Drew Rhys Williams
Shrewsbury Herbarium Ltd
21 Wyle Cop
Hi, my name is Drew Rhys Williams and I am a qualified professional Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and a fully qualified Shiatsu Therapist.
I hold a BA Hons degree, a Diploma in NLP, a Practitioner Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy, Foundation Training in NVC and I am a fully qualified and nationally accredited Hypnotherapist.
Clinical Hypnotherapy can help with a range of psychological and emotional problems including: weight loss, fears, phobias, stress, anxiety, depression, pain, sleep problems, IBS, public speaking, confidence, sports performance, stopping smoking to name but a few.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness in which a person is highly responsive to receiving positive suggestions and direction and reprogramming unwanted negative beliefs, irrational stress and suppressed emotions.
Is Hypnosis just a different word for sleep?
Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state where the mind becomes sharply focused and alert. The state of deep sleep is a myth that stage hypnotists encourage purely for entertainment. It occurs frequently in everyday life for example, when we can become totally absorbed in a film or a book or find we have driven a familiar car journey on auto-pilot without any recollection of it until we have arrived at our destination.
Is Hypnotherapy a surrendering of control or will to the Hypnotist?
No, you can never be made to do anything against your will. The hypnotist offers suggestions and you have the power to accept or reject them according to your own wishes. It is the client’s decision to have hypnosis in the first place and it is their desire to achieve a specific change that makes them ready to accept a suggestion that has been offered by the hypnotist to help them achieve this change.
I won’t remember anything about what has happened?
The client will remember as much or little of the session as they want to recall. Everything that the hypnotist says and suggests is heard either consciously or subconsciously and the client acts on it, or remembers how much of it that they feel is important or relevant to them.
What happens if I get stuck in Hypnosis?
This does not take into account the mutual responsibility that needs to exist between the hypnotist and client and the fact that it is the client who is control and free to accept or reject suggestions.
Under Hypnosis we will lose all sense of time?
This is true. Many clients lose all sense of time and believe that the time passed is a much shorter period than the real time that has elapsed. It is referred to as time distortion. Put simply, time flies when we are having fun and when we are clock watching, time drags.
Will the Hypnotist make me do or say something that I don’t want to happen?
Stage hypnotism is all about entertainment, it is nothing to do with therapy. The stage hypnotist uses tried and tested techniques on ‘volunteers’ who wish to comply and want to be extrovert. One popular stage suggestion is that the audience clasp their hands tightly and imagine that their hands have become glued together. The suggestion is then given that they cannot separate their hands. The audience members who find that they cannot do so, want to be the stage volunteers and have given themselves the permission to comply with the hypnotist’s suggestion. In clinical hypnotism, the client has total control and will accept or reject the suggestions given according to their own wishes.
At Shrewsbury Wellbeing Hypnotherapy I use a combination of Hypnotherapy & NLP tailored to your individual needs. I believe that everyone is different and treat clients as individuals with value and respect.
Hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals and make positive changes and I believe that my experience and qualifications allow me to offer an outstanding service to all my clients.
If you would like a free confidential phone consultation then please get in touch.
My practice is based in the centre of Shrewsbury and is very easy to get to.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a therapist for numerous years. My training includes: BA Hons degree (Royal Holloway & Bedford New College, University of London), Diploma in NLP (Skills 24, Rugeley), Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Hypnofocus, Rugeley), Practitioner Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy (London College of Shiatsu), Foundation Training in NVC (The Centre for Non Violent Communication, London).
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
* 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I have over 25 years experience as a professional actor. I bring a wealth of experience in overcoming performance nerves and practical help in presentation skills for businesses and individuals to optimise their potential.
Hypnotherapy: £70 per session (each session is approximately 1 hour)
Stop Smoking: £195 (this is done in a single 2 hour session)
Gastric Band Weight Loss: £395 (spread over 5 sessions)
9.30am - 5.30pm (Monday - Saturday)