Alexandra Saxton BSc (Hons) Psychology MCH DHP DCH
I'm a dedicated clinical hypnotherapist based in Wimborne, Dorset and at the luxury Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, who has been practising hypnotherapy for 10 years. I help clients reduce anxiety, improve sleep, lose weight, and overcome phobias. I also motivate clients to achieve their goals and to overcome their obstacles so that they can feel more happy and fulfilled.
I specialise in the fields of sleep and anxiety, helping people to feel more relaxed, let go of worries and overcome insomnia so they can once again enjoy the pleasures of a good night's sleep. I have devised a number of techniques that instantly induce relaxation in the body and mind, block out worries and lead to blissful sleep. I offer an exciting 6 week Sleep Coaching Program which will take you from counting sheep to blissful sleep. As a recovered insomniac myself I will help you overcome insomnia so you too can enjoy the restorative sleep you deserve.
I use hypnotherapy in conjunction with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Mindfulness and other effective complementary techniques. For every technique I offer to my clients you can be assured I have tried and tested them and use them regularly on myself when needed.
What to expect in a session
I provide a 6 week transformational program (for insomnia, anxiety, phobias and weight loss goals). After each session a client is given a personalised hypnotherapy recording to use at home as a therapeutic tool. This reinforces the results that have been achieved in the session. I also provide weekly homework to keep up the momentum and to ensure speedy progress as I strive to achieve results as quickly as possible. The first session tends to last for 1 hour and 15 minutes, all subsequent sessions last for about an hour. I also offer Skype hypnotherapy sessions for clients to be taken in the convenience of your own home.
Since qualifying as a clinical hypnotherapist I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds and been very successful in helping with a multitude of issues. I am very enthusiastic about what I do, and enjoy sharing my knowledge and inspiring clients to be the best they can be. I have a warm and friendly approach and there usually is a lot of laughing during my client sessions too.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist who qualified at London’s renowned Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, in 2004. I also have bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Warwick.
My qualifications include:
- BSc (Hons) Psychology from the University of Warwick
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy – DCH
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - DHP
- Master Clinical Hypnotherapist - MCH
- Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique
I am a member of the following organisations:
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
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.
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.
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).
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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.
“I found my sessions with Alexandra very beneficial. I would recommend her in a flash and in fact, regularly share with others my positive experience of it. What I appreciated most was the personal approach and the customised programme Alexandra created for me. I got a tremendous amount out of it and the experience really exceeded my expectations. Without exaggeration, for me, the results were immediate. Alexandra also equips you with some practical exercises to ensure sustainable results. A great experience.” Marissa 36, Standard Bank
“After over 40 years of nail and skin biting I decided to try one final method that I have always thought would never work, Hypnotherapy!
I had an initial free consultation with Alexandra where she asked various questions about why I wanted to stop and how the process would work and I soon bonded with her and realised that she really wanted me to stop and believed she could help me.
We had an initial session where you are placed into a trance and then have the same session to listen to at home for the next two weeks. I was amazed that even after this first session I was now subconsciously thinking about when my fingers went into my mouth. One final session tackling it from another angle and I had finally cracked a habit that I have had for half of my life. If only I had not been so ignorant about trying hypnotherapy in the past I could have cracked this years ago!
Alexandra is an extremely friendly person and makes you feel completely as ease. She really enjoys helping you, whatever your bad habit or reason for going. I would definitely recommend her and in fact have gone back to see her for other minor tweaks in my life" Jane, 46
"Hypnotherapy is by far the most effective form of therapy I've tried. Alexandra helped me getting rid of insomnia that lasted over a month in one session! Listening to recorded sessions between the therapy sessions works very well to both reinforce the effect and as sort of an emergency help to overcome difficulties as they occur in daily life. I've recommended it to my friends and would highly recommend Alexandra to anyone" Victoria, 36
"I approached Alexandra because I was waking up in the night and lying awake for hours. I found discussing this issue with her interesting and learnt a lot about sleep, for example about the adrenaline/seratonin relationship, negative thinking etc which I had not given much thought to before. She suggested several strategies for relaxing and getting myself back to sleep (including her Relaxation recording) which have really helped. She also provided me with a number of information sheets which were great to have as a reminder of the things we discussed in the sessions. Thanks Alexandra!" Clare 45
"I just wanted to say that I did a couple of sessions of hypnotherapy and things really turned around for me. Alexandra was really lovely and we spent some time working out what my goals were and what we were going to work on during the sessions. The sessions themselves are very relaxing, just like having a relaxing snooze but somehow also still being awake through it! I got two jobs within weeks of starting the hypnotherapy as well as generally sleeping better each night. As a result I feel much more calm and positive than when I started the sessions. It may well be that these things would have happened anyway, but it seems like lucky coincidence that things have worked out so quickly. I'd recommend giving it a try to see if it works for you." Julia, 29
"I have had hypnotherapy from Alexandra for both arachnophobia and assisted fertility, both had very positive outcomes. Alexandra has a very calm and gentle approach which put me at ease immediately. I left our sessions feeling supported and very well take care of, not to mention positive and completely relaxed," Anna 34
"I found my sessions with Alexandra very beneficial. I would recommend her in a flash and in fact, regularly share with others my positive experience of it. What I appreciated most was the personal approach and the customised programme Alexandra created for me. I got a tremendous amount out of it and the experience really exceeded my expectations. Without exaggeration, for me, the results were immediate. Alexandra also equips you with some practical exercises to ensure sustainable results. A great experience." Marissa, 36