Catherine Evans, Dip Hyp, Dip CP, Adv.Dip CP, BWRT® Practitioner, CHBP
Hypnotherapy is a means of accessing your subconscious; the part of your mind that holds all your memories, thoughts and beliefs and allows you to make changes, whether it’s releasing old feeling that are no longer serving you, creating new habits to replace the old unhelpful ones or allowing you to feel differently about yourself and your life.
Hypnotherapy is not about me controlling your mind, it’s about me helping you to create the changes that you’re ready to make to live the life you’re ready to live.
Sometimes people are unsure if hypnotherapy is for them or want to ensure that they’re working with the right person. Anyone who is unsure whether this is the right thing for them is very welcome to book a 30 minute appointment which is free of charge with no obligation to continue. If you’d like to find out more about how I work and how I can help you, you’re very welcome to book a shorter appointment to find out more. Alternatively, we can have a chat on the phone or via Skype if you don’t want to come along in person. Whatever works for you, then that’s fine.
I work with a variety areas including:
Anxiety - including Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Support with Fertility - when cleared medically and it remains unexplained or dealing with coming to terms with infertility
Support with IVF
Fears and phobias - both general and pregnancy/childbirth related
Hypnosis for childbirth (Hypnobirthing) - I am a certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner
- Fear of Childbirth/Breech presentation/Hyperemesis
Birth trauma/birth reflection - through either talking through your birth experience or by using hypnotherapy to allow you to gently release the negative feelings surrounding birth
Ante/Post-natal depression- through either counselling, hypnotherapy or BWRT®
- Symptoms of the Menopause - including hot flushes, anxiety, stress and panic attacks
Depression - through either counselling, hypnotherapy or BWRT®
and many other areas that can be effectively helped by Hypnotherapy
For general issues, please see my general website at www.berkshiretherapist.co.uk
For fertility, birth and post birth related issues, see www.hopebirthandbeyond.co.uk
With a clinical background of working within the NHS for 27 years, I also have a deep understanding of stress, anxiety and emotional issues experienced by Health Care Professionals and the moral and ethical guidance associated with it. If you’d like help in dealing with the pressures related to working in healthcare, please give me a call.
I also offer BWRT®’ which stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It’s a non-hypnotic totally confidential method that doesn’t require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist, and is carried out in a completely conscious state. It doesn’t use hypnosis or any mystical concepts – it’s completely logical, practical and down-to-earth, and only needs you to know what you want to change in your life for it be completely successful. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at: http://www.bwrt.org
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Dip Hyp CS
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Dip CP
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Adv. Dip CP
Broadband 4 the Brain
WSN - Counselling and Coaching
Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner (CHBP)
I am a Professional Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS), an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS(Acc)) and a Member of the Institute of Brain Working Recursive Therapy
I also have over 27 years of nursing and midwifery experience of which 10 years are specifically in a maternity setting offering emotional as well as clinical support to the women in my care.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Food addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks *
* 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
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Symptoms of the Menopause
Fear of Childbirth
I offer a free 30 minute consultation to have a chat about how you're feeling and how I can help. This helps to give you an understanding of how I work and choose the best form of therapy for you.
Although every client is different, I find that most clients respond well to a course of 3-5 sessions of hypnotherapy. I offer a 3 session package for £200.
Individual sessions are £75 per session - Hypnotherapy sessions include an MP3 recording which is emailed to you following the session.
Quit smoking is a single 2 hour session at £175. This includes a further 1hour session if required.
Counselling sessions are £50 per session
Brain Working Recursive Therapy
BWRT® is £75 per session
I also offer a variety of workshops relating to preparation for childbirth, preparation for motherhood and post birth reflection. Please see http://www.hopebirthandbeyond.co.uk/workshops-courses/ for more details.
My Practice is based in Lower Earley, Reading with easy access from M4 and A329(M). I am also on the 21 bus route from Reading.
I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with a variety of day and evening appointments and Saturday Mornings. I am however able to be flexible on appointment times so please ask.