Claudia Rickard MHEB Dip.Clin.Hyp Dip.Thyp
29 Wheatley Lane
01943 602467 / 07594624991
I can help you help yourself, I can facilitate change. Working together using hypnotherapy, NLP, EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness and other life coaching skills I can help you change. If you are ready then change will occur and you will find that as you become more relaxed, more calm you will become more clear minded so that you can handle life in a more satisfying way. I do not offer guarantees and I cannot unfortunately wave a magic wand. It's about empowering you so that you can make the changes yourself, I facilitate the process by giving you the tools to enable you to do it.
Hypnosis helps overcome a wide range of conditions including: Anxiety, Pain and discomfort, IBS, Weight control, Smoking, Fears and Phobias, Self-esteem, Motivation, Sleep Problems, Bereavement, Inner Child work, Confidence - Building , Agoraphobia and much more.
I can help adults and children (so long as they have a cognitive and language ability of approximately 5 years) who have a desire to change something about their behaviour, thinking patterns and/or feelings. They need to be willing to engage and cooperate in sessions.
The issues it can help with are: Raising self-esteem/confidence. Dealing with emotions, e.g. anger, grief, sadness, anxiety. Symptoms of diagnosed conditions, e.g. ASD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression. Habit breaking, e.g. thumb sucking. Anxiety, e.g. exams, fears and phobias. Improving concentration & memory. Self-harming behaviours. Sleeping difficulties, e.g. night terrors. Eating difficulties, e.g. fussy eating. Enuresis /encopresis. Speech/language issues, e.g. stammers, selective mutism. Pain control, e.g. headaches and much more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated in 2013, with Distinction at Diploma level from The Northern College of Therapeutic Hypnosis and am a qualified Supervisor to other Hypnotherapists offering single and group supervision. I have completed Master classes in Cancer Care, Depression and Sports Performance Enhancement with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. I have completed a CPD course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Anxiety with The National Hypnotherapy Society. I have also completed a course using Hypnotherapy with children and young adults and am now a Hypnotherapy in Schools Practitioner. I am committed to my clients and learn around their issues so that I can do my very best for them.
I am also a qualified Aromatherapist since 1990, achieving a Diploma with Aromatherapy Associates in London. I blend my own oils for my client's individual needs. I am able to combine the benefits of both hypnotherapy and aromatherapy for an amazing experience of total relaxation and healing.
I have qualified as a Reiki practitioner and my clients who have this treatment are always in awe of the healing Ki energy which is passed between us.
I am a Registered HISP Practitioner,which means that I am qualified to take Hypnotherapy into schools to help pupils and teachers alike. There is evidence based research and there are impact measures which schools can use to justify using their pupil premium. www.hypnotherapyinschools.co.uk
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- 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
- Sex addiction *
- 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.
I offer a free telephone consultation prior to commencement of any therapy.
- The first Hypnotherapy session may take up to two hours. All other sessions are an hour and a half. These sessions are £50 including the first session.
- Two intensive smoking cessation sessions cost £200
- Supervision costs £35 per hour
- Group Supervision is dependent on size of group.
Aromatherapy Massage is £40 and the first session will take two hours owing to a consultation so that I can blend the client's individual oil. Usually an hour and a quarter after that.
Hypno-aromatherapy massage is £60. This is often something a client will do as a form of maintenance and can take up to one hour and three quarters.
Reiki is £30 usually taking up about an hour. I also offer Hypno-reiki which is £50 taking up to one hour and three quarters.
“Claudia is a totally professional, highly skilled and committed therapist. My own experience of a course of hypnotherapy was nothing less than transformational.
I decided to continue my treatment with regular hypnoaromatherapy sessions. These are simply wonderful. I would recommend Claudia without hesitation.”
I have been seeing Claudia for some time in respect of anxiety/stress
related issues. I am the original "what if" girl....however, I am learning
to use the tools that she has given me and they were in evidence on a traumatic flight to Corfu.
The flight was aborted less than 2 mins before landing and the pilot had to climb rapidly to avoid the mountain range ahead. We were taken to mainland Greece and then endured a 13 hour road and ferry journey to get to our hotel.
On the flight especially I found that my breathing was steady, my body relaxed and above anything my mind was extremely calm. I think for many passengers it was a very difficult time but I know that I used the lessons Claudia has taught me to deal with the journey in a positive way and I am very grateful to her.
My learning continues, I trust her completely and I cannot recommend this lovely lady highly enough. VH
My 7 year old daughter has sucked her thumb since forever and all our previous attempts at cajoling and bribing her to stop had failed. We decided to try hypnotherapy before going down the route of thumb guards and splints...we were so glad we did.
Claudia worked with Charlotte in such a gentle and playful way that any anxiety that Charlotte may have had was quickly allayed. We are absolutely delighted that following just one session with Claudia, Charlotte has stopped sucking her thumb completely both day and night and is feeling so proud of her achievement. We can't now really remember a time when she did suck her thumb and we feel confident that this change will be permanent.
Thank you Claudia we are delighted we found you.
'Cannot recommend this wonderful lady enough, she has helped me in so many aspects of my life. For as far back as I can remember I had suffered with anxiety and depression, and with the help and guidance of Claudia through hypnotherapy and a few other methods, we had our 'eureka!' moment - ever since then I feel like a completely different person, and all the better for it. It's not just hypnotherapy it's the support and coping methods she provides that's really re-shaped how I feel and can move on to really live my life to its fullest.
Feel the fear and do it anyway! '
I came to see Claudia to stop smoking. I’ve smoked socially for 30 years. I needed help to quit once and for all and now I am smoke free after seeing Claudia. 2 sessions is all it took! I have no cravings and no desire to smoke. As she said, you do have to seriously want to stop and then it will work. ‘I’ did it but she gave me the tools to enable me to do it. It is amazing and I’m so glad I went to see her. I would, and do, recommend her to anybody. Thank you Claudia. JE - Ilkley
" I went to Claudia to help with my stress levels and anxiety leading up to my wedding. I cannot recommend her enough. Because of Claudia, I was able to enjoy my wedding day completely stress and anxiety free! In fact, everyone I came across in the days and hours leading up to my wedding commented on how calm I was. I couldn't have done this without Claudia's professional help and guidance. With Claudia, not only do you get an excellent hypnotherapist that achieves results, but you will also be working with someone that genuinely cares and whose warmth means she is easy to talk and open up to. I am continuing my sessions with Claudia to help deal with other aspects of my life and am excited for the results"
I’ve been having regular aromatherapy messages from Claudia throughout last year, which I know attributed tremendously to getting me through a very stressful time.
However, I have put on a lot of weight and so when I told Claudia I was in the right frame of mind to start getting rid of the pounds, she suggested I experience her hypnotherapy massage as this can be tailored towards all big life events such as losing weight, stopping smoking, stopping drinking, helping to deal with illness,self-esteem etc.
I was skeptical! In the past, I have experienced one session of hypnotherapy (albeit, with someone that I didn’t know) and felt that it didn’t work for me. However, I have never experienced hypno-aromatherapy massage and because I trust Claudia and believe in her heeling hands, I was happy to give it a go.
Claudia started to speak and guide me through to an enlightened place. I didn’t feel out of control, just in a deep state of lovely relaxation. And even though the massage technique she uses is exactly the same as with her aromatherapy massage, it felt much deeper and my skin felt a lot more spongy.
I would definitely like to have the hypno-aromatherapy massage again to keep me on the right track as I have now lost a third of my target weight. For me, I know it will help as a support to achieving my goal, especially when it feels like I’ve got a very long way to go and I want to give up!
Thanks for being there Claudia.
Claudia has enabled me to be significantly happier in all aspects of my life, and to get things into perspective so nothing worries me in the same way.
Our sessions together unearthed all sorts of issues that I didn't even realise were affecting me and the tools she gave me helped me to deal with them and effectively move on.
I cannot recommend her highly enough; she's lovely and friendly, a great listener, happily very adaptable and unshockable!
Thank you for your wonderful help.
For further information feel free to call me and look at my website. wwwclaudiarickard.co.uk
I mainly work within the hours of 9 am - 3pm. I can adapt this to suit as I do offer evening and Saturday Appointments.