Hello, I'm Ceri, a qualified hypnotherapist at BCS Mental Health Services. I am passionate about making a difference to people's lives. Coming to therapy can be daunting, but I promise you a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to explore your issues and help you overcome them.
How can hypnotherapy help you?
Many people worry about hypnotherapy, but I can assure you that I do not have a swinging clock, or I won't make you cluck like a chicken, you will not do anything against your will, and you will be completely in control at all times. Hypnotherapy is a form of relaxation that aims to relax the body and mind to help focus on the subconscious part of the brain to challenge any deep-rooted issues. It is a solution-based therapy, which means it is a quicker form of therapy, during which we work together to achieve your desired goals.
How does each session work?
Each session is an hour long and an initial consultation will take place before you commit to therapy. During the initial consultation we will discuss what hypnotherapy is, what has brought you to therapy and what goals you would like to achieve. I will do a simple relaxation technique to give you some understanding what hypnotherapy will feel like and if it is the right therapy for you.
Each session, thereafter, will include a discussion to start, the hypnotherapy part (which will be the relaxation technique) and then suggestion work to challenge your deep-rooted issues, finishing with a summary at the end.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone is different, depending on the issue they bring to therapy, but you will not have more than you need. I generally start with 4/5 sessions and review our progress from there.
Usually, sessions can be face to face or online, however, under the current guidelines, all sessions are being done online via zoom.
All sessions will be conducted in an ethical, private, and confidential manner, hoping to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
I am an accredited member of the national hypnotherapy society.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA (honours) degree in counselling studies and society from the university of Wales, Newport. I trained to be a hypnotherapist with Chrysalis Courses and qualified in January 2015. I have worked independently since and I currently work for BCS Mental Health Services in Barry.
National Hypnotherapy Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
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.
General availability and flexible.