Lucy Gilroy Bsc (Hons) RN HPD AfSFH MNCH CNHC
Lucy is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist. She is passionate about helping her clients overcome their problems quickly and effectively. Solution focused hypnotherapy uses the very best techniques from other disciplines such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, NLP, CBT, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and brain based therapy and of course powerful but safe hypnosis. The treatment focuses the client on moving forward with their lives in a positive way. It is effective for confidence, anxiety, mood changes, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, performance enhancement and achieving life goals. The relaxation techniques used and taught to clients can also be extremely helpful to alleviate physical symptoms such as pain, IBS or reduced immunity.
Lucy is the Principle & Founder of The Childrey Practice, she has two excellent associates, Maddy Boardman & Evy Boehm.
Lucy is a qualified nurse and has over 20 years experience in specialist cancer nursing. She also offers hypnotherapy and support for clients undergoing treatment for cancer and recovery after treatment. Hypnotherapy and guided imagery can boost immunity, alleviate fears and phobias associated with cancer treatment and help clients achieve optimum recovery. There are some charitable funds available for cancer patients and a reduced rate can be offered in some circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
Lucy trained at the renowned Clifton Practice in Bristol (CPHT) and gained a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. She nows runs a busy private practice from the peaceful village of Childrey in Oxfordshire, just 2 miles west of Wantage. She also practices from the Orchard House Clinic in Wantage. Lucy runs both her general practice and her specialist cancer practice from these clinics.
Lucy has experience working with children, teenagers and adults.
Lucy's background is in cancer nursing and she has counselled patients on all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship for over 20 years. She has worked for the National Cancer Action Team as a consultant and also for North West London Cancer Network and Three Counties Cancer Network on service redesign projects. Her clinical experience has been at Great Western Hospital, Swindon and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London where she took on the role of Macmillan Specialist Cancer Nurse and Lead Chemotherapy Nurse respectively. Her nursing qualifications include a Diploma in Cancer Nursing obtained from The Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
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.
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
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Promoting healthy conception
- Supporting the fertility journey
- treat related phobias such as needlephobia, clostrophobia
- support immune function
- manage side effects (complementary support),
- alleviate anxiety
- learning to live well with cancer
Working with Children
Initial Consultation 45 minutes £45
Follow Up Treatments with Lucy 50 - 60 minutes £75
Follow Up Treatments with her associates 50-60 minutes £65
Follow Up Treatments for children 12 & under £75
Lucy is a member of the following professional organisations:
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH)
National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Lucy holds an Enhanced DBS Check which enables her to help children and vulnerable adults and undertakes monthly professional group supervision.
Recent Continuing Professional Development courses include:
- Psychoneuroimmunology (how the mind influences our nervous, hormone and immune system responses)
- Self-hypnosis for childbirth
- Working with children
- Mindfulness and acceptance based strategies
- Eriksonian Indirect Hypnosis
- Hypnotherapy for Sport and Performance