Maggie Bell, Hypnotherapy, NLP & Counselling (Bromley & Lewisham) GHR & BACP

Maggie Bell, Hypnotherapy, NLP & Counselling (Bromley & Lewisham) GHR & BACP


Grove Park

07950 906421 / 07704 455944

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Grove Park

07950 906421 / 07704 455944

About me

Hello, my name is Maggie Bell.  I am a qualified Hypnotherapist registered with General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and Counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am also a coach; qualified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.   I have more than 20 years working within the NHS in different capacities but mostly mental health inpatient and community services.  I OFFER A FREE PRE-INITIAL ASSESSMENT to discuss your pathway forward if you want to call, or text me, on 07950 906421.

Where I practice:
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You may be considering Hypnotherapy because you've tried alternative therapies in the past which have not resulted in the outcome you want, or you may be seeking Hypnotherapy again because you have had it in the past and it worked very well for you. 

As you take time to look at my hypnotherapy profile page I assume you have heard about hypnosis and/or hypnotherapy, and probably how hypnosis and/or hypnotherapy may have helped someone you know resolve some kind of issue in their life.

Hypnotherapy in my experience works very well with anxiety.  Your body has a memory.  Hypnotherapy requires a state of trance (deep relaxation).  You are in control at all times.  When going into a state of trance in your own time, at your own pace, as deep as you want to, you are placed so well to become very aware of relaxing your physical body down.  When you physically relax you mentally relax.  When you mentally relax you drift as free as a bird to fly up in your own mind's eye and achieve a bird's eye view of yourself of you in your outside world, so that you can have a greater insight into the issues and in what way naturally you can resolve them.  The metaphor above is only a metaphor, for you to have an insight into how hypnotherapy can alleviate anxiety just by experiencing the process.  There is more to it than that if you want to call me and discuss further on 07950 906421...or drop me a text. 

I am a qualified Fertile Body Method Practitioner (FBM) - more info on  Thereafter if you want to drop me a text or call me on 079050 906421 I will be delighted to hear from you and discuss further.

A phobia is usually a result of something learned.  Anything learned can be unlearned.  There are thousands of phobias so please do not feel what you are experiencing is silly as some client say to me.  I can explain more in connection to what you maybe personally experiencing if you give me a call, or text me, on 07950 906421.

I am an experienced and qualified weight control specialist also licensed with  HYPNO-BAND Weight Loss System™ .

in one two-session with my standard rate hypnotherapy fee (ie where you pay only for my time) - 95% success rate.. £195.00.  Call me or text me to discuss on 07950 906421.

My background
I am a qualified Hypnotherapist registered with The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).

I am also a qualified counsellor; registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I offer a hypnotherapy service, some times called hypnosis, underpinned with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and/or Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) depending upon the issues.

CBT is widely used in the NHS to achieve maximum results in the short-term therapy and is evidenced based in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines.

NLP is widely used in the world of life coaching and uses techniques to increase your best chances of success.

I have more than 20 years working in mental health services within the NHS both community and inpatient.  - areas that hypnotherapy can help are addictions, quit smoking, anxiety, gastric band hypnotherapy, weight loss, phobias, panic attacks, fear of flying, food addiction, alcohol abuse, sleep disorders, insomnia, gambling addiction, drug abuse, depression, low-self confidence, sexual issues, internet addiction, sex addiction, public speaking, eating disorders, stress, low self-esteem, irritable bowel syndrome, tinnitus, bruxism, anger management, exam nerves, post traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, childbirth, stuttering, relaxation, chronic fatigue syndrome.  This list is not exhaustive.

General issues I work with:
Anxiety, Addiction, Controlling Weight, Healthy Eating Choices, Fertility, Depression, Phobias, Sleep , Confidence, Self esteem... these issues may effect your mood, ie your mind, and your physical wellbeing over time and maybe the symptoms to an underlying issues - I am an experienced qualified counsellor to help you to identify the underlying issues to help with the symptoms.

Smoking cessation is a specialist area in my opinion in which I am qualified to work as well as with a vast range of other issues that are not exhaustive.  Whilst smoking cessation requires one session to quit smoking; other issues will usually require more than one session, however, improve within 1 to four sessions. 

Weight Control is a specialist area in my opinion in which I am qualified to work... the issues are a slower process in terms of results, however, once going in the right direction and on track, sessions can be spaced and paced in a timely way to the individual.

Fertility is a specialist area in my opinion.

Working with the underlying issues that may arise in the process of hypnotherapy is a specialist area in my opinion where if you work with me I am a qualified and very experienced counsellor.  You can learn more about me as a counsellor on the following link:

Or visit my website
You will also see images of where I practice on the website which I feel is an added bonus to the relaxation you will experience.  Also, there are more images below of my practice.

Given the above generalisations, where I work within a structure to working in a specific area and/or areas where you may be struggling, no two people experience the exact same symptoms as we are all unique and individual, with our own pathway that has led us to where we are in the here and now, albeit positive and/or negative.

Hypnosis and therapy:
Hypnosis is a very relaxing therapy; and when we are relaxed we are far better placed to deal with issues by nature as the body is self healing.

Engaging in any therapy usually requires some motivation and a longing for change but what I would say about Hypnotherapy is that if you are motivated to change then hypnotherapy can be a better choice of therapy to reach your goals in a much shorter space of time which is cost effective. So how motivated are you, you may want to ask yourself.

Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP):
I believe that hypnotherapy very much benefits from additional therapy such as CBT, and/or NLP, to underpin and support the hypnotherapy.  ie working with both the conscious and unconscious mind, body, and whole person. 

Ethics and integrity:
I will work with you gently, openly, with integrity and honestly at all times, and my aim will be to support and oversee you through your journey, and thus get you through your therapy as quickly as possible with great care to your individual needs whilst endeavouring to help you make the changes you achieve to be manageable and sustainable for you by means of a tailored care plan that will be unique to you from the very start.

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Hypnotherapy is a gentle and effective therapy. However, I am also a qualified counsellor and therefore offer the option of combining hypnotherapy with counselling where appropriate.

Personal approach:
My approach is ultimately to help you to help yourself, and maybe, if you need to; understand where the issues have stemmed from via hypno-analysis and/or psychotherapy, so that you can become aware of the issues and their roots if you feel this may be beneficial - the past can stop us sometimes moving forward if there are old wounds that have not been healed and still open and thus hurting.

Although hypnosis is a gentle technique it is a powerful therapy in helping to alleviate symptoms which have a psychological component.  As a hypnotherapist and counsellor, I feel privileged in being able to use all my skills, knowledge and vast experience, to assist in working through difficulties to achieve positive results. 

Hypnotherapy is also a very personal experience and choosing the right therapist is important if you are to succeed on your journey, however, I believe also the environment is equally important and can help to achieve deeper relaxation in a shorter space of time which benefits therapy. My practice is situated where all your senses will be heightened...the sound of wildlife...peace...chimes tinkling...water trickling...the smell of nature...the visualization of vibrant flowers and green foliage and more.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and training:
Diploma in Hypnotherapy.
Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling (CBT, Psychodynamic & Person Centred)
Diploma in Advanced Weight Control & Hypnotic Stomach Band
Hypnoband Licensed Practitioner
Diploma in Advanced Smoking Cessation
Fertile Body Method Practitioner (FBM)
NLP Practitioner

I am a very experienced, thoughtful and empathic, genuinely caring fully qualified hypnotherapist.
I have up-to-date enhanced CRB clearance (2013)
I maintain continued professional development training.
I have indemnity insurance.
I undergo regular professional supervision.

I am GHR & BACP registered.

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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* 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

Building Assertion
Building Self esteem
Building Weight loss
Deeper Anger management
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Exam nerves

Fear of flying
Obsessions and compulsions
Pain management
Public speaking
Smoking cessation
Sleeping disorders
Sexual issues
Sports performance
Relationships Stress

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From £65.00 (concessionary) - £85.00 including (WHEN YOU QUOTE SPEC.JULY.16)complimentary CD of the personalised recording where appropriate (up to 90 minutes).

£195.00. (approximately 2 hours).

From £325.00 (concessionary) - £500.00  including a complimentary CD of the personalised recordings plus, where appropriate. (up to 90 minutes).

From £65.00 (concessionary) - £85.00 per session including a complimentary CD of your personalised session where appropriate (up to 90 minutes)

From £35.00 (concessionary) - £70.00  per session (60 minutes) or £85 (75 minutes).

Further information

Please feel free to start the journey of change and text me on 07950 906421 to arrange a FREE OF CHARGE pre-initial assessment.  Alternatively you can e-mail me on

There will be absolutely no obligation - I will be delighted to hear from you, discuss the main issues, get to know you a little bit (and you me), and then feed back to you my thoughts and discuss with you your way forward.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Maggie Bell

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Bromley, BR1
Grove Park, SE12

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