You are a Unique Individual
There is no one like you in the world. A lot of people come to me feeling they're wrong, or what they think and feel is wrong. Those same people leave our therapy feeling better about themselves and their lives knowing that they now have the tools and power to change anything that isn't working for them. Empowered where they were once frightened, decisive where they were once doubtful. Able to find solutions to what seemed the most insoluble problems.
How Does It Work?
Your unconscious mind is actually always trying to do its best to adjust and adapt to situations. The trouble is it doesn't always choose the best methods, and some of them are outdated. These can show up as symptoms and unwanted behaviours.
Once we create contact with this part of your unconscious mind and offer alternative choices and solutions then it's usually really happy to change.
What is Hypnosis Like?
Hypnosis is a respectful and gentle therapy. Even in situations that have been deeply troubling, perhaps traumatic, there are really creative ways to lessen the impact and eradicate any unwanted symptoms.
Hypnosis is a process of relaxing or distracting your everyday mind so that we can communicate with deeper parts that are often responsible for creating symptoms. You may find that you're aware of behaviours but seem powerless to change them. That's because, just like your phone, there are parts of our personalities that behave just like 'apps' that have been switched on and are running in the background. Using hypnosis we can switch the apps off, or direct them towards another task.Meaning you can lose habits, behaviours and symptoms easily and without the kind of effort you might expect.
Why Choose Me As Your Hypnotherapist?
I am an award-winning hypnotherapist with a diploma certificate in hypnopschotherapy, meaning I'm trained to identify the root causes of issues, and change them quickly. I work hard at providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore what's bothering you. You may even find you enjoy your sessions and realise that you know far more about your issues than you thought!
I truly care about the progress you make, because of this you will have:
- A personally targeted hypnotherapy recording to listen to between sessions to ensure you feel calm, confident and in control between sessions
- Access to recordings of any hypnosis sessions we undertake in your own online designated area where I can share information such as pdfs, recording and information around your treatment
- Personality Exploration PDF to ensure you know how to motivate yourself and continue to make changes and apply the tools you've learned when we finish our work together
- Working closely to goals and including these in everything we do. When you invite the future you'd like into sessions things can change quickly.
It's really important to me that the changes you experience are long-lasting. You'll find that when you leave, you feel really confident about overcoming everyday challenges. You will have a toolbox of techniques that will be specifically suited to you and you'll feel excited about using them independently.
You can be confident that I'm experienced at working with more complex emotional issues. Using a psychotherapeutic approach enables us to explore areas of deep pain and trauma. I always work hard at ensuring that you feel safe and supported when exploring these memories, knowing that we will always look for the easiest and most secure path through. Some of the approaches we will use include NLP, Family Systems and Behavioural Strategies and hypnotherapy of course.
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Although you may feel overwhelmed right now, please know that we can work through this together. There is no issue that is 'too much', and you are never 'too much'. You're choosing a therapist that will value you for who you truly are and who works WITHOUT judgement. How often have you experienced that in your life?
These sessions have the potential to change the course of your whole life for the better. Is there anything more precious than that?
I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Qualified Teacher Status
- Certificate in Hypnotherapy With Children and Young People (Lynda Hudson)
- Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
- Peter Blythe Founder's Award Winner (2017)
- Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner
- Certificate In Post-Natal Issues
- Certificate in Hypnosis For Fertility
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Hypnosis for Fertility
Hypnobirthithing for Tocophobia
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Fees are £85 per session
We will always work to goals (and work at finding the most meaningful goal for you) and we have a short review process every four/five sessions to ensure we're keeping on track, and that the goal is still relevant to you.
Sessions may include homeplay, recording to listen to and recordings of any hypnotic work we do in session. Also any supportive material. These are all stored in your own easily accessible online storage area.
Optional light-touch midweek check in is also included.
As well as being fully qualified and highly competent to work with a wide range of issues, in particular, I specialise in working with stress and anxiety, self-esteem, unwanted habitual thoughts and behaviours, weight loss, body image and addictions. I'm also a qualified teacher (though no longer practicing!) and I'm specifically trained and certified to work with children and young people.
In addition I am an experienced and fully qualified hypnobirthing practitioner with a particular interest in family mental health and post-natal depression in men and women. I offer 1-2-1 birth preparation classes to mothers and fathers who are experiencing significant distress or trauma around birth or indeed getting pregnant in the first place (tocophobia). What happened in childhood can suddenly reappear at these times and having a specialist hypnobirther and hypnotherapist who understands these issues is invaluable. Don't let the past spoil this life-changing time!
I have a range of appointments available at my therapy rooms in Manchester City Centre and Hebden Bridge, including weekday evenings.
Type of session
I have a lift in both the Manchester office and the Hebden Bridge office
Appointments available weekdays and evenings