Carol Hickson - Clinical Hypnotherapy, EFT, Life Coaching, Mindfulness & Reiki
37 The Crescent
Abbey Dental Practice
3 Kingsmead Square
Are you living with anxiety, panic attacks and stress? Or perhaps chronic pain is debilitating you? Maybe your self-esteem is a problem and you have lost confidence at work and in your personal life? Or simply you may find yourself losing patience with your family and friends. Little by little you have begun to feel less like ‘you’. If despite your best efforts, life has started to feel like an uphill struggle I can help.
Anxiety, Fear and Stress
Life is meant to have ups and downs, as the song says it’s a roller coaster, but when we become overloaded by stress and anxiety we can become stuck in the downs. I can help you and give you tools to use independently to combat the triggers of anxiety, fear and stress. Imagine if you no longer felt the rush of rising anxiety, or irrational fears like the fear of flying or the frustration that stress brings. We can clear the stuff that holds you back and ditch the negative soundtrack running in the background of your mind.
Insomnia and Chronic Pain
I have personal experience of resolving insomnia, I suffered with chronic insomnia for 4 years; I know how exhausted and helpless it leaves you feeling. Please have a look at the resource website I set up to share my experience and some tips I learnt along the way (www.insomniacheshire.co.uk)
I also understand the difficulties of living with chronic pain. I have five broken discs in my neck and lumbar region but am now pain free. I want to help you find relief too.
Please see a few of my testimonials below.
Unsure if hypnotherapy will work for you?
Please call me or email me for a free consultation, over the telephone or face to face. I will explain what I do and give you an honest opinion as to whether I believe that I can help you. Whether you have had hypnotherapy in the past or you are new to it this will give you the chance to ask me any questions.
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?
Never under estimate the power of the mind and body to change and be healed.
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
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
* 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I use a combination of Hypnotherapy and Reiki, Hypno-Reiki, where appropriate. Clients can join me in solution oriented visualisation whilst experiencing a Reiki treatment.
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Free Initial Consultation – I offer an initial free telephone consultation where we 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.
I charge £50 per session. £120 if three sessions are booked together.
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".
PH, Cheshire - Fear of Flying
I did it! Thanks Carol so much for helping me. We had the holiday of a lifetime and I would never have believed it was possible. I've just booked the flights for our next holiday and I can't wait. You've changed my life!
A, Cheshire - Anxiety
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.
B, Cheshire - Stress
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.
DM, Winsford - Sleep / Insomnia
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.
SD, Cheshire - Chronic Pain
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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