Damon Dwyer Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist D.HYP, D.PICT, MNCP, GHR, CNHC
25 Arnolds Way
Oxford Natural Health Centre
3 Church Cowley Road
07702 911787 / 07702 911787
What do you want to CHANGE?
Perhaps you feel stuck in a rut because you want to LOSE WEIGHT and eat more healthily?
Maybe you want help to RELAX because you’re feeling stressed, perhaps finding it HARD TO SWITCH OFF from thoughts, or from work pressures?
Perhaps you have a FEAR or a PHOBIA that is holding you back from enjoying your life to the full?
Or it may be you want to make a positive and lasting change to your SELF-ESTEEM and CONFIDENCE?
If so,I can help. My name is Damon Dwyer and I am an experienced hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. I can help you overcome common problems that you may be encountering in your daily life; and I can help you make a positive change that lasts - and by reading my profile you’ve already made the first step in making that decision to change. My practice is based in Cumnor Hill, Oxford, so we are on regular bus routes and are also walking distance from the main Oxford train station. There is also plenty of parking here.
Here is a list of commonly encountered areas that I work with:
- Stress reduction, relaxation
- Anxiety, panic, fear and phobias
- Weight Loss
- Quitting Smoking
- Alcohol dependency
- Confidence, self-esteem
- Changing unwanted habits
- Pain Management
- Performance improvement for sport, the arts, business
- Sleeping improvement
- Workplace issues
Take my offer of a free initial consultation. At this no-obligation meeting, you will get an estimate of sessions needed before you make any commitments. Call me today on 07702 911787 to make an appointment.
"I found my sessions and treatment with Damon uplifting and positively life changing. I finally freed myself of life events that I had been carrying around for years and have now, with the help of Damon, put myself on a path that enables me to start achieving my goals." (A, Oxford)
"I was of course dubious about using hypnotherapy, but Damon guided me through the sessions in such a way that I started to look forward to coming back and have adopted some of the techniques to use at home whenever I feel like it." (D, Oxon)
"My experience has been wholly positive and I would recommend it to anyone who truly wants to make permanent changes to their life." (T, Bucks)
Training, qualifications & experience
As a hypnotherapist...
I originally qualified in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy with Mindworks in Nottingham and have more recently qualified and been working as a practitioner of Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT), in addition to my hypnotherapy work.
I am a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists and am also registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register and have been awarded their industry-based qualification, the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice.
I am also registered with the Department of Health regulator for complementary medicine in the UK, the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
I have been trained in all main aspects of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, NLP, Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT), mindfulness and counselling.
I ensure that I receive regular supervision to ensure that my practice complies with industry regulation and I have full liability insurance also.
As a PICT practitioner..
Although originally developed for survivors of abuse, PICT can also be applied to treat people suffering from stress, anxiety, trauma and depression, as PICT targets and removes the underlying cause, not just the surface symptoms. Consequently, I treat many clients who seek to move beyond coping, or surviving the day-to-day, to a permanent resolution of their problem. It is the most powerful therapy I have ever encountered. If you feel like you have been ‘wandering the wilderness’ seeking a permanent fix, then this is for you.
On a personal note...
I want to help people to overcome seemingly impossible life problems; to be the person that they are meant to be. To this day I am still amazed by the work my clients put in and the results they achieve. And you deserve it too.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- 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 *
- 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
As a trained counsellor and psychotherapist I can also provide resolution for:
Survivors of poor parenting (intentional or unintentional)
Trauma, abuse and critical incidents
Removal of guilt, shame and blame
Grief work for family, friends, pets, abortion, miscarriage, still-birth
Counselling for estrangement from family members
Allergy work (including hay fever and asthma)
How much does it cost?
An initial consultation is free, which lasts 30 minutes.
I charge £70 per hypnotherapy session which lasts 1 hour.
Parks Inner Child Therapy sessions are £100 per 2 hour session.
Smoking cessation is £150 for a once-only 2 hour session.
Emotional eating - for 2017 I am currently offering 6 x sessions for £400
All sessions are conducted in person.
I accept cash and cheque as payment for sessions.
A typical session can include different techniques, including hypnotherapy, NLP, psychotherapy and counselling. I will always discuss your treatment with you to make sure you are not only comfortable with it but are also prepared to give 100% to your half of the work.
Contact me today if you have more specific requirements to discuss on 07702 911787.
How many times do I need to see you?
I always intend to achieve the best possible result in the shortest number of sessions. Some issues like phobias may take between 2 or 3 sessions. Other treatments take longer. Smoking cessation is only one session. Everyone is unique so it depends on your own personal circumstances, the important thing to remember is that you get the result you are looking for.
How does the free initial consultation work?
By taking up the offer of an informal consultation you can meet your therapist without any obligation, ask them how hypnotherapy works, ask about concerns you may have, all in complete confidentiality. This leaves you with the choice of what you would like to do; whether you want to proceed with hypnotherapy, book another time for your session or simply have some time to consider whether hypnotherapy is right for you.
Will I lose control in hypnosis?
No. You are always in control of your own mind. Nobody can make you do or say anything that you don’t want to to. You will not give away secrets or lose reasoning. Clinical hypnosis is not the same as stage hypnosis which is used for entertainment purposes.
Do I need a GP referral?
In most cases, no. However, after meeting you at the free initial consultation, if I feel this is necessary I will let you know that I need you to get a referral from your GP first. And I will never contact a GP without your permission.
How confidential is it?
Completely confidential. Only you, me and (sometimes) your GP need know about your treatment. No family, partners, friends or colleagues are entitled to know if I have even ever spoken to you.
Where do you see patients?
I operate out of my private practice in Cumnor Hill, Oxford. There is plenty of parking here, we are close to regular bus routes and are also walkable distance from Oxford railway station.
I can also treat clients at the Oxford Natural Health Centre in Iffley if a more central Oxford appointment is required. Again, there is public parking here and it is on regular bus routes.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Any appointment that is not cancelled 48 hours beforehand will be charged at the full rate.
Is success guaranteed?
There is no guarantee of hypnotherapy being 100% successful. For many it is, but every client is unique. The most important factor is your desire or readiness to change. I pride myself on using powerful techniques and establishing good rapport with all of my clients however the therapist can only be your guide. If you truly want to change, for yourself, then this is a greater indicator that you will be successful.
9am til 7pm Monday to Friday 10am til 12pm Saturday