Vanessa Edwards (Dip CHyp HPD NLP prac) MNCH, CNHC CHBP
Hello and thanks for visiting my profile.
Having had hypnotherapy myself some years ago, I know the value that this type of therapy offers and this is what inspired me to train to become a Cognitive Hypnotherapist. Life has a habit of throwing us unwanted challenges and I believe that we are all fellow strugglers, but I have learnt how hypnotherapy can help you change the way you think, by changing your mindset, freeing you from ingrained negative thoughts, habits and beliefs.
I took my time to research one of the best trainers I could find and I’m proud to say I trained with Trevor Silvester at the Quest Institute at Regents University, London.
I have a special interest in working with women to overcome difficulties with confidence, stress and anxiety, as well as working with weight loss issues, phobias, insomnia, OCD, smoking, bad habits and depression.
Having come from a background in education, as a Specialist Teacher, I have always enjoyed working with children and teenagers. As a result, I have done additional training with 'Kids Matter' to help young people who are struggling with a range of difficulties from anxiety, confidence issues, bad habits, sleep issues, bed wetting and self-esteem issues amongst others.
I am also a certified Easibirthing Hypnobirthing Practitioner and enjoy helping women and their partners overcome any anxieties and fears related to birthing. My aim is to equip you with strategies and techniques to cope and enjoy this special experience and utilise this in childbirth and beyond. Easibirthing Hypnobirthing is usually taught as a private 5 session package, it takes mothers-to-be through the stages of labour and birth, through to the postnatal stage and beyond. I teach women the three principles of remaining calm, confident and in control. Whatever type of birth a mother experiences, by learning deep relaxation and visualisation, the mother is able to go 'within themselves' and retain a sense of calm and control even when a birth experience has not been straight forward, giving them every chance of the best outcome for their baby and themselves.
Please visit my blog page to find out more at: www.vanessaedwardshypnotherapy.co.uk
You can email me or contact me on 07523101952 for a free consultation. The first session consists of an in-depth discussion of your issue and I will suggest a treatment plan for you. I will send you an audio recording based on the information gained from this initial session. As hypnotherapy is a collaborative therapy, and not something that is 'done to you', it is important that you are committed to listening to these recordings regularly as they play an important part of your treatment. Often clients are assigned tasks such as journaling, book recommendations or online clips to watch, that can help with their issue. The first couple of sessions are normally a week apart and then sometimes monthly, depending on the particular problem. Usually treatment takes between 3-6 sessions, but some can take longer, if there are many layers to their issue. Treatments can be booked as a discounted package or individual sessions.
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to have a chat about your issue or to discuss any other issues that I may be able to help you with, I'd love to hear from you.
If you'd like to receive a free audio recording designed to encourage relaxation and boost your immune system during these challenging times, email me on the above address.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Quest Institute at Regents University, London. I have the Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma and NLP Certified Practitioner . I am a member of NCH and CNHC, set up by the Department of Health. As part of this membership I am obliged to do at least 15 hours CPD training each year. I am also a certified Easibirthing Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Previously, I’ve worked in education as a teaching assistant and specialist teacher, working mainly with dyslexic pupils. As a mum of three now grown up children, I feel I have a good understanding of children and teens and enjoy working with this age group. I have a particular interest in working with anxiety and confidence issues.
DipCHyp HPD NLPprac CHBP
Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner
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
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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
I have a special interest in working with children, having worked in education as a TA and a Specialist Teacher for a number of years, as well as being a mum to 3 children. I have undertaken further training with 'Kids Matters' and work with children who are experiencing a variety of issues. Please see my website, under the 'blog' page for further details www.vanessaedwardshypnotherapy.co.uk
I charge £65 per session and also offer a discounted package of 4 sessions.
The initial phone consultation is free.