Richard Jones BSc (Hons) Psych, Dip CHyp, GQHP

Richard Jones BSc (Hons) Psych, Dip CHyp, GQHP

EmpoweredMinds
Church Street Therapy Rooms
48 Church Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1DS

01622 692288 / 07828 793189

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EmpoweredMinds
Church Street Therapy Rooms
48 Church Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1DS

01622 692288 / 07828 793189

About me

I am a professional general and clinical hypnotherapist.  My passion lies in helping my clients to overcome barriers in their life to reach their full potential and enjoy a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

Having experienced stress firsthand in my life, I work empathetically with my clients to address their core issues and build a step by step programme to regain confidence and self-esteem.

My practice offers my clients a safe and calm environment in which to start their journey to reaching their goals and aspirations.

We all suffer from stress in our day to day lives, sometimes without recognising the symptoms. Many people think twice about seeking help due to stigmas attached to mental wellbeing.  Strangely they don’t think twice about their physical wellbeing.

With an interest and background in psychology, I am particularly interested in how small changes in behaviour can transform lives.

I offer a professional, reliable and confidential service, and my approach adopts a person-centred integrative model. That means I'm fully qualified and use a range of techniques from traditional forms of counselling, clinical hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). The therapeutic relationship will be non-judgemental and sessions will be conducted with care and empathy during which you can talk about your life issues in complete confidence.

Techniques used include:

  • Guided Visualisation
  • Time-line Reframe
  • Regression
  • Parts Therapy
  • Healing the Inner Child
  • Cutting the Ties that Bind and more...

Your first step is to have an initial free consultation by phone to discuss your issue and assess your suitability for hypnotherapy, enabling you to decide your next steps.

What to expect from your first session...

Your very first face to face session will be broken into 2 fundamental parts. The first part involves a discussion about you, your expectations and goals. This is the time for you to have any questions answered or express any worries and concerns that you may have. When you are happy and confident I will help you to enter a state of relaxation and we can begin therapy. This first session will be around 90 minutes and subsequent sessions will be around 60 minutes. In either case whether it is a first or subsequent session I always allow an additional 30 minutes in case of any overrun should you require it.


How long will treatment take?

This depends on the issue and its complexity. For some clients this may be short term just minutes or hours, for others it will be longer term therapeutic work.

How hypnotherapy can help...

Many of my clients experience immediate and lasting state changes;

  • from severe anxiety to confidence
  • from age old negative beliefs to a positive new outlook
  • from guilt to self-forgiveness
  • from stress to coping
  • from pain to comfort
  • plus many more

These often thought 'miraculous' state changes are common to my clients.

Frequently asked questions...

1. Can I be made to discuss anything?

The short answer is NO, you cannot be made discuss anything you do NOT wish to discuss.

2. Will I lose control?

The short answer is NO, you will not lose control.

3. Will I be aware of what is said?

The short answer is YES you will remember everything that is said during hypnotherapy.

4. Are there people who cannot be hypnotised?

NO. Except for persons with contra-indications and medical considerations to hypnotherapy. The only other exceptions would be persons 'high' on the effects of alcohol or drugs.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and life experience includes all of the traditional and modern models of counselling. At the same time I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. For you, my client, this means we can choose the best therapeutic strategy to meet your individual needs at any time not based solely on theory, but first-hand experience.

Qualifications

- BSc (hons) Psychology from the University of Sussex
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy from the British School of Applied Psychology (BSAP)
- The General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice.
- Certificate in Thought Field Therapy Algoriththms (Tapping)

I abide by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) code of ethic with full public indemnity insurance to practice together with a valid Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Member organisations

GHR
NCH
CNHC

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Trauma (e.g. any kind of abuse or neglect)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

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Fees

- Initial consultation by phone: FREE (15 – 30 mins)

- First Hypnotherapy Session Rate: £75.00 (typically 90 minutes)

- Hypnotherapy Session Rate: £50.00 (typically 60 minutes)

- Extended Hypnotherapy Session Rate: £75.00 (typically 90 minutes)

Accepted Methods of Payment:
Cash, direct bank transfer (BACS) or all major Credit/Debit Cards.

Further information

TESTIMONIALS

Richard has been truly amazing in helping me to overcome my anxiety.  It suddenly appeared from nowhere, so much so that I didn’t even recognise what was happening to me.  During the middle of last year I had an immense build-up of stress across all areas of my life, which I thought I was handling well. Clearly this wasn’t the case and as the weeks went by, everything started to shut down to the point that I could no longer function.  I felt very stuck and couldn’t see how I could ever start to get better.

It was at this point that I started to see Richard.  Initially we had a call to discuss my specific issues and Richard explained how he would be able to help.   I felt very reassured by Richard’s calm, compassionate and gentle nature and the high caliber of his experience and qualifications as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with a degree in Psychology.

Immediately after my first session with Richard I knew that the help and support I needed was definitely there. I felt very comfortable sharing and discussing my issues in confidence. He never judged me and showed complete empathy towards my situation.  He also understands first-hand about anxiety and associated issues, which made is so easy to talk openly and find resolutions.

At the beginning Richard and I discussed and agreed a customised plan for me  incorporating a number of counselling and hypnotherapy techniques.  I found them very constructive, yet at the same time incredibly relaxing and effective.  During hypnotherapy, I sometimes didn’t want to open my eyes at the end of the session as I felt so peaceful and stress-free. He adapted each session according to my requirements on that particular day, after he talked through how I felt.  He was always very clear about what technique he was going to use so I knew what was going on at all times.

I am so grateful to Richard for all the help that he has given me.  After only three months, I am back to myself – confident, bubbly and my cheeky sense of humour has reappeared.  He also taught me how to take care of myself and showed me how to manage my expectations and that of others to ensure my ongoing wellbeing.  This has definitely worked and my perspective of myself, my life as well as the situations that life throws at you has changed for the most positive.  I no longer worry or feel down and am able to manage everything in a much healthier and holistic way.

I would highly recommend seeing Richard.  His absolute focus is to help his clients and support them on their road to recovery.  Richard cares and his kindness and empathy definitely made all the difference to me.

I had nothing to lose by seeing Richard for my first appointment and I’m so glad I did – he helped me to get better!

Yasmin


I saw Richard several times for help with various issues, mainly pain related.

I have chronic chest pain which can be severe and the doctors do not know exactly what is causing it.

Through relaxation and the different methods that Richard showed me, I was able to control my pain much better.

I was truly amazed at the power of relaxation and the “ tapping” technique Richard showed me. My pain was always around a level 6, however in hypnosis I was able to get my pain down to a 1 and sometimes it went away completely!

Hypnosis is extremely relaxing and what I liked about it the most was, Richard gave me a “ personalised ” program. I was able to apply what Richard showed me at home and it truly helped.

Richard is a very nice, caring person and I would recommend him. He can help with pain , anxiety, relaxation and much more!

Thank you Richard for your help !

Elliot

I felt that anxiety was getting the better of me and effecting my daily life and progressively getting worse to a point where I didn’t want to go places or on occasions even work.

I booked an appointment with yourself and had the initial consultation, in which you made me feel comfortable even though I had been a sceptic of hypnotherapy previously.

After our discussions and you getting an understanding of what would work regarding the therapy I started feeling less anxious about the whole process, although I did have up and down days.

Once we had started the treatment I did feel that slowly I was able to on occasions control the anxiety and it was me creating the situation in my head.  I think then after the we felt we had got to a point where I was able to control the anxiety through breathing, mind and generally having a word with myself, you then told me that there was no need to see you again unless I had some reoccurring issues (which I haven’t to date) although there are always going to be situations where anxiety will be there is just the control which you taught me.

I feel that I have full control of the anxiety and am able to do what I want when I want thanks to you…

I have and would definitely recommend you to other people with any issues not just anxiety which could be treated through hypnotherapy.

Thank you for all your support

Dennis

I very much enjoyed the Throne Room and for me it was the most helpful and relaxing experience of them all. I think that linking in with my inner child was the one thing that has helped me the most. I’m now a forgiving friend to myself and I am much happier inside for it. My self-assurance is getting stronger and stronger day by day.

So thank you for your kindness and help with it all.

Michelle.


Maidstone, ME14 1DS

Practical details

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Availability

Practice Hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 to 17:00 and Saturday 09:00 to 13:00 (Appointments outside normal practice hours are available by prior arrangement).

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