About me

As a hypnotherapist and also a psychologist, I believe that just as our body can heal a certain degree of illness and injury, so too our brain can heal and process a great deal of experiences, even when these are debilitating. So it is that we go through life in a more or less adapted way, balancing pleasure and pain, accumulating antibodies and scars, experience and resilience.

Sometimes however we may be faced with situations that are beyond our natural capacity to heal and we need help; this could happen because the problem overwhelms us, is depleting us of energy over time or simply taking us to the point where we are ready to make a change.

The reasons to seek help may be more clinically based, such as a recurrent bouts of depression or anxiety; it may be related to issues in a relationship with a significant person like a partner, parent or sibling; or maybe our ability to sleep and relax have been compromised and we live in a constant high level of stress and lack of energy and motivation; perhaps the problem is rooted in a traumatic experience, no matter how long ago; or perhaps we want to change a long established habit like a desire to stop smoking, lose weight or no longer bite our nails.

Whatever outcome we want to change, we probably need to change what we do; and if we need to change what we do, that change could start here.

I believe that a combination of coping techniques together with a deep understanding of the psychological mechanisms and resolution systems can make a difference - the difference that could make us feel on top of the world.

If you would like to discuss how I could help you, do get in touch for a free initial consultation.

Thank you for reading.

Training, qualifications & experience

Associate's Degree in Psychology,
Masters degrees in Social Psychology, Systemic Therapies, Organisational, Family and Couples Therapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Training in EMDR, Gestalt Therapy, Parts Therapy
Training in Hypnotic Gastric Band
Training in Hypnotherapy with Children
Training in Hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Training in Hypnotherapy for Psychogenic Pain Control

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.

Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

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.

Fees

Additional information

Hypnotherapy sessions are £50 - £70 and last approx 1h
For Gastric Band and stop smoking, price is on application

Workshops related to Stress in the Workplace - Happy to discuss

Availability

Available evenings and weekends if necessary

Suite 1, 156 Hatfield Rd
St Albans
Herts
AL1 4JD

Type of session

In person

Languages offered

Portuguese, Spanish

Social

Helena Meadows

Helena Meadows