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I am a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and I draw upon several disciplines including NLP, Positive Psychology, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the Human Givens approach.
I help my clients improve their confidence, relieving them of any fears and anxiety which might be holding them back, moving towards their outcomes and goals, often in 3 - 6 sessions. I work in partnership with each client to help them achieve the outcomes they want, and as such, every treatment is truly personalised. I listen closely to both the words and gestures, which helps me to provide a programme of support to create change in the shortest time possible while ensuring that the changes are embedded and long-lasting.
We work together, with support between sessions and tasks and homework set for you to engage fully in your progress. By taking a holistic approach, I can help you let go of the past, lose your fears and start living your best life.
As part of your treatment, I write a bespoke hypnotherapy download for you, which helps you to relax and to make changes easily and unconsciously. The changes start when you get in touch and continue throughout our sessions, and beyond. Working with me is a journey of support, gaining a new perspective, and allowing your unconscious mind to help you make the changes you desire.
My area of special interest is helping you improve your relationship with yourself, especially in relation to chronic illness. I can help you reduce your perception of pain and limitation, and help you improve your overall wellness.
I teach Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing to expectant mothers and their partners.
I work therapeutically with children using Ollie Coaching techniques, drawing upon my 20+ years as a primary teacher.
My packages include:
- A free telephone consultation
- A bespoke download written and recorded for you
- Hypnotherapy sessions at my clinic or online hypnotherapy sessions via Zoom or Skype
- Follow-up emails or text messages to support you between sessions
- Even more positive changes can occur between sessions while you listen to the downloads made especially for you. You can re-learn to access your own resources, becoming more independent as you return to a place of balance.
Please get in touch if you have any questions I haven't answered here and book in for your free telephone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MNCH (Reg), DipCHyp, HPD, NLP MPrac, BA (Hons), PGCE
BA(Hons) - Bachelor's degree in English and History, University of Surrey
PGCE -Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Middlesex University
NLP Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, PPD Learning
NLP (MPrac) - Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, PPD Learning
EFT Level 1, EFTTA
Relax Kids Coach
DipCHyp - Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy, The Quest Institute
HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, The Quest Institute
Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing Practitioner
Ollie Coach - Children's Coaching and Therapy
Master Practitioner of Cognitive Hypnotherapy
I use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Eye Movement Integration (EMI) in my work to support my clients with trauma and PTSD.
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
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
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
3 month and 6 month coaching packages available.
One to One Sessions
Your initial telephone consultation is free
Single sessions: A single session is charged at £95
I also offer block bookings of 4 or 6 sessions.
A block of 4 sessions is £415 (4.5 hours + personalised hypnotherapy download)
A block of 6 sessions is £605 (6.5 hours + personalised hypnotherapy download)
Additional subsequent sessions are £95 each.
*Blocks must be paid for in advance and appointments should be booked within 6 months of the initial booking date. If booked individually, the first session is £150 and following sessions are £95.
Bespoke Hypnotherapy Recording
I offer a bespoke Mp3 hypnotherapy download service:
Your initial telephone consultation is free. Your session is up to 40 minutes online or on the phone and the download is recorded and sent to you. The cost of the session plus download is £75.
Confident Childbirth Hypnobirthing
A block of 4 sessions is £399 (4 x 75 mins + 4 downloads)
A block of 6 sessions is £565 (6 x 75 mins + 4 downloads)
Additional subsequent sessions are £95 each
Ollie Coaching for Children
A block of 4 sessions is £350 (4 x 1 hour)
Additional subsequent sessions are £95 each
A full day of therapy (6 hours including breaks) and bespoke download
This is a good choice if you have a single specific issue to resolve, or you have had sessions with me before and want to break through a block and find the final piece of the puzzle.
As this service is completely bespoke, it is priced on application
I work with men, women and children to support, empower and guide you to gain the changes you seek. I believe that every client has their own inner resources, and that I can help you to identify what is holding you back and help you create the changes you desire.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis?
We all go in and out of trance every single day naturally, and hypnosis is simply an induced state of trance. It is like day dreaming or thinking about something else, while other things are going on. When you feel like you are working on auto-pilot doing any routine tasks without having to think about them, you are in a state of trance.
What does hypnosis or hypnotic trance feel like?
Being hypnotised feels like you are in a very relaxed frame of mind. It is a state where the conscious mind is having a rest, and the focus is deep within. You can come out of the trance easily, by simply opening your eyes. When I have come to the end of the hypnosis part of the session, I simply count from 1 to 5, and the client opens their eyes. They usually report feeling every refreshed.
How does hypnosis work?
A hypnotherapist uses a combination of their words and their voice to help the client go into a trance by asking them to close their eyes and take a few deep breaths. The therapist speaks at a gentle pace and helps the client to relax. After this point that the therapist can make suggestions to the unconscious mind of the client, to help the client with issues they have previously discussed and agreed. The unconscious mind accepts the suggestions that it wants to. I create a personalised recording for each person I work with so that they can listen to it every day and this allows the unconscious mind to open up and start making changes right from the first session.
What is hypnotherapy?
As a hypnotherapist I use my voice, words and my relationship with each person to help them change their beliefs and patterns of behaviour by tapping into the unconscious mind. Much of the work I do is conversational, and I use various tools and techniques including hypnosis to help you go from where you are (sometimes called the problem state) to where you want to be (the solution state). Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a solution-focussed therapy.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, if you want to be. We are advertised to everyday and we pick up beliefs and values from those around us, so we are already primed to accepting ideas, and some people more than others. We might know people who are more gullible or easier to convince of something; we might call them more suggestible. But on the whole I would say anyone can be hypnotised, if they want to be.
What if I am resistant?
Some people are worried about not being able to be hypnotised. It's important that you feel comfortable with the therapist that you choose to work with, so I would say always talk to them on the phone and make sure you have looked at their website to get a feel for them. If they have videos or recordings for you to watch or listen to, that can help you feel more comfortable with them. If a client has come to a session willingly, it is rare for them to be resistant. It might be that they are resisting the change itself. Incidentally, there is a lot of change work that can be done with eyes open, and in a conversational way too.
Will I lose control?
You are always in control of your trance state and can come out of it by simply opening your eyes. therapist can’t hypnotise a person against their will, and can’t make a person behave in ways which are different to their normal personality. So often there are misconceptions due to stage shows but stage hypnotists look for people who are particularly extrovert and are natural performers when they are looking for someone who will perform tricks on stage. We might all know someone who is an extrovert who would love to go up on a stage and perform anyway – they don’t need much persuasion! So if you’re thinking of working with someone, check their credentials - trust is a vital component in successful therapy.
What’s the difference between a hypnotherapy recording that is made for me and a one which I can download online?
Imagine the difference between a tailor made suit or dress, when the tailor has your measurements, your requirements and as sense of your style and the occasion. Think about the fit of that garment and the experience of it and compare that to walking into a shop on the high street and buying a suit or a dress. They both work but they may not be comparable in terms of fit or quality. On my website you can find a menu where you can book in to have a session with me and have a bespoke recording made for you, and I also have some pre-recorded options available too.
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