Maggie Bell Hyp.Dip, MBACP, GHR
07950 906421 / 07704 455944
You may be considering Hypnotherapy because you've tried alternative therapies in the past which have not resulted in the outcome you want, or you may be seeking Hypnotherapy again because you have had it in the past and it worked very well for you.
My Personal Approach
I am a very experienced, thoughtful and empathic, fully qualified Hypnotherapist.
My approach is ultimately to help you to help yourself, if you need to, understand where the issues have stemmed from via hypno-analysis and/or psychotherapy, so that you can become aware of the issues and their roots if you feel this may be beneficial - the past can stop us sometimes moving forward if there are old wounds that have not been healed and still open, thus hurting.
Although hypnosis is a gentle technique it is a 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.
I offer a hypnotherapy service underpinned with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and/or Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) depending upon the issues. 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 am qualified to work with a vast range of issues, some of which are listed below:
- Controlling Weight
- Healthy Eating Choices
- 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. These issues will usually require more than one session, however, you are likely to improve within 1 to 4 sessions.
My Specialist Areas
- Smoking cessation
- Weight Control
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
- 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 (2013). I am GHR & BACP registered and I hold indemnity insurance. I have more than 20 years working within the NHS in different capacities but mostly mental health inpatient and community services.
I am a qualified Fertile Body Method Practitioner (FBM), and a qualified Easi-birthing Practitioner (CHBP). 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.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Weight loss
* 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
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FREE CONSULTATION - please call, text or email to arrange.
HYPNOTHERAPY & NLP COACHING:
Hypnosis for Anxiety / Stress Management - underpinned with CBT Counselling from: £60.00 per session - usually six sessions required. Reduced fees for block bookings.
Hypnobirthing (Easibirthing Method) / Weight loss Hypnosis (Healthy Eating Choices) underpinned with CBT Counselling: £85.00 - usually six session required.
Fertility Hypnosis (Fertile Body Method) underpinned with CBT Counselling: £85.00 - six stage sessional structure.
Reduced fees for block bookings, all of the above include complimentary CD of session.
Stop Smoking (Easy Quit Programme) underpinned with CBT Counselling: £195.00 - usually one session required. 95% success rate, and top up sessions available at a reduced fee from £85.00.
Integrative Counselling & NLP Coaching, one to one: £55.00 per session.
CBT Counselling & NLP Coaching, one to one: £70.00 per session.
Couples Counselling: £75.00 per session.
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