Patricia Harper, CertHypCS, MHS
The Well Being Centre
4 London Road
01672 513583 / 07533 982887
Many years ago, hypnotherapy helped me with 2 wildly different problems - sea-sickness and low self-esteem. I felt so much better about both, and decided I'd like to help other people feel better too.
Hypnotherapy can help so many problems and concerns, ranging from weight loss and smoking cessation to phobias, stress and anxiety, pain management, low self-confidence or low self esteem, and sleep disorders. Deep relaxation is a big part of hypnotherapy and, as stress and tension can exacerbate almost any issue, the combination of relaxing deeply with positive hypnotic suggestions can really make a difference.
I'm fully insured, attend regular supervision sessions, and am a registered member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS) through which I manage my CPD (Continuous Professional Development).
Please come and have a chat about how hypnotherapy could help you - the initial consultation is free. I practice at the Wellbeing Clinic in Marlborough on Tuesday mornings, and have appointments available for evenings and weekends too. Contact me through the Clinic, or give me a direct call.
Training, qualifications & experience
Chrysalis Certificate of Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (CertHypCS)
Member of the Hypnotherapy Society (MHS)
The Rewind Technique, Uncommon Knowledge
Smoking Cessation, Uncommon Knowledge
Changing Habits and Behaviours, National Hypnotherapy Society
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
* 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.
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Free initial consultation. Subsequent sessions £55 per session
Becoming a non-smoker - £120
What happens in hypnotherapy?
The initial consultation is, of course, about you telling me about your problem and what changes you'd like to see. But that's not all. It's also for you to get to know me, and to see if you like and trust me. You need to be totally comfortable with any therapist, and feel you can open your heart in complete confidence.
From that initial session, you can decide if you'd like to work with me, and I can start to put together a treatment plan that's tailored to you and what you want to achieve.
The hypnotherapy session itself
Our hypnotherapy sessions will last an hour in total, made up of us exploring how you are and what changes you've noticed, and then a hypnosis session of about 30 minutes. This will include a deep relaxation, followed by positive suggestions focussed on the changes you want to make, and then a gentle reorientation to bring you back up to full awareness, leaving you relaxed and refreshed.
I'll give you a recording of the session and ask you to listen to it every day for the next week, until the next session. It's very important to do your homework; it's an important part of the therapeutic process, and helps to reinforce the positive suggestions I'll have given you while you're in trance. Someone once said to me that it's like being given a course of antibiotics - you need to take the tablets and finish the course!
Any worrying things you've heard about hypnosis are bound to be wrong. It's a completely natural state and something you'll have experienced every day of your life. Think about being absorbed in a book or film; daydreaming about a holiday; driving along and then wondering what on earth you've been doing for the last 10 minutes; focussing so intently on a TV programme or what you're that you haven't heard someone ask if you want a cup of tea. All examples of being in a hypnotic trance, as is that lovely time morning and night when you're not quite awake and not quite asleep.
You won't do or say anything unless you want to
Your subconscious will simply never let you do anything that goes against your beliefs and values. No-one can make you cluck like a chicken unless you want to. You're aware all the time, even if you're focussed inward on your thoughts, and so relaxed that you just can't be bothered about anything going on around you. Which means you can come out of trance in an instant, whenever you want to. But the plan is that you'll feel so relaxed and comfortable, so safe and secure, and are enjoying it so much, that you'll just think 'Oh whatever' and do the equivalent of turning over and going back to sleep.
Relaxation is a balm
We all lead increasingly stressful lives, so anything that promotes deep relaxation of mind and body can be hugely beneficial in itself. Many people start to sleep better, and often find they can stop taking their sleeping pills. Easy breathing techniques can help people to manage stressful situations better, and some pain can be eased because the muscles relax and let go of tension.
Hypnotherapy is a wonderful thing! - and can help all sorts of problems. I recommend it highly!
Tuesday mornings 9am - 1.30pm at the Wellbeing Clinic, Marlborough, Wiltshire. Other times, including evenings and weekends, by arrangement