Angela Phillips B.Ed (Hons) Dip Hyp GQHP
Innovation Hair and Beauty
5 Stubbington Green
01329 314823 / 07855 914835
How can I help you? I offer a FREE initial consultation and then confidential one-to-one sessions in a calm and friendly environment. In the modern world we live our lives at a very busy pace, which sometimes leads us to ignore issues that we need to deal with. I have been working as a therapist since 2005, and my practice has grown to incorporate many techniques that help people to ‘be who they want to be’. I see myself as an integrative practitioner and treat each person as an individual. As such, I offer an individual treatment plan to every client and all work is client centred.
Anxiety and stress affect many people in our fast paced world, and further studies in these areas have enabled me to offer this as a specialisation. Often we don’t even notice how anxiety and stress can affect us until it negatively impacts our physical health. Learning to relax and deal with the world in a more appropriate way can be truly life changing. I am approved by Anxiety UK.
Anxiety and stress in their turn, can lead to developing unhelpful habits. If that habit becomes intolerable, affects day to day living in a negative way, then it may be time to consign that habit to the past.
Weight reduction and management is an exciting area of hypnotherapy for me. Many studies have proven that diets just don't work long term. Hypnotherapy helps to change a person's relationship with food. When you discover why you are eating those comfort foods it is much easier to change your habits. I offer a programme of weight loss sessions with or without a virtual gastric band. Why not phone for a chat to see if this approach would help you gain back control over your eating?
Stop Smoking. If now is the time for you to let go of this habit then hypnotherapy may be for you. I offer one session treatments plus a back-up CD to reinforce our work together.
Another common issue in today's world is IBS. If you have been diagnosed with IBS then you may be interested to hear that research has shown gut specific hypnotherapy reduced symptoms in over 80% of patients. I offer a five session programme following gut specific protacol.
Prior to being a therapist I worked for many years as a primary school teacher. I still enjoy helping children get a good start in life and so offer work with children's issues e.g., enuresis, separation anxiety, thumb sucking, poor behaviour at school etc. This is a natural progression for me and an area I have done further training and research in.
Another area that I have studied further in is pain management and self-healing. The use of deep self-hypnosis can be beneficial and techniques can be taught to take control of well-being These are all shared and practised. Similarly, some of these techniques can also be used during childbirth. A series of 4 sessions helps to install a sense of confidence and control for the expectant mother.
M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a further area of specialization, and I offer a programme of NLP and hypnosis.
My business serves South Hampshire and the surrounding areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (distinction)
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (distinction)
Masterclass Certificate in Working with Children
Masterclass Certificate in Past Life Regression
Certificate in Pain Management
Certificate in M.E. and Chronic Fatigue
Certificate in Anxiety - Approved by Anxiety UK
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for IBS
Certificate in Changing Patterns of behaviour - HABITS
Educational Performance Practitioner
Certificate in working with Post Natal Mental Health
General Hypnotherapy Register
National Hypnotherapy Society
National Counselling Society
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- 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
- Sexual issues *
- 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
Post Natal Mental Health
FREE initial consultation. Further sessions are dependent upon treatment required. Please phone or E-mail for more information.
Michelle was suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia when she first contacted me. This is her story:
" Having suffered from an acute anxiety disorder, and panic attacks for the past 8 years of my life, I had basically wished away what should have been some of the best years of my life.
Every day was full of apprehension and dread, with me wasting many hours worrying about when the next panic attack or agoraphobia attack would strike, leaving me unable to travel far from home and reluctant to live life to the full which had a very negative knock-on effect towards my husband and children.
I had read book upon book, searched the internet over the subject, taken daily medication for years, all in the hope of curing this bane in my life which held me back and kept me living in dread.
When hypnotherapy was first suggested, I must confess to being somewhat sceptical. As a scientist, I was unsure to say the least as to the authenticity and use of complimentary therapies such as hypnotherapy, but having been on strong medication for years which worked at times but let me down on others, I decided to give it a go, and I am SO pleased I did.
With the nature of my anxiety disorder, the very thought of sitting down with a stranger to be hypnotised, in itself, was almost enough to trigger a panic attack, but from the moment I was in Angela’s presence, I was made to feel at great ease, comfortable and in very good hands, and I instantly felt a surge of confidence and enthusiasm that this was going to work for me.
Despite being in quite an anxious and wound-up state of mind, I found that the calm tones of Angela’s voice and comfortable surroundings guided me gently and easily into the most relaxed, hypnotised state of mind that I had ever recalled experiencing in my entire life. The time passed so quickly, and I found myself not wanting to leave this intensely relaxed state. By the end of the session, I already felt more confident and hopeful for the future than ever before.
The future sessions were carefully worded by Angela to adapt to me personally and tackle my individual problems and hang-ups. Each time, I found it easier and easier to reach the deeply relaxing state of hypnosis and achieved a greater state of calm and relaxation.
After the first few sessions, I found myself able to travel further from home and achieve tasks that I had long since thought impossible with my anxiety disorder, as my new-found confidence was able to shine through as the strongest emotion and keep those old anxiety deep-set demons in-check, so that they no-longer held me back from living life to the full.
It is not only me who has benefited greatly from the hypnosis experience. My husband and children have also noticed a huge difference in my overall newly positive outlook to life, my new-found zest and confidence, and my enjoyment of every day.
I cannot thank Angela enough for what she has done for me. I would strongly recommend Angela’s hypnosis sessions to anyone - it could change your life - it certainly did mine! "
Laura also suffered acute stress and anxiety. She says:
As we travel through the years, there are probably only a handful of people who could honestly be said to have had a life changing impact on us for the better. For me, Angela is one of these. Friendly and understanding, she took time to listen to my individual needs. Every visit left me feeling better both physically and mentally.
The difference she made has been quite remarkable, and in turn provided additional and unexpected benefits. Her success has exceeded all hopes and I will be eternally grateful for her help.
Danny explains how the virtual gastric band helped him overcome his overeating:
I had been increasing in weight for many years and diets did not work, no matter how much I tried, so it was with some reservation that I decided to try the virtual gastric band therapy with Angela.
It has now been about 6 weeks since my last session and I have lost nearly two and a half stone! I feel better, sleep better, and feel relaxed. Best of all I have stopped the constant snacking which makes me believe that the weight loss will be maintained.
In addition to daytime appointments, Monday to Friday, I have evening availability on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday