Dr Rachel Gillibrand, C.Psychol., Dip.AfSFH., AFBPsS

Dr Rachel Gillibrand, C.Psychol., Dip.AfSFH., AFBPsS

Weston-super-Mare
BS23

01934 623062

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Weston-super-Mare
BS23

01934 623062

About me

Health Psychologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist registered with the HCPC and AfSFH bringing you solution-focused hypnotherapy to safely and effectively address your worries and concerns. FREE initial consultation. Treatments incorporate techniques based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing alongside the therapeutic use of hypnosis to provide treatment tailored to you. All treatment offered in a warm, private setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, awarded by the Clifton Practice, experienced in offering a wide range of treatments and therapy.

Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, offering nearly 20 years experience as a health psychologist.

Registered Practitioner (Health Psychologist) with the Health and Care Professions Council.

PhD (Developmental Health Psychology), awarded by the University of Southampton, 2002.

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Member organisations

AfSFH
CNHC

Accredited register membership

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.

Fees

FREE Initial Consultation - we will work out why you feel the way you do, what you want to achieve and how we can go about it.

£70 per subsequent session.

£150 one-off fee for smoking cessation.

In a typical session of solution-focused hypnotherapy we follow a series of steps to put you on the path to wellbeing.

How does Hypnotherapy work?

  • First, you set the goals of treatment and decide what you would like to achieve.

  • We then discuss how the brain works and explain why you feel the way you do.

  • Next, we help you set achievable goals for the coming week.

  • Then we work with trance to put the brain into solution-focused mode which will help you achieve those goals.

All this takes place in a restful setting. Each session is typically 50 minutes and we would expect to work with you for around 8-12 sessions.

Further information

Research that I am conducting in collaboration with the Clifton Practice is demonstrating the effectiveness of solution-focused hypnotherapy in stimulating brain activity, in particular, alpha and theta brain waves.

  • Alpha is associated with relaxation and calming, creativity and problem-solving, reduction of anxiety and stress, an improved immune system and illness response, and is a natural way to reduce low mood as alpha waves stimulate the production of serotonin.

  • Theta is associated with positive emotional experiences, intuition and enhanced creativity and problem solving which enables you to connect with your subconscious, allowing you to 're-programme' your brain with ideas and beliefs that you truly want to believe.

Research shows that:

  • People who regularly use trance and meditation have higher levels of theta and alpha.

  • Increased alpha is associated with immediate improvements in stress and anxiety by up to 20% and improvements in low mood.

  • Increased alpha is associated with a reduction in pain and discomfort in 18 out of 20 people in a surgical setting.?

  • Increased theta is associated with a deeper emotional connection to other people, the ability to focus and learn new skills.

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Cahn BR, Polich J. Meditation states and traits: EEG, ERP, and neuroimaging studies. Psychol Bull. 2006 Mar;132(2):180-211.

Weston-super-Mare, BS23

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Appointments available Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:00am - 20:00pm

Saturdays 09:00am - 13:00pm.

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