Maria Montgomery M.A., DCH, DHP, GQHP
Fully Qualified Hypnotherapist. Trained by the ICH (Institute of Clinical Hypnosis) in Central London, one of the countries leading schools in its field. Achieving a DHP and DCH qualification.The practice is based in Lancaster Gate, Central London which is easily reached by tube and rail, as well as being close to Hyde Park and the West End.
The practice embraces a number of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy therapies along with other techniques including EFT, NLP, CBT, Gestalt Parts Therapy, Regression and Ego State Therapy, Rapid Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a key therapy in treating PTSD (post traumatic Stress, extreme anxiety and a number of emotional issues.
Many issues, fears, addictions and phobias are anxiety driven and hypnotherapy and various complimentary therapies offer a way of helping people take control of their feelings and lives and put them firmly in the driving seat. Periodically we can find ourselves drifting or weighed down by unresolved dilemmas, past and present creating the need to seek help in finding out what is holding us back from taking control of our actions and lives.
Hypnotherapy is a way of getting help in moving past blocks and unlocking the full potential in our lives.
Each presenting issue requires different a number of sessions but 1-4 is average and at each stage of therapy, progress is continually reviewed and discussed with the client to ensure process is structured for each and every individual client. Sessions are generally 11/2 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Clinical Hypnotherapist graduating from the prestigious Institute of Clinical Hypnosis in London with DHP and DCH which takes over a full year and two years plus follow up of modules to add new skills and deepen awareness of previous therapies and investigate new ones. The role of hypnosis in modern day life goes from strength to strength and assists clients to find solutions for issues they have had for many years. As our busy lives evolve so do we, and sometimes realize are not playing to our full potential anymore and hypnosis allows us to unlock any blocks and maximize our full potential.
Experience includes working with IBS clients, weight loss, Sexual Dysfunction and intimacy problems, phobias and addictions including smoking. Pain control and depression can be greatly assisted by hypnosis and psychotherapy and extends to digital addictions, sports hypnosis and confidence building, relaxation and boosting self esteem to makes us more comfortable and in the driving seat of our own lives.
Past Life Regressions are given on request that can solve issues in our present lives or simply be requested out of a desire to learn about a previous life or delve deeper into our subconscious. It can be seen as real or metaphorical.
Prior to gaining hypnosis hypnosis qualifications and I studied psychology and philosophy, gaining an M.A. degree before moving into business and the corporate world, travelling extensively, working abroad gaining invaluable insights and in-depth experience of a diverse array of cultures and philosophies which are a great help in working with clients.
Hypnosis and they hypnotherapist work together to explore the clients subconscious in order to move beyond day to day conscious thought and the critical mind set, to find out what might be fundamentally holding somebody back or get rid of baggage from the past they do not wish to carry around any more. Hypnosis is a relaxing and effective way to reboot the subconscious and take control of your life and enjoy the journey of your life.
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.
The Hypnotherapy Association is a leading independent professional body in Britain representing approved hypnotherapists in active practice. All members agree to follow a code of ethics.
There are a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member, Licentiate Member, and Full member, with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
Hypnotherapy Association is a Registered Member of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
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
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
- Past Life Regression
Fees vary depending on the treatments and presenting issues. The first meeting is a detailed discussion of the presenting issue and deciding the course of therapy and some hypnosis to address the reason for the visit. It is a time to find out the clients expectations and decide on the initial therapy most suitable. This would be a one and half hour session and the initial fee for this is £80.