my life!
I am incredibly grateful to Howard for what he has done for me and can’t recommend him enough!! ?
Leesa H, Hertfordshire
I had a fear of flying which I always knew was only in my head, however my anxiety would affect me and it was taking its toll… and then I met Howard Cooper. I was very sceptical at first as most people are, however, I can personally tell you hypnotherapy does work and Howard is a genius. I would recommend him to anyone for anything, as I feel he can help so many people overcome any fear or anxiety etc
My anxiety has been troubling me for over two years following a set of personal events. I have also been having CBT over this time which has been helping; I saw Howard as the symptoms had returned to me and I was again overwhelmed. It has now been 7 weeks and I have had no symptoms of anxiety despite having to face some difficult times. Howard has a very different way of approaching this whole issue and for me, the time has been right and the message has sunk in. I am so very grateful for his input, and feel I am able to see things differently from now on; long may it last. I would say to anyone struggling with fears/phobias/anxiety to try Howard’s approach.
Beverley H, London
After suffering increasing anxiety about a multitude of things, I had often wanted to try hypnotherapy and life coaching sessions. I have always been a strong my need person and with Howard’s help I have been able to tap into that strength and use the mindfulness techniques he went through with me.
I have been able to get through an MRI (feelings of claustrophobia) and walk over a bridge at height (fear of heights) and feel able to tackle a number of issues that were causing day to day anxiety.
I’m very grateful to have found Howard and would definitely recommend his services for those being held back from their full potential in life by anxiety.
Helen A, Hertfordshire
I have suffered from anxiety for many years. My mind was paralysed by thoughts of what would happen if I tried to attempt anything. Then I contacted Howard. After 3 hours (over 2 sessions) I am now able to get on with things and am now getting much more out of life. If you are suffering from anxiety, please do not hesitate to contact Howard. He can really help.
Caroline K, Hertfordshire
Having been scared/petrified of dogs for my entire life and as long as i could remember, at 36 and now a mother of 2 small children, I wanted to make sure i didn’t pass my fears and anxieties to them. I was sceptical of being ‘fixed’ in a short space of time but then I met Howard.
Within an a couple of sessions with him (I’m not sure how) – he has compartmentalised this fear completely – I’m not a fan of dogs and a dog will never be my ‘best friend’ but I NO LONGER get that horrible feeling knocking on the door of somewhere and hearing a dog bark, I have no anxiety or issues being around dogs, them jumping up on me, licking me or otherwise.
It has totally revolutionised my life and I’m no longer scared of going to parks in the summer. I have since recommend Howard to anyone who will listen to me! Great guy, great results.
Emma Collins, Bushey
I recently visited Howard as I was trying unsuccessfully to stop smoking. After just one session with him I stopped completely. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and I cannot thank him enough.
I came to see howard for some quite serious health anxiety. I have always had anxiety but this particular period was quite severe and have left me not only anxious but also experiencing some depression. I was very sceptical that I could see a change after only one session but after the 1.5hrs I spent with Howard I went from feeling 100 on a scale of anxiety to 25 in a matter of hours. I have since seen Howard for a follow up session and I highly recommend him to anyone suffering with anxiety or a phobia – I promise you he can help.
Vikki Rose, Hertfordshire
Having suffered with trichitillomania (eyelash pulling) for over 20 years with very little understanding of why I did it (and deep embarrassment) I contacted Howard in a last ditch attempt to try and stop once and for all. Having tried various interventions (podcasts, CBT, will power!) I was pretty sceptical about the effectiveness of Howard’s approach and honestly thought it was something I was just going to have to cope with (and continue to hide) for the rest of my life. I am delighted to report that in the 5 or so weeks since my first session with Howard, I have not pulled at all and have managed to acknowledge the “urge” and reframe my thinking, when needed. It feels like a revelation and I am hoping this lasts (I’m assured it will!) but even a few weeks of not doing it is a positive change.
Howard’s style is very unique (but great I think) and he gets you to challenge your way of thinking in a safe and confidential environment. Highly recommend just giving it a go, even if you feel you have exhausted all options. Thank you Howard!
Jen E , London
I have suffered with emetophobia (fear of sick) amongst other anxieties for 26 years & tried lots of different methods to help me overcome my phobia.
I was recommended to Howard by a friend who had recently seen him to overcome her own phobias. After an initial free telephone consultation I could sense Howard had a different approach to others people I had previously seen. He kindly fitted me in quickly as I had an upcoming holiday which was making my anxiety extremely bad. After my first session, I managed to go on holiday and definitely felt much calmer than I had in the previous 6 months. A few weeks later I had a second session and discovered a number of new ways to deal with the anxiety and phobias that have been taking over my life for so long and most importantly a new way of looking at it all.
I’m positive that these new methods will see me deal with my anxiety in a much more manageable way. Thank you Howard.
Sophie Young, London
Hi my name is Mark and I went to see Howard regarding a problem I’ve had for years… INSOMNIA… not sleeping! On first meeting Howard I liked him straight away, his approach is somewhat different and I would say unique. I’ve seen many Hypnotherapists before, but Howard makes you see things in a different way, completely changing your outlook of problem. It is what is says on the tin, rapid change! Very intelligent man and fun to work with and I can honestly say after two sessions, you come out feeling very much different and 100% better and more positive, thankyou Howard was a joy to meet you, and I would fully recommend you for anyone that wants a fast change in there life, it worked for me.
It’s hard to believe the change in my 11 year old son after a couple of sessions with Howard. After many years of suffering from an extreme vomit phobia he now no longer gives it a second thought. The methods Howard uses are relaxed, offbeat and funny, so much so that you find it hard to believe they will have any effect! Nevertheless my sons mental wellbeing has dramatically improved to the point where he can enjoy life as any child should without the burden of that worry. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Howard.
I first suffered from a bout of viral labyrintitus in 2008. I was, during that period, sometimes unable to walk without clinging on to lamp posts and walls. That condition came and went for many years until, in September 2018 I went seriously “wonky” again. I have an office on the 16th floor with floor to ceiling windows and after 5 months of no issues, suddenly I was unable to sit at my desk, would resort to sitting on the floor, and had the absolute certainty that I would be falling out of the glass wall, despite, mentally knowing that this couldn’t happen. In addition to this sudden re-appearance of vertigo, I had a work-trip to the US looming which I had to attend.
My first steps were maybe what most people would take – firstly, I booked myself onto a Fear of Flying Course, a full day in Heathrow, including a flight, I then saw a vestibular specialist, who referred me to another “more senior” specialist, who eventually prescribed medication.
The medication was prescribed a week before my flight to the US and I was in tears of desperation at that appointment, knowing the medication would take 6 weeks to kick in and I had a flight in 5 days.
I then found Howard.
Two sessions later, so within a total of 3 hours, I found tools that meant I could get on the flight, be calm, know for absolute certain that I could deal with that flight and the apprehension prior to it, and that’s exactly what happened.
I flew home on an early Monday morning, returned to my office on Tuesday, and am sat by my window, happily looking onto the London landscape, without a wobble, a sweat or a fear in my head. I am not taking any medication.
I was 100% skeptical about “hypnotism”. I am a solicitor, I don’t go for gimmicks and I always think a “qualified doctor” is best. I do not believe in miracle cures.
However, I would encourage anyone to make an appointment with Howard, whether that is for a fear of flying, heights, spiders, or any other issue.
I genuinely feel liberated and powerful to be able to cope with my vestibular condition, vertigo, and absolute fear of flying exacerbated by a medical condition, and incredibly grateful to have found him.
Elena C, London
Working for six years for a complete bully left me suffering from panic attacks in the work environment, which soon spread to other situations. CBT and NLP helped me manage them but they never went away and avoidance of situations that might cause them was often an easier option, meaning that I was limiting the things I did as a result.
When I was referred to Howard I was sceptical that after so long he could cure me but it took him all of 1.5 hours and the panic attacks have completely gone. Don’t believe that you have to suffer. Howard really can help you and your life will change for the better.
We flew long haul to Dominican Republic, the usual anxiety and sleepless nights and nightmares building up to the holiday didn’t happen and I actually was looking forward to going on holiday! I also booked to stay in a hotel the night before the flight which I think helped as it meant we didn’t have to get up too early and that we had a more relaxed check in etc. On the morning of the flight I even had breakfast which has never happened before and I actually enjoyed being in the airport and looking around the shops. The flight itself was fine, I did take a diazapan once we boarded as I did feel a bit anxious but really I took it as a preventative measure and yes there was turbulence but I did feel ok and it was so nice to watch some movies and read my book instead of the normal heart pounding and feeling terrified throughout.
Coming home I did feel anxious at the airport and I did feel sick and couldn’t eat or concentrate much, the long flight home was bumpy and uncomfortable and I did have trouble focusing, also it was a night flight and I found I couldn’t relax enough to sleep but all in all I certainly didn’t have the pounding heart etc and I used the techniques to help me stay calm.
All in all im so happy with the outcome and although im not sure im ‘cured’ I feel that I know I can have another session if I feel its needed, I also feel that I have used the techniques in other aspects of my life.
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I thought you might be interested in my progress. I have just returned from three weeks cycling in France during which, my wife and I, visited the original place where my fear of heights/ sheer edges first manifested itself.
The place is the Cirque de Navacelles, an amazing huge hole in the ground caused by erosion, with very sheer sides – it is entered and left by roads that descend steeply clinging to the sheer edges. I am attaching a photo showing the road used on the way in from the rim, taken from our road out on the opposite side.
We first visited in 1995 when I cycled down rather slowly on the left side of the road, as close to the cliff face as possible, absolutely terrified, while my wife cycled ahead of me on the (correct) right hand side of the road in case traffic came. This time I descended reasonably normally on the right side of the road next to the edge without difficulty. I won’t pretend I was unaware of the drop but I
was comfortable with it which is quite something!
Thanks very much for your help in achieving this – it hasn’t been seriously tested since I came to see you 2 years ago!
We flew to spain in the summer and its the most relaxed flight i’ve ever been on! You commented that a client you had worked with was looking around for the fear, as it had gone away – and that literally was me! It has gone. I listened to the recording of the session you provided every day in the run up to the flight and practised the relaxation techniques religiously – i put in a lot of time and effort and it was very well rewarded. I cannot thank you enough for this it has truly changed my life, so once again – thank you!
Anita L, Southampton
I met with Howard nearly 2 years ago to tackle my fear of traffic jams and I wanted to let you know that it worked a treat and I can happily spend time sitting in traffic jams. I fact, I believe without your help, I would have become a hermit by now. However since the session, I’ve now driven all over the country alone for work, Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland, completely free of fear. The session with you really changes my life. Thank you.
G Newman, UK
This year I flew to Portugal for a family holiday (first flight in eight years!). Additionally, after 2 years of trying for a baby, I finally fell pregnant around the same time. I really believe that the release of stress I felt, after Howard’s session, not only allowed me to overcome my fear but also helped me to be relaxed enough to conceive… For that I will be eternally grateful.
[Copied from a postcard from a “now ex-phobic” flyer!]
I’m writing this from San Francisco. Thank you so much for your help. The flight was amazing and I can’t quite believe that it was so good. I can’t wait to go to travel the world! Thank you again.
I cannot believe the changes in myself after just one session. After many many years of living in my small world I am already beginning to feel more confident about driving and flying and feel ready to do things I haven’t been able to do for many years.
My life is changing for the better every day and the strategies you helped me to put in place are working.
I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone wanting help to overcome their issues.
Donna F, Essex
I had something coming up and I was really feeling extremely stressed and anxious about it. I had never felt this way before and was worried how I was ever going to be able to get rid of these feelings. I had one session with Howard and I not only felt much better but also had the tools and the ability to stay calm. The event came up and I dealt with it without any anxiety all in, in fact I felt like a different person, the person I wanted to be – confident and strong! I have no hesitation in recommending Howard to anyone who needs to have a positive change in their life.
Having smoked for 35 years and having failed on a number of occasions to give up, I went to see Howard and after just one session I no longer had the urge to smoke. Even more surprising was just 2 weeks later I realised that I was thinking of myself as a non-smoker. That was 2 years ago and having not smoked at all since that first session, I am now happier and healthier than I have been in a long time.