Trina Gazzard MBACP, DHP, DSFH
I am a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist with over ten years’ experience working in the mental health field as a psychotherapist. (The Priory Hospital and for local governments). I cover North Bristol and the North Somerset area. I am married with two children.
I became interested in hypnotherapy after a car accident more than five years ago. After speaking with a hypnotherapist and experiencing for myself what can be achieved, I was amazed at how changing the way we think could have such an impact on our overall physical health. Through my extensive training and experience as a psychotherapist I knew how our mental health could be improved but had not experienced first hand changes in physical health. After much research, I decided to train as a hypnotherapist myself.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy can help with many conditions, particularly those made worse by stress or anxiety. Some of the more common issues are shown below but is not a complete list. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if there is something else which I may be able to help you with.
• General anxiety, depression.
• Work-related issues
• Anger management
• Sleeping problems
• Chronic Pain
• OCD, obsessive thoughts, feelings or emotions.
• Lack of confidence, fear of socialising.
• Panic attacks
• Fear and phobias.
• Exam nerves, fear of failure.
• Sexual issues, including vaginismus (painful spasmodic contraction of the vagina) and erectile dysfunction.
• Stop smoking - permanently.
• Promote relaxation.
• Improve sleep.
• Eating disorders
• Weight management
Hypnotherapy is a safe proven and effective tool for directly accessing the subconscious mind.
Why chose me to be your hypnotherapist?
I am genuinely passionate about hypnotherapy and believe that anything is possible, the only limitations in life are the limitations we put on ourselves. I genuinely believe that hypnotherapy can help to change people's lives for the better. I discovered that thinking in a different way could reduce pain, enhance day-to-day living and help clients in a relatively quick way, whilst sustaining incredible results and a positive change of direction. Hypnotherapy can help in ways that I'd not even realised possible. I am a positive and enthusiastic person genuinely passionate about what I do. This rubs off on my clients, allowing them to leave my sessions feeling positive, empowered, relaxed and optimistic about their future.
The tools that I use…
I use Solution Focused Hypnotherapy with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) amongst other approaches. With over 11 years of experience, I am able to select the best tools from many different approaches and models of psychotherapy, so that my sessions are tailored to fit you, the individual. This ensures the sessions help reduce your stress and overcome the challenges that you're facing.
What should I expect from our first session?
The initial consultation and assessment session is important to decide what is best for you. During this session I will ask questions to understand a bit about your history and to better understand the challenges you are facing. I will also explain how the brain works, the conscious and subconcious mind. This will give you a clear understanding on how we change our thoughts, feelings, habits and behaviours. We will discuss your goals and desired outcomes from this therapy and put together a plan on how we can achieve them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I trained at a recognised Centre of Excellence in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy - The Clifton Practice. I am also a qualified Psychotherapist with over 11 years of experience.
I am a member of the following organisations:
National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapist (AfSFH)
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
My qualifications include:
Diploma in Hypnotherapy - DHP ( 2014)
Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy - DSFH (2014)
Btec Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2003)
NVQ 3 Advanced Certificate in Counselling. (2001)
NVQ 2 Intermediate Certificate in Counselling. (2000)
My experience includes;
- The Priory Hospital, Bristol.
The therapy groups I ran within the Priory were: Assertive Training and CBT Group therapy for the General Psychiatric - Stress and Depression group. Drug and Alcohol treatment based on the 12 steps, including CBT. I also ran an Eating Disorder group using CBT, some elements of the 12 step and an elective approach towards therapy.
I worked to help patients gain control of their addiction(s) on the Addiction Treatment Programme. Addiction is often a cluster of addictions. For example alcohol, exercise and bulimia are often habits that go together. I work to help clients manage their compulsions and respond in a better way. I also worked within the Eating Disorder unit, looking at control, control around food and sense of self worth. Supporting patients to achieve their goals in a healthy, proactive way. I also ran groups within the general psychiatric unit on depression and anxiety, also assertiveness training. I remain incredibly passionate about supporting my clients to move forward making their own choice and changes a reality. I also counselled out-patients for 1:1 sessions for addiction, work related stress, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and with sleep hygiene.
-South Glos Youth Offending Service. Working as a psychotherapist and as a Drug & Alcohol Specialist Practitioner with young people.
-South Glos Council. Working in schools with young people to support them to facilitate change.
-Bristol City Council. Working with Children in residential care.
-ARA. Helping clients with addictions.
-The Swan Project.
-Dementia Care Trust.
I attend regular supervision sessions, course and workshops to keep up to date and increase my knowledge.
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.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
The Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) was set up to provide information about a modern form of Hypnotherapy and its associated benefits to members of the public. The main aim of the AfSFH is to spread awareness of the benefits of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Its secondary aim is to support Hypnotherapists in their businesses by encouraging good practice and self-care.
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.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Our brains sometimes get confused and come up with all kinds of situations that trigger an exaggerated or inappropriate response. Hypnotherapy can help hugely with this and get you back on track, living a healthy and fulfilling life.
Anti-smoking is a one off session, lasting between 90mins-120 mins - £150.00
I offer a half price initial consultation which includes a CD - £60.00
All other sessions are £60 for an hour appointment.
Limited concession spaces are available.
What clients are saying about me.
"I can't recommend Trina for hypnotherapy highly enough. I had suffered with a bird phobia for about 35 years and had considered hypnotherapy before but firstly didn't believe it could work as my phobia was so 'severe' and secondly had heard that with some hypnotherapists I would have to look at pictures of birds to overcome my fear. Thankfully this was not the case with Trina. With her calm, gentle, understanding nature I was soon at ease. I can now look at real birds and photos of birds without screaming or feeling sick, she really has improved my quality of life."
"I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for everything! I’m so indebted to you and your wondrous hypnotherapy skills. I honestly feel like a different person and approach my life more positively and with confidence. I don’t have need for my OCD tendencies anymore and my motivation skills have improved hugely."
After experiencing a really personal sexual issue which is often described as vaginismus, and spending a lot of time online looking for help, being told by doctors it was just in my head, and counselling failing to assist, hypnotherapy was my last hope. I was feeling desperate and depressed. It was affecting me emotionally which impacted on my relationships I immediately felt at ease & relaxed at the first session, and felt confident she could help me. After around 5 sessions my confidence & self esteem was coming back & after the last but one session I had successful sex! Now a few months on, my confidence is growing and things are improving all the time, including my relationship. I can't explain how much she's helped me, and how lovely she was throughout the process (as you can imagine this sort of issue isn't the easiest to talk about). I would recommend her to anyone who is suffering from fears or phobias, especially this one as there aren't many options for people experiencing it. It will be the best money you ever spend! One very happy customer.
"Trina Gazzard. What can I say? You took me from the place I was in which was crying like a baby all through a flight or taking medication, to sitting by the window, watching take-off and landing, taking photos of Mount Tiede out of the window and loving it, without medication. AMAZING!! Thank you so much."
"I have been seeing Trina for issues around anxiety. I had problems going to the shops, concerts, family events and other similar things where I would have panic attacks. Right from the start Trina began to change the way I think… I recently attended my daughter’s concert, I realised half way through that I’d not had my usual panic attack. I was there relaxed enjoying myself without feeling nervous. This was a huge stepping-stone for me and led to even bigger things such as going away for a few days with friends, without the safety blanket of my husband. This was all due to the way Trina had prepared me. None of this would have been possible before my sessions with Trina."
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