Are you struggling with a fear or phobia that is stopping you from doing things, going places or being able to interact socially? It can be really debilitating if a fear or phobia takes hold, no matter how hard you try to not let it affect you.
Or perhaps you feel you could do with a confidence boost, to feel more able to speak up for yourself or walk into a room without feeling that dreaded feeling in your stomach.
There are so many ways that the therapy I offer can help you break free of those constraining and crippling reactions to situations in your life that stop you from being free to enjoy yourself, enjoy your life, be able to be free of those limiting beliefs about yourself.
To help and support you make changes in whichever area is concerning you or where you have an issue that you are sick and tired of, I can offer therapy based on a solution-focused approach, using cognitive behaviour techniques, NLP techniques, coaching, as well as providing you with support, focus, and numerous strategies and techniques you can learn to help you make a fresh start and clear the old baggage. Providing the means to help and support you make the changes you want to make at the right pace for you.
I can offer face-to-face and online sessions via WhatsApp, Zoom or Microsoft Teams., whichever you prefer., so just text, email or visit my website to book in when you are ready to take that first courageous step forward.
I have over a decade of experience and am continually updating my skills to keep abreast of current research and thinking. Here is an overview of my experience that I can tap into for your benefit:
Clinical Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy
Advanced BWRT(R) Psychotherapy,
Master Weight Management Coaching
Master BWRT(R) Transformation Coaching
HypnoBand(R) Gastric Band Therapy
BodyTalk WholeHealthCare Therapy
"Michele, thank you so much - you have helped me far more than you realise - and I very much appreciate our sessions together...."
"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.
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)
Senior General Hypnotherapy Register (Acc)
Advanced SymbioDynamics(R) 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
From £35.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session
Clinical Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - Day and evening appointments available.
Please email or text to arrange a mutually convenient day/time.
Blog posts at www.holistichealthpractice.co.uk
Face-to-face appointments available as well as online and telephone.
Using holistic approaches, where appropriate and depending on your preferences, I can support your experience and provide a constructive working approach towards achieving and maintaining optimum health and wellbeing.