Debbie Waller BA(Hons). AdvDipH. AdvDipPSM. ADPR. MBIH.
Just for a moment, imagine what your life could be like without anxiety, stress, panic, or worrying ... to be free to go out, to get a good night's sleep, or just to relax and have fun. For many people, just a few sessions of hypnotherapy can help to make that happen.
If you're reading this site you might already be aware that hypnotherapy can be helpful for those who suffer anxiety in a variety of forms. Whether it bothers you in a specific situation, like speaking in public or flying, or if it's more general, worming its way into many aspects of your life.
I am an experienced, highly qualified therapist with a real interest in people and a strong drive to help them make their lives better. My approach is practical and effective and focusses on what you want your therapy to achieve.
I specialise in working with anxiety, although I can also help you with a wide variety of other issues, including sleep disorders, smoking cessation, lack of direction or motivation, generalised anxiety or worrying, PTSD, pain control, public speaking, confidence and self-esteem and phobias such as a fear of flying or spiders.
I also have specialist training in working with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - the effectiveness of using hypnotherapy with this condition is recognised by the NHS. I work with adults and children over 10.
My clinic is close to junction 31 of the M62, so very convenient for Wakefield, Leeds, Pontefract, and Castleford. I can offer appointments on weekdays or Saturdays, so can fit around your busy life.
I am registered with the GHR as an Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner, I am a Fellow of the ACCPH, the highest level of membership available in both cases. I am also a member of the NCH and a former editor of the Hypnotherapy Journal. When I'm not seeing clients, I run a multi-accredited hypnotherapy school; I am a published author on therapy topics and spoke at the UK Hypnosis Convention in London.
TRYING IT OUT
Are you unsure if hypnotherapy is right for you? Do you have questions about what's involved or worries about trance?
If so, you can book a free information session. No hypnosis takes place at these sessions, they are simply a chance for us to meet, and for you to ask whatever questions you like. You can bring a friend or relative with you, so we can decide between us if hypnotherapy is the right thing to help you.
You will not be put under any pressure to book paid therapy sessions and you are welcome to go home and think about things before making any decisions. However, if we both feel that it's right to go ahead, you would be able to book to come back on another occasion to begin therapy.
You can also download a free five-minute audio from my website without needing to hand over your email or any other information about yourself. Go to http://www.debbiewaller.com/debbie-waller-audios
Please feel free to check out the website or to contact me by phone or email.
DEBBIE WALLER ONLINE
You can contact me via the Hypnotherapy Directory, my hypnotherapy site (listed at the top of the page) or any of the following:
A WORD ABOUT CLIENT HOURS
Seeing clients is a rewarding and very important part of my working life, but if you've read my profile, you'll know I also have to allow time for training and writing commitments (the next book is in the pipeline). I, therefore, can only offer one-to-one appointments a couple of days a week.
I am happy to take phone calls from 9 am to 9 pm on any day; if you get the answerphone, leave a message and I'll get back to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Professional Qualifications include:
- BA (Hons), First Class, in Humanities and Social Studies (Psychology/Literature), Leeds Metropolitan University
- Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy from Sunnycoast Hypnotherapy Training
- Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice, from the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
- Advanced Diploma of Professional Stress Management, at Distinction level, from the College of Integrated Therapies
- Hypnotherapy Diploma from Wakefield School of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
- Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming from Wakefield School of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
- Corporate Stress Consultant from the Mindcare Organisation, UK
- Certificate in Assertiveness Training from the College of Integrated Therapies
- Diploma in Smoking Cessation Therapy from the College of Integrated Therapies
- Anxiety Specialist, UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts and Sciences
- Certificate in IBS treatment by Gut Oriented Metaphor
- Diploma in Anger Management at Distinction level, from the College of Integrated Therapies
- Blast Technique, EMDR, PTSD & Trauma Certificate, from Warwickshire School of Hypnotherapy
- Diploma in Anger Management at Distinction level, from the College of Integrated Therapies
Some of my Professional Memberships/Accreditations:
- General Hypnotherapy Register (Advanced Practitioner & Supervisor)
- Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (Senior Member)
- National Smoking Cessation Institute
- International Board of Certified Trainers
- International Stress Management Association
- Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists
I am a keen advocate of continuous professional development and undertake additional training and qualifications regularly.
All certification and insurance, and my DBS check (previously called CRB) are available to view at my clinic.
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
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.
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
THERAPIES NOT LISTED ABOVE:
- Assertiveness Training; a combination of coaching and hypnotherapy for those who want to negotiate better, express themselves more clearly or stand up for themselves in a postive, non aggressive and constructive way
- Stress Management Coaching: if you don't want to use hypnotherapy for some reason, I can still help you reduce your stress and cope better.
EMDR for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other traumas
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is well known as an effective and simple way of dealing with PTSD but it can also be used for reducing the impact of all kinds of unpleasant experiences such as muggings, car accidents, relationship crises and much more. Please contact me for more information about this.
STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES
I offer seminars and workshops on stress and related issues around the North of England. Please see http://www.yorkshirestressmanagement.com
HYPNOTHERAPY TRAINING & CPD
I offer hypnotherapy training at all levels from Taster Days to multi-accredited practitioner courses and CPD for practising therapists. I can also offer group and occasionally one to one supervision services. Find out more on http://www.yorkshirehypnotherapytraining.co.uk and http://www.cpd.expert
- Information session - free, subject to availability
- Smoker's Programme £170. Couples discount available (see website for T&C).
A four step programme for smokers who want to stop. Have a look at the flyer above for more information on what's included.
- For other issues the number of sessions you need may vary according to your circumstances and the type of changes you want to make. In most cases, I suggest we start with four sessions. If (when those are complete) there is still value in having more, this can be arranged. A discounted rate is available for anyone paying for a block of sessions in advance.
The first session is likely to be around 90 minutes, after that sessions are approximately an hour each. The fee remains the same regardless of the length of the session.
The therapy clinic in Normanton (WF6), West Yorkshire, is situated close to junction 31 of the M62. It is easily reached from
- and the surrounding areas.
Please visit my websites for more information:
My LinkedIn account: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/debbiewaller