Melanie Bambridge Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Reiki/Energy Therapist
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner. I work from comfortable surroundings from home in a private and confidential setting. My home is situated in a quiet lane and is very peaceful.
I work with you to find the root cause of your problem. For e.g. what you may think is a fear of flying can actually be something completely different such as fear of crowded spaces or even fear of being away from home. By finding the route cause of the problem and where you've learnt this behaviour, we can work with your subconscious mind by bypassing the conscious critical side through gentle relaxation, re-learning a more realistic and positive outlook.
All Hypnosis is self-Hypnosis. You are in complete control throughout the whole session and you will only relax as deeply as you will allow. Some people are scared that they'll be made to do something that they are uncomfortable with. Hypnotherapy isn't about that. It is to enable you, with my guidance, to relax so deeply that you won't be bothered about putting up defences which create unhealthy thoughts and feelings.
It's as simple as that. By doing this we can get to the root cause without your conscious critical mind blocking the pathway.
Sometimes when we've experienced deep trauma in our lives, our emotions can become blocked as a form of protection, this can make the ability to find the words to enable us to get in touch with our feelings nearly impossible. Using creative methods can be a great medium for us to find those feelings through reflection. I use Sandplay, picture cards, objects, figurines, soft toys etc all as a means to reflect upon and get in touch with various parts of ourselves that we can feel disconnected to. Both adults and children alike have found these means incredibly 'freeing' and enlightening. Feelings are emotions in motion after all.
Hypnotherapy allows you to gain an element of control over your feelings. I volunteered for 2 years at Starthrowers cancer centre in Wymondham, Norfolk, to help not only people with cancer but also their loved ones, helping to take them away from the controlling elements of cancer for a short while.
At times, if the client would like, I combine Hypnotherapy with Reiki which can create an even deeper sense of well-being.
I look forward to meeting you.
Thanks for reading
Training, qualifications & experience
Reiki levels 1 and 2
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
CPD in working with insomnia,
CPD in working with gut specific IBS,
CPD in Mindfulness
CPD in Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques with Inner Calm
CPD in Understanding Behaviour course, learning about the self
Facilitator of the Norfolk NCS Networking group
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
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).
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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.
Free 15 min consultation (usually held over the phone)
From 40 pounds per session
I charge a nominal fee if less than 48 hours notice is given of cancellation