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Anxiety Specialist

About me

I am sorry that this section is called about me. That is a feature of this website and I can’t change it. It’s not about me. It’s about you.

About You

  • Is anxiety affecting your daily life?
  • Do you struggle with panic attacks?
  • Is your mind always racing?
  • Is worry keeping you awake at night?
  • Do you have a general feeling that something bad is about to happen?
  • Are you plagued by negative thoughts?
  • Do you find yourself being over emotional, sad or angry for example?
  • Do you find it difficult to concentrate?
  • Do you have difficulty in relaxing or switching off?
  • Do you worry about your health? Fear that a headache might be a brain tumour, a twinge in your chest is a heart attack coming on, or that an innocent bodily sensation is a sign of cancer?

If you identify with any of these things you are not alone.  There is nothing seriously wrong with you. These are just some common symptoms of anxiety. 

I have some good news for you. You don’t have to live like that any longer!

About me
My name is Tony Leake. I lived with anxiety and panic attacks for many years. It took a huge toll on my relationships, my work and both my mental and physical health.  Since overcoming my own anxiety, I have spent the last decade helping others to do the same. Perhaps I can help you too?

The approach
Constantly managing symptoms is exhausting. Not only that, managing symptoms without every finding and releasing the cause is a never ending cycle. 

If you have a damp patch on a wall you can paint over it, or even re-plaster. That would leave your room looking great again. But, if the problem is caused by a broken pipe inside the wall then the problem will come back every single time. Anxiety is the same. 

That is why I don’t believe in managing symptoms, or learning to live with anxiety. The goal is always to help you to become the kind of person who doesn’t get anxious in the first place. 

We do that, together,  through a unique combination of therapy and life coaching.

For most people the only long term sustainable solution has 3 elements:
1 - Reduce your symptoms as quickly as possible
2 - Find and fix the cause 
3 - Empowering you. This consists of helping you to understand yourself in a way that you never did before. When you understand, and take control, of your own thinking then you take control of your life. 

Call me now to discuss how I can help you to overcome your anxiety. 

Am I the right person to help you? 
In truth, the most important part of choosing a therapist or a coach is finding someone who is the right fit for you. 

Find our more about me, my beliefs, my approach and me as a person check out these resources.:

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-leake-13686a3/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tonyleakecoachingtrainingtherapy
Website - www.tonyleake.com

Especially check out the Life Mastery section of my website. I share short videos of tools, techniques and strategies to help you to overcome anxiety and live a great life.  https://tonyleake.com/category/life-mastery/

Interviews
I’ve been interviewed on many podcasts and radio shows. Listening to these will give you a real in-depth understanding about the person behind this profile which will help you to decide if I’m the right person for you. 

Here are a selection of interviews that I’ve taken part in:
UK Health Radio -  https://www.ukhealthradio.com/player/?ep=25193

Blam Business Show - https://anchor.fm/blamacademy/episodes/Finding-better-strategies-for-helping-with-anxiety-with-Tony-Leake-e19omsk

E-Com1 Business Show -  https://www.ecomone.com/podcast/tony-leake-anxiety-management

Joyce Bergsma Facebook Group. Joyce is coach who helps people with the nutritional side of overcoming anxiety - https://fb.watch/aPFU2AH5m-/

You do not have to live with anxiety.  Get in touch today and let’s get you moving forward.  Everything that we talk about will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

The end game 
If you want to, then we can take it one step further and look at your life as a whole not just from the perspective of overcoming anxiety. 

The world is not going to change but you can.

You have probably changed as you’ve gone through life already. You probably acted and responded differently in your 20’s to how you did as a child. If you are older than your 20’s now, then your probably act(ed?) differently in your 30’s than you did in your 20’s.

It’s likely that this pattern continues through the whole of your life. 

What is also likely is that none of this happened by conscious choice. You just kind of evolved. 

How would it be if you were to consciously design the next version of yourself? How would you behave in certain situations? How would you respond to things around you?  Would the future you be more confident? More self-assured? More outgoing? Better able to deal with criticism? How would you be?

The interesting thing is that many people have ever considered the possibility that we can choose how and who we are and leave it all up to fate. 

Nobody's life is perfect.  But, when you design and live a life where you feel happy and content most of the time then you have won.  Anxiety cannot survive in under those conditions. 

You do not have to live with anxiety.  Get in touch today and let’s get you moving forward.  Everything that we talk about will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

Training, qualifications & experience

A cross section of my qualifications

  • Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
  • Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
  • Advanced Diploma of Professional Stress Management - Distinction.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Master Practitioner.
  • Emotional Transformation (EmoTrance) Practitioner.

A selection of additional CPD training:

  • Anxiety management
  • Pain management

General experience

  • After overcoming my own anxiety and debilitating panic attacks, I’ve been helping others to do the same for around a decade.
  • I spent several years as a volunteer therapist for MIND and was on the board of trustees for a while. 
  • I have been contracted as a coach/consultant/trainer for a number of companies ranging in size from 3 employees to many thousands. At the time of writing I am retained by one of the largest companies in the UK to provide general coaching to some of it’s senior managers.

Member organisations

GHR

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Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

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Fees

£97.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

Weekday day time.

I also offer evening and Saturday appointments on a very limited basis. Please call for availability.

Further information

General Testimonials

Please see video section of this page for video testimonials.

I was very lucky when a friend of mine put me in touch with Tony. My anxiety level was so high, I had no idea what was happening to me. I felt ill physically and mentally, and I was desperate to just feel like a normal human being again. 

Tony brought me back from an abyss and enabled me to rejoin the human race. I know that sounds dramatic, but seriously, that is just how I felt. 

He made the one to one, face to face sessions very easy to participate in, making me feel relaxed, comfortable, and I felt like I was chatting with a friend, knowing that friend was going to help me feel better. 

He never judges, just make suggestions and evokes ideas that all add to the healing process. 

I still get times where my anxiety level rises, and I have felt overwhelmed, but I have the knowledge now to deal with it, and to be able to come back to a normal level again, and I know I can always contact Tony for another session if I really need to, that is a great comfort. 

I can recommend Tony wholeheartedly. In fact, I already have, and I will also add that if you feel like you can't cope with life, and the anxiety you feel is controlling you, then please don't hesitate. Contact Tony. He is the best, and I promise you won't regret getting his help.  - A recent client

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I came to see Tony in regards to my very bad Aniexty and stress. I’m very open minded was was willing to try anything to help me. I was very stressed at work and couldn’t keep control of myself , always crying , which was causing more problems with my IBS.
I explained to Tony that I didn’t like being like this an being out of control and not handling day to day things very well. After weeks of Tony helping me with breathing exercises and talking about what was worse for me and listening on how to control my life things changed for the better.

When I first was seeing Tony I was on IBS tablets , now I no longer take them as I realized the stress was causing my IBS to be worse. I have also got control of myself at work and now I have been trained in customer services that I handle amazingly , the best thing as well is that other people have noticed a difference in me , I’m more confident , more calm and feel in control of me and my life. Seeing Tony was the best thing I could ever have done and I thank him so much for being there to help and guild me. I recommend 100%
Sharon Culley
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I suffered with depression, panic attacks and a very embarrassing phobia. I decided to try something different, not knowing much about hypnotherapy. Tony helped me see depression and anxiety from a different perspective and helped me control it, instead of it controlling me.

Tony is an understanding and compassionate person. I loved how relaxed the environment was, making me feel at ease to discuss personal things.
If you are reading this don’t let your problems whatever it may be eat away at you, I was one of those people. You have nothing to lose and I promise you you will not be disappointed.

Thank you for everything Tony
Anonymous – Nottinghamshire

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Background: I had suffered with anxiety, low confidence and self esteem for many years. I had many different therapies with varying degrees of success. However, I still felt ‘stuck’ and unable to move forward with my life. A friend recommended Tony and I began hypnotherapy with some trepidation and skepticism.

What I learnt: I learnt to trust a complete stranger. I learnt that it’s OK to be vulnerable. I learnt to stop, relax properly and challenge the internal negative mental chatter. I learnt that I have the skills I need, I had just forgotten how to use them. I learnt to think that ‘I CAN’ rather than ‘I can’t’.

The result: Tony has given me the metaphorical ‘wheels’ to move forward with my life and I actually feel excited about my future; something I’ve not felt for many years. I’ve boarded a train, been to a University reunion, and booked a holiday; all things I would never have contemplated before hypnotherapy.

About Tony: Tony is someone with a genuine and clear-cut desire to help people. I can spout off positive adjectives ’till the cows come home, but the greatest impact he has had on my life is that he has given me the tools to really ‘live’ again. So Tony, thank you doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface…Alaska next!

Sam – Worksop.
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Tony has changed both my husbands and my life for the better.
In the past, we have both been hypnotised several times, including helping us to get over phobias.  My husband is now comfortable visiting the dentist and heights don’t hold the fear they did for me anymore.

Since our initial meeting many years ago, Tony has always been there for me when I needed him.

A couple of years ago I had a seizure whilst walking in town on my own.  Although I couldn’t be hypnotised, using other techniques,  Tony gave me back my confidence to be able to go out again without the panic attacks.

Likewise when I got my driving licence back, and having not driven due to the pandemic,  Tony again worked his magic.  I am now comfortable being behind the wheel again. 

I have no idea how he does it, but Tony has opened up my world on several occasions. I can deal with most situations now, but can use the coping mechanisms he has taught me, just in case things get a bit much.

I trust Tony completely and feel so lucky to know him.
Thank you, Tony, for letting me live my life to the full!  - Anonymous

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"Just an appreciation status for this wonderful man who helped me to overcome my needle phobia. 

He deserves the recognition and the credit. Since my hypnotherapy I have had 3 blood tests where i was on my own every time- this being my own choice! (If i can master it on my own then surely having someone else with me next time is easier, right?) It seems to get that little bit easier every time i go.

Proud and grateful are understatements. I am so appreciative of this man for helping me overcome the biggest hurdle i will ever experience in my life!"

Charlotte Boyd - Chesterfield (posted as a Facebook status and used with permission)

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