I hold a recognised professional qualification in Integrative Hypnotherapy in Health and Holistic Care.

Hypnotherapy relaxes the brain by going into a trance state, it is different in that you can actually be very alert during hypnosis. The aim is to teach you to use your mind and thoughts to manage physical or emotional difficulties, or to change a habit or behaviour that is causing a problem.

The effects are life changing, as it can lead to a greater sense of control and better quality of life.

It is in no way used to control you or make you do things you would not be comfortable with and it is only used for therapeutic and clinical purposes.

My therapeutic background has given me a good understanding of the clinical nature of hypnotherapy that addresses aspects of a person’s health (physical, mental or emotional) in a safe, calm environment.

Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon, it reduces the activity of the left side of the brain and this is the side associated with the conscious mind, thinking and logic. It then increases the activity of the right side of the brain, which is associated with creativity and the subconscious.
In this trance state the brain becomes more focused and sensitive to suggestion and this is when the therapeutic work is done, with Guided Imagery, Metaphors and Positive Suggestion.

Hypnotherapy is effective because it is a way of allowing your conscious mind to become so deeply relaxed that your subconscious mind is able to accept pre-agreed, therapeutic suggestions. This can bring about a lasting change in your perception of a situation, or in an unwanted behaviour because it can reach the root of an issue with ease and comfort and all the time remaining deeply relaxed.

Hypnotherapy can give you the tools, within a safe environment to help you make the changes you desire.  However, it is important to note that you need to want to make those changes in your mind and want to work with the process of hypnosis.  If you do not engage with the process, then this intervention may not work for you.

Whilst in hypnosis, you are not asleep and nothing can happen without your consent. You are not under anyone's control and you can hear everything being said.

I use Hypnotherapy for a range of interventions:

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Management and Eating Disorders
  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression
  • Trauma
  • Body Image and Self Confidence
  • IBS
  • Panic Attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Phobias

GUIDED IMAGERY - Is a gentle practice, which is easy for most people to achieve with very effective results. Imagery works by sending healing images straight into the brain and nervous system by way of primitive sensory pathways and because the route of travel of these messages goes to the right brain, which feels, perceives and senses as opposed to the left brain which is busy judging, deciding and analysing.  The guided imagery can be a very effective intervention tool for stress, depression, anxiety and traumatic conditions. it is a lovely way of negotiating problems.

METAPHORS - Metaphors are a gentle means for communicating, to embed important messages into a person’s unconscious mind by using the vehicle of a story to bring important points to life.  At different points in the therapy process, stories can be planted to help you deal with your issue in a more positive manner. The subconscious mind responds incredibly well to metaphors.

POSITIVE SUGGESTION - Using positive suggestion in hypnosis is about concentrating on what you want. It is about focusing the hypnosis on what is good for you. When you are in a hypnotic state, the subconscious mind is more open to beneficial suggestions that will enable you to change any negative thoughts or behaviours.