Fiona Craig BA (Hons), PG.Cert. (Clin.hyp) BSCH (Assoc)
My approach is very client centred, that is to say, I believe I am simply a guide through the hypnosis journey. My aim is to lead you, the client, to find to your answers, make decisions and affect changes very naturally and very much in your own personal way. I like to teach self-hypnosis and encourage its use. Self-hypnosis encourages independence, and when practiced regularly at home, it has been shown to enhance the guided therapy sessions when used in conjunction with them.
I am very interested in working with anxiety and changing negative emotions around limiting self beliefs. I find that underlying almost all anxiety is a profound lack of confidence and lack of self-esteem. This creates a fear of setting goals, lack of motivation, the adoption of unwanted habits, thus further damaging self esteem, and so it goes on.
I believe if a person can feel good about themselves, really feel they are their own best friend and have a solid foundation of confidence self worth, then they can achieve anything they genuinely, and ethically, want. I aim to let people feel and understand the qualities they already have and give them the power they need to make the right choices, feel better about themselves and change their lives so that they can become the person they want to be. Sports psychology is of great interest, but of course you don't have to be a sportsperson to suffer from performance anxiety: this affects anyone who is simply having to put themselves out there in front of an audience, this could be as small as an audience of one during a job interview, giving a presentation at work, pre-wedding or exam nerves.
How to get started: phone or email me to tell me what it is you wish to consult me about. We can then discuss what your needs are, want to get out of hypnotherapy, and if it is right for you. We can then set up an initial session and take it from there.
I am currently working with clients via Zoom which I find to be very effective and convenient for many people, in fact I have found there is no difference in efficacy of therapy given on-line versus face to face.
Here are a few testimonials from recent Zoom sessions:
"On my run this morning I was trying to remember the messages from yesterday's hypnotherapy session; I felt that that session was the most powerful of all four. I recalled a message about confidence and found myself fist-pumping the air and shouting , 'Yes, I can do this'. I really made myself laugh as I was running along, thank goodness there was no-one passing by at that point!" SL Faversham
"Thank you so much for all your help, I really cannot get over the difference in how I feel so soon! It can only get better" SC Canterbury
Training, qualifications & experience
Following a degree in philosophy and psychology, and with a keen interest in the human condition, I have attained full training and post graduate certificate awarded by the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. Continued professional development (CPD) courses and the regular attendance of conferences and seminars run by the Open University Psychological Society ensure the best possible levels of updated knowledge and training.
BA (hons) Phil & Psyc
PG Cert (clin. hyp)
BSCH associate member.
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy.
There are various types of membership of BSCH, including associate members, full members, diplomats and fellows.
Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct.
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
The equestrian client: I have a particular interest in sports performance, performance anxiety and actual fear. I have helped many competent riders who have lost their nerve to regain confidence and self esteem, allowing them to move on to achieve the success that they deserve. Fear is always subjective, and perhaps this understanding is even more relevant in equestrian sports. It doesn't matter if you have been a successful jump jockey, or a happy hacker, confidence is like a fine web and once it is damaged it can be very hard to regain. As well as human psychology, I am fascinated by, and make continual study and practice of, equine psychology. It is the combination of these perspectives that help me achieve success in moving riders from a place of fear to one of natural ease and joy.
Face to face sessions are £50 per session with hypnosis lasting around 25/40 minutes depending on your needs. The first session will be one and a half hours, this is so that we may get to know each other and you have the choice to decide whether hypnosis is right for you, but despite being a longer session the fee will remain the same.
I with clients via Zoom, and for face to face consultation I work from Spring Gardens Clinic, Canterbury.
I will always try to see clients as soon as possible.
A little about who I am: I live on the outskirts of Canterbury with my husband, dogs, horses and various other animals. I am a keen gardener, an equestrian competitor and enthusiastic runner.