1 Howard Close
I'm Andy and the way I work is straightforward and direct. I believe a mix of support and challenge can create powerful change within a person and I don't believe good therapy only happens in one set way; I'm open to explore any way you find healing or helpful.
I have been interested in how and why people change for about ten years now. I work a lot on myself and believe that improves the quality of therapy offered.
After studying Philosophy at university I then worked in the insurance industry for eight years and studied Clinical Hypnotherapy, currently I am studying Person Centred Counselling and work in a school and NHS clinic.
I offer daytime as well as some evening and weekend slots to fit around those working full-time.
I have a number of techniques that can be helpful and use them should the opportunity arise. I also use my intuition to guide myself during a session.
You can meet me for a short introduction to see if I'm suitable, this is free of charge and would become the first paid session if you stay for the hour. I offer this because I think it's crucial to find a therapist you can work with, and I think you usually know pretty quickly.
I practice from my home in Loughton, Essex (North East London)
Parking is available and I am a few minutes walk from Loughton Underground Station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied Clinical Hypnosis (DipHE). The course provided a practical and scientific grounding in many hypnotic techniques and specialised therapeutic applications.
I studied Philosophy at Nottingham University and apply my learnings from that course in my therapeutic techniques.
I have attended multiple workshops on Parts Therapy and trained with the co-creator of Clean Language, I find the methods taught in them very effective to facilitate change, acceptance, and growth.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Panic attacks *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
* 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.
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Sessions are £70 for one hour.
The introduction is free and becomes £70 if you stay on.
If you cannot afford £70 I do some low cost work depending on income.
Daytime, evenings, and weekends available.