Emma Wright, BSc (Hons), PG Cert (Clin Hyp)
Emma Wright's Studio
58 The Street
Are you ready to make that change?
I'm a clinical hypnotherapist based in Ashtead. I help clients with phobias including the fear of flying and the fear of making presentations; general anxiety; pain management; IBS; infertility; low self-confidence; weight loss and anger management. I have experience assisting parents of adopted children. I will teach you self-hypnosis with the aim of empowering you to maintain the health benefits of hypnosis, including your goal in the long term.
My experience comes from working extensively in the corporate environment and the voluntary sector, where I worked in Retail Banking and for several charities before becoming a hypnotherapist. I suffered a serious physical injury as a teenager. Complementary therapy, including hypnotherapy helped me to recover from chronic pain. In the NHS, as an assistant physiotherapist I gave emotional support to patients, who with a positive mindset, recovered from operations more quickly and successfully.
I have been trained to use EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), a well researched technique, proven to be effective with a range of traumas and phobias. I use many other techniques alongside EMDR.
People usually ask me:
Will you put me under?
During hypnotherapy, you are not asleep and can get up or leave any time you choose. Your senses are heightened during this period of focused attention. I do not "put you under", a common misconception. I help you to feel relaxed and in control, and my hypnosis has been described by my clients as a deep state of relaxation. In fact, every day you will find yourself in a natural state of hypnosis as you drift off, or arrive at your destination having forgotten your journey as you may have been daydreaming.
Will hypnotherapy work for me?
The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis estimates that around 85% of people will respond at some level to clinical hypnotherapy. Key to hypnotherapy is the belief change is possible and being motivated to change.
What can I expect from hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy utilises the state of hypnosis to manage an unwanted habit, behaviour, or medical problem. As a properly trained clinical hypnotherapist, my role is to keep you safe and empower you to be in control always. Hypnotherapy works on the basis of communicating with your unconscious mind, which hears everything I say, and holds all your experiences, memories and hidden potential. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the British Medical Journal (BMJ), endorse clinical hypnotherapy as being effective in relieving psychological and physical symptoms, and improving quality of life, alongside cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation and mindfulness therapies, all of which I incorporate into hypnosis.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Habits are conditioned and reinforced every time a behaviour is repeated. The aim is to replace the old conditioned response with healthier behaviour, opening up to new possibilities which are consistent with your goal, including changing mindset from the negative to the positive.
When we become over anxious, mindfulness helps to reduce the chaos in our minds. Mindfulness is achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, accepting and embracing thoughts, feelings and sensations regarding a current challenge. The breath is used as an anchor for relaxation.
I use relaxation techniques including progressive muscle relaxation and the relaxation response, to calm the mind and reduce the body's stress response, to slow breathing and heart rate and relax every muscle throughout the body.
First session: Begins with a Case History, getting to know you, to gain an understanding of the relationship you have with your symptom, your motivations and goals. Following our discussion, you will decide on a SMART goal. I will outline my suggested treatment plan. You may choose to experience hypnosis for the first time.
Second and subsequent sessions: Begins by reviewing progress with your SMART goal and agreed treatment plan. We focus on what you want, and always on the positives. I will teach you new mind relaxation therapy techniques every session. Practice between sessions, will more quickly allow you to gain control over your thoughts and empower you to take charge of your symptom.
Maintenance: The number of sessions depends on your level of motivation, your expectations, the complexity of your symptom and goal.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy with The London College of Clinical Hypnosis and The University of West London (The only university accredited hypnotherapy qualification worldwide)
- BSc Honours, Psychology
- Certificates in Counselling Studies, Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, Levels 2&3
- Various training programmes to support parents with adopted children who have attachment and other difficulties ... specifically with the objective of supporting adoptive parents
- Approved Anxiety UK vounteer hypnotherapist
- Sergeant At Arms for Ashtead Toastmasters International (public speaking) Group
- Past volunteer roles, with MacMillan Cancer, Brigitte Trust (Dorking), and Victim Support. In-house training completed including Loss and Bereavement
- Associate member of British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
- Associate member of International Federation of Holistic Therapists
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- 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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£50 per session (approx 1 hour)
£65 first session (approx 1 1/2 hours)
A free initial twenty-minute telephone consultation is recommended. Your first session will be up to 75 minutes. Subsequent sessions are one hour.
Daytime weekdays, 9am - 3pm
Evenings, Monday to Thursdays, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
- NVQ in Cancer Awareness, awarded by Macmillan Cancer
- Diplomas awarded by The International Exam Board for Complementary Therapies for: Sports Massage; Reflexology; On-Site Massage and Stress Management; Anatomy, Physiology & Health
- Diploma in Shiatsu & Oriental Medicine (Morley College, London)
Fear of Flying:
"I was very afraid of flying for over 20 years, and normally taking serious medication to combat this. It was very interesting to know that Emma also does hypnotherapy. My last flight to the USA which was recent, made me nervous. I was only able to book 2 appointments before I went. Emma was positive, calm and reassuring, and after both sessions I definitely had a better attitude towards my impending departure. Emma also gave me lots of helpful hints and tricks for before and during the flight. I can now happily report that following hypnotherapy, I didn't feel at all anxious during my flights. My medication didn't leave my bag. I thank you Emma. I would highly recommend hypnotherapy with you." (HG, Ashtead)
"I went to Emma for hypnotherapy during a cycle of IVF. I found it a helpful source of support for coping with anxiety and stress during this time. It left me feeling calmer, much more positive and more in control of my thoughts." (KW, Ashtead)
"I found Emma to be calming and empathic. I felt myself relaxing totally during my sessions with her and I use her techniques at night if I have trouble getting to sleep." (LT, Ashtead)
"Emma is a very calming and reassuring therapist. It is clear that Emma has your best interests at heart, and she conducts herself in a highly professional manner. Emma's sessions are always beneficial and produce real change. I enjoy therapy with Emma and would recommend her to anyone." (JD, Leicester)
Mondays to Thursdays, 9:15am - 3pm Mondays to Thursdays, 7:30pm - 9pm Fridays, 9:15am - 3pm Saturdays 9:30am - 12midday