Hi, I'm Josephine!
Taking the plunge to get therapy can be pretty daunting, I've been there! But once you start to see and feel the results in your life taking that first step is all worth it.
I am an Analytical hypnotherapist, which uses hypnotherapy with psychoanalysis. It's a process of self-investigation which aims to resolve problems at their root cause. It's amazing to discover how sometimes seemingly trivial little events can snowball into bigger issues later on.
All sessions are unscripted and tailored to you, there is no one set way to deal with a symptom as they will exist for different reasons for each person.
I have a design background and I love to experiment and create things. I think this lends itself well to hypnotherapy as it is such a creative form of healing and varies so much from session to session.
I have a particular interest in addiction therapy, anxiety and PTSD. I like to use a combination of different techniques depending on how the client responds to therapy and at what stage they are in their journey. This allows me to work with deeply rooted trauma and yet still maintain a gentle approach.
Some of the issues hypnotherapy can help with:
Anxiety and panic attacks
And many more.
So what happens in a hypnotherapy session? Will you be out of control?
Absolutely not! The hypnotic trance is a natural and safe state to be in - a bit like a guided meditation. You are fully in control and awake at all points and may open your eyes (if you choose to have them closed) at any point. You will remember everything afterwards.
The first session is very gentle and just a chance for me to get to know a bit about you and your background. Towards the end of the session there will be a short relaxation to give you a taste of what the hypnotic state is like - some people find it rather pleasant.
If you would like to get in touch, give me a message and we can arrange for an informal telephone chat to discuss requirements and book in your first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with Jacqueline Morison Hypnotherapy Training and have a Diploma in Analytical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy.
I am also a member of the General Hypnotherapist register and abide by the set terms of conduct, ethics and standards of practise.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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 initial telephone session
Initial 15 minute telephone consultation is FREE, a chance to have a chat and see whether hypnotherapy is the right course for you.
First session £70 (generally around 90 minutes long)
All subsequent sessions are £70/hour