Polly Hawkins DHP HPD MNCH(Acc) AfSFH Sup(Hyp) CNHC
1 Glenville Parade
01452 540106 / 07530 560319
I've been a full time hypnotherapist since February 2011 and achieved both The Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) and the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). The HPD is considered the gold standard of hypnotherapy qualifications! This experience and these qualifications, together with my experience as a qualified life coach going back over 15 years, and life experiences, make me well qualified to help you with a wide range of issues. In early 2016 I also qualified as a supervisor enabling me to supervise other hypnotherapists.
Why not book an initial consultation to discuss your requirements and to find out how I can help you. I cover a wide range of issues including;
- lack of confidence
- fears and phobias
- weight problems
- sport performance and much, much more.
I am a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), and the Department of Health recommended, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I abide by the strict code of ethics of each of these organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience as a Hypnotherapist, as a Life Coach and in life generally, has shown me time and time again how very easy it can be to hugely change our lives for the better by taking just small steps towards achieving what we want to achieve.
I trained as a clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist through the highly acclaimed Clifton Practice. This training lead to a full diploma qualification (DHP) and the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) (considered the gold standard of hypnotherapy qualifications and also externally accredited by the NCFE (Level IV). I have undertaken further training in hypnotherapy for easier childbirth, OCD, eating disorders, psychoneuroimmunology, Phobia, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I am also qualified to supervise other hypnotherapists and this qualification is at Level 5.
I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) and the, Department of Health recommended, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I abide by the strict code of ethics for each of these professional bodies.
The hypnotherapy training I have received is also accredited by:
The Hypnotherapy Society
The National Council of Psychotherapy
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
I qualified as a Life Coach through The Life Coaching Institute and this training is externally accredited by the NCFE (Level IV).
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you, you really helped me get my life back on track!........Thank you again so much for everything Polly! Any troubles and I will be back to see you. Can’t recommend you highly enough to people."
Male, Gloucester – Anxiety
"It made such a lovely and relaxing difference and meant that our holiday was not marred by me going into a state of panic and terror. My husband really noticed how different I was too. I have to say that I may initially have been a little skeptical about the benefits of hypnotherapy but I'm now a convert!!
Female, Fear of flying
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- 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 am CRB checked.
Initial Consultation - £30- lasts 45 minutes to one hour.
Subsequent sessions - £65 per session. Lasts 50mins to 1 hour.
Stop Smoking - one session of 90 mins to 2 hours at a cost of £130.
Life Coaching - £65 per session. Lasts 50mins to 1 hour.
I see clients on Mondays to Fridays with appointment times from 9.15am to 6pm. I also see clients on Saturday mornings during the winter months only. October to March.
"I went and had an amazing day, thank you for everything……. If it wasn’t for you I would never have got my life back and I’m loving being able to go places and enjoy life……Female, Gloucester - Anxiety in crowds
"I have had an issue with my weight for quite a few years and when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I tried all sorts of diets without any real success. Polly's approach is not to tell you that you can’t eat this or that, but, with the help of hypnosis, to totally change your mindset and the way you think about food. I’ve now lost nearly 3 stone and feel so much better. My blood sugar is lower now than it has been since I was diagnosed. Once again thank you Polly." Male – Weight Loss
"You are just amazing!!!! I have just had the best jumping lesson on my horse tonight!! Felt absolutely amazing and was so much more confident we were a partnership again. I'm totally buzzing!! Thank you sooooooo much!!" Female, showjumping anxiety
I was over the moon with your help, thanks Polly". Male - Stop Smoking
"I slept for the majority of the flight and even looked out of the window as we were landing. I actually remember thinking to myself ‘so this is what normal people feel like on a flight". Female, Fear of flying
9.00am to 6pm Monday to Friday.