Karen Shea - D.H.M, CPNLP, Dip EMDR,Dip Hyp, Dip S.C.S, Dip W.S.P
Wootton Vale Healthy Living Centre
The Olde Watermill
I’m Karen and I decided to become a Clinical Hypnotherapist because of my own life experiences and because I simply love helping people improve their life.
I first became interested in Hypnotherapy in the early 80’s just after the birth of my second child as, for no reason what so ever and out of the blue I started to getting panic attacks to an extent where my quality of life was being severely compromised, I felt nervous, insecure depressed and even struggled walking to the shops, getting on the bus or speaking to people who had been my friends for many years. These panic attacks continue for a good 12 months until I eventually discovered Hypnotherapy which I can honestly say turned my life around, all of a sudden those nasty negative feeling were replaced with warm, bright fuzzy happy positive ones which gave me a second chance and eventually a chance to help others in the same position.
About me, I was born in Ilfracombe Devon but travelled the world for the first 16 years of my life with my parents who were in the armed forces, I am a warm caring individual and I am happy to listen to understand you and what you wish to achieve from hypnotherapy, I am a mother, a grandmother and a wife just a normal person who cares about others.
Together we can work towards achieving your life goals, overcome obstacles and issues and ensure you get to live the happiest version of your life that you could ever imagine.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
D.H.M Diploma Master Hypnosis
CPNLP Certified Practitioner of NLP
D.Hyp Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapist
Dip. EMDR Eye movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
Dip. S.C.S Diploma as a Smoking Cessation Specialist
Dip W.S.P Diploma as Weight Specialist Practitioner
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Food addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
* 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.
Single Session Booking - £75.00
Double Session Booking - £150.00
Triple Session booking - £215.00
4 Session Booking - £285.00
Multi sessions must be pre-booked to activate discount.
Please note - a £25.00 non-refundable deposit if cancelled within 48 hours of appointment.
Card card payments accepted
No doubt you have been tried a number of methods to kick your smoking habit in the past, all of which have worked for a while until something stressful occurs in your life and then before you know it your reaching out for your packet of cigarettes and lighting up again.
However, if you’re serious and really want a long term solution then hypnotherapy is the way, hypnotherapy simply works with the power of your subconscious mind however, to ensure you get the result you want it’s really important that you feel safe and comfortable with your therapist and believe in making positive changes.
That’s why all my sessions start with a detailed discussion about your lifestyle, as well as what you’re hoping to achieve from the treatment. I’ll explain how the process works, and answer any questions you might have before gently leading you into a state of extreme mental relaxation, working towards the goals we’ve agreed and set out together and I’ll work on changing those negative thought and behaviour patterns to help you feel positive and energised feeling calm and content, and ready to live the best-ever version you have known.
How can Hypnotherapy help you overcome Anxiety?
Hypnotherapy is an effective way to overcome anxiety that works simply by utilising the powers of the subconscious mind to help change the negative thoughts that trigger your anxiety into positive happy thoughts, which in turn will help you over come the obstacles that are preventing you living your life to its full potential however to get the maximum out of hypnotherapy its imperative that you feel safe and comfortable and trust your therapist.
That’s why we will start your first session by discussing how anxiety is impacting your life, what your symptoms are and how you see your life without anxiety. Once I understand the trigger points or obstacle that is causing your anxiety I will build a personal tailored plan for you before gently leading you into a state of extreme mental relaxation I will then work on helping you generate the positive.
Have you been feeling low in confidence and self esteem worrying about how your body looks and what your friends might think of you? Have you been dieting for months watching your weight fluctuate and getting depressed as nothing seems to really work long term? Do you make excuses when your friend invite you out?
We all know that the key to living a healthy life is not solely about eating the correct foods at the correct time, it’s a combination of dietary, exercise, motivation and most importantly, sticking to those positive changes that deep down you know you need to make to achieve your target weight.
Therefore, if motivation and will power is something that you are struggling with in your quest to lose and maintain your target weight, then hypnotherapy if the way forward. Hypnotherapy simply works with the power of the subconscious mind and enables you to convert those negative unhappy thoughts that are holding you back and into positive happy ones that change your life.
To get the best results from hypnotherapy its really important that you want to make changes, feel calm, relaxed and fully trust your therapist that’s why all of my sessions start with a detailed discussion about you, your lifestyle and for me to understand how you see your life once you’ve achieved your target weight.
Once we have established the root cause of your weight issue and agreed your goals I will tailor a bespoke therapy plan to help you achieve your life time ambitions. I’ll then explain how the process works, and answer any questions you might have before gently leading you into a state of extreme mental relaxation, working towards the targets we’ve agreed and set out together and I’ll then work on changing those negative thought and poor behaviour patterns that are preventing you from losing weight and convert them into positives life changing ones, once you come out of the extreme state of relaxation you will feel energised, calm, content and happy and ready to live the best-ever and healthiest version of your life you’ve ever known.
I can also assist with Phobias such as fear of flying, fear of spiders etc, Mental Health Problems,Panic Attacks,Depression, Low Self Esteem and / or Low Self Worth, PDSD, Alcohol or Drug Addiction, Exam Stress, Pain Management, PMT
Flexiable hours to suit including evenings and weekends