What is hypnosis?
Hypnotherapy is the process of facilitating the natural state of hypnosis in order to make positive change to thoughts, feelings, habits and behaviours at a unconscious level. During hypnosis the body becomes extremely relaxed, but unlike in a sleep state, there is also a heightened state of awareness. When the conscious mind is occupied and alert, it is easier to access and influence the unconscious mind with appropriate suggestions based on the client’s wishes and desires for positive change.
Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an efficient way to change behaviours and habits, reduce levels of stress and anxiety and treat a number of conditions that have a negative effect on health. For instance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognise hypnotherapy as an effective treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Positive Psychology, NLP, Coaching and Hypnosis
I am qualified in a number of disciplines that can help people to make positive change. My approach is solution based and has rapid results. Once my clients have overcome their perceived problem I use evidence based Positive Psychology practices to help people flourish and enhance their feelings of wellbeing and self-esteem.
Positive Psychology and Mindfulness Practice (Online Courses)
I am a great advocate of mindfulness practice, particularly when combined with Positive Psychology. I do not teach this myself but I am happy to recommend the work of Dr Itai Itzvan who runs an online course. DETAILS
Responding to Hypnotherapy
Some people find it easier than others to enter a hypnotic state, in the same way that people find it easier to relax. It is important to feel comfortable, safe and secure, and have trust in your hypnotherapist. This is why I offer a free telephone consultation to my clients so that they can express any reservations they may have and ask questions. I’m also happy to facilitate a mini 5-minute session so that clients can experience a facilitated hypnotic state. Most people are delighted to discover how pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable hypnosis feels.
Audio of some hypnotherapy articles
This is an opportunity to hear my voice, a most important element of a hypnotherapy session LINK
Hypnotherapists are not required to be regulated in the UK that means that it is possible to set up practice with very little or no professional training and experience.
DipHE Clin.Hyp. APHP NRPC MAPP Lots of letters after one’s name can appear impressive but to be honest, unless you know what they mean and unless they are qualifications and associations from credible institutions, they may be meaningless. Here is an explanation of mine.
DipHE Clin.Hyp: I am a university trained Clinical Hypnotherapist
APHP: A member of the Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
NRPC: A member of the National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors. Membership of these organisations is only open to those who have received a high standard of professional training, are experienced and agree to abide by the rules of conduct and code of ethics.
MAPP: I also hold a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology, a branch of psychology that specifically focuses on total health and wellbeing. I share a wellbeing practice at 2 Harley Street, London WI
I run a wellbeing practice in the New Forest, Fenwick Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NG. I sometimes have a waiting list but as the majority of my clients see me for an average of 3-5 visits there is usually only a short time to wait for an appointment.
Fees for Clinical Hypnotherapy sessions
New Forest Consultations (50 – 60 minutes) £80 per session
Telephone Consultations (Enquiry and initial consultation – free)
Online coaching and maintenance sessions – £70 per hour (discounted, pre-booked block sessions available)
Telephone: 07736 778080
Please note: I am not currently working in Harley Street