Maureen Ewer MSc MCH MBACP(accred) GHR reg
Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
184-186 Westcombe Hill
0208 333 1210
At the heart of all of my work is a positive view of human capability. I believe that anyone, with the right help and support, has the potential to shift their thinking and make the changes they want.
I am passionate about working with people who are going through challenging or difficult times and supporting them to face and overcome their barriers; to become more aware of their feelings and the thoughts that either block or sustain them, to build on their resilience, to release their full potential and make beneficial changes in their lives.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Coach and Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I have worked in the field of mental and emotional health for the past sixteen years with adults, young people and children. I have a particular interest in working with anxiety, stress and issues relating to food.
The majority of my clients struggle with lack of self confidence, low self esteem, anxiety, stress, a poor relationship with food and negative coping strategies. I use a variety of techniques which enable them to: free themselves from their blocks; lose weight; regain their self confidence and start living the life they really want to lead. I believe that it is important to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for people to be listened to and heard.
Let me help you to:
- understand what is causing your difficulties,
- identify ways of overcoming these challenges,
- take control of your life,
- make your goals a reality, and
- learn practical skills to maintain and build on your success.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as an Clinical Hypnotherapist, Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and Senior Manager for many years within the NHS, Higher Education and for Adult and Children's charities. My experience and training leads me to believe that adopting a holistic and integrative approach, which combines a range of skills and techniques, is very important and produces the best outcomes for my clients.
- MSc in Therapeutic Counselling
- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- Master Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis
- Certificate of Higher Education in Clinical Hypnosis
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Coaching
- Institute of Clinical Hypnosis (ICH) Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner
- Institute of Clinical Hypnosis (ICH) Hypnobirthing Practitioner
I have also had training in Mindfulness, Pain Management and Eye Movement Therapies.
Current Enhanced DBS check
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- 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 *
- 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.
- There is an initial free, no obligation, telephone consultation.
- Hypnotherapy & Counselling sessions: - 90 minutes cost £90: 60 minutes cost £60 (depending on needs of client).
Each course of treatment will include an MP3 audio download or CD for home use.
- The full course of Stop Smoking is 3 sessions and costs £270 in total.
- Counselling sessions are 50 minutes and cost £60.
For further information please contact me by telephone or email, alternatively you can visit my website.
“Before I started the sessions with you, my life had become a continual struggle against a growing addiction, making me unhappy and unable to look or move forward in my personal and professional life. My sessions with you have had a significant and lasting impact on my life. I feel able to connect with the world again in a way which has eluded me for a long time. In short, my life and outlook at work and in my personal life has been transformed and it feels great!” (Anon)
"Excellent value for money and certainly a lot more than I had bargained for. I went to Maureen to lose weight, but instead of focusing on my weight, we focused on why I was overweight, as a consequence, I lost over a stone, and gained a clear head!
Maureen made me feel comfortable and safe. I would highly recommend her". (A.G.)
"Maureen is a very skilled therapist/hypnotherapist. Her approach expedites the therapy process, getting to the heart of the problem, and she provides practical advice that helps one grow and take steps towards reaching their therapy goals. The benefits I experienced occurred almost immediately as Maureen takes the time to assess each session and give feedback, ensuring clients make continued progress. I highly recommend Maureen and feel I've found a therapist I can work with (and return to if necessary)." (Anon)
"Helped me make insights about myself as a person, my situation, my family and childhood. Helped me with tools to manage stress/anxiety and boost confidence …. I worked with Maureen for 9 sessions and she is the only therapist so far that has managed to surface emotions and feelings that I usually keep well hidden. She does this via being very observant of your emotional state and knows how and when to push you in the right direction. I can highly recommend Maureen, but be prepared to be challenged! "(A.B.)
"In the four sessions (3 diet, 1 smoking ) I lost my target of 6Kg and have stopped smoking. As a result, all the money I’ve saved on smoking is now being spent on replacing my wardrobe with new clothes that fit and look really good. A worthy trade. The most impressive part of the hypnotherapy, is that it’s changed my perceptions on not only my eating, but understanding my priorities and what makes me tick (or not as the case may be). With the target of losing weight, I can confirm that during the entire hypnosis period and the weeks after, I have never had to work on dieting, as my brain is now accustomed to wanting and desiring to eat well and healthily. As a result, I do not have to work at not eating, like a traditional diet, I simply eat what I want, when I want… the difference being post hypnosis, is that I want to eat less and I want to eat healthily. This means that I can enjoy the same lifestyle as before, not consider that my life is unfulfilled because I’m missing my previous favourite (but less than healthy) foods." [Anon.]
"Maureen has helped me to lose weight and stop drinking: I'd struggled with both for years, and had tried all sorts of classes and methods. Using hypnotherapy has made the process seem easy and has helped me to focus on the root causes of my weight gain and alcohol consumption. This feels like a proper long term solution, which I hope will enable me to take proper care of myself and listen to what my body is telling me." [Anon.]
"Completely changed my way of eating and greatly improved my perception of myself. Excellent approach to helping me deal with my weight issues. It is hard to put into words how much Maureen has helped me over the past few months. She has successfully helped me to address many of the issues that have led to my obesity in the past. Through my sessions I have addressed some challenging emotional issues that have affected me and my life. Maureen was supportive at every turn and helped me realise who I am and why I ate in the way I did. Maureen encouraged me to read about nutrition and this combined with the hypnosis sessions has led to a complete change in my diet and eating habits. To date I have lost 2 stone but feel that this is just the beginning of my weight loss and looking at life with a completely different take on things and how I perceive them. I handle stressful situations very differently now and some friends have commented how more confident and relaxed I seem. Finally, Maureen has just done a final stop smoking session with me and I can say that I have not had a cigarette for nearly 3 weeks and am not missing or craving them in any way. It was the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle really. I cannot thank Maureen enough for all she has done to help me become the more confident, less stressed and slimmer me. I can’t recommend highly enough hypnotherapy and Maureen to anyone." [C.B.]
Daytime and evening appointments available