Kinga Oldham - Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Eductor
0752 784 16 16
Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with...
My main objective is to find the emotional reasons behind your problems.
This approach helps to resolve and overcome your challenges rather than just covering them up.
To achieve this I use a combination of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Hypnoanalysis supplemented with other powerful techniques, like:
- Age regression
- Systematic desensitisation
- Inner child therapy
- Parts hypnosis
- Symptom manipulation
- Guided imagery
- Past life regression
- Tapas Acupressure Technique
- Emotional Freedom Technique
When you are ready to benefit from my therapy, I will be looking forward to meeting you.
Call me today at 0752.784.16.16. or e-mail me at kinga@MCCHtraining.co.uk
I am a great believer in the power of forgiveness hypnotherapy, a healing method which aims to free the person from the shackles of hatred. This technique has the potential to release a lifetime of accumulated emotional baggage.
Hypnotherapy is all about retraining the brain to react in different ways to stimuli, so whether it's a physical or psychological problem you are suffering with, don't let it hold you back.
Here is a sample of my work:
Call me at 0752.784.16.16. to arrange a FREE telephone consultation, so that you can decide for yourself if I am the right therapist for you.
I am available to see you at Bowdon Rich Therapies http://richtherapies.com/contact/
My experience of regression hypnosis with Kinga was really quite extraordinary. I was a little unsure as to what may be unearthed by this method of therapy, however I found her approach was warm, and reassuring. Afterwards I felt like something had changed in me and albeit I couldn’t quite put my finger on what, it was certainly for the better. I felt calmer, more positive and like issues I had hidden had been overcome. I wouldrecommend the use of alternative methods such as those provided by Kinga, immensely. As a practitioner I found her professional, but with an extremely calming and empathetic energy. J. (age-34) ~~~~
I have to say I didn’t know if it was going to work for me as I knew I would have to talk about some pretty personal stuff, but as soon as I met you I knew you were the right person. After only one treatment I hadnot had a panic attack since…and that was 2-3 months ago, plus my overall well-being, self-belief and motivation have massively improved. Even my friends have noticed a huge difference in me …It was a real turning point. Thank you so much .. Ann (age-31)~~~~
I recently watched your 2 recordings on Youtube which have helped me immensely. Your voice is so calm, soft, well spoken, slow and soothing and it really been a godsend to me especially at night when trying to sleep. I suffer with anxiety and panic attacks. Will you be doing another video soon ,maybe to help with anxiety and depression? I know people would be so grateful, as i see only positive comments from other people on the you tube uploads you have. Anyway, I just wanted to say you have a gift and you have really healed me a lot these last few days… Sam~~~~
Kinga is a warm, gentle and generous therapist. Her talent for making you feel at ease, safe and relaxed is second to none. Since starting the treatment I can’t remember the last time I felt this at peace even though it’s busy, really busy, domestically and work-wise. I’m also amazed at howmy weight has stabilised despite eating more and even full-sugar things. I am grateful for all her support and my only regret is that I did not find her sooner.. JJW (age-39)~~~~
‘I was suffering with anxiety and a lack of confidence. Usually friends and family would help me through this, however it had reached a point where it was becoming an issue. Hypnotherapy was suggested to me, at first I wasn’t keen because I felt like it was a short cut. I believe that positive change has to come from you, surely it couldn’t be that easy?! With Kinga the change does come from you through a mixture of counselling and hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy allowed me to explore and enjoy my own subconscious, which helped me to deal with the issues quickly. Being so relaxed and calm, it is like you can see for the first time. It helped me realise the power I have over my own emotions, I am in control of my anxiety and confidence because it comes from me. The hypnotherapy itself, (if you open yourself up to it) is a life changing experience. I was surprised at my own imagination and the beautiful, dark and powerful images my mind conjured with Kinga’s guidance. I have had 2 sessions, and each time I walk out at peace and happy. It’s like the world goes from black and white into colour. I now feel safe knowing that if ever I lose myself, I have the tools to deal with the negative thoughts, and if I need to, I can visit Kinga again. Kinga is highly intuitive and understanding, she has a peaceful presence, allowing me to open up which normally I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing. It is truly a wonderful experience.’ Josie (age-27) ~~~~
‘I’ve had quite a lot of stress Monday, Tuesday, this would have been the cracking point. Still up to now there has been no craving and I still haven’t smoked. I’m very happy as I wouldn’t normally have got this far. Within the first 24-hours I was so relaxed it was unbelievable. I would recommend you to anyone, I smoked very heavily for over 25 years and this is the first time I have gone this long without the use of any nicotine products. I can’t thank you enough … Paul (age-51) ~~~~
‘Thank you Kinga for the work you did with me. I used to drink a lot, never being able to stop and that made me to turn into a different person; angry, bitter -not pleasant at all. I often could not remember what I said the previous night, which was so embarrassing. But now, not only my urge to drink is gone, but I also noticed that I have started (completely effortlessly) to lose my weight !!! It was a life changing experience…. I feel way more confident and so much happier…and my husband loves the ‘new me’… Thank you. Thank you so much !!!!!’ Joanne (age-39) ~~~~
“Just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you. The time I have spent with you has been invaluable and has already had a positive and noticeable impact on my life. Your warmth and understanding has made me feel at ease and I am very much looking forward to my next session! ‘ Victoria (age-30) ~~~~
This Gentleman was heavily attached to gambling… for years.. here is his story : ‘ I was desperate when I telephoned Kinga for the first time. It was evening and I didn’t even think she would answer my call. I was very wrong because she did and after a 10 minute conversation she left me feeling upbeat, focused and looking forward to my appointment a few days later. I had one session with Kinga, approximately 3 months ago and this is going to sound like a cliché; it was life changing. I haven’t looked back. I know Kinga is only a phone call away if ever I need her again. I am positive I won’t. Simon (age-26) ~~~~
‘I have always been interested in therapies alternative to conventional medicine so, decided to have a go at Reiki. I went not knowing much about it, but keeping an open mind and I had no expectations as to how it would affect me. I found it to be a beneficial experience. It was energising and gave me the stamina to get through a difficult week ahead. I did feel it released energy blockages in me, as a result I am still feeling the benefit of it today. I am definitely a lot more confident. It worked for me and I would highly recommend it and would do it again.’ Nadya (age-33) ~~~~
‘Before I booked my session with Kinga I was very sceptical, I thought that it would simply be a colossal waste of time (and money :). I was suffering from anger management problems and it was recommended to me to try hypnosis; to help me to ease the symptoms. My final thoughts after just one session are that it was quite effective, it has not fully erased the anger issue but it does allow me to remain much calmer. Also, I appear more pleasant and happy towards other people. I would recommend Kinga to anyone who is suffering from similar issues as I have been.’ Adrian (age-17) ~~~~
‘It was a very positive experience meeting you and I thank you for your overall professionalism, the session itself taught me a new vision of thought and that I feel I will continue to practice forever. My very best of wishes to you and your wonderful work.’ Jo (age-43) ~~~~
‘It was the first time ever that I was hypnotised. During the process I was trying to stay calm but soon I realised that Kinga’s voice was safely guiding me to a place I have never been to before… I had a deep seated family feud that was ‘haunting’ me on a daily basis.. We went back to the early years of my life and I was able to let go of what troubled me so much.. what I experienced truly exceeded any of my expectations. I found peace and understanding and I am so much more in control of my emotions … I feel so much happier… and for that I am eternally grateful. I recommend Kinga to all. ‘ Ava (age-61)~~~~
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (University of Salford)
BSc (Social Sciences, Psychology)
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate - Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Hypnosis (Melissa Roth PhD)
Parts Therapy, Hypnotic Weight Loss Surgery (The Oxford School of Hypnosis)
Effective Pain Control (London College of Clinical Hypnosis)
First & Second Degree Reiki
A practitioner validated by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, Kinga has been awarded a certificate and a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy (courses accredited by British Institute of Hypnotherapy, International Hypnosis Association, International Institute of Professional Coaches), General Hypnotherapy Register - (registration number 5535).
Kinga applies Continuous Professional Development programme to maintain and improve her level of skills and professional competence in accordance with the requirements of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.
Enhanced DBS checked
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Quit smoking
- Relationship 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
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Management with Hypnotherapy
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) an independent organisation, set up by the UK Government which decides which drugs and treatments are available on the NHS, recommends that referral for psychological interventions (hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and/or psychological therapy) should be considered for people with IBS who do not respond to pharmacological treatments after 12 months and who develop a continuing symptom profile (described as refractory IBS).
What are the characteristics of IBS?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder. It is a functional condition identified through one or a combination of the following symptoms: abdominal pain, abdominal spasms, bloating and change in bowel habit.
In order to be diagnosed with IBS the symptoms need to last for at least 12 weeks in a year.
Although IBS is a complex disorder it is not known to be fatal or to be associated with the development of serious disease.
IBS can be classified on the predominant symptom i.e. diarrhoea, constipation or mixed diarrhoea and constipation.
It is estimated that 14-24% of women and 5-19% of men in Britain suffer from IBS.
What causes IBS?
There are no specific known causes of developing IBS. However, it is believed that symptoms can occur as a result of a combination of factors including colonic hypersensitivity, neurotransmitter imbalance, infection and/or psychosocial factors.
How is IBS diagnosed?
There is no single test for IBS, the diagnosis is based on symptoms and by excluding other diseases which may have a similar presentation, like:
- lactose intolerance
- inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Celiac disease
- dumping syndrome
- gallbladder disorders
- bacterial infections or parasitic infestations
In addition two main diagnostic characteristics are present:
- There is no weight loss
- There is no blood in the stool.
The extent of the medical evaluation which is necessary prior to making a diagnosis of IBS will vary depending on the duration of symptoms plus the patient’s age and clinical presentation.
It is important to note that the only way to be absolutely certain you have IBS is through a doctor’s diagnosis.
How does IBS differ from IBD?
Principal types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These autoimmune conditions are characterized by chronic mucosal and/or inflammation of the intestines.
There are certain symptoms which are very similar in case of both IBD and IBS, like: abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloating, cramping.
However, in opposition to IBD, IBS does not cause weight loss, nor inflammation, ulcers or other damage to the internal gastric tract.
What percentage of IBS patients do not experience relief from conventional medical treatment?
About 25% of people diagnosed with IBS do not respond to the orthodox medical treatment. Current pharmacological treatments are targeted at symptom control and have limited value. No single drug is effective in relieving all of the symptoms of IBS over a sustained period of time.
Why is it important to treat this non-life threatening chronic illness?
One in five people are affected by IBS symptoms.
The severity of IBS symptoms depend on the individual circumstances. It is known that IBS can considerably impair the quality of life, from social interaction to ability to work; hence it may bear a significant cost both for the healthcare system and the individual.
What will be involved in this IBS management programme?
This IBS intervention is always tailored to the individual needs and will broadly involve the following:
- An assessment of physiological symptoms and its effect on the individual’s life.
- A process aiming to identify the triggers and stressors leading to symptoms.
- Hypnotherapy sessions, which will include deep relaxation, ego-strengthening techniques, confidence- building, addressing any major traumas.
- Therapy addressing associate anxiety
- Gut oriented hypnosis using various techniques to control the intestines and reduce the IBS symptoms.
- Listening to hypnotherapy recordings daily (provided by Kinga Oldham).
- Logging the IBS symptoms daily throughout the period of treatment.
Practice, commitment and active participation are essential components of this highly effective IBS hypnotherapy treatment.
Is hypnotherapy for IBS supported by the conventional medicine?
There is a growing body of evidence (through clinical trials) that hypnotherapy can be exceptionally helpful in the management of refractory IBS. Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology in the School of Medicine and Director of the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service explained: “IBS is ideal for treatment with hypnosis, as there is no structural damage to the body”. “During the hypnotherapy, sufferers learn how to influence and gain control of their gut function, and then seem to be able to change the way the brain modulates their gut activity.”source
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy for IBS?
-Reported success rate range from approximately 70 to 95 % in all studies with any significant number of patients.
-Hypnotherapy intervention resulted in alleviation of all major IBS symptoms (bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation.
-The IBS hypnotherapy programme improves not only the physical symptoms but psychological well-being.
-There are no side effects of hypnotherapy.
How many sessions will the process involve? How far apart should they be spaced? Why?
For IBS clients we recommend six to ten sessions, each session spaced two weeks apart. This routine is important as any erratic schedule of appointments may result in erratic results. Furthermore, individuals over 50 years old and/or presenting psychopathology may require more sessions.
Kinga Oldham can only provide gut-directed hypnotherapy for IBS to those who, at some prior date, have had the condition diagnosed and confirmed by their doctor. If the client agrees a letter may be sent to the client’s doctor outlining the therapy. This therapy is to be used in conjunction with the individual’s general practitioner. This is not intended as an alternative or replacement for conventional medical treatment. Hypnotherapy combined with traditional treatments has been proven produce remarkable results in symptom alleviation. However, hypnotherapy should not be considered a ‘cure’ for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but rather an effective drug-free method for symptom relief.
To find out more – contact Kinga today.
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Kinga has a great experience in supporting people with cancer, helping them to manage physical and emotional effects of cancer and treatments. Please note this support does not intend to substitute any medical treatment.
When someone is confronted by a cancer diagnosis, the fear of the unknown begins to take over, both for the patient and the family. Regardless of how advanced the cancer, it is most commonly perceived as a ‘death sentence’.
As with many types of complementary therapy, one of the main reasons people with cancer use hypnotherapy is to help them relax and cope better with medical treatment and symptoms like:
- pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of appetite from chemotherapy
- anxiety, depression, stress, guilt, anger, hostility, frustration, isolation, low self-esteem
- sense of helplessness and loss of control when facing invasive medical procedures
Hypnosis is also used to help boost the immune system and reinforce the self-healing abilities of our bodies.
Addressing the challenging symptoms of cancer treatment allows the perspective of hopelessness to become one of hopefulness.
Hypnotherapy for cancer is tailored specifically to the individual’s needs, personal preferences and the way they individually process language. Once you experience deep trance states of guided hypnosis a number of times, techniques of self-hypnosis are easily taught. Hypnosis then becomes a tool that can be used at any time to help the recovery.
It can be aided by other modalities like meditation, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique – tapping) or TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique).
The most important point to mention is that hypnosis does not intend to replace any orthodox medical treatment.
It emphasizes the importance of the body –mind connection, and the powerful influence our emotional state can have on our physical well- being.
“A cheerful heart does good like a medicine.” (Proverbs 17:22)