Cathryn Butterworth DHP HPD Reg. AfSFH
I am a qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, working from my home in Chulmleigh. Having worked in the mental health sector for a number of years I feel passionate about the work I do now, helping people overcome issues they are struggling with, by working in small manageable steps, I help my clients to replace negative thought patterns and behaviours with achievable, positive ideas and actions.
I became interested in Hypnotherapy after experiencing and hearing very positive results from people having tried it. Having worked in mental health for some years, it was wonderful to discover something that really helped people in a relatively short period of time. Combining the Solution Focused approach with the induction of the trance state seems incredibly simple but so immensely effective. Having researched different training centres i was lucky to discover the Clfiton Practice and David Newton… I completed my training in 2012.
What should I expect from hypnotherapy?
To feel relaxed and comfortable, there are many misconceptions about Hypnotherapy, these will quickly be dispelled as you quickly become aware that there is no mind control and you'll be conscious through out.
Each session will start with focusing on the positive things that have been happening in your life, we'll discus solutions to any problems and how these can be achieved and how things will be when they are… this will then be followed by the relaxation work. At no time will you feel pressured into discussing anything you don't want to. For the therapy to help you, there is no need to disclose anything you feel uncomfortable about. As it says we focus on Solutions!
You're more than welcome to bring someone with you if for any reason you feel nervous … and pets are welcome companions. I do also have Lily my dog if you'd like her around, who is very therapeutic.
How I work
Initially you will come for a consultation, lasting up to 60mins… we will discus how you'd like the therapy to help you. I will explain to you how the brain works in relation to the therapy, which in it's self is very enlightening to overcoming any problem you may present with, you will go home with a free relaxation CD (or other format if preferred). Depending on your problem, we will continue on a weekly basis ideally from there on, this can vary between 2 - 10 sessions generally.
"For those nervous flyers… I had a couple of hypnotherapy sessions with Cathryn Butterworth before flying to Cyprus...I would highly recommend Cathryn, the flights there and back were the two most relaxing and anxiety free of my life! I would go so far as to say I enjoyed them! I have to admit to being a little bit amazed!!"
"This hypnotherapy was a break through for my working on weight loss. I had felt stuck on this issue for years. Cathryn's hypnotherapy helped me to feel more focused and confident. I found this had a surprising additional outcome; I became more confident in my own beliefs and values. This meant I felt freer to pursue my goals and dreams. I have felt I have learned to relax at a deeper level. I should also mention that I lost the weight I wanted and so consequently felt more confident."
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified at The Clifton Hypnotherapy Practice, Bristol, which is a recognised accredited Centre of Excellence in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and a leading UK government recognised teaching authority.
I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) and Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), one of the first nationally accredited hypnotherapy qualifications, awarded by the NCFE and is considered to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy training.
I am a member of the Association for Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy.
I work to their ethics and codes of conduct, which means that my practice is responsible and accountable.
I attend regular supervision sessions and CPD courses.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- 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
I offer a reduced initial 1 hour consultation at £30 and includes a free relaxation CD.
Further sessions will be £60.
Concessions are available, so please contact me for more information.
As I am able to work from home I can fit people in at anytime between 9am - 7pm Monday - Friday. I am happy to make concessions re cost, so please contact me about this if you need to.