Mandy Connor DipCHyp, HPD, NLP, QCHPA (reg ) MNCH (reg)
Are you looking for professional help for Anxiety, Stress, PTSD, Addiction, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Low Self Esteem, Eating and Sleep disorders, Tinnitus and Pain Management?
I am a successful Cognitive Hypnotherapist and I can work with you to identify, guide and support you to successfully manage, a wide variety of challenges that you may be experiencing.
Our emotions/how we feel/interpret something can be responsible for driving our behaviour. Cognitive Hypnotherapy can be a successful catalyst for making positive changes
I have spent my career working with people from diverse nationalities and cultures. My interest in human behaviour and the reasons why people respond differently to various situations, led me to the prestigious Quest Institute at Regent's University of London where I trained with the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, the acclaimed Therapist and Author Trevor Silvester. As a registered member of QCHPA and NCH, I abide by their code of ethics.
An Evidence Based Approach
Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy (QCH) launched a unique research project in 2011. Using a team of QCH therapists. Clients with anxiety and depression were assessed using the same outcome measures currently used to assess the effectiveness of talking therapies within the NHS. The pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal in 2015. It recorded that, using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions. This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures (like CBT). To our knowledge, this is the only hypnotherapy approach to have been validated in this way.
For further information concerning the research project and pilot study released in the Mental Health Review Journal please visit the evidence-based therapy research page.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy incorporates practices from the latest Neuroscience research along with various modern day approaches, including Positive and Evolutionary Psychology, Gestalt, EFT, Transactional Analysis, NLP and Hypnotherapy.
I can guide you towards the positive changes you desire that could transform your physical and emotional well being. Some people experience positive change after only two to three sessions.
My clients often describe their experience of Hypnotherapy as being very similar to day dreaming. It starts with us having a simple "conversation". You do not do or say anything that is outside of your moral code and you are in complete control at all times.
It is really important to me that you feel completely comfortable and confident in our ability to work together in an open collaborative relationship to achieve the goals that you desire.
As in introduction, I offer a twenty minute, no obligation phone call/ video chat. My practice is in Aberdeenshire, however location doesn't have to be an issue as we can have successful sessions via video chat.
I look forward to working with clients of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, couples as well as families.
Life today is often too busy and can become very overwhelming with the stress of managing work and family. We are all unique individuals and therefore, so are our problems and how we behave as a consequence. In an endeavour to create a more balanced life and to manage your issues, I will create a bespoke programme of therapy that will be as unique as you are, ultimately giving you the tools to improve your emotional well being.
Thank you for taking the time to read my listing and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cognitive Hypnotherapy Diploma
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
Neuro Linguistic Certified Practitioner
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- 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.
Sessions in my Practice in Aberdeenshire are £90. However if you think you would be comfortable in your own home, location doesn't have to be an issue, as we can have successful sessions via various webcam facilities.
It is important to me, you feel confident in our ability to work together towards your desired solution state. We can have a no obligation telephone or web cam appointment before you book our first session together.
Here's a very short video explaining Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
Low self esteem
I just wanted to say thank you to Mandy. I have suffered all my life with low self esteem and jealousy issues in my relationships. I felt completely at ease with Mandy, she has the ability to make you feel so relaxed. We talked and Mandy gave me a way to deal with my jealousy. I couldn't actually believe that this could work. But it did. I will be always very grateful. Thank you Mandy.
"Being deaf is truly awful and without professional help can lead to a sad and lonely life on the edge of your social circle instead of interacting and being fully engaged with your friends and even your family.
Imagine now how much worse it can be if you also have to deal with Tinnitus. Fellow suffers will know how absolutely devastating it can be. In my case it came very suddenly and dramatically in an unexpected way.
I was awakened in the early hours of one morning by what I thought was “anti social behaviour” by a group of people who I thought were in my front garden. They were shouting, arguing and singing, very, very loudly and all at the same time. How strange and how puzzling for me as I could hear these people so loudly when I had removed my hearing aids before retiring to bed. After a good few minutes I decided to confront the group and hopefully persuade them to be quiet and move on. Drawing back the curtain and on opening the window I was completely baffled to find there were no people but I could still hear the noise. These noises became a regular unwanted early morning visitor to disturb my sleep leaving me feeling tired and lacking energy throughout the day.
I wanted help first to understand how I can hear these noises when no one else can hear them and then hopefully obtain treatment in the form of medication to deal with whatever is the cause of all this. An appointment with my audiologist confirmed the condition known as Tinnitus and there is no help available in the form of medication but there is “sound therapy”. This would involve listening to pre-recorded sounds as an aid to induce sleep. Of course my problem was not that simple as I was being wakened up from sleep after a few hours. There were short periods when the tinnitus did not appear but even then I wakened up as my sleep pattern was now set. Only on the odd occasion did I manage to sleep through.
After several weeks of the same relentless struggle to deal with my Tinnitus I saught help through professional counselling with a fully qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist who would introduce me to EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques) as an aid to control my tinnitus to such a degree that it no longer interrupts my sleeping.
My sessions with Mandy were carried out in my case via a video link using the internet. It was very well presented, easy to understand and the techniques to be learned were very simple. In only a couple of sessions I was ready to apply what I had been taught.
What a fantastic result I have had for in a very short time I am Tinnitus free during the night and back to enjoying a good night’s sleep. It is simply wonderful
I am very much indebted to the understanding, the professionalism, and the skill of my therapist Mandy Connor who helped me control my problem with Tinnitus."
Chris from Cumbria.
"It was so easy to write this because you really have made a difference to the way I think about chocolate, so thank you, please feel free to use this if helpful. Once again Mandy thank you so much for your help.
Being a self-confessed Chocoholic I never imagined that by spending an hour with Mandy Connor would or even could change my attitude towards my favourite habit!
I have always been renowned for my sweet tooth and would eat chocolate several times a days without even thinking about it, so when Mandy talked to me about my attitude towards chocolate and it really did seem just like 2 friends talking, I could not believe just how easy she refocused my attitude and thought process.
Well one month later I am as surprised today as I was after our consultation. I can certainly recommend Mandy, her approach and attitude it really special.
Thank you Mandy "
Flexible appointment times available by arrangement. Monday to Sunday.