Caroline Huish - DHP, HPD, Acc.Hyp.Sup
The Old Rectory Clinic
I am a Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and NCH Accredited Supervisor.
With over 10 years’ experience as a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist, I use a range of techniques to help you to take back control and create positive changes in your life. I work full time in a beautiful and peaceful clinic in South Glos, and I am married with three grown up children.
I became interested in hypnotherapy when I visited a local hypnotherapist regarding weight loss some years ago and was absolutely blown away by the results that were achieved. I was inspired to find out more, and after much research, I decided to take a change in direction and train to become a hypnotherapist myself.
How can I help you with hypnotherapy?
I am very passionate about hypnotherapy as I genuinely believe that it can help to change people's lives for the better. I am a very positive and enthusiastic person and this rubs off on my clients. I ensure that my clients leave each and every session feeling upbeat, positive, relaxed and optimistic about their future.
Hypnotherapy can help with a great many conditions, particularly those made worse by stress. Some of the more common areas are shown below, but this is by no means a complete list. Please ask if there is something else which I may be able to help you with:
- stop smoking
- obsessions (OCD)
- anger management
- weight management
- fears and phobias
- sleeping problems
- goal achievement
- confidence building
- develop self esteem
- pain control (childbirth)
- drug and alcohol difficulties
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
I am fortunate to be able to work with clients in a wonderful setting. The Old Rectory Clinic is a beautiful and peaceful clinic based in a stunning Grade II listed building nestled in the heart of the charming conservation village of Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire. When clients arrive they regularly comment on how relaxing and calming the location is.
Some lovely examples of what clients have achieved through working with me
"Just to say thank you once more for all your help and support with my weight loss journey. I left each and every session feeling energized and empowered. Even when things weren't perhaps going so well, you encouraged me to be believe in myself and the hypnotherapy reinforced that belief. I would never have achieved the results I have without the therapy. My previous attempts at weight loss have left me feeling frustrated and hungry. This time I am totally in control and confident I will succeed. Long may you continue to change people's lives!"
"Caroline made me feel relaxed and welcome the minute I walked through the door, I went to visit Caroline for Wellbeing, and confidence boosting. I had an initial consultation where we talked about the things I wanted to change then we moved straight into the sessions, the experience is unreal, very relaxing, and it works!!! I never believed it but I do now. I had eight sessions with Caroline and feel much better about myself and life in general, it really boosts your self esteem."
"Having been diagnosed with anxiety and depression, I was prescribed anti-depressants. I decided I would tackle the root cause rather than take medication and after much research found Caroline and hypnotherapy. At the initial consultation, Caroline explained how our relationship would work, how hypnotherapy can help and set expectations.
The journey has been enlightening and I have a much better understanding of why I felt the way I did for so many years. I now have tools and strategies to support the work Caroline and I did in our sessions. The old ‘me’ would avoid stressful situations. Making up excuses, missing out on family activities, becoming so overcome with anxiety that I would become physically ill. The new ‘me’ is excited to ride scary roller coasters, take business trips abroad alone and tackle day to day issues calmly. I am in control thanks to Caroline."
To arrange an initial consultation or for further information please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and I trained at The Clifton Hypnotherapy Practice, which is a recognised accredited Centre of Excellence in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and a leading UK government recognised teaching authority.
I am a member of the following organisations:
- National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
My qualifications include:
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma - HPD
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy - DHP
- CBT (Hyp)
- NLP (Level 1)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Personal Coaching
- NCH Accredited Hypnotherapy Supervisor - Acc.Hyp.Sup
I am an Accredited Hypnotherapy Supervisor, which means that in addition to working with clients, I am able help and support other hypnotherapists throughout the UK. I attend regular supervision sessions, courses and workshops to keep up to date and increase my knowledge base.
I have spent most of my career working within Bristol's voluntary sector, either as a volunteer or in a salaried position. My main area of focus has been working with children and young people with disabilities and working with the various voluntary sector organisations who help and support the children and their families.
Accredited register membership
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling 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
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- 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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- Initial Consultation and Assessment - £70.00 and lasts for up to one hour
- Individual Tailored Sessions - £70.00 each for one hour
- Stop Smoking - £200 and last for two hours
- Payment is by debit or credit card, cash or cheque at the end of each session.
What to expect - Initial Consultation and Assessment
The initial session is an integral part of your therapy and serves a number of purposes. It provides the opportunity for me to take notes and for you to describe the challenges you are currently facing. I also explain how the brain works, the relationship between our conscious and subconscious mind and I provide you with a clear understanding of the origin of our thoughts, habits and behaviours. I also explain what hypnotherapy is (and is not!) and how I also incorporate CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) into your tailored sessions where appropriate. During the initial consultation we will agree what goals you would like to work towards and put together a plan of action to help you to achieve them.
No hypnosis treatment will take place during the initial consultation; however a complimentary relaxation CD/download will be provided for use at home in between sessions and will form an integral part of your therapy. All CD's/downloads and other materials are included in the fees.
There is generally a gap of one week between the initial consultation and therapy starting. Each session lasts for approximately one hour and is completely tailored to you and your individual needs. We begin by reviewing how your week has been with an emphasis on what is going well. I review and explain on how the brain works and tangible tools and strategies are described. This is followed by hypnosis, which most people find extremely relaxing, and it is designed to consolidate the therapeutic work.
The tools that I use
I use Solution Focus Hypnotherapy in conjunction with Psychotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and also Personal Life Coaching. I believe that everyone is unique and individual; therefore each session is tailored specifically for you and your needs to help you achieve your goals, reduce your stress and overcome the challenges you are currently facing.
In addition to day time sessions, I also offer out out of hour appointments on Monday and Tuesday evenings.