Isabella Sommerville Dip.EH.P. Mast.P.NLP.AccHypSup.MNCH. (ACC).
Coronavirus Update: I now only offer online 'face to face' appointments as well as phone consultations. Please call 07957 380011 for more information.
I believe that everyone should be able to live life to the full. I help people explore and discover the kind of changes they want to make for themselves, to help break down barriers that may be holding them back, empowering them to leave the past behind and to live life in the present.
Hypnotherapy can be used to help a wide variety of issues. Some examples, this is by no means an exhaustive list, of areas I have helped people in the past include:
Please feel free to contact me for help and advice on 07957 380011, if you are not sure if hypnotherapy can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Isabella Sommerville Dip.EH.P. Mast.P.NLP.AccHypSup.MNCH. (ACC).NRAH.RSCT.UKHR.MIAEBP
Originally trained with British Hypnosis Research (BHR) with Stephen Brooks at St Annes Hospital. An NCFE Accredited Hypnotherapeautic Supervisor. Since then have Completed Extensive Training with Paul McKenna,Richard Bandler and Michael Breen, an NLP Practitioner and Trainer Trainer. Personally trained in Hpno- Analysis with Neil French, Time Line Therapy Practitioner, trained in Critical Incident Debriefing with Michael O'Sullivan, Has attended I.B.S. specialist training with Michael Mahoney, Hypno-Birthing Practitioner, trained in Effective Anger Management with the European Therapy Studies Institute. Understanding Memory under Professor John Aggleton, Qualified in Paediatric Hypnotherapy under the guidance of Maurice Kershaw. Studied with James Bennett Levy on Overcoming Low Self-Esteem.A Hypno- Banding Practitioner, studied Advanced Techniques in Quitting Smoking and am on the Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists as an Accredited Practitioner. Attended courses in Advanced Scientific Hypnotherapy in Emotion Replacement Therapy Early Age Regression and Past Life Regression Therapy. Physical and Rapid Induction Techniques. Also attended several courses in Oxford on Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. Obtained the qualification of Diabetes Motivational Coach, and trained under Dr Daniel Nightingale in Hypnotherapy for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias.
A Member of the following Associations:
- Hypnotherapy Association,
- National Council for Hypnotherapy,
- International Association for Evidence Based Psychotherapy
- Registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council
I am committed to ongoing advanced personal development and training, attending many and varied courses throughout the year to keep abreast of the latest developments and teachings in the therapeutic field.
I SPECIALIZE in working with people who DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH AS THEIR FIRST LANGUAGE.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
The Hypnotherapy Association is a leading independent professional body in Britain representing approved hypnotherapists in active practice. All members agree to follow a code of ethics.
There are a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member, Licentiate Member, and Full member, with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
Hypnotherapy Association is a Registered Member of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysts
All IAPH Members have undergone a certain amount of 'hands - on' training and reached a certain standard of proficiency and experience before they are eligible to join the organisation.
This is based around three main areas of competence: firstly, they have successfully passed the Successful Hypnotherapy Diploma Course, secondly, they have undergone a specified amount of hands-on training and experience and thirdly, they have undergone their own training therapy.
All IAPH Members are committed to Continuing Professional Development and are bound by a Code of Practice and Ethics.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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
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
- Alzheimer and other Dementias
- Sleep Apnoea Apnea
- Nail biting, Skin picking, Hair pulling
- Gay/Straight Male Sexual Issues including, identity, gender, addictions compulsions, crossdressing etc
- Survival Strategies for Parents of Estranged Adult Children, which is becoming a silent epidemic.
- Fear and Anxiety/loosing Control
- Managing time
- Living in confinement and how to survive it, using hypnosis
Please call my mobile number 07957 380011 for fee information.
Methods of payment: Cash or Bank Transfer.
48 hours is required for all cancellations, otherwise, the full consultation fee becomes due.
The Fulham Practice is located One Minute from the Tube Station.
I run a busy hypnotherapy/psychotherapy practice in Central and West London. I work full time as a hypnotherapist and am committed to ongoing advanced personal development and training. I offer appointments between 2pm to 10.00pm, six days a week. Over the course of many years I have worked with thousands of people of all ages and from every walk of life and have helped them to deal with all sorts of issues from the simplest to some of the most complex and unusual. I also specialise in working with people who do not speak English as a first language.
More info at: www.hypnotherapycentrefulham.co.uk
Clients cannot be seen without an appointment, however clients are welcome to call any time, to see if any 'last minute' cancellation appointments, are available.
Please note: Hypnotherapy should not be used a a substitute for Medical treatment or intervention, however it can be used to complement treatment. Therapists are always willing to liaise with the Medical Profession, where required and if deemed appropriate.
Should the client present an issue which is deemed a Medical Condition and Medical Advice has not been previously been sought, the client will be asked to seek a Medical Opinion, before any further appointments are offered. This is standard Professional Practice.