I have a passion for helping clients through their anxieties and poor sleep using hypnotherapy, BRIEF talk therapy, reflexology and hypnoreflexology. I also get good results with my gentle massage techniques. They really help you to relax
- I look for your best hopes from our talking together
- Check out when life hasn't had problems and focus on the good stuff
- Explore possible and preferred futures - things you can or want to control
- Acknowledge what is already working for you - sometimes we don't recognise that something is working because we get so caught up in our heads!
I stumbled on hypnotherapy after a hard few months of not coping with life and nothing else worked for me. I ditched my heavy duty massage and pre and post natal work and decided to train in hypnotherapy.
I use solution focused hypnotherapy and BRIEF talk therapy to help you find your solution and a way forward. You don't need to go over the past - come and learn how the mind works, how anxiety issues and poor sleep happens and, best of all, what you can do about it to get back on track.
BRIEF talk therapy - it's like hypnosis without the trance/relaxation part.
I am a qualified reflexologist since 2007 and I include a relaxing mix of hypnosis and reflexology - hypnoreflexology.
Each session lasts approx 60-75 mins.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to training in hypnotherapy (because it helped me through a hard time) I have been a complementary therapist since 2004. I still practice as a massage therapist and reflexologist and mix this with hypnosis - it's a beautiful halfway house if hypnotherapy is a not, you think, for you.
Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (Birmingham) Dip Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) 2016
BRIEF solution focused talk therapy 2019
CPD together with regular supervision yearly
Member of - NCH, CNHC and FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists)
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
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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Occasional Fridays by arrangement.
Services & Prices
Hypnotherapy (most clients have between 3-8 sessions)
Initial consultation – 60-90 mins £35
Individual sessions – 60-90 mins £50
Hypnoreflexology Individual sessions - approx 60 mins £50
Reflexology Individual sessions - approx. 60 mins £40
Massage not sports but gentle Individual sessions - approx 60 mins £40
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