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Hello there and welcome to my profile. My name is Jon Creffield, and I am a fully qualified clinical hypnotherapist. My therapy rooms are in Clifton and Westbury-on-Trym, conveniently close to all areas of Bristol and the surrounding counties. There is ample parking nearby.
I have been awarded Hypnotherapy Practice of the Year in the Bristol Prestige Awards.
I'm also available for online and telephone therapy sessions via secure video link to clients anywhere in the world. To support clients choosing to avoid travel and public places at this challenging time, I am offering a package of four 1-hour online/telephone therapy sessions for £200, saving £40 from the usual fee. These are available via video call or conventional telephone call.
To be happy, we need to be free. I want to help you free yourself from whatever challenges you are facing. Whether it's anxiety, a phobia, stress, addiction, OCD, depression, cigarettes, weight issues or anything else, I'm here to help.
I provide a free 30-minute initial consultation by phone or video link to assess what you want to achieve, how hypnotherapy can help you, and how many sessions you are likely to need.
What to expect in a hypnotherapy session:
- Solution Focused hypnotherapy uses practical, modern, and well-researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short time. With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, we look at what you want to achieve (the solution) rather than at whatever prompted you to visit me (the problem).
- Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process: change happens because you want it to and because you are prepared to take the necessary steps to allow it to happen.
- Hypnotherapy sessions involve much more than hypnosis. During the first part of each session, we'll talk about the progress you have made, and I'll be encouraging you to express yourself positively, focusing on solutions rather than dwelling on problems.
- I'll help you to imagine your preferred future, a future where you have a more useful perspective on the quality of your life. I'll then guide you into a relaxed state of hypnosis so that we can consolidate what we have discussed.
Just call me on 01934 645 939 / 07413 776 313 or email me by clicking here to get started.
What is Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy is a combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis. Psychotherapy in itself is hugely beneficial, and its effects are enhanced by the application of hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make significant changes.
Hypnosis is a state of focused attention. In this relaxed state, your mind is more responsive to suggestions. In a therapeutic setting, the suggestions are beneficial to help you change unhelpful thought patterns.
Clients sometimes comment that hypnosis is not unlike daydreaming – a beautiful experience while in a deeply relaxed state. You could think of hypnosis as guided daydreaming: but a daydream that produces changes in the way you think and behave.
What is Hypnosis like?
We all experience the Hypnotic state in our everyday lives.
Have you ever driven home and not remembered anything about the journey, or been engrossed in a book and not been conscious of time passing? If so, you've been in a state of focused attention, not unlike the feeling of being hypnotised. During hypnosis, I will guide you into a similar state and direct beneficial suggestions towards your subconscious mind.
Free Initial Consultation
The free initial consultation takes place by phone or video link. It is an opportunity for you to:
- discuss the challenges you are currently facing
- understand how the brain works
- discover ways to reduce stress in your life
- learn how to increase your sense of wellbeing and happiness
The initial consultation is not a hypnotherapy session. It is designed to assess what you want to achieve, how hypnotherapy can help you, and how many sessions you are likely to need.
I will give you an explanation of trance and hypnosis as a first step towards achieving your goals. Also, you will receive a complimentary copy of my hypnotherapy audio, Rest & Relax.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified clinical hypnotherapist, registered with the following organisations:
- Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
- National Council for Hypnotherapy - MNCH (Reg.) (NCH)
- Association For Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
My qualifications include:
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
- Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
- I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Why I became a hypnotherapist
Let me tell you a story. For many years I worked and trained in a life-coaching role, helping people to start a new life, overcome anxiety, depression, anger, addiction and other challenges, and to meet educational, employment and social goals.
I remember meeting an older individual, someone in the twilight of their years; they’d had an unhappy life. The challenges they’d lived through were so painful, so heart wrenching, that it was hard to comprehend their suffering. They’d lost family members in a fire, their life partner had died unexpectedly, and now they were alone, facing a new life, but exhausted by the one they’d already lived.
They wanted to start again, to begin life anew but were so overburdened by the grief and regrets of the past that they could not see a way forward. I wanted to help them. At that point, I resolved to find a new way to help people – to help them where it counts: in their minds, where thoughts, hopes and ambitions are created.
My hypnotherapy practice is the outcome of this plan. Through clinical hypnotherapy, I offer a service that helps people look forward with positivity to a new life, to leave behind anxiety, stress, anger and depression, as they dream a new way of being, a new way of living.
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 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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Free 30 minute Initial Consultation: £0
Single online hypnotherapy session: £60
Four 1-hour online sessions: To support clients choosing to avoid travel and public places at this challenging time, I am offering a package of four 1-hour telephone/online therapy sessions for £200, saving £40 from the usual fee. These are available via video call or conventional telephone call.
Hypnotherapy session in-person (Bristol): £70
Four 1-hour in-person sessions (Bristol): £260
Smoking Cessation: Remedy a smoking addiction in a single two-hour session costing £150
Contact me for a friendly chat about how hypnotherapy can help you. Just call me on 01934 645 939 / 07413 776 313 or email me by clicking here.
When I work
Weekday, weekend and evening appointments are available. There is ample parking located conveniently close to my therapy rooms.
I'm passionate about helping my clients achieve all their goals: freedom is important, and whatever challenge you are facing, I'm here to help you break free from it.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, modern, and well-researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, we look at what the client wants to achieve (the solution) rather than at whatever prompted them to visit us (the problem).
The approach focuses on the present and future and not on the past. I ask my clients to consider their preferred future; for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed? This enables the client’s possible solutions to become more obvious and gives the client a goal to work towards.
Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety, and this is done very simply through relaxation and visualisation, allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their life and encouraging a shift in perspective.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps with confidence and self-esteem problems. It can also help in the treatment of depression and anxiety, including panic attacks, agoraphobia (fear of open spaces) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Minor phobias such as spiders, water, flying, and public speaking can also be minimised, along with painful memories and traumatic experiences.
In fact, a whole range of issues, including weight loss, sexual problems, exam nerves, health problems, sport, business and career success, and much, much more can all be helped with hypnotherapy. I would be happy to discuss your objectives so we can find a path forwards together to help you achieve your goals.
What is Psychotherapy?
There are many different kinds of psychotherapy, all of which aim to help people overcome stress or emotional problems. Psychotherapy involves talking together to help clients overcome their difficulties. Psychotherapy is often referred to as a ‘talking treatment’.
The type of psychotherapy I practise is ‘Solution Focused Therapy techniques’ and is designed to reduce anxiety and calm the mind. As the name suggests it focuses on solutions for the future, rather than analysing problems of the past.
Provided you are willing to make changes to the way you think, the therapy is highly effective in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and stress. Focusing on solutions means we do not dwell on problems.
– acknowledge where you are currently
– identify where you want to be
– help you to make the necessary changes.
The type of psychotherapy I practise does not involve analysing painful memories from the past. If you have experienced unpleasant events, we acknowledge they happened and help you get from where you are to where you want to be.