Emma Brookes Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy
I first found hypnotherapy when I used hypnobirthing to help me have a relaxed, controlled, drug free birth for my son. Early on in my pregnancy I began to get very anxious about giving birth and started to panic about all the worst scenarios due to my anxiety disorders. To help I had 1:1 hypnobirthing sessions, this enabled me to give birth at home with only my partner and a midwife present without any pain relief and no anxiety.
After my son was born I carried on for years battling away, trying to live my life to the fullest, but never getting rid of the niggling panic that would arise out of no-where and eventually lead to a full blown panic attack. It was two years ago when it had got to a point where I was suffering so badly from insomnia and stress I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue that I knew I had to do something to get my life back to some sort of normality. This was when I discovered Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. After my first session I felt like I had been thrown a life line, that there was finally a way out of this horrible spiral of anxiety. With the help of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy I learned how to change my thinking, come up with solutions to make my life better and I began to sleep again! I am testament to the fact that this type of treatment works I no longer 'suffer' from any of the conditions that I did previously and I am now living a wonderful life with zero anxiety or depression.
In 2016 I made the decision to train to become a practitioner of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy as I am so passionate about its ability to help people change their lives for the better.
Training, qualifications & experience
I now hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the prestigious Clifton Practice in Bristol. Since qualifying I have continued my training and covered additional advanced modules in a variety of topics.
I am a member of the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I also have a full DBS check.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
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.
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.
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
- Fear of heights
How much does it cost?
I offer a free initial consultation at which I gain a greater understanding of your situation and explain how I can support you with achieving your goals.
Sessions after this typically last for 55 minutes and cost £50.
Stop smoking sessions last for 2 hours and cost £150. Only one session is normally required, although free top up sessions are available.
How can I pay?
Payments are accepted by cash, cheque or card. I accept Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, and American Express. Concessions available, please call or email to discuss.
Each new client will receive a relaxation CD free of charge at the first session. This will assist with reducing levels of anxiety and stress, and will reinforce the effectiveness of each hypnotherapy session.
My clinic at The Fold Therapy Centre just 15 minutes from Malvern and Worcester provides the perfect restful experience for you. The on-site organic cafe, farm shop, and beautiful nature trails are an attraction in their own right and many of my clients enjoy spending time before or after their sessions with me enjoying The Fold.