Here to guide you towards the life you deserve
Using Hypnosis and NLP and showing you how to use it too, we can work together to create your desired change at the unconscious and conscious level and provide very effective and proven techniques and strategies for yourself.
I offer you a FREE initial consultation to establish your needs
As a therapist I pride myself on offering a non-judgmental and very thorough in depth approach I will listen carefully develop a high quality and confidential therapeutic relationship with you.
Therapies for you
Would you be surprised to learn that 85% of smoking is about habit and not addiction!
So if you want to stop, one of the best and most effective ways to help you achieve your goal is to use a combination of Hypnotherapy and NLP strategies.
Hypnotherapy in general is up to five times more effective than willpower alone and more than twice as effective as nicotine gum.
How does it work?
Hypnotherapy and NLP work by looking more closely at that 85% habitual part of smoking. And teaching you tried and tested strategies for the other 15%.
It works by tackling and challenging behaviours around smoking head on. Helping to breakdown patterns around the habit by working on and reprogramming the subconscious mind, this is in fact the exact part of the mind that makes you want to smoke in the first place even though you are aware of all the reasons you shouldn’t. It blows out the window all those self-limiting beliefs like how smoking
Like it helps you relax, makes you feel better, keeps you slim, and that you can’t stop because you are addicted and all the other familiar excuses why you can’t stop. Withdrawal pangs or irritability, mood swings, cravings and all those other reasons why people fail to stop smoking are replaced with feelings of general well-being, calmness, with increased vitality and energy. You will be able to quit smoking for good as the emotional connection and attachment between you and cigarettes will be broken for good.
If you smoke one packet of cigarettes a day the smoking for life programme will pay for itself in less than 8 weeks!
Stopping Smoking for life programme £200.00
- Free 30 minute consultation over the phone or in person
- A preparatory session 2 hour
- 2 hour session “D” day session, the day you give up smoking
- follow up session – 1 hour
Diets are only ever a short term fix solution!
How many times have you stopped dieting and put all the weight you lost, on again?
Or perhaps you start a diet and within a few days you stop.
Are you tired of trying every new wonder diet that comes onto the market only to find that they just don’t work!
You need to aim for a mind-set that you can maintain month after month, and year after year and that’s where Hypnotherapy comes in.
It really works, it’s been scientifically proven!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Hypnotherapy will help you to mentally change the way you view food and erase any negative eating habits for good.
There can be many reasons why we over eat, and settle into unhealthy eating patterns and everyone is different.
Hypnotherapy will sort out the core of the problem. Working on prevention as well as helping with the cure. Not just treating the symptoms so to speak.
Once you have an understanding of why you are overeating, you can then start to deal with any unresolved emotional issues or limiting beliefs you may have around your weight.
Working with your subconscious mind, I will help you to reinforce new positive thoughts, feelings and actions all designed to help you achieve a lifelong, healthy attitude and positive behaviours around food and your weight.
You will be able to finally take control of your eating habits and perceptions for good.
Think Slim be Slim Programme £120.00
- Initial 30 minute free consultation
- A preparatory session 1 hour to discuss your goal and introduce tasks, designed specifically and uniquely for you, ensuring the maximum success.
- Two further 1 hour sessions Hypnotherapy and NLP
About 16% of the population suffer from some form of a Phobia.
The most well-known phobias include fear of flying, spiders and enclosed places; you may be surprised to learn that there are actually over 500 recognised phobias!
A phobia can be extremely debilitating and disabling and distressing. Phobias and irrational fears cause anxiety and stress with those who suffer, and this can have an enormous detrimental effect on an individual’s health and the way they live their life.
Why do we get Phobias in the first place?
Irrational, uncontrollable fear (phobia) happens when the subconscious reacts in a way that is totally disproportional to the actual danger, usually situations where there appears to be very little threat posed if any.
This unconscious response is usually due to a past experience perhaps from your childhood that you may or may not remember.
This can arise when in childhood a child experiences a situation in which they become fearful, that fear can then be exaggerated to such an extent it becomes a trauma. In these circumstances a strong neural pathway ( a deep embedded thought pattern in the brain) is established linking the situation with the emotion – fear.
Even if, over the years, the event is forgotten, the memory remains in the sub-conscious and a phobic (fear) response can be triggered when a similar situation occurs.
How Hypnosis can help you
Hypnosis has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of phobias.
Hypnotherapy and NLP help you to unlearn your phobic response.
Hypnosis provides the opposite of anxiety – deep relaxation, and at the same time teaches the mind a different way of responding to the once feared object or situation.
Hypnotherapy utilises various psychological techniques in order to release the fear, and let go of the phobia, allowing you to feel calm and more in control of your own life.
You will be learning new habits, such as being more relaxed and calm. Although it may seem obvious, these habits exist on the same unconscious level as the original phobia and hypnosis will help to create them quickly.
You will quite naturally come to an internal understanding and acceptance of how the phobia may once have served a useful purpose, but has now become an unnecessary behaviour pattern. The issue can resolve itself under a conscious level of awareness.
For evidence of this, look at the way children eventually learn to not be scared of monsters even though they never actually sit down and consciously make the decision. Hypnosis simply accelerates the internal ability we have to get over irrational fears.
Don’t let fears and phobias take over your life – you can overcome it.
- Initial free 30 minute consultation
- 1 hour session cost £45
- Most phobia treatment on average takes two sessions
Human beings need a certain amount of stress naturally to be able to function healthily within our environments.
We actually do have a built in fight or fright mechanism, helping us to react accordingly in extreme or dangerous situations.
Our brain starts to release powerful hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, raising our blood pressure and increasing our heart rate, ready for us to run.
Back in the stone ages this was essential!
What happens when we are in that state of high and extreme stress every day though?
Stress is something that we can all relate to at times and is caused by multiple different reasons within both our professional or personal lives, happy and exciting events and difficult or fearful times!
It is also worth remembering that what one person finds stressful another may find exciting or motivational.
When stress starts to take over, all that energy and high emergency stress has nowhere to go and that’s when we really do need to address it.
High stress levels eventually can manifest in our bodies physically. Allowing a compromised immune system which results in us being much more likely to become ill and in extreme cases even shorten our projected life span.
Not to mention making our lives and the lives of those around us miserable!
Very few people are able to deal with excess stress effectively, often turning to unhealthy stimulants that actually exacerbate the problem further.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy helps by re-educating the unconscious mind, and helping you to learn to respond in a positive manner to your triggers of stress.
Deep relaxation techniques and self-hypnosis methods are taught and explored at length. Allowing you all the tools and strategies you will ever need to manage levels of stress effectively.
There really is something you can do to manage stress and lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
- £45.00 per session after an initial 30 minute free session
- usually no more than 6 sessions are necessary
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Depression and or Anxiety are becoming all too familiar in our modern day world.
It’s a fact that most of us at some point within our lifespan will have personal experience of this.
For some it might just be short episodes of feeling sad or a sense of being out of control, and for others it can be chronic and hugely debilitating, with many different symptoms.
Examples of these might be, not being able to get out of bed in the morning, loss of interest in life, irritability, dullness, extreme sadness, lack of energy, no appetite, the list goes on!
Often Depression is treated with drugs prescribed by a doctor, Anti-Depressants or maybe sleep medication.
However, to be able to treat depression effectively, you need to look at the underlying deeper route causes.
Perhaps you are holding onto negative events from your past, influencing your current outlook or maybe you are finding it hard to cope in a situation you find yourself in presently.
You may not even realise why you feel the way you do consciously.
How does it work?
Hypnotherapy works by addressing the whole of your mind not just the 10% conscious part!
By examining the deepest level of the subconscious, it allows the healing process to commence by positively reinforcing new patterns of thought around any old or current embedded, pain, guilt, memories or stored emotions,.
All those old negative fear invoking thought processes that may be holding you back from happiness will be a thing of the past.
True happiness really does come from within and you already have everything you will ever need to find it and to see it.
You hold all the keys deep inside you already, to be able to achieve a happier life.
Hypnotherapy just gives you the right nudge and strategies, helping you to help yourself!
- 30 minute free consultation
- If you would like to go ahead, the sessions needed usually are a minimum of 4, up to a maximum of 6, each lasting 1 hour ( sometimes will go over, no extra charge) at £45.00 per session
- Note It is unusual for sessions to go on beyond six
Panic attacks are actually a lot more common than you might think; they are usually experienced as sudden and intense period of fearfulness.
When someone experiences a panic attack the sense of terror is totally overwhelming and frightening, which can often cause the sufferer to think that they are having a heart attack or breakdown.
Symptoms of panic attacks include:
- Chest pains
- Heart palpitations
- Pins and needles sensation in the body
- Feeling of terror
- Difficulty breathing
- Feeling faint and dizziness
How Hypnotherapy can help?
Hypnotherapy helps with panic attacks because all the anxiety and stress that trigger a panic attack have roots in the subconscious.
As well as emotional functions within the subconscious, physical functions are regulated too by this area of the brain. Functions such as breathing rate and heart rate are controlled by the subconscious. Because both the emotional and physical aspects of this condition are within the subconscious a hypnotherapy session allows access to the subconscious of the sufferer using various techniques,
Hypnotherapy works by breaking the cycle of increased physical feelings that cause anxiety that then leads to even more physical symptoms.
Important Note: At no time is a client exposed to the object of their phobia. That is always done by the client when they feel ready to do so. No spiders or snakes are kept at the practice!
- Free initial 30 minute consultation
- £45.00 per session
- Most phobias can be dealt with in a couple of sessions
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person has trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or receiving adequate sleep. Insomnia is not defined by the number of hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep, as this varies from person to person.
Insomnia is not uncommon. It is thought that 30 to 40 per cent of people have some level of insomnia in any given year. It can strike people at any age, although it occurs more frequently in people over the age of 60.
How Hypnotherapy can help?
Your subconscious controls your sleep patterns and has a memory for virtually everything you do, and that includes a memory for nice, deep, restful sleep. Hypnosis is a simple yet powerful tool to help re-learn natural sleeping behaviour patterns. helping you reduce or resolve any underlying factors which are impeding your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep, Your body and mind have the natural ability to fall asleep and stay asleep easily and effortlessly.
Hypnotherapy helps you reclaim that natural process. It’s the belief that you are not going to be able to sleep which keeps you awake at night. Hypnosis helps to diminish, dissolve, disappear the “can’t sleep” thought that keeps you from a deep restful night’s sleep.
Hypnotherapy will provide you with all the tools you need which will help you sleep much better in the future.
- £40.00 per session with free half an hour initial appointment
- Most cases will only need 3-4 sessions
What is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is a complete birth education programme, that teaches simple but specific self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth.
In short, Hypnobirthing allows you to experience birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the birthing muscles of your body from functioning as Nature intended them to.
Learn methods of deep relaxation, breathing techniques, visualisation and affirmative positive thinking to reduce anxiety, stress, fatigue and fear, and, as a result, also reduce pain.
Opening the door to achieving more easily a positive and up lifting birth experience
Please contact me for more information
There’s something about presenting and public speaking which, for many, makes the blood run cold. It’s enough to make most of us want to run for the hills!
It is one of our most common fears. Yet it is something that we are often called upon to do, whether it’s at work, sharing important information or making a report, or at a personal level, giving a short speech at a social event.
We all have to step out of our comfort zone occasionally, it’s part of growing and developing ourselves. But when it comes to presenting, we often feel very vulnerable because if things go wrong everyone will see.
The fear of public speaking, which is a form of social phobia, is of course irrational but is all too real to those who suffer from it. The good news is that hypnotherapy can help you to get over public speaking anxiety by using the power of your own subconscious mind.
- Includes one half an hour free preliminary meeting
- Each additional session £45.00
Nearly everyone has experienced nerves and stress related to tests and exams. It just comes with the territory, it seems. For some people, however, stress and exam nerves go beyond what might be considered “normal” and may even result in a negative effect on test results. The good news is that NLP and hypnotherapy can help you overcome this problem.
Both a combination of Hypnotherapy and NLP is incredibly effective in helping to transform any negativity thought patterns and panic around the build up to exams and the exams themselves! Providing the tools that are specifically designed to remove any stress caused by a previous bad experience, feelings of being out of control, or indeed any fears that are usually associated with the exam experience.
How Hypnosis can help?
Hypnosis can help with building up your confidence, helping you to remain calm and relaxed. You can learn how to recognise your body’s unique reaction to stress and anxiety and to develop new healthy and positive ways of thinking and feeling. Deep relaxation techniques used in hypnosis help you to focus inwards and start to build your feeling of confidence, calm and self-belief.
In hypnotherapy you may use visualisation techniques, using the power of your imagination to rehearse or practice a speech or presentation in your mind. By doing so you will have already experienced the feeling of delivering a great performance and your mind has been pre-programmed for success. With your feelings of confidence and control restored, public speaking can be approached with a new level of calmness and assurance.
- Includes one half an hour free preliminary meeting
- Each additional session £45.00
CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM
Lack of self-esteem is a major problem for many people and it has many causes that can interfere with a person’s life to varying degrees.
It quite often originates from an invalidating relationship with one’s parents, or perhaps other people that may have had a major influence on a person’s life. We are never born with lack of self-esteem it is learnt behaviour. Self Esteem is an internal opinion of who we are. It’s our judgement of how we feel about ourselves.
When our self-esteem is low, we have an overly negative and distorted view of ourselves. No wonder then that we fail to achieve what we are potentially capable of.
Low confidence can be a result of poor self-esteem and will often prevent a person from reaching their full potential. Working through your issues in therapy can help by drawing upon your inner resources and reinforcing the positive qualities you already possess.
Self-confidence has everything to do with how we feel about our abilities in different aspects of our life, so can change depending on the situations we find ourselves in.
For example someone might be great public speaking but stutter with nerves when having a one to one conversation. A person lacking in self-confidence will constantly question and doubt their ability to perform well in certain situations.
It’s not what you are that holds you back: it’s what you think you’re not
Hypnotherapy can also be useful for “one off” anxiety provoking events such as a driving test, performing in public or any other special event or situation.
Hypnotherapy and NLP helps identify the roots of self-esteem issues, and sets foundations and new ways of thinking allowing you to change your perceptions and build up a good, positive self-image.
- Each session costs £45.00
- Average 4 sessions is all that is needed
Addictive Patterns and Behaviours
The term “addiction” is really only used to describe typically a physical or psychological dependency. To summarise, a problem behaviour is any behaviour that compromises, disrupts or damages family, employment, health, personal or recreational pursuits.
Hypnotherapy can be a very effective way of dealing addictive personality/behaviours.
The only way to access the part of the mind ( the subconscious) where we store addictive patterns is through Hypnotherapy
The hypnotic trance is a deeply relaxed state, and it’s marked by changes in metabolism, breathing and even brain patterns. In other words, it’s both a mental and physical state of being.
During this relaxed state, the person being hypnotized is more open to exploring the mechanics of their addictive behaviour patterns.
This allows them to explore the ebb and flow of their own cravings – with the goal of putting together strategies to overcome them – without any stress or feelings of guilt getting in the way.
As with all Hypnotherapy the client needs to be 100 percent committed to making changes, doing it for themselves and not because family or friends want them to try. Reaching the point of accepting you are an addict or your behaviours are out of control and wanting to break free of the dependency, is an essential first step in the process of change. There has to come a point when someone says “enough is enough” and means it, for change to occur.
There are too many reasons to mention here how and why addictive behaviour manifests each case is unique and is treated as such.
I myself suffered in the past, for many years with a chronic abuse of alcohol and although I obviously could never know exactly how any individual feels, as each case, person and situation and the way we view similar experiences can be very different, it certainly has given me the ability to be able to empathise.
Each case is treated sensitively and with compassion.
- Average 6 sessions are needed depending on client and circumstance
- £45.00 per session