Patricia Harper, BSc, CertHypCS, MHS
I practise hypnotherapy in Marlborough, Wiltshire, specialising in helping with anxiety and panic attacks, pain, quit smoking, and phobias like fear of flying. As a member of the National Hypnotherapy Society, and the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy, I can help you change all sort of habits and behaviours which are holding you back, so you can feel better, happier, and more confident.
Hypnotherapy can help you to
- quit smoking
- control food addiction and lose weight
- feel more confident
- deal with insomnia and sleep better
- control anxiety and panic attacks, and feel calm and relaxed
- lose fears and phobias like fear of flying
- and much more.
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 thoughts, behaviours or feelings, please come and have a chat about how hypnotherapy could help you. The initial 30-minute consultation is free, and without any obligation at all. My office is at Elcot Park, Elcot Lane, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 2BG, 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Contact me on 01672 550927 / 07533 982887, or email me.
Give yourself time for a change. You just might amaze yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Chrysalis Certificate of Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (CertHypCS)
- Registered Member of the Hypnotherapy Society (MHS)
- 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
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
Weight loss with the Hypno-Gastric Band Programme.
Also known as Gastric Band Hypnotherapy, Virtual Band or Hypno Band, the programme is a risk-free, pain-free way of suggesting to your subconscious that you have had a band fitted around your stomach. This means it becomes difficult to eat too much, as you quickly feel very full. By identifying and resolving the reasons why and how you over-eat as well, your eating habits can change at the same time. The programme consists of 3 weekly sessions, plus a follow-up session 1 month later to loosen or tighten the band. The Hypno-Gastric Band programme costs £300, payable in 3 instalments.
OldPain2Go methdology for pain reduction and removal.
If you have been diagnosed by a medical professional and they've prescribed or suggested pain medication or management, OldPain2Go may be of interest to you.
As long as you really want your old pain to go, I can help you pass that intent to the part of you that controls those pain messages. Just by straight talking, we can ask that part of you if it's now safe for those old pain messages to no longer be sent out. Even if your body still feels some level of pain is necessary as a warning or preventative message, it could reassess and lower the volume of the pain message so that you could be more comfortable.
You don’t need to believe this will work, just have an open mind.
OldPain2Go® DOES NOT involve medication, exercises, physical manipulation, or follow-on purchases. Just a deep discussion with you and the part of you that controls pain messages. This process doesn’t numb the area, so you'll be able to notice any new pain, and it won’t be masked by the level of the old pain message.
Even if your problem is one you will have for life, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to keep the pain message for life.
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.
Hypno Gastric Band £300 (3 weekly sessions plus 1 session a month later). A recording is provided after each session 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 of the session 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!