“I approached Suzy when I was at rock bottom with myself, on several fronts. I have Type 2 diabetes which I had been controlling well with a Keto diet but during lockdown I’ve been turning to comfort foods ..starch! I also acknowledge that my negative attitude to exercise was not helping my health. Sleep was a big problem: I have had insomnia for decades, and largely solved it but had drifted into very, very late nights – and too much time on Facebook (often getting into contentious political situations which doesn’t do the cortisol levels much good!). I was having far too few hours sleep. My engagement with other people was suffering. I was too settled into isolation. This also meant I wasn’t playing any music. My music mojo just went. And my self-esteem was in the basement.
Suzy taught me how to view myself more as others see me, to be kinder to myself and less critical. She encouraged me to re-engage with some friends, which had some very positive reverberations. Also I was encouraged to just pick up an instrument and have a play.
I learned how to break down challenges into doable parts, so I don’t feel too overwhelmed and am more likely to do what I promised myself I would do. I feel I am getting my eating habits back to a sensible and healthy state. Sleep has been the biggest takeaway: getting at least one hour more sleep…and now it’s 2-3 hours more. I’m spending less time online and more time reading again.
I would describe Suzy’s style of coaching as empathic, non-judgemental, and encouraging. She always gets right down to the base of the problem. She helps me to come to my own evaluation of where I am and where I would like to be..and possible ways and means of getting there. She has made me feel so much better about myself, and I shall be keeping in touch I know.”
“I would recommend anyone who can (whether you think you can afford it or not) to sign up to a programme with Suzy if you want to feel better about yourself and your body. With her calm yet bubbly, astute mind, she puts you at ease and starts you along your path of healing.
I initially started gong to Suzy to try and understand why despite constant dieting and exercising my body refused to let me lose weight. Suzy opened a whole new world for me, getting me to explore ideas I would have laughed at before. The first concept Suzy opened up for me was self love. I’m still climbing the mountain on that one but I’m puffing my way up the hill. Meditation was the first step. Meditation to me was for new age, hippy types. Yet now I try to meditate twice a day for quarter of an hour. I find myself more “in the moment”. I’d heard about this concept but it always seemed unobtainable, available only to the saints of this world. But now I can put a break on my knee-jerk reaction when my kids are driving me up the wall. Most of the time I can now step back and think what I should do, rather than scream and boil in response.
Suzy also taught me EFT and deep breathing. They work. I don’t know why or how but I’m no longer constipated, so who cares? She also introduced me to the idea of gratitude journals. Through this I realised that even on the toughest of days, I still have an amazing amount of things to be grateful for and the world has become a brighter place. I don’t believe I’ve had to repeat any of my previous entries as I have so much to be appreciative of. Another thing that I would not want to stop.
I could carry on, but I think it’s much better for you to see for yourself. I would definitely recommend you to give her a go.”
“I started working with Suzy when I was at a very low point in my life. Grief and chronic pain felt a tricky combination to deal with. I was quite apprehensive about working online but Suzy was so warm, welcoming and non-judgemental. I felt very much at ease working with Suzy, I could really feel her positivity and warmth despite us working online. I would highly recommend Suzy to anyone wanting to supercharge their wellbeing.”
“Suzy is so easy to talk to and such a positive, inspiring and encouraging individual. She manages to work out the obstacles you’re experiencing, makes sense of them and then helps you find ways to navigate them.
I was exhausted, very fed up and felt as if I was living in the film ‘Groundhog Day’ – trying to work, run a business, look after my family and deal with Covid. I’ve now learnt that if I don’t look after me a bit more then I’m not in any place to look after anyone else. Suzy has helped me turn on a light in my life. I now have so many things to look forward to and try as I go forward on my own. Thanks so much Suzy, you’re one in a million.”
“Working with Suzy has been so beneficial. Her encouragement has helped me to eat a much healthier diet and, as a result, I have lost weight and lost inches around my waist. I feel much better and am delighted to have had her support.”
“Working with Suzy has been a complete revelation! I wanted help because I was a bit stuck with my habits and felt emotionally overwhelmed. Over the course of six months, Suzy introduced me to a whole range of simple tools to help manage my stress levels, increase my resilience and generally live with purpose. She also helped me set achievable goals that built my confidence in my own ability to manage stress and take better care of myself.”
“Thank you for today, you’re the most positive voice in my journey at the moment. I greatly appreciate having you in my corner. You have such a wonderfully warm energy and never give me “pity face” like many therapists do. I also love that we can laugh together, so thank you, in this time where I am lost you’re a welcome respite.”
“Suzy is tremendously good at what she does. Her coaching plan is thoughtful, considerate and highly effective. Strongly recommended. Try it – a lot to be gained!”
“Here I am nearing 50 years old and I’m still waiting to get organised. I look at ‘other people’ and think they’ve definitely got it sorted – or have they? I came to Suzy with the intention of becoming a bit healthier, perhaps lose some weight, have more energy, not eat so much rubbish but what I got was so much more! Suzy encouraged me to look at parts of my life that I didn’t realise needed attention. We looked at attitudes towards everyday challenges and ways to cope with those times that are unavoidable. She helped me to arm myself with strategies when these times reared their ugly head so I would be prepared.
Alongside this came wonderful benefits – I would melt into a sea of calm when I entered the peppermint aroma filled room. This led me to make my own discoveries of essential oils. I also discovered bullet journaling (if you’ve never heard of it, look it up). It has been life-changing for me – my life is now organised through brightly coloured stickers and inks. Other benefits included making time for myself – that old cliché! I have three teenage children and extended family that I look after, as well as studying for a Master’s degree – so this was no easy ride. With Suzy’s help, I rediscovered my love of knitting and crotchet and also started reading books again – yet I seem to have more time. This was Suzy’s ability to make me stop and think about what I was doing rather than bouncing from pillar to post. Looking ahead, I am hoping to start my second set of sessions with Suzy soon with the intention of looking more intensely at healthy eating – although who knows what we may discover en route! Watch this space!”
“Suzy has huge compassion and empathy. When I discuss my struggles and goals with her, she listens so sincerely and her approach is so genuine that I feel completely supported. Her non-judgemental approach helps me to be myself and accept myself the way I am. She has empowered me to flourish in ways I didn’t even know I had in me.”
“Before I started seeing Suzy, I was struggling in every area of my life. I was overweight, bloated, anxious, burnt-out, struggling to sleep and I suffered from headaches every single day. Working with Suzy has been nothing less than transformational. She is incredibly warm, supportive and friendly and she’s empowered me to take back my health. With her support, I’ve lost three stone, I’m no longer bloated, I’m sleeping better and the anxiety has gone. I feel like me again – and that feels amazing.”
NB. You can hear Debs talk in person about her transformation here.
“When I came to see Suzy, I was suffering with recurring anxiety for which I’d regularly been prescribed medication. I had a very dysfunctional, out of control and erratic relationship with sugar. I’d be really good for days – and then I’d binge. I felt lost. I was spending so much time and effort cooking nutritious food for all the family from healthy cookbooks – and then I’d find myself eating one chocolate bar after another at night. Suzy has given me both the confidence and the knowledge to make sustainable changes. The cravings for sugar have completely gone. It’s only been a couple of months since my first session with Suzy and I feel much more in control, more balanced and less anxious. I’ve found Suzy warm, caring and inspiring and, with her support, I can now choose to treat myself if I feel like it and really enjoy that treat rather than being controlled by it. Not only that, but my kids are now empowered and have the knowledge to make wise decisions about their own food and choose when to eat treats, rather than it being an automatic, nightly occurrence. As a parent, that is priceless for me.”
“When I first came to see Suzy, following a recommendation from my doctor, I had been on steroids for over four years. Shortly after starting the steroids, I’d been prescribed Prozac for depression. The steroids exacerbated my pre-diabetic condition, weight gain and overall lack of motivation. I had no energy and both my eating and blood sugar were out of control. I honestly thought I’d never get myself right again. Food has always been my comfort and I’d always been a “snacky” person. I’d tried countless diets in the past but nothing had worked. What has been an absolute breakthrough for me is having the regular, one-to-one coaching sessions with someone who takes a nurturing, gentle approach. It’s not like coming once and walking out a brand new person: you don’t change overnight. Suzy has been there for me when I’ve slipped backwards and has continually motivated me. I’ve stopped snacking and have learnt to prepare and enjoy delicious, nutrient-packed foods. I’ve come off the steroids and Prozac, my blood sugar is stable and I feel so much better for taking fewer tablets. It feels fantastic to be no longer dictated and sabotaged by my impulses. I’ve got my confidence back again, my energy is higher, my outlook is more positive and I don’t take things to heart so much. Every time I come to see Suzy, I leave energised and uplifted. I’d recommend her to anyone.”
“I came to see Suzy after suffering a mild heart attack. I’d made what I thought were reasonable lifestyle changes, but I hadn’t even scratched the surface until I started being coached by Suzy. I can see now that we just tend to ignore what our family tell us and that it really takes someone outside your circle to support you to make changes. Suzy never dictates and is completely non-judgemental. Apart from her amazing knowledge, she also has great empathy. She’s inspired and motivated me to be healthy and I feel wonderful. My health, sleep, diet have all been transformed and, as a very nice side-effect, I’ve lost over a stone and inches off my waist. I’ve even started cooking! I’m delighted to have come off statins and I feel so empowered now that I understand that food is a better medicine than drugs.
My whole outlook has changed. I’m now so enthusiastic about lifestyle medicine that I’m inspiring my colleagues and friends to make changes and that feels really good. I’ve genuinely never felt better in my life.”
“Before I started seeing Suzy, I was struggling with long-standing digestive issues and was feeling a little lost in life. Suzy helped me identify the cause and supported me in changing my diet: I no longer suffer from bloating and my body feels and functions so much better. She also helped me to adopt various ways of caring for myself to become more balanced and clear-headed, so that I can focus on what I really want. Suzy is so warm and supportive, and genuinely acts as a cheerleader in your life. She has no judgment, is brilliant at making you see the good in yourself and really encourages you to keep moving forward. I couldn’t have asked for a more lovely person to be my health champion.”
“My time with Suzy has been totally empowering. No matter my mood or frame of mind when I walk in, I walk out feeling confident and ready. I have learnt so many wonderful practises and techniques from Suzy that I know I will benefit long after my sessions with her finish. Would I recommend Suzy to others? Hell yes! She’s kind, caring and gets your struggles. 100% go for it!”
“I called Suzy after reading about her in Cheshire Life Magazine. I was struggling with my health and felt out of control with my eating habits. I was also having a tough time with my role in my family. Suzy just felt like someone I needed in my life at that moment. And I couldn’t have been more right about that. Over the next 6 months, Suzy helped me find myself again, take back control and educate me about healthy choices both in eating and in my daily routine. I am more confident, more myself and physically feel better than I have in a while. She is a calming presence in my life who never judges, and is someone who I completely trust and admire. I’m looking forward to continuing my journey with Suzy and Peppermint Wellness.”
“I was overweight, unfit, running on adrenaline fumes and grieving for the losses in my life and unsure of what to do next. I think the phrase is that I was “sick and tired of feeling sick and tired”. I had heard and read about functional medicine, and as a nurse myself, it resonated with me. I didn’t want more medication to treat normal human responses. I was put in touch with Suzy by a local functional medicine doctor who suggested she’d be able to help me make lifestyle changes.
Like many other women, for far too long my life has been led by other people’s needs. I had forgotten that, unless the carer looks after herself, then those she cares for will lose out. The biggest revelation to me is that it’s OK to think about myself and I really don’t have to worry about other people all the time.
Formal before and after questionnaires show clear evidence that my health and wellbeing are improving. I have lost five inches from my waist and I can recognise how much better I feel when I eat well. Suzy has been a calm, cheerful influence in my life. I feel supported. She doesn’t get fazed if I cry and to someone grieving a loss, that has been very comforting.
I would recommend Suzy and her practice to anyone who is thinking of making changes in their life. You do have the answers inside of you: Suzy will help to calm that inner turmoil and work with you to understand that self-knowledge and help you to find a path that suits you.
My journey so far has been worth every penny and I consider it to be an investment in my wellbeing for the future.”
“Suzy has really transformed my way of thinking. She has made me realise the importance of self-worth and positive thinking. I used to be addicted to biscuits and sweets and have had none of these in two months. I now enjoy berries, which can be just as tasty and sweet, and have introduced lots of greens into my diet and feel a lot better for this. Suzy has taught me to establish boundaries and that saying no to people is acceptable. I have blossomed in confidence as a result. Suzy is an incredible life coach and counsellor. I cannot recommend her enough. She is truly inspirational.”
“Initially, I was a bit sceptical about health coaching. I was a life-long chocolate biscuit addict and was convinced that nothing would persuade me to give them up. But I was really suffering from bloating and indigestion and also had massive energy slumps, especially at work, so I gave it a try. I can honestly say that Suzy has changed my life. Not only has my digestion been transformed (no bloating and I no longer have cravings for sugar and caffeine) but my tummy is flatter, my clothes fit better and I’ve lost 9 lbs without depriving myself at all. I no longer have energy slumps and can run my business with more focus and energy. I feel like a different person: I’m sleeping better at night and generally feeling calmer and more positive. As a bonus, I’m getting compliments about how much fresher, clearer and younger my skin looks. Thanks to Suzy’s help, I feel the best I’ve ever done in my life.”
“Suzy’s health coaching programme was nothing less than a lifeline for me. Both my parents suffer from a chronic disease and, seeing the effects of that first-hand, I desperately wanted to avoid going down the same route. With all my heart, I want to stay well and healthy to be there for my kids. But I was locked in unhealthy habits and just didn’t know how to break out of them. Suzy made me want to be healthy, as opposed to having to be healthy. With her help, I’ve completely kicked my sugar habit and stopped drinking my daily Diet Coke. I know there are absolutely no guarantees when it comes to health, but I can’t put into words how much better I feel knowing that I’ve made changes to my lifestyle that reduce the risk of chronic disease. I now feel empowered to look after my own health and the health of my family for good – and I think that’s one of the most important things I can ever do in life.”
“I’d tried a meal replacement diet to lose my middle-aged spread but, after eight months on it, I just wasn’t shifting any weight. In addition, I had constant cravings for sugar which would have me hunting for chocolate each evening. I also suffered from long-standing digestion problems which often left me feeling bloated and uncomfortable – and my consultant had put me on long-term medication to treat what he termed a genetic bowel condition. Suzy helped me to change my diet and health for good. With her help, I lost my belly (and two stone). Even better, I no longer crave sugar and I’m off all my medication! Whereas I used to grab a sandwich at work and then suffer the effects, Suzy has shown me how to assemble tasty, filling and nutritious meals that keep my energy up without me using chocolate as a crutch to get through the day. My blood sugar is now stable and I feel lighter and fitter than I have for two decades!”
“Suzy has helped me enormously over the last few months. She’s guided me across several areas of my life, improving my general wellness and how I feel about myself through diet, stress reduction and exercise. I’ve noted a vast improvement in my sleep depth and length and I now wake up refreshed. I’ve transformed my diet and ditched all the junk I used to crave that had led to me carrying excess weight. She’s helped me get rid of my brain fog so I can think clearly – I’m now finding both everyday and work decisions easier and less stressful.
“Suzy is particularly helpful, informed and supportive as a person. I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking to be more content in life and to be a better human being.”
“I joined Suzy’s programme as I knew I wasn’t feeling (or looking) the best I could be. I wanted to refocus on wellness, abolish the diet treadmill and gain knowledge on how to look after myself. Suzy is someone who inspires with her passion for wellness and she empowered me to put her advice into practice and make healthy habits a part of my everyday life. Not only have I stopped feeling hungry but I now sleep better, my skin is glowing, I’ve got improved concentration and I’m less stressed. In short, I feel well.”
“Being coached by Suzy gave me such a feeling of liberation. In the past, I’ve been on so many restrictive diets and it was just a breath of fresh air not to be dictated to. What you get from Suzy is a very healthy, ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ approach to eating. Now, if I happen to eat something that previously I would have felt guilty about, I’m just so much more relaxed about it. However far away you are from healthy living, Suzy makes it completely attainable, so that you have belief and confidence in yourself. She encourages you to take baby steps and holds your hand along the way.”
“I was introduced to Suzy at a time when I felt at my lowest. She helped me to address and resolve many anxiety issues, and to overcome a bout of severe depression. She supported me to become more mindful in everything I do and to enjoy a purposeful and healthier life once again. I’m now not only more confident around home cooking but have drastically reduced the amount of chocolate I eat! I feel much less anxious, a lot happier and more positive about the future.
“Suzy is incredibly kind, patient and warm and is passionate about helping people lead happier, healthier lives. Thank you Suzy!”
“I am so grateful for Suzy’s support and can’t thank her enough! She helped me overcome a fear of water that I had for 15 years and which seemed so daunting to me. With the help of her doing EFT (tapping) with me, I no longer have those fears and can now enjoy swimming, even if I am alone in the pool! Suzy, you’re a star.”
“Suzy gives an illuminating insight into the truth behind the health headlines in a forgiving environment and in an accessible way. She offers a very practical approach to changing your whole lifestyle – say goodbye to faddy diets and hello to a wholesome new you!”
“I have tried so many different diets and health trends but none worked for me. When I heard about Suzy’s more holistic approach, I was intrigued and a little sceptical. But now I am a graduate of her coaching, I feel much better equipped to keep myself healthy and happier. Suzy’s lovely, positive, gentle sessions have given me a new self-awareness and the tools to identify triggers and deal with them when life throws things at you, at work or at home.”