Linda McKenna Hypnotherapist & Counsellor
Do you feel that your life is out of control? Perhaps you feel anxious or low in mood? Are you struggling to cope with a health condition or diagnosis, causing you difficulties with pain or lack of sleep? Are you worried about how the Coronavirus may affect you?
Hypnotherapy is a safe therapy. All that is required is to focus your attention on the suggestions made by the hypnotherapist, in direct relation to your concerns. You may be asked to follow particular instructions or use your imagination, or think about something in particular.
You are in full control of your own mind throughout. You may be so deeply interested in what I say, or your mind may wonder somewhere else for a short time, and that is perfectly fine. It is impossible to be 'stuck' in hypnosis.
You may feel a profoundly heavy or light floaty feeling, a feeling of relaxation or feel dissociated, as there isn’t a specific “hypnotised feeling”
Hypnosis empowers you to take back control of your life, feel more resilient, feel more in tune with your body and mind, and give you tools that can help you in your daily life, whatever the situation. Self-hypnosis also enables you to continue that improvement.
I have a special interest in health-related issues.
I am also a counsellor and retired nurse, and currently work at a centre which supports cancer patients and their families.
I have a particular interest in chronic health issues, cancer, pain management, pre and post operative concerns, needle/cannula phobia and other health-related phobias.
I do also work however with many other issues, in particular anxiety.
I am happy to chat to you by phone, or offer you a 15-minute Zoom session, to check that i am the right hypnotherapist for you.
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-
Regression masterclass 2020
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
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
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
Please contact me for further information on my fees and the packages I offer
From 23rd March 2020, I am offering hypnotherapy online, payable by BACS
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CONSULTATION?
- A chance to get to know you
- Explore the goals and the obstacles in achieving them
- Take a brief medical history
- Explain in more detail what hypnotherapy consists of
- Answer any questions you may have
- Explain about our work together