Farah Blackburn - Dip CBT Hypnotherapy (UKCHH), GQHP, GHR Reg
The Ivy Health & Beauty Clinic
190 Kingston Road
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist practising in both London and Teddington. I am able to offer help with:
- confidence / low self-esteem
- pain management
I am however always expanding my knowledge so if there is something you believe I might be able to help with but are unsure please contact me to discuss your query. You can also find further information on my website.
I specialise in treating people with low self-esteem issues, particularly with the way people feel about their looks, their abilities and the social anxieties which are often tied to this. I believe that having greater confidence can help people move closer to achieving their goals, however big or small they may be, and with every goal achieved comes greater satisfaction in life. Our confidence can be then be boosted even more with each goal that is achieved increasing the chances of achieving more and perhaps even bigger goals.
The Ivy Clinic, Teddington - buses 281 to Kingston Lane (3 minute walk approximately, 285 to Kingston Lane (3 minute walk approximately), R68 to Teddington Lock (around 10 minute walk from here),
Rail to Hampton Wick (approximately 15 minute walk from here). Road some free parking spaces can be found close to the clinic.
45 Central Road, London - Bus 4 to Percival Street (approximately 5 minutes walk), London Underground to Old Street station (approximately 10 minutes walk), Barbican Station (approximately 10 minutes walk). Road within the congestion charge zone. Limited parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is quite varied as I first gained a BSc in Psychology before starting my support work with autistic children. Here I developed my skills in working with young people and I gained valuable experience in working closely with families also. At the same time I also carried out voluntary work supporting a range of people experiencing extreme emotional difficulties or facing a major crisis in their life just needing someone to talk things through with. I moved on from my support work with autistic children after one and a half years but continued to keep up with my voluntary work for a total of nine years.
As I moved on, I continued my studies further working towards a post graduate diploma in psychiatric research, which I later gained. During this time I was fortunate to have the opportunity to gain valuable experience carrying out leisure activities with people on a psychiatric ward. Here I further developed my skills in working with people struggling to cope with every day life due to emotional difficulties or poor mental health.
For a number of years I later worked within a hospital setting providing support and care to people who had acquired severe brain injuries causing every day life to require extra effort. I developed many skills adapting to clients individual needs, including a range of mobility and communication issues as well as behavioural problems.
In my later studies I decided to undertake a diploma in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy. I took this particular course because it was the only one I could find which was evidence based, employing methods used in cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy as well. This meant that I could begin to work with clients wishing to bring about improvements in their lives in a way which not only focused on breaking down people's thought, feeling and behaviour patterns which also drew upon techniques from mindfulness and hypnotherapy.
Through my work as a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist I have found people to be surprised at the positive changes it can bring to their lives and their confidence in what they do. Hypnotherapy can be used with people for many issues so long the client wants the changes to come about.
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
In my work I always try to establish the level of confidence each client brings to their sessions. This is because confidence is often a key component to what is holding somebody back from experiencing life in the best way they can. It may be social confidence, insecurities about ones own physical appearance, lack of confidence in abilities or being able to achieve something. Helping clients work on any weaknesses in confidence helps to break away some of the barriers which may have been holding them back.
In essence, my focus on confidence reaches further in helping people who want to look and feel better about themselves work towards achieving this goal by whilst at the same time working on any confidence issues the client may have.
Session fee - £90
Dip CBT Hypnotherapy (UKCHH), GQHP, GHR Reg, PGDip Psychiatric Research (King's IoP), BSc (Hons) Psych (Open), MBPsS.
Registered practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR),
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
If you are unsure whether hypnotherapy is for you and would like to discuss this please feel free to contact me.
Look forward to hearing from you.
I can see clients throughout the week and some Saturdays. I aim to respond to messages as soon as I can. Voice messages are collected by myself so please do leave one if I do not answer.