The Bay Therapy Centre
21 Trent Boulevard
Hi my name is Chris from Life 4 Living Therapy.
I am a qualified therapeutic hypnotherapist specialising in stress and the related conditions of anxiety, insomnia, emotional eating and confidence issues.
How I Work
I start off by having a chat with the client to assess their needs and to see if my skills and experience would help them with their condition(s).
Then we will book an initial introductory session, which will be 90 minutes in duration.
This will allow for an assessment of the challenges present with the client and what is the best way to proceed. At the end of the introductory session, one of the programmes I run will be recommended as the best way move forwards. Each of my programmes are personalised to accommodate a client's individual needs.
If you book with me, you will have the opportunity to experience one or a combination of techniques that will help you to gain resilience and confidence as well as regaining your emotional balance so you can get to live an enriched, productive and stress free life.
My broad career experience means that I can work comfortably with clients from all walks of life. I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for my clients because each one is special to me. I also know how much it means to them and I care about their well-being.
Humour also plays a big part in our sessions because laughter and smiles are so important for our well-being. I never stand on ceremony. I’m very much a people-person who loves meeting people and listening to their stories, treating each session with confidentiality and respect.
I am also an Advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner and Trainer, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner and may use a combination of these techniques during the therapy session. I also create De-Stress workshops to help groups and businesses identify and create ways of managing stress in situations.
** I also run De-Stress workshops to help groups and businesses identify and create ways of managing stress.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my training to become a hypnotherapist and one of the first topics I learned about was the power of the sub-conscious mind. As my training progressed, I was able to put this theory into practice to overcome my own past traumas and events. And, thankfully, I became a much more positive and optimistic person.
Learning EFT and Matrix Reimprinting and experiencing the effect of these treatments/ processes has been such a revelation. I am continuously living the effects of these changes. I no longer crave chocolate. I feel much stronger emotionally and more secure in my purpose and career direction. My relationships are much happier and so am I.
Listed below are my qualifications and current memberships:
- Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society
- The Hypnotherapy Society - Therapeutic Hypnotherapist
- AAMET - Advanced EFT Practitioner
- AMT - Master EFT Practitioner
- EFTMRA - EFT Practitioner and Trainer
- EFTMRA - Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
- CIC - Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
- The Reiki UK Federation - Reiki II Practitioner
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
* 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
Emotional Eating - This is also known as "Comfort Eating".
From my experience, this is something that was once regarded as "reward" and might have been given when we were much younger for a "job well done" or for not crying when you hurt yourself. It isn't the sweet, cake or whatever reward it was that is actually gave you the comfort at the time but the emotional recognition from your parent, relative or peer.
As time goes on, we associate the same feeling with the food group or even substitute the food for, say, wine. So, when we're feeling upset or need a pick me up, we sometime revert back to what made us happy.. comforted.
As I have experienced and see in my clients, Stress can have an effect on the food we eat. So the "Reward" food, which was had on the odd occasion as a treat, now becomes a habit and something that doesn't even give you the same satisfaction or fill the empty void.
I work with my clients so they regain their awareness of the "triggers" that prompt emotional eating and their current habit and work with them to create new behaviours that are right and healthy for them. We also work together to resolve the emotional need that seem to be at times, missing and again create appropriate behaviours and habits that is congruent with the client.
- Initial introductory session - £70
- "On Track": £162
- "Committed to Change": £364
- "On the Way to Happiness": £590
- Intensive 1/2 day programme: 3hrs of continuous therapy: £180
The areas I cover with my clients:
- we will identify the emotions presented
- the triggers that evoke the emotional responses
- create new behaviours that are appropriate
- create more awareness of when these triggers and emotional responses occur
- create new habit / routines - through self development work between treatment sessions.
If a hypnosis recording is given, I encourage my clients to listen to before going to bed on a regular basis so to reinforce the changes that have occurred during the treatment session. For further enquiries on the Programmes available and payment options, please contact me.
As part of all the on going programmes, I encourage all my clients to undertake the self development work provided. I am firm believer that any cognitive restructuring work that is undertaken during the therapy session, should be enhanced by the client putting their new behaviour into practice.
This helps to create the new behaviours into a new and healthy habit.
The self development work will depend upon what is agreed at the time.
As a Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation Teacher, I do teach and encourage my clients to try Mindfulness Meditation which has the benefit of bringing awareness into daily lives of the type of thoughts they experience and the additional factor of great for relaxation and creating calmness.
Wellbeing Programme: £100
This programme consists of treatments that are focused on De-Stressing the individual.
From the moment you enter the treatment room to the time you leave, the whole experience will leave you feel balanced, calmer and relaxed.
The Wellbeing Programme consists of 5 treatments taken on separate occasions .
As part of the programme, the treatments available are: reiki, distance reiki, mindfulness meditation and relaxing hypnotherapy.
You might be inclined to just have reiki treatments or you can have a mixture treatments.
The choice of which treatment you would like is completely up to you.
Please discuss this with me on your first appointment or contact me for further information.
- Also registered with Therapy Directory
Monday to Friday
First appointment is 10am
Last appointment is 7pm
(Saturdays 10:30am - 2pm)