Philip Rainbird B.A.(Hons), PDC(Hyp),MBSCH
Bexley Osteopathic Clinic
16A Bexley High Street
07810 716165 / 07810 716165
My therapeutic practice grew from an interest in the practical applications of philosophy. Hypnotherapy offers fast solutions to actual life problems.
My techniques tend to be now and future oriented, and I find that most people feel at their best when motivated by a powerful and compelling life goal, future self-image or target state. However I also frequently use regression techniques when necessary.
I have successfully treated the whole listed range of presenting problems with hypnosis, and frequently combine cognitive methods such as NLP, EMDR, EFT with elements of rapid cognitive therapy.
I have found both personally and for patients that hypnotherapy frequently becomes a personal journey of self-discovery that goes far beyond the confines of initial presenting problems. Once motivated and given direction, the `Unconscious` mind has vast potential for self-development and creative change that far exceeds people`s self-expectations.
Hypnosis accelerates the change and problem-solving that longer term therapies like counselling and analysis also address. While I do not like the term`life-coaching` nor set myself up in this role, I find that many people can naturally engage with hypnosis and analysis over a long period of time, solving each level of problem as it arises.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Philosophy and Eng Lit (1976-79)
(2001-03) LCCH Imperial College Certificate, diploma and practitioner diploma Clinical hypnotherapy.
Continually employed since qualification, full member of British Society for Clinical Hypnosis, also clinical supervisor and course tutor for the LCCH (PG Cert & CPPD Hypnotherapy)
I have 13 years experience, successfully treating many patients including 7/7 bombing survivors, heroin, cannabis, cocaine, alcohol and nicotine addicts, trauma victims of parental and domestic abuse, unresolved grief, accident trauma, sufferers from chronic pain, performance problems including sexual issues and stage fright, academic, artistic and studying problems, creative blocks, relationship and social phobias, memory recovery including apparent `past life` issues.
My personal experience with `past life` therapy leads me to view it as a very powerful metaphorical resource that can bring about profound change and experiences, but can also trigger extremely disturbing memory type events. For this very reason I never agree to do `off the shelf` or `tourist` past life regression.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- 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 *
- 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
`Past life` regression, `Emotional freedom technique` EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.)
Self-hypnosis techniques , visualization or `pathworking`.
`Counselling` in the sense of creative problem-solving dialogue.
£80 per hour normal sessions. £120 one session stop smoking. 10% discount for 5 sessions prebooked. 10% discount nursing profession & members of HM Armed forces.
Please note that I require 24 hours notice of cancellations. Same day cancellations or no-shows will be charged at the full session fee.
Featured in `Red` magazine Oct 2005 (Total makeover article) and May 2008 (cognitive approach to weight loss), `Stella` magazine (weight loss) sept 2008 and the London paper sept 2008 (`Romantic hypnotherapy` article re. relationship problems)