Hi, I'm Diane, I am an experienced solution focused hypnotherapist. I will work with you as a client on an individual basis to help you towards your preferred future, helping you to feel better, more confident and more able to cope with everyday life.
The blended techniques of solution focused talking therapy and hypnosis are a perfect combination for clients who are anxious, stressed and/or depressed and who would like a positive, hope-filled future.
I support clients with a range of presenting problems and challenges. However, the focus of our sessions are not the problem but the solution. And I will help you to start to take small steps towards your goal. We will not dwell on the past or historical issues. Our sessions will be hope filled and positive, helping you to move forwards, learning to think in a different way. You may even notice positive changes in other areas of your life, areas that we may not even discuss.
From the wealth of experience I have from working as a paediatric nurse and health visitor, I specialise in supporting children and young people. The sessions are bespoke to each individual, last approximately 30-40 minutes at a price of £45 per session. I request a parent is present for younger children under the age of 12.
There are many challenges and issues that solution focused hypnotherapy can support with. Most clients see long lasting benefits after 6-10 sessions, however, this varies from person-to-person. Our sessions are bespoke to you, will last approximately 50-70 minutes and I will always consult with you regarding your progress. I will provide you with a free MP3/CD for you to listen to at home and encourage you to listen to this on a regular basis.
I work from a beautiful therapy room that is based in the back garden of my home in a very quiet and peaceful location in Aughton, Ormskirk. The room is specifically designed to help you to feel comfortable and relaxing. It is well ventilated and spacious. There is plenty of parking space, easy access to rail links via Aughton Park train station. It is at ground level with one small step to navigate and wheelchair access via a purpose build path.
Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your individual needs, I am always willing to chat with you if you are unsure whether this type of therapy is for you and whether it will help with your particular problem.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a solution focused hypnotherapist in 2017 and have been practicing privately for the last 4 years. I hold a Higher Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy awared to me by CPHT Manchester.
I hold a BA (hons) degree in Children's Nursing and a BSc (hons) degree in Specialist Public Health Nursing (health visiting). I have worked extensively with children and families for over 20 years for the NHS and currently practice part-time as a nurse immuniser.
I regularly attend group and individual supervision and adhere to all requirements for Continuous Professional Development. I also have a rolling up-to-date, enhanced DBS. I am fully insured and hold memberships for Assocaition of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNCH).
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
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.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
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.
The initial consultation and subsequent sessions are £70 paid in advance or on the day.
A block of 4 sessions for £200 can be purchased if paid in full in advance by bank transfer.
I have facilities to pay by BACS, card, cheque or cash.
I also run regular relaxation groups for young people and adults. I have presented at lyouth uniformed organisations and a local mental health group giving information and a guided relaxation to their members. I have recently contributed to a number one best-selling book titled 'Meanings over Milestones'. And I have recorded a podcast dicussing health and well-being.