Sally Luxford HPD. DHP. SFBT (Hyp). MNCH(Reg.) LNCP. CNHC (Reg.) AfSFH
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a natural state of trance similar to that achieved in meditation and which can be induced by concentration on a single idea or focus. In a therapeutic setting, hypnosis provides a very powerful tool to access subconscious patterns of thought and behaviour and resolve issues that lie beyond the capabilities of conscious resolve.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy utilises the clinically-proven techniques of CBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, NLP and other approaches and combines them with the state of trance to help people make significant positive changes within a relatively short period of time. Resolving unwelcome habits and thought patterns at a subconscious level means that hypnosis literally helps the parts other approaches can’t reach!
The approach focuses on the present and the future and not the past. Treatment is tailored to each client and a programme of therapy is designed according to your preferences, your personality and your needs.
All interventions have a profound affect on the way our problems are both viewed and dealt with. A major re-evaluation takes place. They are also second to none as a route to greater self- knowledge enabling us to become the person we were always meant to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, Qualifications & Accreditations
HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma
DHP - Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
SFBT (Hyp). - Solution Focused Brief Therapy Skills for Hypnotherapist
Diploma in Advanced Weight Management and Hypnotic Stomach Banding
Hypnosis for Childbirth
I completed the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma/HPD and the Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy/DHP at The Clifton Practice, Bristol, one of the UK’s leading externally accredited courses. The HPD is a nationally recognised qualification at level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework; this is an endorsement of the quality, amount and level of learning required to achieve the HPD.
Listed below are the professional organisations I am a member of. As a member of these associations I adhere to a strict code of ethics.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH)
National Council for Hypnotherapists (NCH)
National Council for Psychotherapists (NCP)
Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Dept. of Health registered therapist.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- 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
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- 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.
Free Initial Consultation
Each session lasts up to one hour and costs £60 and is tailored to the meet the individual clients needs
Stop smoking cessation therapy is a one-off session lasting 1.5-2 hours and costs £130. No initial consultation is necessary.
Hypnotic Gastric Band £550
Full course including weight management input and a band adjustment session if required.
Through working with the client, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with Confidence and Self Esteem problems. It can also help (if necessary in conjunction with medication) in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety, including Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Minor Phobias such as spiders, water, flying and public speaking can also be minimised, along with painful memories and traumatic experiences.