Jane Ellsbury Cognitive Hypnotherapist DipCHyp HPD MNCH
Centre For Counselling Bromley
67-69 Widmore Road
Dulwich College Sports Club (PE Centre)
Would you like help to overcome anxiety, phobias, panic attacks or something quite different? Whatever your issue, it’s likely that I can help you. I am passionate about freeing people from issues that are holding them back or bringing them down. So if you want friendly and professional help to move forward in your life and you are in the Dulwich or Bromley area please get in touch so that we can discuss the way forward.
Why choose hypnotherapy?
It's likely that the subconscious controls around 90% of what we feel, think and do. Therefore it makes sense to address the subconscious when seeking personal change. Hypnotherapy is well placed to do just that through the use of relaxation, trance and other techniques to help you on a process of discovery and deep change.
What is a session like?
Sessions last between 50 - 90 minutes. Generally the first session is the longest but this can vary. Before you come in we will have talked on the phone for 20 - 30 minutes so that we can get to know each other and make sure that this is the right approach for you. If I don't think it is, I will tell you and of course you are free to decide whether you want to work with me.
In the first session I will gather more details about the issue and will aim to start the deeper work or to at least teach you techniques so that you can begin to get some control over the problem. Over the next few sessions it's likely we will be looking into your past with a view to changing what it means to you. You keep your memories intact just as they are, but the meaning you give past events can change in a way that means you can let the problem go. We are likely to hypnotically rehearse how you want to be in the present and in the future so that you teach your subconscious how you want to be so that new, more helpful behaviour becomes familiar and natural. As part of the overall process of change, we will be using various techniques including hypnosis.
What is hypnosis?
It's not clucking like a chicken or me having some weird control over you! Trance states are a natural part of daily life. If you've ever been driving and suddenly 'come to' or become so deeply absorbed in something you were unaware of your surroundings for a while then you've been in a trance. If you've had a crush on someone that's a trance. Hypnosis is about a narrow focus of attention and in therapy a trance can be sufficiently light so that I can ask questions and you can answer or you might go deeper and become so involved in your inner world that speaking seems like an effort you don't want to make.
Unlike stage hypnosis which is for entertainment, our aim is therapeutic and hypnosis is used to create and embed the changes that you want so that you can live more freely and fully.
What my clients say
Thanks so much in helping my daughter. She has with your amazing help, managed to control her thoughts and avoid her panic anxiety that she initially presented with. ... I believe that your skills, knowledge and calm approach has enabled her to face her worries and develop the skills and techniques to confront and control them. An amazing feat for an eleven year old little girl. She is a lot more confident and although becomes anxious at times, she is now able to control them and be aware of her feelings.
Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful work on Monday. My life is so different with that fear gone.
I am amazed at how much calmer and happier I feel. I even walk differently with my head held high!
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the Quest Institute in London and hold their Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma* together with the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma which is accredited with the National Council for Hypnotherapy and externally verified by the NCFE.
I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the organisation established by the government to regulate and support complementary approaches and I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy whose code of conduct and ethics I abide by.
I am also a Master Practitioner in NLP.
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Cognitive Hypnotherapy is an approach created by Trevor Silvester who founded the Quest Institute which is a training and research organisation. It uses a model of how we create and maintain our problems that allows therapists to integrate many techniques from other therapeutic approaches in a structured way. Flexibility of technique is important so that we can find the right ones for you to overcome your issue. As a graduate of the Quest Institute I have been trained in hypnosis and also in the use of NLP, EFT, EMI, Gestalt and Positive Psychology.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy also uses a method of creating hypnotic suggestion unique to Quest which puts the client at the heart of the process.
NCH - National Council for Hypnotherapy
CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
QCHPA - Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Professional Association
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
* 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
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