Testimonials of Previous Clients

Lack of Self-confidence / Stuck in a rut -- KH, London

At the beginning of the summer I had decided that enough was enough and I needed to take action and turn my life around. I felt completely miserable with myself - my confidence was at an all time low, I didn't like myself very much and I didn't have the energy to grab my life and give it a good old shake up. And the worst part was that I didn't understand why I was feeling like this. To the outside it looked as if I had everything - a good job, great friends, loving family, my own flat...but on the inside I felt at a low ebb and was unhappy.

I met Rose at a Neal's Yard promotional evening and decided to give NLP a go. She made me feel very comfortable from the off, never judging and never making my gloomy feelings seem ridiculous or unimportant. I felt with Rose that she took the time to listen to me and help me make sense of my own feelings and that, I think, is at the heart of NLP. Rose was a great investigator - really getting to the bottom of my feelings and thoughts with structured questioning. She helped me realise that some of my negative thought patterns were simply bad habits and others were ones I had the power to change myself. After each session I had a tiny bit of homework to examine some thoughts or actions and to be reported back at the next meeting.

NLP gave me an instant boost - immediately after the first session I felt like I was on course to achieve something good. Rose and I built up a really good rapport which made each session great fun and incredibly productive. At times I felt a little teary as we got close to some emotional or personal issues, but I always left the sessions feeling uplifted. I surprised myself on a couple of occasions when Rose led me through exercises which called for my judgement to be suspended. By trusting in myself and my sub-conscious I came up with the goods and found some answers!

I had a total of seven sessions with Rose over a four month period. I can't tell you how different I feel. NLP was so light touch - it felt more like a chat with a friend - but has had deep and hopefully lasting effects. My friends have all noticed a difference in my attitude and general demeanour. I am happier, more confident and feel as if a weight has lifted. Thank you, Rose.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) -- TC, London

I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager and I was diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder/Depression (S.A.D.) in 1992. S.A.D. will make food, especially junk food, very comforting, which made controlling my weight very difficult. With effective guidance, Rose Bettenson helped me to take control of both the S.A.D. and the bingeing. She taught me to focus not only on what to eat, but also when to eat!

Rose's clear exlanation of how my body and mind functioned during a S.A.D. period and her simple strategy to avoid the pitfalls of the illness when it came to food have helped me maintain a healthy weight and, primarily, a very positive mental attitude. I feel healthier, I can maintain better energy levels, and my sleep patterns have improved.

Understanding how the food we eat directly affects our minds and bodies and vastly impacts how we function has made a huge difference in the quality of my everyday life.

The Menopause -- HB, London

I first consulted Rose about 18 months ago, hoping to find the cause of some minor health issues and to get advice to help with combating symptoms of the menopause. I was very impressed by her knowledge and found her both sympathetic and constructive.

After my initial consultation, I adapted my eating plan and cut out some foods which I can now see had been causing problems since I was a teenager. If only I had known, I would have been able to avoid years of needless worry and some unnecessary medical treatment. Rose also provided a simple course of supplements designed to improve general wellbeing and reduce menopausal problems - within a couple of weeks of following her plan, I felt terrific and had shed some surplus pounds without even trying. Rose asked me to monitor the effects of the supplements and has since been able to provide a programme tailored to my needs and my lifestyle.

As with anything, I am sure that variety is important and that I will benefit from making some changes to my nutrition plan from time to time. I shall continue to rely on Rose for advice in this respect and for support with any other health issues.

Liver Dysfunction -- BA, London

I heard about Rose and nutritional wellbeing through a personal recommendation. At the time I was suffering with several health issues. I'd recently been told by my doctor that my liver was not functioning properly, I had high cholesterol and was overweight and the doctor told me that if I did not alter my way of life I would suffer greatly in the future and was on the fast track to diabetes. My stomach was swollen and gassy and I was vomiting but did not know why.

Rose did an in-depth consultation with me and explained clearly the foods I should avoid and why. I found out I was allergic to dairy, especially cow's milk, and that was what was causing the vomiting. I couldn't believe it was that simple; the vomiting stopped immediately!

After following a tailor-made programme my health started to improve. I lost weight, my skin and eyes brightened up and I had more energy. After several months I revisited my doctor and she was most impressed by the changes and improvements in my health. We repeated the same blood tests and my cholesterol levels were fine and my liver was functioning normally. The nutritional plan Rose set for me is no longer a special diet, it is a permanent part of my lifestyle. I feel so much better in so many ways I will never look back. The thing I liked best about seeing Rose is that she made the science of nutrition clear to understand. I have no hesitation in recommending her.