Maria Furtek B.A.(Hons),PGCE Dip.Hyp NLP Master IEMT Pract, GHR Supervisor
Maria Furtek is a Sutton based, full-time qualified professional Integrative Hypnotherapist, IEMT Therapist (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP),and has been running her practice working with clients since 1999. She is a professional member of the Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ANLP) and a validated practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, a member of CNHC and the Sutton Complementary Health Network. Maria also holds the quality standard of Acknowledged Supervisor by the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and supervises other Hypnotherapists in their professional work. Maria is also the founder of the innovative PAUSE Coaching programme for women on the verge of burnout, supporting them to find balance and mental well-being in their busy lives.
Maria integrates her therapies seamlessly to help you get results: she is not restricted by one therapy. She specialises in anxiety, phobias, confidence, weight loss and well-being predominantly for women: showing them how to be free from anxiety, and empowering them to manage stress, build confidence and improving their overall well being. Maria is also a qualified Teacher and a consultant Trainer.
In addition to her specialist areas of anxiety, weight loss and mental well-being for women, Maria successfully helps people to address issues including help with smoking cessation, fear of flying, exam stress, confidence issues, phobias, anxieties, sleep problems, stress management, unwanted habits, career change, and professional and personal development. She incorporates Hypnotherapy, regression therapy, NLP, parts integration,time line therapy, IEMT, counselling skills and Emotional Freedom Techniques in to her work, supporting clients to achieve their goals, overcome challenges and limiting beliefs, and deal with fears and low self esteem to move forward in life feeling more in control and with a greater sense of well being. IEMT is a brief therapy which is particularly effective for anxiety, sleep issues, confidence, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and low self esteem, and can literally bring about Change in the Blink of an Eye!"
"I am passionate about empowering my clients and teaching them skills and resources to make their lives more rewarding and fulfilling through NLP, Hypnotherapy, IEMT and Coaching.
I have always been interested in personal development and in particular helping people overcome the issues that hold them back. In my early 20's I suffered with anxiety and panic attacks myself and therefore understand both personally and professionally how limiting and debilitating this was and how it held me back in my life. Thankfully,I no longer suffer with panic attacks and certainly my studies in Hypnotherapy, NLP, Counselling and Emotional Freedom Technique have helped me to understand myself better and overcome my own issues. This is one of the reasons I specialised in anxiety, and stress management as I am passionate about sharing these skills with my clients and empowering them to take back control of these issues and achieve their own personal potential in life.
I specialised in weight loss for women as I recognised that this was an area which really affected the enjoyment of life on a number of levels for my clients and presented many challenges. It was an area that I had also struggled with after the birth of my son, so held a deep interest for me and lead to my specialist training in Authoritarian Weight Loss (with Steve Miller from Fat Families) and also Hypno- Gastric Band Training with Dr Keith Herne. I currently offer 3 Weight Loss programmes to fit in with your life. Whether you would prefer face-to face sessions, or on-line there is a programme to suit your needs."
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WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMMES
Weight Loss Hypnotherapy
This is a one- to-one coaching programme of 8 face-to-face sessions,over a period of 6 months. This program assists you in dealing with the psychological and motivational aspects of weight reduction. Its purpose is to alleviate compulsive eating, deal with underlying issues that stop you from losing weight; to change self defeating habits which are the source of overeating and obesity and to enhance your motivation to exercise and reduce weight.
The difference about this programme is that it is bespoke to you and your weight issues, and you have me every step of the way to support, encourage and guide you as your very own 24/7 weight loss guide. I will devise a weight loss programme for you that will enable you to take back control of your weight, clear away your sabotage patterns and behaviour so that you will be able to move forward and achieve the results you desire.
The WHY programme is a solution-orientated approach to weight loss that focuses on the your behaviours and habits related to food, eating, coping skills, mindset and physical exercise. This is a bespoke programme that works with your own individual issues and allows you to work at an individual pace.
The first on-line “Diet Buddy” coaching Programme is:“How to Eat Chocolate & Still Lose Weight”
A small investment enables you to have access to 7 empowering weight loss modules, which you work through at your own pace. You have life-time access to these modules which you can download and save to your own PC - you can then access these 24/7 as you wish.
These 7 self-coaching modules show you how to address your eating habits and behaviour around food, food choices and snacking, showing you step by step, how to create new habits that will support and maintain weight loss, without the need to diet.
This programme consists of five one-to-one sessions with Maria using Hypnosis to insert a virtual gastric band, includes coaching with you to deal with issues around losing weight and making changes to your habits and behaviour with food.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have run my Hypnotherapy and Coaching Practice since 1999 and hold the following professional qualifications:
B.A.(Hons), PGCE, NLP Master Practitioner, Dip.Hyp. GQHP, Certificate Counselling skills & Theory, Cert IHM, Reiki II
IEMT Practitioner -certified & LIcenced by Andrew T Austin
NLP Master Practitioner
Authoritan Weight Loss Training
Steve Miller London
Gastric Band Hypnotherapy
Dr. Keith Herne - European Colleage
Professional Member ANLP
GHSC Validated Practitioner
GHR Acknowledged Supervisor for Hypnotherapists
Fellow of the Association for Professional Development
Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Register (CNHC)
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.
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.
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
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.
I offer a free telephone consultation in order for you to find out how I can help you, before you decide to book a session. During this call, we can discuss what you are seeking help for and whether working together with me is right for you. As I offer many different programmes and there are different elements in each programme prices vary and I can explain these to you, with no obligation, over the telephone.
Anxiety/Stress/Phobias and other issues - The first session is one and a half hours (90 mins) in total and each session thereafter is for one hour (60 mins). If you can visit me on weekdays this is slightly cheaper. I offer a cost effective approach to help you get the most from your sessions. During our free telephone consultation we can discuss which is the right option and programme for you and the investment and ways to pay.
There is parking available on the street outside and the 154 bus and S3 stop a few minutes walk from my practice. The Thames Link is a short walk away and Morden Underground station is about 20 minutes by bus.
Feedback from Maria's Clients:
My eating is now under control…. I eat healthier and do not constantly think about food anymore. The hypnotherapy and NLP sessions with Maria have really worked.” Alison B (Housewife)
“After the weight loss hypnotherapy sessions with Maria,I felt lighter both in body and in mind. The result was that I lost weight and felt happier than I had felt about myself in a long time “ Rosemary (retired)
“The help and support I have received from Maria has been invaluable with my constant battle with my weight. I now feel free from the burden of dieting and back in control for the first time!” (Jodie,Beauty Therapist)
"I have had weight issues for over 13 years now, from the birth of my first child. I have tried many “diets”, yes I have lost some, but without fail I have gained again, when I think I have had enough of the boring regime of normal dieting, and just let it all slip. So many of us have been there, are there, it’s a never ending decreasing circle! Since starting the on-line Diet Buddies system with Maria Furtek Hypnotherapy, normal, healthy, sensible eating, no deprivation, I have never been happier with myself. I do not feel I am dieting, because I am not, I rarely feel hungry, because I am not. I have so much energy, more than I have had in many years. I am alert and aware of myself and all that needs to be done in my life. All this sounds too good to be true, but I believe we all know most of these things that we should be doing in our lives but having this guidance, and being able to do it in my own time and at my own pace, without guilt of pressure from anyone, even myself has made my new lifestyle just fall into place into my life, without even really noticing it. The weight, has been coming off and I am so happy with the results so far and so early on in my new way of life. Maria has always been there with useful tips, and encouragement or advice when needed and having access to the confidential on-line diet buddy community has helped too. I can’t thank this programme and Maria enough. I know that there is no turning back now, my life has changed so much for the better, who would want to" (Jo C - Photographer)
"I feel empowered and ready to live the rest of my life as a non-smoker. Maria has helped me discover some of the tools and techniques to achieve this." Paul T(Business Owner)
"Maria has helped me quit smoking after 20 years of this habit. In just 2 sessions I am now a happy, healthy non- smoker. I had tried every method going without success, until I met Maria." Rob M (Director)
"I am now a non-smoker:excellent! I feel happy and free and would truly recommend Maria" (M. Bernard, Travel Consultant & Mum).
Anxiety, Phobias & Stress:
"I was really frightened,panicky and confused by my anxiety and felt hopeless as I didn’t know if I could stop it. I thought nobody would be able to help me and I felt so alone because of it. Maria helped me to hope again,and made me feel not alone. I now feel really calm and collected. I have had a lot of really useful insights from the sessions and the techniques Maria taught me will go with me for the rest of my life. I would recommend Maria. Maria will give you the tools to cope with your anxiety and you will discover things about yourself that you never would have known" (Laura W - researcher)
"I feel more at ease and confident about dealing with the situation now,which in the past has made me feel anxious. Maria has taught me new tools to manage my anxiety and stress. I feel more in control of my life". Jenny R (Nurse)
"The sessions with Maria have helped me feel more positive and relaxed. I have a more positive attitude in life generally now. I am able to take each day as it comes and I don’t worry. I am 100% happy to recommend Maria. I feel like I have peace of mind and freedom to get on with my life." (Sam R- Hospital Technician)