Hannah Schellander MA, BA (Hons), DSFH, AfSFH, CNHC Reg.
I am a qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist practising in Dorking in Surrey. I practise solution focused hypnotherapy, which means we focus on how you want things to be rather than focusing on the problem or analysing distressing past experiences.
What is solution focused hypnotherapy?
Solution focused hypnotherapy is a modern evidence based therapy combining a form of psychotherapy called Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) with some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques and hypnosis to reduce stress and anxiety and help achieve positive changes quickly through gaining control of our thoughts, our feelings and our behaviour. It is forward looking and focuses on building resilience and finding solutions rather than trying to uncover or analyse the origin of problems. It works by replacing unhelpful thought patterns, responses and habits with healthy ones at a subconscious level.
The techniques I use do not require you to talk about problems or relive traumatic past experiences. If you have experienced distressing events, we acknowledge that they happened and help you move from where you are to where you want to be. I can show you how to use simple techniques to make rapid changes to enhance your enjoyment of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy from the Clifton Practice, recognised as a centre of excellence for hypnotherapy and awarded the Gold Standard in 2006.
I am registered with the following professional bodies and am subject to their professional codes of conduct:
- National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
I am insured to practise and hold an enhanced DBS certificate which allows me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
I update my skills regularly through continuing professional development and regular supervision.
Although I cannot offer guarantees, I do have a high success rate in helping my clients achieve their desired outcomes.
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 *
- 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
Unwanted habits (e.g. nail biting)
Coping with change (e.g. grief, loss, illness, retirement)
Initial consultation: £30 (30-50 mins)
Subsequent sessions: £65 (50-60 mins)
Smoking cessation: £150 (1½-2 hours, one-off session)
What does a session involve?
The initial consultation gives us a chance to meet and determine the best way forward for you. We'll discuss your situation and what you want to achieve. I will then explain how the mind works and how hypnotherapy can help and will give you an indication of how many sessions you are likely to need. You can then decide if it is the right way forward for you. I will also give you a free CD or download to listen to.
Subsequent sessions involve discussing your progress and identifying desired changes and a way forward, followed by guided relaxation and visualisation techniques to help with the process of effecting beneficial change. You will be asked to listen to the CD or download between sessions.
The number of sessions required varies but phobias normally take 3-4 sessions, anxiety and depression typically take 6-12 sessions and quitting smoking normally requires only one session.