Julie Elder

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Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 5EU
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About me

Julie has been a practicing therapist for nearly 20 years.

She offers a variety of treatments including Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. Using her extensive toolbox of treatments she is able to combine aspects of each into a complete healing package.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy and rather than looking at past traumas and events it looks at current problems and situations.  

A Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy session is very much a two-way street. As a therapist, it is my role to find out what stumbling blocks or obstacles you may have towards achieving your goal. We work together – in fact, as a client, it is pretty much you that does all the work – I am just there to guide you. We can set goals, challenge beliefs, agree on ways to move forward and with that plan of action then use hypnotherapy to help you visualise and achieve your end goal.  

So why combine hypnotherapy and CBT? When you add hypnotherapy into this mix and we enter a ‘daydreaming’ state, we are able to accept beneficial directions or suggestions while our conscious thoughts are suspended. So although hypnosis is not a requirement of the therapy it can influence the effectiveness of the process. 

The beauty of CBH is that it is evidence based – there is so much research behind the techniques that have proven them to work. It is not just a case of reading a few hypnotherapy scripts. I have an arsenal of strategies to help you achieve your goal – there is no ‘one size fits all’ so each session is tailored specifically to you and your needs.

We work together to help you cope better with stress and anxiety. The tools I use can include relaxation techniques, meditation, even ‘experiments’ where you can use hypnotherapy – and many other tools to help you visualise, practice or trial different scenarios in a safe and nurturing environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BTEC Higher Diploma in Health and Holistic Therapies – Stockport College – two years full time achieving Distinctions and College award – 2005
  • Reiki 1 – 2003
  • Reiki 2 – 2006
  • Reiki Master – 2012
  • Chakra and Thermal Stone Massage – Libramentum – 2005
  • Tibetan Acupressure Head Massage – Inspire Massage – 2008
  • Practitioners Certificate in Pregnancy Massage – Inspire Massage – 2010
  • VTCT Level 3 Teaching Certificate in Baby Massage – Cheshire Massage Academy – 2011
  • Bowen Technique – Bowtech – 2007
  • Bowen Technique – Specialised Bowen Procedures 1 – Bowtech 2011
  • Bowen Technique – Specialised Bowen Procedures 2 – Bowtech 2012
  • Kinesiology Practitioner – Kinesiology UK – 2013
  • Advanced Kinesiology Practitioner – Kinesiology UK – 2014
  • Kinesiology – Understanding Neurotransmitters – Kinesiology UK – 2014
  • Diploma in Professional Kinesiology – Kinesiology UK – 2015
  • Neural Touch – Bowen Bridge Phase 1 – Gene Dodkin – 2015
  • Bowen Technique – The Art of Symmetry – Graham Pennington – 2015
  • Bowen Technique – The Art of Bowen – Alastair McLoughlin – 2016
  • Teaching Mindfulness to Professionals – 2016
  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training – Creative Calm – 2018
  • Reflex Yoga – Yotism – 2018
  • Yin Yoga Workshop – Creative Calm – 2018
  • Yoga for Trauma – Yoga Therapy Manchester – 2019
  • Foundations in Teaching Mindfulness Meditation – 2019
  • Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy – UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy – 2022
  • CBH for Insomnia – UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy – 2022
  • Cold Water Therapy Diploma – Centre of Excellence – 2022
  • Cold Water Therapy Practitioners Diploma [Accredited] – 2022

Member organisations

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I am qualified in

  • Teaching Mindfulness to Professionals
  • Foundations in Teaching Mindfulness Meditation

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£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

Fees are payable in advance of sessions by bank transfer.

Free Initial Call (20 mins)
One to One Session (1 hour) - £55

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Further information

Stress and Anxiety
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is an amazing modality for helping with stress and anxiety. You can change the way you think, feel and behave in a very short time.  

Stress and anxiety respond really well and cover all areas that cause stress and anxiety such as social anxiety, low self-esteem, insomnia, phobias, assertiveness – or lack of assertiveness, solving problems and much more!

You may find that you have a low mood or are feeling mildly depressed – Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy can also help with this!

Depression is more than just those feelings of being fed up, sad or unhappy. Depression can be separated into subclinical (without the need for medication) or clinical (where antidepressants have been prescribed). CBT/Hypnotherapy offers a good alternative to taking antidepressants helping you learn the tools to overcome that depressive state in your own terms and picking up helpful ‘techniques’ to assist you on the way.

Fears and Phobias
Fears and phobias – whether they be of

  • Nature Environments such as heights, water, the dark
  • Fears relating to situations such as flying, driving, bridges, tunnels, public speaking etc;
  • Animal phobias – snakes, and spiders tend to be the most common but I’ve dealt with fears of cows, frogs and dogs too Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy can help.

Having a phobia can cause feelings of fear and can start as early as childhood – growing and becoming more aggravated once reaching adulthood.

Fears can stop people moving on – clients can develop coping strategies to avoid certain situations that could be fearful to them. Using hypnotherapy and CBT we can work together to develop coping strategies to deal with the phobias and fears allowing you to get your life back!

Exam Nerves
Exams are always a time of stress – and this doesn’t just apply to teenagers. Wherever you are in your life, the thought of exams can cause the calmest of people to become anxious and stressed. On the premise that it is impossible to be anxious and relaxed at the same time during our sessions together, we work a lot with relaxation techniques, self-esteem, visualisation techniques and self-efficacy – you have to believe you can achieve which is where hypnotherapy comes in!!

Pain Relief
Did you know that hypnotherapy is very successful in dealing with pain? It can help manage pain – this can be chronic pain, pain caused by surgery and back pain. There are some fabulous hypnotherapy techniques to help with this including distraction and suggestions of numbness – all of which you can use yourself (I’ll provide you with a recording) at home to help you cope better. Some physical symptoms can be caused by stress. These are called psychosomatic conditions as they aren’t actually caused by a physical issue – stress and anxiety can cause pain in the body. CBH can help you develop your own symptom control techniques and help you learn to cope more effectively.

CBH can help with personal development and is a wonderful tool to enhance public speaking, and sports performance, help you study and offer support in exam times or with tests.

In essence with all the techniques you will learn, YOU become your own therapist and can use the strategies learnt in most of your everyday situations

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep to be able to function well in our daily lives. Insomnia, or disturbed sleep can leave you fatigued, stressed, frustrated, ill and with weight issues.

There is a lot of work relating to sleep and insomnia and the use of hypnotherapy to help. Treatment of sleep issues can involve keep a sleep diary, meditation, hypnosis and looking at the underlying causes.

Confidence & Self-Esteem
We have all been there at some point I’m sure!  Lacking in confidence, feeling self-conscious, undervalued, low self-esteem. These feelings are classed as limiting beliefs and can affect your whole life, not allowing you to move forward with your life. Using the power of CBT to look at changing those beliefs and hypnotherapy to help you succeed in changing those beliefs is an awesome combination.  
Cognitive Behavioural hypnotherapy is a wonderful way to helping you let go of bad habits such as nail biting. The approach I use involves repetition, diary keeping, relaxation tension release breathing and hypnotherapy. Just as you can learn a habit you can unlearn it so using some fantastic tools we can unravel the emotional aspects of what is keeping the habits going and use alternative strategies to recalibrate your brain to accept new and more positive habits!

Is Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy for you?
CBH focuses on your capacity to change yourself, changing how you think, feel and behave. The sessions don’t address outside problems or family issues which can impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. Therefore, to benefit from cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, it’s essential that you commit to the process, I can advise and treat you but need your full cooperation. – you ARE your own therapist!

Julie Elder is also registered with Therapy Directory.

Totally Holistic Health, 47 Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 5EU

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In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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