My name is Audrey:
I am a trained professional accredited Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Therapist and a Registered General Nurse.
I believe in helping people to be the best version of themselves. Having good mental health is a human right and not a privilege and I am driven by the hope that as a hypnotherapist, I will be part of making the changes you need to achieve what you so truly desire.
I have many years’ experiences of working within the field of promoting emotional well-being, mental health and physical health. I work with clients aged 18 years and over, on an open-ended basis.
I’m glad to be able to offer a professional, reliable, compassionate and confidential service that is tailored to meet your individual needs.
Together, we will empower you to overcome anything holding you back and achieve positive outcomes that are important to you.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a combination of hypnosis and therapy, with counselling techniques to allow you to reach your goal. It is a wonderful way to relax the whole body and mind. This is done simply by actively listening to my voice. When you reach a state of relaxation, your powerful subconscious mind will take in the positive suggestions and coping mechanisms so that change will take place and this will help you achieve your goal.
In general, hypnotherapy can be used to help people reach a more beneficial emotional balance resulting in better overall health and well-being.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is the process of inducing a trance. A trance is a very relaxed, daydream-like state and most people experience trances quite naturally in their everyday life. For example, whilst driving a car or day-dreaming whilst carrying out a repetitive action.
You do not lose consciousness all together but you will be in such a relaxed state, that your subconscious mind will take over.
The brilliance of our mind, is such that it is always protecting us and will never let us do something we don’t want to do, we simply reject the suggestions if we do not agree with them.
You are in complete control and can come out of hypnosis at any point during the session if you wish. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis and by teaching you ways to achieve this you will empower yourself to take control.
With the right support you can achieve anything!
How hypnotherapy can help you?
When you’re ready for change, hypnotherapy is a safe and powerful psychotherapeutic tool which can help with a wide range of issues including:
- Anxiety (including panic attacks)
- Bereavement and Loss
- Fears and Phobias
- Hypno-Gastric Band
- Improve Confidence
- Improve Self-Esteem
- Job- Performance
- Stop Smoking
- Weight Loss
What can I expect at my first Hypnotherapy Session?
The first session of hypnotherapy gives the client an opportunity to discuss with the hypnotherapist in confidence the issues they would like help with. It is also a good opportunity for the client to ask any questions about hypnotherapy.
The hypnotherapist invites the client to be made comfortable, then will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about general health, lifestyles and previous medical history, to make sure they are suitable for hypnosis. If the client then decides to go ahead, the initial session would include a full assessment and therapy.
The hypnotherapist will have a chance to build a rapport with the client, then work in partnership with them to decide on the desired changes or goals. The hypnotherapist decides the skills required to go ahead with therapy, arranges the signing of contract to include the cost per session and the possible number of sessions required.
The hypnotherapist will help get the client into a relaxed state using “the induction of hypnosis”. The client is encouraged to relax by closing their eyes and to concentrate on their breathing by letting the body and mind fall into a deep state of relaxation, whilst listening to the words and suggestions from the hypnotherapist.
After this first session, the hypnotherapist would be able to advise the client on the number of sessions, they might need to make the changes.
There can be a brighter side of life!
You are a unique individual
Each person is a unique individual, for this reason your hypnotherapy plan will be tailored solely on your needs and wishes.
I would love to have the opportunity, to support you to make the changes you need, in order to obtain the positive balance that you want from life.
Take your first steps towards a happier life! Contact me at Lime tree Garden Therapy to ask me any questions or to book a free initial chat so we can explore what you want to achieve!
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & Experience:
- I am a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS)
- Hypno- Gastric Band Certificate 2022
- Spirituality Coach Certificate 2021
- Diploma in Mindfulness 2021
- Certificate in An Introduction to Gestalt & Parts Therapy 2021
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy 2012
- Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy 2011 Diploma in Hypnotherapy &
- Counselling with Distinction (In Recognition of Excellent Practice and Theory Skills) 2010 MSc in Health Sciences 2003
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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
Grief & Loss
My fees are £60 per session, and are online, telephone and face to face sessions.
I offer a handful of sessions at a lower rate for students and people on a low income, please contact me for more information about this.
A typical session lasts about 60 minutes however, please allow a bit of extra time at the end to talk through the session if needed. If you need to cancel your appointment please allow 24 hours notice otherwise I will need to charge the full session price.
I only work with clients who are over 18 years old.