Lynda Phillips PGCE HPD DSFH MNCH(Reg.) MAfSfH (Reg.) MCNHC NBMP (Reg.)
Hi there, thanks for visiting my profile. I'm a fully qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapist based in Otley, West Yorkshire and work with clients to help them find their way back to the person they wish to be.
I discovered Solution Focused Hypnotherapy during a time of great stress and anxiety in my own life and just wanted to get back to being me again. My personal experience with Solution Focused Hypnotherapy inspired me to want to help others who are suffering in the way that I did; this passion drives me to do everything I can to help clients feel the best they can, to regain their zest for life and to help them feel positive about their future.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy focuses on finding solutions for the future, rather than dwelling on the past. I have successfully worked with clients suffering from a range of issues from General Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Insomnia, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and OCD to Weight Management, Phobias and Stopping Smoking/Vaping both face to face and online.
We begin with an Initial Consultation where I ask questions such as 'How can we help you?' and 'What would you like to achieve by having these sessions?' This allows me to tailor this, and future sessions, to your needs. I then explain how our brain works in relation to the issue you are seeking help with, giving you a greater understanding of how your mind works, why you are feeling the way that you are, and how I can help you to move forward. We would then discuss and agree on how many sessions you may need. You will receive a free relaxation download or CD (depending on your preference) which will help to consolidate the work we do together and encourages regular sleeping patterns.
Part of our session will include hypnosis, which is the most natural thing in the world. We go into a trance-state several times a day where we may 'zone out' and our mind wanders. We replicate this state through deep relaxation and during this time we have access to the subconscious mind where we encourage positive changes which will benefit you.
Many of my clients come to me through recommendations, referred to me by previous clients which I am incredibly proud of. Here an example of a recent testimonial from my website:
"Lynda has a warm, calm, kind and reassuring but professional approach. since beginning my sessions I now understand how my mind works better and can make sense of my difficulties - I've had a few 'light bulb moments!' Our sessions focus me on the positives which help me to keep focused all week. I love my sessions, it's real 'me' time. My sleep has improved so much since my sessions with Lynda, I wish I'd have found this support sooner, it's been brilliant!"
I am fully insured and fully-DBS checked, allowing me to work with children, young people and adults alike. I am registered with the National Council for Hypnotherapy, The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists and the Complimentary National Healthcare Council and follow their strict codes of conduct and ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained and qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist with the Clifton Practice, achieving a Gold Standard Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP).
I undertake regular CPD (continued professional development) to ensure my practice uses the latest research in neuroscience to help you achieve your goals.
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.
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.
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.
Initial Consultation: £25 including a free relaxation download or CD (depending on your preference)
Subsequent sessions: £60 per session (50 minutes)
Subsequent sessions for children aged 8-15: £45 (50 minutes)
Stop Smoking/Vaping: £150 (90 - 120 minutes)
Phobia Package: £185 (4 sessions)
Discounts available for NHS staff.
Gift Vouchers available.