Specialising in Anxiety, Weight Loss and Smoking Cessation.
Anxiety and Stress
I have many years experience helping people with anxiety and use hypnotherapy, anti- anxiety techniques and tapping. After your first session with me you will feel relaxed, have tools to put you in control and you will feel more confident and hopeful about your future. You will also learn the biology and physiology of anxiety so that you can recognise it and use your new tools to deal with it. I work in a solution focused way and i can help you feel more calm and relaxed in just 4 sessions.
We have all suffered from stress and anxiety at some point in our lives. It is part of the human condition and a perfectly normal response to various stressors that we face in life. Many people feel that they don't have a choice but to feel anxious in certain situations, but you do have a choice and there there is a way to gain control over it.
You were not born anxious, it has been learned over time to help you cope or avoid things. And because it has been learned, it can be unlearned. All you need is a commitment to make changes to the way you usually do react.
Anxiety can be described as a sense of apprehension at a perceived threat. The anxiety may be external such as a phobia or internal such as General Anxiety disorder. Anxiety levels can go from worry to a feeling of panic.
Stress is a natural response which helps us cope in a short term emergency, however, problems occur when our stress response is going off all the time. The results of excessive stress can lead to migraines, skin complaints, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome and other anxiety disorders.
The stress response can have a profound effect on everyday life and so this is where i can help you gain back control.
I can help you take control of anxiety in just 4 sessions.
Some cases may need more sessions.
The cost of Hypnotherapy for anxiety is £65 per session.
I offer two weight loss plans which are Slim Via Hypnosis and Hypnoband.
Slim Via Hypnosis
Let's face it, there are many diets and eating plans out there and if you have tried them, lost weight and gained it all back again then perhaps Slim Via Hypnosis is a better approach for you.
It is a step by step 4 session weight loss program where you will begin to understand how your lifestyle, eating patterns and negative thinking patterns around food affect your weight.
People often wonder why i offer a weight loss package.
I have found that people who book a complete package are more likely to succeed with their weight loss goals rather than booking just one or two sessions. This is an investment in your wellbeing and future health.
Using a combination of Hypnotherapy, CBT and NLP you can empower yourself to make better choices regarding lifestyle changes and food. You will find that you can change and reprogram old patterns of negative thinking. Imagine how you will feel when you discover your waist again, or being able to go to the shops and fit into the clothes you are trying on. It is so worth it.
Diets are a 'no no' according to Slim Via Hypnosis, if you deprive yourself of what you like, then chances are you will go back to your old eating habits. I help my clients find a more balanced approach to eating food. It is not the end of the world if you have something unhealthy from time to time. As long as you have made sensible changes to your eating habits and you add a little bit of exercise then you Will lose weight.
Learn to recognise when you are full and also to understand the whys and whens of when you do snack or make unhealthy eating choices.
* Slim Via Hypnosis is over four sessions each lasting up to 90 minutes each.
* Plus you will have one extra session to take within 6 months which will be online.
* You will be provided with 4 x magazines which contain lots of helpful information including self-hypnosis.
* 4 x hypnosis recordings to listen to at home between sessions.
* 4 x food logs which you will bring to your sessions.
* Free posters and information sheets to keep you educated and motivated.
* Easy exercise suggestions.
* It may be necessary to contact your GP before starting any weight loss therapy. If you are unsure then ask your GP. Of course, this is with your permission.
The cost of your weight loss program is £395
Hypnoband weight loss system
Do you often plan to start your diet tomorrow, only to discover that 'Tomorrow' rolls into the next day and the next? If you are having a battle with your will power and sabotaging your weight loss plans, then hypnoband can help you get back on track.
Hypnoband is a non-surgical weight loss system which uses a combination of CBT and Hypnosis to retrain a person to be satisfied with smaller portions of food. Hypnoband is suitable for people with a BMI of over 25.
* Hypnoband is over 4 sessions. The first session is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Subsequent sessions are 90 minutes .
* As an added bonus, you will have one extra session to be taken within 6 months which will be online.
* You will receive all paperwork and hypnosis recordings to listen to at home.
I am a licensed Hypnoband practitioner.
The cost of Hypnoband is £395
The Easy Quit Smoking Package.
When you decide to stop smoking, let's face it, there are countless ways to quit, but many people find hypnosis works for them as an alternative medical and natural way to Stop the habit. Hypnosis can help your subconscious accept the wanted suggestion to stop and according to New Scientist magazine 'Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking', (vol 136). Couple that with your own will power and hey presto!
YOU ARE A NON-SMOKER!
Hypnotherapy works by changing the way you think about smoking cigarettes and establishing the reasons why you want to stop. During your treatment, you will be put into a deeply relaxed hypnotic state so that your subconscious will be receptive to suggestion. Hypnosis for quitting works best when the smoker is committed to stopping the habit. By using the Easy Quit Smoking Package which received the Hypnotherapy Society's award for clinical excellence in 1998, it usually takes just one appointment of between 90-120 minutes to stop smoking.
What you get with your Easy Quit Smoking Package.
* You will have your Stop Smoking Therapy with me which will last between 90-120 minutes either in person or online.
* You will be given a recording to consolidate your Stop Smoking therapy session, however most people don't need this.
* You have my personal guarantee that if within 6 months you find yourself smoking again, you can schedule another appointment free of charge which will be online.
The cost of the one session Stop Smoking Therapy is £200
This may seem a lot of money but many people i see smoke between 10-20 cigarettes a day. So if an average pack of cigarettes costs around £10.00 and you smoke at least 10 a day. You would spend on average £40 per week. That's £160 per month and a massive £1,900 per year. You would also feel better, smell better and look better too. Especially at work, meeting people and socialising. You would easily recoup the cost of the therapy and instead of burning the money, you could go on holiday, save or buy something special for yourself.
Do you have old chronic pain? Let me explain a bit about Steven Blakes OldPain2Go Methodology.
Our body is a miraculous creation so much so that if we injure ourselves our brain alerts us to the problem by giving us pain. This is so that we know something is wrong. Have you ever sliced bread and accidently cut yourself? Or been too close to a heat source such as a flame? Or lifted something far too heavy and pulled a muscle in your back? If you have then you would have immediately been alerted to the danger so that you could take appropriate action. Appropriate action maybe putting your hand under a cold tap, removing yourself from danger or seeing a medical practitioner.
After a period of time the body heals and the discomfort or pain messages become less and less. This is the normal process of how the body heals. However, sometimes pain messages can become trapped and the brain may keep sending the pain message when there is no need to.
The OldPain2Go Methodology uses a process called Brain Bargaining where i can help you to reassess the need for old pain messages so that you can greatly reduce or let go of it. There is no hypnosis or trance involved, just me talking to you. And you don't have to believe the process will work, you just need to Want to be pain free and not have more need to keep pain than to lose it.
You can visit the link below to find out more about OldPain2Go.
Treatment outcomes and number of sessions vary from person to person. Usually 1-2 sessions are all that is needed.
If you are ready to let go of old pain then call me to find out more and book your session. You must have already seen a medical professional before commencing this therapy.
The cost of OldPain2Go is £100 for a 90 minute session.
Subsequent session if needed is £60
What Reiki Can Do
Reiki works with the energetic, physical and emotional aspects of the individual to address imbalances on all levels.
Reasons you may want to experience a Reiki session:
*Clearing emotional blocks
*Tension and anxiety
*Issues with life
How is Reiki different from other therapies?
Reiki is holistic in its approach and works with not only the symptoms an individual experiences but the root cause of the imbalance as well.
How do I know this is right for me?
People who have a nagging feeling that something in their life or body mind is out of balance or they feel like they are struggling within themselves and their environment usually find Reiki at the perfect time for them. The fact that you are reading this could be the sign that your body mind is ready to begin healing and experience growth.
What to Expect During a Reiki Session
You will complete a confidential client history form that outlines the areas in your body and life that you would like the session to focus on. This will also help me to monitor your progress from session to session. Once you have asked any questions you have, you will lie fully clothed on a therapy table and relax. I will then place my hands above your body over various parts in a sequential method. At the end of the session, you can discuss any questions you may have with the practitioner.
What to Expect After a Reiki Session
People experience different things during a Reiki session but the most usual experience is feeling calm and relaxed. Some people report that they felt the Reiki as a tingling sensation or heat or that they saw colours during a session. Others do not experience anything in particular.
Sometimes there is an emotional release and after a session some people experience a healing reaction such as flu-like symptoms or a headache.
Sessions lengths vary from person to person and is your personal choice.
The cost of Reiki is £45 per session
I teach the Katherine Graves hypnobirthing course with antenatal which is taught over 4 days, lasting approximately 3 hours each day. The reason i teach it this way is because there is a lot of information to get through and the brain will only retain a tiny amount from a full day course or full weekend course, about 30% actually. By learning over 4 short days you will remember more and also have the benefit of hypnosis relaxations to reinforce confidence and calmness in yourself and your ability as parents. As well as antenatal education, you will learn Self-Hypnosis, visualisation and relaxation techniques as well as how to use your breath to assist you in the first and second stage of labour. You will also learn about the physiology of birth, freeze, fight and flight response, the hormones of pregnancy and the birth partners role. Plus lots more! Birth partners or a friend are welcome to come along too. There is a small comfort break of 20 minutes for rest and refreshments.
As will all hypnobirthing courses, practice is needed but i am always around for support by email or phone.
* As part of the course you will receive:
* The Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing book
* Your Rights in Pregnancy and Birth, Aims
* 7 x Relaxation mp3 downloads
* Hypnosis relaxation scripts with a parent pack
* And of course the support of your teacher throughout your pregnancy and birth.
There are many benefits that hypnobirthing mums experience which include:
*You may benefit from a shorter labour time.
*less risk of tearing.
*a quicker recovery after birth for you and your baby.
*a calmer baby who is more alert, sleeps better and feeds better.
*a reduced need for pain relief.
*breathing techniques which aid in the birth of your baby.
*release negative thoughts and fears about pregnancy and birth.
*Be prepared about childbirth and have a positive birth memory.
*Confidence in your body's abilities to birth easily and efficiently.
*Guided visualisation to help you before and during the birth of your baby.
*An understanding of how the body works during the first, second and third stage of labour.
*Your birth partners role.
*Learn about your choices and how this knowledge will leave you feeling confident and in control.
*Learn about Endorphins and encourage the release of your body's natural pain relief.
*Massage techniques to reduce the need for an episiotomy