Beverley Fathers BSc (Hons), PG Cert (Clin.Hyp), BSCH (Assoc).
I believe that we all have the inner resources to live our lives to the full, and free from limiting beliefs, negative thinking, unhelpful behaviour patterns and emotional baggage from the past. Sometimes we lose touch with just how amazing our inner resources are and then problems like anxiety, lack of confidence, poor motivation, stress, low mood, relationship difficulties, etc. can reduce the quality and enjoyment of life. Habits, phobias, or poor lifestyle choices can let us down.
However none of these problems have to be permanent and most can be changed quite quickly, and with the assistance of a skilled hypnotherapist it’s possible to use the hypnotic state to make deep and lasting changes to thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Working in conjunction with more traditional therapy, I believe that hypnotherapy as an integrative therapy has an important part to play in achieving well-being.
During the first session I like to take a full history about the presenting issue and set out a plan for further treatment sessions, frequency and number, although usually a minimum of two to three sessions are required to treat most problems with no upper limit. Even on the first visit you will experience hypnosis. Most hypnotherapy sessions with me will last 60 minutes, except for smoking cessation, where it is possible for successful treatment of one session lasting 90 minutes up to two hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having worked in a healthcare setting for all of my working life, when my family became adults I knew I wanted to develop my skills to be able to help people on a more personal level. With this in mind I initially trained as a Reiki therapist which not only awakened my desire for learning but also led me onto training to become a Life Coach. I gained my Post Graduate Diploma in Life, Business and Executive Coaching with Elliott-Griffiths Coaching in Exeter in 2012, accredited by the EMCC.
A month after qualifying as a Life Coach, I began my training in hypnotherapy with the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy (LCCH) in partnership with the University of West London (UWL) and achieved a Certificate of Personal and Professional Development in Clinical Hypnosis, level 6 in 2012. I achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy, level 7 in 2015.
I am an associate member of the British School of Clinical Hypnotherapists and have attended CPD master classes in:
- Effective Pain Control
- Sports Hypnosis and Performance Enhancement
- Working with Disordered Eating
- Treating Depression with Hypnotherapy
- Using Hypnosis with Cancer Patients
I also completed basic training in Logosynthesis with the Institute for Logosynthesis in June 2014, and due to attend for additional practice training during this Summer.
I believe that my working history, education and life events enable me to have a deep understanding and empathy with my patients and clients and I am filled with excitement and enthusiasm about this next venture in my working life.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- 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 *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship 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.
- Standard hourly rate - £60.00
- Prebooking 4 sessions - £220.00
- 6 sessions - £300.00
Weekday daytime and evening appointments and Saturday mornings if required. Please allow up to three days before I reply to your enquiry.