Lucy Brown HPD, DSFH, AfSFH, CNHC
As a solution focused hypnotherapist and primal health coach I have a passion for improving wellbeing, both mentally and physically. The mind and the body are intrinsically linked: the mind affects how our body functions and the same happens in reverse.
I have firsthand experience of how solution focused hypnotherapy can change lives, and that is why I am so passionate about getting the message out there that change is possible, and help is available.
I trained at the renowned Clifton Practice in Bristol, which is a centre of excellence for hypnotherapy. I am a member of AfSFH and CNHC, and as such I adhere to their strict guidelines. I can help with many issues including anxiety, stress, insomnia, weight issues, fears and phobias, depression, giving up smoking, motivation, M.E. and CFS, panic attacks, addictions and more.
I offer an initial consultation during which I will explain how the brain works in relation to your situation, so that you will understand why you feel the way that you do, and what you can do to move forwards. This You will have a free CD/MP3 to take away with you.
I practice from the Cirencester Hypnotherapy & Health Centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and by appointment, and in Malmesbury on Thursdays. I am always happy to chat so please feel free to call me on 07701063855 for more information, or take a look at my website www.lucybrown.net. You can also find Lucy Brown Hypnotherapy & Health Coaching on Facebook.
Training, qualifications & experience
I did my Hypnotherapy training at the renowned Clifton Practice in Bristol. I have a DSFH and HPD, and I am a registered member of AfSFH and CNHC. In order to maintain my professional memberships, I adhere to the guidelines requiring Continued Professional Development and Supervision and am fully insured.
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.
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.
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.
The initial consultation lasts 50 minutes and costs £70.
Subsequent sessions last 50 minutes and cost £70.
Smoking cessation lasts 90-120 minutes and is £150. No initial consultation is required for this straightforward process.
Cirencester Mondays: 9 am-7pm Wednesdays: 9am-7pm
Malmesbury Thursdays: 12pm-7pm
Dear Lucy, Now that my course of therapy has ended I wanted to write a few words of thanks to you and to describe just how profoundly your therapy has changed my life- for the better. I first came to you three months ago, with a drinking problem. It was a specific issue that, prior to our initial consultation, I believed could be quickly resolved through targeted treatment. However, you helped me to understand that to achieve a lasting improvement, a more holistic approach was required. You introduced me to your remarkably subtle but powerful approach which felt natural and instinctive and in which I felt in control at every stage. Our weekly sessions provided a tempo for the changes I was experiencing, and a safe and reassuring environment in which to explore the progress and revelations of the previous week. Your hypnosis during these sessions always helped me to ‘empty the bucket’ of worries and anxieties and to move forward into the next week with positivity and confidence. All of this was backed up by your meditation CD, which rapidly became (and remains) my nightly mantra for achieving rapid and restful sleep and for reinforcing my feelings of confidence and control. You have mentored me through the largest period of personal and emotional change of my life, guiding me towards a new way of thinking and feeling in which I have resumed my position at the centre of my own life. You have supported me with sensitivity and intelligence through my journey of rediscovery, and helped me to find the tools I needed to make major changes in my life with confidence, control and positivity.I come to the end of our therapy sessions as a fundamentally different, and altogether better person. You have helped me through a transformation that has changed my life in ways I could not have anticipated and that will deeply benefit me and my loved ones for a very long time to come. I can never thank you enough for how much you have done for me. With sincere and profound thanks.
Firstly, for anyone like me who always wonders whether testimonials have been written by friends, I did not know Lucy or have any link to Lucy before my initial meeting and have not been asked to write a testimonial. I have written this testimonial as seeing Lucy has been the single best thing I have ever undertaken for my well being.
I originally visited Lucy to address my severe insomnia having suffered from it for 25 years and having tried numerous alternatives including visiting the Harley Street Sleep centre, all to no avail. I was also at the time of my first visit to Lucy suffering from severe depression, anxiety and stress. Lucy has helped me address all of this.
Prior to visiting Lucy, I had read a huge book on emotional intelligence and the brain and I learnt more in the first session with Lucy about the brain and why we feel and act the way we do than I ever understood from reading the entire book. It was a truly enlightening session and it opened new possibilities for me.
Equally from this first session and the follow up activities Lucy suggested, (none onerous) my insomnia started to improve. I still wake up at night to visit the bathroom, but I don't fight for hours to get to sleep and fight to return to sleep when I do wake up.
But more than this, which is a major feat, I just think more positively and therefore act more positively and for the first time in a long time I feel in control of my life instead of just existing.
I could not have done this without Lucy, she is a lovely person, non-judgmental and as far as I'm concerned fantastic at what she does and believe me I am not easily impressed.
Hi Lucy just a short message to say thankyou for your help and support over the last 12 months or so. When I first came to see you, I was having major problems with anxiety and had no confidence at all. So much so that I hadn't been going out socially for over 2 years. I would get nervous and anxious talking to people so much so that I would avoid situations as much as possible were I had to talk to people I didn't know. And to be honest at the beginning I was very sceptical. But as the weeks passed I started to notice small changes and then the more I understood and started to believe in myself those small changes turned into bigger changes. I can honestly say with your help I am a different person. It feels like a new start and now I am the one contacting people to meet up. I have set myself goals that I wouldn't of even thought about before but have now reached some of them. So thank you for getting my life back on track and helping me towards a better life.
Initially I went to Lucy for help because if I was on social outings or dates, where I felt awkward, I would drink to excess and get out of control. What I now know is that social anxiety has been affecting me in a lot more than those instances. The reason I know this is because over the last weeks of hypnotherapy with Lucy, I have gradually been able to face life, phone calls, social occasions, difficult situations and much much more in a calm, focused manner. I am so much happier and more in control than I could ever imagine and people are noticing the change. My thoughts are less busy and the remaining negative thoughts are more manageable. I highly recommend Lucy as a practitioner. She is kind and knowledgeable and most importantly the treatment works!
Six and a half months ago I started to have hypnotherapy for weight loss. I was trapped in a vicious circle of low self esteem leading to comfort eating leading to ever growing weight gain. I felt addicted to sweets and chocolate and unable to go a day without them. Since having regular hypnotherapy sessions I no longer have any cravings at all which has never happened before. My weight has steadily fallen and so far I have lost 5 stone in weight. I feel happy and confident for the first time in years. I can't thank Lucy enough and would thoroughly recommend anyone who is struggling with weight issues to try hypnotherapy with Lucy.
I think people were starting to give up with me ever trying new foods again, I had so many negative comments from people saying how I was now an adult and had no hope of changing and I started to believe them myself, I started to believe I was going to live the rest of my life with my bad eating habits, I thought I would lose my girlfriend because she wouldn't want to put up with my food habits, I started believe I would die at a young age because I didn't have a healthy balanced diet. But with Lucy's help I've been able to change, I was shocked when I first started eating new things, not just little bites but actually enjoying the new taste and textures of everything, which for me was a massive step, something that I wasn't able to do before. Lucy has had a massive impact on my life and the lives of my family who can now have dinner with me normally and I don't have to eat different to everyone else. I can also go out with meals with my girlfriend or my friends and eventually when I have children, they don't have to grow up seeing their dad be so fussy because I wouldn't ever want them to pick up my bad habits. Most important of all, I can feel normal and I don't have all the worries I did before, I can put them behind me, I can finally be the person I want to be and I feel myself becoming more confident everyday and since I started hypnotherapy everyone around me can see how much more relaxed I am. Visiting Lucy was perhaps the best decision of my life, I would highly recommend her to anyone needing to make a change in their life.