Christopher Higgins

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Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy: MNCH(REG)
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Bromley & Chislehurst BR1 & City of London EC2R
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome! The Benefits of a City Analyst as a Therapist

I am not providing a theoretical model of stress and anxiety management, I am sharing my experiences to effectively cope, from more than 2 decades in the City of London, Singapore, Frankfurt and Zurich.

  • Can you sit and meditate on a trading floor?
  • Do real problems need real solutions?
  • When do you need to hear someone tell you change is required?
  • Are you seeking someone to just listen to your story and empathise or someone who can work with you to turn the page and write a new book? 

I found my calling in the arts and techniques of self-hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness, behavioural and cognitive strategies. Some questions for you:

  • How strong is your critical voice? is it even clear what is holding you back?
  • Do you frequently find yourself trapped in a cycle of 'what-ifs' and imagining the worst outcomes, or are you simply a meticulous, analytical thinker who carefully evaluates before taking action?
  • Do you feel tension as pain, or do you feel it as sensations?
  • If you were to write your biography, would you struggle to find evidence that supports the good times?
  • Do you feel you are a crisis centre, bounding from one crisis to the next? 
  • Do you wish you could act as one persona in your life, instead of the cloakroom of cloaks you put on? 

My mission is to work with you, dismantle your story into logical parts, and work out what goes where and what needs to happen for the day ahead, week ahead, month ahead, 6 months ahead, 12 months ahead, 5 years ahead, whatever your personal goals are, we can work together to rediscover them. 

Focus Areas

I am dedicated to guiding individuals through the challenges of stress, anxiety, and procrastination.

Transform Stress and Anxiety into Clarity and Focus: Embrace a life where decision-making comes with ease and confidence. Let's uncover the tools to manage your stress and anxiety, paving the way for a more focused and successful you.

Overcome Procrastination: Break free from the cycle of delay and fear of failure. Discover personalized strategies that boost your productivity and reignite your entrepreneurial or academic spirit.

Reclaim Your Balance: Begin your journey to a balanced, purposeful life. Schedule your session now and learn how to transform anxiety into action, paving the path to personal and professional renewal.

If this resonates, please reach out: for a complimentary consultation and start your transformative journey to mental wellness.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Standing on a solid foundation of extensive training and qualifications
    Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Certified NCFE, Course approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS), UK College of Hypnotherapy
  • Over 2 decades working as a City Analyst in London, Singapore, Frankfurt and Zurich. Mentoring, problem simplifications and solution-finding
  • Certification in Counselling Skills: TQUK (Ofqual Regulated )
  • Certification Understanding Autism
  • BA (Hons) Degree
  • Member of The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)

Member organisations

NCH
National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

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

  • Stress-Driven Health Worries - Do you find yourself turning body sensations into physical illness, a short circuit where your feedback loop skips logic, and medical diagnosis to build worst-case scenario health concerns? A pattern that transcends time, where the medical diagnostic assessment has yet to match your concerns. A pattern that you find stretches back years with a whole collection of what-if medical illnesses. Stress-linked Psychosomatic Sensations that are impacting your life. Clients are only taken on once they have been fully evaluated by health care provisions including if advised by your health practitioner to complete consultancy referrals.  
  • Navigating Educational Challenges: Are you a struggling parent or guardian battling the Special Education Needs system for your SEND child? I provide 1 to 1 therapy for families navigating the Special Education Needs (SEND) system for their child (ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, speech, and Language), with a focus on building mental health resilience, finding balance, and recovering your true identity. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) strategies with techniques aimed at managing school-related stress. I focus on empowering parents, enhancing communication within educational settings, and addressing the unique anxieties these processes can create. The goal is to support the family's journey toward a more positive educational experience, finding a place of calm during times of adversity.
  • Anxiety
    Skills: Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) for Anxiety, Mindfulness-Based Relaxation Techniques, Hypnotic Anxiety Management Strategies
    Keywords: Anxiety relief through hypnosis, CBH for anxiety management, mindfulness and relaxation for anxiety
  • Sleep Problems
    Skills: Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) for Stress-Induced Insomnia, Hypnotic Sleep Enhancement Techniques, Mindfulness and Relaxation Strategies for Sleep
  • Managing Depression
    Skills: Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH) for Managing Symptoms of Depression, Hypnotic Relaxation Techniques, Mindfulness Strategies for Emotional Regulation
  • Tailored CBH Techniques: Our CBH sessions are designed to target the stress-related thoughts and behaviours that disrupt your sleep. By addressing the root causes of your stress and its impact on your sleep, we aim to enhance your ability to relax and transition into restful slumber.
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation: Learn effective relaxation techniques and mindfulness practices that can calm the mind and body, preparing you for a better night's sleep. These strategies are particularly beneficial for those whose sleep disturbances stem from ongoing stress and anxiety.
  • Empowering Self-Hypnosis: We equip you with self-hypnosis tools to manage stress and promote relaxation at bedtime, empowering you to improve your sleep quality independently.
    It's important to note that while CBH is effective for stress-induced insomnia, insomnia can be complex and multifaceted, with various
  • underlying causes. Our approach is best suited for individuals whose primary sleep disturbances are related to stress. For those experiencing insomnia with potential other complications, such as medical or psychological conditions, a comprehensive evaluation and possibly a multidisciplinary treatment approach may be recommended.
  • Stress Management with Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy
    Stress Relief Solutions, Holistic Stress Management, Stress Resilience Training, Cognitive Stress Reduction, Mindful Stress Control, Hypnotherapy for Stress, Relaxation Techniques for Stress, Stress Management Techniques, Overcoming Work Stress, Stress Detox, Stress Relief Practices, Emotional Well-being and Stress, Stress Reduction Programs, Personalised Stress Relief, Subconscious Stress Management, Self-Hypnosis for Stress.
  • Elevate Your Self-Esteem with Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy

    Transform your relationship with yourself through our specialised program designed to uplift individuals grappling with low self-esteem. Utilizing a potent combination of Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy (CBH), self-compassion practices, and cognitive restructuring, we offer a path to rediscovering your worth and building a strong, resilient confidence foundation.

  • Cultivating Self-Compassion: Learn to treat yourself with kindness and understanding through our self-compassion practices. Embrace your imperfections and recognize your inherent worth, contributing to a healthier, more compassionate self-view.
  • Cognitive Restructuring for Confidence: Redefine the way you perceive challenges and setbacks by adopting new, constructive thought processes. Our cognitive restructuring techniques encourage a mindset shift towards positivity and self-belief.
  • Personal Empowerment Strategies: Equip yourself with practical tools and strategies to assert your value in personal and professional settings. Discover how to express your needs and desires confidently, fostering a sense of personal empowerment.

Fees

£85.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

  • 1-to-1, face to face therapy Fee £100 (55 mins)
  • 1-to-1 online therapy Fee £85 (60 mins)

PROCRASTINATION PROGRAMME Example 

  • 6 Session: + 20 Min Free Consultation
  • 2-hour initial assessment & Therapy start
  • 4 sessions of 1 to 1 Therapy
  • Homework Tasks
  • Hypnosis - Hypnotherapy
    Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy
  • Problem-Solving Strategies
  • Adaptive and Flexible Thinking Strategies
    Guidance from a former Business Analyst
    End of Therapy - 2 x 15-Minute Morning Calls

Special Education Needs (SEND)

  • Bespoke Parent Anxiety and Stress Programme 1-to-1
  • £60 per hour one to one
  • £85 (55 Mins) Face to Face

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Late night availability for busy professionals. Tailored hypnotherapy sessions in the quiet of the evening. Limited spots, book early for peace and focus.
 
 
 

Further information

CITY PROFESSIONALS (Procrastination):

Integrate "Cognitive hypnotherapy" and "Behavioural hypnotherapy" here, as these terms align well with the focus on understanding and changing thought patterns and behaviours related to procrastination.
Example: "Through Cognitive and Behavioural Hypnotherapy, we delve into the roots of your procrastination, employing both cognitive understanding and behavioural change strategies..."

  • 1.5 hour Initial Assessment
  • 5 hours of 1 to 1 Therapy
  • Home Work Tasks
  • Hypnosis - you'll find yourself deeply focused, where your mind is more receptive to new ideas and perspectives.
  • Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy
  • Problem-Solving Strategies
  • Adaptive and Flexible Thinking Strategies
  • Guidance from a Business Analyst - 
  • End of Therapy Checkin - 2 x 15 Minute Morning Calls

CITY PROFESSIONALS & STRESS, ANXIETY Management:

"Solution-focused hypnotherapy" fits well in this section, emphasizing goal-oriented strategies for stress and anxiety management.
Example: "Our Solution-focused hypnotherapy approach is tailored for urban city professionals, concentrating on practical, forward-looking ways to manage stress and anxiety..."

INSOMNIA and STRESS:

"Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy" is already appropriately used in this section. It underscores the use of cognitive and behavioural techniques to address insomnia.
Example: "Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is our primary tool in understanding and addressing the root causes of your insomnia..."

CONFIDENCE and PUBLIC SPEAKING:

"Suggestion hypnotherapy" can be incorporated here, as it's effective in altering attitudes towards public speaking.
Example: "Suggestion hypnotherapy plays a crucial role in our public speaking programme, helping to instil confidence and reduce anxiety through positive suggestions."

For Those Navigating the Special Education Needs and Disability Process (Autism (ASD), ADHD):

I offer a tailored Anxiety and Stress programme for parents and carers navigating the complexities of the Special Education Needs system / Education / Local Authority challenges. Whether you're grappling with the challenges of an EHC Needs assessment, preparing for a SENDIST tribunal, or managing annual reviews, I'm here to guide you through every educational stressor and work with you to help build your resilience, learn new coping strategies, and relaxation techniques to help you regain your inner control. My deep commitment lies in Special Education Needs, with a specific interest in Autism, and ADHD. Having experienced the entire EHCP process firsthand, I understand its profound impact on parents and guardians. The combined pressures from the Local Authority, Health Authority, and Education system can be overwhelming. I'm here to help you alleviate that burden with 1 to 1 therapy using Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy, mindfulness, and other relaxation strategies.

Online Therapy Sessions: In the comfort of your own space, benefit from personalised therapy sessions that cater to your schedule, including availability for late-in-the-day appointments. Online therapy offers a flexible and accessible approach to well-being, allowing you to connect from anywhere and maintain a consistent therapy routine that fits seamlessly into your life. The virtual sessions are designed to provide a safe and secure environment where you can work towards your mental health goals with the same level of professionalism and effectiveness as in-person sessions.

In-Person Therapy at locations in Blackheath, London BridgeFor those who prefer a face-to-face approach, we offer exclusive one-to-one therapy sessions by appointment at our welcoming Bishopsgate office. These sessions provide a personal touch, fostering a deep connection and understanding as we work together to navigate your path to well-being. The physical presence allows for a richer therapeutic experience, where nuances of communication can be better appreciated, facilitating a more nuanced and holistic approach to your therapy journey.

  • Cancellation Policy: Appointments can be rescheduled 48 hours before the appointment. Online sessions can be rebooked with 24-hour notice.
  • Resources: Depending on the session, Hypnotherapy recording may be provided as part of the homework
  • They are offering resources such as blog posts that clients can access to learn more about hypnotherapy and its benefits.
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • FAQ Section can be found on the website 

Bromley & Chislehurst, Kent, BR1

City of London, London, EC2R

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Google Meet
Whatsapp
Zoom

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