Trevor Bedford HPD DHP LHS LNCP MNCH (Lic) LAPHP GQHP
01458 253254 / 07743 601403
I am a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist enjoying helping people regain confidence, achieve high levels of motivation and energy. When we are in the right place, we can overcome our problems, phobias and enjoy working towards our goals. Happiness and coping with our lives is central to our well being no matter what our circumstances.
Previously I worked as a Chartered Accountant and Finance Director for many years. This involved working in highly stressful situations and during that time I saw and experienced the harmful effects modern pressures can place on us all.
I now concentrate on helping people to get control of their life, improve their happiness, and the quality of every day living. Sometimes we come to accept our situations as normal, without knowing how much better life can be. We often live our lives in second gear and we don't have to. We can cruise or race, the choice is yours.
Hypnotherapy will help you overcome your problems, give you direction to achieve your goals, increase your feelings of self worth. As a result you will find you treat yourself better mentally by seeing the good things in life, you will eat and drink better foods and enjoy a more healthy approach to life. This results in you taking control and creating your own happiness.
I love working with people wanting to achieve more in their lives, sports motivation, exam preparation, music performances, the search for excellence is thrilling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Clifton Practice in Bristol and obtained a Diplopma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) leading to the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) which is a level IV qualification. The course is accredited with:
The Hypnotherapy Society
The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
The National Council of Psychotherpy (NCP)
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP)
I am a fully insured member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, one of the main professional bodies for hypnotherapy in the UK, and abide by their strict code of ethics. I am a full (Licentiate) member of the NCH and am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH). I am also a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- 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
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- 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
Previously I worked as a Chartered Accountant and Company Director and have managed a number of companies with many staff. I am very aware of how important it is to look after the mental attitude and health or everyone. One negative influence can sadly affect many people. It is also very time consuming, managing each and every staff member.
With my understanding of organisations, I have designed a series of positive management training programs which work with both groups and individuals, helping to ease issues such as conflict at work, anger management, depression, stress as well as increasing staff confidence and motivation.
To reduce sick leave, often a product of high levels of depression, anxiety and stress, business and personal problems.
Increase productivity through motivation, self control and happiness at work.
At the first session all participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire, designed and tailored with you, to benchmark staff happiness.
We will record sick leave over the past year, to compare with future sick leave taken.
We will discuss and agree productivity targets based on activity relevant to your business and compare any change made which is a result of the work we do.
This will be tailored to your needs. Usually it will comprise 6 two hour courses held monthly.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any of these issues.
Initial Consultation (approx. 1 hour) FREE (includes complimentary relaxation CD)
Hypnotherapy Sessions £50
Smoking cessation - only one session required £100
Quotes on request for corporate management training and motivation
The CD is complied to help restore your sleep patterns, please feel free to download the track from this link: https://soundcloud.com/user-643479836/reframing-v1
My practice is located in a separate cottage next to the main house. It is off a quiet country lane. If you are driving, parking is secure at the house, if you are using the bus it is approximately 500 yards from the bus stop
All sessions are conducted in a quiet, comfortable room and there are toilet facilities in the next room. I will endeavour to cater for all your needs, to help you be as calm, peaceful and relaxed as possible. If you have special needs, please let me know before so I can prepare as much as possible.
You need only bring yourself, we will discuss your needs during the first consultation, which is free. At this point we will agree your objectives and I will let you know exactly what we can achieve. I need you to buy into the process from this point on, so if you feel that we can work together, it is at this point that you would book future sessions.
For the first few weeks will will book weekly sessions. Once you are happy with progress we will move to every two weeks, then monthly until you are happy you have achieved your goals. Depending on the issues anything between four and twelve sessions are usually required. This is brief therapy, so progress is swift. Smoking cessation however, requires just one session.
We will start with a short discussion on what has gone well since the last session, then you will set yourself some targets to help you towards your goals. This takes approximately half an hour. The trance work then starts, you will simply relax and listen to me talking, you maynhear what I say, you may drift off. During this stage, all the ideas and thoughts, verbal or imagined, will be properly process in your mind. You will reset yourself as you wish, to be happy and cope with your life.
You can change and will make great steps towards improving your life. Sometimes we cannot change our circumstance, but we can and will work towards how you think about them. This in turn may well change your circumstances.
This process is unbelievable. If only the Health Service promoted free annual check ups like we are encouraged to do with our dentist, many people would remain in control and live much happier and healthier lives. Sadly many people look after their mental health after problems start to occur or become acute. Many people never experience the benefits.
This is the best investment you can make in yourself and your family.
Flexible hours from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.