I’m Kitty Schwichiski, a fully qualified Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and Coach practising in and around Belper, Derby and Nottingham. I also work online for your convenience.
How can I help you?
You may be experiencing powerful feelings - for example, you may be feeling low, depressed, angry, anxious, lack confidence/self-esteem, ashamed or jealous. This could be in response to something that's happened or may have come out the blue.
Perhaps something is bothering you and you want to talk it through with someone skilled, and non-judgmental in a safe and respectful environment?
Maybe you want to explore how your patterns of thinking, relating, feeling and behaving might be limiting you? Or do you self sabotage?
Do you ever have the feeling that you are unfulfilled, that some aspect of you is missing or has become misdirected? Has tragedy changed the meaning of your life, and now you are looking for a way to navigate through this new world? Do you have a desire to reach some normality again?
Are you are approaching a new stage in your life and want to explore what it means and how best to approach it?
Maybe something has happened that's shaken up your world, and you need to adjust. Or perhaps you have decided you want to make changes. In either case, this can be a pivotal time in your life. It's a sign that it's time to step back and take a real look at your real needs.
A period of reflection, supported by a caring and insightful therapist, is an investment in your future life satisfaction and well being.
I am experienced and fully qualified to sensitively integrate hypnotherapy into the safe and nurturing relationship of counselling and coaching. Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to elicit growth through developing potential. It can free you from destructive patterns of thought, habitual behaviours, ease stress, promote health and healing, and assist you in achieving your goals.
What is hypnotherapy?
If you have ever daydreamed or become so engrossed in a book that time seems to have flown by; if you have felt sleepy during a car or train journey - then you have experienced a trance state.
The experience of hypnosis is similar: neither asleep nor awake and a little like daydreaming, with a pleasant feeling of deep relaxation behind it all. While you achieve this state of mind I will help you to focus your attention to the issue you want resolving - and enable your mind to create new pathways to help you achieve what you want - and all this whilst feeling totally calm and relaxed, and in total control.
It is a fact that no-one can be hypnotised against their will and even when hypnotised, a person can still reject any suggestion. Thus therapeutic hypnotherapy is a state of purposeful co-operation.
Hypnotherapy is an entirely safe, drug-free therapy, so there are no harmful side effects. Under hypnosis, your body and mind can relax deeply. Some people use their hypnotherapy sessions purely as a way of relaxing - a little like going for a massage or doing a yoga session. Using hypnosis to calm your chattering mind can be extremely relaxing – and the effects can be long lasting.
How many treatments will I need?
This is variable. Most people require a course of between 3 and 12 treatments. If you have had symptoms for a number of years, you may require treatment over several months. Habit breaking and help with stop smoking have specific treatment protocols. During your initial meeting with me I will be able to give you an indication of the number of treatments you may require.
Sessions are likely to last between 1-2 hours. You will experience the calm and relaxing state of hypnosis as you move towards a long-lasting solution to your difficulty. We will work on any negative underlying beliefs and unhelpful behaviours/ habits.
A snapshot of conditions I have treated:
- Anxiety and Panic attacks
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bereavement And Loss
- Lack of Confidence/ Low Self Esteem
- Self Criticism
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Constant Worry and Rumination
- Flying Phobia
- Fear Of Heights
- Pregnancy and Labour pain and anxiety
- General Aches and Pain Control
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Weight Management
- Exam Nerves
- Habits and Addictions
- Smoking/ Vaping Cessation
- Stress and Relaxation
- Performance Enhancement
- Personal Development
- Eczema and Skin Rashes
- High Blood Pressure
- Calming the chattering mind
Many debilitating problems, fears and addictions arise from underlying feelings of anxiety which haunt and needlessly restrict you. Therapy can help you to alter deep rooted negative thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings.
Of course, your own wish to be helped is a very important factor. Do you really want, and can you imagine, a life free from the restrictions or fears currently limiting you?
I offer an initial free no obligation consultation where we will work out what issues or problems you have and a treatment. The treatment programme will focus on getting lasting results in as little time as possible. I will be able to quickly tell you whether or not I think therapy will achieve the results you would like. You will leave the consultation knowing how many treatments will be needed, total cost and whether hypnotherapy can work for you. You should also feel relaxed, acknowledged and listened to. We will immediately start to focus on your issue and explore solutions.
Contact me to arrange an initial free consultation and we can explore how therapy can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in well being and mental health for three decades, within the NHS, for Derbyshire County Council and privately including the role of therapeutic lead within a secure mental health unit. I have helped individuals with grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem weight problems and more. I have regularly undergone continuing professional development to keep my skills and qualifications up to date, therefore I am trained and experienced in a range of therapeutic approaches. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach, therefore I will work sensitively with you to uncover and solve problems at their root. I can help you to resolve a wide range of problems and concerns that might be affecting your ability to live a full and enjoyable life, helping you achieve a new sense of well-being and inner calm, in a natural and healthy way.
I have experienced life's ups and downs, from early trauma, caring for a child with special needs, relationship breakdown, to being out of work, and having to start again in mid-life. At times, I have undergone hypnotherapy and coaching which I've always found to be a trans-formative experience, and it was my own experience of therapy that led me to train as a therapist. Therefore I understand it can be hard to reach out and daunting to ask for therapy. That is why I offer completely non-judgmental support in an empathic and sensitive way. Please reach out, I look forward to helping you meet your needs and offer a no-obligation free 1st session.
I am a full member of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and the CNHC which was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. The GHSC is dedicated to the professional and ethical use of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy techniques for the treatment of Psychological problems and worries.
I have undertaken specialist trauma training with Dr David Muss Director of the PTSD UNIT at the BMI Hospital, Birmingham, UK.
I have taken further trainings in the therapeutic application of CBT focused Mindfulness with the British Academy of Mindfulness and Radical Acceptance training with Dr Tara Brach.
I have further specialist training in treating Depression with the Human Givens Psychotherapy Training School.
I am fully insured and I also undergo regular supervision to ensure that I am working safely and ethically.
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 specialise in:
- Stress Management
- Trauma and PTSD
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Issues
- Weight Loss
Free initial consultation
£50.00 per session thereafter
- Kitty Schwichiski BA (hons)
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Professional Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Diploma
- Dealing with Distress: Working with suicide and self harm CPD certificate
- Specialist Trauma training with Dr David Muss
- CBT focused Mindfulness with The British Academy of Mindfulness
- Radical Acceptance Training with Dr Tara Brach
- Specialist Depression Training with Human Givens Institute
- HNC Creative Expressive Therapies (Healing Arts)
- Master Coaching Diploma
- Health Coaching Diploma
- Yoga Teacher Diploma
- Sports Therapy Diploma
- Certificate in Diet and Nutrition