Amanda Hope Clinical Hypnotherapist, BA, DHyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH, A Life in Balance
I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist offering relaxing, confidential hypnotherapy sessions for a wide range of symptoms. Hypnotherapy is a natural, effective way to make life-changing adjustments to thoughts, behaviours and emotions. It can also help you to access and enhance your own inner strengths and resources, bringing your life back into balance.
I practice from a comfortable therapy room in Largs and I offer online video sessions for clients unable to attend appointments in person.
Over the years I have worked within the NHS at Glasgow Health Centres and in hospital environments. With fifteen years experience in private practice, I have been based in a variety of Clinics as well as at the BBC. I have advanced training in cancer support and I am presently the hypnotherapist for a Scottish cancer charity. I also have specialist fertility training (see more info below and on my website) and due to previous roles working with charities like Childline and Barnardos, I use a gentle form of hypnotherapy with children and young people too.
We often limit ourselves through our thinking, but with the support of hypnotherapy, you can free yourself of those old thoughts and begin to live your life in a way that meets your needs more fully and nourishes you more deeply.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a full member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis, this means that I have completed the advanced training and work with a strict code of ethics and guidelines. I also update my training annually with continuous professional development.
Other training and qualifications, which can be brought into therapeutic sessions where appropriate:
CPCAB Counselling Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming with hypnotherapy (EMDR)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Reiki (Master Level)
Mindfulness Meditation Cognitive Therapy
Fully Accredited Fertile Body therapist
I have specialist Cancer Awareness training from Cancer Support Scotland and the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.
As well as working with adults, I see children from about 7 years old. I have worked as a Childline Counsellor and as a support worker for children and young people in Barnardos and other charitable organsiations for children and young people.
As a Fertile Body Therapist, I specialise in holistic support for fertility problems and fertility enhancement with natural and assisted conception.
I also have training and experience with Hypnotherapy in relation to pregnancy and childbirth anxieties.
You will find lots of information on all of these things and more on my website www.alifeinbalance.co.uk.
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.
There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.
Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.
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 have many years experience working with those affected by cancer through Gartnavel Hospital, Melanoma Action and Support Scotland (MASScot) and Cancer Support Scotland, as well as clients who come to see me privately. Clients are usually experiencing or recovering from illness or treatment. Hypnotherapy is a great emotional support, building strengths and emotions, as well as potentially alleviating side effects of treatment or symptoms of illness. Stress relating to a variety of issues, such as hospital appointments, waiting on results, speaking to family members or work colleagues, attending scans, blood tests and so on, can also be effectively reduced by hypnotherapy. I also work with family members who are caring for those with cancer as well as those who are bereaved.
I use the Fertile Body Method of hypnotherapy to support fertility. The goal is to create the optimum environment for conception. Practical and emotional support is offered through hypnotherapy sessions, to create a fertile body (male and female), I also offer therapeutic support through IVF and ICSI treatments as well as infertility.
See my website for lots more information on cancer support, fertility, anxiety, phobias, healthy eating, smoking and many other symptoms and behaviours.
Sessions take place within the hour and cost £60.
A free half hour phone consultation is also available before your appointment.
Smoking cessation takes an hour and a half and costs £90
A relaxation download or CD is included.
24 hours notice is required or cancellation fee applies.
Hypnotherapists do not diagnose, treat or cure illnesses, conditions or disorders, so it is important that you see your GP for any diagnosis and treatment. GP permission may be required for some symptoms. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this.