Jo Beddow Hypnotherapy - The Good Therapy Works
Pit Hill Lane
01458 210305 / 07989 969133
Testimonial "Jo’s passionate approach and dedication has allowed me to finally discover the real me. I am entering a really exciting chapter in my life but only because I have been given the foundations to do so. I would definitely recommend Jo to anyone who wants to overcome inner challenges." -
Note: client name redacted to protect confidentiality
I am the founder of The Good Therapy Works, where we offer a range of therapies and treatments to support and help a wide range of conditions, many of which are the result of stress and anxiety.
As a fully qualified and experienced clinical hypnotherapist and integrative counsellor I offer therapies to support and help people manage and reduce the debilitating effects of anxiety. I am a registered therapist with the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH). In addition I am a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In 2017 I was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for my bodywork complementary therapies
After many years working for large organisations I came to realise that 'people', the very precious resource that makes our whole society tick, were being overwhelmed with life. Today there is a level of resilience that we need to get through the many different and often emotional, life events we have to face. It's frequently quoted that 1 out of 3 of us will suffer some form of mental illness in our lifetime, however I was totally shocked when I found that I too was one of these people. After returning work following the birth of my first child I found myself paralysed by the debilitating symptoms of anxiety, unable to face returning to work - I was frightened, 'so it could happen to me too' I mused!
Our growing culture of target driven performance, striving for success and the ordinary and not so ordinary life changing events can sometimes blow our worlds apart - the loss of a loved one, the breakdown of a relationship, illness - physical and mental, can take an enormous toll on our wellbeing. Through my own experiences of anxiety I recognised and saw in others that it was all too easy to get hooked into downward spiral of stress leading to anxiety and sometimes depressive thoughts so I wanted to become part of the solution, to help people get back on track.
The Good Therapy Works is a successful private therapy practice specialising in hypnotherapy. I am professionally qualified in each therapy and treatment I offer, I am fully insured and where available accredited always adhering to strict ethical frameworks. I have undertaken many many hours of client work, this experience enables me to can offer the best possible services and standards of care to my clients.
I am passionate about helping others make a positive change in their lives.
What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a safe and calming therapy, which always begins with providing a concise, if not simplified, explanation of how our brains work when we are affected by the primitive responses of anger, depression or anxiety. We use future solution creation, guided imagery, visualisation and hypnotic trance in our sessions and draw on a range of different psychotherapy tools including NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) the correct selection means each client is supported safely and relatively quickly through a process of gradual change to in arrive at their desired goal or ‘solution’.
Hypnotherapy is always a collaborative process between therapist and client, the first part of each session is designed using a Brief Solution Focused Therapy model, this is followed by a hypnotic trance session.
Am I in Control during hypnotic trance?
Yes - we stress that every client remains in control during hypnotic trance and is fully able to wake and stop the session at any point should they wish to. Hypnosis is safe and pleasurable and it works in unison to consolidate of the earlier psychotherapy part of a session. Clients leave hypnotherapy in a relaxed, calm and confident state, their subconscious mind activated and focused on solution development and selection. The client not the therapist forward defines the way forward!
We do not practice ‘Stage Hypnosis’, we offer clinical hypnotherapy - the objective therefore always has a therapeutic outcome for the client.
Hypnotherapy sessions take place in a confidential, peaceful and comfortable space, in therapy rooms that looks out over the beautiful Somerset Levels. My therapy practice is a calming space for clients and therapist to work together. We work to ensure clients leave every hypnotherapy sessions feeling calm, relaxed, confident and competent and equipped for the positive change in their lives.
What Can Hypnotherapy Help With?
Hypnotherapy can help with an wide range of conditions, essentially any condition that may have anxiety or stress at its core e.g. GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive behaviour, weight gain or loss, sleep problems, pain management, irritable bowel syndrome, fertility & conception, general and specific phobias, irrational fears, sports performance, nerves (interview, exam, presentation, public speaking), giving up smoking - to name a few areas of work to date.
Specialisms inc. Generalised anxiety (inc. panic attacks), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders), depression, phobias, sleep disorders, exam and interview nerves, sleep disorders, conception, fertility and conception.
Fertility & Conception
A specialist area of interest. We offer support and assistance through hypnotherapy and counselling sometimes combined with reflexology treatments.
Hypnotherapy may be used to help reduce the sometimes-intense levels of stress and anxiety often experienced by couples undergoing fertility and conception in particular the unhelpful effects of increased hormone production during conception and fertility treatment cycles such as IVF or ICSI.
Hypnotherapy can be used as part of a programme to support conception and pregnancy while undergoing often intensely stressful fertility cycles to achieve more effective fertility treatments.
Equally coming to terms with ban news perhaps following fertility investigations, treatments or early pregnancy loss or miscarriage can be extremely stressful. Counselling, Hypnotherapy or a combined therapy treatment can be provide support to clients.
As an accredited counsellor with the Foundation of Infant Loss I offer an integrative counselling approach where hypnosis is can be combined with some or all therapy sessions.
Hypnotherapy for birthing
Using hypnotherapy for relaxation and positive focus during childbirth can support a calm and relaxing birth experience.
Find out More
Call me in confidence to find out more, book your Free Initial Consultation - (telephone consultation up to 20 minutes)
Testimonials: - more available at www.thegoodtherapyworks.co.uk
'We all think we can cope, but often we need help. I went to see Jo when all else had failed and immediately felt reassured and at ease through Jo’s professional kind approach. Solution based hypnotherapy sessions have supported and enabled me to retrain my brain and associated thought patterns that were habit and very stressful'
'Jo’s passionate approach and dedication has allowed me to finally discover the real me. I am entering a really exciting chapter in my life but only because I have been given the foundations to do so. I would definitely recommend Jo to anyone who wants to overcome inner challenges.'
'Under Jo’s expertise and uplifting, easygoing manner, I have found that my self-esteem and confidence has increased immensely, and that I generally feel so much more positive about life and, importantly, myself. I am more able to put things into context and into perspective. With her focus on the future me, rather than the past me, I have proudly overcome some big obstacles'
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a broad range of experience and many client hours accrued during my years as a therapist. I am a trained Clinical Hypnotherapist, Counsellor and Business Coach.
I was a senior civil servant for many years coaching and mentoring, supporting personal development of staff was a passion, helping others develop and tune their professional careers before leaving to set up The Good Therapy Works.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and Hypnotherapist. I also hold a Diploma in complementary therapies and offer bodywork treatments including aromatherapy, massage and reflexology these can be sometimes be combined with therapies for deeper longer relaxation treatment session.
I am an accredited member of a number of bodies, fully insured and hold an updated DBS certificate. All my work is carried out to strict ethical standards. I receive regular supervision, continually update my technical and professional knowledge and work to a strict professional ethical code of conduct.
I work with a wide range of clients including children and am currently undertaking a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
My specific qualifications include:
- DHP - Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
- HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
I see clients from my private practice and also work for Cruse Bereavement Care New Dawn Affordable Counselling and Place@Be as a volunteer counsellor
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- 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
Holistic therapies for Fertility, Conception and Self Hypnosis for Childbirth specialisms (Men and Women) including hypnotherapy Reflexology, Massage and Aromatherapy treatments available www.thegoodterapyworks.co.uk.
Fully Qualified and experienced Reflexologist VTCT Certificate of Excellence 2017
Creative therapeutic work with children and young people
Aroma Massage offered as stand alone treatments or as part of a programme of holistic therapy (fully qualfied Aromatherapy and Massage therapy available
Photos & videos
- Free telephone consultation - (20 mins)
- Full Initial Consultation includes Free CD / MP3 downloads
- Hypnotherapy Sessions - £55
- Non Smoking - double session £110
- Talks, Presentations, group workshop - POA
- Talks for charitable organisations and NfP Groups - Free, subject to availability.
How many sessions will it take?
The nature of the work we do is a very personalised and is tailored to the individual, every client is unique and will usually present with issues specific to them and their own situations. As a rough guide: specific phobias such as flying or fear of spiders will usually be completed within 4 sessions. Generalised Anxiety we tend to work with clients from between 8 - 12 sessions.
More information can be found on my Facebook pages either Jo Beddow hypnotherapy or The Good Therapy Works. Alternatively visit our website www.thegoodtherapyworks.co.uk
In addition I deliver talks, presentations and bespoke training sessions for charitable, public and private sector organisations.
Talks for charitable organisation will usually be free of charge (depending on location reasonable expenses will be claimed, this will be confirmed prior to booking)
The Good Therapy Works also offers, Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology treatments (experienced, insured and qualified therapists).
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
Monday - Friday 9:30 - 18:00 A limited number of evening and weekend appointments available by special arrangement