Jennifer Higgins Solution Focused Hypnotherapist - Anxiety and stress management
Hi, I'm Jen, I am a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. I work with clients to reduce their anxiety and stress and work towards the future they wish to achieve.
By encouraging clients to move forward in a gentle way, they address any negative behaviours and create new, more positive patterns and habits which increase confidence and self-esteem and reduce stress and anxiety.
Helping you to sleep better, make better choices and improve your well being.
Set in quiet, semi-rural Aughton, my clinic is private and relaxing allowing you to feel calm and ensure you can relax and get the help you seek.
Utilising my background in Midwifery and Sexual Health, I am now seeing more and more clients with pregnancy anxiety, postnatal depression and anxiety, birth trauma and PTSD (both mum's and dad's) complex gynae issues and sexual issues and PMS/PMDD. Hypnotherapy is beneficial for so many things not limited to these issues and can greatly improve the suffering women and men can experience in all areas and aspects of their lives.
As of April 19th 2021 I am running my clinic as a 'Blended clinic' offering both Online and In-Person face to face hypnotherapy in my clinic, following guidelines set out via AfSFH, CNHC and NCH and the government regarding Covid-19 restrictions and prevention of spreading the virus.
Online sessions are just as effective as face to face, and during this tricky time, having online treatment allows you to get the help you need for anxiety and stress-related issues.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help treat disorders that are exacerbated or triggered by anxiety and or stress as well as so much more and is not limited to the following:
- Anxiety and Anxiety disorders,
- Sleep issues,
- Pregnancy anxiety, childbirth trauma, postnatal depression and PTSD.
- Weight Management,
- Low Mood,
- Public speaking,
- Speech impediments,
- Phobias such as spiders, fear of flying,
- Panic attacks,
- Stopping Smoking,
- Exam stress,
- Helping with driving tests
- Exam stress
- Childhood anxiety
- and so much more.
This is in no way an exclusive list and you may find that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy will be of benefit to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information about how I can help you.
Each session lasts no more than an hour, Phobias are generally treated in 4 sessions, however, this is determined during the first session, and if I recommend more sessions, it is so that I can ensure that your treatment is as successful as possible.
The Stop Smoking session is a stand-alone 2-hour long session.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is in the NHS, I worked as a qualified midwife for 12 years and for 4 of those years as a contraceptive and sexual health nurse.
I trained in Hypnobirthing after the birth of my children and then onto training with CPHT, the Gold Standard in Hypnotherapy and qualified as a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist where I obtained my Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and my Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (Level 4) and am currently studying for my Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (Level 5) and recently completed my Medical Diploma in Hypnotherapy.
I am also a Senior Hypnotherapy Lecturer with CPHT Chester.
I am fully insured, First Aid trained, Extended DBS checked and registered with the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH), the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) and the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy).
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
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.
Federation of Holistic Therapists
Federation of Holistic Therapists
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.
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
I am also qualified in Hypnobirthing and can offer a full Antenatal education Hypnobirthing course. Please message for more details.
From £60.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Initial Consultations are £60 Online and £65 in Person and last no more than an hour
Supporting relaxation track provided free of charge.
Hypnotherapy sessions last no more than an hour - £60 per session Online
£65 In Person
Vouchers are available please contact me.
Please message for further details re Charges during Covid-19
Stop Smoking one 2 hour session -£180 Online/£200 In Person
Hypnobirthing is currently online only 4 session course - £400
Discounts available for Public Sector/Retired individuals. Please contact me for more details.
Monday Tuesday Thursday 9.30 am -9.30 pm
Friday 9.30 am - 5 pm
My booking is run via an online booking system, card payments are taken at booking.
When you book there is an embedded Zoom link for Online sessions.
I see clients from age 8 up, on a case by case situation, please message me for more details.