Anne Gregory Solution focused hypnotherapist (DHP)
Hi, I'm Anne, a solution focused hypnotherapist working from a comfortable therapy room in Trafford (Stretford), Greater Manchester.
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.
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.
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. I work with people who genuinely want to make fundamental changes in their life, those willing to work with me to make changes happen.
We can 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's a very enjoyable and relaxing experience!
What to expect in your first session.
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 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.
Taking the first step.
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 hypnotherapist before you commit to undertaking any sessions, and I want to ensure you are happy before proceeding.
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 completed courses around neuroscience, disordered eating, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and solution focused brief therapy (SFBT); the principles I utilise within my sessions.
I have worked in a variety of care settings over the last 30 years: a qualified nursery nurse with young children; with women and children in a women’s refuge, with vulnerable adults who have learning disabilities, as a Community Support Worker. I feel this experience has given me a deeper understanding of all walks of life, and I love supporting people to have the best life they can.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Anxiety or panic is what we experience when our body senses a threat or danger around us. It is an instinctive response where we will either try to ‘fight’ the threat, take ‘flight’ from the threat or ‘freeze’ in the face of the threat. This was really useful for us when we were cavemen and women, fearing for our lives, but it’s not so helpful when we receive an unexpected bill, have a row with our partner or worry we’ve made a mistake at work. Even though these things are not life or death, our bodies will treat them as if they are, which will cause us to panic – thereby raising our heart rate, cause our stomach to churn, our palms to sweat and our mind to go blank.
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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 £70
- Fee per Skype session is £55 (payable the day before the session)
- Stopping smoking in one session (approximately 1.5 hours) is £140
I'm currently working from convenient premises in Stretford, South Manchester (easily accessible from the M60 motorway), and also via Skype (where distance is no problem).
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.
I 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 started seeing Anne in November 2018 for Anxiety and have had 4 sessions which finished last week. I can honestly say that Anne has helped me tremendously. I came out of my first session feeling so much calmer and at peace with myself. I find the sound bites invaluable and listen to them often. They are like a comfort blanket and are very calming and help me sleep. Anne is a wonderful person and I could talk to her about anything. She is so easy to talk to and even though I feel a lot better within myself, I am going to carry on seeing her every few months so that I can keep up with implementing the tools she has taught me to help keep my anxiety at bay." Julie
"I had been a committed smoker for 25 years and had tried many times to stop for financial reasons initially but then more health. I was sceptical and was not convinced hypnotherapy would work for me. Anne Gregory put me at complete ease and explained clearly what to expect. I left feeling amazingly calm and relaxed and a non smoker. Its been 10 months now. I cannot recommend this enough. I wish I had found hypnotherapy years ago." Kev Cody
"My situation was that I was transitioning from one career to another and needed help with confidence. I was also going through some family bereavement too. Anne has taught me some methods of relaxation and self preservation, keeping my 'stress bucket' from overflowing. I'm overwhelmingly pleased with how much more calm I am in situations where previously I would have reacted more emotionally." Richard Banks
"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
"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
I am available for enquiries from Monday to Saturday and I have appointments available from Tuesday to Saturday.