I am a fully qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist based in a small village just outside Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
My passion is helping people to help themselves in making positive change in their lives.
We all have the ability to make change happen, but sometimes we all need someone to walk beside us at the start of our journey.
I believe that with the right toolkit of skills that I have and can pass on to you, that journey can be made easier and more enjoyable.
My 12 years experience using counselling skills with a national childbirth charity means that I also have a great interest in hypnosis in childbirth.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist and have the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) the first nationally accredited hypnotherapy qualification.
I was trained by the renowned therapist, trainer and author, Trevor Silvester at the Quest Institute in London. It is an internationally recognised training school and is known as the home of Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
In addition I am a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and a certified Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
I am a member of the NCH and the 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.
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
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
If your particular concern is not listed above please give me a call to talk it through and to see if we can work together to help you make the changes you are looking for.
Free introductory telephone conversation.
I charge per session rather than by the hour and the first session is usually about 90 minutes which allows me to get a good understanding of the changes you are looking to make. Subsequent sessions are about 60 minutes.
Sessions are charged at £60.
What some of my clients have said about me:
"Many thanks Louise for my pre-operation consultation and equipping me with the tools to self meditate into a stress and panic free state. When imagining how I would cope with being in hospital for my op, it always involved moderate to severe hysteria at a certain level (!): I was however calm, in control and confident in the week leading up to it and particularly as I walked to the anaesthetic room. You have truly equipped me with a technique that is transferable to many stressful situations. I particularly commend your professional, calm and engaging manner and cannot recommend you highly enough."
"Louise was recommended by a friend to help our 12 year old who had developed a habit which was proving detrimental. At our first meeting, both my daughter and I instantly felt comfortable with Louise and her warm and gentle manner made it very easy to discuss the problem with her. Subsequently our daughter has had several one-to-one sessions with Louise with extremely positive results.
Our daughter built up a very easy relationship with Louise and has said she would definitely wish to see Louise again should her problem recur. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Louise to any of our friends or family."
Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing.
"It really was a magical experience, which I can look back on with happiness and pride. It was exactly the feeling I wanted when I came to our first session, to not be terrified, but excited and open to the possibility that labour could be an amazing experience. Thank you for preparing me for that so my body was able to do what was needed to make this happen!"