Pauline Brumwell MNCS GHR Reg
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, located about 5 minutes from the centre of Harrogate by car and close to the Number 36 Ripon-Harrogate-Leeds bus route. I have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings for more than 23 years and offer effective and confidential help with a range of problems including: depression; anxiety; recovery from trauma, including the problems experienced by adults who have suffered childhood abuse and neglect; stress and anger management; difficulties with low self confidence and self esteem; weight and body image problems; and addictions, (including smoking, nicotine gum, alcohol and gambling addiction).
I believe that people have an inbuilt capacity to recover and find ways to move beyond even the most difficult circumstances and feelings and that hypnosis can create a state of focused relaxation that may be used where appropriate to enhance this process.
While hypnotherapy can often be effective as a short term method when dealing with straightforward habits or problems, it is also important to ensure that any underlying causes of these problems are dealt with. If this doesn't happen, the problem may come back, or re-emerge in a different form. For instance, someone may successfully stop smoking but then start to over-eat and develop a weight problem.
I believe that it is always worth investing the time and commitment to check for, and clear any underlying issues. Generally people have a really good idea of how deep-seated a problem is and I always aim to take this into account when planning our work together.
I offer a free, no-obligation telephone consultation for prospective new clients to discuss this further.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Hypnotherapist. My qualifications are as follows:
Diploma in Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
Diploma in Supervision (Institute for Person-Centred Learning)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Academy of Advanced Changework)
I belong to the following Professional Bodies:
UK Council for Psychotherapy (Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor)
National Counselling Society (Accredited Member)
General Hypnotherapy Register (Registered Hypnotherapist)
I am trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction.
I am also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- 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
- Sleep disorders *
- 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
Post Traumatic Stress
Childhood abuse (physical, emotional and/or sexual) and neglect
I offer a free initial consultation on the telephone or by Skype. By the end of this session I should be able to give you a good idea of how I would be able to work with you.
If you decide to continue with therapy, I charge £40-00 per session.
I understand that finances are tight for many people in the current economic climate and am happy to discuss ways of spreading payments if this would be helpful for you.
I may also be able to offer reduced payments for people on low incomes requiring longer term therapy.
I provide free self-hypnosis CDs and other materials where appropriate as part of a course of hypnotherapy.
I find hypnotherapy highly effective in enhancing relaxation, reducing anxiety and stress and increasing self-esteem and motivation. It can also be a very useful way of finding new solutions to problems, even if those problems have been bothering you for some time.
Hypnotherapy for a specific problem generally only takes a few sessions (I should be able to give you some idea of how many after our initial consultation).
However, if people have suffered serious or ongoing neglect, separation or abuse as children; or long term abuse, multiple traumas or bereavements at any stage of their lives, they may find that longer term therapy would be more helpful for them.