Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern combination of psychotherapy, (a talking therapy) and hypnosis. It’s based on the latest research from neuroscience and incorporates the very best elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). The psychotherapy itself is extremely beneficial and we enhance the effects through the application of hypnosis.
Hypnosis or ‘trance’ is a very natural, relaxing state, where you remain in complete control. Encouraged using guided relaxation this allows your mind to relax and focus on thoughts and suggestions that may be useful to bring about your desired changes. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy uses practical, structured, and well-researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time. We look at what you want to achieve, the solution, rather than dwelling on problems of the past that caused the issue.
Everyone’s experience of trance differs. For the purposes of this therapy a simple light trance state is very effective for most issues and can be achieved easily using guided relaxation techniques. You’ll find it easier to achieve a hypnotic state with continued practice by using my relaxation self-hypnosis track at home and as our weekly sessions progress.
Therapists should never guarantee 100% success, no such claims should ever be made. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a collaborative process and success is dependent on your desire and commitment to the therapy and for making changes in your life. I have received a high level of training and have experience of working with a broad range of clients with many differing conditions. We’ll review your progress each week and you are in control of how many sessions you feel you need to reach your desired outcome.
See my results of hypnotherapy here
I trained at the prestigious Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training School (CPHT), which is a recognised, accredited Centre of Excellence in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. I have been awarded the Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH). I’ve also been awarded the prestigious Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD).
The letters AfSFH (Reg) and CNHC after my name demonstrate that I have received a high standard of training and have had my credentials checked, approved and validated by the professional organisations that I have voluntarily registered with. I am also an approved Anxiety UK therapist. I have to provide evidence of ongoing training and professional development as well as supervision to these organisations. The CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners and is sponsored by the Department of Health. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration. You can view my details with these professional organisations by checking their websites:
AfSFH – www.afsfh.com/find-a-therapist
CNHC – http://www.cnhc.org.uk
ABOUT OUR SESSIONS
Evening appointments are available but tend to get booked up quickly appointments are generally available:
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 20:00
Please get in touch to check my availability.
Visit the Sessions and Fees page to find out more. The process begins with an initial consultation followed by a several weekly sessions to help you achieve your goals.
We’ll discuss the number of sessions required at your initial consultation, whilst Hypnotherapy is not a magic wand, the solution focused approach does help you create positive change in a relatively short period of time.
Typically for anxiety and stress related issues, a minimum of 6 – 8 sessions are required, sometimes more to get you where you want to be. Fears and phobias require just 3 sessions.
The initial consultation lasts up to 45 minutes, subsequent weekly hypnotherapy sessions are approximately 50 minutes.
Hypnotherapy sessions online via Zoom are payable in advance via PayPal. Clinical appointments can be made by cash, card, bank transfer or cheque before or after each session.
Parking is available on site at the clinic. Clients attending appointments at the Integral LIFE Centre in Bagshot, can find a convenient car park nearby behind the Co-Op Supermarket. Parking is free for 2 hours with a valid ticket.
Please provide 48 hours’ notice if you need to cancel or reschedule a session. I hold a waiting list, and this allows me to offer your appointment to others. To cancel or change your appointment, please call me to discuss, I reserve the right to charge late cancellations, forgotten or missed appointments at the full rate.
I adhere to a code of professional conduct as documented with the following professional associations that I am registered with: Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and The National Council of Hypnotherapists (NCH).They ensure I uphold high standards of confidentiality. All information discussed or recorded during our sessions is fully confidential and treated with care. Your information is not shared unless you provide express permission for me to do so. I have professional supervisors with whom I may discuss your sessions with, in all cases client anonymity will be respected. This ensures that you receive a high quality of care.
ABOUT OUR ONLINE SESSIONS
Hypnosis doesn’t reply on having a therapist in the room with you. We all go in and out of this hypnotic state, also known as ‘trance’ several times a day, often when we’re focused on the task in hand. Have you ever been watching a good film or reading a book and completely lost track of time? Trance is a very natural and safe state where you’ll remain in complete control and can easily achieve as long as you can hear the guided relaxation.
Absolutely, online hypnotherapy is just as effective as working together in the clinic and follows the same structured approach. It’s useful if you are restricted by time, location, family commitments or medial conditions, making it accessible to all. I offer a free initial online consultation via Zoom, which provides a safe and secure connection and gives us the opportunity to trial the process before committing to future sessions.
- A reliable internet connection
- Laptop, PC or device with good sound and camera
- A quiet comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed
- Headphones allow you to be fully immersed during hypnosis
- Remember to turn off notifications on your devices and phones
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