Marie Ferguson Dip HYP BA(Hons) MHS Gastric Band Practitioner & Nutritionist
Who am I and how can I Help You?
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Virtual Gastric Band specialist trained by Michelle Hague of the London College of Clinical Hypnosis. I also help people Quit Smoking in one/two sessions and treat anxiety, addictions and phobias. I treat most of the conditions listed below and a few not even listed.
What is a Virtual Gastric Band?
The virtual gastric band acts on the subconscious mind and convinces your brain that you are full, you tend to eat smaller portions, just as you would after the surgical procedure.
It is not a diet and the program runs over four/five sessions plus I am available for ongoing support, mentoring and counselling out of hours if you need this.
For issues such as Anxiety, Phobias or Addictions how long would a session be?
The number of sessions required for these is variable and can often depend on underlying issues which may have to be treated too. These can vary from one person to another. You may find that you experience positive change after only one or two sessions (eg phobias), or you may require more than this, (for example anxiety, addictions, relationship/sexual problems or issues which have a deep underlying cause).
What should I do now?
Just give me a call or email me to arrange to come in for a free consultation so that a proper assessment can be made before treatment commences. Consultations are totally confidential, but it also my practice to contact your GP in writing to inform them you are undergoing hypnotherapy to ensure there are no contraindications as far as they are concerned. (GPs are only contacted with your consent and agreement so there is no need to worry about information being shared without you knowing).
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Certificate in Rapid Hypnotic Inductions
London School of Hypnosis Gastric Band Masterclass Protocol Practitioner
Member of the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Health Care Council)
Overcoming Fears & Phobias (London School of Hypnosis)
Pain Management through Hypnosis (London School of Hypnosis)
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Weight loss
* 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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Marie is a trained counsellor and also offers hypnotherapy sessions for men and women for relationship and sexual issues.
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Free Initial Consultation
All standard hypnotherapy sessions are £65.00
WEIGHT LOSS sessions can be booked in blocks of 3 for £175.00 and the Virtual Gastric Band (VGB) program is £350. This covers 4 sessions with an optional 5 session, and recordings to download in between sessions.
Marie Ferguson is a professional hypnotherapist and counsellor.
She favours the techniques of American psychologist and hypnotherapist Milton Erickson and has pioneered the CogniSENSE™ method of hypnotherapy.
She uses hypnosis to create a positive,subconscious change in people in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings.
As well as being a skilled hypnotherapist, Marie has a background in psychology, and over 20 years’ experience working in industry, media, TV and film. This gives her a profound insight into the common problems which affect many people in the workplace which often have an impact on their day-to-day lives.
Type of session
24 hour service available - many of my clients work shifts so taking "out of hours" calls is not uncommon.