Caroline Linton MBChB, Dip-CBH
Hi, I'm Caroline, I am a Cognitive Hypnotherapist using an evidence-based approach (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in combination with Hypnosis) which can aid a wide variety of difficulties; I work with you to gain control and move forward positively.
If you are struggling with an emotional or physical problem and are looking for the right therapist for you then please read on...
Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to help to cope better with so many of the difficulties which life throws our way. I will teach you self-hypnosis and techniques you can continue to work with yourself. Hypno-CBT is a short-term therapy with long-term results, firmly grounded in evidence.
My approach is flexible, dynamic and adapted to your needs. I work with you to give you skills to take into the future to keep you doing the things you want to do. This is not a therapy which is done "to you" but "with you", in order for you to reach your goals. It is a common-sense, down-to-earth method which gives you back control.
We all face difficulties at some point in our lives. These can become obstacles that can prevent us moving on to where we want to be. It may be a fear of public speaking, chronic pain, a lack of confidence or general anxiety - often it is how we approach the issue that will determine the outcome. Using Hypnosis combined with a psychotherapy I can help you to overcome your difficulties and reach your desired goal.
I have a particular interest in general anxiety and phobias, pain management, insomnia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I can also help with confidence building, breaking of unwanted habits (including stopping smoking) and performance speaking anxiety. I particularly aim to help in those conditions where our GPs and Medical practitioners have limited time and options to offer, or where the issue is troublesome but doesn't seem to warrant seeking medical advice.
I would love to work with you to help, so please get in touch to see how I can help. You can ring me to chat through your issue, or send me a message via my website and I will get back to you. We can then set up an appointment to suit you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Medical practitioner, and worked for twenty years for the NHS in, the last ten years as a Consultant Psychiatrist. I left this area of work and added to my training in order to offer a more holistic treatment approach. I was inspired by Cognitive Hypnotherapy as it offers a "down to earth", collaborative and individually tailored treatment approach.
I trained at the London UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and qualified with a diploma in Hypno-CBT in 2017. I bring years of experience in working with mental health issues to this area of therapy. I am also registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Stress *
* 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.
- Free initial telephone consultation - up to 15 minutes to decide if therapy may be helpful
- First session 1-1.5 hours £60
- Ongoing sessions 1 hour £60
- Stop Smoking package £200 - includes an assessment phone call, pre-session materials, a 2.5 hour one-off session, post session materials (includes a personalised recording) and a free "booster" session as needed.
- Relaxation training/mindfulness/self-hypnosis £40 per hour or block book 4 sessions £120
All sessions need to be paid for at the start of the session, in cash or with card, or prior to the session by bank transfer. If you need to cancel a session, I will need 24 hour's notice please or I will have to charge you for the hour.
Type of session
I offer evening appointments for initial assessment and thereafter, I offer daytime and evening appointments according to client preference and my availability.