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Have you had enough of feeling anxious, low or depressed? Is your life being dominated by fears or phobias? Are you lacking confidence? Is a joyful life passing you by? Have you had dozens of therapy sessions with all manner of different therapists but nothing seems to work? Then I can help.

By using a powerful blend of proven, progressive and leading-edge therapy techniques, I can help you alleviate anxiety, elevate your mood, boost your confidence, improve your mindset and help you enjoy life more.

LET ME BE THE LAST THERAPIST YOU EVER HAVE TO SEE!

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and the other Rapid Change Therapies I offer differ from other talking therapies in as much as they do not require you to disclose any past traumatic events or difficult memories if you don't want to. You can absolutely share your experiences with me, but there is no pressure to do so. Our work together focuses on what you want rather than what you don't want.

I work on the premise that anxiety (in one form or another) underpins most of the conditions that clients need help with, even though they may not be aware of it. Anxiety can be caused as a result of unresolved trauma or long-term stress caused by a life-time of negative events and thinking ... and in the long term anxiety itself can cause depression, low mood, panic attacks, addiction, alcohol abuse, IBS, obsessions and compulsions, insomnia, fears, phobias, lack of confidence, self-doubt, procrastination, low self-esteem … the list goes on.

Luckily, many studies have found hypnosis and hypnotherapy extremely effective for addressing stress and anxiety disorders, so why not book your FREE Discovery Call to see if I can help you? You can book here: https://louisebowditch.com/discovery-call/

And if you’re struggling to see how hypnotherapy could help you, perhaps these testimonials from some of my clients will show you?

ACM – Anxiety/Past Trauma Client:
“It was such a pleasure working with Louise. She is so gentle and really takes the time to listen to what's going on, and then relates the therapy back to those specific challenges. For me, I was looking for help with managing my emotional response to memories of past trauma. It felt like a huge step to open up about my experiences and emotions, but she was incredibly reassuring and eased me into the therapy [...] In just a few sessions, Louise helped me to not just halt the emotional 'throwback' but I also got the chance to start rediscovering my identity and how I feel about myself. It was absolutely fascinating. I am very grateful to Louise for offering me the tools to help me move forward. Today I am much better equipped to handle memories of the past and the emotions that are associated with them.”

LMB - Low Mood Client
“When I first met Louise, I was in not in a good place at all and was suffering with a depressive disorder. Louise has been my shining light and helped guide and direct me to living a calmer and happier life. I've developed a completely new outlook and it's really opened my eyes and made me appreciate everything so much more. I feel much less stressed and anxious in my day to day life, as well as looking into the future. Thank you so much Louise, I cannot thank you enough.”

HP - Phobia Client
“Had another fantastic Hypnotherapy session today with Louise for my phobia of spiders and I’m feeling so confident and calm at the thought of dealing with them. To think that I managed (for the first time ever) to have the confidence to put a glass over a spider after just 2 sessions is amazing. Not only that, but I’m also finding myself being calm and content enough no not seek them out every time I enter a room.”

FM – Stop Smoking Client
“I had a smoking cessation session with Louise, just over a month ago. She was very professional and thorough but was still able to put me at ease and I felt comfortable throughout the process. I came away from our session feeling totally different and felt that my attitude toward smoking had been completely flipped! I am now really pleased to say that I’m a non-smoker and have no desire whatsoever to start up again (something I have always struggled with when trying to quit in the past). [...] Overall, I found Louise to be friendly, professional and supportive and would definitely recommend her services.”

AT – Stress Client
I started the journey with Louise with a few issues I wanted to work on and the more time I spent with her, the better I felt. Louise has a lovely, soothing, calm voice and a genuine interest in helping others. I finished the therapy in a far stronger place than when I started it, ready to face any challenges. I now understand that I can feel positive and hopeful, even with the difficulties life continuously throws me. It was a very insightful, peaceful and helpful process, thank you.

***THE ABUNDANT LIFE PROGRAMME - one to one bespoke therapy***

The Abundant Life Programme consists of 5 Blended Transformational Therapy Sessions costing £497. This programme brings together some of the most effective and powerful rapid change therapies that can super-charge your healing process, ignite positive change and increase feelings of calm, contentment and peace.

It's for people who are struggling with anxiety, stress, low mood and the long-term affects of trauma, who've spent hours and hours (and probably a small fortune) on talking therapies but who STILL haven't had their 'breakthrough' moment. It's for those who are fed up of constantly talking about their problem and STILL haven't found the solution.

It's for people who have been trying to find out why they think, feel and behave in a certain way but are STILL thinking, feeling and behaving in a way that keeps them stuck, miserable and unhappy.

And it's most definitely for you if you want MORE JOY, MORE HAPPINESS, MORE CONTENTMENT and MORE CALM in your life.

By using a powerful blend of proven brain based, progressive and leading-edge therapy techniques, this 5-session programme will enable you to:

> Learn how the brain works so you have a greater understanding of how anxiety is created and how you can alleviate it. (Added bonus - it will also improve your relationships as it helps you understand what's going on other people’s brains!)
> Identify the negative emotions and memories that are keeping you 'stuck' so you can get 'unstuck' and create positive change
> Eliminate the self-limiting beliefs and ‘stories’ you are telling yourself so you can move forward with your life
> Liberate yourself from the destructive patterns of previous behaviour so you can make new choices
> Build resilience so you can cope with whatever life brings your way
> Access your inner wisdom and resources so you can find your own solutions
> Be empowered by creating a toolkit of easy to implement and useful techniques to keep you on track so you can live your best life

The Abundant Life Programme offers you the chance to explore what is holding you back and change the way you think about the past and the future so you can create your best life and make the most of NOW.

Change isn't always easy, and there may be times when you find the work challenging and you might even want to give up ... BUT consider what the outcome will be if you don't address things now? Probably more pain, more suffering and more anxiety in the future.

So it's time to invest in yourself so you can build the life you want and a future you don't want to run away from.

"If you change the way you look at things, then the things you look at change"

Investment: £497

P.S. Regardless of the cause - one of the most common exacerbators of anxiety is STRESS. In fact, statistics from a 2019 survey found that 74% of adults in the UK have been so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope (Mental Health Foundation 2019). Add a global pandemic into the mix and can you imagine how those statistics must look now?

To receive a free copy of my Top 5 Stress Busting Tips, copy and paste the following link into your browser to visit my website: https://louisebowditch.com (just scroll to the bottom of my homepage) or copy and paste the following link into your browser to take you directly to the sign up form: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/z0r2q8

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Diploma (Accredited by the AfSFH)
  • HPD - Hypnotherapy in Practise Diploma (Accredited by the NCH)
  • Accredited IEMT Practitioner Practitioner Training
  • Accredited Kinetic Shift Practitioner Training

Member organisations

AfSFH

Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.

CNHC

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.

NCH

National Council for Hypnotherapy

The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.

There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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

  • Negative thoughts and memories
  • Body confidence
  • Menopause

Therapies offered

  • Solution focused hypnotherapy

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Fees

From £97.00 to £497.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

To be free of something you have struggled with for many years could be described as priceless, but in these unusual and financially challenging times, I want to make sure that the therapy I offer is accessible to as many people as possible and sessions start from £97, with my most popular package being The Abundant Life programme consisting of 5 Blended Transformational Therapy Sessions costing £497. 

I will soon be adding the chance to attend Online Group Hypnotherapy Sessions, where prices will start from just £47 per 4-week programme. Details to follow.

Before booking any sessions with me, I offer a FREE 30 minute Discovery Call in order for us to discuss what you are struggling with, what your goals are and how I can help you. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon & Fri: 10.30am-3pm

Tues, Wed & Thurs: 10.30am-5pm

Some Saturday morning & evening appointments are available, but an additional charge may be applied. Please contact me for availability.

Further information

A bit about me ...

My path to becoming a Hypnotherapist has been long and winding, with a few potholes and detours along the way … and with my flowery past (I'm a recovering florist who still obsessed with flowers), it’s probably quite apt to call me a late bloomer! I used to look back at my eclectic career and think that I hadn’t really achieved anything professionally, but little did I know that in fact it is BECAUSE of my history, I am so well-placed to help others.

Most recently I have been a Menopause Advocate & Activist, doing my best to bust the myths and break the taboos surrounding the Big M. I also created Fan Fatale – an empowering hand-fan for ladies of a certain age. You can buy at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FanFatale). And it’s this work that led me to study and qualify as a hypnotherapist.

I’d had hypnotherapy myself a couple of times during my life which helped me tremendously but it wasn’t until I was working in the menopause space that I discovered that hypnotherapy is proven to be THE most effective holistic therapy in the treatment of Stress Management … and Stress Management is the SINGLE biggest factor in managing the menopause naturally. And for those women who can’t take HRT is can be a life-changer … and a life-saver.

However, I have since discovered that hypnotherapy can help with SO many other issues too and is a brilliant way to look after your mental health whatever your age, gender or presenting issue.

When I discovered Kinetic Shift (a fantastic rapid transformation technique that helps you to bring positive change into your life quickly, without having to re-live past trauma or distressing events), I loved it and went on to enrol on a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Diploma offered by CPHT Hampshire – a very well respected training establishment, and the rest, they say, is history!

Spaces Business Centre
4500 Parkway
Whiteley
Fareham
Hampshire
PO15 7AZ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access is available for clients attending my Therapy office in Whiteley

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Louise Bowditch

Louise Bowditch