Ian L Sharp
Approximately 20 years ago my life was falling apart due to a relationship breakdown.We had been to Relate (marriage guidance counselling), spoken to friends and family but nothing changed... we were stuck. Then in a training session at work, a hypnotherapist came to give a talk, he happened to be filling in by the way. I was impressed and being in the situation I was, I felt I had nothing to lose and booked an appointment. Yes, the usual thoughts of loss of control went through my mind but I was prepared to take the chance.
It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The effects were subtle but profound. The day after the first session, I realised I had more energy than I had had for a long time. Slowly, I saw myself becoming just that little bit more decisive, a touch more confident perhaps. You could say that I had found my centre, the part that allowed me to be happy with myself again.
The rest is history as they say. Fast forward 20 years, we have now been happily married for 18 years, have 2 teenagers and a dog. Life continues to be good and I use hypnotherapy on myself everyday to help me keep it that way. The sensation of being able to relax so deeply for just a few minutes each day leaves me feeling calm and able to make good decisions about my life and those I care for ... consistently.
This is my story. Hypnotherapy and specifically, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can be used in as many ways as there are people. In my practice I have successfully treated alcoholics, smokers, IBS, general anxiety, sleeplessness, fear of driving, fear of flying, fear of dogs, fear of losing keys, exam nerves ... The potential to bring about personal change is incredible.
Why not give it a go?
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist at the prestigious Clifton Practice in Bristol with David Newton and now practice in central Bath at The Lansdown Clinic. Alongside hypnosis I use Solution Focused Therapy and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques, approaches that are highly regarded throughout the world for their effectiveness in bringing about personal change. In partnership with my clients, we bring about realistic and lasting change using small, but meaningful steps.
Qualifications: HPD (CPHT), BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip Ed Special Needs,
Registered with: AfSFH and CNHC
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- 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.
Please see my website for up to date information.
Type of session
I am currently available for sessions throughout the day on Thursdays and Fridays until 8pm. I also see clients on Saturdays from 9am until 12pm