Alex Vrettos, Therapeutic Hypnotist
Hello and thanks for checking me out!
I've been a hypnotist since 2011 and have just received the South Of England Prestige Business Award for Hypnotherapist Of The Year. I had a previous career before that in cinema management where I learned the importance of good communication. While training as a hypnotherapist I worked coaching people who had been unemployed for a long time and then on to Victim Support working with victims of crime. This certainly set me up to be able to deal confidently with even the worst traumas.
I am not your bog standard hypnotherapist as I don't only use hypnosis to change your mind, but also to show you your mind in a way that gives you more choices in life, changes your experience of reality in empowering ways, and gives you a greater sense of mastery over your own mind.
My work is based around three core principles:
You are never responding to actual events themselves – you are only ever responding to your internal representation of those events.
All your thinking is self-hypnosis.
The key to feeling comfortable in your mind is not about positive thinking over negative thinking. The key to feeling comfortable in your mind is about knowing that it is all just thinking.
In session I use hypnosis and thought experiments to not only teach these principles but help you experience the truth of them.
All us therapists are different in personality and style, so I encourage you to look around and have a chat with some before making your decision. I am a pretty amiable chap, but I may or may not be your cup tea so if you would like a free consultation to sound me out over phone, text or e-mail, please get in touch. There's no obligation to go ahead and book a session.
Come and sound me out :o)
All the best in the meantime,
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Hypnotist certificate of Professional Hypnotism with Academy of Hypnotic Arts
Ideomotor Response Master Class with Barry Thain, Mindsci Clinic
Felix Economakis 4Rs
Jorgen Rasmussen Psychological Illusion Model
The Unfindeable Inquiry
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Fears and phobias
Sessions last up to an hour and 45 mins and I charge £90 per session for the first two.
If things take longer than two sessions then I drop my session price to £60.
My most common pattern of sessions is 2 sessions within two weeks of each other and then a 3rd a month later. 10% off if you book all three in advance – £216 payable at the end of the first session.
I charge a £216 flat rate for smoking – this buys you up to three additional sessions over the course of the year following the first session so you have a safety net!
I can take payments by card, cash or cheque. Card payments are slightly higher at £92 or £61