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Debbie Banks Reviews
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Simply superb - a genuine life-changer
|Karen on January 08, 2018 at 10:23:07|
|I deliberated for quite some time before making contact with Debbie. I felt like I was at a crossroads in life, both professionally and personally, and I had no idea how to deal with all the conflicting emotions. Debbie was like a breath of fresh air. Calm, pragmatic, straight-talking, and very very smart. She knew exactly how to structure our sessions together, giving me the tools to be able to make the decisions I needed to make and the wisdom to enable me to understand why I felt like I did. Life throws some challenges our way sometimes. My wish would be that we were all lucky enough to have Debbie in our lives to help us figure it out. My life has changed considerably. Debbie empowered me to make those changes and for that I will be eternally grateful to her. If you're even considering getting in touch with her, just do it. Right now. I can promise you it will be the best decision you ever made.|
Would highly recommend Debbie if you wish to save your relationship
|Mr & Mrs R. on November 19, 2017 at 21:41:56|
|I would recommend Debbie to any couple who are having relationship issues. She is totally impartial and really listened to us both. In fact, we both had light bulb moments with her. We never realised, but my partner and I were both living our ‘scripts’ to each other. We obviously had no idea that we were, but what we did know, was that it was ruining our relationship. Thanks to Debbie and her extremely informative advice, we have instantly been able to readdress how we both behave to each other. In fact, we have been totally at peace with other since our appointment with Debbie, something we haven’t felt in probably years. I can only thank Debbie from the heart.|
Supportive, kind and encouraging.
|Ms G on November 13, 2017 at 10:34:02|
|Debbie was very supportive in helping me through a difficult time when I was dithering about setting up a new business. My confidence was very low and she encouraged and supported me through the initial setting up stages. Including calling me outside of our scheduled meetings to support me when I was having a panic about whether I was doing the right thing. Debbie has worked in many professions and has a huge skillset to pull on to support people. I would have not got the business off the ground without Debbie's support. Thank you.|
Excellent practitioner. Highly recommended.
|Ms Hylton-Smith on November 13, 2017 at 10:07:09|
|As someone who has experienced quite a bit of trauma, I've tried lots of therapies. All of them have had value for me, but my work with Debbie stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of the outcomes for my daily life. Not only do I have practical tools for regulating my emotional responses, but I have greater understanding of myself and a deep feeling of peace and stability that's not dependent on the external circumstances of my life. I can't recommend her work highly enough.|
Debbie's calming approach is the best way of helping others.
|Sal Minty-Gravett on November 12, 2017 at 19:14:34|
|I Have know Debbie a long time now..probably over 40 years now I have introduced her to many people but mainly including ocean swimmers here in Jersey - and Debbie instils the utmost confidence in everyone (I have introduced her to) she meets and helps them no end in gaining confidence, enabling them to get in and swim happily.|
Invaluable sessions with tangible outcomes
|Mrs B on November 08, 2017 at 06:48:12|
|I have used Debbie’s services twice, both for very different things but have found the sessions to be invaluable. We did some work around performance anxiety for job interviews (I got the job, after 4 previous unsuccessful interviews) and also after I had a traumatic birth (I was able to sleep and feel peaceful after our session for the first time in a week). Debbie had a warm and gentle approach whilst also being focussed on solutions and guiding me to challenge unhelpful ways of thinking. I love the way she used tangible techniques to help me reprocess thoughts and the feelings that I had attached to them. I have seen other therapists in the past, and all experiences have been valuable to a point, but Debbie is definitely quite special in her approach. I would highly recommend her and I also would not fail to get in touch with her again if I felt there was another issue I wanted to explore.|
|Sarah Smith on November 07, 2017 at 11:14:39|
|She saved my life quite literally, and her techniques are straight forward and easy to apply whenever you need them. She is also available whenever I need her and fits me in as soon as she is able to. Havening was particularly useful as it helps calm your nervous system. She will always be able to help someone, in my opinion.|
I trust her with my family.
|Lee Hayward CEO on November 07, 2017 at 10:03:21|
|There are rare times when you come across people who have a knowing, a deep understanding about human nature. This knowing comes from solid knowledge, dedicated training and many years of human interaction. Combined with the right amount of empathy, the right amount of compassion and the ability to tell you how it is too. I came across such a person, her name is Debbie Banks.|
|Sarah Banbury on November 06, 2017 at 20:09:16|
|I found Debbie to be a marvellous practitioner. She was realistic and practical as well as being mindful. I still use the mindful exercise’s Debbie sent me and I have recommended her several times to friends.|
Helped me get my mojo back.
|Angela R. Exeter on November 06, 2017 at 11:23:00|
|Debbie is a great coach and always listens. She doesn't judge . She helped me sort out my life and get my mojo back which I'd lost. I was very self critical and I've learnt to think and behave differently about myself.|
Below is a selection of feedback from my life coaching clients, some life coaching success stories.
“I just wanted to drop you a little email (which knowing me will go on a bit) just to update you on how I’m going. I just feel that if I’d helped someone to make a huge change in their life I’d like to know they are doing well. And I am!”
”So I would just like to say a HUGE thank you for calling me back when no one else would and for genuinely caring. You truly made a difference to my life and I am so glad to have met someone with so much passion for life. It’s truely inspirational, and I can’t wait to find my passion in life soon, and if I don’t then I am going to have fun trying as many things as possible”.
“20 years ago I started to suffer from panic attacks which took over my life. Recently things escalated to the point I could not cope anymore it was suggested that I meet with Debbie and she has changed my life around with therapy which is amazing. With this therapy I struggle to remember what it was like to panic. To me Debbie is a wonderful human being who does what she does to help enrich people’s lives and all of this is done without any thoughts or expectations of accolades. I am so grateful to Debbie she has given me my life back.”
“Hi! Here’s why contacting Debbie should be high on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2014. We all owe it to more mindful of our own wellbeing and to show self-compassion for a more fulfilled life! Debbie has greatly helped me to do just that.
Having discovered in adulthood that it is very likely that I had suffered since childhood, from until recently treated, Post Traumatic stress syndrome, it has had huge impact on many aspects of my life. I have tried counselling group and individual therapy, CBT etc but none of it “clicked” for me. My emotional intelligence and self-awareness is good, but for the last 16 years I have been asking professionals for a “brain re-boot”. The answer is always the same “Sorry there is no quick fix…..
And then I met Debbie. From our first appointment she put me at ease and I found I was immediately comfortable around her and it was easy to relate to her. Indeed I felt as if she’s been a good friend for years! In finding Debbie I have finally achieved the “re-boot” I’ve been seeking! She has guided me through using the “rewind technique” and IEMT sessions. The best thing has been that I don’t have to “re-live” my experiences to achieve the benefits.
It is easy to feel better about oneself, life and the world around under Debbie’s nurturing care – she is a compassionate listener, a great motivator and believes in me, even when sometimes I don’t believe in myself! Under her guidance I have learnt a lot more about mind-body connections, about how to make sense of much that didn’t make sense before, resilience towards whatever life throws my way and she has led me to a much greater sense of wellbeing and dare I say it, happiness!”
“I had another session with Debbie Banks today, and I feel that she has made an impact on my life TODAY.
My past has never been easy for me, and my chosen jobs have been very stressful and have not helped. However, after this session today I feel much more in control of my emotions, they are not taking over me for a change. I feel that when a difficult emotion arises I don’t get the pain that comes with it, so I can steer away from a thought, and get on with what I’m doing, or meant to be doing.
I have worked all my life and have always pushed myself to my limits, because that’s what made me tick. But after having children, one who has an additional need, I can’t go back to work. This has plagued me for five year, and I have felt immense guilt that I’m not achieving to my full ability.
But now I feel I can say, “What is my full ability”, and now I think about it, it’s very different to what it was five years ago. As I was always working, I had no time to do what I really wanted, and that was to go back to school, well college, and finish what I had tried to start, my education.
So I’m now doing a couple of GCSE’s and I’m amazed to find out I’m an “A Student”. So why wasn’t I like that at school. I think it all comes down to life skills. If no one has ever shown you how to look after yourself, when it’s ok to relax and so on, how would you ever now that you are burning out? So now I know it’s ok to relax, it’s ok to sit down and have a cup of tea, I don’t need to keep beating myself up emotionally. It’s a great feeling and it has changed my life for the better. I’m not the same person I was five years ago, but I’m ok with that, I’m just a better me and that makes me smile :0”
“When I first saw Debbie I was struggling getting to work because of my anxiety levels, which gave me diarrhoea. Every day was a nightmare and I was having occasional accidents which was very distressing. I couldn’t see how I was going to cope and was at my wits’ end.
Our first appointment was not limited to an hour so gave me all the time I needed to start working on my issues. It was such a relief. We used several techniques and I was given tools I could use myself. Over our appointments we have continued developing the techniques which have proved most effective for me and looked at my problems in many different ways. I now don’t have an issue getting to work about 95% of the time (compared to about 10% before).
When I have a set-back I know what to do so that it doesn’t affect me like it used to. I have had a very difficult couple of months with things happening at work and at home, and I can definitely say I have coped much better than I could ever have imagined using the insights and tools I now have.
The techniques I have personally found most useful are heart coherence, matrix re-imprinting, mindfulness and self-compassion. I cannot thank Debbie enough, her breadth of knowledge and support have been transformational.
I would recommend her without hesitation.“