Linda McKenna Hypnotherapist & Counsellor
Welcome to my page.
I love hypnotherapy for its' flexibility, ensuring that the client receives a tailor-made, professional service, where the clients' needs are focussed upon 100%. Hypnotherapy is a safe therapy, that enables the client to focus their attention on the suggestions made by the hypnotherapist by relaxing the body and mind. The client is in full control of their own mind, and it is impossible to be 'stuck' in hypnosis.
Hypnosis empowers the client to take back control of their lives, and learning self-hypnosis enables the client to continue that improvement.
I have a special interest in health-related issues.
Does going to the dentist or hospital make you anxious?
Do you have a fear of needles?
Perhaps you have a chronic health condition, which affects your quality of life?
Are you struggling to cope with a cancer diagnosis?
Does chronic pain rule your life?
For further information, please check out my website at www.lmctherapyservices.co.uk
I am also a qualified counsellor, and work at a Cancer Support Centre as both hypnotherapist and counsellor. My original career was that of a Registered Nurse, including work as a Pain Link Nurse, hence my particular interest in the issues above.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dual Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Hypno-Psychotherapy 2012
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Counselling 2011
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2009
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts 2008
Management of Pain in Adults Certificate 2007
Continuing Professional Development in Hypnotherapy-
The Anxious Patient study day 2019 Weight Management workshop 2019 Working with Depression with Hypnotherapy study day 2018 Working with the Inner Child study day 2017
Using Hypnosis with Cancer Patients study day 2016
Overcoming Fears and Phobias study day 2016
Workshop in Cognitive Reprogramming for Weight Loss 2016
Cognitive Reprogramming study day 2015
Science of Self-Hypnosis study day 2015
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for Anxiety & Panic study day 2015
Evidence Based Practice in Clinical Hypnotherapy study weekend 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology study day 2014
Certificate in Hypnotherapy for Pain & IBS study day 2013
General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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
SPECIAL INTEREST AREAS:
Pain management - reducing and managing chronic pain, so improving quality of life.
Working with Cancer - anxiety around diagnosis/prognosis/increase in personal control over the disease/better quality of living/reduction in treatment side effects, for example nausea/body image issues, for example loss of hair, loss of a breast, living with a stoma.
Working with Chronic Illness - improved quality of living, coping with secondary issues, improvement in mood, sleep etc.
Working with Health Anxieties - alleviating misinterpreted worries about your health
Specific health-related fears, for example, a visit to the dentist/pre-operative anxiety/pre-procedural anxiety/attending hospital/fear of needles or cannulation.
Emotional eating - exploring the relationship between thoughts, feelings and food
£50 per session (approximately 1.5 hours)
Fees payable at the end of each session by BACS, cash or cheque
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CONSULTATION?
- A chance to get to know you
- Explore the issue/s that you would like assistance with
- Take a brief medical history
- Explain in more detail what hypnotherapy consists of
- Answer any questions you may have
- Explain about our work together