Andrea Gibson DSFH. DSFP. Cert Hypnosis for childbirth. Reg AfSFH, NCH
71 The Philog
96 Aberporth Road
Cardiff And Cowbridge
Andrea is a Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Solution Focused Brief psychotherapist. Her practice- Innovate Hypnotherapy is based in Whitchurch, Cardiff, where she works from Holistic House. Andrea also works in the Vale of Glamorgan and most areas around South Wales. Skype sessions are also available.
Being a Solution Focused Therapist , Andrea's clients are encouraged to think about how they want their future to be and to disregard issues from the past. 'We focus on the positives to achieve good solutions.'
Andrea has had over 25 years experience in working in Therapeutic settings, working with all ages. Her passion is enabling people to reach their full potential in life. Helping people access the tools that they have within to cope with life and make people happier and more confident.
- Addictions: Drug, Alcohol, Internet, Gambling.
- anxiety issues
- Low confidence
- sleep problems,
- IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- OCD - Obsessional Compulsive Disorder
- weight loss / control
- Quit smoking
- Hypnosis in childbirth ... Cert coach for self hypnosis for childbirth and pregnancy.
Andrea is always willing to chat over the phone if you have any questions. Just give her a call today.
Training, qualifications & experience
Andrea has had a varying career and life has given her experiences that many of her clients may have experienced.
Most of Andrea's career has been within the Health Care and Social Services fields, (over 25 years). The roles she has taken on have been carer, advocate, therapist, mentor and trainer.Dealing with some very difficult situations and helping people with challenging behaviours.
Whilst working andrea has a family and has always continued her education and improved her knowledge and skills, Including in-service training and external study.
Andrea gained a Diploma in humanities (Sociology, Law and Politics). This lead to her entrance into Cardiff University Law School to study for a law degree. Unfortunately Andrea was unable to complete her study due to the arrival of her 3rd child and a temporary debilitating accident.
Andrea also gained the first Occupational Therapy Assistant's Cert in Wales. Which entitled her to register with the BAOT.
Hypnotherapy became an interest of Andrea's after she had used Self-Hypnosis to resolve a phobia and then had gone on to use hypnosis to overcome stress and anxiety. On discovering how powerful hypnosis is and how fast it can work, it was obvious that training to become a hypnotherapist was the next step in life. Andrea applied to The Clifton Practice to train in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Andrea gained the Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, previously known as DHP. The Clifton Practice, Bristol is a distinguished and prestigious training school which has been awarded the Gold Standard in it's training. Graduates of CPHT register with the AfSFH and agree to a Strict Professional Code Of Practice. Graduates pride themselves in the knowledge that not only are they highly professional and trained exceptionally well but they are using techniques which are based on the latest scientific studies and research in the field of neuroscience and psychotherapy. This keeps Solution Focused Hypnotherapy current and relevant. Therapists are obliged to keep up to date with studies and research and to continue their professional development by attending workshops and courses on a regular basis.
Both Therapist and Client can have great confidence in the methods being used. This is probably one reason why Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is so successful in resolving so many problems.
Andrea is also a Certified coach for self hypnosis in Childbirth and during Pregnancy (Hypnobirthing)
Programmes are designed individually dependant on the clients requests and needs. These sessions can also include the birthing partner if requested.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- 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 *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I can help with motivation. This can be related to sporting performance or general motivation and confidence.
I specialise in motivation for equestrians. I can help with performance for shows or dressage or with the nervous rider, even helping people return to the saddle after accidents. I can develope individual programmes for the equestrian. sessions can also take at the yard if needed.
My other specialist sport is badminton. However, it is not necessary for me to played the sport for me to work with athletes and sports people and improve their performance. Emphasis is put on visualisation.
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- Initial consultation £30 40 -55 mins plus free CD
- Specific Phobias £165 4 x 55 mins over 4 weeks
- Standard sessions £60 55 mins
- Stop smoking £120 1.5 - 2 hr session.
- Reduced rates for under 18s and Jobseeker/ Disability Benefit claimants (proof required).
- Free CD with all sessions
- Sports motivation / improve performance £60- £80 45- 90 mins (at clients request)
NEW NEW NEW : 30 minute Pure Relaxation Therapy sessions £30.
I also offer: in the work place ' Stress Buster ' sessions
and ' Mind Massage ' Sessions, one to one or in a group.
I am also available to talk to groups and clubs.
I am always happy to chat. However, there will be times when I am in sessions. I will always get back to you if you wish.
Gift vouchers available for all types of sessions.
DEEP RELAXATION THERAPY : £50 - 2 x 30 minute session
Results vary from person to person.
Emma L reviewed Innovate Hypnotherapy. – 5 star 3 September 2015 ·
Lucy U reviewed Innovate Hypnotherapy. – 5 star 13 June 2015 ·
Amazing ! Really helped with my sleep,positivity and outlook on my life . Lovely experience every time would highly recommend if you suffer from anxiety and it brings down your stress levels. Andrea is friendly always on time and makes feel comfortable and welcome !
Aimée L reviewed Innovate Hypnotherapy. – 5 star June 2015 ·
I was provided an absolutely amazing experience which has helped me overcome my fear of spiders which I thought would be impossible to achieve but with the help off this wonderful women I quickly learned that anything is possible
Who Have I helped?
I have worked with clients who have successfully lost weight , overcome fears of attending the Dentist. I have also work with people with diagnosed PTSD. OCD , Intrusive thoughts and anxiety.
Available for enquiries from 9am -9pm. Text or email any time.