Marie Ferguson Dip HYP BA(Hons) MHS Gastric Band Practitioner & Nutritionist
14 Deveron Road
0141 942 8162 / 0788 901 0844
Who am I and how can I Help You?
In addition to the problems people experience, which are detailed below, I am a Virtual Gastric Band specialist trained by Michelle Hague of the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. You may have recently watched the Channel 4 programme "How to Lose Weight Well", where one of the participants went for virtual gastric band hypnosis, and lost a significant amount of weight. The method I use is very similar.
I use this method because I find many of my clients report significant weight loss (varying between 3-8lbs in a week) even for those who have found weight loss extremely challenging in the past. Due to the fact that the virtual gastric band acts on the subconscious mind and convinces your brain that you are full, you tend to eat smaller portions, just as you would after the surgical procedure.
It is not a diet and the program runs over four sessions plus I am available for ongoing support, mentoring and counselling out of hours. CDs are also provided and these must be listened to as part of the therapeutic process. I also run optional sessions AFTER the procedure to offer clients support until they get to their target weight, which although optional I recommend until you get to target weight.
What other conditions do I treat?
The list of issues I have treated is long and varied, and includes anxiety, addictions, relationship problems or psychological problems which are causing physical distress. If you have a particular issue, no matter how unusual it may seem, or how problematic it may be to you, the likelihood is that I have seen it before.
How many sessions will be required?
The number of sessions required for these is variable and can often depend on underlying issues which may have to be treated too. These can vary from one person to another. You may find that you experience positive change after only one or two sessions (eg phobias), or you may require more than this, (for example anxiety, addictions, relationship/sexual problems or issues which have a deep underlying cause).
What should I do now?
Before I take a new client on, I would invite you in for a free consultation so that a proper assessment can be made before treatment commences. Consultations are totally confidential, but it also my practice to contact your GP in writing to inform them you are undergoing hypnotherapy to ensure there are no contraindications as far as they are concerned.
How does hypnosis work exactly?
Hypnotherapy works with the subconscious and can help you acquire the tools and the ability to achieve your goals. It will be up to you to utilise them and as with any medical treatment, medications or surgical procedure, there are no guarantees. I can guarantee that I will do everything I can to help you achieve your goals if you work with me and you are committed.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Certificate in Rapid Hypnotic Inductions
Gastric Band Masterclass Protocol Practitioner
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- 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 *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual 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
Marie is a trained counsellor and also offers hypnotherapy sessions for men and women for relationship and sexual issues.
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Free Initial Consultation
All standard hypnotherapy sessions are £65.00
WEIGHT LOSS sessions can be booked in blocks of 3 for £175.00 and the basic Virtual Gastric Band (VGB) program is £300. There are also variations of the programme available offering different levels of support, details of which can be found on the website.
Initial/first appointment Free of Charge.
Marie Ferguson is a professional hypnotherapist and counsellor.
She favours the techniques of American psychologist and hypnotherapist Milton Erickson and has pioneered the CogniSENSE™ method of hypnotherapy.
She uses hypnosis to create a positive,subconscious change in people in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings.
As well as being a skilled hypnotherapist, Marie has a background in psychology, and over 20 years’ experience working in industry, media, TV and film. This gives her a profound insight into the common problems which affect many people in the workplace which often have an impact on their day-to-day lives.
24 hour service available - many of my clients work shifts so taking "out of hours" calls is not uncommon.