Hello, I'm Samantha, a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist offering a friendly, professional service from therapy rooms in Buckfastleigh, South Devon. I specialise in helping people overcome anxiety and related issues.
Whether you want to feel more confident, overcome panic attacks, sleep better or free yourself from a phobia, hypnotherapy can help, far more easily than you may think. If you're motivated to change, believe that it's possible and are prepared to work in partnership with me, together we can develop your inner resources to assist you to overcome the challenges and issues you're facing. Hypnotherapy can help to improve both your physical and emotional well-being, ultimately leading to greater fulfillment in life.
I offer a bespoke service, tailoring therapy to suit your individual needs. My approach is goal focused so we'll discuss what you want to achieve and then I'll help you to overcome the limiting thought patterns, habits and behaviours that are holding you back. I will also help you to develop tools and strategies for change that will be powerful and transferable skills for life. Teaching self hypnosis is integral to my work and a wonderful skill to have – I use it daily and I hope you will too.
I have an expansive 'toolbox' and use a combination of approaches from psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness and NLP together with hypnosis to help you make the changes that you want.
I'm also a registered BWRT practitioner (Brain Working Recursive Therapy). This dynamic and innovative new therapy works incredibly quickly to shift even deep rooted problems. It can help with a wide range of issues including phobias, trauma, anxiety, depression, and binge eating to name just a few.
I understand that choosing the right therapist is not always easy so I offer free consultations which includes a CD. At your consultation we'll discuss what you're hoping to achieve and how I can help you achieve that.
We all go in and out of light states of hypnosis during the course of our everyday lives – for example, when you’re driving along a familiar route on autopilot, or watching TV. Hypnosis is not like sleep – though it’s similar to the state between sleep and full waking consciousness. You’re certainly not unconscious either! Hypnosis is simply a state of focused inner absorption. You can expect hypnotherapy to be a learnable skill, requiring your active participation…not just a quick fix which you passively receive. Hypnotherapy empowers you to make your own changes. All that’s required is your desire to change, belief that this is possible and your willingness to fully participate. Most people find hypnotherapy a deeply relaxing, calming and up-lifting experience that can lead to transformation in many areas of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the prestigious Adam Eason School of Hypnotherapy in Bournemouth and have a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, considered the 'gold standard' in hypnotherapy qualifications. I have also completed additional training in the following areas: anxiety based depression, sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome, metaphor therapy and pain management.
I am registered with the CNHC and the General Hypnotherapy Register and abide by their strict code of ethics, as well as undertaking regular supervision and study to ensure I offer my clients the best service I can.
I trained in BWRT with the Essex Institute and am a registed practitioner with the British Brainworking Research Society.
Prior to qualifying as a hypnotherapist I worked as an Occupational Therapist, employed by the NHS. I have a BSc in Occupational Therapy.
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.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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
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