My name is Jill O’Keeffe and my aim is to assist you in achieving the change you desire, which will enhance your health and/or your general well-being.
My years as a Nurse and Nursing Sister – and thorough Clinical Hypnotherapy experience and knowledge – allow me to offer professional, personalised treatments to help you to stop smoking, lose weight, cope better with the effects of physical illness, reduce anxiety, remove phobias or addictions, or increase confidence. I am committed to providing caring and effective therapy which will empower you to leave aspects of your life that are holding you back, behind you.
Clinical Hypnosis is a lovely experience. It helps your conscious mind become deeply relaxed so that your unconscious mind can accept pre-agreed, positive suggestions to bring about the required change. It is in no way used to control you or make you do things you would not be comfortable with and it is only used for therapeutic purposes. Although it works with your mind, its effects are felt in many physical ways too, making it effective either as a stand-alone treatment, or to complement conventional medical treatments. My experience as a Registered Nurse has also given me a good understanding of the effects, in particular of stress, on the outcome of many physical conditions.
I work from home in the South of Coventry, but see clients from Warwickshire and elsewhere in the West Midlands. I have a comfortable, ground floor therapy room, which allows me to give individualised therapy in a sensitive, professional and confidential way. There is ample parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered General Nurse, with 30 years' experience
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Diploma in Neuro-linguistic Programming
- NICE E-learning tools - Anxiety Disorder
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
* 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
- Coping with Chronic Exhaustive conditions: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, Fibromyalgia
- Cancer/Palliative Care
- Coping with illness
Clinical Hypnotherapy: sessions last 1 hour and cost £70 per session. The first session will always last around 90 minutes and includes the consultation at no extra cost.
Stop smoking session costs £160 for a 2 hour session plus a one hour follow-up and includes a recording to support your progress.
Weight loss programme costs £250 for 4 sessions and includes a recording to support your progress.
Please telephone or email me to discuss any queries you may have. I am always happy to talk to you and advise as necessary.
How Hypnotherapy can help you:
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a way of allowing your conscious mind to become so deeply relaxed that your unconscious mind is able to accept pre-agreed, therapeutic suggestions. This can bring about a lasting change in your perception of a situation, or in an unwanted behaviour. This deeply relaxed state is also called the trance state. It resembles sleep, but is different in that you can actually be very alert during hypnosis and you will maintain control throughout the treatment. The aim is to teach you to use your mind and thoughts to manage physical or emotional difficulties, or to change a habit or behaviour that is causing a problem. My Nursing background has given me a good understanding of the clinical nature of Hypnotherapy which addresses aspects of a person’s health – physical, mental or emotional – in a safe, calm and therapeutic way.
What to expect on your first session:
This will normally last for 90 minutes and includes a consultation and a chance to have any questions or concerns addressed, at no extra cost. I will then guide you to relax your mind and body deeply so that you receive the maximum benefit from the session. I will also teach you how to practice self-hypnosis, as this allows you to maintain the positive changes that are taking place in you. Following the session you will be alert and refreshed and fully able to continue your day.
How many sessions are you likely to need?:
This is planned on an individual basis and you will be totally involved in the plan. Weight Management is a program of 4 sessions, whereas Stop Smoking takes place in 1 longer, 2 hour session. Many other treatments will need 2 - 3 sessions. Your progress will be discussed with you during each session.
I can offer some evening appointments and Saturday mornings, as well as day time during the week.