Alan Butler DSFH, AfSFH, RMCNHC, DTC, MBACP (registered)
I run a fully insured practice, which is ICO registered. I am a registered member of the CNHC and the BACP. I have regular supervision and continuing professional development.
As a Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist, I will work with you to look at what you want to achieve rather than on the problem(s) that prompted you to seek that change, we never dwell on the past. Solution Focused Hypnotherapists do not dwell on past problems because it is a forward-thinking, forward-looking process that creates positive changes that you can use in your day to day life.
You will be amazed at the changes that occur and your family and friends will see that change in you.
Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy combines hypnotherapy, with elements of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
With this combination of psychotherapeutic techniques and your desire for change, you will see a dramatic shift in the way you see things and the way that you see your future (positive).
Life should be about more positivity because we always seem to dwell on negative problems that happen in our lives. By using solution-focused hypnotherapy you will shift your focus on what has been good (positive) and not what has been bad (negative).
Always remember that you can never change the past. What has happened has gone and staying negative will not eradicate past issues. Being positive will create a fresh template for change in how you see your future and with how you deal with future obstacles.
Training, qualifications & experience
I decided in 2010 after a long career in the private sector for over 22 years, mainly in the hospitality and caring areas, that I needed a complete change in my life. I embarked upon a journey that has taken me along the path of helping therapies, where I first gained a diploma after 5 years of training and learning, in Therapeutic Counselling in 2014.
I volunteered as a bereavement support volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Services for over 5 years. As part of their extensive training, I gained the Awareness in Bereavement Care: Level 2 Foundation certificate. I offered support to those affected by the loss of a loved one. I was also a Supervisor for Cruse. This involved working closely with other volunteers, by offering phone support, group supervision and 1 – 1 support to help them manage their caseloads, ensuring that they were ok, and to ensure they were working ethically within the guidelines set by Cruse.
As part of my further training with Cruse, I attended the following courses;
Bereavement and Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Palliative Care Training
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Supervision: Foundation Course
I decided to expand on my skills and training at the Clifton Practice in Bristol under the tutelage of David Newton. The Practice is a recognised Centre of Excellence for hypnotherapy where I trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist - offering the Gold Standard in hypnotherapy training, where I gained my Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH)
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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 preliminary and informal 50-minute session + free relaxation download or CD
Individual Sessions – £40 for 50 minutes - 1 hour.
No treatment takes place during the Initial Consultation, it is simply an opportunity to ascertain whether Solution-Focused therapy is a suitable therapeutic approach for you and to explain how the process works, why we can suffer in the way we do and above all how our brains work.
I offer corporate discounts and concessions for senior citizens, students, NHS staff and those on ESA and JSA
I offer half price sessions (£20) for those suffering or affected by cancer and discounted sessions (£25) for their family members
Private Health Cash Plans (Hypnotherapy)
Private health cash plans are now becoming increasingly popular and can offer individuals benefits at a minimal monthly cost. If you or your employer fund such a plan then you may be able to claim some money back for treatment not funded by the NHS or private medical insurance policies.
Below is a list of Private Health Cash Plan providers that recognise CNHC registration for reimbursement
Medicash, The Health Insurance Group, Pure Benefits, Westfield Health, Health Shield, Elect and Daycare. Please check with your Private Health Cash Plan Provider on how to claim.
I would appreciate if you could let me know as soon as possible if you need to change your appointment on 07598 781 664 by text or message.
Failure to not cancel, arrive late or not show up impacts upon my time and that of other clients, for these reasons I reserve the right to charge the full session fee.
I ask for 48 hours’ notice of cancellation.
If this is not possible, I reserve the right to make the following charges, to allow for my time and preparation, and to keep costs down for all clients:
• Less than 48 hours notice given – half the session rate.
• Less than 24 hours notice given / client fails to attend – full session rate.
I understand that sometimes there are circumstances above and beyond anyones control but a quick txt can sometimes make the difference.
I will afford you the same courtesy at all times.
I am a registered member of the following associations;
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
I adhere to the code of ethics of the organizations that I am a member and I will work ethically with you at all times as per the relevant organisation's code of practice.
I have CPD (Continuing Professional Development) every year where I attend new courses and seminars so that I am always increasing my knowledge base and skills. You will be working with a therapist who uses the latest skills and techniques at all times.
I have regular supervision, professional liability insurance, an up to date DBS certificate and ICO registered