Linda Bibby - Hypnotherapist and registered BWRT practitioner
As a hypnotherapist and life coach I use a range of techniques from hypnosis, BWRT, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), neuro linguistic programming (NLP), life coaching and psychotherapy to help clients make changes to their lives. Every session is personalised and tailored to the client I'm working with.
Gastric Band Weight Loss Hypnotherapy
My weight loss sessions focus on exploring your emotional relationship with food and helping you to regain control of your eating. My aim is to help you to eat for the right reason - because you are hungry and not because you are depressed, bored, in need of comfort or any other emotional reason that has led you to eat in the past.
Diets often focus on food that is to be restricted or avoided, cultivate a sense of deprivation and often fail. I use hypnotherapy to help you to overcome the inner conflict that dieting can bring. Weight loss can be easier and more enjoyable under this programme as you choose to change your behaviour rather than relying on will-power alone.
Gastric band hypnotherapy addresses the underlying reasons for weight problems and trains your mind to think and behave in a healthier way around food including portion control and food choices. Over a series of 4 sessions your subconscious mind is encouraged to behave as though a gastric band operation has been performed resulting in a smaller appetite and subsequent weight loss. I also provide personalised recordings for you to listen to at home.
Stop Smoking Hypnotherapy
Quit smoking in just one session! The goal of my Stop Smoking session is for you to leave the room as a non-smoker after just one session that is tailored to your individual requirements. During the session we will look at the effect smoking is currently having on you personally, the implications for your future and discuss how your life will improve when you become a non-smoker.
There are many unconscious reasons why people become and continue to be smokers and, having discussed your personal situation, I will use a range of techniques including hypnosis to reinforce your desire to stop smoking. Your personal description of the life you want will be used during hypnosis to resolve any inner conflict and support your goal to stop smoking and every part of you will see yourself as a non-smoker.
Moderate levels of anxiety are a normal part of everyday life but when anxiety is extreme it can be very disruptive. Panic attacks, an extreme form of anxiety, also have physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating and trembling. I recommend a 4 week programme for dealing with anxiety or panic attacks during which we will explore how the anxiety you are experiencing feels for you and develop new coping skills and techniques to use in stressful situations. The probability of panic attacks can be greatly reduced and you can learn how to manage them.
During the sessions, I use hypnosis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Brainworking Recursive Therapy (BWRT) and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to help you deconstruct any negative beliefs and create a more positive outlook. You will learn techniques that you can also apply to stressful situations in the future so that your former anxious way of thinking will be in the past.
My programme is tailored to your personal requirements and we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Fears and phobias
Is a fear or phobia holding you back? For some people, irrational fears or phobias are an inconvenience but many sufferers find they significantly hinder their enjoyment of everyday life. Whatever your personal experience or the cause, I can help you retrain your mind to provide a different response to previously fearful situations. I have successfully helped many clients overcome fears such as flying, spiders, needles, motorway driving, heights, birds and clowns. Often a significant change has been experienced within 3 sessions.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the accompanying anxiety is a condition that affects many people. Hypnotherapy has been found to be beneficial and it is an area in which I have undergone additional training. I offer a programme that addresses management of this condition.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register
- BA (Hons) Business Studies
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis and NLP
- Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
- Licensed Hypno-Band practitioner
- BWRT Practitioner
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).
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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.
If you would like to have a Free no-obligation consultation to see how I can help you, please contact me on 07815 912298 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to talk on the phone or in person.
Anxiety programme £275
Fears and phobias £75 per session
Gastric band hypnotherapy programme £295
IBS management programme £295
Stop smoking hypnotherapy £175
Appointments available Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm. Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Online appointments also available
I work full time as a hypnotherapist and offer appointments on weekdays and Saturday mornings. I regularly update my skills by undertaking training and development.
Testimonials from some of my satisfied clients:
“I just wanted to say thank you for helping our son. The change in him is amazing. He is back to his old self. His confidence and ability to deal with situations has really improved. I must admit I wasn't sure about hypnotherapy but the results speak for themselves. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thank you.”
“I had a phobia of clowns for as long as I could remember. Following one session with Linda, I can not only watch clowns on TV but I have also seen a real life clown and I was completely in control – amazing!”
“I have suffered from a fear of heights for many years. A session with Linda has changed my life. I am able to enjoy travelling without worrying about heights”
“I enjoyed running but felt that something was holding me back. Linda helped me to overcome this and my running has improved so much that I comfortably set a new personal record when I recently completed a 10k run”