Elaine Kimber, Kensington Hypnotherapy, CBT, EFT, EMDR. Past Life Therapist
Clients have benefitted from sharing their concerns and difficulties with a warm, supportive and empathetic hypnotherapist who has previously suffered from depression and anxiety. Clients feel safe and therefore better able to explore their issues whilst working towards a better understanding of the cause of their distress and the resolution of their concerns within a gentle, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship. Additionally clients have found they have benefitted more from hypnotherapy in many others areas of their life than they anticipated. Please see the videos and written reviews on my website to learn how my clients feel about their experiences with me: www.kensingtonhypnotherapy.co.uk.
Those who suffer from stress, anxiety and panic attacks find themselves spending much more time alone at home and avoiding situations which trigger anxiety. Avoidance is one of the many behaviours associated with anxiety. Additionally clients who are depressed feel too exhausted to go out because depression reduces the amount of REM sleep and REM sleep is very important. I have helped many clients change their minds and change their lives and they have been very pleasantly surprised to see how much and how quickly they have changed and in so many ways they hadn't expected.
Do you struggle to relax and find it difficult to sleep? Many people who suffer from anxiety lay awake for hours with many thoughts flooding their minds and preventing them from sleeping. Some people feel so tired and low that they don’t have the desire or energy to do the things they used to enjoy. Anxiety has an enormous impact on many areas of people's lives and can manifest with people suffering from social anxiety, fear of intimacy, work performance anxiety and fear of using public transport. There are many people who suffer from fear of flying and haven't had a holiday in their favourite countries for a long time. For some, anxiety manifests with things such as over eating/under eating, headaches, OCD, IBS, skin problems and many more symptoms. Alcohol and other addictions can also be related to anxiety and depression and they perpetuate the problem. Many struggle to stop drinking alcohol and also to quit smoking.
Excess weight also impacts our self-esteem and energy levels? Hypnotherapy is a very effective way to solving the issues that cause people to over eat as well as help clients make the changes needed in order to reduce their weight. I have also used gastric band hypnotherapy to help people reduce their weight and enhance their self esteem.
Having a better self-esteem and peace of mind is fundamental as it affects all areas of our lives. Some people try to manage their problems by 'self-medicating' with alcohol and drugs but unfortunately that causes the problems to spiral into even worse problems. I have helped many get on top of their addictions, fears such as fear of flying, fear of speaking in public, audition and exam nerves. Additionally clients who have experienced trauma have found my service extremely helpful in moving on.. It has been my greatest joy working with and seeing clients change to live life they way they want and deserve.
I provide individual, specific, treatment plans which enable clients to change quickly within only a small amount of sessions. The list of things hypnotherapy can help with is endless.
Let me help you; the first 30 minutes of the session is free!
About me: My low self-esteem and unhealthy beliefs developed during my traumatic childhood when I was brought up alongside domestic violence and mental health issues which ultimately meant I spent time in foster care when I was four years old. As a result, I left school without taking any exams and I wandered through life wondering when I would ever stop feeling like a slave to my emotions. I lacked career direction for a long time and I struggled to feel good about myself and my life. Eventually I experienced full blown panic attacks and suffered from depression whilst being bullied at work and harassed by an aggressive, unreasonable neighbour.
I spent some time having therapy and eventually found a great therapist who helped me change and replace the unhealthy beliefs which were downloaded as a child and throughout my life for healthier beliefs. This enabled me to stop the disturbing thoughts and unhealthy behaviours as I continued to grow from strength to strength while increasing my self-worth and confidence. Thus I was able to make big changes in my life including a career change from working in banking to becoming a successful, compassionate hypnotherapist who knows what it is like to suffer. I've gained the crucial experience and insight that has enabled me to help others change their minds and change their lives. While I had many years of therapy, my experience as a hypnotherapist has seen many clients change within a few sessions and this has been the most fulfilling and phenomenal experience of my life. I love my career and love helping others to enjoy a better quality of life. We are not here to suffer and it is so important to make the most of who we are and life life to the full.
How I can help you: The reason hypnotherapy enables quick results is because 90% of your mind is subconscious and that's where many unhealthy beliefs are held. Unhealthy beliefs can mean that people sabotage important areas of their lives and prevent them from living life to the full. Those unhealthy beliefs are at the root of unhealthy thoughts and behaviours. Hypnotherapy works directly with the subconscious mind and is incredible effective for making many changes at a root level for: Anxiety, panic attacks, unwanted habits, addictions and weight management as well as many many other difficulties. I am a qualified gastric band hypnotherapist and have had great results helping clients reduce their weight.
The subconscious mind is the part of our mind that ‘runs the show’; perhaps this makes sense to you because even though you have tried to stop certain thoughts, behaviours and habits, you can’t explain why that continues.
I use the philosophy and tools of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combined with hypnotherapeutic techniques such as regression, inner child work, parts therapy, past life regression as well as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Processing (EMDR) to help clients change their minds and change their lives.
During this difficult period where we socially distancing, I have been using skype to help clients online, in order to keep us safe and I have found working online to be extremely effective.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
- Diploma, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
- Diploma, Life Coaching
- Weight Management Consultant (Hypnothin, gastric band hypnosis)
- Trained in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
- Advanced Certificates: Anxiety, Menopause, IBS and Phobias
- Specialist, Parts Therapy, EMDR and Regression Therapy
- Past Life Therapist
- Foundation Year of Bachelor Degree in Transactional Analysis
- Registered with the (GHSC) General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
- Registered with the (GHR) General Hypnotherapy Register
- Registered with the (CNHC) Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
- Registered with the Past Life Therapists Association
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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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
Weight Management Consultant (Gastric Band hypnosis)
Trained in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Qualified Life Coach
Advance training: IBS, anxiety, stress, phobias and menopause,
Past Life Regression Therapist
Specialist: Regression, parts therapy and EMDR
£130.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£130 per hour for therapy
£397 for smoking cessation
In person sessions available
Monday - Friday 8am - 9:30pm
Saturday - 10am to 5:30pm
If you change your mind; you change your life so you can start living the life you deserve….
- Do you find that something seems to get in your way, thwarting your efforts, hindering your relationships and preventing you from living the life you want?
- Do you find yourself repeating the same destructive patterns of behaviour which adversely affect important areas of your life as well as important relationships; even though you want to stop and you try to stop?
- Do you struggle with irritable bowel syndrome, pain management, skin conditions, chronic fatigue, insomnia, tinnitus, weight concerns, nail biting, blushing, stuttering, anxiety – panic attacks, low moods, low self-esteem, phobias and excessive fears, performance anxiety, social anxiety, OCDs, assertiveness or procrastination problems and addictions such as smoking and drinking excessive alcohol?
- Do you ever wonder why you continue to think, act and voice things that you don’t want to?
People manifest unconscious, unhealthy beliefs that are at the heart of emotional disturbance. Unhealthy beliefs can cause individuals to have unpleasant thoughts and emotions, and unwanted behaviour as well as unwanted habits and even addictions; thus people think and behave in ways that sabotage important areas of their lives. Unhealthy beliefs are often buried in the subconscious mind, the part of our mind that ‘runs the show’ and the subconscious part of our mind is the area of the mind which hypnosis works with to bring about awareness and lasting changes. Perhaps this makes sense to you because you have tried to stop certain thoughts, behaviour and habits however you can’t explain why it continues; perhaps I can help. The process, techniques and philosophy of cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) can be applied to many types of problems while enabling clients to understand how their thinking affects their moods and their behaviour.
Take steps now to make the change you want, with hypnotherapy, many others have
COMMENTS FROM HAPPY CLIENTS: Eva, Kensington, London I don't know what I would have done without Elaine. I came to Elaine because I was highly stressed by work and personal issues. Through hypnotherapy with Elaine I discovered that the cause for many of my issues developed during childhood. One by one Elaine helped me change the unhealthy behaviours and emotions and we created new healthier programming for my mind. With Elaine’s help, I was able to remain calm despite turmoil and Elaine ensured that I saw the light at the end of the tunnel throughout my journey. For this I will always be tremendously grateful. I would highly recommend Elaine to anyone going through challenges in their lives.
Marc, Aldershot, Hampshire I had hypnotherapy with Elaine Kimber to stop smoking in February 2013 and I found it much easier to stop smoking after hypnosis. I felt very relaxed and comfortable having hypnosis with Elaine and I was relieved that it worked. Elaine was very professional and well prepared for my hypnotherapy session. I went back to see Elaine about something personal that I needed help with and I was surprised how quickly I changed within only two sessions. I would recommend Elaine to anyone who wants to make changes in the way they live.
I decided to take the plunge and sit a graded practical music exam as it was something I had always wanted to achieve. With just 8 weeks to the examination it became very apparent that I was suffering from extreme anxiety (shaking ,sweating and a sheer lack of confidence) when I had to play in front of stranger including my own tutor. I realised that without getting the correct help there would be no way I was going to pass the exam let alone enter the examination room.
I researched various Hypnotherapists online and came across Elaine’s web page which straight away ticked all the boxes. My first consultation with Elaine was over the telephone. I found her to be very knowledgeable and she showed a great deal of empathy when I explained the severity of my anxiety and explained the time frame I had set myself. A week after my initial phone call I met Elaine for our first session and to be honest I was very apprehensive and skeptical about the session that I was about to undertake. From the start of our session Elaine was very reassuring, calming and informative. She explained in great depth what would happen in the sessions and a realistic outcome of what would be achieved.
In my first session with Elaine I was very pleased that she was been able to pin point the route of what had caused my anxiety and it made perfect sense.
After just the first session with Elaine there was a significant change to my anxiety levels and my general wellbeing. I had 5 more sessions with Elaine and after each session I noticed changes in my anxiety levels. Before my exam I had to attend a rehearsal studio and play along with a pianist. This was something that I would never have been able to do. But with Elaine’s patience and reassurance I was able to this. I not only went on to sit my graded musical exam and I am also pleased to say I also passed!
I personally would have no hesitation in recommending Elaine. I found her to be very professional, extremely knowledgeable and caring. What I found most refreshing and was strikingly evident about Elaine was that she has a real passion and dedication for her job and she is 110% committed to achieving the best results for her clients. Without Elaine’s help I would have never passed the exam. Thank you Elaine!
Francesca M (Hammersmith – West London)
I had been struggling to live normal with the everyday life, As, I was claustrophobic and in general I was anxious person. I was not able to live the way I wanted as I was feeling fear for lost things. Elaine helped me immensely. The therapies were great and relax. I felt the treatment didn’t work straight away however after few months I realised I was able to use the underground and I was doing things that I wasn’t able to it in the past. I feel more relax and happy after Elaine treatment.
Diana, Richmond, London
Diana, Richmond, London