Summer Brooke Reedy GQHR GHR GHSC DipHyp
I am a specialist in hypnosis. I use hypnosis to create healthy changes for adults and children in Southwest England.
First and foremost, I am passionate about helping people to feel good about themselves in a way that brings real happiness. I am serious about making changes in my own life that bring happiness not perfection and this is what my clients have told me is the real difference between myself and other therapists they have tried in the past.
While studying psychology in the United States I developed a strong interest in Hypnotherapy. I was intrigued by the evidence and studies that were proving it to be a rapid approach to real change, but it wasn’t until I decided to seek help for something I was struggling with that I became convinced. I went to see a hypnotherapist to help me with one issue however in the result of quickly resolving that issue my entire life began to change. I now use hypnosis for myself and my family members on a daily basis; so if you ever do by chance see me in the gym and it looks like I’m asleep but at the same time I’m powering through an intense cardio session, please do not worry.
Finding this new passion in life is what has inspired me to do research upon research into this exciting field and develop a sound education that I continue to increase upon in the fields of hypnotherapy and NLP. I am committed to using only evidence based approaches with hypnotherapy and with my own unique style I am always excited, though rarely surprised, at the miraculous changes I have been a part of for so many.
I am definitely a sports nut, and when not in my office I can most likely be found pitch side watching any one of my three sons playing in a match. I love children in fact they have become some of my favourite clients to work with. I find it remarkable to witness children as they use hypnosis with such ease to improve emotional, physical and mental issues.
I use hypnotherapy for all sorts of things at our home, and so far I believe I have a 100% success rate.
This includes but is not limited to; my 6 year old’s nose bleeds (that I’ve been able to stop almost instantly so that we won’t be late for school), a trip to the emergency room in a foreign country (6 year old again), my 13 year old son’s exam nerves, my husband’s (semi-pro) racing, and of course for everything I do to stay fit, healthy and happy about myself.
For me hypnotherapy is not only how I earn a good living but it is also about how I am able to live good!!
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist Registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). I also have the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP). As well as being an Accredited Practitioner recognised by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
I trained intensively in hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) at the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis where I earned my Hypnotherapy Diploma.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling 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
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
My practice is found in the lovely countryside in South West England. I am fortunate to live and practice hypnotherapy in what I believe to be the most quaint essential, English country town, called Sherborne. My beautiful practice is easily accessible by train and I would be happy to give you a list of must see sights in the town if you would like.
When you come to Summer Brooke Hypnotherapy you can expect to have an individualized, bespoke and comfortable experience; but most importantly you can expect to leave feeling empowered and in control of the changes you want to make. If you have a real desire for a change in your life, and I know you do or you wouldn’t still be reading this, I am dedicated to using the wide range of techniques and evidence backed therapeutic approaches that can bring lasting results that are often times life changing
You can be confident that I will:
- Treat you like the unique individual that you are, looking beyond your current symptoms.
- Give you my unconditional acceptance and positive energy.
- Make no exaggerations regarding the capacity of my therapeutic approaches to resolve what could be a highly complex and serious issue affecting your health and well-being.
- Treat you as a whole individual and not just your symptoms. You can expect to be heard, supported and confidentially treated with clinical awareness and professionalism.
- Be happy to work professionally in conjunction with any ongoing treatment or drug based treatments prescribed by your doctor.
About Your Hypnotherapy Session
- Session fees are by the appointment not by the hour to ensure that you get everything you need out of the session.
- The number of sessions required varies. Generally most issues are resolved in four to six sessions.
And Lastly, if you have not yet chosen to make this step, please do remember, you are worth investing in.
To book your session or to see how I can help please call me at 07720 534021.
Summer Brooke Reedy
Reina Seaton Smyth
Fantastic hypnobirthing experience
I was fortunate to have Summer help me with hypnobirthing for our first son. I didn't know that much about it going but what I did know is that I did not want an epidural and wanted to have a water birth so hypnobirthing sounded like the perfect way to prepare for childbirth.
I learned how to relax and clear my mind more than I thought was possible. I had never been one to completely zone out during a massage and my mind was constantly going when went to sleep at night. One of the most important part of the hypnobirthing preparation is that I left feeling really confident about giving birth. I was never nervous or scared to go into labor. The other important piece is that a couple weeks before my due date, my midwife was concerned that he was in the back-to-back position which is supposed to make delivery longer and more difficult. So the next session, Summer and I focused on turning him into a better position and during my labor, one of the midwives said that he was in the perfect position!
When I went into labor I felt calm and prepared. I stayed at home as long as possible and was able to deliver my son in a pool at the hospital in just 5 hours after my water broke! It was a remarkable experience and for our next child, I plan on doing it the exact same way. I highly recommend Summer in helping you prepare for labor and to stay calm, positive and relaxed during pregnancy.
International Managing Consultant
I was looking for a hypnotherapist around the Dorset area to help me quit smoking and came across Summer's website.
What struck me was how unashamedly positive it was. I thought, yes! that's exactly how I need to start thinking and not just about stopping smoking, but about my life in general.
Summer is a lovely person who wants you to succeed, and that's exactly what I have been doing since my sessions with her.
I felt very relaxed and confident during the sessions. I was able to open up and trust. I am a practical person and I liked Summer's practical approach to my situation.
Of course it is never easy trying to change your life, but Summer gave me the confidence to take that chance and I am moving forwards and growing stronger every day. She also made it clear that if I needed any support after, she would be available.
Thank you Summer, and if you are thinking of making a change in your life then I can only recommend taking the same chance I did. Sometimes all you need is a bit of support and a friendly push in the right direction.
13 Year old-
No more exam stress
I recently had hypnotherapy with Summer because I was really stressed and anxious about my exams. She helped me to stay calm and not worry about them. I was able to stay focused and relaxed during the entire exams. I also was able to recall all the information I needed because my head wasn't worried about the exams. I could never have done it with out my hypnosis sessions with Summer. I would tell any of my friends to go to Summer Brooke Hypnotherapy for anything. Thank you so much!!!
11 Year old-
How Summer helped me manage my anxiety.
Before hypnosis I was anxious and stressed about school work and exams and even the mention of school at home would trigger horrible thoughts. After my first session I felt incredible, like a massive weight had been lifted off my shoulders. As the sessions went on I felt more and more relaxed. It is easy to be critical of hypnosis because when people hear of it they usually think of a cartoon character swinging a pocket watch and telling someone how sleepy they feel. But it's not like that at all. It makes you feel oblivious to everything around you and makes you forget any worry. I now feel calm and relaxed and do everything I can to focus on being with my family rather than constantly thinking about school.
My 11 year old son was a ball of anxiety, feeling like he had nothing in his life apart from school and homework. He told me that at the start of the school year he was already worrying about the end of year exams. On a Saturday night he would start worrying about going back to school on the Monday. After 4 sessions with Summer he said he felt amazing. He was able to take a step back and focus on the things that make him happy. He was able to release a lot of negative energy, replacing it with happy thoughts, and returned to school in January looking forward to the things he likes about school.
I wanted to lose weight but could not move away from gorging on chocolate and other unhealthy foods. While I wanted to be slim I had no motivation to do so. After the first session with Summer I was determined to change my eating habits and in 2 weeks I had lost 6lbs. After a hypnotic gastric band I am eating more slowly and am managing to throw away the food that I don't need rather than wasting it by allowing it to form fat in my body. Summer told me that I would stop wanting sugary and greasy foods but I didn't really believe her! I have been experimenting.......one bite of my favourite chocolate bar was enough and it didn't taste delicious like it used to, I ate a spoonful of porridge with sugar in it and had to spit it out and I can manage to enjoy one small dark chocolate without feeling the need to eat the whole box. Wow, hypnosis is really working for me!