I am a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I am passionate about helping others to lead happy and fulfilling lives and bring a wealth of experience in life coaching and mentoring others throughout my professional career.
This has taught me valuable insights in getting to the heart of the matter quickly to address what may be underlying issues preventing you from being the confident, self-assured individual that you truly are.
How Can Hypnotherapy Help?
Working with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy we look at what you want to achieve rather than the problem that prompted you to seek change. The approach focuses on the present and future and not the past.
We can explore your preferred future, for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed? This enables solutions to become more apparent and worked towards.
Hypnotherapy is different from other therapies in that it is drug free, there is no physical manipulation and the conscious mind, with its anxious and analytical thoughts, is bypassed. Beneficial results are often achieved faster than with other therapies.
Hypnosis is a safe, powerful technique creating a deeply relaxed state of the body, mind and emotions. It is also a perfectly natural state that we are often in during our everyday lives, for example, whilst driving, reading a book or watching TV.
What to Expect in Your First Session
The initial consultation is free and without obligation. Here we will explore the problems that you are experiencing and what outcome you would like to achieve from the therapy. We will also cover some basic questions about your general state of health to understand how you are sleeping for example which will enable me to assess how you may be impacted by the issue you are experiencing.
I will then talk to you about how the brain works, how anxiety is created, why it makes us feel so dreadful and what we can actually do about it. I will be able to relate this in more detail to the issues you are experiencing and offering potential explanations as to why you may be responding in a way in which may not be beneficial for your well being.
The number of sessions you may require will be dependent on the issues you are experiencing and the need to take things at a pace you are comfortable with. Some of the most debilitating issues can be improved within no more than 12 sessions. Others can take anything between 5 to 8. It is very much tailored toward the individual.
I will also provide a complementary relaxation CD or MP3 file download. This is a very important and crucial part of the process. It is recommended that you listen to this every night whilst undergoing therapy to assist with the healing process. It doesn't matter if you fall asleep while listening to it.
By listening to the CD as instructed and attending regular appointments you will quickly begin to notice positive changes.
I can help with many and varied debilitating and unwanted conditions and have successfully treated addictions to drugs, IBS, phobias and OCD as well as generalised anxiety and low mood in both adults and children.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the accredited Clifton Practice in Bristol under David Newton.
I have diplomas in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy from both the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and the National Hypnotherapy Council (MNCH).
I have over 19 years of experience in coaching and supporting others to reach their goals and aspirations. These range from improving mental health, overcoming fears and lack of self-confidence to achieving career goals and sporting aspirations.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
* 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.
I offer a free initial consultation with complimentary CD/MP3 to support the healing and improvement process. This lasts between and hour to an hour and 30 minutes.
Ongoing fees are £60 per session. These usually take up to an hour. In the initial stages of therapy these can take slightly longer. The number of sessions required will vary depending on the nature of your issue and we can discuss in more detail at the initial consultation.
I am taking part in CORP, a research program set up by the Clifton Practice in conjunction with Plymouth University. The research program is looking at the benefits of hypnotherapy in treating a variety of debilitating and unpleasant conditions and negative behaviours.
Most of my clients have agreed to participate with complete anonymity. The great benefit of this is that each client gets a personalised, graphical representation of the progress they have made throughout their treatment.
It helps you to see how far you have come and helps the research program to provide sufficient evidence to underline the benefits of hypnotherapy in the clinical setting.
I have a number of 5 star reviews on google business that you are welcome to peruse by searching for me on google. I have provided a couple of examples below:
"Would highly recommend! Angie has helped me to get back to leading a normal life without having my anxiety get in the way of it all the time. I would have never thought to try hypnotherapy before, but I can honestly say it has helped me come so far and I would definitely recommend trying it out. Angie herself is lovely and was always understanding and helpful through the entire treatment."
"What can I say, working with Angie has been a true gift and I feel very grateful for the experience. I came to Angie with high anxiety, low confidence and low self-worth, fuelled by a lack of personal boundaries, people-pleasing and unquestioned beliefs. I'd tried many different solutions; CBT, Psychotherapy and medication, and felt that I had exhausted all my options.
Over the last 10 months, Angie has provided a warm, welcoming and caring environment to build on my confidence, anxiety and self-worth. Together we've transformed my outlook to one that is positive, confident, and more aligned to fulfilling my needs. The knock-on effects have been greater than I could have hoped for and it's hard to summarise the overall benefits from the experience in a review - she has been amazing.
As a result of her compassion, knowledge and care, my anxiety is more manageable, I have the tools inside to deal with life's bumps in the road and I have greater control of my life. Thank you Angie!"
Type of session
Please be aware that there are 30 steps up to my front door so access is not currently suitable for wheelchairs. If I know you have an appointment, I will always ensure there is space for you to park in front of my garage.
Monday 9:3am - 5:30pm Tuesday to Thursday 9:30am - 8:30pm Appointments outside of these times can be arranged if required