Carol Barwick D.Hyp. IEMT,TFT, MAPHP,MFHT
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital
Newcastle Upon Tyne
64 Reid Park Road
0191 281 2683 / 07712 864 760
A skilled and creative Clinical Hypnotherapist with over 25 years of business experience. A former Barclays North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year who has worked as a motivational coach since 1993. Because of this background you are offered a powerful cocktail of business acumen and common sense, blended with a range of interventions to develop self-awareness, engage with a new perspective and overcome personal barriers.
How do I work?
People are individual, which is how I approach every treatment. Each client receives therapy tailored to their specific needs. Using an eclectic range of skills, and working in partnership, we address your requirements together, and in confidence.
My therapy work began as a result of training with the internationally renowned expert in this field, Paul McKenna in London. My busy private clinic in Jesmond (for corporate and individual clients) continues to grow by reputation, based on results. Online coaching and therapy are also available.
A personal interest in health, nutrition and fitness spans 30 years. The mind and body are closely linked, so this knowledge is threaded into my approach. I passionately believe that good mental and physical health are the foundations which allow us to achieve our goals, maintain a balance, and be emotionally and physically fit enough to enjoy the rewards of our efforts.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Life today is fast, and subject to massive change which can create stress, and this can impact on both our health and emotional wellbeing. The baggage we wake up with today does not have to be the same baggage we carry tomorrow, and this is where Hypnotherapy can help.
Everything we experience from birth is logged in our subconscious mind, although we are usually unaware of this information. Psychological therapy can take many forms, however hypnotherapy is unique, because it deals directly with the subconscious mind by bypassing the conscious mind.
Mind over matter
The human body is a self-healing unit with the mind and body closely linked. Physical behaviour stems from the sub-conscious, for example how we feel about ourselves. Hypnotherapy is a great way of releasing negative thoughts and emotions that can build up and make us feel unhappy, or prevent us from living a fulfilled and normal life. An additional bonus is that the body releases endorphins which are the ‘feel good factors’ that serve to heal and repair the body.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of mind, achieved through physical and mental relaxation, allowing communication with the sub-conscious mind. Self-hypnosis, which can be self-taught or learned with a hypnotherapist or hypnotist, is an excellent tool for reducing stress and creating a state of calm. My clients often comment that the experience is surprisingly enjoyable.
Exploding the myths
Hypnotherapy conducted by a fully qualified and experienced therapist is fast, effective and safe. Clients are sometimes concerned they may ‘lose control, lose their mind or divulge family secrets’ during hypnosis. Scientific research has proved that regardless of how deeply you may go into trance (a state of deep relaxation) you will always be in full control. Hypnosis cannot make you do anything against your ethics, beliefs or values.
Who can benefit from Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is suitable for anybody who wants and is ready to change. This therapy is able to tap into and stimulate the body’s healing resources to bring about positive transformations. We all have the ability to alter negative thoughts, to make changes, to alter our self-beliefs.
'Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene' - Arthur Christopher Benson
Now is the time for you to make a change to your life - don't procrastinate call Carol now for an informal chat or for further information on how she can help you.
Tel: 0191 281 2683 Mob: 07712 864760 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (MAPHP)
Member of National Register of Psychotherapists & Counsellors (UK) (MNRPC)
Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists( MFHT)
Qualifications & Training
EMM-TECH-Easy Muscle Management - Emmett Therapies (2012)
Advanced IEMT Practitioner - Andrew T Austin (2012)
Thought Field Therapy-Algorithms (TFT)-Callaghan Techniques Ltd (2011)
The Essential Practical Skills of Indirect Eriksonian Conversational Hypnosis & NLP -Steven Brooks (2011)
Humour Works: Thought Provoking Dialogue – Phil Jeremiah IV (2010)
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis – The Croft Academy (2009)
Practitioner of Integral Eye Movement Technique – Andrew T Austin (2009)
NLP Skills for Coaches – Cadenza Associates (2009)
Licenced Master Practitioner of NLP-Paul McKenna Training Ltd (2008)
Licensed NLP Practitioner – Paul McKenna Training Ltd (2007)
Hypnotic Practitioner - Paul McKenna Training Ltd (2007)
I have a commitment to continuous professional development and undergo regular supervision to maintain a current approach and keep abreast of the latest developments.
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 *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- 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
My specialisms revolve around treating confidence/self esteem, stress, anxiety, fears, addictions, lack of motivation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and goal setting. In short I dig down to the root cause of whats holding you back from maximising your life.
The areas I have mostly worked in include Stress, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Weight Management, Goal Setting, Low Self Esteem, Menopause, Fears, Phobias, Personal Development, Blushing, , Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Exam Nerves, Stop Smoking and Confidence Issues,
If your condition of not stated above please call to discuss.
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Fees vary subject to individual circumstances and whether the work is individual or corporate.
The benefits can be felt immediately.
My goal is for you to attend as few sessions as possible.
Where am I?
My private practice is based in Jesmond, close to bus routes and the metro. Free parking is available.
7:30am - 8:00pm Monday to 8:00 - 5:00pm Friday
Weekend appointments by special arrangement
I also offer session via Skype feel free to contact me - carol.barwick07
I cannot rate Carol highly enough nor can I put into words how much she has helped me to change my life. The secret addiction to the bottle of wine at the end of the day had become an essential prop rather than a pleasure to be enjoyed and it had taken over my life.
With Carol’s help I have walked away from the wine and gained my life back. Carol not only made the whole process so easy and painless, she made it fun and interesting. I learned a lot about myself and now feel a completely new person. Don’t waste time wondering what if, take that step it is so worth it.
GS: 25 January 2012
When I met Carol, I knew she was special. I had been carrying a lot of baggage from the past and letting it interfere with my ability to function in the present. I am not the kind of person to ask for help, I always deal with problems by suppressing them, hoping they would just go away. I was desperate. I booked an appointment and really didn't believe anyone could change the way I was. However, after one session I left feeling a lifetime of anxiety had been taken from me, I was free from stress, worry and self-doubt. I felt positive about my future, my life and I can't explain how happy I felt. I got home and realised my face hurt... I had been smiling all the way home and that hadn't happened for a long time! Those muscles must have been taken by surprise! Four days after that first session, I got myself an interview for a new job, I was successful and start on Monday!
All I can say is if there are such things as Guardian Angels, Carol is definitely mine! Thank you so much'!!!
Karen - 8 March 2012
I had been suffering with serious digestive problems and IBS for a year after coming off a long term antacid drug. My whole life was affected by my inability to even socialise on occasions. When Carol offered to help, I was not very confident it would work because I had intensively researched information and applied every aspect to my problems without success. After one session and within two days I was much better and within a week, I was in a whole different place. I am now 1 month on and I can honestly say I am almost normal. I am certainly very comfortable now and all of the misery, that only those who suffer with this problem can understand, seems to be behind me. I have a whole new lease for a life that has always carried a lot of stress, but I am absolutely fine and back to my old self which is very exciting. Carol approaches everything in life with 100% enthusiasm and professionalism. She has the ability to focus and identify key factors in given situations, when we ourselves can’t see clearly due to whatever discomfort we have, be it emotional or medical. Although thorough with any challenge she sets herself, I think she has found her true talent with this line of work. Don’t sit out there with a problem regardless of how difficult it is to face. Go and see Carol. I would be very surprised if she didn’t make it better.
JL Newcastle. March 2012.
When I contacted Carol I was in a pretty desperate state having suffered from migraines for 20 years. They had been worsening over time and lasted 48 hours with severe head pain and constant vomiting. Having tried everything under the sun (including acupuncture and other alternative remedies) I hoped that with hypnotherapy, Carol might be able to 'change my mind' about my migraines.
So far, so good. I have had only one, very minor, migraine since the session and it was very different to the usual attacks as I experienced only very mild discomfort and no vomiting at all, which for me is nothing short of miraculous! Normally I cannot move from my bed for two days.
I can highly recommend Carol as a therapist. She put me at my ease as soon as I arrived and the session was not only fascinating and informative but fun, too.
Catherine - April 2012
The breakup of a marriage and loss of a job left me 'spineless' and I had lost 'me'! On my own with a 3 year old to care for I resorted to comfort eating. My self-esteem and self-worth had hit rock bottom simply existing, not living. With Carol’s help I am now a confident, happy, successful woman. I've lost weight, gained confidence and have 'me' back.
When I saw Carol for help with my weight, it soon became apparent, like many women that my overeating and subsequent weight gain was linked with my emotions. She helped me understand my issues and, not only identify them [often before I did, as they were buried so deep!] but gave me solutions to these problems. With her help I worked towards planned goals. The hypnosis helped me become more positive and changed my whole outlook on life. Carol was also available for support in between sessions.
I am back to my normal self, off anti-depressants. I have a new and better job, and am on my way to a new loving relationship. I don't think my problems are uncommon and I would recommend Carol to anyone who feels that they are not achieving their full potential in life.
Les x – February 2013
"Carol Barwick has changed my life. I had gone through a year of total agony, that led to extremely invasive surgery, and was at the point where I was just depressed and beaten by the pain; suffering every day. Now we're working together to make that manageable. She has helped to make the pain endurable, helped keep my head above water, and helped with living my day to day life, my sleep, my eating, my happiness. It's amazing what she has done for me.
She has equipped me with loads of different techniques to keep me going in between sessions, and her passion for them is contagious! I’ve not only been researching how to use things like NLP and EFT to benefit myself, but I've had the interest planted in my mind to make me want to educate myself for the sake of it. To learn more because Carol is so enthusiastic about all the different techniques that she uses, that I want to learn and experiment with them more to see how they can benefit my life, not just my pain.
One of the most amazing things that carol has done with me, is do some hypnosis down the phone. My pain is sporadic, it just comes and goes. One day, I had to leave work because it was so bad, and the only person I felt I could turn to was Carol. She dropped everything and just helped me. It was amazing, I couldn't believe it, but she was able to do that over the phone.
Thank you Carol. I can't express enough how much I appreciate everything you've done for me."
I suffered a severe leg break a couple of years ago which, coupled with a stressful situation at work, left me with agoraphobia, unable to leave the house on my own, or even move at work unaided.
Daily panic attacks and living with the need to be constantly supported affected my life – I had gone from being a confident, outgoing person to someone who lived in a cycle of terror. I was prescribed anti-depressants but decided I didn’t want to go down this route.
I’d researched alternatives and knew a little about Neuro Linguistic Programming thinking it would be something I’d be comfortable with. I looked for some links in my area and found Carol. As soon as we met I knew immediately that therapy with Carol was going to be successful.
Her unwavering positivity and belief that we could work together to not only improve but overcome my dreadful situation, which had ruined my life for the past four years, had a profound effect on me, before we’d even started the treatment sessions.
She taught me the answers were within me – all I needed were the tools and techniques to unlock the part of my mind that was rendering me unable to heal myself and move on.
Carol is not only a consummate professional who tailors therapies to the needs of the individual, she’s a wonderfully warm, caring person with a genuine desire to improve the quality of life of her clients. I haven’t had a panic attack since my second visit to her. I now look forward to going to town on my own, and my desire and ability to do more increases daily as does my confidence and feelings of self-worth.
I still have some way to go before I’m completely where I was before agoraphobia stole a huge chunk of my life, but I know that with her support and my own input I will get there before too much longer.
I strongly suggest that anyone who needs help with a phobia should visit this wonderful lady and give her the chance to weave her own particular brand of magic.
It’s working for me!
Maggie Cross, March 3 2013
After suffering from years of insomnia, I decided, after a recommendation by a friend, to approach Carol Barwick for help. I found the sessions to be extremely helpful. She approached my problem from all angles - suggesting a combination of herbal remedies for allergies, relaxation techniques and practical advice. Carol managed to re-tune my chaotic sleeping pattern into a new settled routine of peaceful nights where I wake refreshed. Before I went to see Carol, I thought I knew everything about how to combat insomnia, clearly I didn't. Carol worked on my personal and individual needs and this combination of suggested adjustments worked brilliantly to get me back on track.
Pauline Ralph-March 2013
7:30am - 8:00pm Monday to 8:00 - 5:00pm Friday Weekend appointments by special arrangement