Sally Luxford HPD. DHP. SFBT (Hyp). MNCH(Reg.) CNHC (Reg.) AfSFH
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a natural state of trance similar to that achieved in meditation and which can be induced by concentration on a single idea or focus. In a therapeutic setting, hypnosis provides a very powerful tool to access subconscious patterns of thought and behaviour and resolve issues that lie beyond the capabilities of conscious resolve.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy utilises the clinically-proven techniques of CBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, NLP and other approaches and combines them with the state of trance to help people make significant positive changes within a relatively short period of time. Resolving unwelcome habits and thought patterns at a subconscious level means that hypnosis literally helps the parts other approaches can’t reach!
The approach focuses on the present and the future and not the past. Treatment is tailored to each client and a programme of therapy is designed according to your preferences, your personality and your needs.
All interventions have a profound affect on the way our problems are both viewed and dealt with. A major re-evaluation takes place. They are also second to none as a route to greater self- knowledge enabling us to become the person we were always meant to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, Qualifications & Accreditations
HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma
DHP - Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
SFBT (Hyp). - Solution Focused Brief Therapy Skills for Hypnotherapist
Diploma in Advanced Weight Management and Hypnotic Stomach Banding
Hypnosis for Childbirth
I completed the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma/HPD and the Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy/DHP at The Clifton Practice, Bristol, one of the UK’s leading externally accredited courses. The HPD is a nationally recognised qualification at level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework; this is an endorsement of the quality, amount and level of learning required to achieve the HPD.
Listed below are the professional organisations I am a member of. As a member of these associations I adhere to a strict code of ethics.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH)
National Council for Hypnotherapists (NCH)
Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Dept. of Health registered therapist.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
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.
The Initial Consultation is an hour and costs £40
Each session lasts up to one hour and costs £60 and is tailored to the meet the individual clients needs
Stop smoking cessation therapy is a one-off session lasting 1.5-2 hours and costs £150. No initial consultation is necessary.
Hypnotic Gastric Band £550
Full course including weight management input and a band adjustment session if required.
*** Please always check my website fees published on there as they will always be the most up to date***
Through working with the client, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with Confidence and Self Esteem problems. It can also help (if necessary in conjunction with medication) in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety, including Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Minor Phobias such as spiders, water, flying and public speaking can also be minimised, along with painful memories and traumatic experiences.