Margaret Cook Hypnotherapist & Counsellor
Hypnotherapy in Bury, I am a qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist and Counsellor and I work with a wide range of issues to include anxiety, stress, weight loss, confidence building, phobias (including flying, driving, heights, spider, public speaking) panic attacks, pain relief, anger management, teeth grinding, insomnia, fertility issues, exam nerves, sports performance, general relaxation and much more.
I developed an interest in hypnosis when I visited a hypnotherapist to overcome a phobia that I was having at the time, and I later broadened my knowledge by reading many books on the subject. I trained with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis and was awarded a Diploma and went on to become a qualified hypnotherapist.
I am passionate about helping people to take control of their lives so they can live as happily, calmly and productively as possible. I understand how negative habits and behaviours can limit your life but there really is no need to suffer unnecessary stress or anxiety - if you are open to hypnotherapy and really want to make changes to your life then you CAN replace old, unwanted behaviours with new, desired responses.
I know how hard it can be to seek help for life's difficulties and so I am glad that you have taken this first step of looking for a therapist to suit you. I give all my clients a warm and non-judgemental welcome and I am happy to offer a free 20 minute initial consultation so that you can meet with me and discuss how hypnotherapy can be effective for you. This session also gives you the chance to ask your own questions in a relaxed environment. No therapy will take place at this initial meeting and you are under no obligation to take matters further. However if you do wish to make changes to your life, then I should be pleased to devise a programme of hypnotherapy to suit your particular needs.
How hypnotherapy can help
Many people worry that they will not be able to control their responses under hypnotherapy or that they will find themselves in a zombie like state. Such reactions may appear to occur when hypnosis is used for stage entertainment but is far removed from what occurs during clinical hypnosis. I will simply talk to you in a way that will induce a deep state of relaxation. Once in this enjoyable state, you will remain fully in control but your subconscious mind will be open to any therapeutic suggestions made for your benefit. This can bring about significant changes to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Hypnotherapy is a completely natural intervention which harnesses your inner resources to bring about positive changes to your emotional and psychological well-being. It tends to be quick and effective so that in many cases 2 to 4 sessions are sufficient. I offer a half hour introductory hypnotherapy session for £25 for you to see if hypnotherapy is the best option for you. Your first session is £49 and is for one hour. Subsequent sessions usually take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending upon your availability.
I look forward to meeting with you and making effective changes for the better to improve your life now. After all, why wait any longer to be happier, calmer, more confident and in control? Please call me to book your free initial consultation on 0161 763 7969 or 07876 662272.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis
- Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
- Cert Ed (Teaching Certificate)
- Reiki Master and Teacher of Reiki
- Specialist Training in Life Coaching
Associations and Registers
Full Member of British Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy (BSCH) since 1997.
Accredited Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Member of NCH National Council for Hypnotherapy
Member of GHR General Hypnotherapy Register
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Hypnobirthing for management of pain and provide relief during labour
Also hypnotherapy can help with other issues/concerns:-
Bereavement and loss, bullying, confidence building, fertility, miscarriage, self-defeating thoughts and behaviours, sexual abuse and trauma.
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Hypnotherapy sessions £49 for one hour
Counselling sessions are available at £39 for one hour
I offer a half hour introductory hypnotherapy session for £25 for you to see if hypnotherapy is the best option for you.
I don't offer hypnotherapy to children under 16 years
Daytime and Evening Appointments
I offer appointments between 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday
If you would like further information on the services I provide please do not hesitate to contact me directly by telephone or by emailing me. I am available for telephone enquiries at any time. If you leave a message I will call you back as soon as possible.
Free off-road parking is available
I am one of the longest established and most experienced clinical hypnotherapists in the local area, having qualified in 1997. I studied with the LCCH, the leading medical and dental hypnotherapy training authority and I am a member of the British Society for Clinical Hypnotherapy (BSCH).
I continue my professional development by attending regular courses where I learn new techniques and therapies in order to give the best service to my clients. Many of my clients are referred from medical and dental professionals and I work from my private practice in Bury, Greater Manchester. Hypnotherapy is recognised by the British Medical Association and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence as an effective therapeutic approach to many issues.
I am fully insured and attend regular supervisory sessions to ensure my work is of the highest standard. I work in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.
Also I specialise in general weight loss hypnotherapy sessions including a combination of hypnotherapy and NLP techniques to overcome binge eating. I incorporate different techniques and tailor make these to suit your needs and requirements to help you to achieve your ideal weight & your weight loss goals which may include increasing your metabolism, increasing yourself belief, valuing self-worth, eliminating your need to comfort eat, reducing your appetite and portion sizes.
- Also registered with Counselling Directory
Daytime and Evening Appointments I offer appointments between 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday