Jo Copland-Dando BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), DIHP, GQHP, RGN, HV
0117 986 9351 / 07766 021730
Hi my name is Jo, a fully qualified Integrated Hypnotherapist, offering NLP, CBT, psycho therapeutic and coaching skills. As an experienced health professional I work with you, to explore your health and well-being concerns. By setting a new direction, and using NLP and hypnotherapy to access your resources, enables you to master skills so you can achieve more in life.
Maybe you are struggling with an unwanted habit eg. an unhealthy eating pattern or food addiction? Or you find it difficult to manage your negative thoughts? Maybe a phobia is restricting what you can do and where you can go? By trying small steps, together we work on tools which enable you to make and sustain change.
With 25 years experience as a Nurse, Midwife, Health visitor and Practice Teacher I can help clients with a range of health and well-being Issues. I have a non judgmental approach and no concern is too trivial to discuss. In this safe environment, with guaranteed confidentiality, we can explore together. Helping you to generally feel more positive and empowered in a particular situation.
Before meeting we speak by phone or email to discuss any concerns or queries about how sessions can support you.This conversation introduces you to how I work and explores what you want to achieve from our sessions. This is a free consultation and is partly about assessing whether I am the right person for you and if we can work well together.
At our first meeting we will explore the issue, to plan small steps towards achieving your goals. This is time and space for you to be really listened to and can be empowering in itself. Clients often know what they want to do, but need help to access their resources, to get insight into their thoughts and behaviours. Following the session there may be practical skills to practice or tasks to complete, which support the process of change.
Anxiety or stress can be a large influence on health and well-being, which reduces our ability to cope with everyday life. Some of the many benefits of hypnotherapy includes a relaxed, inward focusing state where messages with your subconscious enables changes to begin.This makes hypnotherapy enjoyable as well as productive.
Areas of expertise include anxiety, confidence, weight and pain management.
Hypnotherapy when used together with therapeutic skills can be a powerful tool for sustained change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrated Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural hypnosis & NLP
Hypno Virtual Gastric Band
Working with Eating disorder and Obesity
Currently studying towards Master NLP Practitiionner
Ba(Hons) Community Health studies
Ma module Practice & professional standards for Practice Teaching.
Grief and loss counselling skills
Depression - particularly post natal
Support to stop smoking
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I have been developing my hypnotherapy skills since 2012 but have a wealth of skills already in working one to one, listening skills and working collaboratively with clients.
Pregnancy and parenthood
Virtual gastric band
Emotional freedom technique
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- 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.
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Please feel free to contact me to discuss. This initial consultation is free.
An hour session starts at £50 per session
Quit smoking £120 over 1-2 sessions
I accept cash or electronic transfer.
I provide free resources eg MP3's, for skills you can use and practice at home.
When working with children and young people the parent or carer needs to be involved, give consent and stay within the premises. The adult will be informed of the process and be aware of the overall exploration.
On occasion, particularly with the older teenager, they may need a confidential therapeutic relationship and this can be discussed.
I have a current active DBS check.
Feedback on sessions with Jo "I am not the most confident person going especially with strangers but instantly felt at ease and relaxed into it very easily." JR
"I really think that the way i see and think about food has changed hugely, my lifestyle has changed and the whole family are becoming more active.
I don't just think about my family but think about myself as a person not just a mum/ wife you played a big part in that change thank you Jo" JR
I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here - www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership .
Monday to Friday and some evening or Saturay am sessions on discussion.