Michele Goulding MA, BA(Hons), HPD, DHP, MIBWRT®(Acc) , MNCH(Acc), MAPHP, CNHC
Do you feel tired, demotivated, stressed, angry, constantly anxious? Are your relationships topsy-turvy? Is your weight an issue? Struggling with anxiety, stress, weight management issues, phobias or fears can feel as though you are fighting with yourself a lot of the time. I can help you build your confidence and your inner self commitment to make the changes you want to make.
I have taught in Post-Compulsory Education and Training, where I worked day-to-day with staff and students in a supportive role. Mentoring and Tutoring as well as Coaching were the foundation of the roles I undertook and I understand from a personal and professional point of view that there are many issues where we all need someone to just listen to us and be a support - on occasion to offer advice, guidance, direction where appropriate or where we just need to let off steam in a confidential environment. Sometimes we do need that non-judgemental ear to allow us to release the angst we feel, so we can release the baggage - dump it - and move on feeling better within ourselves and create a better balance in our mental and emotional wellbeing.
Recognising emotions are energies in motion, how good it would be to be more in charge of those emotions and feel more balanced within yourself. A positive, constructive mindset enables you then to respond rather than reaction to situations and also helps with slowing down the ageing process, which for most of us is a bonus element!
So the good news is help is at hand!
I believe, and have found over many years, that from time-to-time we all need that outside help and support to keep us focused on what we want to do and to help us stay on track with what we are aiming to achieve, whether that is in changing the way we work through issues, re-establishing parameters, staying committed or letting go of procrastination.
In these current difficult and challenging times there are so many differing anxieties, worries, stressors that then create binge eating, weight gain, and generally being out-of-control to food or alcohol intake. Or it may be that you have just lost motivation or confidence at present and need that boost to get you back on track again and feeling more yourself, enabling you to work through the changes and challenges that you face presently.
Sometimes it is difficult to define how we feel or why we seem to be unable to feel better or behave in a different way in interactions with people. Even our emotions get the better of us and can wreak havoc with our mood.
When we feel mentally, physically or emotionally drained or overwhelmed it can have an effect on how we feel and react in so many situations. It can take over control of our lives and create habits, limiting beliefs, self-sabotage or simply stop us from doing the things we want to be able to do. In fact it can limit our potential.
Therapy is tailored to your needs, whether that is a combination of therapies or using the stand-alone therapy of *BWRT(R) Psychotherapy.
All therapy or where appropriate a combination of therapies are chosen with your needs uppermost and in agreement and liaison with you and how you want to work. Examples are:
Clinical Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy
BodyTalk WholeHealthCare Therapy
Vagus Nerve/Vagal Tone Therapy
I offer a number of differing methods to help and support weight loss if being over-weight, binge-eating or if body issues are something you would like help with. For instance: Advanced BWRT(R) Psychotherapy, Master Weight Management Coaching and Master BWRT(R) Transformation Coaching, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and HypnoBand(R) Gastric Band Therapy.
I can help you to feel better about yourself, helping and supporting you make constructive changes to your health, self-esteem and wellbeing.
When I first contacted Michele, I had mixed feelings of scepticism, worry about sharing my problems with a stranger and I didn’t know much about the treatments available. Michele immediately put my mind at ease and explained all about the process. I suffer with anxiety and this was amplified during the pandemic, but even after my first session I felt much more relaxed. I was so relaxed in one session I actually fell asleep and the recordings Michele has shared in between our sessions really help me drift into a deep sleep. For me, the key benefits are a sense of calm and knowing it is ok to feel the way I do. Also, learning to deal with situations, which would normally cause me anxiety and panic attacks i.e. breathing techniques to calm a stressful situation. I am now sleeping better, have a better understanding of how my mind works when in a stressful situation and I now can manage to bring myself out of a panic attack much faster should one occur, but they are happening much less. I can honestly say Michele has helped me no end with my anxiety and stress and highly recommend her and hypnotherapy in general to anyone seeking a little piece of calm in this mad world we live in.
I was having hypnotherapy sessions before lockdown with Michele and was pleased to find that even switching to online sessions they are still effective. It is like my brain is a train on a rail-way track and it just gets picked up and placed on a different track next to it – at the time I don’t notice anything different but my destination has been totally changed in a positive way without me realising and without much effort on my part. I have had anxiety and a crippling negative mind-set since I was a teenager and I have tried medication and counselling which give short term boosts but it is hypnotherapy that has been surprisingly enjoyable and rewarding, I would highly recommend it to anyone who thinks they need a little extra help with something in their life.
"...I made an appointment with Michele at the Monmouth Clinic and enrolled for a
course (5) of "Treatment" for the claustrophobia. I only had four sessions
and apart from Flying (which I haven't tried yet, but sure I would be ok) I
am able to do many things I was unable to do, go in a lift, alone or with
other people, I went through channel tunnel no probs, I can shut the door in
a room etc."
"Saw Michele for my phobia of spiders. I can now say the word and be in the same room as them. She also gave me a lot more confidence in myself I am more positive, relaxed and happy. Would recommend going to see her, she made me a better person. Thanks again,"
"Thought about changing things so many times but I couldn't have done it without this."
"I can't thank you enough for all you have done for me over the last few weeks. I feel like a new me, positive, relaxed and happy. I will keep up all the new techniques you have shown me. Thanks again."
"Many thanks for all your care and for giving me back my confidence."
"I came slightly apprehensive but I was met with such a friendly approach. Coming here has released me from a straight-jacket; realising that I had potential, which is something I hadn't felt before, but I definitely do now. I would most certainly recommend this therapy to anyone who needs a helping hand in their life so that they can enjoy it to the full!".
"Made me a different person. After 8 weeks it has totally changed me. I am so much calmer, and friends and husband have noticed the physical change in me."
“I don’t know what you did to me but it worked! I flew without drugs – cool! Many thanks.”
"My husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I asked for these sessions and they have been the best Christmas present I have ever had."
"I came to see you about 18 months ago to help me with weight loss and it was fabulous."
'My treatment by Michele has been invaluable. She is delightful to work with and I have found the sessions most enjoyable.'
"I asked if they do anything regarding weight loss to which I was advised about Hypnoband and given information to read, in January 2019 I booked for a course (5) of treatment: at this time my weight was in excess of 21 stone. After the third session( 3 weeks)...I had during this time lost weight.
In all this time I was not hungry as I had previously felt and started
making homemade chicken soups, homemade low fat cottage pie, eating plenty
of fruit and veg, stopped eating bread and still don't eat bread, no fast
food, still have alcohol but much more reduced.
Today I weigh 16 stone and 4 lbs and all feelings remain
unaltered I am still not hungry and listen to the listening aids supplied to
me but again not every day as when I started.
I am so lucky to have met and been treated by Michele as I believe I would
still be at least the 21 plus stone that I was. And she will forever have my thanks
- HypnoBand Weight Loss client
Initials have been changed for client confidentiality.
Results may vary depending on the individual.
I can help with:
- Anxiety/stress/panic attacks
- Fears and Phobias
- Virtual gastric band hypnosis - offering HypnoBand® Therapy
- Weight loss/binge eating/weight management/body image
- Binge drinking
- Obsessional Compulsive Disorders/Behaviours
*As an Advanced BWRT® Practitioner and an Advanced Member of the British BrainWorking Research Society (BBRS) I have taken part in a research programme using BWRT® Psychotherapy (non-hypnosis) working with the psychological processes that are sometimes the cause of physical conditions and in this way can help to greatly reduce or even alleviate the resultant anxiety and discomfort.
BWRT® Level 1 General Psychopathology
- COMMITMENT ANXIETY
- PHOBIAS, FEARS AND ANXIETY
- SUCCESS INHIBITION
- FEAR OF FAILURE
- SELF WORTH/SELF-CONFIDENCE ISSUES
- FEAR OF AUTHORITY
- RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
BWRT® Level 2 The Psychology of Identity and Behaviour
Level 2 can create lasting change to such resistant conditions such as:
- BINGE EATING AND DRINKING
- WEIGHT LOSS
BWRT® Level 3 Psychophysiology (Mind and Body) is designed to help enhance the psychological forces at play in a positive manner in relation to physiological conditions such as
- PAIN MANAGEMENT
- PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT
BWRT® Master Transformational Coaching:
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy can give you the tools and techniques to help you succeed when you find you need help to focus on your goals, achieve your potential or where you find you sabotage or defeat your efforts and need help to re-define your aims and commit to a different mindset.
Relaxation CD available with every Clinical Hypnotherapy initial consultation.
Making a constructive change supports changing your life for the better.
GIVING VALUE AND FOCUS TO YOUR MIND AND BODY HEALTH
Training, qualifications & experience
MA - Education and Training
BA (Hons) Open (English Language/English Literature)
Diploma in English Language Studies
Certificate of Education and Training (Post-Compulsory - 16+)
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - NCFE Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (the Gold seal of Hypnotherapy) (HPD)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP).
BWRT® Master Transformational Coach - incorporating Weight Management Coaching and integrating Personality needs and working.
Advanced Brainworking Recursive Therapy® Practitioner - All levels (1-3)(BWRT Psych) (MIBWRT) (BBRS reg)
Advanced SymbioDynamics Practitioner and Trainer
Conscious Analytical Therapy Practitioner
Hypnosis in Childbirth Practitioner
Certified BodyTalk WholeHealthCare Practitioner - First Certified BodyTalk Consciousness/Energy Therapist in South Wales - see www.bodytalksystem.com for more details.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner
Advanced Vagus Nerve Therapy Practitioner
Also trained in:
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP),
- Critical Thinking,
- Regression to Cause
- Conscious Analytical Therapy
- Working with Children
- Warrior, Settler and Nomad (WSN),
- Mindfulness techniques
- Defusing Depression
Professional Membership and Registration:
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC reg)
Accredited Member of National Council for Hypnotherapy (MNCH(Acc))
Association for Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Practitioners (MAPHP)
Member of the National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors register (NRPC reg).
Registered Accredited Member of the Institute of Brainworking Recursive Therapy (MIBWRT(Acc)).
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.
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.
There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
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
WSN Personality Profiling and Therapy, helping and supporting working in the best way for you and your goals.
Conscious Analytical Therapy - Talking Therapy
HypnoBand(R) WeightLoss Therapy
Clinical Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - Evening appointments available:
Initial Consultation with CD - 1-2 hours - £80.00
Sessions thereafter - approximately 1 hour - £80.00
1.5 hour session - £100.00
Stop Smoking - 1.5-2 hour session £150+CD
Block booking programmes of:
Four one-hour sessions - £280.00
Weight Loss Package - £450.00
Virtual Gastric Band - HypnoBand(R) - £495.00
BWRT(R) Psychotherapy (non-hypnosis)
Per session (up to 60 mins).....................£80.00
BodyTalk Consciousness Therapy............£65.00
Online bookings available. Email or text to make an appointment.
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Face-to-face appointments available as well as online via Facetime, Messenger, WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams, and telephone.
Using holistic approaches, where appropriate and depending on the client's preferences, can support the client's experience and provide a constructive working approach towards achieving and maintaining optimum health and wellbeing.