How I can help you
I use a combination of hypnotherapy, coaching techniques & mindfulness to find the right combination of support for you. Everyone is unique and I work hard to create a treatment / coaching programme that is focused to your particular needs.
The techniques I use.
Hypnotherapy combines therapy and hypnosis and uses the power of positive suggestion. During hypnosis your conscious mind, where your mind is busy with day to day life, is at rest and calm, while your subconscious mind is open and receptive to suggestions. Modern psychology describes hypnosis as a ‘state of increased suggestibility’. This increased suggestibility is able to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Oh and it’s a really enjoyable experience, my clients love the feeling of hypnosis and I teach them how to use self-hypnosis so they can continue benefitting long after our sessions have finished.
Overview of my services.
As a hypnotherapist I work in collaboration with my clients to achieve hypnosis and then suggest powerfully crafted thoughts, ideas and visualisations that introduce deep levels of change. Through the process of working together we examine the scripts that your mind is playing and create more resourceful, positive and powerful scripts that help to change the way you think, feel and behave.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy integrates hypnosis and hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). We’ll work together really collaboratively to understand what your issue or problem is and map out a working model of how the issue or problem works. Then supporting you to become aware of the thoughts and feelings that influence your behaviour and the behavioural patterns that reinforce the negative thinking. As you will discover it is a cycle that, once understood, can be broken and redirected.
Mindfulness brings calm and space to your life, I will work with you to help you develop your own practice, allowing you to step back from your thoughts and emotions, more information about Mindfulness is here.
After a successful career in Human Resources in the corporate world I decided to retrain as a business coach and therapist. I now work with a wide variety of people supporting them to use the power of their minds to achieve change.
My initial training focused on nutrition, a lifelong interest, I studied and qualified as a nutritional advisor. However, whilst studying it soon became clear to me that knowing what to eat and why is only a small part of the puzzle. The mind, behaviours and attitudes to food are what really drives our relationship with food. This sparked an interest and understanding in what drives our behaviour, how the mind operates and how to achieve lasting change. I still work with nutrition, supporting clients with weight-loss programmes.
I then went on to study hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming (NLP), cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, mindfulness and meditation which I combine with traditional coaching techniques learnt during my HR career and through formal study with the Institute of Leadership & Management.
I use these techniques to help people achieve their potential or to overcome the things in their lives that are holding them back. Essentially, I will work with you to find the best way to help you do the things you want to do – or stop them of course, and in a way that you can maintain long term. I find hypnosis and imagery, or visualisation work particularly beneficial to clients and regularly teach clients how to use self-hypnosis and imagery to support their own change and development.
I still work as a trainer in corporate environments, delivering workshops in the areas of Mindfulness, Wellbeing, Stress & Anxiety Management and related areas. I also now work as a teacher at the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy where I can pass on my passion to other aspiring therapists.
As you would expect I am a firm believer, through my own experience as well as study, that we have more power than we realise to make change in our lives. A good therapist and coach will help you learn how you can make that change and with practice and determination you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve. And honestly, seeing people develop and grow and start to value themselves and reach their potential, is the best bit for me.
If you would like to talk to me about how I could support you, the first step is to book an ‘insight session’. This is a 20–30 minute session where we can talk about what you need, how I work and check we feel comfortable working together. From there we can agree an approach and schedule the agreed sessions in the diary.
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Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here – www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership