Carolyn Spiller - Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist CNHC registered
** Online and phone appointments available **
I work with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, a relaxing combination of talking therapy and hypnosis. It is a very empowering process that enables you to change the way you think in order to feel better and more in control.
My areas of work include helping people with anxiety and confidence issues, depression, pain management and sleep patterns. For three years I worked within the NHS at the University Hospital of Wales, helping patients (receiving treatment for cancer) with anxiety related issues.
Some of the issues I can help include:
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Low Mood and Lack of Motivation
- Low Self-Esteem
- Eating Problems
- Obsessions and Compulsions
- Alcohol Abuse
- Quit Smoking
What to expect
The first part of each session consists of talking therapy. In this part of the session we discuss your needs and goals and using solution-focused techniques help you to imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. This positive psychotherapy work is enhanced by the use of hypnosis.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation, similar to day dreaming. You remain awake and totally in control at all times. In this pleasantly relaxed state your subconscious mind is more receptive to beneficial suggestions, accepting directions to promote positive change.
The initial consultation is one hour in length and gives you the opportunity to find out more about hypnotherapy and how the process works. I will go through a full explanation of how the mind works and how hypnotherapy can help you get to where you want to be. There is no hypnosis session during this consultation, but it is a very important session giving you information that can be extremely helpful.
I will also give you a free hypnosis CD/download to listen to at home between sessions.
Number of sessions
The number of sessions required is very much individual and varies from person to person. Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, change can be achieved effectively and relatively quickly. My goal is to work with you for the shortest time necessary for you to achieve the changes you want to make. As a general guide, the number of sessions may range from 4 for a phobia to 8 -12 for clinical depression.
What people say
Here are some of the things clients have said after a number of sessions:
“I feel like my old self again.”
"I feel calmer and more in control".
"Through hypnotherapy I have turned my life around.”
If you would like to ask any questions please call 07514 931 096 or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist and have over seven years experience of working with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.
I trained at the Clifton Practice in Bristol, a recognised centre of hypnotherapy excellence. I have been awarded the Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DHP) and the Hypnotherapy Practitioner's Diploma (HPD), qualifications which are recognised by professional bodies and considered to be the gold standard in hypnotherapy training.
Since completing my training I have had regular supervision sessions and have attended many professional development courses to expand my knowledge and keep up to date with the latest research on how the brain works.
I am registered with the CNHC, the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners and am subject to their strict code of ethics. I am also a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).
I am fully insured and have enhanced DBS clearance.
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.
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Fear of medical procedures (e.g. surgery, MRI scan)
Anticipatory nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy
Initial consultation: £50 (one hour)
Subsequent sessions: £65 (one hour)
Smoking cessation £180 ( a one-off session of two hours, includes motivational CD)
Discount available for NHS frontline workers
Appointment times available:
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm