Doug Osborne 10yrs experience Putney Southfields Wandsworth Wimbledon
Doug is a friendly, and warm, highly experienced clinical hypnotherapist. He hs worked in secondary care within the both the NHS and Private Healthcare. He uses hypnotherapy and EMDR for fast, long lasting and favourable results for Adults and Children (7-18 years).
Doug Specialises in anxiety conditions and panic attacks, addiction work and trauma related symptoms (anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias)
Doug has treated everything from Anxieties to Blood Pressure Phobia to Low Self Esteem created by bullying to Better Presentation and Meeting Presence,
City Clinical Hypnosis is a busy west London practice with a solid reputation for Clinical Hypnosis, behavioural therapy, psychotherapy and coaching. The practice has been in operation for ten years and has a steady stream of referrals.
Doug Osborne is also lecturer in Counselling Psychology at Roehampton University and consultant clinical psychotherapist to many county fire services. He is a member of British Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the General Hypnotherapy Register, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of EMDR UK. He has also worked in private healthcare for the Priory Group.
Here's some success stories
Flying phobia: http://www.cityclinicalhypnosis.com/sophie-fear-of-flying
Presentation & Public Speaking: http://www.cityclinicalhypnosis.com/presentation-skills-success-stories/marian-stage-fright
Panic Attacks: http://www.cityclinicalhypnosis.com/panic-attack-success-stories/duncan-panic-attacks
Male Sexual Problems: http://www.cityclinicalhypnosis.com/guy-sexual-issues
Obsessive Thoughts and/or Behaviour: http://www.cityclinicalhypnosis.com/trisha-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
Clinic appointment times 9m-8pm weekdays and 8am-midday Saturdays
All major credit and debit cards accepted
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Training, qualifications & experience
Psychotherapeutic Clinical Practice at Roehampton Priory, London
Clinical & Psychological Consultant to the following County Fire Services: Hampshire, Surrey, East & West Sussex, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Wales, Essex and Kent.
Works in alliance with GP Surgery in SW15
10 Years Clinical Hypnotherapy Practice
Full & Current CRB disclosure
EMDR fully trained therapist EMDR Europe
Practitioner Diploma in The Psychotherapeutic Strategies and Creative Interventions of Milton H Erickson 2011 (Steven Brooks)
MA Intergrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Roehampton Institute London 2010
Clinical Practitioner Diploma (1 Year) London College of Clinical Hypnosis 2006
Clinical Diploma (1 Year) London College of Clinical Hypnosis 2005
Certificate in clinical hypnosis London College of Clinical Hypnosis 2004
Business Coach for leading London consultancy - 9 years.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sex addiction *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- 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
What can be treated with clinical hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis has been present within our civilisations for many thousands of years and the arrival of modern medicine and physiology has given us a framework for understanding this incredibly powerful technique. It is a less well known fact that early pioneer psychologist Sigmund Freud began his career as a practitioner of hypnosis.
Clinical hypnosis is now accepted by many medical and psychology professionals as an excellent intervention with tangible results.
Hypnotherapy gets your unconscious mind – which controls everything from a blink to your healing processes – to switch on and off various functions.
So you ask – what can be treated with clinical hypnotherapy?
If you think about it like being able to access all the ‘stuff’ that we do unconsciously this reveals the answer to your question.
Anything that your unconscious has control over hypnotherapy can influence
£125.00 for 60 minutes
£275.00 smoking cessation 120 minutes
I practice in central Putney SW15.
What exactly happens in a session?
Each individual is unique and therefore every session requires a unique approach.
I spend a large part of our first session together compiling a detailed case history - this is completely confidential. From this I tailor an individual approach to the issue and deliver the therapy based on our negotiated goals for each session, modifying the therapy according to our progress.
I will often recommend we diary three sessions to begin a phase of treatment and review at the end of session three. In many cases it is likely that your symptom will begin to shift quite quickly – this is the nature of clinical hypnosis. A part of this is driven by commitment to the sessions.
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Sometimes I say being a Clinical Hypnotherapist is a bit like being a computer programmer with people – we agree which programmes need a tweek and then when the moment is right I lead you to a place where you can begin making those changes.
Trance is a natural state we experience every day - during daydreaming, reading a good book, even driving. Clinical hypnotherapy uses these natural trance states to work on your goals and symptoms.
The conscious mind, the part that does the thinking and rationalising, that goes to sleep and wakes up, perceives it has control and ‘runs the show’. It does to a degree, but the bulk of our process is unconscious – around ninety percent!
A bit like our iceberg here – think of the conscious mind as the tip, the unconscious hidden away under the water.
Just for a second think how many automatic physical functions are going on right now; your heartbeat, your breathing, your digestion.
If you had to ‘think’ these functions you wouldn’t have any capacity left to read this article. In the same way certain emotional and psychological processes are put on ‘auto’ too....this is done through repetitive action, experience and then they are learnt – even if they don’t help us...driving is a positive example of this, smoking a negative one.
Think about your first driving lesson? Change gear, mirror, clutch, brake, speed check and so on. Six months later it is all on automatic.
Accessing the unconscious mind – especially around emotional and mental stuff – can be tricky. We all have a unique set of filters on how we see the world.
This requires a practitioner with skill, practice and an open mind. In order to safely engage a patient each practitioner has studied and practiced for three years and developed safe and specific tools for the myriad of styles they are presented with.
It’s worth mentioning here that it is a real skill to be able to lead people towards what they want, so it is a bit of a myth that you can lose control in a hypnosis session and end up doing stuff you wouldn’t normally do. Clinical hypnosis has nothing to do with stage hypnosis.
By this stage we will have worked hard to hone your needs into specific goals. These are delivered to your unconscious in a manner suited to your personality style. Some of us like to be told, some of us like stories, some of us like questions – and to create our own solutions, some of us like imagery and some of us like metaphor.
We are all different.
Unique tailored delivery during trance allows your unconscious to re-programme really fast. You can begin to learn new patterns that will enhance your personal impact or shift something that has been really bothering you. This new programming begins new behaviours that serve you in your journey toward being more effective, feeling altogether healthier and enjoying life once again.
Type of session
from 8am Monday to Thursday weekdays, last appointment is 8pm