Patricia Harper, BSc, CertHypCS, MHS
Hello. My name is Pat, and I’m an online hypnotherapist specialising in all aspects of anxiety, as well as stopping smoking. Hypnosis can help you change habits, thoughts, and behaviours which are causing a problem, and is just as effective online as face-to-face. If you need help to manage any problem on the anxiety spectrum, from general anxiety including panic attacks, through irrational fears and phobias, to PTSD, online hypnotherapy could help. My ‘Become a Non-Smoker’ package can help you quit smoking more easily than you ever thought possible.
Hypnotherapy online can help you to
- control anxiety and panic attacks, and feel calm and relaxed
- reduce or remove irrational fears or phobias like fear of spiders
- reduce the after-effects of PTSD and traumatic memories
- manage and control chronic pain
- quit smoking easily and effortlessly
Hypnotherapy can help you find out why you behave in a certain way, or how a habit originated. This new insight and understanding of yourself can help to bring about profound change.
If you feel that you're being held back by habits, behaviours or attitudes, please contact me for a chat about how hypnotherapy could help you. The initial 30-minute consultation is free, and without any obligation at all. We can chat on the phone, or online via Zoom, 10am-5pm, Monday to Wednesday. Contact me on 01672 550927 / 07533 982887, or email me.
Give yourself time for a change. You just might amaze yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practising hypnotherapy in Marlborough, Wiltshire since 2016, and am an approved therapist for AnxietyUK. As a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy, I specialise in helping with anxiety, fears and phobias, PTSD and trauma, and quit smoking. Hypnotherapy can help you make changes to all sorts of unwanted habits, fears and behaviours, and help you to feel better and happier, and enjoy life with confidence.
Chrysalis Certificate of Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (CertHypCS)
- Registered Member of the Hypnotherapy Society (MHS) HYP15-02702
- Licentiate Member of Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
- Approved therapist for AnxietyUK
- The Rewind Technique
- Smoking Cessation
- Changing Habits and Behaviours
- Advanced Weight Loss
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome - the hidden disorder
- IMR and Regression
- Parts Therapy
- Hypno-Gastric Band
- Rapid Inductions
- Chronic stress
- Hypno Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Group Weight Loss
- Anxiety Management
- EMDR for PTSD
National Hypnotherapy Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
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).
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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
Often you can quit smoking and become a non smoker in just 1 session. You must WANT to stop smoking - if someone else has told you that you must stop smoking, but you don't want to, hypnotherapy won't help. If you don't want to quit smoking, please don't waste your money having hypnosis.
Fears and phobias
Phobias are learned very quickly. So they can be unlearned just as quickly. Fears and phobias such as fear of spiders, fear of flying, or pretty much any 'fear of', can often be reduced, or removed altogether, in just one session.
If pain has continued for 12 weeks, it's referred to as chronic. At this stage, it often has nothing to do with the original, healed injury, and painkillers will often be prescribed. If you have chronic pain, and have seen a doctor and been prescribed painkillers, hypnosis could help you control your pain. I offer hypnosis for pain control free of charge.
Free initial no-obligation 30-minute consultation.
General hypnotherapy sessions £60 per weekly 90-minute session. Sessions last approx. 90 minutes. Average number needed is 5. A recording is given to you after each session to reinforce positive suggestions.
Becoming a non-smoker £130. This often takes 1 (2-hour session), and the fee includes a follow-up session 2 weeks later. 2 recordings are provided to reinforce positive suggestions.
Recordings are a very important part of reinforcing the new positive behaviours in the unconscious, and form part of the treatment.
What happens in hypnotherapy
The free initial no-obligation consultation is for you to tell me about your issue and what changes want. It's also for you to get to know me, and to see if you like and trust me. You need to be totally comfortable with your therapist, and feel you can open your heart in complete confidence.
From that initial session, you can decide if you'd like to work with me, and I can start to put together a personal treatment plan that's tailored to you and what you want to achieve.
The hypnotherapy session itself
Our hypnotherapy sessions will last around 90 minutes, made up of us exploring how you are and what changes you've noticed, followed by a hypnosis session. This can include a deep relaxation, exploratory work if needed, positive suggestions focussed on the changes you want to make, and then a gentle reorientation to bring you back up to full awareness, leaving you relaxed and refreshed.
I'll give you a recording, and ask you to listen to it every day for the next week, until the next session. It's very important to do your homework; it's an important part of the therapeutic process, and helps to reinforce the positive suggestions you'll receive while in trance. Someone once said to me that it's like being given a course of antibiotics - you need to take the tablets and finish the course!
We go into trance all the time
Any worrying things you've heard about hypnosis are bound to be wrong. It's a completely natural state and something you'll have experienced every day of your life. Think about being absorbed in a book or film; daydreaming about a holiday; driving along and then wondering what on earth you've been doing for the last 10 minutes; focussing so intently on a TV programme or what you're that you haven't heard someone ask if you want a cup of tea. All examples of being in a hypnotic trance, as is that lovely time morning and night when you're not quite awake and not quite asleep.
You won't do or say anything unless you want to
Your unconscious will simply never let you do anything that goes against your beliefs and values. No-one can make you cluck like a chicken unless you want to. You're aware all the time, even if you're inwardly focussed, and so relaxed that you just can't be bothered about anything going on around you. Which means you can come out of trance in an instant, whenever you want to. But the plan is that you'll feel so relaxed and comfortable, so safe and secure, and are enjoying it so much, that you'll just think 'Oh whatever' and do the equivalent of turning over and going back to sleep.
Relaxation is balm
We all lead increasingly stressful lives, so anything that promotes deep relaxation of mind and body can be hugely beneficial in itself. Many people start to sleep better, and often find they can stop taking their sleeping pills. Easy breathing techniques can help people to manage stressful situations better, and some pain can be eased because the muscles relax and let go of tension.
Hypnotherapy is a wonderful thing, and can help all sorts of problems. I recommend it highly!