Carol Hickson BA (Hons) Ed, CNHC reg, D.Hyp, EFT, GQHP, PGCE
37 The Crescent
If you're reading this, then you're probably looking for change. Living with issues such as anxiety, fears, phobias, stress and insomnia (www.insomniacheshire.co.uk) is exhausting and yet for many of us it can be resolved. I would like to help you make the changes you need to start living life to the full. I have 20 years’ experience of working in educational settings and I offer a warm, non-judgemental approach to therapy. I want to give you tools to use even before you are triggered, that you can use independently to combat the early signs of anxiety, fear and stress.
You already have the answers
All the answers to all your questions are already there in your subconscious mind. The important thing to remember is that if issues are too painful for you to discuss we can work without the need for disclosure. Therapy shouldn’t produce new trauma; it should facilitate the healing process. Please be assured that your well-being is important to me.
How many sessions will I need?
Our initial first telephone consultation is free, we can do this face to face if you prefer, and I will have a better idea when we have spoken of how many sessions might be expected. In my experience hypnotherapy is often a faster method in clearing issues than conventional counselling. At the forefront is the fact that you are an individual and as such I will tailor your therapy to your needs. This being the case I cannot say you will need to have xx amount of sessions with me. What I can say is that we will work holistically and with your commitment we will work together to find you solutions. Whilst our sessions may not be fun filled a sense of humour helps!
Address the cause and lose the symptoms
Many of the issues that we deal with are symptoms of a problem rather than the root cause. We can explore these issues in a safe way, at the required level, allowing us to address the main problem and so, deal with it rather than papering over it. If you have a problem in the foundations of your house, you don't start working on the roof; the issues we deal with are the same. If we address the root problem the symptom will disappear. It makes sense when you think about it. Insomnia is a symptom, as are low self-esteem, fear, phobia, guilt, self-sabotage etc. of deeper problems. Find the roots, deal with them and you can solve the problem once and for all.
You keep control
The most important thing is that you don’t give up your control and, you can learn self-help techniques to set you up for the rest of your life. If something is so traumatic you really can’t talk about it, then we can find another way to work with it. Often simply addressing the fact that there has been a trauma/upset allows us to break the emotional attachments that still affects us.
I won’t promise you a miracle, because the change will come from within you. I will promise you a collaboration, where I will support and listen to you.
You can choose to have sessions with me using hypnotherapy alone, but if this does not suit you I am also an EFT Practitioner, Life Coach, Mindfulness Teacher and Reiki Practitioner. We are all complex individuals and one size does not always fit all.
Is it time?
Is it time to let go of the self-limiting beliefs; the ‘I can’t do that’ or ‘I’m not good enough’ stories we tell ourselves and be happy with who we are.
Never under estimate the power of the mind to restrict and limit you, but also to change and to be healed.
I wish you a happy and fulfilled life. Let Go, Be Happy!
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a former Secondary teacher with 20 years pastoral experience working directly with children and their families. I have a 1st class honours degree in Education and have Child Protection training.
My qualifications include:
- B.A. (Hons) Education First Class.
- P.G.C.E Secondary Languages.
- Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner Level 1 & 2.
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the Manchester College of Coaching and Hypnotherapy.
- Certificate in Life Coaching.
- Mindfulness Teacher.
- Reiki - The Usui System of Natural Healing.
- Fully supervised and insured.
- A member of the General Hypnotherapy Register.
- CNHC registered (complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
- A member of Aamet International (The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques).
- enhanced DBS checked.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food 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
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- 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.
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Free Initial Consultation – I offer an initial free telephone consultation, we can do this in person if it is mutually convenient, where we can discuss your reasons for seeking help. I will always give you an honest response as to what you can expect should you decide to work with me. You are under no obligation, all you need is an open mind.
I charge £55 per session. I offer a 20% discount to students and concessions.
I have extensive experience of working with teenagers.
Working holistically I have discovered a combination of therapies which complement each other and are positive aids to finding balance and healing.
"Whether you think you can, or think you can't - you're right".
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I aim to be as flexible as possible and am happy to accommodate evening and weekend appointments.