Amanda Barritt BSc (Hons), DSFH, HPD, MNCH (Reg.)
The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
The Practice Rooms
57/59 High Street
I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist in Bristol, that specialises in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. This form of therapy helps clients to use resources already within them to acquire the change they desire- by focusing on the solutions and moving forwards, rather than dwelling on problems of the past.
It’s easy to let stress and tension build up and it’s this stress that can affect other areas of our lives, not just psychologically but physically too. We may begin to feel nervous, anxious, depressed or even angry. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps people who are struggling to get back in control of their lives again. It uses modern and well-researched methods that can help reduce stress levels and enable the client to move forwards and towards a more positive future.
What Hypnotherapy Can Help
- Stress and Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Fears and Phobias
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Negative thinking
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Sleep problems
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Pain control
- Weight loss
- Stopping smoking
- Plus more…
If you feel you are struggling with a certain aspect of your life, then I can work with you to help get your life back on track and to focus on the solutions, rather than the problems. Please feel free to get in touch or check out my website for any further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over the years I have worked with many people from all walks of life, who have needed a helping hand to get back on their feet. After graduating with a degree in BSc (Hons) Psychology, I worked in several establishments that helped individuals affected by mental health difficulties, substance misuse, homelessness and also homeless teenagers.
However it was a few years later that I discovered through personal experience, the world of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and saw the positive change that it can bring to people like you and me - who need a little relief from modern life’s stresses. With my passion to continue working with people, I trained with Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT), and have seen first-hand the great benefits it can offer.
Now a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, I am also a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). This requires me to continue my professional development with ongoing training and attend regular supervisions.
Additionally alongside my private practice I am also an accredited Anxiety UK Approved Therapist, which means I can take referrals from the charity at more affordable rates for the client.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
The first session will be the initial consultation where you will be able to explain the aspects that you would like to change or need help with. I will be able to assess how many sessions you will likely need and also explain how the brain works, how you can use this knowledge to move forwards and how the therapy can help you. You will also receive a complimentary CD or MP3 to listen to in between sessions.
Duration: 40-60 minutes approx.
Cost: Half price - £30
The following sessions will then be a combination of Solution Focused Psychotherapy, where I will guide you to focus on the positives and solutions, and steer you towards your preferred future. This will then lead into the hypnosis part of the session- click here for a more detailed explanation.
Duration: 50-60 minutes
Cost: £60 per session
These sessions require an initial consultation and then three further sessions, using the Rewind and Reframe techniques,
Duration: 50-60 minutes
Cost: Initial Consultation - half price £30, following sessions £60 each
This is a one-off session that will require you to engage in an explanation of the brain in relation to smoking, and how you can stop. This is then reinforced by hypnosis and you will also receive a CD or MP3 to listen to afterwards. A strong desire to be ready to give up is required.
Duration: 90-120 minutes
I am available weekdays and evenings.