Ann Kenney, DipHP, MAPHP, CNHC -Adults, Children & Teenagers
Welcome to my profile. I am a fully qualified, caring hypnotherapist and a graduate from the award winning (2006 and 2009), Royal Berkshire College of Clinical Hypnotherapy. I have now been working as a hypnotherapist for 10 years from my own therapy room in a quiet confidential location.
I am also a Member of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and work to a very high ethical standard. I come to hypnotherapy from a background of many years teaching in an FE college.
How Hypnotherapy can help me
As a hypnotherapist I work with clients to help them manage a range of problems including:
anxiety and stress
building confidence, raising self esteem
exam and driving test
fears and phobias
What to expect in your first session
The first session will always start with taking a personal history. How you got to where you are now. What the problem is, and what the goal of hypnotherapy sessions would be. The session will end with hypnosis. In the first session the hypnosis might be focussed on, releasing stress and anxiety, or learning a coping strategy to deal with an anxiety making situation. Anyone can be hypnotised. The client does not give up control. The hypnotic part of the session can be recorded on mob/tablets. Clients can take this personalised recording with them to listen to as often as required.
Working with children and teenagers
I enjoy working with children and teenagers as well as adults. I usually keep sessions with children to 50 minutes and happy to have the parent/supporting adult present. This works well as the parent can see how I work with the child, and then support/reinforce work done. Generally when working with children, two or three sessions are all that is needed. I have had some good success with various children's problems and unwanted habits, such as thumb sucking, fear of dogs, anxiety about school and exams.
For hypnobirthing, I offer a package of two to three sessions, which are offered at a cheaper rate of £50 per hour. I work with the expectant mother through a package, and help them get into a positive mindset ready for the birth. (This includes accepting the need for medical intervention should it become necessary.)
I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation, which takes about half an hour.: To find out more please contact me on: 07786 347575 or click here to send me an email.
I am also a qualified yoga teacher and have been practising meditation and mindfulness in my own personal life over a period of many years.
For more information about this go to www.annkenneyyoga.co.uk.
Some feedback from clients on:
"I just wanted to send you a quick message and advise you on how I was getting on after the 'stop smoking' session I attended.
"Well I am very happy to say that, I feel energized, I feel positive, I feel "me" again, and most of all I feel FREE..."
"Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that things are still going in the right direction. I have now lost about 2 stone (many thanks for your help) and am due a hip replacement, most likely in Dec, Jan or possibly Feb. The lower weight is, I am assured, going to be a great advantage, so many thanks for helping me to get back on the right track."
Child's fear of dogs
We have had a wonderful summer full of family bikerides!! We have been to his feared ****** on foot and on our bikes. This has meant we have encountered lots of dogs on and off leads. If has been amazing and I'm so proud of him! I know he is sometimes still nervous but he is coping so well and enjoying being out and about!
Thank you so much for your help and for giving me my happy little boy back! I'm sure we still have a way to go with some things but we have the tools now, and he knows he can do it!
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy (DipHP)
- NLP and EFT Practitioner
- Cert ED
I regularly attend supervision throughout each year. I continually update my skills by attending CPD (continuing professional development), ensure I keep up with new information and techniques.
As with all registered professional therapists, I have full professional indemnity insurance.
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.
There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
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.
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
Mindfulness seems to be a popular buzzword at the moment.
How much of a difference can it make? I can only speak for myself here and say that becoming mindful has brought a quality into my life that was not there before. The concept is very simple. It is about being present. Being present consistently for most of us takes years of practice.
It is the nature of the human mind to think. But sometimes these thoughts can be overwhelming as the minds races away. Realisation of how often you are ruminating over a past event, for instance:
- Replaying conversations, and thinking of better answers than the ones you gave at the time.
- Maybe straying into the future. Thinking you know what someone else is thinking (mind reading).
- Believing that something awful will happen (catastrophising)
- Constructing whole scenarios around, 'what if ...'.
- Asking a series of questions and failing to be satisfied with any answers.
These are just some examples of automatic distorted thoughts. Overthinking can be exhausting. Being mindful is the antidote to all these types of thoughts. Learning to accept that they are just thoughts. It is learning to focus totally on the task in hand, however, small. As you learn to start focusing in the present moment, you realise you have greater clarity of thought. With this step life improves. You have more energy.
Hypnotherapy - £65 per session.
Hypnobirthing - £50 per session, (two to three sessions only)
Stop smoking - £175 for single two hour session.
If you would like to discuss hypnotherapy further, or make an appointment; then please give me a call on: 07786 347575 or click here to send me an email.
I work mostly from home in a dedicated therapy room in a quiet location. Occasionally I work from Crowthorne Family Chiropractic Centre.
Both of these venues provide quiet confidential environments. I work with individual clients using a range of techniques including hypnosis, analysis, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and Havening. I adapt these techniques to each client's particular needs.
I am also a qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner.