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About me

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? 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.

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.

As a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, 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 bar aware of it. Long term anxiety can cause depression, low mood, panic attacks, addiction, alcohol abuse, IBS, obsessions and compulsions, insomnia, fears, phobias, lack of confidence, low self-esteem … the list goes on.

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 felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope (Mental Health Foundation). Add a global pandemic into the mix and can you imagine how those statistics must look now?

Luckily, many studies have found hypnosis and hypnotherapy to be extremely effective for treating 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 in 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.

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 Kinetic Shift Practitioner Training
  • IEMT Practitioner Training (awaiting accreditation)

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.

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

Fees

From £65.00 to £560.00
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 £65. Each session lasts between 60 - 90 minutes.

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 and what your goals are, after which you are then able to book in your Initial Consultation and we go from there.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon & Fr - 10am - 3pm

Tues & Wed - 10am - 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!

Having finished my studies I decided to add another powerful change technique to my toolkit so I’m also a student IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) Practitioner. It helps explore any undesired emotions, looks into WHY we feel the way we do and addresses HOW we became the person we are today.

Lee-on-the-Solent
Hampshire
PO13

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Louise Bowditch | Anxiety Specialist | Online & Face to Face

Louise Bowditch | Anxiety Specialist | Online & Face to Face