This is a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. No one knows what each day will bring, and just waking up can be the ultimate exercise in courage.
I know what it is to be anxious: fifteen years ago I stopped my entire life due to anxiety and control issues. For the past fifteen years I have learned, studied and experimented, finding powerful techniques that mean I now live free from crippling anxiety and can share this with you NOW.
I know that you're frightened right now, and I'm here to reassure you that you can come through this greater than you began it. I can empower you to know that YOU are capable of being a rock for those around you, even if it feels like the opposite right now.
I am highly experienced at holding appointments, seminars and workshops online, and you'll find it much easier than you might suppose. Just find a room, close the door and we can talk as if you were at my studio. Changes can happen easily in this way and you'll leave the room feeling better, and better able to support others.
For the period of this economic and social uncertainty, I'm halving my prices. I want to be available to whoever needs me. Hypnotherapy Appointments are now £45, and if this is still too much for you- get in touch. I don't wish anyone to be without support. You may be surprised at how much you can change in one session.
I'm a teacher and specialise in hypnosis for children and families. I've been using hypnotic techniques on my own daughter to ensure she's confident, happy and as unscathed by events as possible. They're working. How do you talk to your children about this? How do you manage feelings of guilt, anxiety and resentment when you're in close proximity with your children at all times of the day and night? And should you be feeling that at all? I can support you as a family with all of these issues. Offering targeted and effective hypnosis to ensure you're pulling together and supporting each other at this difficult time.
Contact me to book a free clarity call to see how I can help you (and anyone who depends on you) 00447776351454
Group Family Hypnotic Relaxation Sessions - online. Coming soon.
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.
If you'd like to read about what a session is like from the point of view of a client please visit here:
Or read my latest blog: How To Overcome Anxiety:
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
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.
The National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness
The National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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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
I offer a sensitive and bespoke service which can include hypnobirthing, birth coaching (whatever that needs to look like for you) and therapy for anyone who is experiencing trauma, complications, distress around getting pregnant, being pregnant or giving birth.
If you've experienced the unthinkable in your life then pregnancy and birth is anything but simple. Going to someone who understands what you're going through and can support you every step of the way whilst keeping in mind your goal of a healthy baby, is transformative.
Some of the courageous people I've worked with:
- survivors of sexual abuse
- Survivors of mental, emotional and physical abuse
- People who experienced PTSD after earlier birth experiences
- Women (and men) who are terrified of birth and pregnancy (and would like to change it)
- Women who feel that caesarian section is the only way out of their suffering but would like more choices
- Parents who have lost a child (in utero or stillbirth) who would like to try again but don't know where they'll find the courage
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.