My name is Maria-Luisa and I run a hypnotherapy business in Bournemouth. I come from a scientific background with a degree in psychology and a masters in neuroscience and neuroimaging. Throughout my career I have worked with many different wonderful people coping with mental illness, brain injury, autism and learning disabilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate in IMR and Regression, Hypnotherapy for Children
Hypno Gastric Band
MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
National Hypnotherapy Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Hypnotherapy for children
Free initial telephone session
Free initial telephone consultation
I welcome anyone who wants to make a change in their life, whether you want to overcome a fear or phobia, lose weight, cope with anxiety or depression or just generally feel like a more confident person. Please do contact me for further information as hypnotherapy can be used for a multitude of different issues. I am a very friendly and open person and i offer a free consultation session to decided whether hypnotherapy is right for you.
After dealing with a fear of flying for years, I tried hypnotherapy to try and relieve some of my fears and anxiety around flights. After 2 sessions, I feel much more comfortable flying, and have even been on a 10 hour flight without any anxious moments. I was made to feel very calm and comfortable during the hour sessions and would definitely use her again. Highly recommended. - S. Smith 13/02/2018
I contacted Maria to help my teenage daughter, who is a performance athlete /swimmer but she was going through a period of anxiety that was impacting her performance during racing. She was also struggling at training, becoming frustrated, feeling tired and no longer enjoying the sport that she loves.
After an initial assessment, Maria recommended Hypnotherapy treatment. Maria prepared a number of hypnotherapy sessions for my daughter, which really helped highlighting potential causes of her anxiety, and developed a treatment that helped her to gain her confidence back, which in return, made her able to control her anxiety and perform better at training and during racing.
We are very grateful for the support that Maria has given her and thanks to this treatment, my daughter is enjoying and loving swimming again. I would not hesitate to recommend Maria to anyone needed help with Anxiety.
R.N , Bournemouth, 18/10/2021
I went to MGK Therapies for sleeping problems, after 4 sessions I have now gone from waking up every few hours a night to having full nights sleep. I have also found myself feeling less stressed and more relaxed in general. I highly recommend her if you want to make some positive changes in your life by just going along and relaxing! - S. Gonzalez 13/02/2018
I went to MGK Therapies for Hypnobirthing during my pregnancy. The sessions made me feel really relaxed and calm, and put all my concerns and worries to one side, allowing me to enjoy that special time as an expectant Mum. It also helped me get through my labour with minimal pain relief so I would highly recommend MGK Therapies and Hypnobirthing for any Mums to be! - N. Hill 25/02/2018