Amanda Gibbons, Registered GQHP, MBACP (Accred)
READY........ to make that change?
Do you need help with anxiety, weight loss, eating problems, addictions, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, fears, phobias, habits, confidence, self esteem, stress, sleep disorders, insomnia, pain or sports performance?
Hypnotherapy is a positive way forward, for you to take back control of your life instead of those issues controlling you!
I will tailor your therapy specifically to your individual needs as one size doesn't fit all! I provide this by offering a reduced rate no obligation initial assessment session which is an opportunity for us to meet, for you to decide if I am the right therapist to help you and for me to take a detailed history of the issue. This also gives you the opportunity to experience hypnosis if you haven't already done so by enjoying a short relaxation session within the assessment.
What my clients say about me
"Within minutes of meeting Amanda, she put me at my ease and I quickly began to build trust with her. My life has been transformed with her help and I'm now happy, relaxed and the confident person I've always wanted to be."
"Just had to leave a review as before I met Amanda I was wearing out a path between my sofa and the fridge. I hated how I looked and felt like a big fat frump. Now … after only a few sessions I can once again look in the mirror and not hate what I see but the biggest change is that I now control my food - my food doesn't control me!!! Amanda was so understanding, she listened without judging and then tailored every session to my exact needs. Thank you Amanda I feel like I have my life back now."
"I have competed at world level in martial arts for many years, a couple of years ago I lost all my confidence and was unable to compete to my full potential, with the help of Amanda not only did she help me overcome my fear when performing on the mat but I also attended the World Championships in 2014 and won all my sections, meaning I am now triple world champion. It has also helped me with my confidence on a day to day basis too. Thank you Amanda, such a great service from a truly nice person."
"After previously having unsuccessful sessions with various counsellors in the past, I was reluctant to try anymore counselling or pursue any form of therapy. That was until I stumbled upon Amanda at A Healing Mind. From the offset Amanda has been nothing more than professional and creates a relaxing environment that immediately puts you at ease. Amanda gives 100% commitment to your cause and has tailored each session to my specific needs. With her help and support I have started to overcome issues that I never thought would be possible. Her positive approach and support soon makes you realise that your problems do not rule you, and with a bit of guidance in the right direction, you realise you can take back control of your life. I highly recommend Amanda for the array of therapeutic services that she has to offer."
"I would like to say a big thank you to Amanda for the help towards competing for England in the World Championships in Portugal this year. From being nervous as soon as I stepped on the mat to being confident within my own abilities after just 6 sessions feels like a great achievement. I would recommend Amanda to anyone who feels the need to enhance their performance and confidence within themselves."
A bit about me
Until the age of 35, I worked in a string of unfulfilling office jobs. Yet when I asked myself what I really wanted to do with my life, I wasn't sure. All I knew was I wanted to make a positive difference in people's lives somehow.
Having experienced first-hand how effective therapy can be for helping people turn their lives around, I decided to retrain initially as a counsellor and then as a hypnotherapist, realising that combining both therapies was an extremely effective way to help clients. This stemmed from my own success with hypnotherapy for pain management and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and counselling for panic attacks.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (GHR accredited training)
- Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Basic Counselling Skills Level 1 & 2
I have attended training in the following areas:
- Sleep Disturbances
- Clients who are affected by medically unexplained symptoms
- Personality Disorders
- Trauma and EMDR
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Levels 1 and 2
- Transactional Analysis - How we communicate with each other
- Couples Counselling
- The Emotionally Absent Mother
- Working with Trauma
- Smoking Cessation for Hypnotherapy
- Weight Management for Hypnotherapy
- Common Mental Health Problems
- Adults with ADHD
- Understanding Psychosis
- Domestic Violence
- Vulnerable Adults Awareness
- Safeguarding Children
- Loss, Death and Bereavement
- Mental Health Awareness
I am a member of the following professional bodies:
GHR - Registered Practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Register
GHSC - Member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
MBACP - Registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and bound by their ethical framework of good practice.
I have full professional indemnity insurance and an up to date CRB check.
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
I also offer counselling, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques as part of my therapy practice.
Initial assessment: £30 (one hour session)
One-hour session: £60
Discounts are available, please ask for more details.
My priorities are my client's best interests and emotional well-being and in keeping with this I offer a no obligation initial assessment for you to establish what issues you would like to work with using hypnotherapy, and if I am the right person to help you do this. I feel as we are all individuals, not every therapist is suited to every client and for your therapy to be most effective this is a factor of paramount importance when choosing a therapist.
Your positive future starts with just one little step: pick up the phone and call me on 07970 924374 or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
I provide hypnotherapy sessions in the centre of Wakefield with easy access from the motorways in a confidential, professional and comfortable environment. There are a number of pay and display car parks in the surrounding area available.