My name is Mariana Babas and I am a Solution Focused Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy combines the very best of Solution Focused Brief Threrapy, CBT, NLP and Hypnotherapy.
It is a research based psychotherapy approach and a collaborative process between the client and therapist that helps to guide you overcome psychological issues through:
Understanding how your brain works
Why you feel the way you do
What we can do to help you relieve your symptoms.
Are you struggling to make changes to your life?
Do you want to stop an addiction? Lose an unhealthy habit, overcome a phobia, reach your goals and give yourself the opportunity to be the best you can be? Hypnotherapy works.
I promise you an open and honest dialogue. A non-judgemental, understanding ear. And help in understanding what's at the core of your issue.
And that can only start once you reach out. So contact me today and I can help you overcome fears, break through self-limiting beliefs, change faulty habits and realise your full potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a fully qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist graduated from the renowned Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School in Edinburgh.
I am registered with the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I was a lawyer, business owner, stay at home mum, social worker and, finally, I realised that my soul's desire is to help people understand that by overcoming their problems and challenges they can rise and break free of limitations, find happiness and fulfilment in their lives, and achieve their most desired goals and dreams using the power of their mind.
All my life I have been fascinated with the human mind and the connection with our dreams. I began my search to understand how the human mind works, why some of us are happy and fulfilled and others can't seem to find the right formula. Why some succeed in everything they do and others struggle all their lives. I kept asking myself: "What is happiness? And why is our character so important?".
I've always remembered my dreams, every single night and often more than one, which allowed me to have a good understanding of the subconscious mind and realising that it is actually trying it's best to be our friend by pointing out what's going on behind the curtains, during our sleep. And the moment we start to understand, we start to heal.
If you are a dreamer like me or have a real interest in dreams I can help you find out more about how you can use your dreams as a healing tool, to find creative solutions to your problems and to achieve your goals.
As Milton Erickson said, the unconscious mind is always listening, and it's communicating with you through metaphors, symbols a.k.a. your dreams which can be a very useful tool in helping you to find meaning and purpose in your real life.
We are all dreamers, with no exception, even if some of us don't remember theirs, and for that reason in my approach I use my skills from the study of dreams, to get even more insight into the subconscious mind to help you understand better how you can become the best version of yourself.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
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.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
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
All sessions last approximately one hour, with the exception of smoking cessation which lasts between 90 and 120 minutes. Payment is normally taken at the end of each session, although a deposit is required to secure a smoking cessation booking.
Sessions can be done in person, via Skype/Zoom, or on the phone.
Lasting change doesn’t happen over night, so to get the best results possible we recommend that you book a block of sessions. These can be attended weekly, or every other week depending on your requirements.
If you are not sure about whether the service is right for you, give me a call and I will answer any questions you may have.
INITIAL CONSULTATION – £75.00
STANDARD SESSION – £75.00
BLOCK OF 5 SESSIONS – £300.00 (60.00 each)
QUIT SMOKING PACKAGE – £200.00
Fees shown above also include a complimentary hypnotherapy recording which supports and enhances the work done in our clinical sessions.
Mon - Thurs: 9:30 - 17:00
Friday: 9:30 - 15:00
Enquiries can be made about weekend appointments.
"Meeting Mariana has changed my life! Having suffered from anxiety for several years I have tried different therapies, but Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is something I had never heard of.
Not knowing what to expect I went along to meet Mariana and from the very first session I had hope.
Mariana is a very calming influence and bolsters confidence along with having the great ability of hypnosis. I enjoy listening to the recordings in the evening along with weekly meetings and every day has become easier and better. I would highly recommend to anyone with an open mind who is seeking to improve themselves over time."
P.W. (Project Administrator)
"Brilliant hypnotherapist!! The changes I have noticed in myself since working with Mariana have been AMAZING !! Highly recommend!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! "