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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? Or is a joyful life just passing you by? Then I can help.

By using proven, progressive and leading edge therapy techniques I can help you alleviate anxiety, elevate your mood, take back control of your life, improve your mindset and enjoy life more.

By using a combination of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Rapid Transformation techniques, I can help if you are suffering with anxiety, panic attacks, stress, anger, lack of confidence or low mood or many other conditions.

In contrast to talking therapies, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Rapid Change work focus on how you want your life to be and don’t necessarily require you to disclose past events. Of course you are given the opportunity to talk about your experiences etc but you don’t have to re-visit the past if that’s too painful for you, which allows you to focus on making positive changes over a relatively short period of time without having to re-live traumatic memories in great detail.

How does Solution Focused Hypnotherapy work?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a combination of two highly effective therapeutic practices – psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy and is a gentle tool to help you cope with life’s challenges. It is derived from Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and is scientifically and clinically proven to be an effective treatment for anxiety, stress and panic attacks, phobias, low mood, IBS, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, OCD and so much more.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy could be described as a form of therapeutic coaching, as it looks at where you are now and then guides you in how to get where you want to be by helping you to access your own existing inner resources.

How does Kinetic Shift work?

Kinetic Shift works by addressing the deeper mind, and not the cognitive or thinking part of the brain that can conceal, suppress or even lie. Because we cannot always express how we feel verbally, Kinetic Shift uses several other methods of communication which can produce transformational results.

In the same way that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy differs to other talking therapies by not requiring you to constantly re-live or re-examine painful events from the past, it’s the same with Kinetic Shift. It may take several sessions, and I may use additional techniques suited to your particular situation, but this holistic and personalised therapy approach will facilitate positive change and allow you to focus on building your ideal future.

What happens when we work together?

Whenever you work with me, whether for a single session or multiple hypnotherapy or Rapid Change sessions, I offer everyone a FREE Initial Consultation which lasts about an hour or so. We use this time to get to know each other a little and talk about the reasons you are seeking therapy plus I explain how the brain works so you can start to understand why you are struggling the way you are. You will also receive a free 30 minute relaxation audio recording for you to listen to at home because relaxing and visualising gets easier with practice. That way, if we do go on to work together the relaxation audio will have started to help you before our sessions even begin.

Sessions will last between 60 to 90 minutes (depending on the therapy) but it is difficult to predict the number of sessions required as it will vary depending on the technique used and the issue being treated, but we will discuss that during your Initial Consultation and you are always in charge.

The session itself will consist of some conversation and relevant discussion and then if having SFH, you will experience about 20-25 minutes of relaxing hypnotherapy.

So, if you want to feel better and create positive change in your life, then please get in touch for more information, T&C’s or to book your Initial Consultation.

{I operate a Fair Cancellation Policy, therefore a minimum of 48 hours notice is required for cancelling or rescheduling your appointment. Sessions that are cancelled within 48 hours will be subject to a 10% fee, and those sessions that are forgotten, missed or cancelled on the same day will be subject to a 30% no show fee.}

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist
  • Kinetic Shift Practitioner
  • 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

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, which is why I am offering lower than normal Covid-19 prices for the foreseeable future.

  • Single Hypnotherapy session - £55 - saving £10 (usually £65)
  • Single Rapid Change session - £75 saving £20 (usually £95)
  • Block book 4 x 1-hour hypnotherapy sessions for £210 - saving £50 (usually £260)
  • Block book 4 x 1-hour hypnotherapy sessions and 1 x Rapid Change session for £275 and save £80 (usually £355 in total)

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 one here!). 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.

I discovered Kinetic Shift last year; it’s 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 and it was my first introduction into learning hypnosis. I loved it and so went on to enrol on a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Diploma offered by CPHT Hampshire – a very well respected training establishment, and qualified in October 2020.

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 and looks into why we feel the way we do. And as soon as I have completed my Case Studies, I will be a fully qualified/certified IEMT Practitioner.

Lee-on-the-Solent
Hampshire
PO13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 user access

N/A

Availability

Mon - Fri - 10am - 4pm

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

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Louise Bowditch Specialising in Anxiety & Rapid Change | Online & Face to Face

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