Please note that the names have been changed for confidentiality purposes.
"After struggling with panic attacks since I was a child, I searched for a solution and was recommended hypnotherapy. I am so grateful to have found Melissa who helped me tackle this. After my first session I noticed a massive reduction in anxious feelings that I previously had and the panic attacks have disappeared. To be free from something I thought I was going to just "put up with" for the rest of my life is amazing.
Through a couple of further sessions with Melissa she has taught me many helpful tools and methods to control my overthinking, build trust with myself and increase confidence.
I left every session feeling so empowered and refreshed. I'll be recommending Melissa to everyone-her empathy, kindness and warm energy is the icing on the cake!"
Joyce, Curl Curl, NSW November 2020
"It's been life changing. Important core issues are dealt with and the path is clear. I have gathered strength and cleared space inside. Positive doors have been opened up.
It has helped hugely with anxiety and it's because of the way I deal with and think of things differently now.
I'm so glad I found her. It's been fantastic. I just wish I had come to her before. It's an easy going process, not confronting. Melissa is very easy to talk to and has much experience and wisdom. It has helped me see my world through fresh eyes and a heart which is full of hope and light.
She is pure sunshine. I'm so glad the Universe guided me to her. I now say life before Melissa and life after Melissa."
Belinda, Alambie Heights, NSW
"I arrived at my first session with Melissa suffering from extreme anxiety for thirty years that was restricting my life to a very large degree. After just four sessions I don’t recognise the anxious person I was before. I have been set free and now tell people “I used to suffer from anxiety”.
I recommend anyone who is avoiding living a full life as a result of fears and phobias to waste no more time and book a session with Melissa. I can’t thank her enough for the help she has given me.
I found her extremely understanding, patient, deeply knowledgeable and up to date with the current techniques to treat such issues as mine. Her genuine passion to improve the patients situation and find a solution made her very easy to talk to and led her to quickly identify ways in which I could be helped."
2 YEARS LATER
"I still can't thank you enough for the help you gave me a few years ago. I have had no anxiety at all since then. My life has completely turned around since. I have been on more long haul flights, taken a flying lesson and I have even flown in helicopters. Coming to see you was the best thing I did".
I haven't been on fair ground rides but will let you know when I do. I still have no issues with going in lifts. I have also lost weight and now do yoga." - Peter Avalon NSW
FEAR OF FLYING & LIFTS
FEAR OF DOGS
"I have had a severe phobia of dogs ever since I was an infant. I was very anxious around them. If I saw one I would cross the road.
But after only one session with Melissa I now no longer have any fear. We now even have a dog that sleeps on our bed!"
Natalie, Alambie Heights, NSW
FEAR OF HORSE RIDING & ANXIETY
Natalie had loved riding as a child, but as an adult became more fearful and was having panic attacks. We recently (August 2019) had just one session and she's happily back in the sadle again.
I just wanted to let you know that your hypnotherapy was amazing!!! I have listened to recording about 5 times and today I had the best trail ride I have ever had!! Things that set me into a panic previously didn’t!! I was still cautious but calm and in control of my reactions.
Thank you so so much
Ps first time I listened to recording I sneezed a second before you said I might sneeze 🤣🤣🤣
A few weeks later... Hi Melissa,
You won't believe it but I went in a sporting comp yesterday and got 3 x 3rds, won ribbons, money and a bag of feed. So much for being scared and having panic attacks!!! I knew that Hypno would work but didn't expect it to work that well, haha. Thanks again.
Natalie, Manly Vale NSW
14 YEAR OLD GIRL WITH ANXIETY
AT HIGH SCHOOL & SOCIAL MEDIA
She was struggling with anxiety due to peer groups at school and pressure due to instagram.
I came to see Melissa to feel at peace in the world. It has been really good for my mental health. Before I was very down but my therapy lessons have really helped. It’s really helped me to achieve.
I used to feel anxious and depressed a lot, it was really bad. I feel really uplifted and I barely get down anymore. I feel like I can get myself out of it quicker and I am happy.
Jessica, Northern Beaches, NSW
"Melissa has been wonderful to my teenagers. Both with anxiety and at very tough times in their life.
She has shown so much care and patience and understanding, whilst also being so professional.
Her method is amazing and my kids can't believe how well it works.
They both look forward to appointments with Melissa and say how much better they feel once they leave.
I felt I didn't know where to turn to help my kids and I will forever be grateful that I found Melissa. I highly recommend her."
Freya Cromer NSW (Aug 2020)
Young woman with anxiety (Daughter)
Before I met Melissa, you would have seen me as extremely anxious, stressed, confused, overwhelmed at every little turn life took. And most of all I didn't know nor trust myself.
My first session with Melissa was three weeks ago, and I can honestly say I feel like a different person inside and out. The tools Melissa has given me will stay with me forever.
You will now know me as a positive, open minded person who is stress and anxious free! Melissa has changed me for the better and has guided me to find my true self."
Charlie, Manly, NSW
Melissa, word's can't describe how grateful I am that our paths have crossed and I have my beautiful daughter back, after just three sessions with you!
Everyone including friends and family could see her beauty, intelligence and generosity but she couldn't through through stress and anxiety.
She has such a good positive outlook on life.
From one mum to another, thank you I have my positive focused beautiful daughter back."
Charlie's Mother, Manly, NSW
He's been amazing - eating everything. He's a different kid! After only one session!
So much more confidence with everything and less stress!!! You're a star my love. I've been crying everytime he eats something new.
He's been awesome -even got 2 merit awards in past two weeks! His confidence is rocking!!! Can't thank you enough -what anxiety hehe. A whole new world for him, it's lovely. Thanks again!!!!!"
UPDATE 8 months later
"He's still doing really well, thinking of bringing him in a couple of months for a refresher...he listens to you a lot!"
Amanda, Northern Beaches, NSW
10 YRS OLD WITH ANXIETY
8 YEAR OLD BOY SPEARATION ANXIETY
We went to see Melissa as my son had separation anxiety when separating from me at school. This had been going on for over a year and he was eight at the time.
Melissa was lovely and really made him feel at ease. We went home and listened to his recording each night and after a week he went in without me physically handing him to a teacher.
We only needed to see her once. I would highly recommend Melissa for anyone who has a child that suffers from anxiety.
Jessica, Mona Vale, NSW
12 YEAR OLD BOY CLOWN PHOBIA
This had resulted in him not being able to sleep in his own bedroom and prevented him from socialising.
Melissa is a wonderful individual and highly skilled practitioner. She demonstrates the core qualities of patience, understanding and care in her therapies.
Her ability to build rapport and trust with both adults and children alike are second to non. My twelve year old son was very responsive to her methods and enjoyed the sessions so much that he made significant progress in one session.
We feel very enriched to have met Melissa and would highly recommend her for anyone in need of therapy.
1 YEAR LATER
He is still sleeping in his own room.
I just wanted to update you on my son, he is making great progress. He has changed schools, it's a beautiful environment. He is still listening to your recordings at night when he needs to relax!
Stephanie, Northern Beaches, NSW
I had three sessions with Melissa and felt like I had unloaded a life time of worries.
Listening is an art and Melissa has a real, natural talent. Not only do you feel like you have been truly heard, but you come away with a voice recording to listen to whenever you like. What a treat.
I would recommend it to everyone, be it a small or big issue. Mine felt like a mountain of stuff I would never work through but Melissa’s caring nature, support and unconditional love shines through.
Penny, Northern Beaches, NSW
Melissa is incredibly intuitive and such a wonderful person to work with. A wonderful total experience that allows me to understand my demons and creates a pathway out of bad habits."
Simone, Mosman NSW
I was struggling with stage fright, performance anxiety.
I now have fallen back in love with performing and no longer get anxious. Thank you Melissa. I also found the hypnosis recording deeply relaxing."
Tommy, NSW Baritone
For over thirty years I have been practicing yoga, meditation, gestalt therapy, intensive group work and more. They all helped me be the best I can be.
I then came to Melissa to help with some work issues and I can honestly say that what she helped me to unlock and reveal has been more enlightening and helpful than all these years of other practices.
Her depth of understanding with her unique ability to uncover thought patterns that had been preventing life's fullness have made
a huge impact on my life.
She is a beautiful soul and a gift to anyone she encounters.
I cannot recommend her enough."
Sarah, Opera Singer, Yoga Teacher NSW
I came to see Melissa for relationship stress. She provided
a clearer, more focused perspective towards the future.
Mel is so understanding, non-judgemental and caring.
Andrea, Pymble, NSW
Just to say thank you for your magical gift, for the work you have done with me and my husband. The divine way you have nurtured our spirits and souls is truly wonderful my Angel."
Rachel Balmain, NSW
Caitlin was becoming more and more anxious as her wedding day was approaching. She was experiencing panic attacks and wasn't sure if she would be ok on the day. We had one session and she listened to her hypnosis recording in the weeks leading up to the day.
I had been severely struggling with my weight for a number of years and no amount of fad diets, ill-advised fasts or short-term exercise regimes helped. However, after two sessions with Melissa my whole approach to exercise and food was refreshed and renewed.
I lost 16kg in the space of 4 months and now, a year later, I have maintained my weight loss and more importantly retained my respect for what I eat and how much I eat.
The two hour long sessions I had with Melissa have completely rejuvenated me and have had a wonderfully positive life-changing effect on me. I cannot praise her highly enough!"
3 YEARS LATER
The weight has still been kept off, three years later. If my weight has fluctuated a little I have reverted back to the strategies you shared and success has been immediate.
Thank you so much.
Earlier last year I completed the 500 kms cycle ride from London to Paris for Bloodwise. The hypnosis session and recording in preparation for this was invaluable."
Jack, Newport NSW
CHOCOLATE & SUGAR
I was a chocoholic. I couldn't go one day without it. After seeing Melissa, I think about the technique she used and I don't crave chocolate. I don't eat it anymore!"
Joanne, Warriewood, NSW
What you do is amazing, I am still not eating that stuff (chocolate) and I feel great."
3 YEARS LATER
I have still been good re the chocolate. I joined a gym three weeks ago. On a mission till end of year and beyond. Took me a while to get going but I just kept listening tob your taped words of wisdom.
Andrea, Dee Why NSW
"It is so good to feel back in control and not needing wine to get me though the week. Thanks so much Melissa."
Jane, Manly NSW
I'm not sure whether to thank her or not, now that I can't touch Coke or chips at all. (Ha ha)
I had really been wanting to give these things up completely from my diet and now I am happy to say I have."
2 YEARS LATER
It's almost been two years since my session with Melissa and I'm still going strong with the results.
I still have not eaten chips or drunk coke at all since, not even once. Temptations are always around, especially at parties but I no longer have any desire."
Simon, Hornsby NSW
I had been a heavy smoker for 15 years and tried every quit tablet, gum and remeddy known to man with non having much effect. I was recommended to see Melissa through a friend and thought I'd give it a go as my last resort.
I honestly did not expect immediate results but Melissa gave me the confidence I did not know I had.
I stopped smoking after just one session and it's been months now. Melissa has changed my life so easily when I have struggled for years. Highly recommend, she is the best.
Steve, Collaroy NSW
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE GOALS
"Melissa is a class act and a true professional. Her calm manner and intuitive insights laid the foundation for change in my life.
She helped me let go of the burdens that were holding me back and more clearly see that person I was born to be.
I feel more calm, more focused and more motivated. I have a healthier mind and a healthier, more energised body thanks to Melissa.
So if you're feeling a bit flat, fat and uninspired (as I was), (have since lost 6 kilos already, running and meditating again) reach out to Melissa and get back in control of your life!
Paul, Northern Beaches, NSW" (Nov 2019)
CREATING BETTER HABITS
I have been seeing Melissa for bad eating habits and for improvements in my general health. I have found Hypnosis is very successful for me in relation to my on going issues. She really listened to what I wanted help with and pinpointed the areas I could improve. I always feel very comfortable expressing all of my personal demons with Melissa.
She really makes you feel like you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
After all my sessions I have received recordings so I can listen to it at home. I find it is very helpful, especially if I'd feel vulnerable to skipping back to bad habits. I would highly recommend Melissa if you are looking for assistance in kicking bad habits, improving confidence, dealing with stress or any other issues you may have.
I now classify Melissa as a friend who I can call on at anytime to help me stay on my new path in life to feeling healthy, fabulous and not as stressed. Thanks Melissa x"
Amy Alambie Heights NSW
RE-FOCUS SLEEP & WELLBEING
Melissa McLeod Hypnotherapy- Intuitive, Effective, Wonderful!!!
I sincerely recommend Melissa McLeod as a highly effective hypnotherapist. She is wonderful!!!
I met Melissa socially and I realised I would feel comfortable seeing her as a hypnotherapist. I had various issues including poor sleeping habits. Melissa listened carefully when we spoke and asked me some questions.
With what I would call gifted insight Melissa was able to instantly translate what I needed into an effective and eloquent word track, which she said aloud at the time as she hypnotised me, and which she recorded for me to use later. I have to say I listened to it almost every day for a month (and still listen but not so often).
OMG!!! Probably after just a few days I started to notice real improvements in my behaviours and feel so much better. I feel optimistic and have much more clarity. There is also a huge difference in my overall mental wellbeing.
If I stray from the path I listen to Melissa's recording and it helps me again. Brilliant!!!
Thank you Melissa 💖
I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. There is no anxiety or negative thoughts, only excitement. I feel so much better, I can't thank you enough."
Tanya Blacktown NSW
I was nurtured and enriched by working with Melissa.
She is a caring and compassionate practitioner with a unique skill set."
I'm so glad that I found you, it makes such a difference when you meet someone you can relate to and feel comfortable with. I'm so happy with my results so far and I look forward to continuing the success.
I'm feeling more positive than I have in a long time and more importantly I feel empowered and in control of my choices, particularly with food. Can't thank you enough!"
Kate Collaroy Plateau NSW
I found Melissa to be absolutely amazing. She put me completely at ease in my first session and created a space that was warm, accepting, comfortable and welcoming. She worked so well with me to help build an understanding of my concerns and difficulties.
Melissa was able to provide me with great ideas, direction and aspects to consider which I could apply to my day to day life to help improve my overall wellbeing and self confidence.
Immediately I noticed a positive change in my life. I can't thank her enough. I think it's the best thing I've done for myself. I can't thank you enough Melissa!"
Sally Narrabeen, NSW
Melissa had an extraordinary ability to help me find clarity through my mental turmoil and gave me such a simple tool to use going forward. I'm truly amazed at how clearly I can now see how I was sabotaging myself consistently with my thoughts. I feel joyous and back in control of my life!
You instilled in me to "treat myself as I'd like others to treat me" This was priceless! Thank you Melissa for your awesomeness."
Annie, Northern Beaches NSW
Thanks to Melissa for helping me figure it out, my main reason for seeing her was anxiety. By the time I booked in to see Melissa, my anxiety spun out of control! She's really helped me put everything into perspective and gain some clarity.
With each session, Mel gave me new ways to look at things and put everything into a new light. She has incredible insights and helps you in a way where you feel you can also help yourself. Mel guides you through everything that sits on top until you discover the core issue that's led you to where you are now.
Thanks to Mel, who is now a dear friend and a guiding light in life, I've begun to stop anxiety in its tracks and reverse years of damage so I can be happy again.
Mel is lovely, caring, kind, warm and gentle. She is productive without being invasive and she has a unique way of giving insight. From our first phone call together prior to my initial appointment, Mel has been funny and incredibly sweet and has a wonderful soul that resonates from within. There is no one else I would rather be on this journey with than Melissa.
Annabelle, Clareville, NSW
You have no idea how much peace and strength listening to your voice has given me in the past weeks. Thank you so much, what you do is amazing."
I cannot recommend Melissa enough, after suffering from severe anxiety and panic attacks for over 7 years. I've tried all sorts of therapies, counselling, medication, CBT diet, exercise, meditation the list goes on but nothing has really helped as much as she has.
My sessions with Melissa were exceptional, she is so easy to talk to and was able to tap into the underlying thought patterns I was struggling with.
Melissa tailor made the hypnosis to suit me and with this personal touch, I found it was the first time hypnotherapy had ever worked for me. Having tried hypnotherapy with other therapists for other issues, I felt in this session I "went under'" and felt the results instantly.
Since having the sessions with Melissa my outlook and moods have increased positively and the anxiety that I had has shifted enormously.
I will be recommending Melissa to everyone and anyone as she is brilliant. - Katie, Collaroy
Ryan was having anxiety about his upcoming wedding and doing the speech.