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Find freedom from anxiety and take control of your life
- Are you overwhelmed by stress or anxiety?
- Do you struggle with a fear or phobia?
- Is your lack of confidence holding you back?
- Do you dream of freedom to do the things which are important to you?
- Do you long to be more productive, to get more out of every day?
- Do you feel stuck in a rut, lacking direction or fulfilment in your day to day life?
- Are you desperate to kick a bad habit or to find a way of sticking to your good intentions
Hypnotherapy can help
Learn to take control with solution focused hypnotherapy. With just a few sessions, you can start to see positive change in your life. Whether you suffer from debilitating anxiety, depression or OCD, or you just need some support to rediscover the real you, my clients report leaving sessions feeling uplifted and positive, knowing they have the resources to cope with anything life throws at them.
What is solution focused hypnotherapy?
Solution focused hypnotherapy uses a combination of psychotherapy (talking therapy), neuroscience and hypnotic trance to support you to make the change you need to feel more in control of your life, helping you to cope better and get the real you back.
It is an evidence-based, gentle approach which focuses solely on the present and the future, allowing you to move forward without revisiting the past. Clients usually see a difference within just a few sessions.
Hypnotherapy is a pleasant and relaxing experience, effective in helping with a variety of issues, from mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, fears & phobias to chronic pain, IBS, smoking cessation and sleep issues. It can also be helpful in achieving improved confidence, weight management, sports performance and professional development or life coaching.
Hypnotherapy near you
I work with clients, not only in Maidstone and the surrounding areas (Allington, Aylesford, Barming, Bearsted, Kings Hill, Rochester, Tonbridge, West Malling etc.), but also with clients across the UK, including Northern Ireland via convenient online therapy sessions so that you can attend your session wherever you happen to be.
I would love to welcome you to my in-person clinic in Maidstone. (currently Mondays and Thursdays). Please get in touch or follow me on social media for more details and introductory offers.
Take the first step to your own success story. Book your FREE, no obligation initial consultation today.
What can hypnotherapy help with?
Hypnotherapy can help clients with a wide range of conditions, from fear of flying to managing chronic pain, improving confidence to stopping smoking.
- Anxiety & Stress
- Panic attacks
- Confidence & Self esteem
- Goal setting & future planning
- Obsessions & Compulsions
- Weight management (Healthy Eating, Eating Disorders)
- Performance & Success Coaching (Productivity, Sports Performance, Business & Career Development)
- Public speaking
- Stopping smoking or vaping
- Breaking bad habits
- Physical symptoms exacerbated by stress
- Fears & phobias
- Managing Nerves - Exams, Driving tests, Getting married and big events
- Much, much more
"Melanie Brooks is a very professional and compassionate hypnotherapist who supported me to overcome a long-standing phobia of being a passenger in a car. The process took four sessions, conducted via Zoom and despite my trepidation about addressing this issue, I need not have worried and it has been extremely effective. I am now able to be driven without anxiety." - Marianne (Phobia)
"I was having trouble sleeping and hypnotherapy was put forward as something to try. Melanie was really helpful, she explained how hypnotherapy works with the brain and why hypnotherapy can help with sleep which was very reassuring. The hypnotherapy sessions were conducted via Zoom which turned out to be great because it's nice to be in your own space when trying something new. I am pleased to say it was very successful and I am able to get to sleep quickly and more importantly I stay asleep rather than wake frequently." - Ruth (Sleep)
"I have suffered on and off with anxiety for a long time. I have tried various therapies over the years to help, including counselling, all of which improved things but didn’t solve the problem. Melanie explained to me that hypnotherapy supports you to change your patterns of thinking and 'empty your stress bucket'. Through a series of Zoom hypnotherapy sessions, I have gradually reduced my level of anxiety and begun to see things more clearly and more importantly been able to make changes in my life without being held back by my anxiety. Melanie also provided me with a recording to continue to use going forward." - Georgia (Anxiety)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) - NCFE Accredited
- Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) - CPHT
- Ongoing professional development and currently working towards Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (AHD) - NCFE Accredited
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
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 (NCH)
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.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
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.
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
I love working with both children and adults to tackle anxiety, self esteem and other issues so they can enjoy life to the full. I am fully insured and hold a valid enhanced DBS check.
If you believe that you or your child would benefit from this gentle and effective therapeutic approach, please do give me a call to discuss your needs.
Free initial in-person or online session
FREE Initial Consultation
This is an opportunity to answer your questions about hypnosis and to find out how hypnotherapy can help you. During your initial session, we will agree your treatment plan and you will receive a free relaxation download (mp3) to use at home.
After your initial consultation, further sessions of up to 1 hour can be booked individually or with discounted multi-session packages (paid in full before your first session):
- Hypnotherapy session: £80
The number of sessions required varies according to your individual needs and goals, and will be discussed in your initial consultation. Many clients prefer to book a block of sessions to kickstart their treatment and commit to making positive progress in their treatment.
- 3-session package: £220 (£20 saving)
- 6-session package: £400 (£80 saving)
Stop smoking package: £200
My smoking cessation package is a single, powerful session of up to 2 hours, including a free relaxation mp3 for ongoing support and reinforcement.
Reduced rates available for NHS Staff, Services & Blue Light Card holders. Please ask for details.
Payment in cash or bank transfer. Book your free initial consultation now and take your first step.
When I work
In-person clinic in Maidstone town centre on Monday 9-1 and Thursdays 9-5. Please contact me for further details.
Many of my clients come to me feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. I love working with them to find their own unique recipe for a happy, fulfilled life, now and in the future.
If you think I might be able to help you, please get in touch and have a chat.