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I am a practising clinical hypnotherapist based in East Sheen SW14 where I see clients face to face and also online (via Zoom). I'm passionate about helping children, teens and adults transform their lives - to see them arriving in pieces and leaving in peace. Having had hypnotherapy myself for a smoking habit many years ago, I was impressed by the transformative power of the mind and it's potential to change unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour. The experience led me to a career change which you can read more about on my website www.birgittaronn.com/aboutme
I practice solution-focused hypnotherapy which is all about finding solutions to problems without excessive dwelling on the past. It combines the latest neuroscience with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), solution-focused BRIEF therapy and the powerful state of hypnosis to help clients make positive and significant changes within a relatively short period of time.
In early Spring 2020, I also completed a Medical Hypnotherapy Diploma with the Clinical Hypnotherapy School, a leading body in medical hypnotherapy, to better assist clients with medical issues, such as chronic pain, depression and anxiety relating to medical procedures (including needle phobias). Medical trauma is becoming more common and anxiety and fear for an upcoming operation or medical procedure can be debilitating. Hypnotherapy is an incredibly helpful and gentle intervention to help those experiencing medical issues to cope better.
Almost all of the clients I see are suffering from stress and anxiety, not surprising during a worldwide pandemic with all the uncertainty that brings. Many are feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope effectively with their daily lives. This can have a knock-on effect on relationships and overall health with many resorting to addictive coping strategies, such as alcohol and food. Other areas I work with are various forms of performance anxiety (including fear of public speaking), social anxiety fear of public speaking, exam stress, insomnia, weight management and lack of motivation. As no two individuals are the same, we work collaboratively on enabling you to identify what is causing you concern, establish the desired outcome and set individual goals to work towards that outcome. By enabling you to access your own inner resources and capabilities, you are better equipped to manage your emotional and mental state and respond to challenges feeling empowered, calm and in control.
I look forward to meeting you.
‘My sessions with Birgitta have been life-changing. I used to get really cross with most people, especially my kids, and I was always anxious, feeling I had not done enough. Through hypnosis with Birgitta, I have learned that only I am in charge of my future and that my thoughts shape my reality. I love, love, love the deep relaxation and will come back for a top-up when life gets the better of me. Thank you.’
‘I have been seeing Birgitta weekly now for about 6 weeks and as early as after our first session I noticed subtle changes in my own behaviour and thinking. I am working with self-confidence issues, negative thought spirals and I’m also trying to change my relationship with alcohol as I use it to dampen feelings. Birgitta is very insightful and truly has a gift. Her approach is methodical and direct. I could not recommend her more highly.’
– Joan, East Sheen
Training, qualifications & experience
- I trained with the Clifton Practice and the teachings of the renowned David Newton, known as the gold standard of hypnotherapy training and widely recognised as a centre for excellence.
- I have an HPD (higher practitioner diploma) in solution-focused hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.
- The Clifton practice approach is solution-focused rather than problem-focused and incorporates NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), SFBT (solution-focused BRIEF therapy) and Clinical Hypnosis.
- I April 2020 I completed a diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy with the Clinical Hypnotherapy School (CHS) to competently work with clients experiencing chronic pain and complex medical trauma. This includes needle phobias and other medically related fears.
- I am a member of the following professional accrediting bodies; NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy), AfSFH (Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy) and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) and adhere to their strict guidelines and conducts. I have a fully enhanced DBS licence enabling me to work with both adults and children.
- As part of my training, I am committed to continuous professional development and supervision.
- Certified smoking cessation practitioner
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
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.
£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Hypnotherapy sessions (approx. 1 hour)
Stop smoking session (approx. 2 hours)
From £250 (please enquire)
I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation where you can tell me more about what is going on in your life and for us to see if hypnotherapy is the best way forward.
I see clients Mon-Fri 9.00-18.00 Saturday and evening appointments available on request