Claire Occardi BA (Hons), DSFH, Reg. AfSFH
01729 821050 / 07761 533372
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist based in Settle and Skipton, North Yorkshire. As a practitioner of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy techniques I can help you to achieve positive changes in your life, whether that is to reduce your anxiety level, improve your confidence, deal with sleep issues or break an undesirable habit.
The type of hypnotherapy I practise is known as Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, meaning that instead of focusing on the problem we focus on the solution and what you want for your future.
Using this approach many clients are surprised by the speed with which significant improvements can often be achieved. Simply by switching your focus to a positive view of how you would like your future to be, your subconscious can become a powerful ally in helping you to achieve this.
You may also be reassured to know that you will not be asked to revisit old problems or relive past trauma. We don't need to get to the “root of the problem” – in reality we sometimes simply don’t know where it all began or the reason why we feel as we do.
“What we focus on we amplify. By focusing on what is wrong we very quickly forget everything that is right in our lives. Fortunately the reverse is also true”.
Hypnotherapy can offer a gentle and natural way to address a wide range of conditions which impact on our quality of life, such as:-
Lack of motivation
Stress related conditions
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Habits and addictions
Please do get in touch even if your specific concern is not listed, as hypnotherapy may well still be helpful in addressing your issue.
If you believe you are suffering from a medical condition it is important that you visit your doctor to rule out any other causes for your symptoms.
While Hypnotherapy can be powerful when used to make positive changes in your life, please be aware that it does require input from you too. Hypnotherapy is not something that is done to you, but is rather a collaboration between you and your hypnotherapist. Success is also dependent on your own commitment and willingness to change.
My promise is to match your commitment to help you make the changes you wish to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with The Clifton Practice to achieve the Practitioners Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. I am also a registered member of the AfSFH.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* 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.
Please visit my website or get in touch for up to date details of sessions and charges.
The first step is simply to get in touch, either by phone, email, via my website or Facebook Messenger.
We'll agree a time for an initial consultation, ideally face-to-face, where we'll talk through the reason you've got in touch and your hopes for Hypnotherapy. This will also be an opportunity to understand more about Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and how it can help.
This initial session is free of charge and there is no obligation to commit to further sessions.
If, after this first session, you would like to continue with hypnotherapy we'll agree your first appointment time, the likely frequency of appointments and an estimated duration of treatment to help with your particular issue.
Weekday and evening appointments available.