Sigal Shalev - D.Hyp PDCBHyp PDCHyp GQHP
My name is Sigal Shalev and I created Open Minds to offer effective hypnotherapy in London NW3 and N10. I am a professionally qualified and experienced hypnotherapist, trained by the London College of Clinical Hypnosis – where I later went on to lecture, both nationally and internationally. I also work as a counsellor at Mind and One In Four mental health charities.
I offer a safe, confidential environment in which you can focus on, and resolve, personal issues which may be causing you pain, worry, anxiety, stress or sadness, professional, social or relationship problems, or may in some way be preventing you from moving forward.
Using a variety of Counselling, traditional Clinical Hypnotherapy techniques, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBT), hypnoanalysis, Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR I offer both short and long-term sessions and have helped adults of all ages and walks of life overcome difficulties in a wide variety of areas, specialising in the treatment of those who are unable to control their emotions of anger and anxiety, and those suffering from excess-stress.
The first half hour of an initial consultation will be completely FREE OF CHARGE, allowing you to ask questions and ensure that this is the right solution for you. Short and long-term therapy offered.
Call or email today for a confidential, no-obligation chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having trained at the London College for Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH), this is where I later became a tutor and a national and international lecturer. I have over 10 years' experience, and I also provide clinical supervision to other hypnotherapists.
I have extensive experience in working with anger management, anxiety and phobias, confidence issues, habit breaking and stress management, and I have additional training undertaken in:
- Counselling and psychotherapy
- Solution Focussed Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
- Art therapy
- Body therapy
- Working with trauma
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- 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
- Nail biting
- Childhood trauma
I offer a FREE INITIAL HALF HOUR so that you can ask questions and ensure that this is the right solution for you. After that, if you are happy to proceed, we will continue for a further hour (total 1.5 hours for the first session) charged at either:
- £85 in Hampstead, NW3
- £75 in Muswell Hill, N10
Subsequent sessions last for 55 minutes and cost either £85 or £65, as above.
30 minute top-up Skype sessions – £35
Sessions to help you quit smoking:
- Single session (1−1.5 hours) – £170
- Two sessions in the same month – £150
I accept payment by cash, cheque, credit or debit card or bank transfer.
A limited number of sessions with concessionary rates are available to those on income support and disability allowance - please enquire.
Testimonials (A selection kindly provided by former clients)
Relationship problems: ''Although outwardly confident I am quite a private person and had never been to a therapist before and so it took a while to make the decision to do this. I am very glad I did because Sigal has helped me understand the source of some long standing communication & relationship issues. She has helped me achieve this with great skill, insight, patience & kindness. Perhaps most importantly she has given me some tools to help me control and adjust the way I relate to others in any challenging situation. This has already been very useful in work as well as home life and something I will keep and use again in the future. I would have no hesitation recommending her. ''
Emetophobia (fear of being sick): ''I went to see Sigal to seek help with a phobia of being sick which had been a with me since early childhood.
Whilst I have not actually been sick since my session I now feel entirely different about the prospect of getting ill, and this has lifted a huge weight in terms of my day to day anxiety levels. I no longer feel panic stricken when faced with situations where I am confronted with vomit related illnesses, and this is something of a transformation given the reactions which I would normally have given prior to having had the hypnotherapy. I feel so much calmer about the whole issue in general and perhaps most tellingly I was recently able to see the humorous side when a friend threw up on my bedroom floor!! I am pleasantly astounded by the results and would definitely recommend any phobics out there to give this a try!''
Flying Phobia: ''Just got back from holidays and wanted to say a huge thanks as had two amazing flights. I think I said that the flight I’d had to Amsterdam after the first session had been a lot better and that the self hypnosis / relaxation techniques had kept a lid on things which had been good. However, the flights I just had to and from Spain, after having had the second session, were unbelievable. On these it wasn’t just a case of keeping it together; I just simply wasn’t worried – even given a pretty bumpy take off in bad weather on the way out! And though I said at the start of the sessions that I’d be happy just with an absence of fear, so to speak, this went further and I actually enjoyed the flights this time – and sat by the window on the way back for the first time in decades.''
Anger: ''I found my sessions with Sigal Shalev to be very helpful in dealing with my anger issues. She is sympathetic, smart and understanding.''
''Sigal has given me the tools to be able to step back and consider my negative reactions to any situation. This has proved invaluable in both my personal and professional life.''
Performance Anxiety: ''I am thankful and grateful that I found Sigal at a time when I had to work on difficult performance blocks to my acting career.
Sigal was so easy to talk to, easy to trust, I felt in the hands of a professional from the start. I moved through the issues quickly with her input of different approaches using a variety of methods and shifted a lot in 4 sessions.
The hypnotherapy technique was relaxing and strengthening, the EMDR was relieving, quick and fascinating. All the different ways of looking at a situation using Cognitive Techniques have stayed with me in a useful way. I have recommended Sigal already to several other actor colleagues and I will be coming back when I need to work on things again.''
''Having had a successful business career that had allowed me to push the boundaries of my own expectations and interest, and achieve a fantastic balance between work, family and personal interests, a business restructuring meant that I had to form new networks and exposed an underlying lack of confidence in my own abilities. This manifested itself in a number of panic attacks, not simply in formal presentations but sometimes in relatively informal discussions with my peer group. Through discussion with Sigal, I was able to identify what the triggers were to this reaction and to put in place certain tools to work around them. The discussion was in itself one that I found immensely cathartic and allowed me to put the issues that I was facing into context. Crucially, through a combination of self-hypnosis and positive mental attitude, I am now able to put myself in the right frame of mind to overcome these fears.''
Childhood Sexual Abuse: ''I am a nurse and a therapist who has been caring for others for many years, helping them to solve their emotional problems and enjoy life again. However, I had a long-standing emotional pain that I felt could never be eased. After seeing Sigal for only a few sessions I felt so much better, emotionally clear and physically calmer. It has surprised me, how rapidly she has helped to sort out issues which I have hidden for many years.
I now feel able to continue my life with optimism and calmness. Sigal helped me to resolve my problems with a confident, professional and practical approach. Thank you Sigal''
Type of session
Sessions offered: 9.30am – 9.30pm Monday to Friday. Contact: 9.30am – 9.30pm daily.