Michelle Horton-Perry BSc(Hons), MSc, Dip.Hyp CS, HP.Dip, Dip.NLP MHS
My name is Michelle and I help people take back control of their life. I specialize in treating IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and other anxiety related issues such as fears, phobias, unhelpful habits and sleep issues. I treat a wide range of issues and you are invited to visit my website to find out more.
I am based in Well, Near Bedale North Yorkshire which has easy access to the A1, the Yorkshire Dales and the surrounding towns and villages such as Ripon, Northallerton, Richmond, Thirsk and Harrogate.
My philosophy is DON'T LET YOUR PAST HIJACK YOUR FUTURE
Training, qualifications & experience
I am client centered and use a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Processing (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Intensive Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) dependent on the issue concerned.
Specialist Areas: Depression and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
I have additional specialised training to help people suffering with depression. Following an initial consultation, I offer a 12 week course* which develops:
- coping skills
- effective relationships and support networks
- social skills
- problem solving skills
- realistic and acheivable goals
In addition, the course addresses negative and de-motivating thoughts and expectations.
I have specialised training in Gut Specific & Gut Directed Protocol hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is a recognised and recommended course of treatment by NICE as being suitable for IBS sufferers. Prior GP diagnosis is a mandatory requirement before treatment.
I run a local support group with the IBS Network (www.ibsnetwork.org) which meets on the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH at Sycamore Hall Care Home, Kearsley Road, Ripon. The group provides support and tips to help you. It is available for anyone who is has been diagnosed with IBS and all ages are welcome. For more information please contact the IBS Network ( www.ibsnetwork.org )
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Pain management *
- Phobias *
- Quit smoking
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
I help people with emotional eating issues in addition to selective eating, food phobias and anxiety relating to new foods.
Hypnotherapy is a deeply personal process and it is important to me, that my clients feel comfortable discussing their issues.
Consequently, the first consultation is therefore longer than a standard session. It takes approximately 1-2 hours which is charged at £60 per hour. This addition time allows us to meet and chat about any concerns you may have and to experience hypnosis. This time is useful to find out the nature of your issue, your needs and expectations. I will ask questions relating to your general health and background history and address any issues you may have relating to hypnotherapy.
Off Peak: Weekday appointments from 9.30am to 4.30pm £60 per hour
Peak: Weekday appointments at 8.00am or 5.30pm £75 per hour
Weekends: Saturday 9.30am - 1.00pm £85 per hour
A limited number of concessionary rates are available each month (subject to availability and where evidence of income is provided).
I have a clear Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate - Disclosure & Barring Service.
Type of session
Costs vary (see below): Off Peak: 9.30am to 4.30pm Peak: 8.00am or 5.30pm - 6.30pm Weekends: 9.30am - 1pm