Claire Gilliam RGN BSc Psy MSc Health Psy DSFH MBPsS AfSFH CNHC
Horizon Hypnotherapy & Counselling
2 Cattedown Road
My name is Claire Gilliam, and I am a fully qualified and insured hypnotherapist. I am also able to provide cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), with a particular emphasis on helping people to manage long term health conditions.
I have over twenty years of experience working in the NHS as a nurse, and therefore have an excellent understanding of health issues and conditions. I left nursing to study further at university and hold an MSc in Health Psychology, together with a diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. This means that I can help people to make positive changes in their lives, using a holistic approach based on the latest neuroscience and brain based research.
I also hold qualifications in pain management, and have extensive experience within this field. This has been gained by working in palliative care and supporting people with long term conditions, in particular helping those with Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, MS and Fibromyalgia. In addition, my research for my masters degree involved examining some of the other issues surrounding such illnesses such as invisible symptoms, body image and self esteem, all of which can be helped by hypnotherapy.
I also have certified teaching skills, which allows me to tailor therapy sessions to each individual, ensuring that every person gains the most benefit that they can from the knowledge and skills that I pass on to them. This means that everyone can move forward in their lives in a positive way, learning the tools that we all need to cope with life's challenges!
Hypnotherapy can help with many different issues/conditions such as smoking, phobias, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, depression, stress management, pain management and weight loss to name just a few!
CBT is concerned with how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected, and helps people to identify negative thought patterns that are disrupting their lives. Again, this is a collaborative approach that allows someone to make the positive changes of their choosing. This type of therapy is usually used to help those with depression and anxiety, although it is also helpful to those with long term conditions such as Fibromyalgia, MS and RA.
I am a registered member of the BPS, CNHC and the AfSFH, and abide by their strict terms and conditions, ethics and code of conduct. I also hold an enhanced DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons Psychology
MSc Health Psychology
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
* 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.
I offer a free initial consultation for both hypnotherapy and CBT. Thereafter, sessions are normally charged at £50 hour. As a rough guide, between 8 - 12 sessions are required for hypnotherapy, and between 5 - 20 for CBT. Phobias can successfully treated in four sessions, smoking is treated in one 2 hour session for £120.
I've had two hypnotherapy sessions now, and I think it's wonderful. Claire just 'gets me' and I feel totally supported. I'd thoroughly recommend her to anyone.
Donna, Torquay. June 2016