I am a fully qualified Clinical, Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, based in Bromyard with access to therapy rooms in Bromyard, Leominster and Worcester. My specialist area is stress/anxiety and depression. I am also a qualified Medical Hypnotherapist and able to help clients to cope with life-threatening illnesses, palliative care, chronic pain and fears/phobias. This includes fear of needles or emetophobia.
I have undertaken voluntary work in a local hospice and have successfully helped clients with the above issues, to include dealing with bereavement.
My past experience in HR, Training, Coaching and Counselling has given me the opportunity to encourage and support others so that they are able to meet their own goals and aspirations.
What is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, a form of 'talk therapy' uses practical, modern and well-researched strategies to help clients make significant, positive changes to their lives in a relatively short period of time. The approach focuses on the present and future and not on the past. I work with clients to consider their preferred future, for instance, what would be better if the problem had improved? What would have changed? This enables the client’s possible solutions to become more apparent and worked towards. Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety and this is done very simply through relaxation and visualization, allowing the client to focus on the positive aspects of their lives that encourage a shift in perspective.
This type of treatment can help with Confidence and Self-Esteem problems. It can also help (if necessary in conjunction with medication) in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Plus phobias such as spiders, water, flying and public speaking can also be minimised, along with painful memories and traumatic experiences.
I offer an Initial Consultation at a reduced rate (30), to explain how I work and what I can to help you cope better.
What to expect in my sessions
The first part of the session is 'Talk Therapy', using tried and tested techniques to identify the desired outcome. Hypnotic Relaxation is used for the second part of the session to help reduce stress and anxiety. An MP3 version or CD of the Hypnotic Relaxation is given out to my clients, free of charge to be used in each evening between sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and a Medical Hypnotherapy Qualification to help clients with medical and dental issues.
My experience as a Solution Focused Clinical Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, and in life generally, has shown me time and time again how very easy it can be to change our lives for the better by taking just small steps towards achieving what we want to achieve.
I trained as a clinical hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist through the highly acclaimed Clifton Practice in Bristol. I have undertaken further training in hypnotherapy for helping people with eating disorders, quit smoking and enhancing sports performance. Also, I have studied and adapted the use of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
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
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
Trained in using Hypnotherapy to enhance Sports performance and weight management.
First Initial Consultation (50- 60 mins) – £30
Per session (50-60 mins) - £60
Quit Smoking session (90- 120 mins) £120
Book three sessions in advance and initial consultation will be free
Book six sessions in advance and the seventh session will be free
For further information, please contact me via Hypnotherapy email or call mobile 07980 306590.
I am available on-line via Zoom and Skype.
I am registered with the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, the National Council for Hypnotherapy and with the Complementary and Health Care Council. To comply with the listed associations, I am expected to be supervised and attend Continuous Development programmes. Fully Insured, with a clean enhanced DBS.
I am available at Ludlow (Need to book an appointment). At Mill Street Clinic in Ludlow. This is every Tuesday. Plus, Stratford Upon Avon.
Will travel and work in someone's own home. I presently see clients in the West Midlands, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Shropshire.
This is a complementary therapy, so able to work in conjunction with prescribed drugs and other therapies.