Anne Gregory Solution focused hypnotherapist (DHP)
0161 283 9300 / 07525 625 679
I am a solution focused hypnotherapist working from convenient premises in Stretford, South Manchester (easily accessible from the M60 motorway), and also via Skype (where distance is no problem).
I work with people who are struggling with anxiety and low self-confidence issues. I understand the difficulties people face and, as well as anxiety and confidence issues, I work with people suffering from stress related issues, panic attacks, insomnia and sleep disorders, low self-esteem, fear of public speaking, fear of flying and those people who wish to quit smoking.
I am passionate about helping you to make the changes that are right for you. Solution focused hypnotherapy can make a huge difference to your life; by helping to free you from self-limiting thoughts and behaviours, whilst allowing you to change your life in a positive way for the future.
Having experienced first-hand the devastation stress and anxiety can cause, I want to help you to overcome these conditions and live the life you want to live. I work with people who genuinely want to make fundamental changes in their life and are willing to work with me to make those changes happen.
Style of hypnotherapy.
I practice solution focused hypnotherapy, which means I work with you to identify your priorities and enable you to bring about the positive changes that are right for you. Hypnotherapy is a very effective way of accessing the subconscious mind to make the changes you want, to have the life you desire. It is also a very enjoyable and relaxing experience too.
What to expect in your first session.
If you have any questions about how I work or how hypnotherapy can help you, please feel free to get in touch. It's important that you feel at ease and comfortable with your therapist before you commit to undertaking any sessions and I want to ensure you are happy before proceeding.
Once you decide to go ahead, the first session is a chance for us to discuss the issues you want help with and also identify your goals. I feel it's important to have these in mind when we start so we know we are achieving the results you want.
I will take contact details from you and find out a bit more information about any general health issues you may have, what your sleep patterns are like, etc. This helps to give me a broader picture so I can help you better.
I will also explain fully, using a diagram for illustration, how the brain works; how we can suffer in the way that we do sometimes and what we can do about it. Understanding why you're feeling the way you are is the first step to recognising and overcoming the issue; then learning how to deal with it in a much better way for the future.
We will end the session with some hypnotherapy, so you leave with a feeling of calm and relaxation. I will also give you a sound file to listen to in-between the sessions, to consolidate the work we've done.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the prestigious Clifton Practice and qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I hold the Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP).
I regularly update my skills by attending continuing professional development (CPD) courses. I have recently done courses around neuroscience, disordered eating, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and solution focused brief therapy (SFBT) ; the principles of which I utilise within my sessions.
I have worked in a variety of care settings spanning the last 30 years: as a qualified nursery nurse with young children; with women and children in a women’s refuge and with vulnerable adults who have learning disabilities, as a Community Support Worker. I feel this experience has given me a deeper understanding of people from all walks of life and I love supporting people to have the best life they can.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
* 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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Once you decide to go ahead and book a session/block of sessions, I will incorporate 30 minutes FREE into the first session (90 minutes for the price of 60). This ensures we have enough time to discuss things fully and allows me to explain everything clearly to you, as I want you to feel absolutely happy with everything from the start. Please remember though, commitment and motivation are necessary to gain the most benefit from the sessions.
- One-to-one session time or Skype session time (if this is the option you choose).
- Sound files to consolidate the work done in the sessions.
- Ongoing email support between sessions.
- Motivational text messages.
- Fee per session (approximately 1 hour) is £65
- Fee per Skype session is £50 (payable the day before the session)
- Stopping smoking session (approximately 1.5 hours) is £130
Skype may be a better option for you, especially if travelling/distance are an issue or your time is limited. Skype sessions will be approximately 1.5 hours in the first session and approximately 1 hour in subsequent sessions.
am flexible regarding appointments, as I know people have other commitments; so I offer some evening and Saturday appointments, as well as daytime appointments from Tuesday to Friday.
Please find below a few of the recent testimonials I have received.
I have being seeing Anne since October 2017 and have seen a great improvement in managing my anxiety. Thanks to the hypnotherapy techniques I have become more relaxed at work and have gained confidence in social situations. I would thoroughly recommend this service to anyone.
Laura, Manchester - 11 February 2018
When I first met Anne I felt trapped in a cycle of depression and anxiety and felt very little hope for the future. I'd tried various things previously to no avail so as a last resort I thought I'd try hypnotherapy and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Anne couldn't of been nicer and made me feel at ease straight away. The whole process has made such a big difference to my mental health and my quality of life in a relatively short space of time. Thank you so much Anne x.
Nick Rock - 18 October 2017
I contacted Anne for help with confidence and self-esteem. From the 1st phone call with Anne I felt at ease that she understood my situation and could help. The initial consultation was very informative and explained a lot about my thought processes. After 4 sessions I was feeling much better about myself and can see huge differences in my outlook and behaviour. Having the sound file for while I'm at home is also a huge help. I would highly recommend.
Lisa Aldred - 24 February 2017
I came to get help in straightening out some mental issues I was having. Nothing too heavy duty but still something I thought I needed some help with. Anne did a great job from the beginning in explaining what my thought processes were doing to my mental state and it all made perfect sense. I clearly needed to adjust my thinking and approach situations in a different way, mentally. I came for about 11 visits and left knowing what I needed to do to rewire my thinking. The hardest part for me is actually putting it all into place but I know full well that if I manage to follow everything Anne explained to me, I’ll be 100% better than I was before my first visit. I’m grateful for the time, attention and consideration I was given and if I need to return, I know I’ll be in good hands.
Will Furniss - 4 January 2017
Anne was recommended to me by a friend who wanted confidence for a work presentation and I was going through a lot of changes in my life and wanted to deal with stress better. So I booked with Anne and after only 3 sessions I feel so much clearer and ready to take on challenges with more confidence. Anne asked the right questions about my life and what I was going through but also reminded me that I was stronger than I thought. I felt instantly at ease discussing things with Anne and I feel better equipped to deal with my stress levels. I now feel I have a clear path for 2017 and I am grateful to Anne for her guidance.
Amanda Quinn - 27 December 2016
I used to suffer from bouts of anxiety and uncertainty. I came across this service on the Internet and decided to get in contact. Anne was extremely professional and put me at ease straight away. I felt the benefits from the first session immediately and have continued to do so. I now have a much more positive outlook on life. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Anne to anyone thinking of or considering this option. Mark Bryan - 21 Jun 2016
Starting hypnotherapy with Anne to address anxiety around my health has had a major impact on my health and well being. I have regained my sparkle and love for life, she has helped me address issues such as lack of motivation and stress easily and after a few sessions I am back to my old self.
I very rarely think about my health as I am too busy focusing on future plans and enjoying life.
Thank you Anne you are a great listener and a skilled hypnotherapist. Kate O'Shaughnessy - 13 Jun 2016
I had hypnotherapy with Anne to try to resolve my anxieties associated with flying. It was very successful and enabled me to fly on holiday and have a wonderful time. It was such a liberating feeling ! The skills you acquire during hypnosis are transferable and can help you with other anxieties you may have in life too.
The downloads are invaluable, they help to anchor you when you might be feeling stressed. A great resource to have.
Anne is a great listener, kind, professional and really puts you at ease, sessions are followed up by a supportive email. Don't hesitate to contact her, I'm so glad I did... Elizabeth T - 9 Nov 2015
I had a real struggle with a pigeon phobia. Although funny to many, it was really getting in the way of my life and stopping me doing things I would otherwise enjoy such as going to parks, sitting outside at cafes, visiting the city centre, etc. I was fortunate enough to contact Anne, who has been an absolute diamond since Day 1. I almost didn't turn up to my appointment as I was feeling so anxious but she assured me all would be fine and she was right! I found the sessions to be very informative as well as relaxing, and it became easy for me to understand why I was feeling anxious. I made sure I followed Anne's advice and used the hypnotherapy audio files at night to help me relax. They worked fantastically and within just over a month I feel like a different person. I have even managed to enjoy a city break in Barcelona (where there are many pigeons!) and walk past them without them bothering me - something I never thought I could do! A huge thank you to Anne, who was an excellent listener, motivational and gave a personal touch with her emails. I can't thank you enough! Jade S - 19 Oct 2015
I got in touch after being at a loss with anxiety over public speaking. I saw Anne, who I would highly recommend! She was brilliant from day 1, explaining and helping me understand why it was happening. She listened, and really helped me through. I can't believe the difference it has made-I've even signed up to speak at a conference. Go for it! Anya Braun - 10 Oct 2015
Anne is great and has helped me think about relaxing more and being positive. Its not a magic fix but she really gives you great tools to help yourself in the future. I will book in for top ups in the future now my initial therapy is over. Anne's voice is with me always as I play her recordings to relax nearly everyday! Anne is a gem :-D Rachael Field - 27 Aug 2015
I got in touch for hypnotherapy after suffering with quite severe anxiety for many years. I was completely new to hypnotherapy and quite nervous at first but was completely put at ease by Anne. Anne explained to me how the brain works and how to break out of habits and to relax. I stuck to the 'homework', which is listening to the hypnosis tapes at home and new tasks which are set, these helped massively in improving me in between sessions. After 3 sessions with Anne, I am now able to understand and control my anxiety and I am continuously making improvements. If you are suffering from anxiety at all I would recommend 100%, I only wish I had done it sooner. Anne-Marie O'D - 6 Aug 2015
A very positive experience. It's brought many long term benefits, for both the reason I attended and aspects of my life I hadn't even thought of. For example my memory improved so much I got a First in an exam where none of my revised areas came up! Anne was wonderful - really understood and respected what I needed. D M W - 29 Jul 2015
I decided to go for hypnotherapy after being recommended by a very close friend who had tried it himself. I was having lots of trouble with negativity, anxiety, stress, depression of some form… I struggled for nearly 2 years and it was affecting my home life, marriage, and my friendship with those who I love most… I finally decided enough was enough and I picked the phone up.. I spoke to Anne Gregory who was to be my counsellor.. When I went I was in the doldrums to be honest… "I went with open eyes and a willingness to talk, listen and get myself back to being Steve".. That phone call was to be the most positive action I have taken in a good time… ANNE GREGORY is the most easy and understanding lady to have my sessions with. I felt totally at ease with Anne and totally trust and respect what she has done for me… My progress has been somewhat rapid because she gave me the confidence and the tools to go and use.. Thank you Anne, you're a star and a lovely, lovely person too… Steve x. Stephen Morris - 20 Jun 2015
I recently contacted Anne as I was suffering with anxiety, which has been a build up of stress over a number of years….. I was at a real low in my life and it was beginning to affect my day to day life. I worked with Anne over a number of weeks and found the sessions really helpful and have now started to deal with my anxiety really well and have started to feel like my old self, with a much more positive attitude. Carole Hooley - 27 May 2015
It was so good to meet you on Saturday and I have to say I actually felt relaxed all weekend which is such a leap forward for me so thank you so much. I listened to the relaxation download last night just before I went to sleep and really enjoyed it. All in all I am feeling very positive and hopeful about this journey. Thanks, X TA - 18 May 2015
I am available for enquiries from Monday to Saturday and I have appointments available from Tuesday to Saturday.