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What is Hypnotherapy?

A state of gentle relaxation in which you are aware and in control at all times. Hypnosis is simply a safe altered state of awareness making use of the 'alpha' state. The state that you enter perhaps when daydreaming, or just before you fall asleep - a state of relaxation, peace and calm. Hypnotherapy is a means of making use of this altered state of awareness to enable a therapeutic change, in other words, changing an unwanted habit or other area of an individuals behaviour that they want to get rid of.

You cannot be made to do anything you don't want to do, so if you simply don't want to be hypnotised you won't be. Being hypnotised may feel different to how you expect it to feel, but that does not mean you are not in hypnosis. The degree of hypnosis varies from person to person. Most therapy sessions do not require more than a light to medium trance state which everyone can easily achieve with gentle guidance from the therapist.

What is Hypnotherapy

How does it work?

Hypnosis allows for more direct communication with your subconscious / unconscious mind. In this relaxed state of awareness the mind is more receptive to making changes easier to unresolved or unhealed experiences or to make changes to unwanted behaviours or thoughts.

What can be treated?

Some well known areas of treatment are:

Pain management: manage pain from conditions such as migraines, chronic pain, and cancer.

Anxiety, panic attacks and depression: manage symptoms of anxiety and depression by addressing the underlying thoughts and emotions that contribute to these conditions.

Weight loss: overcome emotional eating, change their eating habits, and achieve their weight loss goals.

Smoking cessation: quit smoking by addressing the underlying emotional and psychological reasons for smoking.

Stress management: manage stress by teaching them relaxation techniques, such as progressive muscle relaxation and visualization.

Improving self-confidence and self-esteem: by addressing negative thoughts and beliefs you might hold.

Improving sleep: addressing underlying emotional and psychological reasons for insomnia.

What Can Be Treated
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Laura CollettLaura Collett
10:04 27 Jan 23
I’ve been seeing Vanessa for a whole host of different and complex mental health reasons for a number of years. Sometimes I go for months and months without needing her support and other times I see her weekly - that’s one of the great things about her, the adaptability to my needs. Vanessa is supportive, professional, and extremely knowledgeable across a wide breadth of issues and treatments / approaches. Without doubt the best therapist I have ever worked with and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
Christine TaylorChristine Taylor
09:23 22 Jan 23
Vanessa was recommended through a close friend and I cannot thank them both enough. Since our sessions began a little under a year ago Vanessa has helped me create a deeper understanding of myself and others and has equipped me with the knowledge to continue to improve my life, I’ll be forever grateful for this! Vanessa is a very warming, professional and highly experienced therapist and I look forward to developing myself more with her help 🙂
19:25 28 Sep 22
Vanessa was recommended to me by a friend, earlier this summer and turned out to be exactly what I needed in order to help me sort out my issues.She is very down-to-earth and sensible and after asking questions and really listening to what one has to say, has a lot of insight into what may be troubling you - which she easily translates into ways that show a depth of discernment with understanding and sympathy, combined with practical help based on both theory and practical experience.Within weeks I was able to see a way forward and regain my sense of purpose.I cannot recommend Vanessa highly enough.
Claire EdwardsClaire Edwards
09:04 08 Feb 22
Vanessa is a very caring, compassionate and experienced counsellor. She makes you feel at ease even when it may feel hard to open up, I found her very easy to talk to. There are no words to completely describe just how much she has helped me and how our sessions have already had such a positive impact on my life. I highly recommend Vanessa and thank her from the bottom of my heart for helping me.
Tamsin PaolaTamsin Paola
21:06 07 Feb 22
My daughter (age 9) has been seeing Vanessa for several months. Vanessa does such a good job of engaging her in a variety of activities and she looks forward to every session. As a result of the sessions, my daughter is clearly gaining an understanding of herself that is helping her to better manage some of her challenges. I also feel I have learnt so much about my daughter and how I can support her. Vanessa is extremely approachable, professional and supportive and I’d highly recommend her services.