Hello, my name is Jan and welcome to my profile!
For your information with regard to the Corona Virus. I know finances at this time can be tight. I always offer a free 30min initial consultation so please take advantage of this as I do have a range of discounts.
During this difficult time my therapy sessions are by either Skype or Zoom or WhatsApp video
I am a positive person with an optimistic and enthusiastic approach to life but who also has a firm understanding of the problems it can bring and also the solutions that can be found.
Having worked in the caring profession for many years this has prepared me for a second career as a professional hypnotherapist and counsellor. I am married and have brought up a family and have two grandchildren. I understand not only the stress and problems family life can bring but life in general can cause great anxiety and sometimes we are not sure what causes these feelings which creates more anxiety. I chose to become a hypnotherapist and counsellor because of my life experience and having had therapy in the past know that it can be such a positive life-changing experience.
I work with a range of life issues such as, anxiety, separation anxiety .stress, confidence, pain. phobias, weight. Anxiety can be extremely debilitating impacting on everyday life. Anxiety affects people in different ways, it is not the same for everyone ranging from social anxiety, general anxiety, panic attacks to taking exams and driving. Each is important as it stops you from doing the things you want to do. This also applies to whatever your issue is as it impacts on your life.
Hypnotherapy can really make help to make a difference to you
I also have a wealth of experience with addiction especially problems with alcohol and helping friends and relatives of people who suffer from these issues. I have also worked as a volunteer counsellor for a drug & alcohol agency for four years. Addiction not only affects one person it impacts on family and friends like a ripple a stone creates when thrown in a pond.
I can help you to make the positive changes that can enable you to become free from negative thoughts and behaviour patterns and these positive changes can stay with you on your journey through life.
Hypnotherapy I think can help a wide range of age groups from late teens that are beginning their life journey through to those of us who are reaching retirement or who have already retired and may find this life change a challenge. It may be a recent issue or one that has being there for some time. I know from my own experience that there are times in our lives when we need someone outside of family and friend. Life has a habit of giving us all sorts of challenges which can be repeated throughout our lives and then the time comes when we want to do something about it. We are all individuals so there is no “one size fits all” therapy so I will tailor the sessions especially for you.
The client /counsellor relationship is a very important part of therapy which is why I offer a free initial forty-five minute session so we can met and discuss your main issue and goals, answering any questions you may have especially if you have not been to hypnotherapy before. The prospect can seem somewhat daunting. At this initial session I will help you make an informed decision about what the next step is as it is important you find the right therapist for you.
Parking is not a problem as there are bays to use opposite my house and you can also park outside the house
"Jan is the nicest and approachable person I have ever met. I instantly felt at ease with Jan.
Jan helped me a huge amount and I would highly recommend anybody to have hypnotherapy with Jan"
"This was my first time with hypnotherapy and found it to be very helpful. I also found it very easy to talk to Jan, I felt very comfortable and very relaxed. Jan understood very well the problems I was having with my anxieties and the stress it was causing me. The help she gave me with hypnotherapy was very good. I can highly recommend Jan to anyone who is struggling in life with any kind of anxiety"
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified both as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor and I am a professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and accredited member of National Counselling Society. Being an accredited counsellor as well as a hypnotherapist is invaluable as counselling plays a part in hypnotherapy as hypnotherapy plays a part in counselling.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (ADV DIP PC)
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DIP PC)
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills (DIP HYP CS)
- Certificate in Counselling skills
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Theory
- I volunteered as a counsellor at a centre for Alcohol & Drug addiction for four years
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
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Pet Bereavement
- Grief & Loss
- Fear of motorway driving/ driving
- Bad habits
- Separation Anxiety
- General anxiety
- Hypno gastric band
I provide a free 30 min initial consultation so we can met and enable you to ask any questions you may have and for me to explain how I work. if you have not been to hypnotherapy before and you may find the prospect somewhat daunting which most of us do. I will provide you with a safe, warm and confidential environment and a choice of still or sparkling water
- Free Initial Consultation 30 min session
- Hypnotherapy 60-75 minute session: £65
- On line 60-75 min session £55
- Weight Management programme £300 for 6 x 75 min sessions or if all 6 sessions paid for in advance £250
- Quit smoking £190 for 2 x 75 min sessions
I offer 5 sessions for the cost of 4 - the full cost of 4 sessions will need to be paid before the start of the first session.
Alternatively, for single sessions - book and pay for next session in advance to take advantage of £5 discount
I offer discounts for students and those low income
I am flexible in my availability. Evenings, weekends
I am accredited by and a member of the National Counselling Society and a professional registrant member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.I am bound by and adhere to their code of ethics. As a member I am on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This register is called The Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register which was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of you the client. I have regular supervision and am fully insured.