Patricia Harper, BSc, DipCIM, CertHypCS, MHS
Hypnotherapy can help with many unwanted habits, fears and behaviours, such as
- anxiety and stress, including panic attacks
- phobias like fear of flying
- to quit smoking
- weight loss
- gastric band hypnotherapy
- food addiction
- pain management
- low self-confidence or low self esteem
- sleep disorders
- and many more.
Deep relaxation is a big part of hypnotherapy and, as stress and tension can make almost any issue worse, the combination of relaxing deeply with positive hypnotic suggestions can really make a difference.
Hypnotherapy can also help to find out why you behave in a certain way, or where a habit originated. This new insight and understanding of yourself can help to bring about profound change.
I am a registered member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS) through which I manage my CPD (Continuous Professional Development).
Please come and have a chat about how hypnotherapy could help you - the initial 30-minute consultation is free. I practice at my office in Elcot Park, Burbage Building, Elcot Lane, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 2BG, 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Contact me on 07533 982887, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- The Rewind Technique, National Hypnotherapy Society
- Smoking Cessation, Uncommon Knowledge
- Changing Habits and Behaviours, National Hypnotherapy Society
- Advanced Weight Loss, National Hypnotherapy Society
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome - the hidden disorder, National Hypnotherapy Society
- IMR and Regression, Lorraine Gleeson for the National Hypnotherapy Society
- Parts Therapy, Lorraine Gleeson for the National Hypnotherapy Society
- Hypno-Gastric Band, Lorraine Gleeson of the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
- Rapid Inductions, Lorraine Gleeson of the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
- Chronic stress, National Hypnotherapy Society
- OldPain2Go, Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
- Hypno Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
- Group Weight Loss, Hampshire School of Therapy
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
* 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, we could 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.
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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.
OldPain2Go for pain reduction and removal is £120. This can often take just one session, and the fee includes a follow-up session 2 weeks later.
Recordings are a very important part of reinforcing the new positive behaviours in the subconscious, and form part of the treatment.
How easy is it to find Elcot Park, Marlborough?
It's very easy, and has plenty of free parking when you get there. Elcot Park is on the east side of Marlborough, close to Marlborough Football Club.
To reach it, from Marlborough centre, follow the A4 east towards Hungerford. Go past TH White on the left, and turn next left into Elcot Lane. Go along behind the Roebuck Inn, and take the second left, down towards the Football Club (signposted). Elcot Park is the big white 2-storey building at the end. Park anywhere there's a space.
What happens in hypnotherapy
The free initial no-obligation consultation is for you to tell me about your problem and what changes you'd like to see. 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 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 I'll have given you while you're 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!
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 subconscious 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 focussed inward on your thoughts, 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!
My office is on the first floor up one short flight of stairs.
10am-5pm Monday to Friday. Evening and weekend appointments available. Free parking.