Testimonials

(102 reviews)

``He showed me the path to ‘grip’ and 'deal' with this problem and it worked; I now have my mind back.......Thanks Dunc

I found Duncan’s website after searching for a really positive solution to an acute period of anxiety that had taken over my life. I have always known that I had a tendency to be anxious when stressed but this time I was really struggling to shake it and I wanted to find a way of tackling it long term. Duncan contacted me very soon after I made the enquiry and I immediately knew that he was going to help me get back to who I used to be. After the first session I was ready to tackle my main fears at work and the constant negative, destructive and irrational thoughts. Duncan was straight talking, highly motivating but most importantly he knew exactly what I was going through. His insight into anxiety is what really helped me; along with a hugely positive method of dealing with the problem. Due to his knowledge, his incredible positivity, reassurance and contact between sessions to keep you on track, I am now back on the road to where I want to be. My anxiety went from a 8/10 to a 2-3 in two weeks and things continue to get better. Optimism has returned, I can now concentrate again on tasks, conversations and goals. I am back to being me. I cannot recommend Duncan enough to anyone struggling to keep on top of anxiety. He showed me the path to ‘grip’ and deal with this problem and it worked; I now have my mind back. Thanks Duncan. Alistair - Metropolitan Police Officer

“I only wish I’d seen him years ago”....

What can I say other than Duncan has changed my life! I have been gripped by anxiety, sleep issues and negative thought patterns for a few years and finally reached out for help, after it started affecting me at work. Interestingly, Duncan was the third person I’d contacted having tried other therapies before to combat my anxiety with very little affect and I was starting to feel desperate. Duncan contacted me literally 45 mins after reaching out through his contact form on his website and followed this up with a phone call 30 mins later and I knew the minute we spoke, I’d finally found someone who actually understood how I felt! Duncan is understanding but straight talking and quickly drives his strategy in to you so that you go away with a coping mechanism after your very first visit! I found this tremendously comforting and affective and saw an improvement in my sleep almost straight away. Duncan is there for you 100% in between sessions if you need support and actively checks in with you to see how you are, making you feel incredibly supported. I can’t recommend Dunc enough, he is someone I think will carry on influencing my life and I only wish I’d seen him many years ago and taken back control of my thoughts and feelings. If you are desperate and fed up of not being in control of your thoughts get in touch with Duncan and take the first step towards getting your life back on track. You won’t regret it! John - Pilot, Warwickshire

“He has an amazing way of articulating “the why”, but more importantly the steps and process to defeat these anxious thoughts”

After suffering with anxiety since the age of 8 years old, its only recently that I have been able to confront and understand the effect it’s had and continues to have on my life. I have always been a bit of a worrier, so have never really been able to articulate the difference between anxiety and what had become the normal. I have suffered with all sorts of anxiety over the years, but more recently, health anxiety driven by “what if thoughts”. I spoke with my wife at length, before starting what felt like the daunting first steps of receiving support. I came across Duncan’s site and within minutes of reading his story I felt like I’d found the right specialist. His passion to help others backed by the amazing case studies I could read gave me great comfort. After 2-3 sessions with Duncan, I can genuinely say I have never felt better, he has an amazing way of articulating “the why” but more importantly the steps and process to defeat these anxious thoughts. I find myself acting out the process in my head and visualising Duncan’s master class ingrained into my brain. I promise this will make more sense after you go and see him. I have an amazing young family and a great career and I really feel like I am fully back in control, I just wished I’d seen him sooner. Lee - Enterprise Sales - Northampton

“He helped me to realise that I was in control.......’Not’ the Anxiety, Self Doubt or Negative Thoughts”

I contacted Duncan after I started experiencing some anxiety. I was juggling homeschooling, my two primary school aged kids and working full time in a fast paced executive level role for a large company that was facing the acute challenges that Covid-19 had brought along with it. I had also undergone a recent promotion at work, which meant increased responsibilities, accountabilities and adapting to new ways of working. In a challenging business environment and after really struggling for a while, I seemed to get myself stuck in a viscous cycle of unwelcome anxious thoughts, that I just couldn’t shake and that were becoming more and more intense everyday. From the first session I had with him, Duncan’s positive, empathetic, yet no-nonsense approach really resonated with me. I felt like he was listening and understood what I was going through, but he was certainly ‘not in the business’ of dwelling on the past or the reasons that had led me to where I was and instead, honed our conversations on what I needed to do to address this issue, manage it and move forward by using what he taught me. Everything he said made complete sense and helped me to gain the much needed perspective to see that I was in control ... ‘not the anxiety’, ‘self doubt’ or ‘negative thoughts’. In just a few sessions, I finally felt like I had the skills that I had been grappling to find for so long and the difference it made was almost instant. My self-confidence, drive and enthusiasm have come on leaps and bounds since our sessions and whilst I do still need to practise the strategy he taught me and have moments where the doubt and negativity try and creep back in, the difference is that I now know how to tackle those thoughts head on. Thank you Duncan.....You are an absolute legend and I am so very grateful to you for helping me get out of that black hole. Sophie - Commercial Director - Aylesbury

“He drilled his strategy into me over and over and the difference after the first week was unreal”

I struggled with intense anxiety for over a year after being diagnosed with a heart condition which meant I had to give up competitive sport as well as losing a friend who dropped dead suddenly playing football. My anxiety started as health related and then intensified to the extent where it was effecting my work and social life. I went into unbearable states of panic, some lasting days.. I was convinced there was something seriously wrong with me.... until I met Duncan. He has a great ability to explain and unravell anxiety in a way I didn't think was possible.. over a few sessions he drilled his strategy into me over and over - the difference after the first week was unreal and I am now the boss of 'it' Get in touch - you won't regret it! Stu - Automotive Specialist, Rugby

“Who knows where I’d be if we hadn’t had met - I couldn’t recommend him highly enough”

I first met Duncan in June 2019! I’d been having a difficult time with sleep issues for over a year, I’d look forward to the weekends when I could have a few beers, which would help me get off to sleep and in the week I’d use sleeping tablets - 2 substances which I would of much preferred to be out of my life and normal service to resume - without sounding too dramatic I really didn’t see a way out of it all I found Duncan on the net, sent an enquiry in and he rang me within 30 minutes. Within seconds, he’d said so many things that hit home with me, so within 24 hours, I went to see him The session was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before, having sat and spoken with numerous consultants in the past, nothing had prepared me for Duncan’s style. As he spoke, it became pretty clear to me that I’d found someone that had not only shared the problem, but also appreciated how horrible it is, but the more he talked, the more it became apparent that it wasn’t just sleep he could help me with. I've suffered with anxiety in numerous forms since I was a teenager (I’m 47 now) different subjects/topics would come and go, but the strain and fear they would put me under would always be the same. To have someone point all this out to me through his own challenges with a clear strategy going forward was fantastic I’ve not took a sleeping tablet since, my alcohol intake has dropped and at long last I have a formula and a contact to help me through these times In nearly a year I’ve had multiple sessions with Duncan and discussed all sorts of issues ....work, family, health, everyone his strategy has worked and he’s coached me through them Always available, always positive, always understanding, never judging, always knocks me in to shape Who knows where I’d be if we hadn’t had met - I couldn’t recommend him highly enough - Jacob, Packaging CEO - St Ives

“You have to practice what he tells you and use the approach and skills he teaches you”

A friend recommended I see Duncan following a diagnosis of breast cancer and the consequential changes in mental health that I experienced. Duncan's skills are amazing, the energy he uses to help you is incredible and his compassion is never ending. (If I am having a moment even now, nearly 3 months after seeing him he responds to me within minutes!) I had seen a number of professionals to try and help with my anxiety and, loss of ``me``(confidence, loss of self esteem, chronic pain and at times low mood), no one had approached it in the way that Duncan did and certainly did not have such a significant impact within only two sessions! The thing with Duncan is that he genuinely cares and wants to help you. He wants to help you improve and feel better as soon as is possible. His tactics are not long and drawn out. Results are very quick to see. I am not saying it is all easy, you have to listen, practise what he tells you using the approach and skills he teaches you and you have to try and summon some strength. I felt so much better in myself after one session. I was immediately better equipped to deal with overwhelming anxiety when it reared it's ugly head and was able to take charge of it so much more. By the second session, I had loads more confidence and a huge increase in self esteem and capability and again I further developed the skills that Duncan taught me. I use them often, I can hear Duncan guiding me in how to deal with things. He is so humanistic. He welcomed me, helped me an amazing amount to become once more a confident, capable, presentable person, who can manage anxiety/low mood when necessary (but not now required often thanks to Duncan) well due to Duncan's strategies. I absolutely highly recommend Duncan. Written by an almost 50 year old professional who has now beaten breast cancer. Lindsey, Nurse - Market Harborough

“If you’re suffering then just go and see him, the man is worth his weight in gold”

I’ve been suffering from Anxiety for many years now but up until about 15 months ago I didn’t know that’s what it was. I assumed all the physical symptoms were just viral bugs and the mental symptoms were due to a stressful job as a front line police officer. On the outside I was doing really well both professionally and personally but on the inside, in hindsight, I was a bit of a wreck. The intrusive thoughts, the physical symptoms, the sleepless nights, the hair trigger irritability, the constant “on edge” feelings, they were all just part of life and everyone has them…don’t they? Looking back I realise that no, they don’t! I caught Covid at the start of the first lockdown which pushed me to the brink and I really suffered not only physically but it had a bigger effect on my mental health. Long after the physical symptoms passed I was hyperaware of any bodily symptoms. I would wake up and immediately start scanning my body for new sensations and constantly check my watch for heart rate data. I was convinced the chest pains I was having were a heart attack or a stroke in waiting and terrified that I’d drop to the floor at any moment. I ended up in A&E a couple of times to be told there was nothing wrong with me. It was all I could think about 24/7. It became an obsession. Subsequently I was put in touch with a counsellor through work who didn’t really help but did tell me that I was suffering with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorder? How can I? How can someone that actually enjoys scrapping with thugs for a living and someone who’s a former infantry soldier, have an anxiety disorder? However the more I researched, the more I understood that Anxiety will pick on anyone and anything and will feed off peoples insecurities and other personality traits. Over the next 12 months I researched it obsessively. I saw counsellors, used apps on my phone, saw a hypnotherapist, joined forums. All while convincing myself it can’t be “just anxiety” and I had Cancer, MND, MS. Looking back it was ridiculous but at the time it felt very real and absolutely terrifying. There was one thing I couldn’t figure out though. How I could beat it. That’s where Duncan came in. He was really quick to contact me off the back of my enquiry form and we arranged a face to face meeting shortly after. Duncan was really friendly, welcoming and was able to put me at ease quickly. He explained his own experiences and how Anxiety works to trick and deceive your mind. He gave me a simple, but hugely effective method for dealing with the intrusive thoughts when they came and how to react to them. It was delivered in a VERY unique and engaging style! This was nothing like I’d been through before. By the end of the session I immediately felt more positive. Finally, I had a technique to minimise the effects of my anxiety. During the 2 weeks between my initial session and my follow up I found the techniques really effective and amazingly the intrusive thoughts slowed down in their frequency and intensity practically to a standstill. The physical symptoms either calmed down or were able to be ignored and overall I felt confident and positive that this can actually be managed. Duncan gave me the tools I needed to deal with this head on and they have proved to be really effective. If you’re suffering then just go and see him, the man is worth his weight in gold. I just wish I’d booked an appointment years ago! Martin, Police Officer, Northampton

“I couldn’t concentrate on work, I couldn’t eat and I couldn’t sleep”

What if they’re looking at me? What if my family don’t come home and why am I having such intrusive, unwanted thoughts that were continually hijacking my happiness. This is how life was like for me, day in and day out and I was miserable, lost and afraid. I couldn’t concentrate on work, I couldn’t eat and I couldnt sleep. I contacted Duncan, with the hope he could help me and quite simply, he did just that!!! So much so, that I am now living a normal, happy life and most importantly, I am 100% back in charge of what I think and how I feel! The difference with Duncan versus others, is that he has been there and suffered himself, so his expertise was second to none and he knew exactly and instantly what was going on inside my head, re-wiring my mind and he taught me how to behave differently towards the barrage of thoughts I was encountering! Everything he told me he would do for me at the very beginning of our journey together came true and what seemed like a never ending world of pain and misery, quickly changed into me getting my life back! He was there for me whenever I needed him and his consistent contact and very clever reminders, kept me on track and were key to my success! If your reading this and are in the same predicament, get in touch with him…..I am so glad that I did and will never forget what he did for me and how he changed my life. Oli - Lab Technician - Northants

“I wish I could see him every week”

There’s not much I can say that truly reflects how much Duncan supported me through a very hard time in my life. I am what I would call emotionally unstable and suffer with anxiety over every little thing that could go wrong in my life and at the time of visiting Duncan, felt very negative towards myself. Duncan taught me how to control and live with my emotions and how to beat my anxiety every time it arised. He was very straight talking and didn’t ‘beat around the bush’ and that’s exactly what I needed. He quickly supported me in such a way that I came off medication, could sleep soundly and removed the negativity that was consuming my life. Everytime I saw Duncan, I felt like a new woman ready to take on the world. But don’t get me wrong, everyone has their moments of weakness, I still text him to this day asking for advice, and he is quick to respond with his words of wisdom! I wish I could see him every week for a coffee and a catch up, it’s amazing how it makes you feel. If you’re battling anxiety or going through a tough time in your life, call Duncan now. You will not regret it! Mary - Learning Support Assistant, Northampton

“My bedroom went from my comfort zone, to a fear zone!! Sleep Anxiety is the most debilitating anxiety there is!!”

By the time I contacted Duncan, I was desperate. Desperate to sleep! Desperate to feel normal again! It all started at the start of 2021 when I went through a terrible rough patch with intense anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety but this was a whole new level. The heightened anxiety randomly started affecting my perfectly normal sleep pattern, which led to many nights with no sleep at all. This is when panic mode started to settle in! All I could think about all day and night was sleep. Why was this happening to me? Why can’t I sleep? Everyone else is asleep but I’m not? What if I don’t sleep tonight? What if I never sleep again? It consumed every part of me, I couldn’t think of anything else other than sleep. I wanted to sleep so bad but then when night fall came I was absolutely petrified because I knew I wasn’t going to sleep! My bedroom went from my comfort zone to a fear zone! Sleep anxiety is the most debilitating anxiety there is! After nearly 6 months of going through this nightmare, I couldn’t take it anymore! I googled “sleep therapist near me” & Duncan’s website appeared. I clicked on the link, read through the website & I instantly knew he could help. I enquired straight away & Duncan was on the phone within 24 hours! The moment I spoke to Duncan on the phone I knew I was saved! Incredible. It only took 2 face to face sessions for my sleep to be back to normal. Yes I repeat only 2 sessions!! Duncan’s strategy is absolutely amazing, and the best part is it’s simple. I can’t recommend Duncan enough to anyone who is going through this. I understand how hard & debilitating it is. The 2 sessions have been life changing for me. Sleeping pills & all the techniques you see online don’t have a thing on Duncan & his strategy! Please, enquire today! Thank you so much Duncan! Jade - Logistics Controller, Watford Village

“The only regret I have is not finding him sooner”

I have suffered with varying degrees of anxiety for several years, however, over the last 3 or 4, after becoming quite unwell whilst abroad, it became apparent that it had increased in severity and looking back now, obvious that I no longer had control of it. I had developed extreme anxiety relating to my health. I could not eat out, have a coffee with my friends or even eat food which my family members had made through fear that it may be contaminated and in turn, make me ill. When booking a holiday, the first thing I would look for was where the nearest hospital was, and even more importantly… what its ratings were like!!! I knew that it had become an issue, but thought I could deal with it by myself. I also felt incredibly embarrassed as I have always been such a strong, independent and positive person. Last May, things took a turn for the worse, my anxiety was at its peak which prevented me from sleeping. After a couple of nights with no sleep at all, I then started becoming anxious about not being able to sleep. By the afternoon, it was all I could think about; ‘what if I can’t sleep at all? what if I’m ill through lack of sleep?’ This only exasperated the problem, and sure enough… I couldn’t sleep! After 5 nights of no sleep at all, I ended up in hospital. This was a huge wake up call… I needed help. I had heard about Duncan so made contact. The following day, he gave me a call and listened to everything I had to say. He was extremely reassuring and convinced my sleep anxiety and other issues could be easily fixed. I have to admit, I was not entirely optimistic, but desperately needed to get myself better. We arranged a meeting and it was not what I expected at all. Duncan listened to every word I said. I felt so comfortable and at ease talking to him and felt that he could personally relate to every thought, feeling and emotion which I had been experiencing. For the first time, it did not feel like someone who was speaking from a text book with a list of ‘tick question boxes’ but like a voice of experience who was genuinely interested in helping me. He taught me how to use certain strategies to address and deal with the anxieties and progressive steps to deal with my issues. I left the meeting feeling better than I had in weeks. That night, I put the strategies in place, and couldn’t believe it… I actually slept for 5 hours!!!! This was huge progress from where I was at. Over the coming days, Duncan sent me regular messages just to check how I was doing, see if I was ok and offer words of encouragement. By using the techniques he had taught me, I finally started to feel in control of my mind again. We had two more sessions together and I can honestly say, it has changed my life! I use the strategies in every situation where I feel my anxiety starting to creep in, whether it be health or sleep, and they work! I had a bit of a dip a couple of months back, so had a one off session with Duncan who put me straight back on track again. I would not hesitate to recommend Duncan to anyone. The only regret I have is not finding him sooner! Jemma - Year 2 Teacher, Northampton

“He’ll go the extra mile for you and make your recovery a priority”

Back in May of this year, I started experiencing relationship-related anxiety which escalated over a period of months, including daily panic attacks, anxiety-induced vommitting, feelings of guilt, and intrusive thoughts where my mind would compulsively scan for things to feel guilty about, both real and invented. I was drained of motivation for anything but to ruminate over these anxieties, and so my dad reached out to Duncan after seeing his website online and finding that he specialised in anxiety and intrusive thoughts and had many positive reviews.After initial contact, Duncan made an extra effort to organise his time so that he could see me earlier than his availability would initially allow as there were were events in my life I needed to be able to attend in a clearer headspace and so Duncan recognised the urgency. I promptly saw him the following day and by the end of our first one hour session, my outlook was dramatically lifted from dread to optimism and I was able to go about the following few days with a clearer mindset which allowed my to attend my events.He had given me a method of dealing with intrusive thoughts which I employed over these days and likely prevented me from having an anxious break down. During this time, Duncan kept in touch with me via text to check how I was feeling each day and to offer advice if needed.My anxiety went in ebbs and flows over the coming weeks and there were times where I felt in crisis and Duncan made it a priority to call me to talk me into a better mindset during these occurrences and after each in-person session I was left feeling more positive. He was also very knowledgeable on antidepressants and was able to help me navigate my way through taking the medication. With each of these sessions, he would help me get perspective over my thoughts and put them in their place, always with understanding, positivity, and never pressuring me to open up further than I was comfortable with. Two months after making contact with Duncan, I am now in a far better place.In summary, I'd like to thank Duncan for his unwavering support and would enthusiastically encourage anyone who is in a difficult place in their lives and needs guidance through it to get in touch with Duncan. He'll go the extra mile for you and make your recovery a priority, becoming a wall of support both in sessions and between sessions. Christine - Sales Director, MK Bucks

“Within 5 mins, I knew I had made the right decision in contacting Duncan”

I had been suffering with anxiety for a number of years and over time these levels became greater and greater. This anxiety manifested with me overthinking which led to irrational thoughts which made small, trivial, day to day problems that everyone deals with, for me , become huge issues that held significant life changing consequences, or so I thought!! This anxiety was consuming me and was ruling my life and I needed some support and help to enable me to understand firstly what was happening, and secondly, how could I stop it. After a great deal of online research I reached out to Duncan through his website highlighting what I was experiencing. Very quickly I received a direct reply and we scheduled a call to discuss in more detail what I was feeling and how he could help. During the call Duncan very quickly put me at ease. He told me that what I was experiencing was not uncommon, and that he had treated hundreds of people in the same predicament and that he could help by providing me a simple strategy to deal with the anxiety. I came off this call thinking it was too good to be true, there had to be a catch, what am I missing?? I went to my first session with a level of scepticism about what I was going to be met with. My scepticism couldn’t have been further misplaced. Within 5 minutes I knew I had made the right decision in contacting Duncan and that he was the person who could help me. He listened, he empathised and then he delivered the strategy that would give me my life back. I left that session feeling so much better and with a strategy. After that first session the contact from Duncan was very regular, checking in with me to ensure that I was okay, I was doing well and that the strategy was being implemented and ultimately working. Within 10 days of that session and by using this simple strategy my anxiety and irrational thoughts had largely gone and I was beginning to feel like the man I once was, maybe even better! My anxiety will always be with me but I now understand the difference between rational and irrational thoughts and for me this was critical to allow me to start to take back control. I cannot recommend Duncan highly enough. If you are suffering from anxiety of any type Duncan has the strategies to allow you to get your life back!! Nic - Head of Accounts, Automotive Parts

“A great man, a great professional......who saved my life”

I reached out to Duncan after experiencing the worst few weeks of my life. Suffering from intrusive thoughts, not knowing what they were and being very afraid and completely lost....... I really didn’t know what to do. After an initial call with Duncan...I realised that this was the man for the job and I am so glad I found him. From being suicidal and frightened that my life was ruined, to now having him standing behind me every step of the way, I now see a light at the end of the tunnel and this guy will always be in my life forever. A great man. A great professional. And now a great friend. Thanks Duncan. You saved my life. - Luke - Barrister, Nuneaton

“God has blessed me with the presence of Duncan in my life...and my daughters too”

“One session…and only one, is how long it takes to regain your confidence!” For years I have been suffering from sleep anxiety, sleepless nights and all the frustration deriving from those. This carried on until the last December when I decided that I needed help! Needless to say that I had tried various medication and tablets, visited sleep clinics and talked to professionals. It sounded like the same old story to them. I then started searching on websites and Duncan’s name appeared. After having read a few testimonials, I decided to get in contact with him and an appointment was booked straight away. At this point, I was quite sceptical as nothing had ever worked so I kept saying to myself: “Why should it work now?”. Encouraged by my husband, also affected by my frustrating sleep deprivation, I went to see Duncan two months ago. I now sleep well, I look forward to going to sleep at night and I do not feel anxious about it. Go, go, go to visit Duncan! I am very religious and I believe that God has blessed me with the presence of Duncan in my life and my daughter’s too. She is 16 and has visited Duncan for her long lasting issue with panick attacks. A great help has Duncan been to her too. She can now enjoy being out and relax when away from home or at school. She has not had one episode since last month, the time when I took her to see Duncan. I would like to thank this man for all his support and care for his clients. Those strategies will change your life! - Allessandra, English Teacher - Cranfield MK

“There is no time wasting and he is direct to the core of the problem”

I was broke, invested a huge amount of money in a new business, couldn’t pay my mortgage and had no job for over 10 months and I was struggling in my long distance relationship. It was all going wrong!! All these challenges put me in a very dark and gloomy place, loss of motivation and low self esteem. Despite that I had resolved and steadied my financial situation by getting a job, but I had accumulated a huge debt and my relationship was severely damaged due to my thoughts and insecurities. This is where Duncan played a pivotal role in helping me. I NOW FEEL ALIVE AND CONFIDENT, even throughout our current tough times in COVID19. He has been instrumental and for sure the key to my success in finding myself to be highly motivated and not to OVERTHINK. How to deal with these thoughts. His techniques are second to none and most importantly they WORK!!!!. There is no time wasting and he is direct to the core of the problem and it resolved just as quick. It really is like a miracle. With his guidance to apply the right technique, I now have a fruitful relationship where I feel confident and happy. My business is getting my attention and my focus is on the job to hand. This I have to say.....is thanks to Duncan. Duncan, Thank you for all your support , passion and high energy to see me through this. Just amazing!! Arjun - Business Analyst, Pitsford

“Once he explained how fear worked, he gave me the practical process to eradicate it”

I found Duncan’s website after looking for specific support for insomnia. I had taken sleeping tablets which made matters worse once I’d stopped taking them. I was looking for a quick solution that made logical sense to me. Duncan immediately put me at ease reassuring me that he could help and that my insomnia was born out of a fear of not sleeping. Once he explained how fear worked he gave me a very practical process to follow to eradicate my fear. I left with a new determination (and a little trepidation) to make this process work. Whilst I didn’t find it easy I can honestly say that not only did I sleep that very night I realised that I’d been suffering with insomnia for 10 years. Since my time with Duncan not only has my fear of not sleeping gone but I am having better quality sleep than I have done in years. Thank you for all of your help. Becca - PA, Rugby

“What we didn’t realise that after just one session...Duncan would change his world completely”.......

We had seen our bright and talented teenage son completely held back by his own anxieties for too long and we knew we needed some help. We were very doubtful and sceptical about using a counsellor, but when we came across Duncan we felt he would be a great person for him to talk to, so we thought we’d give him a try... what we didn’t realise is that after just one session Duncan managed to change his world completely! He left feeling like he had a ‘secret superpower’ that no one else had. He had the power to handle the anxieties that were limiting his life so much. After just a few weeks, he was was able to take a big step forward towards his dreams and is now going from strength to strength. We would never have thought this possible a month earlier! Of course, the same anxious thoughts still come to him from time to time, but he now knows how to handle them and is back in control. I am so grateful that we found Duncan, who has continued to support our son, even after the session with follow up calls and texts, which have really helped. I only wish we’d found him earlier! I would definitely recommend Duncan to anyone suffering from anxiety. Don’t waste time, just book a session, get back in control and live your life to the full! - Chelsea, Estate Agent - Olney

“When I spoke with him, it was like he was reading my mind”........

I’d been struggling with sleep problems for a long time and it came to a head when I got a really bad bout of insomnia which lead to being off work for a few months. I did the usual route - doctors, medication, counselling but nothing seemed to be getting to the route of the problem and none of the other professionals that I spoke to could believe it was just to do with sleep, they kept on searching for other things. I knew in my head it was just the sleep, but I just felt no-one understood! That all changed though when I can across Duncan’s website. I read the section on sleep anxiety and it straight away struck a chord with me. I filled in the contact form and literally the next morning Duncan was on the phone to me. When I spoke with him it felt like he was reading my mind because without any prompt he knew exactly how I was feeling and what I was going through. I booked a session with him and it felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulder because I’d found someone who finally “gets it!” Before my first session I was a little nervous as from previous therapy I’d had it was all about raking up the past, but with Duncan it was a breath of fresh air because rather than focusing on the problem it was all about the solution!!! The way he teaches the strategy is so absorbing, and after the first session I was beginning to sleep better straight away. By the time the second session came around I was sleeping great and now have never looked back. If you’re looking at this website and thinking should I go and see Duncan, then do it!! You definitely won’t regret it - Aaron, Police Officer - Rushden

“Since meeting Duncan two months ago, I haven’t had a single panic attack, which feels great to say......”

For the last 8 years I have struggled with anxiety and panic attacks! My anxiety would pick on everything and anything but mostly a fear of being sick. It would stop me from going out, socialising with friends and when I had no way out of a birthday event or something, I would often end up in a toilet cubical trying to tame an anxiety attack in secret. I had tried CBT and various other therapists & councillors, but found they didn’t work for me personally. From the moment I spoke to Duncan on the phone, I knew he was exactly the person to help me. His positive energy is infectious and from the get go, he banished any shame I had about my anxiety. After the first session and learning about the strategy he taught me, I almost felt eager for an anxiety attack to come just so I could practise and take back control of my thoughts. Since meeting Duncan two months ago, I haven’t had a single panic attack, which feels great to say. Naturally the thoughts try to come still, but they never progress to that debilitating level of anxiety. I can still carry on with what I’m doing and the thought just fades into nothing. I know in time those thoughts will become less and less, like they already have done. I can’t recommend Duncan highly enough. He has given me back a sense of freedom and confidence. Jess, Broker - Flitwick

``He gives you a fantastic method for not only dealing with, but identifying the Anxiety``

Upon realising I would like to speak to a professional about some anxiety issues I was having, I decided to use Google to find the person who I thought would suit me. Duncan was that person, I had no idea what to expect on my first session but he exceeded all my expectations. He gives you a fantastic method for not only dealing with but identifying the anxiety. Since being a client of his I have already seen a huge improvement, I now don't fear the anxiety because I don't give it the attention it deserves. I would and already have recommended him to people, especially if you're looking for a great, solid guy with more of a no nonsense approach to helping you. - Michael - IT Company Director, Wellingborough

“I was unable to focus or plan for one of the biggest and most important days of my life”

I contacted Duncan earlier this year, after anxiety, irrational thoughts and overthinking began to take hold of my life. I get married later this year, and was suffering from being unable to focus or plan for one of the biggest and most important days of my life! Duncan replied to my initial enquiry both quickly and professionally, and was very reassuring during our first phone call. My first one-on-one session with Duncan was very productive, as Duncan was very accommodating, honest and straight talking - I felt as though I was completely understood. I was given a clear strategy to use to disarm anxiety, and I now no longer suffer. Duncan has provided me the tools and additional support outside of sessions to enable me to move forward with my life, for which I am both very thankful and grateful for. Ben - Operations Co-Ordinater, Market Harborough

“I had 22 years of chronic sleep anxiety, experiencing two or three nights a week, with zero sleep”....

Duncan has been my angel! I had 22 years of chronic sleep anxiety, experiencing two or three nights a week, with zero sleep and a great night sleep for me was getting around 4 hours. I gradually got used to being like this and trying to function with a demanding job. I had been to see my GP and been prescribed tablets and had even read books, but nothing worked. Then the menopause hit and I was on a different level and functioning became really difficult to the point I thought I was going mad. Only then, did I decide enough was enough. I only needed to see Dunc twice, that was all! He has given a me completely new lease of life and I now have so much energy. I am eternally grateful to him for what he has done for me. He promised when we first spoke on the phone that he would sort me quickly and he has and I cant recommend him highly enough. If you feel at all like I did, contact him, you wont regret it. Sarah, Senior Manager - Northampton General Hospital

``I spent years being stuck in the vicious circle of stress – anxiety – obsession and more completely fake health issues than I can even remember``

I spent years being stuck in the vicious circle of stress – anxiety – obsession and more completely fake health issues than I can even remember I finally threw the towel in and decided to get some help. Whilst searching the evil internet once again, finally some good came from it. I stumbled upon Duncan's website and thought lets give it a try. The main reason why Duncan? Well.. I wanted someone who could relate to me and who had experienced this for themselves. All I can say is thank you. He helped me get rid of a lot of the demons, some of which I hadn't even realised as the route cause. Love your positive outlook and attitude. A Legend! - Chris, Bedfordshire

``Duncan gave me the tools I needed to take control of my life again and I knew in myself things were about to change``

After 7 1/2 years in the British Army and then being forced to leave, due to losing my leg below the knee in Afghanistan, I re-entered the world feeling normal. I thought I lived a relatively normal life, but I could slowly feel myself falling deeper into a black hole. I had pushed my friends and family away, I couldn't sleep and I was afraid to leave the house. I thought I was suffering with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and was slowly losing my mind.. After researching and finding Duncan via the internet, we finally made contact over the phone and after just one 30 minute conversation with him, I instantly felt the whole weight of the world lift off of my shoulders and later that night, I slept the best I had in months. This man was amazing and I knew he would help me. When the day came for our first face to face session, I was nervous, I turned up 20 mins early and nearly didn't get out of my car. I eventually took the plunge and made my way to his front door, pushed the bell and was then greeted by Duncan, who instantly made me feel at ease. . After a straight talking, intense, sixty minute session, Duncan gave me the tools I needed to take control of my life again and I knew in myself that things were about to change. When I got home, I was a different man, my fiancé saw an instant change in me straight away and couldn't believe the transformation! Two weeks later, I came back for a second session and that was all I needed with this man. He’s a miracle worker, as not only did Duncan change my life, he saved my life! I seriously owe this man, because without him, I really don’t know where I would be, without the tools to deal with life , I’d be alone. I’d happily recommend this man in a heart beat to anyone who needs help. It was a big step for me seeking help, but Duncan made it so so easy. I can’t thank you enough Duncan and you’ve made a friend in me for life. - Tony, Ex Soldier, British Army, Rugby, Warwickshire.

``His methods are delivered in such a way, that if you listen and put them into practice, you will not fail``

Before I first spoke to Duncan, anxiety had a grip on my life, which was affecting my business, my family and ultimately my happiness. I suffered from overthinking, in the shape of irrational thoughts and irrational money worries. It truly felt as if I was going through life with the handbrake on. After a couple of tough weeks, I decided to act and found Duncan online and was captivated by the outstanding testimonials that his past clients had given him. After our initial phone conversation I felt a hundred times better. After our first face to face session I felt like JT again! Duncan made me realise the truths of anxiety and how it tries to embed itself into your mind. We then went through a clear and simple strategy on how to defeat and generate control over the anxiety and when I left him after the first session, I instantly felt a switch in the way I felt towards the irrational thoughts. I noticed an immediate change and with Duncan's strategy, I started to disarm my anxiety! Since seeing him, my business has flourished, family life is amazing and life is fun again....which is 100% down to what I have learnt in my time through working with him! I would thoroughly recommend Duncan without a seconds hesitation. His methods are delivered in such a way, that if you listen and put them into practice, you will not fail! JT- Business Owner

``After the 1st session, not only had the Anxiety lifted, but I was given a specific train of thought to follow which gave me instant relief``

I went to see Duncan last year after suffering with an unexpected bout of anxiety, which came out of nowhere and started to interfere with my work and home life. Id never had it before and it started small but quickly grew legs, so I knew I had to do something about it. Duncan was very reassuring, very quickly put my mind at ease and after the 1st session, not only had the anxiety lifted, but I was given a specific train of thought to follow which gave me instant relief. I went back to see him a couple more times, communicated regularly with him for some further guidance and am proud to say I haven't needed to go back since. I have since referred other colleagues / friends to see him over other challenges and all have had the same results. I cant recommend him highly enough.- David, Consultant - Peterborough

``I am now able to apply the method he taught me and not let the anxiety affect me in the way it had.....``

I went to see Duncan in December after suffering from anxiety which made me feel unable to go back to work. I had been very tearful and had also become very worked up over a minor past event. After the initial phone call with Duncan I felt instantly better knowing he understood what I was going through and after visiting Duncan twice I am now able to apply the method he taught me and not let the anxiety affect me in the way it had. Duncan was straight to the point and gave me a practical way to understanding and dealing with anxiety. Leanne - Administration Assistant, Luton

``I dreaded going to bed and spent a lot of the day worrying about another sleepless night ahead``

With the arrival of my third child pending and a stressful period at work, I went through a period of sleep anxiety. I put this down to stress and accepted that it would pass. However, once the safe arrival of my baby girl and things started to stabilise at work, I still found myself unable to sleep properly and started to believe that I had developed a problem that I would be unable to shift. I dreaded going to bed and spent a lot of the day thinking and worrying about another sleepless night ahead. After a couple of weeks of limited sleep, it started to impact my home and work life so one night, during the early hours of the morning, I stumbled across Duncan's website, as I knew I needed to seek some help. I quickly scrolled through the testimonial page and was reading so many stories that resonated with my situation, so I registered my interest. Duncan gave me a call later on that day and even after a 15 minute chat, I felt so much better about the situation. Duncan was quick to point out that I didn't have a problem with sleep and that it was a common issue that he could eliminate entirely, so I booked a session. I found the session great and really productive. Duncan is has an ability to build rapport instantly, which makes you feel at ease, which in turn makes it easier to talk and open up. Hearing about Duncans experiences first hand really adds so much to the session and his simple but effective strategy, which is clearly outlined, yielded instant results ! I would highly recommend reaching out and booking some time with Duncan if you are suffering from sleep anxiety as I am so happy that I did. You wont regret it! Reece - Property Developer, Staverton

``There aren't may people who specialise in this kind of thinking``

When I contacted I felt desperate, I’d dealt with intrusive thoughts in the past and they had come back in subtler way. He called me back the day I contacted him and I immediately felt relief when we spoke. He knew exactly what I was thinking and talking about, no element of this seemed odd to him. After the phone call I felt reassured for a couple of days but then the panic started to creep up again. I sent him a message and he got straight back to me, this level of support is massively encouraging when you feel near to hopeless. In meeting Duncan I realised he had been through the works with this as I had, and his confidence in dealing with it is almost infectious. There aren’t many people that specialise in this kind of thinking (which is ultimately just being over worried) but Duncan’s tool kit and methodology is practical and effective. Once practiced and applied this can give you back control over the demon of worry and intrusive thinking. He’s also a decent and relatable guy who obviously cares a great deal about his clients. Luke, Chiropractor, Kettering

``For me the most important aspect for seeing Duncan, was that he had suffered with sleep anxiety himself``

A few months ago I was suffering with the worst sleep anxiety. I would worry all day, everyday about going to bed and falling asleep. So I decided to get some professional help. That's when I found Duncan. I emailed Duncan and he got back to me the same day easing my mind and explaining what I was suffering from. For me the most important aspect for seeing Duncan was that he has suffered with sleep anxiety aswell as overcoming it, in which he knows exactly what his patients are going through. Duncan gives you the tools to manage your condition and over time you will notice your anxiety fade away. I'm so glad I saw Duncan as he has helped me get my life back on track. James - Trucker, Daventry

``The dark cloud has lifted and I now know how to mange those negative thoughts whenever they start to creep back in``

Anxiety and burn out had been slowly building up on me for some time. Unfortunately I had only realised this when it had managed to become an all consuming dark cloud that I spent the majority of my day trying to hide from everyone. It was completely exhausting and this only added to my low mood and fuelled the fire. After trying various avenues unsuccessfully for help, late one night I came across Duncan’s website. I thought his experience looked excellent so decided to drop him a message. Straight away the next morning I had a response and we arranged a consultation. I was quite nervous about talking to someone- I’d never done this before but straight away Duncan put me to ease and listened to what was on my mind. Duncan is incredibly easy to talk to. This in combination with his strategy for managing anxiety really helped me through some dark times. It also helped me understand myself better and how stress and other factors can contribute. Now I feel that dark cloud has lifted- and I know now how to manage those negative thoughts whenever they start to creep back in. I realised I had given too much care to the “what ifs” and now if they come back I review my mood my stressors and apply the strategy. It really works! I’m so grateful to Duncan. If you are struggling do reach out to him- he has helped me renew my outlook on life- and if I did need him again I know his door is always open. - Josie - Vet, West Haddon

``This guy is a genie``

This guy is a genie. My daughter who is now 14 has fairly extreme ocd… constant obtrusive thoughts and debilitating rituals to neutralise them. Since seeing Duncan over several months she has learned to control them better (rather than allow them to control her). She describes the sessions afterwards as if he has somehow got into her head and adjusted something so she feels more empowered to overcome her thoughts and feelings. With the thoughts and feelings controlled there is no need for the rituals and her quality of life has improved so much as a result. He has also taught her techniques to manage her ocd herself rather than become dependent on him. He is very accessible and has seen her online when she has been unable to wait for a face to face appointment. She has tried lots of therapies - this route had the fastest and most significant impact. Thoroughly recommend. Tanya - Fashion Consultant - Northampton

``He was able to give me insight, as to why my working relationships had soured in the past``

When I first met Duncan, he put me at ease and sought actively to get to know me at the right pace. As the working relationship progressed he was able to give me insight as to why my working relationships had soured in my last job and gave some honest feedback and some tools with which to work in the future. I really enjoyed our meetings and Duncan gave me the positive energy needed to proceed in my next steps career search. He also inspired me to create my own offer and I am now developing my own website. Suzanne - Counsellor, Northampton

``I immediately knew he ``Got it````

I contacted Duncan after days and nights of continual worry about my 13 year old daughter and her worsening anxiety, she asked for professional help so I sent Duncan a fairly lengthy message and crossed my fingers. He called me back within hours and we chatted, he then spoke with her directly so she knew what to expect , I immediately knew he ``got it`` We arranged for them to meet. Duncan was straight talking but genuinly cared and understood. She came away after her sessions with the tools to move forward, Duncan's help and advice was immeasurable. If ever we have a wobble we talk about what Duncan taught her. She will openly say it was the best decision we made to see Duncan. Helen - Barista, Duston

``I can finally start to enjoy my life``

I had been struggling with anxiety for many years which was affecting me in everything I did. Duncan taught me how to understand and confront my irrational thoughts. I can finally start to enjoy my life. Thank you Duncan!! Phil - Fire Safety Officer, Corby

``It feels odd to say that someone has changed my life so drastically, but Duncan really has``

Fill in the enquiry form and book a session with Duncan! I really can’t give you any better advice. It feels odd to say that someone has changed my life so drastically, but Duncan really has. After struggling with depression and later, anxiety for many years, I finally have my life back ! Work is great , family is great and the future is looking so positive, knowing I have the skills to keep myself in a good place. I have tried several ‘therapists’ over the last few years and felt I was wasting my time, nothing seemed to work and I felt like I wasn’t being listened too. When I started with Duncan, the past initially didn’t seem to matter to him and when we did discuss it, I learnt how to let things go. He focuses on implementing skills to remove the power from ‘the thoughts’, allowing me to clear my headspace and start planning a route forward with my life. Over the last few months, Duncan has given me the support and guidance, not only with anxiety, but also my life. I really can’t thank Duncan enough for the impact he has made on me and my future! I really look forward to my meetings with him, excited for the way I can develop myself further, with the skills he has taught me. Alex - Electrical Contractor, Cardiff

``My wife saw me have meltdowns on many occasions``

My anxiety was stopping me enjoying my retirement. I have suffered from a fear of heights for most of my life. This over the years had got increasingly worse and had reached the point where I couldn't go anywhere without anticipating if I would be exposed to height's because even simple things like driving into a multistorey car park or going up an escalator became a nightmare, my wife saw me have meltdowns on many occasions. I had tried hypnotherapy in the past but this had not made my anxiety any less. After doing some research I realised that this fear was actually anxiety and was lucky enough to find Duncans website. I dropped him a message and he phoned the next day. I liked his direct and enthusiastic approach to the problem and after explaining my issue's arranging a telephone session. I was immediately struck by his positive manner and he explained to me why I was experiencing the anxiety and most importantly how to understand what was happening in my mind. Once I could understand what was happening, I could deal with it. I have a definite improvement in dealing with my anxiety and feel I now have the tools to deal with any future issues. John - Regional Manager, Leicester

``His approach, expertise and strategy will change your life``

I reached out to Duncan for some help after feeling that my life was being controlled by anxious thoughts and worries. My ‘what if’s’ had got to the point they would keep my awake all night, make me lose focus in business, neglect my wife and our young son at a crucial time in his life. Duncan was quick to get back to my call for help, he was friendly, supportive, reassuring and importantly non judgmental. After an initial phone call we agreed a session and although I was nervous I was greeted with a smile and a brew. Duncan’s style is great - warm, dynamic and thorough. I felt at ease whilst we worked through my concerns and it was very apparent to me that he was able and willing to help ‘fix’ me. After one session I felt like I could take back control of my anxious thoughts and begin to move forward. The follow up session was a nice recap and being able to have an open and honest reflective chat allows you to see your progress and is really empowering. I am now sleeping great and back in charge of my thoughts! In short, if you’re having trouble living with your anxiety and ‘what if’s’ the please speak to Duncan. His approach, expertise and strategy will change your life. And, as a man - ASK for HELP! It’s hard at first but the results are worth dropping the bravado. Thanks Duncan Darren - Outdoor Events, Devon

``My sister contacted Duncan on my behalf and it is the best thing she has ever done for me``

I have struggled with anxiety on and off for a few years now. Each time it would show up and I’d deal with it the best way I knew how – ignoring it. For a time that worked, the anxiety would disappear only to show up again a few months later. After an awful 2020 with lockdowns, death and a close friend suffering ill health, I was surprised that I had managed to make it through virtually anxiety free, or so I had thought. By the beginning of 2021, the anxiety was back and worse than ever. Now I was questioning everything. What if that chest pain is a heart attack? What if I have a stroke, I live alone, and no one would know? What if I have a panic attack? I was completely exhausted and felt there was no way out. After seeing me struggling my sister contacted Duncan on my behalf and it was the best thing she has ever done for me. Even after the first session with Duncan I felt more in control than ever. After Duncan explained what anxiety does, how it works and how you feed it, I knew I would be able to take control of it. His straightforward talking, friendly and unjudging approach puts you at ease instantly. Four sessions later and I now have the tools to push the what if thoughts away for good and I am so grateful. If you are suffering, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Duncan, honestly it will be the best decision you ever make. Natalie – Accountant, Milton Keynes

``I feel more empowered, more capable and most importantly.....happier``

After a realisation that my state of mind was seriously effecting not just my own happiness but family, friends and even work colleagues. I knew that it was time to take action. Suffering with anxiety and depression for the best part of 25 years, I thought it would be a long road to feeling better. After an initial investigation to see what help was available I stumbled across Duncan’s website. Instantly it gave me hope that I could conquer the issues that had been making be so unhappy for so long. I filled out the contact form with a negative mind set, thinking that I wouldn’t hear back from him, but very quickly a reply landed in my inbox. Communication was great putting me at ease that I had made the correct choice and I booked an initial appointment. I thought the road to recovery would be a long one but when I walked out of my fist appointment I felt amazing, I now had a range of tools, a simple process to give me back the power of my thoughts , taking the legs out from any thoughts of consequence, fear or negativity. There would be times when this process would be put to the test but I found my route out of the deep dark hole much quicker and the frequency much less. I would recommend Duncan to anyone, his positive energetic delivery of our sessions is always something to look forward to and at the end of each session I feel more empowered, more capable and most importantly happier. Adam - Operations Director, Bozeat

``I was exhausted and desperate...all I wanted was to sleep again``

I had suffered from insomnia for about 3 months when I contacted Duncan. I tried everything: impeccable sleep hygiene, yoga, mindfulness/meditation, sleep apps, herbal teas and supplements, moon milk, oils, drops... you name it! My GP prescribed antidepressants?! A big no-no! I was exhausted and desperate, all I wanted was to be able to sleep again - luxury I had always taken for granted! When we first spoke on the phone, shortly after making my initial enquiry, Duncan concluded: “I can help you and it’s actually very simple to sort”. I was totally sceptical and even said to him: “you sound too good to be true, but let’s give it a try”. After one session, which I found both enjoyable and impactful, I had a much better night’s sleep straightaway! The technique seemed easy, the believing and meaning what I was applying was the harder part. Practice makes perfect and, indeed, after a few applications, my sleep worry went away. I can confidently state that my insomnia is history. Thank you Duncan and I hope you can help many many more people overcome their fears, worries and anxieties consequently improving their quality of life. - Zoe - Journalist - Bletchley MK

“His help and expertise was invaluable and he quite simply, gave me back a life worth living!”

I am going to lose everything I love ! What if my children are taken from me? What if my friends really hate me ? What if I am not able to hold down a job? What if I lose my home ? if these or other catastrophic intrusive thoughts are familiar to you then like me, you need to see Duncan Spedding. Anxiety had made me a completely broken miserable person finding it difficult to function as normal. It was affecting my work and family life. Duncan educated me on what anxiety is and how it can distort your thinking to become the opposite of the truth. In one session, he taught me a strategy to dismiss these thoughts leaving me free to enjoy my life to the max! Within a day or two I was like my normal self only stronger and more confident than ever. Within a week, I had come to terms with a lot of emotional baggage and had a new home and new job to look forward to. Unlike other councillors and therapists, Duncan does not judge or seek to exhort lots of money from you, quite the opposite! Duncan openly talks about his own battles and how he defeated his anxiety. His help and expertise was invaluable and he quite simply, gave me back a life worth living ! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone suffering. Life is not a rehearsal you deserve to enjoy it ! - Wendy - Solicitor, Cambridge

“He has taught me how to not let my thoughts rule me and to show them that I’m the boss”

To say I was sceptical would've been an understatement, having suffered with severe insomnia for around ten years! But as soon as I made the first approach to Duncan and asked for his help with my sleep anxiety, I felt that, at long last, I had found someone who understood just what I had been going through, especially as he had experienced all the frustration, loneliness and helplessness that goes with not being able to sleep, himself! Everything that he suggested to me was so simple! But coming from Duncan, it all seemed to make real sense and I was able to take back control of my life once again. He has taught me how to not let my thoughts rule me and to show them that I'm the boss! Many of my anxieties were caused by ``overthinking`` and I'm now able to put things in perspective once again and I've regained confidence in my own abilities. After only two sessions with Duncan I have slept like a log, with only the odd ``blip`` caused by some simple worry that got out of hand before I gave it the ``Duncan strategy``! To anyone out there, who is suffering the same agony (and there's quite a few of us!), just get in touch with Duncan - you'll be so very glad you did!!! Jacqueline - Housewife, Northampton

“He has a really empathetic, true understanding of what I’ve been through and he has helped me regain control of my life”

Duncan has quite simply been a godsend over the last few months. For over four years I’ve suffered from weekly sleep anxiety that despite lots of therapy remained a crippling problem. His dogged determination and ongoing coaching has meant that I’ve just this last few weeks started sleeping properly and not relied on sleep medication. He has a really empathetic, true understanding of what I’ve been through and he has helped me regain control of my life. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Duncan for any sort of anxiety and I am already recommending him as he is a real advocate of good mental health and well being. Thank you Duncan for your ongoing support and re-assurance that has helped me with confidence, self-belief and positivity. Scott - County Council, Northampton

``For the first time...Someone actually got it.....and that was life changing for me``

I contacted Duncan after finding his details on Google. I was desperate as my 16 year old son has suffered from chronic anxiety for 4 years. I had spent a fortune on counselling over the years and nothing seemed to help. It was completely debilitating for my son and had got to the point that he was no longer attending school regularly. My bright son was hoping to get into A-Levels and I wanted a happier future for him. I took the gamble (as Duncan was a random find on Google) when usually I would have done enormous amounts of research and gone on personal referrals. Duncan told me that he could help my son in just 3 sessions, over video, as we lived miles away. I admit to being a little sceptical but, as I was desperate, I decided to give it a go! However, he was absolutely right. In my son's words ``The difference with Duncan is that I was talking to someone who had gone through what I am going through. For the first time, someone actually got it, and that was lifechanging for me``. Moira - M.O.D, Lincolnshire

“I would silently suffer panic attacks, sometimes without my partner knowing”

I cannot recommend Duncan enough for helping me take control of my anxiety. I’ve known for years I’ve had what I believed was an issue with sleep and an issue with feeling anxious. I had a trigger years ago which every time I had to get up early to go somewhere important for work or pleasure I wouldn’t sleep and silently suffer panic attacks in bed. Sometimes without my partner knowing. Sleeping became the loneliest part of my day. Anxiety would creep in days before a work trip or a holiday. then it would get worse that day and of course no sleep would come at night. I then had a very bad episode while driving and I truly believed I might crash the car. It spurred me to google anxious about sleeping and Duncan came up top. I text out of desperation. I had tried everything. Hypnotherapy, acupuncture, sleep therapy and even sleeping tablets, noting worked! One hour with Duncan and he bluntly told me I did not have a sleeping problem. And from then on with a stepped programme I can safely say, anxiety no longer has a hold of me. Do not hesitate to message and book. This will work for you! I truly cannot thank him enough Juliet - Marketing Manager, Peterborough

“You learn to recognise troublesome thoughts for what they are and how to kick them out”

What a Google search result! Fed up with my feelings of anxiety that were sabotaging my sense of wellbeing, I decided to act. Duncan came up top on my first search and, after a quick look at his ethos, reviews and price I looked no more and picked up the phone. His response was immediate, empathetic and warm and we made a date. I was unsure that he was going to be able to re-train my overthinking mind to look at anxiety in a different way, but after 3 sessions he did! I would say his success comes from a genuine interest in people that is very apparent in the way he listens. He shares some of his feelings which helps when he is trying to get to the bottom of the thoughts I was having that caused my anxiety. There was no timer bleeping to say “your time is up.” This is not a therapy session in the sense of a therapist helping you to understand why something is, but an anxiety management conversation where you learn to recognise troublesome thoughts for what they are and kick them out. I would not hesitate in recommending Duncan and am so glad I found him – thank you Duncan Catherine - Landlady, Oundle

``I thought I was going crazy, I was desperate for help...and Duncan saved me``

I was struggling badly with sleep anxiety for over a year. Before working with Duncan, I didn’t even realise sleep anxiety was a thing! But it got really bad when I started my new job. It was ruining my life. I thought I was going crazy! I was desperate to get help. And Duncan saved me! I found his details online and he contacted me straight away. He had an impact on me from the very first call. He explained everything so well and in a way that I understood. He’s so passionate and I felt so comfortable chatting to him. But I think the best thing about Duncan is that he not only fixed my sleep anxiety, but he made me believe in myself and abilities in other areas of my life. Seeing Duncan will be the best thing you ever do. Don’t delay this investment in yourself! Mel - Service Engineer, Northampton

``These thoughts used to stop me in my tracks, raise my heart rate and ruin weeks, if not months on end``

I started suffering with anxiety in my mid twenties and it began to rule my life. I had anxieties over aspects of life that to me, were overwhelming and drained me of confidence. I was a self doubter and unable to shake off negative and intrusive thoughts that hit me in the middle of the night and from the moment I woke up in the morning. Duncan has taught me a very simple yet incredibly effective method of dealing with these crippling thoughts. These thoughts used to stop me in my tracks, raise my heart rate and ruin weeks if not months of my life!. Using what I have been taught consistently and believing in the method, I now understand how anxiety works and can simply dismiss any ‘What If’ worries and live life feeling so much more relaxed and free. A weight has been lifted off my shoulders and contacting Duncan is the best thing I could have done! Jamie - Dryliner, North Devon

“Duncan teaches you to change your view of anxiety from being a negative emotion and turning it into something positive”

Anxiety was a very new thing to me when it first occurred, and because of this it was quite terrifying.When I first reached out to Duncan, it was because I had recognised that sweeping it under the carpet wasn’t working for me anymore.After my first session, I was very apprehensive that such a basic technique could be so effective, but I was willing to give it a go.From the first time I spoke to Duncan on the phone, and throughout our couple of face-t-face sessions, he gave me the confidence that I was in control, and by applying this technique along with 110% commitment, that I would get my anxiety under control. Amongst many other things, Duncan teaches you to change your view of anxiety from being a negative emotion and turns it into something positive. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second in recommending Duncan to anyone who is experiencing the similar feelings that I was! James - Commercial Director, Kettering

``I had 3 sessions with him and now I'm sleeping like a baby``

I found Duncan googling my sleep problem in the early hours and thank goodness I decided to send a message to him. Duncan provided me with the tools I needed to cope with my sleep anxiety. I had 3 sessions with him and I’m now sleeping like a baby. At the time, I really didn’t think I was ever going to get a good nights sleep again. His passion, support and guidance have been invaluable to me. I knew I could message him anytime and he would be there. I now feel in charge of my life and my sleep. I am deeply thankful. I would highly recommend Duncan. Beth - Beautician, Earls Barton

``My only regret is that I should have contacted him sooner``

I reached out to Duncan, out of sheer frustration of trying and failing to beat my anxiety. I had been suffering for about 6 months due to a personal event. After reaching out to Duncan, we went over the events that led to our meeting. He was patient, kind and insightful. He laid out exactly how I was feeling in better words than I can describe. He provided a strategy that I could implement and make my own. In short, it worked. Over and over again. It worked. I have been anxiety free for a while know and dare I say it, I have almost forgotten what anxiety felt like. My only regret is that I should of contacted Duncan sooner Bhav - IT Director, Cambridge

“He has the ability to put you at ease, simply explaining how anxiety behaves, takes over if you allow it to and how you can get it back under control”

I found myself becoming increasingly frustrated with overthinking, so took the step of contacting Duncan, something I wish I’d done sooner! From that first initial call he has the ability to put you at ease, simply explaining how anxiety behaves, takes over if you allow it to and how you can get it back under control. The sessions with Duncan were very insightful and reassuring, quickly going straight to the root of the issue and providing me with a clear strategy on how best to approach things in an easy, simple and effective way. As as result I no longer give these thoughts any airtime, instead focusing on more positive outcomes. Mr S Williams - Utilities Account Manager - Bedford.

“I now couldn’t be happier, I no longer feel any anxiety around it at all and I am sleeping fantastic”

I wish I had found Duncan a year ago... After struggling with insomnia for over a year on and off in prolonged bouts with countless sleepless nights and extreme anxiety, I felt like I wasn’t able to live the life I wanted. It consumed me, it’s all I thought about all day and all night, day in and day out. After the first session with Duncan I was definitely dubious, nothing had helped in the past. I had tried numerous hypnotherapists, psychotherapists and even did the NHS sleep school programme CBT. But after a few days of sticking to his strategy, I was already starting to sleep better. My sleeping only improved as time went on and the anxiety around it had vanished, I truly couldn’t believe it. I now couldn’t be happier, I no longer feel any anxiety around it at all and I am sleeping fantastic, thank you Duncan you really have given me my life back. James - Automotive Sales - Nuneaton

“Duncan has a unique and clever approach to treating and anxiety and panic attacks”...

Having suffered with anxiety and panic attacks for several months, I was recommended to Duncan by somebody I worked with, who claimed he had changed his life. Having already seen several specialists and not getting any better, I contacted Duncan in desperation and made an appointment. I saw him within a couple of days and couldn’t believe what one visit achieved. I came away with confidence that I was going to overcome my fear and anxiety and I was going to get better, something that I had not felt for a long time and after the second visit, I was a completely different person. Duncan has a unique and clever approach to treating anxiety and panic attacks and I would recommend anybody suffering with the same condition to contact Duncan for help. - Stuart, Commercial Builder - Rockingham

“After seeing him....the result was life changing”.....

Genuinely before meeting Duncan I did feel pretty much lost with everything. Didn’t know what to do, where to go, which way to turn, but Duncan helped me through all of that. I always felt like I was a burden and I shouldn’t ask for help because I felt no one would want to listen to my problems. Within the first meeting with Duncan, I knew I was on right path to getting things sorted for myself mentally. I knew I was on the right track and I knew I was speaking to right person. In my first session he gave me a 4 step plan to tackle these thoughts, and how to go about things. I won’t lie, it was tough! But Duncan’s constant messages to see how I was getting on with things was a real help. I had a few sessions with him, other people may only need one, but after seeing him, the end result is life changing. Don’t hesitate to go and see him, I cannot recommend him highly enough. - Jack, Insurance Broker - Moulton

“The weight off my shoulders is immense and I’m really starting to enjoy life again”

An incident when I was younger led to me having obsessive, irrational thoughts, in which I believed the incident would happen again at any time and any place. This led me to dealing with Anxiety and Irrational Thoughts alone for a number of years and becoming more and more withdrawn, so it could never happen again, before finally caving and getting help. However, the help I received didn’t seem to achieve much. After that didn’t work out, a family member pointed me in the direction of Duncan, I had a quick phone call with him and immediately felt better, his calm demeanour, knowledge and genuine openness about his own dealings with anxiety really help to put you at ease and make you truly believe he can help you. Once the first session arrived, I was extremely nervous, but as soon as Duncan greets you, he helps you to settle in and relax and before you know it the 60 or so minute session is underway. Duncan gives you methods to help you manage and deal with the anxiety, which works wonders, but better yet, it’s explained and broken down in such a way that you can visualise the anxiety, helping you to then picture it in such a way that will benefit you dealing with it. As well as these methods and explanations about anxiety as a whole, there is constant support at all times, just at the end of the phone, whether it’s texts or calls, which was amazing, for if you have a rough patch or your confidence wavers, Duncan is there to remind you of key aspects that will immediately lift you back up to where you were after the sessions. After dealing with it for so long and failing to get help a couple of times I was sceptical at first, but he proved me wrong. I can’t thank him enough, as the weight off my shoulders is immense and I’m really starting to enjoy life again! Thank you so much and would highly recommend to anyone!! - Henry - Mechanical Engineer, Milton Keynes

``I was searching for someone to help me when I was at my very lowest``

Like a lot of people who come across Duncan’s website, I was searching for someone to help me when I was at my very lowest. I genuinely feel blessed to have found him. After suffering family tragedy last year and then being furloughed and made redundant, I felt my anxiety spiralling out of control, it was all consuming and I knew I needed to do something about it. Duncan has been fabulous! He is straight talking, he is caring but not patronising and what he teaches you is so simple and so effective. Duncan helped me see through the fog and get back to being me. I now have a new job, I can deal with the anxious feelings if they come and it’s so refreshing to get rid of the chains that have weighed me down for so long. If you’re reading this and you think you will never come out the other side, call or message Duncan. I promise you won’t regret it. - Caroline, Construction - Desborough

``I only needed one session with him to cure my fears.....``

I am a very confident person and would never have believed I would have issues with anxiety. However, I am required to pass a work related fitness test every year. Each year I struggle with the concept, this year was particularly difficult as I realised that, although I was physically able to complete the test, I was unable to dismiss the physical symptoms which brought on an actual panic attack. I have in the past dismissed others who had suffered in this way, but now I realise how they felt. In desperation I searched the internet for help and came across Duncan Spedding. From the moment I sent him a message my journey began. The reply was almost instant, quickly followed by a telephone call and then a 1 to 1 session. Duncan is a friendly caring man who instills confidence from the very beginning, he is dynamic and very supportive. I only needed one session with him to cure my fears and despite my reservations, I found myself applying the strategy he taught me and went on to pass the test. I now feel equipped to deal with any future episodes which may occur. I would highly recommend Duncan to anyone who needs the kind of support he offers. Michelle - Prison Officer, Northamptonshire.

“His expertise and experience, made me feel an immediate connection and trust in him and his work”

I found myself searching the internet late one night in desperate need of help with my self diagnosed anxiety. Luckily I stumbled across Duncans website, which within a few minutes after reading a some testimonials I had filled in his Contact Me page and was contacted by a phone message the very next day. This was followed by a brief phone call in which we agreed to have our first session. Duncans expertise and experience made me feel an immediate connection and trust in him and his work. For many years I have not engaged in conversation with anyone in close quarters. I was living in the shadows. After Duncan taught me his strategies to combat dark and meaningless thoughts my anxiety was relieved to a much more manageable level almost instantly. I confess to taking anti depressant pills for a few years prior. This was an attempt to stop my dark thoughts and mitigate my anxiety to depression cycle. (for me these pills did not work) I have had 4 sessions with Duncan and now feel I am almost back to my old self. Something I would have never thought possible after so many years. So if you feel alone in the dark, need a help in hand from someone. You are in the right place. Thank you Duncan! Dave - Construction - Northamptonshire

``I'm extremely grateful to have him there as a consistent support.``

I was trapped and felt like I was viewing things from a glass bubble, looking out on the world. I could see how it could be, I could see how others could live happily and fulfilled and that's what I wanted more than anything. But, I couldn't work out how to make it happen for myself and always doubted that this kind of life would never be possible for someone like me. Someone I knew recommended Duncan and although apprehensive at first, I turned to him for help. I completely opened up to him and told him how I had struggled over the last five years, how I wanted to change but didn't know how to do it or go about it. Duncan pointed me in the direction of finding my own happiness and was there every step of the way, face to face when I needed it, but also at the end of the phone and via text if I was struggling. The glass bubble then began to crack and although it wasn't easy at first with the occasional wobble I am now so much happier and loving life so much more. This is someone who really cares and goes the extra mile to help people achieve what they need and want and I'm extremely grateful to have him there as a consistent support. When I look back, I realise that I was always a strong person, but I just needed someone to make me understand while I was feeling the way I was and how to change those negative feelings into positive ones. Thank you so much!! - Gemma, Consultant - Southampton

``He knew the problem and the answers straight away and I was amazed at how simple it was to sort it``

I went through a prolonged period of time not sleeping well which caused me unnecessary stress and started to have an effect on my performance at work, causing me to put myself under pressure. I had done my research, after deciding to look for help and noticed through reading Duncan's website and then later talking to him on the phone, he had been through something very similar in his time as a Professional Footballer. I quickly learnt, that there was no problem and I just needed to find the right strategy to not let it bother me, which I did and now stick to. Quality sleep quickly followed and thanks to working with Duncan, soon after this ``blip`` I achieved a promotion at work!! He knew the problem and the answers straight away and I was amazed how simple it was to sort it. I cant tell you the relief I felt! - Andrew, Vice President - Bedford

``I feel as if I was supposed to meet him``

I randomly came across Duncan after googling ‘anxiety specialist Northampton’ and I feel as if I was supposed to meet him. I’d already been battling anxiety and intrusive thoughts, which were very irrational and scary, for around a year before I met Duncan, I’d tried various other specialists and none of them really resonated with me. In my personal opinion, it doesn’t matter how much of a specialist someone is or how much knowledge they have on anxiety, it is the personality traits, coupled with that knowledge that really sets professionals apart. Duncan is friendly, down to earth, relatable, trustworthy and so much more. He is always more than happy to provide reassurance in between sessions and I always felt comfortable reaching out to him. For someone to tell me that they knew EXACTLY how I was feeling and had been through all of the same things, took so much of the fear away. His strategies are simple and feel like a lot less work than what some other professionals suggest. You can tell how much passion he has for his job and how he genuinely cares about every single one of his clients and wants to help us all. Laura - County Council Councillor, Leicester

``He taught me how not to be afraid of, control and own my obsessive thoughts``

“I was very skeptical of getting therapy for my OCD, I always thought it’s just words, so how can it change how you view your obsessive thoughts. After getting so fed up with suffering with it for nearly a year, I seeked help and contacted Duncan. I had two sessions and felt a day and night difference after the first session straight away. He taught be how to not be afraid of my obsessive thoughts, to be able to control and own them. It really did me an incredible amount of good in my mental health and OCD hasn’t been an issue for me since!” Will - Warehousing Assistant, Silverstone

``I am now back to sleeping normally and cannot thank him enough for getting my life back to normal``

My sleeping patterns were completely out of sync as a result of illness and cessation of taking of sleeping pills for years. I found Duncan online and paid him a visit in Northampton. He listened and understood where I was at and talked it through with me. His advice to me was very simple but very powerful and I took it onboard and followed it all and very quickly started to get positive results. Withing a week of following his instructions my sleep patterns began to change and on the second week my sleep was well on the way to being normal again. I am now back to sleeping normally and cannot thank him enough for getting my life back to normal. I recommend anyone with sleep problems to get in touch - Owen - Carpenter, Bedfordshire

``He will be your lifeline and will help you to take your life back! ``

I contacted Duncan at a very difficult time in my life. I had just had baby number 3 and found myself in the midst of a crippling sleep anxiety issue that was in danger of taking over my life. I had never suffered from anything like this before so found it incredibly frightening. The more I tried to sleep the harder it became, I was unable to look after my children, unable to take part in my normal family life. I discovered Duncan's website and immediately contacted him. From that moment, and with his help, I began to take back control of my life. His knowledge and support was invaluable. I went from being petrified of not sleeping and using sleeping tablets, to needing no medication at all and sleeping soundly. How can I ever repay that debt?! If you are suffering from any form of anxiety- contact Duncan, he will be your lifeline and will help you to take your life back! Sophie, Teacher - Milton Keynes

``He truly is an expert in this field and has a brilliant, positive and engaging character``

I struggled with sleeping for almost two years, it wasn’t constant however horrible when it happened. It got to the point where I was fearing not being able to sleep and therefore not sleeping. I was browsing online and came across Duncan’s website, I wasn’t going to actually get help with it I was just looking for information, however when I read the website, the way that Duncan explained things resonates was with me so much I felt compelled to get in touch. When I did, Duncan told me everything I was feeling before I had even told him anything. He truly is an expert in this field and has a brilliant, positive and engaging character. I now feel so much better about sleep and what he taught me has changed things for me, not just with sleep but in general. - Jeremy - National Sales Manager, Kettering

``He assured me he could help and that proved to be the case``

Thanks to Duncan, I’m sleeping normally again. I’m so grateful for his help and support, 24/7! I’d had difficulty sleeping on occasions during my life and had simply put up with it. However, following a bout of unrelated illness, I fell into an extended bout of sleeplessness. It really got to me and I found myself feeling anxious during the day, worrying about not being able to sleep that night. I went to the doctor, who gave me sleeping tablets ‘for a short period until I got back to normal’. Although the sleeping tablets provided some temporary relief, they didn’t solve the underlying problem. I found Duncan online, his website explained how he might be able to help me, so I decided to find out more. He called me within 24 hours of making contact and we immediately struck up a rapport. I decided to take up a few sessions with him. It was a very good decision indeed because he immediately knew what my issue was. He assured me he could help, and that proved to be the case. Very clear advice, and importantly, reassurance. He truly believed he could help me get over my issue, and he did. I am very grateful to him and would strongly recommend anyone suffering with similar problems to get in touch with Duncan. You will be very pleased you have, I now know he can help you too! Kevin – Accountant, Bedfordshire.

``Duncan is very good at what he does and I would highly recommend him``

I have been suffering with anxiety for some years now on and off. I have had some sessions with other therapists before, which didn’t really sink in after months of going to see them - it went away and came back every so often and it took a long time for me to throw in the towel and do something about it. I found Duncan online and messaged not really sure what to expect. With in a few hours he texted me and arranged a phone call after just one phone call I felt so much more positive about dealing with my anxiety and was happy to go and see him. My mind was blown away by his exceptional strategy and positivity to help me. I could tell he really cared and wanted me to better my self by texting me through out the week. With only two sessions with Duncan I feel like I have my mojo back and can start enjoying life without my anxiety taking over me! Duncan is extremely good at what he does and I would highly recommend him! Em, Retail Sales Manager - Leicestershire

``He ultimately gave me my life back!``

After suffering with my own Anxieties for about a year, Duncan gave me the tools needed to change my whole mindset, and totally eliminated any fears or doubts I once had. I’m proud to say I am finally back to normal. It’s also nice to know that Duncan is always there at the end of a phone for some support or reassurance if needed. He ultimately gave me my life back! Liam - Retail Cluster Manager, Silverstone

“Duncan felt like a friend, not just a specialist, so I was able to relax from the start”

I went to see Duncan as I was struggling with health anxiety. So many things were good about this treatment. Duncan felt like a friend, not just a specialist, so I was able to relax from the start. I contacted him on a Friday morning and we spoke for about 30 minutes; with me explaining my issues. I had an appointment on Bank Holiday Monday then a follow up in 7 days time. All done in 10 days, but always at the end of a phone if I need to contact him. Duncan taught me how to deal with my anxiety and it really works. Life is so much better now and I can’t thank him enough. Victoria - Solicitor, Luton

“Thank you Duncan, for giving me my sleep back again”

Duncan has a very positive and direct approach in putting sleep and anxiety problems in their proper place in your head and gives a simple but very effective strategy to deal with the problems when they decide to move in. I now know that I don’t need to give these fears any space, which is very empowering and I am in control. Thank you Duncan for giving me my sleep back again’ Sarah - Dentist, Northampton

``He teaches you not to be afraid of anxiety & explains what it is & why it does it.``

Seven years ago I wasn't able to fall asleep for several nights due to a stressful period in my life. This triggered the thought that I could never sleep. I suffered severe nightly panic attacks & became petrified of going to sleep. I tried numerous therapies, self help books, even attended a sleep clinic! Very gradually things did improve, but the fear never left me. I was drinking to fall asleep & ended up in the spare room. What's wrong with me? I have a loving family, no job or money worries? So decided to tackle this bad habit once & for all, about 5 months ago. But this started making my anxiety worse than ever! I contacted Duncan & after the first call/visit I slept for 5 nights in a row - this felt amazing. I then went on holiday, had a blip, so I text Duncan, who knew exactly what the problem was & put me back on track enabling me to enjoy the rest of my holiday. He teaches you not to be afraid of anxiety & explains what it is & why it does it. You learn how to welcome and expect the uneccasary thoughts and learn that it’s all an illusion. The unbearable feelings sensations start to lessen their hold on you! I'm so grateful for Duncan’s genuine caring commitment in helping me feel better & deal with any relapses. My husband was shocked that I was back in our bedroom & glad to get his wife back! Jill, Store Manager - Northampton

“He is very down to earth and brilliant to work with”

After suffering from obsessional thinking and anxiety I searched google more out of desperation than hope. Fortunately for me I found Duncan and sent him a message. We had a phone conversation first and I realised within a few minutes he knew what he was talking about and could help me. We had a few sessions during which he showed me how anxiety worked and taught me a method for dealing with it that has helped me immensely. He is very down to earth and brilliant to work with and I can highly recommend him Rob, Manager - Milton Keynes

“He keeps a close eye on you, until your in tune with what he teaches you”

I was at a very dark point in my life, I was so worried about any social situation I entered into. I came across Duncan by chance and all I can say is, he is an extraordinary individual who gave me a fantastic strategy and new found ability for tackling severe anxiety. He makes you understand what's happening in the mind so you can unravel it and start to take ownership of it. I still get the odd anxious thought here and there, but now, I laugh at them and can move them on quickly, so that they don’t affect me at all. On top of all this, Duncan genuinely cares, makes you feel listened too and keeps a close eye on you, until your in tune with what he teaches you. I highly recommend Duncan and cannot thank him enough for what he has done for me. Tom - Surveyor - Northampton

“He didn't focus on the past or waste time on what may have lead me to feel the way I did”

Earlier this year I contacted Duncan, as I was keen to understand my mental health and anxiety. Having suffered with both depression and mainly anxiety on and off for most of my adult life, Duncan’s approach was refreshing. Duncan focused on the “now”, He didn’t focus on the past or waste time on what may have lead me to feel they way I did, his approach was to the point but understanding and articulated coping mechanisms for my anxiety when faced into situations brilliantly, which 99% of the time were work related. I would 100% recommend Duncan to anyone who wants an honest, confidential, friendly and impactful therapy. Clive - Training Director, Loughborough

``Duncan gave me understanding and confidence to deal with the anxiety that was making me feel so down....``

Duncan gave me a thorough understanding and confidence to deal with the anxiety that was making me feel so down. I looked on the internet to find someone who could help me with my health anxiety and sleep anxiety and that is where I found Duncan. He phoned at first for some back ground information and immediately I felt he understood how I was feeling. As soon as we met, he was very calming and understanding and explained in depth about anxiety and how it works, he gave me all the tools I needed to get me back on track. I can’t thank him enough for his help! Scioban - Catering Manager, Dunstable

``I'm really grateful for the additional support he gave me outside of the 1-1's...``

I had an extremely strange experience at a job interview three months ago in which my mind went blank half way through the process, causing me to lose my train of thought, which was not only embarrassing but resulted in me not getting the position I so badly wanted. From this point on, I started to avoid (procrastinate) being in situations that involved me presenting myself to people and even avoided social events, with the worry a similar issue may occur. I needed to regain some confidence in myself so got in contact with Duncan in the hope that he could not only help me cope with this new found fear, but be able to face these situations without panicking and going to pieces. Duncan instilled that confidence back in me again over the course of a few sessions and I now present myself in the way I used to, with purpose and conviction, but without the worry of making a fool of myself. I'm really grateful for the additional support he gave me outside of the 1-1's and have used this new found confidence in other areas of my life. Very highly recommended!- David, Business Development Manager - North London

``I have now returned to work and am sleeping soundly every night``

I started suffering from a period of anxiety and depression earlier this year which led to an intense period of sleep anxiety. I felt desperate for some help and found Duncan's website online, deciding to contact him I felt incredibly relieved when he contacted me within 30 minutes. He made me feel incredibly supported from that first call and explained to me how 'sleep anxiety' works. I could tell from that first call he understood what I was going through, almost as if he was reading my mind! Duncan is very straight talking and extremely positive, his approach and support increased my confidence from the first session. My sleep improved straight away and I quickly learnt that the strategies he teaches you can be used in any area of your life. He shows you how to take back control when you don't think it is possible. He has helped me hugely and I am incredibly grateful to him. I'm so glad I decided to contact him and would have no hesitation at all in recommending him if you are suffering too. I can't thank Duncan enough, I have now returned to work, am sleeping soundly every night and my outlook has changed completely for the better! Thanks so much Duncan!! Michelle - Pub Landlady, Castlethorpe

``I'm now back in full time work and having fun...``

Lost my confidence after a difficult separation from my husband and struggled to overcome the fear of getting back into work and socialize with all the friends I'd lost because of my relationship. The confidence soon returned and I'm now back in full time work and having fun the way I always used to. Great coaching and clear direction from a great guy!!- Mary - Estate Agent - Olney

``I want to stress, I have seen other therapists in the past, but none have made the same impact he has``

I was referred to Duncan by a good friend of mine, after it was noticed that I was starting to slip back into old, unhealthy patterns. I contacted Duncan via his website and genuinely expected a week or two wait for any reply. He got back to me within an hour, and we had booked our interview session for later that week. I've worked with Duncan in regards to my anxiety which was worsened by an injury at work for roughly a year, and in that time, his help and guidance has been invaluable. I want to stress, I have seen other therapists in the past, but none have made the same impact that Duncan has. His approach is unique, and comes from a place of personal experience rather than just theory. In all seriousness, I can safely say that Duncan has had a massive, positive impact on my quality of life. Anton - Retail Assistant, Milton Keynes

``I can finally live my life anxiety free``

After trying a different type of anxiety counselling which didn’t help I stumbled upon Duncan’s website after reaching rock bottom. Within 45 minutes of filling out my details Duncan got in touch to arrange a call for the following day. Following that call it felt like a weight had been lifted and I finally felt there was light at the end of the tunnel. During our sessions, Duncan broke down to me how anxiety works and how those thoughts grab you. The strategy Duncan uses to manage these thoughts is simple but HIGHLY effective. After 3 sessions with Duncan I feel l can finally live my life anxiety free, something I never thought was possible. Duncan’s own personal battles with anxiety meant he knew exactly what I was going through. I would say to anybody reading these testimonials, if you need help with your anxiety get in touch with Duncan! Thank you again! Tom - Operations Manager, Kettering

``I will always be grateful to Duncan and as nobody wants to see their child suffer``

When my 14 year old daughter was experiencing intrusive thoughts which were very real and distressing for her, we called Duncan for his help. I spoke to him first on the phone then my daughter spoke to him by phone before committing to an actual appointment. He was already giving up his time at this stage at no cost which we were really appreciative of. It helped my daughter get to know him and him her before a face to face which she was really nervous of. She then met with him once and even after this appointment was much happier and felt as if a weight had been lifted. She met with him one more time and hasn’t been having the thoughts again or if she has she knows how to deal with them! This was over a year ago. I must add she had spoken to a couple of other therapists beforehand which hadn’t helped. I will always be grateful to Duncan because no one wants to see their child suffer and I would always recommend him to anyone going through the same experience. Mairead - Painter and Decorator, Northampton

``He knew exactly what I was going through and I was buzzing when I left him the first time``

After suffering on and off with anxiety since I was 15years old and avoiding the things I feared the most I finally did a search online for some help, in the past I’d tried different therapies that did not work for me. I come across Duncan and after reading about him on his website my initial thoughts were that this has got to be too good to be true and he must be some kind of genius because in my head I just thought no one could help. After filling in his online form he was so quick at replying and after a few exchanged messages firstly I had to find out where he was based because I couldn’t travel he was sure he could help me and willing to travel to come and see me which straight away gave me confidence. One of my fears was getting stuck in traffic and I had just accepted a new career & brilliant opportunity working for the police where I had to travel to oxford for training, approximately 2 hour journey and In the past I would avoid certain roads just so I didn’t get stuck or just wouldn’t even travel. I even considered not being able to go through with it because I was so scared. I was so nervous before meeting Duncan and didn’t know what to expect but he spent over 2 hours with me and he filled me with such positivity he knew exactly what I was going through I learnt the strategy and I was buzzing when he left that I could do this. Duncan is very caring and he kept in contact with me to see if I was ok. He reassured me that I could contact him anytime so knowing he was always there made me feel at ease. I’m now 2 weeks into my training back and forwards to oxford applying the strategy I’ve learnt and I wish I’d of come across him sooner because it’s easy when you know how. At one point after my second journey in I nearly turned back around but after speaking to him on the phone and talking about what I’d learnt I went on my journey I can’t believe I’ve come this far and I can’t Thank him enough!!! I will continue too highly recommended him Victoria, Police Control Room Officer, Bedford

``I was amazed at how quickly he was able to help me``

I approached Duncan in January 2021 during our second lockdown looking for some support with my anxiety and panic attacks. For many years I suffered with low mood, anxiety and depression along side many years of substance misuse. After several years of being drug free and using the nhs services to help with my anxiety and depression I felt I needed to take a different approach to managing my anxiety and stress levels so I looked into Duncan and his approach after finding him on the internet. I was amazed by how quickly he helped me and gave me the tools to manage my own emotions! This made all the difference within my family and business life that has enabled me to flourish as an individual. Duncan is an amazing and insightful man and his experience and skill makes this a rapid change within one’s self.I would wholeheartedly advise anyone suffering like I was to get in touch with him and experience the change for themselves. Stephen Adams - Business Owner, Buckingham

``I cannot imagine where I would be without his help``

I got in touch with Duncan when family and friends had expressed their concerns over my wellbeing. After previously seeing various different professionals I was yet to find something that helped the day to day struggles of anxiety and panic attacks. I wasn't sure what to expect at first but now I can't imagine where I would be without his help. I've gone from every conversation or thought escalating and controlling my mind to now being able to think for myself and control my anxiety. With Duncan's advice not only have I been able to be myself more but I've been able to understand certain triggers and learn how to deal with thoughts rather than them controlling me which resulted in hiding away or panic attacks. I can't thank Duncan enough and can't recomend him highly enough for anyone even contemplating seeking support. Dee - Project Manager, Barton Seagrave.

``Like so many in this pandemic, this year has been the toughest when it came to my mental health``

Like so many, this year has been the toughest when it come to my mental health. I have been struggling with anxiety since I fell pregnant with my daughter 3 years ago and this year I had to get help. My friend recommended Duncan. Duncan has a straightforward strategy that has helped me deal with the anxiety and my situation much better. Thanks Duncan. Sarah - H.O.D Carlsberg, Northampton

``Ive gone from barely leaving the house for several months, before seeing Duncan, to being back out in world after three sessions``

When I came to see Duncan first I was at a really low point with anxiety. To the extent where I was battling to actually leave the house make it to the first appointment. I’ve had a panic disorder for the last 20 years, with peaks and troughs of intensity, and despite going through several rounds of CBT in the past, I hadn’t kept on top of practising the coping strategies. I knew a fair amount about anxiety before speaking to Duncan but the way he positioned his easy to follow strategy I left the first appointment feeling confident I can get a handle on things again. I’ve gone from barely leaving the house for several months before seeing Duncan to being back out in the world after 3 sessions. It’s not just the appointments with Duncan, unlike other therapists, he has also checked in with me and offered words of encouragement when needed outside of our scheduled time together. It isn’t an easy journey to concur anxiety but it’s impossible without guidance and support from someone like Duncan. JB - Head of Aquisitions, Cambridge

``My only regret is, I left it so long to get this support``

Having lived with anxiety in various guises for 25 years, a friend recommended I talk to Duncan as he had helped him deal with similar issues. After an initial call and discussion, our first session made me realise how anxiety was effecting my personal and work life to the point it was controlling how I approached almost every aspect. Duncan is a very good listener and made me feel very comfortable talking through each situation and then advised how to deploy a strategy to manage and control my anxiety. After only a couple of sessions I was thinking quite differently and noticing positive changes, new found confidence and reduced anxious thoughts. Now a few months on I am still passively using the strategy without thinking and can honestly say it has been a hugely positive influence on my life. I’d recommend anyone that suffers with anxiety to speak with Duncan, my only regret is that I left it so long to get this support as it has definitely held me back in the past.. Adrian - Head of Product, Motorcycle Manufacturer

``His energy and belief emanates through into a total trust to who he is working with``

Having tried a previous therapist, Duncan’s approach to my issues were so refreshing. I immediately felt at ease speaking ‘with’ him and his simple methods enabled me to process the unwanted thoughts I was having and gain back control - it was easy to understand and action the necessary techniques. Duncan himself has a tremendous energy and belief - this emanates through into a total trust to who he’s working with - thank you Duncan. Russell - Air Conditioning Engineer

``I haven't got words to explain the way he has changed my mind``

I visited Duncan when I was low and scared. I haven’t got words to explain the way he’s changed my mind to think and see things in a different light. AMAZING couldn’t recommend enough. I had 2 sessions and didn’t need to come again but I know Duncan is always there if I needed to just pop him a message!!! Thanks again Duncan you’ve helped me so much. Sophie - Hair Salon Owner, Wollaston

``I now know how to control my anxiety, rather than letting it control me``

I have struggled with anxiety for years. It made my life very difficult, and stopped me from achieving my goals. Over time it got worse, and my personal and academic success really suffered. I knew it couldn't go on, so I reached out to Duncan, and I'm so glad I did. His methods taught me how to process anxiety, and I've been making huge improvements. I learned about the causes of my anxiety, and now I know how to control my anxiety rather than letting it control me. It feels like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders, and I've never felt more confident. David - Greenkeeper, Wellingborough

``I can honestly say I feel like me again``

I’m so grateful that I found Duncan, after suffering with fear of sleeping and anxiety I contacted him for help... we connected on the very first phone call and he was so good and found time to see me the same night, after the first session I couldn’t believe the difference in me, I was able to fall asleep with out fear and more importantly practice his strategy of “ no fear, so what, bring it on” second session was great and to re cap on everything and every since then I’ve got stronger and stronger every day that I can honestly say I feel like me again. Can’t thank you enough you really were amazing and you really helped me! Richard - Tiler, Bedfordshire

``Duncan made everything so simple``

I came to Duncan with anxiety problems at work which was rapidly effecting my life outside of work too. I had previously tried therapy but it only costed me money without helping me tackle my issues. Duncan made everything so simple. A technique and thought process I could depend on when needed. He also helped accept my anxiety rather than be afraid of it. Since then I have been more myself and when anxiety strikes I have a tool to fight it back. Only two sessions with Duncan achieved so much and I know he is there if I need him. Thank you so much Fred - Sports Scientist, Leicester

``He pulled no punches in setting me straight and it really turned my life around``

Duncan helped me see sense when I needed it the most. I was really low and thought I was never going to turn things around. He pulled no punches in setting me straight and it really turned my life around. His energy was infectious and just what I needed. We had our last appointment together over a year ago now, but I can still hear his voice pulling me through when I need it. I can’t thank him enough. Ashley - Insurance Broker, Cardiff

``After this first communication, I already felt calmer and like I knew things were going to get better``

Before my sessions with Duncan, I was constantly upset, felt anxious most of the time and was struggling to sleep. After a quick google, I got in touch with Duncan and he rang me for an initial call. After this first communication, I already felt calmer and like I knew things were going to get better. The sessions were actually really enjoyable as we chatted things through and discussed different techniques, so everything became clearer in my mind. After weeks of not sleeping, I have slept easily since my first session and am no longer worried about not being able to sleep. My sessions have all finished now, and I feel so much better knowing that if I ever have anymore worries, I have techniques I can use and I can always contact Duncan for a chat. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Duncan if you are feeling worried or can’t sleep. Annais, Reception Teacher, Sharnbrook

``I felt so happy, just by talking to him``

After 2 years of constant sleep anxiety and a growing fear each night, unable to sleep or quell the anxious thoughts arising from it, I reached out to Duncan. By this time, I had reached the point when I felt so lost and didn’t know what to do. Duncan then phoned me that same day and we had a lovely chat. In just speaking with me, I felt he really understood my condition and made me feel so at ease and so much better just in our initial conversation. I then had a few sessions with him where he talked through my concerns, and shared his experiences with me. I felt so happy, just by talking to him. He has a great insight into anxiety and showed me a new path to pull myself out from the hole that I had dug for myself and his methods worked really well. I feel now that I have control back and I’m in charge of my mind, not the other way around. I only wish I had. Craig - Project Manager, Bedfordshire

``I am now looking forward to all the positives in the future``

After spending 10 years suffering with anxiety and panic attacks I felt like this was it for the rest of my life. After going to see Duncan my life has changed 100%. When I left after seeing him I felt like a new man like I now had things to look forward to in life. All with a simple strategy I finally had something to go at anxiety. I can’t thank him enough what he has done for me and now looking forward to all the positives in the future. Tom - HR Business Partner, Northampton

``I was very tearful and had become worked up over a minor past event``

I went to see Duncan in December after suffering from anxiety which made me feel unable to go back to work. I had been very tearful and had also become very worked up over a minor past event.After the initial phone call with Duncan I felt instantly better knowing he understood what I was going through and after visiting Duncan twice I am now able to apply the method he taught me and not let anxiety affect me in the way it had. Duncan was straight to the point and gave me a practical way to understanding and dealing with anxiety. Sinead - Financial Controller, Bletchley

``The sessions with him were not what I was expecting at all``

Before I met with Duncan, I used to suffer lots of anxiety ups and downs that usually centred around 'big occasions' or 'key moments'. I used just accept that they would happen, that i would have to endure it and after a while i would be able to recover and get back on my feet. The sessions with him were not what I was expecting at all - Duncan game me some very simple instructions that, amazingly worked almost immediately. It was so effective after a couple of sessions that i have to remind myself to just keep it in mind so i don't fall back into the old routines. Thanks Duncan. Gary - Technical Support Manager, Hertfordshire

Anxiety Specialist Duncan Spedding