I find that everyone I see, irrespective of the reason they come, has an underlying issue of anxiety and/or stress.
Here are some of the presenting issues that I work with
- Weight management
- Unwanted habits such as nail biting
- Smoking cessation
- Menopause symptoms
- Phobias e.g. needles, dentists, flying, snakes and spiders
I also find that the underlying cause of many of these problems is often grief or loss. We might not discover this until we have worked together for a couple of session, in which case I might advise that we switch to the Grief Recovery Method (see below).
Working online during lockdown - don't panic!
During lockdown I have been working through Zoom. But now the face to face appointments are available. So you can choose which option suits you best.
I have been through my own journey of worry and panic about working online. BUT I have been really delighted that it is just the same as working face to face. In fact, you are in the comfort of your own space. And all you need for hypnotherapy is my voice!
After a telephone conversation we will arrange to meet at a time that is suitable for you.
The first appointment is usually a 45 minute free consultation. This gives us time to get to know each other a bit better. It allows you to ask me any questions about the process and how I work. Once you've decided that I'm the therapist for you we will book your first session as soon as possible.
How many sessions?
Most issues are improved or resolved in a minimum of 3-4 sessions. We will establish that at the consultation, although it may change as we work through whatever is troubling you.
As with any therapeutic or medical intervention, the result cannot be guaranteed.
There is no magic wand!
The first session is the foundation of your therapy plan. It helps you to get used to the sound of my voice and starts to build trust between us.
We will spend some time exploring further whatever your concerns might be and you can let me know whether you have any more questions before we start.
I will guide you into a very pleasant state of relaxation which we refer to as the trance state. Everyone experiences this differently. So you may feel as though you are just sitting there and listening to my voice. Or you may feel as though you are not quite awake but not asleep. Some people remember everything I say. Some don't remember any of it. However you experience it is right for you at that time.
I will then gently begin to work therapeutically with you, to establish the building blocks of your therapy journey.
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist (Grief UK)
This is a step by step training programme, either 1-1 or in a group, which provides you with the tools to help you move on from the pain of a bereavement or any other kind of loss. This is not counselling or therapy but as I have a background in training and hypnotherapy it fits perfectly with my services.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified at Practitioner Level in 2009.
I am registered with the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the General Hypnotherapy Register.
I am constantly updating my skills through training and regular sessions with my clinical supervisor
I am an approved practitioner of Sheila Grainger's Virtual Gastric Band programme and have had some great results with it.
I am a certified Grief Recovery Specialist with Grief UK
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Grief and loss
From £50.00 to £500.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Initial 45 minute consultation is free
Sessions usually cost £50 and last 60-90 minutes
Smoking session is one, longer session at £120.00. This includes one further follow up session
I charge a flat fee for the Virtual Gastric Band Programme - 4 sessions plus recordings £250.00
The Grief Recovery Method 1-1 is 7 sessions at a cost of £500
The Grief Recovery Method group programme is 6 sessions, the cost will vary depending on size of the group
Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am-8pm Saturday 9am-2pm Evenings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on request All Via Zoom currently