HypnotherapyDo you suffer from anxiety, stress or phobias? Maybe you’re seeking to overcome some fear, trauma, change a habit or limiting beliefs? Perhaps you are looking to undertake some inner child or shadow work? Whatever your condition/issue, I can help you to connect with your innate strength and resources to bring about change enabling you to live the life that you truly deserve. I offer a number of services, from one to one sessions to workshops, ensuring accessible professional therapeutic services. I work in a solution focused way, using evidence-based hypnotherapy interventions, which are tailored specifically to your needs.
If you are seeking treatment for a condition not listed please get in contact with me.
Why Choose Me
I’ve been there too!
Like everyone else, I’ve had my fair share of problems and have had successful experiences with hypnotherapy enabling me to work through my issues so that I can support others as a therapist.
I have also been a non smoker for over 4 years now thanks to hypnotherapy.
I offer high quality professional therapy, in a safe environment. I also offer warmth, empathy understanding and dedication to helping you achieve your goals.
I work intuitively and integratively, which means that I am trained in number of different modalities enabling me to tailor my approach to suit you and your circumstances. I also work creatively which means paying attention to hunches, feelings, knowings, dreams and visions etc., in order to understand what is being communicated from the deepest part of you in relation to the issue which has brought you to hypnotherapy.
I am also able to work in a solution focused way. Sessions are led by you and as we work together I will support you in meeting your goals by ensuring that you are asked the right questions, accepted without judgement, challenged for who you are and fully supported throughout your healing process.
At the end of our work together you may find that you have developed a deeper sense of awareness, processed wounds and pain, discovered fresh insights into your life and situations and gained access to new resources as you heal old wounds and free up energy.
I’m a qualified, accredited and insured clinical hypnotherapist having trained and qualitied as part of a master level course of hypnosis and psychotherapy at one of the longest established and respected hypno-psychotherapy training institutes in the world. I am on the pathway set by UK Council for Psychotherapy. Very few hypnotherapists will have undertaken such a rigorous training or are held to such strict ethical standards.
- Accredited and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
- Member of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness (NSHP)
- Anxiety UK Approved Therapist
- LLB Law
- Foundation&Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapy awarded by the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Counselling Skills – The Mary Ward Centre
- Internal Family Systems Circle Training
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorders – Mind Body Breakthrough
Insurance and Supervision
- In accordance with my professional memberships I have full professional indemnity insurance.
- I undergo supervision and continuing professional development as set out in the NSHP Code of Conduct.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis the name of the procedure that allows you to alter your state of consciousness in order to achieve a specific outcome. Other names for altering your state of consciousness include meditation, praying, reading, watching TV, having a conservation.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy which takes place using hypnosis at a time when the mind is in an altered but completely comfortable and controlled state of consciousness. While in the hypnotic state it has been shown that skilled hypnotherapists can help clients achieve tremendous results, exploring the powers of their mind and tackling deep rooted issues
Will I lose control?
No. This is a popular misconception that people have about hypnotherapy having watched entertainment hypnosis on tv or at stage shows. What isn’t seen with entertainment hypnosis is all the behind the scenes work that goes into producing such shows. You remain completely in control with clinical hypnotherapy and will be able to hear everything that I say and get up and walk out at any time that you wish (although I’m certain that you won’t want to).
What happens during a hypnotherapy session?
Hypnotherapy is a process and as such all sessions will be different. At the first session generally we’ll discuss your reasons for coming to see me, the ways I can assist you, and time permitting introduce you to some hypnosis. During most hypnotherapy processes, you’ll also be taught self-hypnosis.
How long do sessions last?
Hypnotherapy sessions last for 50mins. For smoking cessation, the initial session lasts for 2 hours.
How many sessions will I need?
A difficult question to answer without having met with you first to explore your needs in more depth. Some issues require just a handful of sessions. Others, due to their severity may require a longer-term process.
Do sessions need to be booked weekly?
No, not necessarily. Longer time in between sessions may be useful to integrate what we have been working on, as well as give you the extra time to complete mandatory homework. There will however been some issues where more frequent attendance will be appropriate.
What are your fees?
Think you can’t afford hypnotherapy? To ensure my services are accessible, I charge a standard rate (£65) and have reduced rate sessions for individuals with flexibility over when they attend as well as some concession rates (students, elderly, 12 Step attendees, low/no income etc please enquire). For workshop fees please see individual workshops.
What other commitments do I need to make?
As with all things in life, we get out as much as we are willing to put in. To ensure that you get the most from our sessions, I will from time to time set homework as appropriate. We will also discuss any other commitments, such as around confidentiality, during our initial session.
If your ready to book a session or discuss how I can assist you please do get in touch.