Did you know that anybody can legally work as a hypnotherapist with no qualifications or training at all?
This is obviously concerning so when I became a hypnotherapist I made sure to be trained properly and gain professional qualifications.
This page demonstrates the training I have had and I’ll tell you what to look out for when choosing a therapist (if for some reason you don’t want to see me!).
(This page is being worked on and will be complete around March 2020)
I am a member of the NCH (National Council for Hypnotherapy) and APHP (Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy).
Here are some of my certificates but I never stop learning. I attend at least 5 supervision days and 2 full days of training per year to keep up to date and maintain standards.
This is my diploma in clinical hypnotherapy which is my overall qualification. I’m now working towards something called the HPD (Hypnotherapy Practioner Diploma) which is the gold standard of hypnotherapy qualifications. I have done all the work for it but it takes a while to assess and award it. I will have it by September 2020.
Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy looks at how you think and how those thoughts and the emotions you feel affect your actions. You may have heard of CBT, well CBH is the same thing with a rocket attached to it!
Adding hypnosis to the mix can greatly increase the efficiency of the therapy and what can take months in CBT could be done in just a few hours with CBH.
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is like an instruction manual for the mind. I understand the way your mind works, how it thinks and how bad thinking patterns can trap you.
Think you’re stuck in your dead-end job? So did I until I learnt NLP and you can read the whole story of that journey below.
Life coaching allows you to set clear, achievable targets to achieve whatever realistic goals you set for yourself.
Want a better job? More money? Just don’t know where to go and what to do in your life? That’s where my NLP life coaching helps!
This can be done separately to my hypnotherapy or used after you have overcome a problem that has held you back for years.
Solution focused hypnotherapy concentrates on looking forward and finding a solution rather than looking back into the past to find out what caused a problem. There’s nothing wrong with looking back and sometimes that may be what’s needed but it’s sometimes good to focus on the future and what you want rather than worrying about what has happened in the past.
I’ve trained in techniques to elicit information from people in an ethical and friendly way which often reveals far more to me than you realise! Don’t worry, you won’t be giving away your secrets but the way in which you talk to me tells me a lot more than just the words you use.
(The word focused can be spelt with one s or two so it’s up you which you prefer!)
Ericksonian hypnotherapy is the style of hypnosis that I like the most. It’s named after Milton Erickson who is one of the greatest hypnotherapists of all time. Crippled as a boy by polio, he was told by doctors that he’d never walk again and would die within weeks. He refused to accept that and used to power of his mind to not only live to an old age but to change the lives of thousands.
Rapid inductions allow you to enter hypnosis quickly, usually in under 4 minutes. We use these from your second session onward, if you want to, and some instant inductions even induce hypnosis instantly.
See my page on hypnotic inductions for more details.