Carol Hickson BA (Hons) Ed, CNHC reg, D.Hyp, EFT, GQHP, PGCE
17-19 Winnington Street
37 The Crescent
I am here to help you take the next steps to clearing the stuff that holds you back, to ditch the negative soundtrack that runs in the background of your mind– the voice that tells you you’ll never be good enough. It’s much easier than you might think to free yourself and live the life you were meant to live. Let me give you tools to use for life, I can testify that they work.
If you're reading this, then you're probably looking for change. Living with issues such as anxiety, fears, phobias, stress and insomnia (www.insomniacheshire.co.uk) is exhausting and yet for many of us they can be improved. I have personal experience of resolving insomnia and chronic pain, due to five broken discs and, I would like to help you make the changes you need to start living life to the full. I offer a warm, non-judgemental approach to therapy. I want to give you tools to use even before you are triggered, that you can use independently to combat the early signs of anxiety, fear and stress.
You already have the answers
All the answers to all your questions are already there in your subconscious mind. The important thing to remember is that if issues are too painful for you to discuss we can work without the need for disclosure. Therapy shouldn’t produce new trauma; it should facilitate the healing process. Please be assured that your well-being is important to me.
How many sessions will I need?
Our initial first telephone consultation is free, we can do this face to face if you prefer, and I will have a better idea when we have spoken of how many sessions might be expected. In my experience hypnotherapy is often a faster method in clearing issues than conventional counselling. At the forefront is the fact that you are an individual and as such I will tailor your therapy to your needs. This being the case I cannot say you will need to have xx amount of sessions with me. What I can say is that we will work holistically and with your commitment we will work together to find you solutions. Whilst our sessions may not be fun filled a sense of humour helps!
Address the cause and lose the symptoms
Many of the issues that we deal with are symptoms of a problem rather than the root cause. We can explore these issues in a safe way, at the required level, allowing us to address the main problem and so, deal with it rather than papering over it. If you have a problem in the foundations of your house, you don't start working on the roof; the issues we deal with are the same. If we address the root problem the symptom will disappear. It makes sense when you think about it. Insomnia is a symptom, as are low self-esteem, fear, phobia, guilt, self-sabotage etc. of deeper problems. Find the roots, deal with them and you can solve the problem once and for all.
You keep control
The most important thing is that you don’t give up your control and, you can learn self-help techniques to set you up for the rest of your life. If something is so traumatic you really can’t talk about it, then we can find another way to work with it. Often simply addressing the fact that there has been a trauma/upset allows us to break the emotional attachments that still affects us.
I won’t promise you a miracle, because the change will come from within you. I will promise you a collaboration, where I will support and listen to you.
You can choose to have sessions with me using hypnotherapy alone, but if this does not suit you I am also an EFT Practitioner, Life Coach, Mindfulness Teacher and Reiki Practitioner. We are all complex individuals and one size does not always fit all.
Is it time?
Is it time to let go of the self-limiting beliefs; the ‘I can’t do that’ or ‘I’m not good enough’ stories we tell ourselves and be happy with who we are.
Never under estimate the power of the mind to restrict and limit you, but also to change and to be healed.
I wish you a happy and fulfilled life. Let Go, Be Happy!
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a former Secondary teacher with 20 years pastoral experience working directly with children and their families. I have a 1st class honours degree in Education and have Child Protection training.
My qualifications include:
- B.A. (Hons) Education First Class.
- P.G.C.E Secondary Languages.
- Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner Level 1 & 2.
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the Manchester College of Coaching and Hypnotherapy.
- Certificate in Life Coaching.
- Mindfulness Teacher.
- Reiki - The Usui System of Natural Healing.
- Fully supervised and insured.
- A member of the General Hypnotherapy Register.
- CNHC registered (complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).
- A member of Aamet International (The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques).
- enhanced DBS checked.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- 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 *
- Weight loss
* 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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Free Initial Consultation – I offer an initial free telephone consultation, we can do this in person if it is mutually convenient, where we can discuss your reasons for seeking help. I will always give you an honest response as to what you can expect should you decide to work with me. You are under no obligation, all you need is an open mind.
Please contact me to discuss my fees.
I have extensive experience of working with teenagers.
Working holistically I have discovered a combination of therapies which complement each other and are positive aids to finding balance and healing.
"Whether you think you can, or think you can't - you're right".
Carol has the most amazing positive attitude … I have never met anyone like this before! She is such a knowledgeable lady, gentle and reassuring.
I had some expectation prior the first session, as I did experience hypnotherapy years ago. But Carol is different … she blends energy psychology, hypnotherapy and Reiki providing such a unique experience.
The sessions were like talking to a good friend who wouldn’t judge me, who would show me a different perspective on my life, who would truly understand me.
Carol didn’t just focus on my severe anxiety. She also helped me to overcome a very deep-rooted self-hatred and hatred towards certain people. I honestly never thought that would be possible… Forgiveness is beautiful… I truly feel like I was born again… I am in such a good place now.
Thank you Carol.
I am very open to complementary therapies but I had never tried hypnotherapy before and it was amazing. I was a bit nervous as I was worried that I might lose control and Carol reassured me that that wouldn’t happen and that I would be aware of everything and I would always be in control. I left our session feeling alive, everything was clear and during the hypnotherapy I felt incredibly warm and saw the most amazing colours. I didn’t want to move! I just wanted to stay in this amazing feeling. I will definitely do more sessions in the future especially when I am a bit stressed. And Carol is going to show me how to do self hypnosis which will be good.
I went to see Carol because I was having problems sleeping and I felt so tired all the time. I kept lying awake worrying about things and Carol showed me how to calm my head down. I liked working with her because she understands how it feels when you just can’t sleep. I also, learned how to do it myself and now in the night if I’m wide awake I can use it on myself. I have so much more energy and with carols help I’ve signed on for college. I am excited about it all. Thanks again.
I went to Carol on the recommendation of a friend. I suffer from chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis and was looking for a way of managing this without drugs. I am in my forties, so am trying to avoid knee replacement surgery also at this stage. We dealt with the pain in two ways, hypnotherapy and EFT, both aimed at releasing the emotional connotations of the pain: the ‘I can’t exercise, can’t cycle, can’t walk properly’, ‘I’ll never be free of this, ‘It’s with me for the rest of my life’, ‘Oh here we go again, immobile’, ‘I don’t want an operation’, ‘Why me?’ thoughts.
Now all this baggage has been removed, it’s been surprising how easy the pain has been to manage. Yes, I still get twinges, but they are temporary. It only took us two sessions to get to this point and I haven’t used codeine since. I also still use EFT on my own e.g. if I’ve got a headache at work or something has upset me. It still surprises me how useful it is, it’s a bit of an emotional and physical swiss army knife. Throughout, Carol was supportive and perceptive. She knows her stuff. I can strongly recommended her
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I aim to be as flexible as possible and am happy to accommodate evening and weekend appointments.