Lucy Harris ~ BSc., HPS, DSFH, AfSFH
As a clinical hypnotherapist, I specialise in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, a wonderful form of hypnotherapy that helps you as the client to access your own potential to solve the problems in your life. We never dwell in the past, instead we focus on the present and the future, working towards finding solutions and achieving the goals you want.
We all come to feel stressed, anxious or down sometimes, but with the knowledge and skills obtained in your sessions with me you will be able to understand why you are feeling the way you do, and make a decision about how to react to the situations in your life. Using the latest advances in neuroscience, I can help you create new neural pathways, rewiring your brain to a new strong, confident, calm, and in control mind.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you regain control over your thoughts, feelings and emotions. It can help with a wide range of complaints, from anxiety and depression to chronic pain and OCD. Please refer to the list below for an idea of the areas in which I can help. If you would like to talk to me about something not listed please contact me for more information.
On a personal level, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology, and then spent a number of years trying to forge a career with animals. Animals are a passion for me, and I truly believe in their healing power. Before long I realised that while I have an immense love for animals, helping people was where my heart lay. I discovered Solution Focused Hypnotherapy after having made the mammoth (and somewhat stressful!) move from Australia to the UK, and was so overwhelmed by it's power and potential I was compelled to study it to help others in the way it has helped me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified holding a Diploma of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD) awarded by The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training. The Clifton Practice is an accredited centre of excellence in hypnotherapy training. I have also completed a training course in self hypnosis for childbirth and attend regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses to expand my skills and further my knowledge.
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Post natal depression
Initial Consultation (60-75 minutes) - £70
Sessions (60 minutes) - £70
Our first session together will be our initial consultation, in which I ask you how you would like me to help. We discuss your needs and goals and ascertain an approximate time frame for your therapy. We work rather quickly in Solution Focused work, with most areas needing 8-12 sessions. I will then give you an in depth description about how the brain works, how anxiety, depression etc are all created, and how we can help you change. I will also give you a free relaxation CD which will get the process started.
Our following sessions will be around an hour, half of which will be spent discussing your progress and goals, and revising the brain, and the second half on the couch for relaxation and trance.
Trance is very normal, though still very special, and it is nothing to be feared! We go into trance many times a day - ever walked or driven a familiar route, reached your destination and not remembered the entire trip? You were in trance! We use guided relaxation to get your mind focused on an image or idea, giving you an experience similar to day dreaming. You are awake throughout trance, and always in full control, able to come out whenever you wish. No hypnotherapist can put you into trance against your will or make you do anything you wouldn't do normally.
What Others Have Said:
Hypnotherapy with Lucy has been the best thing that I've done. Having struggled with anxiety and OCD for over 10 years I have been through so many different therapy sessions and doctors recommendations to try and relieve my symptoms. Although short term they may have helped, nothing has helped me and made my life so much easier than having hypnotherapy sessions with Lucy. I have become more confident and happy and am able to face life with a positive attitude. Lucy has given me the skills to make me realise that I can be free of the anxiety and enjoy life with a positive mind.
Lucy made me feel very comfortable from my first appointment and has been extremely caring throughout, sharing advice and giving me the knowledge to understand what was happening inside my head. An extremely supportive and skilled person. I can't thank her enough.