Nicole Horler, Stepping Stones Hypnotherapy
31 Old Park Road
You may feel that now is time to make a change in your life, get relief from emotional distress, be rid of unwanted habits, or improve your self confidence. Through hypnotherapy, I can help you take control of your emotions, thoughts and feelings to make the positive changes you want.
I understand that at times, the pressures of our busy modern lives can get on top of us before we realise what is happening. This can lead to stress, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, phobias, depression, sleep disturbance, dependencies, lack of self confidence and many other difficulties.
I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist who has helped many people with these and similar issues. Hypnotherapy involves gently guiding you to a deep state of relaxation where you remain responsive and in control at all times. In this pleasant, relaxed state, your mind is more receptive to positive change and suggestions. Hypnotherapy works with your subconcious to safely and effectively support you to replace undesirable thoughts and behaviour patterns with more helpful ones.
I work in a person-centred and holistic way, incorporating different theories into my practice. I will give you a safe and confidential space to explore your issues and work with you to find solutions, develop coping strategies and make positive changes so that you can cope with almost anything life throws at you, better than you could before, in a calmer, relaxed, more positive way.
Becoming a hpynotherapist has personally brought me enormous benefits. I am more positive, calmer and self-confident and I feel better equipped to deal with problems head-on. Like many other people, I have suffered with anxiety and depression in the past, and I have been able to manage these problems succesfully with hypnotherapy. I am very enthusiastic about the positive benefits hypnotherapy can bring and I love seeing people making long-lasting positive change with the help of hypnotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of arts degree in Social Work
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
Diploma in Sports Psychology
I have been trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness techniques.I have been practising as a Social Worker for 8 years in a variety of settings including childcare, older adults, homelessness and the adoption service. Since 2008, I have specialised in mental health and forensic services, working with in-patients in a low-secure hospital. I am a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and the Health Care Professionals Council. This means that :
I am committed to the highest standards
I adhere to their codes of professional conduct,
I update my skills and
I hold a recent Enhanced DBS certificate.
I follow strict data protection guidelines with any personal details.
I have successfully helped many people with stress and anxiety, weight loss, smoking cessation, self-confidence issues, improving their sports performance, removing unwanted habits and other issues.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- 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 *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- 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.
Before commencing a course of hypnotherapy, you will be invited to a no-obligation initial consultation session which will take around 90 minutes. This will allow us to obtain more specific information about you and will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and decide if the treatment is suitable for you. You will also have the opportunity to experience a light hypnotic trance.
Thereafter, each session will last around 50 minutes. Depending on the issue to be treated, you will need between 3 to 8 sessions. As a rough guide, unwanted habits and simple phobias can be treated in 3 sessions and anxiety or depression can take around 8 sessions. However, as everyone is an individual, we will review your progress together regularly to ensure the treatment is tailored to your needs.
Smoking cessation is a one-off session which lasts 2 hours and does not require an introductory session..
Initial consultation £55.00
Individual Hynotherapy session £55.00
Block of 3 Hypnotherapy sessions £150.00
Stop smoking (one-off session) £120.00
Appointments can be arranged to suit you, this can include evening or weekend appointments. Please contact me to arrange a convenient time.