Read what Mind and Body Scotland clients have thought about working with Renee:
I travelled 60 miles for the best therapy session I have ever had. Never before had a therapist taken the time to find out the reason and cause of pain. Renee then tailor made therapy for me. PLUS after 10 minutes she spotted what pain doctors/specialists had never found. I have Scoliosis which makes my left leg 2cm shorter than my right. Since being back to the doctor, I have seen Orthotics specialists and have insole which greatly minimises my pain. BRILLIANT.” Robert C.
“I cannot sing Renee's praises as a Doula enough. I had a long labour, with mild contractions for 2.5 days before things heated up. Renee was with me pretty much all of the time. She read books to our two year old, tidied up, prepared the birth room, fed us, made me laugh, massaged me, walked outside with me, encouraged me and met all my labour needs. I was relaxed as both my husband and Renee looked after us. It was wonderful to be supported, have an advocate who could speak with midwives if required, and have her ample knowledge of labour and birth. Renee knew what I wanted and made sure I got it! I am thrilled to have birthed at home and to have had this support, before, during and after birth. I am thankful to have found her and have Renee in our lives. Renee is a caring, nurturing, wonderful woman. Thank you Renee. We love you.” Ros M
“This is one amazing lady. She is a top rate therapist, warm, caring and very intelligent.” Nikki W
“Holistic therapy given in a professional but friendly manner. In addition to delivering a variety of therapies Renee McBride gives non-judgemental lifestyle advice in a homely non-threatening environment.” Thom N.
“I have been with Renee for several years. A true professional she puts you at ease from the very first appointment. She listens to your story and your reasons for seeking her help and tailors your treatments to what you need most. A beautiful person whose aim is to support and help her clients address the stresses and strains of life and come through stronger for the experience. My advice; don't hesitate make an appointment today!” Isabel O
“Renee is wonderful! I started seeing Renee nearly two years ago she is a fantastic therapist and helped me through some very stressful times. Then when I became pregnant, I knew instantly that I wanted her as my Doula. She helped me plan my home birth and was the rock both my partner and I needed during the birth. She is a wonderful Doula - calm, focussed, warm and loving - just what you need and want during birth. I couldn't imagine doing it without her! Thank you Renee! Lots of love x” Gina V
“I can't praise this lady enough, she helped me no end with my Fibromyalgia pain. She no longer is a lady I go to, she has become a real friend and she is a great listener and counsellor and I can pour my troubles out to her. I highly recommend her and she is also an extremely kind and caring person. If you are in need of someone give a Renee a call.” May W.
“It took me time to decide on whether I should use a doula or not - being familiar with the scientific evidence on multiple positive effects of doulas on birth experience, I decided to ask Renee to support me. Renee appeared to be warm sensitive, but at the same time a mentally strong, resilient and honest woman who stands up for others. The decision about hiring Renee was undoubtedly the right one.
I am one of those people who takes local, and even general, anaesthetic because of fear of pain and discomfort during medical procedures. So how did I experience pregnancy and survive birth? During pregnancy I was the most relaxed woman ever...and during birth? I even didn't ask for a paracetamol... what’s more important, I enjoyed it. I had natural birth in the pool that lasted two hours from my first contraction...Some may say that's unusual and I am really lucky...I indeed appreciate the fact that my experience was probably quite unique and I'm aware that not every woman may experience the same and give birth to their first child within two hours - even if she hires a doula.
However I greatly believe that Renee did make a great contribution to how I felt and coped throughout pregnancy and during birth. She helped me learn to relax through teaching me hypnobirthing techniques. She was also an amazing support to my husband, who in fact initially hesitated if he wanted to be present at birth at all (he was and didn't regret it!) I appreciated Renee’s support during birth... hospital staff wanted to send me home however Renee supported my decision to stay and I’m lucky I did stay because an hour later my son was born.
A few days after birth, she also visited us and provided us with lots relevant information (e.g. on breastfeeding). I think for Renee being a doula is not just a job...it’s her vocation…she loves doing it, she is passionate about it and she also has a great deal of knowledge and experience. I will always be very grateful to Renee and will highly recommend her to others. Thanks to her I strongly believed I would do it and I did it...now I have an adorable baby and wonderful memories.” Anna
“Before I met this wonderful lady, I was struggling, even just putting the bin out and I started to panic. I had just come out of an abusive relationship and had no confidence. I was scared and didn't know what to do. The GP prescribed medication, which just made me sleepy, didn't really help me get out and about.
Then I met Renee! During my first session, she really took her time getting to know me and how I think. She tailored my first session of hypnotherapy to suit me. Within days of having this session, I was out, oh my days, it was a Saturday afternoon and I was in the shopping centre buying Christmas presents.... I was free!!!!
Renee has helped so much with my anxiety, my confidence, the way I see myself and thinking rationally. I continue to see Renee every couple of weeks, not only me but my son too. He had problems with bed wetting, one session with Renee and he's had a dry bed ever since. She is a very caring, kind and friendly lady, she makes me feel at ease. Not only have I found a fantastic hypnotherapist, I have also found one of the nicest, understanding people I will ever meet.
My advice to anyone with anxiety is to give it a try, it works for me. Suzi H