I am a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist working from the Human Givens approach to emotional health and well being: https://www.hgi.org.uk
The Human Givens Psychotherapy approach is pragmatic, solution-focused, effective, and mercifully free of 'psychobabble' and jargon. So I offer hypnosis within the framework of this approach, taking into account your history, current difficulties, and future hopes - never just in isolation. It is a conversational approach, based on the approach used by the great American psychiatrist Milton Erickson, which means I do not use scripts, but rather tailor each session to your unique needs.
Hypnosis can help with many unwanted states, such as phobias (any kind), bad habits, addictions, trauma (PTSD), depression, all kinds of anxiety, anger issues, panic attacks, chronic pain, stress, confidence issues (including public performance), and smoking cessation. How, or perhaps, why does it work? Well, in a nutshell, we do not consciously choose to fall into any of these unwanted states, which is why it is so hard to pull ourselves out of them using conscious will-power. Instead, bad habits, addictions, anxiety etc tend to creep up on us and then take root in the unconscious mind. Hypnosis works by accessing the unconscious, enabling positive changes (identified by you) to take place, and new healthy patterns to take the place of the old, unwanted ones.
For a more complete description of trance states and hypnosis please take a look at that page of my website: http://www.julietteyoungtherapy.co.uk/hypnosis.html
For phobias and PTSD I use a highly effective method called the Rewind Technique, which can, in many cases, dissolve traumas and phobias in as little as one session. Where Complex PTSD is present, resulting from long-term childhood trauma, then it will take longer. Please talk to me first if this is the case. I am registered with the charity PTSD Resolution which provides help for ex servicemen suffering from trauma. Please see the many testimonials for phobias and trauma on my website.
I also work as a volunteer counsellor at a cancer support centre - The Mulberry Centre, based in the grounds of West Middlesex hospital, where I also facilitate the Carers Support Group. I work with anyone affected by cancer; patients, their carers or those bereaved by it.
I also work with children and teenagers. For a year, I worked 1-1 with children at a primary school: Earlsmead School in Hortholt.
My aim is to help you feel better as quickly as possible, starting from the very first session, and to give you the tools to manage your own life and move forward with it.
I am fully insured, and am a full member of The Human Givens Institute and abide by their Code of Ethics and Conduct. I also hold an enhanced DBS certificate (formally CRB Disclosure). You can also find me on the Human Givens Register of Therapists which is accredited by the PSA.
I continue to update and expand my knowledge by regularly undertaking new CPD training days and online courses. For example, in the Autumn of 2017 I did an online training course in understanding and treating trauma with the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM) and in December 2017 I undertook training in working with Dissociative Disorders with PODS: https://events.pods-online.org.uk/working-with-dissociative-disorders-in-clinical-practice
Training, qualifications & experience
Human Givens Therapeutic Practitioner (HG.Dip.P)
Hypnotherapy and Solution Focused Psychotherapy (Dip.Hyp.Psych)
Licentiate Member The Hypnotherapy Association
Member of the Human Givens Institute
Member of European Studies Institute
Registered with CNHC
Insured with Holistic Insurance Services
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- 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
Please see my website for more info on session length and fees. You can find details under FAQ:
I work with all age groups, including children and teenagers. My oldest client to date was 85. I also work with couples.
Further information about the Human Givens approach, how I work, what to expect from a session, and my experience can all be found on my website, along with testimonials from satisfied clients.
Please don't hesitate to call me if you would like to discuss anything prior to booking an appointment - I welcome any enquiries.
Type of session
I am available Monday and Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday and Friday. I am also available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.