Are you anxious, depressed, tired of negative messages, from yourself and others? Feeling trapped, worn-out, scared, unable to move forward? Fed up with feeling like you have no choice or that nobody listens?
Ready to make a change? I can help. Hypnosis works with feelings and emotions, at the source of the problem, providing lasting solutions. It is a completely natural state, and you need have no worries about being humiliated or made to look foolish. My relationship with you can only be built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect, and anything which makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe could undermine that trust and respect. If you feel unsure or apprehensive, let me know, but if you are open to new ideas, the possibilities are endless - the only limitation is what you believe!
"Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you're right" ....... Henry Ford
My particular areas of interest are anxiety, depression and the results of stress, with their usual, recognised and accepted symptoms. However, they can also be responsible for a multitude of other issues, from apparently small, irritating habits to emotional trauma. Some of these may be panic attacks, lack of confidence and self-esteem, inability to relax, embarrassment and blushing, chronic pain, physical illnesses or conditions (IBS, ME, allergies, fibromyalgia, and others), fears and phobias, compulsions and obsessions, anger control, addictions, sexual difficulties, sleep disorders, general performance, relationship complications, and so on. I work with most age groups and am happy to listen to whatever you want to discuss, whether you believe it to be minor or overwhelming, mundane or extraordinary - if it's serious enough for you to want to change it, that's enough for me.
Recent research indicates that the single most important indicator for therapy success is the relationship between client and therapist. My unique offering to you is myself, and the best way for you to discover if that is what you want and need is to get in touch. I am happy to see you for a free initial consultation (or it can be by phone if that suits you better), lasting between 30 minutes and an hour, so you are able make up your mind. After that, the choice is yours, and I will put you under no pressure to proceed if you are not happy with what you find. Our relationship is just as meaningful to me as it is to you, and I want you to feel safe and comfortable.
I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist, working in Wansford, which is just off the A1 and easily accessible via other major routes. There are buses from Peterborough, Stamford and Oakham, including regular Centrebus services and booked services through CallConnect.
I use a range of Hypnotherapy and NLP techniques, combined with other proven, psycho-therapeutic approaches. If you would like to know more, I am very happy to explain these when we talk.
"We can achieve what we can conceive and believe" ....... Mark Twain
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and NLP
BSc (Hons) Social Studies
I have worked as a therapist for several years, during which time I have had (and taken) many, many opportunities to develop and improve, as well as hone and change my approaches. Some of my education and qualifications have been formal, some have come from simply living my life. Learning and discovery are lifelong passions, possibility is everywhere, and working with clients is the same. In addition to helping you, I believe we can learn a huge amount from each other.
My professional experience is wide, having worked in housing, education, social care and commerce, in a variety of roles and capacities, paid and voluntary, as an employee and self-employed. It has been my privilege to meet and work with people of very mixed abilities, from all backgrounds and walks of life, in many differing circumstances, across all age ranges.
I have been involved in the running of an internet retail business for over 10 years, I understand the challenges of relationships, marriage and parenthood.
Like most people, there have been occasions when I have needed help and support (professional and otherwise) to cope. I understand what it feels like to be that person, and it enables me to work from a position of empathy and compassion, which is invaluable.
You are always assured of my discretion, attention and confidentiality, from start to finish, without judgement.
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 *
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
* 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.
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I offer a free initial consultation (which may be by telephone) lasting approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, after which there is no pressure to continue with therapy. Please contact me for details, I am more than happy and willing to discuss your wishes and my fees, and it's your chance to find out more about me.
Therapy is not standardised, and varies according to the needs of each individual; fees reflect this and represent value for money. I charge by the session, not the hour, lasting between 90 minutes and 2 hours.
Appointments are usually throughout working hours and some evenings, but I will do my best to meet your requirements.