Alma Vale Hypnotherapy
39 Alma Vale Road
07720442239 / 07720 442239
Hello, I’m Emma, a licensed and certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based in Bristol. I have been helping empower people through my practice for over five years now, getting people get back on track in life and fulfilling their potential. My work has also been influenced by my love of all things magic and ‘witchy’, but also from a deep passion for science and psychology.
I’ve always had a love of science. I worked for nearly a decade in publishing, which included science journalism and writing reports for educational psychologists. It was through this work that I got an interest in psychology and neuroscience. I looked at many different options for psychotherapist training and out of all of them, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy made the most sense to me. I enjoyed many of the benefits of hypnotherapy in my training and this only furthered my interest in it. I’ve always been drawn to healing and helping others, especially after experiencing depression, anxiety and bereavement in my younger years and finding the tools and support I needed to get back on track myself.
I have a lot of enthusiasm for what I do and love helping people make positive changes or and overcome obstacles to fulfil their potential. I am open and empathic and completely non judgemental, treating my clients as individuals and helping them come up with solutions, and make positive life changes. As well as seeing clients I am also continuing with professional development and study within the hypnotherapy field, keeping up-to-date with all the latest research and expanding my skills. Recently I have completed courses in neuroscience, dealing with PTSD, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have a particular interest in working with people with death and health anxieties, and bereavement. Death acceptance is something I am very interested in, having been through several bereavements myself, and found help through death acceptance work. Outside of my hypnotherapy practice I facilitate a website and blog called Not Being Morbid, which explores ideas around death acceptance and healing from bereavement.
I am also a yoga enthusiast and when I’m not in practice you can often find me on my yoga mat! I am training to be a yoga teacher and this has also influenced my practice quite a bit. I am fascinated by the similarities between ancient yogic teachings and modern day neuroscience; and thus bring a lot of my yogic practice, especially breathing techniques and trance work, into my practice. I have also retained my love of writing, and love to blog about my favourite subjects, which you can read on my blog page.
I look forward to working with you!
Training, qualifications & experience
DHP both obtained at The Clifton Practice
CPD training in hypnobirthing and fertility; working with children, treating PTSD, neuroscience, solution-focused brief therapy, OCD, Mindfulness and psychoneuroimmunology, end-of-life care and bereavement; and support during chemotherapy.
Level 1 foundation certificate towards my training to become an end-of-life doula
Foundation certificate in Engaged Yoga Practice
Also attended training days with the Human Givens' institute in effective counselling techniques and working with teenagers.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Hypnotherapy support for life-limiting/terminal illness
Specific hypnobirthing for surrogate pregnancies
£40 consultation in most instances
£65 per regular session
£150 for one-off smoking cessation session
£200 for a course of phobia treatments
Hypnobirthing - price on application depending on requirements. Group bookings available.
Discounts available for block booking