Linda Bibby BA (Hons) DIHP
248 Slater Studios
5-9 Slater Street
91 South Road
As an integrative therapist I use a range of techniques from hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and psychotherapy to help clients overcome issues such as fears and phobias, addictions, weight loss, quit smoking and dealing with anxiety and depression.
Weight Loss Sessions
My weight loss sessions focus on exploring your emotional relationship with food and helping you to regain control of your eating. My aim is to help you to eat for the right reason - because you are hungry and not because you are depressed, bored, in need of comfort or any other emotional reason that has led you to eat in the past.
Diets often focus on food that is to be avoided, cultivate a sense of deprivation and often fail. I use hypnotherapy to help you to overcome the inner conflict that dieting can bring. Weight loss can be easier and more enjoyable under this programme as you choose to change your behaviour rather than relying on will-power alone.
Gastric Band Hypnotherapy
Gastric band hypnotherapy addresses the underlying reasons for weight problems and trains your mind to think and behave in a healthier way around food including portion control and food choices. Over a series of 5 sessions your subconscious mind is encouraged to behave as though a gastric band operation has been performed resulting in a smaller appetite and subsequent weight loss.
In the first sessions we will focus on exploring your relationship with food and begin the process of making changes to your eating habits. In the subsequent sessions the "gastric band" is introduced and adjusted.
I also provide 3 cds for you to listen to at home.
Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy
The goal of my Stop Smoking session is for you to leave the room as a non-smoker after just one session that is tailored to your individual requirements. During the session we will look at the effect smoking is currently having on you personally, the implications for your future and discuss how your life will improve when you become a non-smoker.
There are many unconscious reasons why people become and continue to be smokers and, having discussed your personal situation, I will use a range of techniques including hypnosis to reinforce your desire to stop smoking. Your personal description of the life you want will be used during hypnosis to resolve any inner conflict and support your goal to stop smoking and every part of you will see yourself as a non-smoker.
I also provide a CD for you to listen to at home.
Moderate levels of anxiety are a normal part of everyday life but when anxiety is extreme it can be very disruptive. Panic attacks, an extreme form of anxiety, also have physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating and trembling. I recommend a 6 week programme for dealing with anxiety or panic attacks during which we will explore how the anxiety you are experiencing feels for you and develop new coping skills and techniques to use in stressful situations. The probability of panic attacks can be greatly reduced and you can learn how to manage them.
During the sessions, as well as hypnosis, I will use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to help you deconstruct any negative beliefs and create a more positive outlook with you. You will learn techniques that you can also apply to stressful situations in the future so that your former anxious way of thinking will be in the past.
My programme is tailored to your personal requirements and we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the accompanying anxiety is a condition that affects many people. Hypnotherapy has been found to be beneficial and it is an area in which i have undergone additional training. I offer a 6 session programme that addresses management of this condition.
Fears and phobias
Is a fear or phobia holding you back? For some people, irrational fears or phobias are an inconvenience but many sufferers find they significantly hinder their enjoyment of everyday life. Whatever your personal experience or the cause, I can help you retrain your mind to provide a different response to previously fearful situations. I have successfully helped many clients overcome fears such as flying, motorway driving, heights, birds and clowns. Often a significant change has been experienced after only one or two sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
- Member of CNHC
- BA (Hons)
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis and NLP
- Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
- Licensed Hypno-Band practitioner
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- 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 *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- 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
I have a personal interest in the benefit hypnotherapy offers for people who have diabetes. I have successfully helped clients manage their weight and control sugar intake (including chocolate addiction).
If you would like to have a Free no-obligation chat to see how I can help you, please give me a call or send me an email.
I work from 2 locations in Liverpool:
Slater Studios, 5 - 11 Slater Street, Liverpool L1 4BW
Compass Physiotherapy, South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 0LR
My fees are:
- Sessions £60 per session
- Stop smoking hypnotherapy: £120 (one extended session and back up recording). Additional top up sessions available if required at £60
- Hypno-Band gastric band hypnotherapy programme £325 (5 sessions, 3 cds and supporting information pack)
Subject to availability, you will be able to attend any of the 3 locations for your sessions.
Payment by cash, card or bank transfer.
Companies: please enquire.
Testimonials from some of my satisfied clients:
“I just wanted to say thank you for helping our son. The change in him is amazing. He is back to his old self. His confidence and ability to deal with situations has really improved. I must admit I wasn't sure about hypnotherapy but the results speak for themselves. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thank you.”
“I had a phobia of clowns for as long as I could remember. Following one session with Linda, I can not only watch clowns on TV but I have also seen a real life clown and I was completely in control – amazing!”
“I have suffered from a fear of heights for many years. A session with Linda has changed my life. I am able to enjoy travelling without worrying about heights”
“I enjoyed running but felt that something was holding me back. Linda helped me to overcome this and my running has improved so much that I comfortably set a new personal record when I recently completed a 10k run”
Compass Physiotherapy is conveniently situated opposite Waterloo railway station and the South Road bus interchange is nearby. There is a car park a short walk away.
Unit 248, Slater Studios is on Slater Street which off Bold Street. Central Station and Lime Street Station are a short walk away.
Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday 10am to 7pm