Wendy Still HPD, DipCHyp, DCH, NLP Prac, MNCH
Hello, I’m a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner and over the years I’ve helped many clients overcome all manner of issues, including anxiety and panic attacks, fears, phobias, stress and depression; building up their confidence and self-esteem.
I'm passionate about hypnotherapy because I understand what it’s like to suffer with anxiety, to have fears and self-doubt; and I know how amazing life can be when you are free to do what you want to do without these things holding you back. Through my own immensely transformative experience of hypnotherapy I've been free to enjoy my life more and I'd like others to have this freedom too.
You may not realise that the secret battles going on in your head can ripple out and affect your life in many ways, making it harder than it needs to be. It's these battles that are holding you back now and causing your issues and by doing so, they are also creating your future. So the work we do is to get you back in control again.
When you come to see me, it’s not me fixing you; you’re not broken. I believe everyone, including you, already has everything they need to be able to enjoy life more and achieve more. So it’s a joint commitment and collaboration where we work together to achieve the positive changes you desire and deserve.
I'll help you to understand why your issue effects you the way it does and teach you to control your emotions for yourself, so that you won't feel helpless or a victim of your problem any longer.
I appreciate that choosing to come to a hypnotherapist could be a little daunting for some. Plus, it is of the utmost importance to the success of your treatment that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose.
Therefore I always recommend a free, no obligation phone call first, before making any commitment, where you can ask any questions and I can answer any concerns you may have. This chat also gives me an opportunity to properly assess whether this would be the most effective therapy for you.
I offer a caring, supportive, safe and relaxed, yet professional service at my therapy room in Frimley where Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help you overcome all manner of issues, sometimes surprisingly quickly. Contact me to discuss how I can make a positive difference in you, so you can be free from whatever it is that is making your life unhappy or difficult now.
(PLEASE BE AWARE I AM CURRENTLY UPDATING MY OLD WEBSITE AS OF JULY 2018 AND THEREFORE IT MAY NOT ENTIRELY REFLECT THE INFORMATION IN THIS UPDATED LISTING)
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy (DipCHyp)
NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming)
Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD)
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH) - Qualified 2008
Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Certificate in Conversational Reframing
Member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists (NCH)
Member of The Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (QCHPA)
I regularly attend courses and workshops to continue my professional development and I am currently studying with The Quest Institute for my Master Practitioner and will qualify in November 2018.
I am fully insured.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
* 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
I also offer Mind Massage Relaxation.
£65 for a session which ranges from 60-90 minutes long.
If you’d like to book and confirm your first 3 sessions it’s £180 – a saving of £15.
Bespoke treatment plan, designed specifically around your individual issues and desired outcomes. Taking you from where you are now to where you want to be, in the shortest time realistically possible.
Personalised Wordweaving (Suggestions created from your personal solution words intended to accelerate the rate of your improvement and make it permanent), designed to specifically target your issues and guide you towards being a happier you. You’ll also get this as an audio file to download and keep.
Teaching you practical and simple yet effective techniques enabling you to feel in control and empower you.
At your first appointment I spend time getting to understand your issues and how they affect you. This may take the full 90 minutes. At subsequent sessions we will review how you are doing and then I’ll tailor each session to suit your specific needs – If you have any questions or would like to book, please contact me to discuss how I can help you.
MIND MASSAGE RELAXATION
£45 per session
If you’re not sure about hypnotherapy and would like to try a taster session – or would just like to escape the stresses of modern life. Come and de-stress with a wonderful mind massage where you can relax, calm your mind, let go of tension and improve the quality of your thoughts.
These appointments are 45 minutes long, with an opportunity to discuss whatever’s on your mind first, unwind and let go of any stresses, then enjoy a relaxing hypnotherapy mind massage.
Please note Mind Massage Relaxation is not about resolving issues that need more in depth therapeutic help. If you are in any doubt which would be the right therapy for you or would like to book a wonderful session of relaxation, please contact me so we can discuss what’s the best option for you.
Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy is completely tailored to your individual way of thinking.
The approach is based on recent discoveries from neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology about how the brain works and how we make sense of our world. It combines various techniques and interventions from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Positive Psychology, Traditional Hypnotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Gestalt.
By understanding you are unique and your issues are completely unique to you and using this eclectic approach, I have the flexibility to tailor make each treatment to your specific desired outcomes.
A Genuinely Evidence-based Approach
When people think about hypnotherapy they tend to think about the obvious issues like slimming and stopping smoking but it is so much more versatile than that.
In June 2015 the Quest Institute under took a clinical study to measure the effectiveness of Cognitive Hypnotherapy. In September 2015 The Mental Health Review Journal recorded that using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy in the treatment of Anxiety and Depression, in an average of six sessions:
71% CLIENTS IMPROVED WITH QUEST COGNITIVE HYPNOTHERAPY
42% CLIENTS IMPROVED WITH OTHER TALK THERAPIES (CBT, Counselling)
This published paper demonstrates the robustness of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
Paula (Anxiety visiting certain places)
Wendy spent time fully exploring my feelings and then used a number of techniques to help me tackle the root causes of my anxiety. She also taught me some excellent coping strategies.
Wendy’s calm approach put me instantly at ease and she explained everything fully so that I had a good understanding of the way my thoughts and emotions were interacting together, and how to control these. I would fully recommend Wendy to others.
I felt very at ease and was pleased at how effective it was and how quickly it worked.
Martin (Fear of Flying)
I’d like to thank you again for the amazing work you have done to help me overcome this phobia – in just a few sessions I have transformed into a completely unrecognisable person compared to my last attempt to board a plane. I genuinely thought I would be someone who couldn’t be ‘cured’ but at the risk of sounding clichéd, this has quite literally changed my life.
Grahame, Optician (Stress and Anxiety)
I first consulted Wendy for hypnotherapy nearly one year ago with stress and anxiety problems. Initially I had weekly sessions and later monthly which I continue to have.
Wendy is professional and skilful and I cannot overstate the help she has and continues to give me. There has been an amazing transformation in my wellbeing during the last year. I now feel more relaxed and most importantly do not over worry about things as I have done for many years.
My only regret is that I waited so long to have Hypnotherapy, I should have done it years ago
Emily, Student 22, (Anxiety)
My first appointment already helped me to relax, even before we began the deeper work. Though my sessions have finished, I am still receiving support by listening to audio recordings from our previous sessions to help me relax and cement all the work we had put in. Thanks to Wendy, I am steadily becoming the person I want to be and used to be before the anxiety took over.
Nikki (Phobia & Work pressure)
As someone very sceptical about hypnotherapy I was amazed by how at ease Wendy made me feel and how easily I could relax with her.
After several sessions I had gone from a person who could not be in the same room as a wasp to someone who could brush them away without screaming!
I have also had further hypnotherapy to aid relaxation and wellbeing during times of work pressures because it made me feel so good.