Leonora Brooker, Snr Acc. Hypnotherapist, Master Prac. NLP, MHA, SQHP
Hello, my name is Leonora Brooker and I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
I truly believe that you have the ability to change anything in your life that is currently holding you back and preventing you from experiencing life as a happy, confident, optimistic and balanced human being.
I know this may seem like a bold statement or even a complete impossibility. Especially if your mind is full of negative thinking, or self-doubt. However it's something I have the great priviege of witnessing on a daily basis whilst working with my clients.
What would you like Hypnotherapy to do for you?
Perhaps you've been experiencing anxiety, even panic attacks, and seem to be in a constant state of acute stress. A cycle that you can't seem to get out of. Hypnotherapy, along with the other therapeutic tools that I use, can help to release you from these life limiting loops so that they become a thing of the past.
You may possibly have developed some self-sabotaging habits or addictions like over-eating, smoking or gambling. You can turn these around so that you take back control instead of the other way around.
Your relationships or career may be very challenging and a constant source of discontent, unhappiness and frustration. The solutions are there, just hidden in amongst all the overwhelm and emotion. I can help you find them and the resources required to resolve them.
The bottom line is that we can all get a bit stuck or lost from time to time, in so many different ways. Whatever your own personal situation is right now, the most important thing for you to know is, that if it's causing you a problem, it really doesn't have to stay that way.
As an integrative therapist, I can use a combination of therapeutic tools such as hypnotherapy, NLP, counselling, life coaching and psychotherapy to help free you from any of these unwanted conditions. Remember you weren't born this way. These are things that you've learned or produced as you have progressed through life and as such can be changed, improved or completely eliminated.
I always make sure that I give a very detailed explanation about any therapy that we may be using during your session. It’s perfectly understandable that people may be a little nervous or even cynical if it’s their first experience of these methods. It’s perfectly reasonable and helpful therefore for me to take the time to demystify each process, so that you have a full understanding and can then simply relax.
What to expect
My sessions are two hours long which means they are lengthier than the norm. I work in this way because it allows you to relax without the need to clock watch, which I personally believe is very important and beneficial. It also means of course, that we can cover a lot of valuable ground. I feel that we live in a very 'time-starved' society these days, so maybe it's just my way of fighting back! My mum always brought me up ‘to treat other’s as I’d like to be treated myself’. It’s a philosophy I use in my general life and so in my professional life my sessions are a reflection of how I’d like to be treated if I were the client.
So if there is something in your life that is not working well for you and you feel ready to make some positive changes, please give me a call on 01206 683069 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have a chat. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you can think of. I understand that it can be a little bit daunting and it's really important to me that you feel comfortable.
NOTICE: COVID - 19 REQUIRED CHANGES TO THE DELIVERY OF THERAPY
In accordance with the new regulations recently announced by the government aswell as the Professional Governing Bodies that I belong to, I am no longer able to see clients in person. This is a sensible step to take and is in the best interest of each and every one of us.
I will instead provide all my services online or by telephone. Please rest assured that this isn’t a new or experimental way of delivering therapy. It’s been very popular for many years now and has been proven to be extremely successful. The online sessions can take place via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp. Video or telephone.
For anyone who may be new to these forms of communication, please don’t be nervous or put off. I am definitely not very technologically savvy, so if I can work them out, anyone can! You can use them on your mobile devices as well as your laptop/computer. I also arrange a test run ahead of our appointed session to make sure that everything is up and running and that you are feeling comfortable. It offers the same level of confidentiality, is safe and is a very effective method of working.
I know this is a very strange, unsettling time for us all and quite overwhelming for many. There has never been a more important time to practice good old fashioned kindness towards your friends, neighbours and fellow human beings, it really can make the world of difference.
Training, qualifications & experience
- During my training I have had the opportunity to study with some of the best in this field.
- I am a Master Practioner of NLP, having trained extensively with Richard Bandler (co-developer of NLP) and Paul McKenna.
- I trained with SACH - The School oh Analytical & Cognitive Hypnotherapy and hold an Advanced Qualification in Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis, Psychotherapy & Counselling.
- I am a certified Life Coach, having been trained at Newcastle College.
- I am a qualified teacher in Adult and Further Education, awarded by City & Guilds.
- I also hold a diploma in Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy, awarded by the Hypnotism Training Institute in California.
- I am also trained to use a number of other therapeutic models including EMDR, EFT and Past Life Regression.
I belong to the following professional associations which are bound by a strict code of practice and ethics of the highest order.
- MHA - Member of the Hypnotherapy Association
- SQHP - Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice
- GHR Reg. - General Hypnotherapy Register
- CNHC - Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council
These associations also insist on Continued Professional Development which is something I have always really believed in. New discoveries are constantly being made and new interventions continue to be developed, which is really exciting and means that as a therapist I can continue to add more tools to my toolbox.
I have been a therapist for over 20 years now and I can honestly say that I love what I do. I still experience the same delight when I see people make such positive changes in their lives. I also feel very privileged and extremely appreciative that they have trusted me enough to guide them through their journey. I am very aware that for some, it has taken a great deal of courage. I also can confirm that their decisive action has been very worthwhile.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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
Past Life Regression
You can take advantage of a FREE half hour telephone consultation. This can be particularly useful for those who are not quite sure about which route to take in their quest for change.
- I charge £70 per two-hour session.
- Smoking Cessation consists of a three-hour session. A follow-up session is free of charge if needed but is seldom required. The cost is £150
I do get requests for intense therapy packages which I tailor to the individual's needs. If you feel this would be of interest, please feel free to discuss it with me and an appropriate fee can be confirmed.
I accept payments by Cash, Cheque or Credit/Debit Card/Bank Transfer
*I offer a £10 reduction on your first appointment booked as a result of visiting Hypnotherapy directory.
Please find below a few excerpts from some of the testimonials that my clients have been kind enough to leave. Although they always seem to give me all the credit, I do point out to every one of my clients that it's their brain that makes all the changes, Im just the messenger!!
"I sought Leonora's help because I felt overwhelmed by work and study pressures, deadlines and expectations"
"She has helped me to stay calm, believe in myself more, feel more in control and feel optimistic about the future. I can’t praise her highly enough and really value her."
"I've gone from strength to strength. I'm back at work, confidence soaring, socialising regularly and even going to the gym!"
"My parents say you deserve a medal and I totally agree, so thank you from the bottom of my heart."
"To think I have been terrified of water for 35 years and all it took was that one visit to turn me into a little water baby. Still dont know how you did it but thank you, thank you thank you"
"I smoked anything from 20/30 cigarettes for over 20 years and since seeing Leonora in May 2006, I haven't touched them"
"What she does and how she does it is just amazing, I'd recommend her to anyone."
"I cannot recommend Leonora enough, I wish I had met her years ago, she opened my mind and eyes and changed my life for the better after losing my precious daughter. I didnt know what way to turn, Leonora helped me find my path. She is one in a million"
" I went to see Leonora for general anxiety issues for many years after a bout of depressio. I had counselling before (during my depression) but the general anxiety issues (especially with travel and crowded places) had not been helped. I tried CBT to no avail. Leonora put me at ease from day one"
"to cut a long story short, i have been on trains and buses (anxiety about public transport for 6/7 years). I have been to the cinema many times, football matches and even travelled long distances in the car on my own!"
"I can honestly say that my life has changed for the better due to this woman. Thank you"
"After a particularly stressful time in my life my anxiety levels were causing me real issues. My sister mentioned Leonora to me, she had previously taken her young son, thankfully I took her advice and booked myself in to see her"
"She made me feel so relaxed and normal and I felt like I had known her for years, she certainly has something special. After a couple of sessions I felt far less anxious and using her strategies have been able to move on. I would not hesitate to return to Leonora and to recommend her to anybody of any age. Thank you Leonora from the bottom of my heart."