Hello, my name is Mike Ward and may I welcome you to my anxiety clinic Harley Street London, and Chandlers Ford Hampshire, specialising in the spectrum of anxiety, combining the principles of neuroscience and traditional therapeutic methods. Please see www.hampshireanxietyclinic.co.uk www.londonanxietyclinic.co.uk
So you may be wondering how I can help you? A very good question and I will answer that here for you now.
What is involved in the sessions?
Firstly all contact will be treated respectfully and confidentially. You have the choice of a complimentary 30 minute consultation, or you can immediately go ahead and book a full assessment session. Within our first session it is an assessment and a hypnotherapy session so you can begin work straight away towards your outcome.
The complimentary 30 minute consultations book up rapidly each week, so please call or email now to confirm availability, just click on the contact me link to arrange.
I provide and deliver Professional and effective hypnotherapy and therapeutic interventions that will assist you in achieving the outcomes you want from your therapy. I use Hypnotherapy as a skilled communication to direct a person’s imagination towards their goals and in a way that helps to elicit the changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. My interventions are focussed and deliberate, from clients wanting to increase confidence, performance, and motivation, lose weight, to fears of heights and flying. You will find how you are able to reframe problem events, develop the ability to let go of critical and defeating thoughts, learning new behaviours, with a calm, confident and resourceful state. The items listed below detail many of the areas I work with successfully. Though I also specialise with panic, anxiety, negative thinking styles, stress, fear, depression and depressive symptoms, trauma and post-traumatic stress. For specific details about anxiety and stress please also visit my practice in London www.londonanxietyclinic.co.uk www.hampshireanxietyclinic.co.uk & www.mcwprofessionaltherapies.co.uk for my practice in Hampshire.
How will I deliver?
I will respond to all contact with me within 24 hours, either by email or telephone as directed by yourself. All requests will be dealt with confidentially and I will advise of appointments that can fit with your availability. There is the added flexibility of either meeting me at our London office in Harley Street or in Hampshire. After reviewing your needs and what you want to achieve we will immediately begin working on the solution and discuss the approximate number of sessions required. On each session we will review your progress and adjust any interventions accordingly. This ensures we remain focussed on what you want to achieve.
What’s different about the interventions I provide?
I also provide 6 different therapeutic approaches, this allows me to tailor an approach to your needs, so along with hypnotherapy, if required we may use certain cognitive interventions (CBT), NLP or EMDR, the information on my websites explains what these therapies can be used for and how.
Please remember hypnotherapy is not about losing control, you are in control at all times and are able to respond to any situation as you would normally. It is a very pleasant state of relaxation and trance, where your mind is open to the new suggestions so you can achieve your desired outcomes.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are:
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- BA (Hons) Intergrative Therapy and Counselling.
- Graduate Certificate in Psychology.
- Primary Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma and PTSD.
- Neuro linguistic Programming - Master Practitioner and Coach.
- HND Diploma in Counselling skills.
I am an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist,Psychotherapist, NLP master practitioner and coach. I also have a BA (Hons) in therapeutic integrative counselling and continue to train each year. Adding to my portfolio I trained to a Certificate level in CBT, Trauma and PTSD, including EMDR, and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Psychology at the University of Winchester, and am planning further academic training towards a Doctorate.
I belong to the relevant Professional Bodies and listed on the General Hypnotherapy Register, the BACP as a therapist and am accredited with the National Counselling Society.
I specialise in the structures and patterns of anxiety and have a specific and active interest in this field, keeping myself up to date with the latest research including neuroscience and cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies. This information provides me with a continual and healthy approach to providing effective and modern therapeutic treatments for all my clients to help create the change and results you maybe looking for. I also specialise in Trauma, where I have vast knowledge and client experience of working within this particular field, and I provided Trauma consultancy work for a blue light emergency service. I work with the effects of combat, acute stress and ptsd, including violent crime, rape and childhood sexual abuse. Much of my learning and knowledge comes from working as a volunteer for nearly 10 years in an agency that provided therapy and crisis lines for clients who had or were experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse.
As I work with a varied age group I hold a current DBS certificate and work with children, adults, couples and families.
The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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
- Social anxiety
- Health anxiety
- Anticipatory anxiety
- Anxiety and depression
- Sitiuational Anxiety
- Fear of open spaces, spiders, heights.
- Fear of flying.
- Fear of birds
- Shyness and blushing
- Exam nerves
- Driving tests
- Sports performance
Prior to any assessment and therapy I do provide an initial free 30 minute telephone consultation.
Fees are reviewed individually with all clients.
When I work
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. Evening also available. Saturday 9am to 6pm
Available for you is a free mp3 relaxation and wellbeing download that can also add to helping you reduce unwanted anxiety, begin the process of calming the mind, which is very useful in the process of therapy. This is available on either website.
Referrals come to me from many sources, mainly by word of mouth, Doctors, Independant occupational health therapists, insurance companies, community mental health teams, youth charities, security professionals, private security firms and many different types of businesses. I am also invited to participate in work at both national and international levels.
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