Elisabeth Holmes BEd(Hons) CHP(NC)
I trained as a hypnotherapist after 25 years in education because I was so impressed with the way in which hypnotherapy can positively transform lives. With the help of hypnotherapy, I overcame an extreme phobia and learnt to deal with work-related anxiety and stress. Since then I have been determined to guide others to utilise their inner resources to create lasting change.
As your therapist, my aim is to help you regain control of your life, to be the person you want to be and find inner peace and happiness. I offer a calm, reassuring and non-judgemental environment in which to explore your vulnerabilities.
I use a wide range of hypno-therapeutic techniques starting with a person-centred and solution-focused approach treating each client as a unique individual and ensuring I always give the best possible service.
In each session, I will listen carefully in order to develop a tailor-made treatment schedule which meets your needs and finds an efficient and effective solution. I can also teach you a number of useful techniques to help you think more positively. Therapy will offer you the chance to gain insights into your limitations allowing you to move forward without being held back by your past.
My therapy room provides you with a space to safely share your thoughts and express your feelings. However, I am happy to travel to you if you would prefer a home visit. I also have access to a therapy room in Bolton if this is more convenient.
Alternatively, why not try 'walking therapy' whereby you can reap the proven benefits of physical activity in the natural environment whilst talking things through with a qualified therapist.
By choosing me, you are assured of a caring, empathetic therapist who you can trust to guide you through challenging times.
The answer is within you - let me help you find it.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Education (Hons) from Nottingham University
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (This exceeds the academic level of the National Council for Hypnotherapy's Hypno-Psychotherapy Diploma)
Certificate of Core Knowledge and Practical Skills from NCSCT(National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training)
Certificate from MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)
Member of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness
Member of Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- 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 *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- 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.
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At my Darwen Therapy Room
Initial consultation - £35 including FREE guided relaxation session.
Subsequent sessions - £50 including bespoke course of treatment and personalised MP3 if appropriate.
Single session for smoking cessation - £70
Bolton Therapy Room
All sessions - £70
Home visits by arrangement at an additional fee depending on distance.
Sessions last approximately one hour. Walking therapy sessions may take longer.
The number of sessions required depends on the complexity of the presenting issues and will be agreed between therapist and client.
I am 100% committed to finding the best way forward for my clients at a time and place which is most convenient for you. Whilst I have my own peaceful therapy room, I will travel to you if you prefer at an additional cost. I can also consult from a therapy room in Bolton if this is more convenient for you.
I provide training for schools in stress management techniques as well as providing one to one therapy for school staff at competitive rates.
Please check my website for further details and testimonials.
I also write a regular blog on matters relating to hypnotherapy - again, see my website.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions relating to whether or not hypnotherapy or walking therapy is for you.
Type of session
I can make myself available at a time and place to suit you.