Maggie Bell Counselling & Hypnotherapy (Bromley & Lewisham)
Hello. My name is Maggie Bell and I am based in Bromley BR1 5AY. I offer a FREE telephone consultation to help you decide your pathway forward based on 25 year NHS experience, community, inpatient and private practice. I am GHR & BACP Registered. My location is close to Bromley North & Grove Park Train Station and Bromley South is a bit further but one bus will get you to my location; 261 or 126. There is free roadside easy parking right outside my location.
My location is within the Green Chain Walk; and I work from The Cabin which is at the rear of my property. It has its own confidential entrance. It is therapeutic in its own right with running water, wildlife and very peaceful.
As a Hypnotherapist I am qualified to a very high degree and specialise in specialist areas such as Weight Management, Fertility Issues, Stopping Smoking, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, and many more.
Earlier this year I trained in America (USA); so I can now say that I am advanced qualified to specialise in Hypnoanalysis. There are many Hypnotherapists that do not offer Hypnoanalysis. Hypnoanalysis can be very effective where there is a deeply rooted in reason for the symptoms, however, in my opinion it is always best to know the difference between the two so that you can decide what you feel is best for you.
I trained in America (USA) and qualified as a 5-path Hypnotherapist as well as a teacher (7-path) in self hynosis.
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I have been a Counsellor with a flexible integrative approach for many years and so as a Hypnotherapist offering Hypnotherapy services you get two for one; in as much as I underpin my Hypnotherapy Service with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as I am a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (NLP), which allows me to help you utilise and channel your strengths to help you with your struggles. You can learn more about my counselling services on my website; see link above.
My Personal Approach
I am a very experienced, thoughtful and empathic, fully qualified Hypnotherapist/Hypno-analysist & Integrative Counsellor (psychotherapist) working to the best ethical standard I can for the benefit of the people I work with and the wellbeing of the therapeutic relationship.
My approach is ultimately tailor the help; to help you help yourself. If you need to, understand where the issues have stemmed from via hypno-analysis and/or psycho-analysis, so that you can become aware of how the issues rooted in and if you feel this may be beneficial then I will be happy to discuss this with you further. The past can stop us sometimes moving forward if there are old wounds that have not been healed and still open, thus hurting, and hypno-analysis includes the healing process as well as the exploration of where the symptoms came from.
Hypnotherapy is a gentle technique as well as a very powerful therapy in helping to alleviate symptoms which have a psychological component. As a hypnotherapist and counsellor, I feel privileged in being able to use all my skills, knowledge and vast experience, to assist in working through difficulties to achieve positive results. And my training has taken me far and wide to achieve the level of expertise I feel I need to offer the best.
Offering a hypnotherapy service underpinned with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and/or Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) depending upon the issues covers therapy from all angles. CBT is widely used in the NHS to achieve maximum results in the short-term therapy and is evidenced based in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. NLP is widely used in the world of life coaching and uses techniques to increase your best chances of success.
Ethics and integrity
I will work with you gently, openly, with integrity and honestly at all times, and my aim will be to support and oversee you through your journey, and thus get you through your therapy as quickly as possible with great care to your individual needs whilst endeavouring to help you make the changes you achieve to be manageable and sustainable for you by means of a tailored care plan that will be unique to you from the very start.
I work within a structure to working in a specific area and/or areas where you may be struggling, no two people experience the exact same symptoms as we are all unique and individual, with our own pathway that has led us to where we are in the here and now, albeit positive and/or negative.
Hypnotherapy is also a very personal experience and choosing the right therapist is important if you are to succeed on your journey, however, I believe also the environment is equally important and can help to achieve deeper relaxation in a shorter space of time which benefits therapy. My practice is situated where all your senses will be heightened...the sound of wildlife...peace...chimes tinkling...water trickling...the smell of nature...the visualization of vibrant flowers and green foliage.
I work with a vast range of issues, some of which are listed below:
- Anxiety Release
- Bereavement Support
- Fertility Issues
- Self esteem
This list is not exhaustive - some issues may effect your mood, your mind, and your physical wellbeing over time, and maybe the symptoms to an underlying issues. In terms of how may sessions are required; I always say that right from the beginning, even speaking to me on the phone ought to indicate if you get that good feeling in your tummy. And from the first session; no matter who you work with, you ought to be a feeling of confidence in the Therapist.
My Specialist Areas / Qualifications
- Cognitive Behavioural Counselling
- Gastric Band Licensed
- Humanistic Counselling
- Psychodynamic Counselling
- Hypnobirthing (Easi-birthing method)
- Smoking cessation (combined Counselling & Hypnotherapy session) 97% success rate
- The Fertile Body Method
- Stop Smoking in one session with Easy Quit
Smoking cessation usually requires one session to quit smoking, whereas Weight control is a slightly slower process in terms of results. However, once going in the right direction and on track, sessions can be spaced and paced in a timely way to the individual.
Working with the underlying issues that may arise in the process of hypnotherapy is a specialist area in my opinion. Hypnosis is a very relaxing therapy, and when we are relaxed we are far better placed to deal with issues by nature as the body is self healing. I am also an experienced qualified counsellor, and I will help you to identify the underlying issues to help with the symptoms.
Engaging in any therapy usually requires some motivation and a longing for change but what I would say about Hypnotherapy is that if you are motivated to change then hypnotherapy can be a better choice of therapy to reach your goals in a much shorter space of time which is cost effective. So how motivated are you...
Please feel free to start the journey of change with a text, call or email to arrange a free of charge pre-initial assessment. There will be absolutely no obligation - I will be delighted to hear from you, discuss the main issues, get to know you a little bit (and you me), and then feed back to you my thoughts and discuss with you your way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy
- Diploma in Hypnoanalysis (5-path)
- Diploma in teaching self hypnosis (7-path)
- Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling (CBT, Psychodynamic & Person Centred)
- Diploma in Advanced Weight Control & Hypnotic Stomach Band
- Hypnoband Licensed Practitioner
- Diploma in Advanced Smoking Cessation
- Fertile Body Method Practitioner (FBM)
- NLP Practitioner
I am a qualified Hypnotherapist registered with General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and Counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a coach; qualified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
I maintain continued professional development training, undergo regular professional supervision and I have up-to-date enhanced CRB clearance I have more than 25 years working within the NHS in different capacities but mostly mental health inpatient and community services and private practice.
I will be delighted to hear from you and discuss further a positive birthing experience for you. To give adequate time you can contact me at any time during your pregnancy or before, if you are looking for fertility help. However, if you are looking for hypno-birthing then please try to allow at least two months before the due date, call me and I will do my best to help.
The National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness
The National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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
Anxiety & Panic:
Hypnotherapy in my experience works very well with anxiety. Your body has a memory. Hypnotherapy requires a state of trance (deep relaxation). You are in control at all times. When going into a state of trance in your own time, at your own pace, as deep as you want to, you are placed so well to become very aware of relaxing your physical body down. When you physically relax you mentally relax. When you mentally relax you drift as free as a bird to fly up in your own mind's eye and achieve a bird's eye view of yourself of you in your outside world, so that you can have a greater insight into the issues and in what way naturally you can resolve them. The metaphor above is only a metaphor, for you to have an insight into how hypnotherapy can alleviate anxiety just by experiencing the process.
A phobia is usually a result of something learned. Anything learned can be unlearned. There are thousands of phobias so please do not feel what you are experiencing is silly as some client say to me. I can explain more in connection to what you maybe personally experiencing if you give me a call, email or text me.
- Building Assertion
- Building Self esteem
- Smoking cessation
FEES FOR ALL MY SERVICES:
FREE 20 MINUTE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION
HYPNOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING (90 MIN SESSION) £85.00
COUNSELLING (50 MIN SESSION) £65.00
HYPNOTHERAPY FOR FERTILITY (90 MIN SESSION) £85.00
EASI-BIRTHING (90 MIN SESSION) £85.00
HYPNOTHERAPY FOR WEIGHT (90 MIN SESSION) £85.00
HYPNOANALYSIS (90 MIN SESSION) £85.00
HYPNOANALYSIS (120 MIN SESSION) £105.00
STOP SMOKING IN ONE SESSION £195.00
COUPLE COUNSELLING (60 MIN SESSION) £75.00
NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (50 MIN SESSION) £65.00
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