Professional Hypnotherapy in East Devon
Helping you to be better
Professional Hypnotherapy in East Devon
Helping you to be better
Professional and Supportive
You can expect to enjoy the highest level of guidance and support during your hypnotherapy sessions. I’m a qualified hypnotherapist and BWRT practitioner offering a friendly and professional service from therapy rooms in Seaton and Axminster. I’m fully registered to practice and as a professional I’m committed to on-going training and supervision to keep my skills and knowledge up to date.
I feel passionate about supporting people to live healthier, happier, more fulfilled lives. If you’re ready to make lasting changes in your life I’m here to help you.
Can Hypnotherapy Help Me?
You’ve found this website because there’s something you want to change in your life. Perhaps you want to sleep better, overcome anxiety or feel more confident. Maybe you’re trying to lose weight or quit smoking. Or you wish to overcome something as deeply embedded as a fear or phobia. Hypnotherapy can help with all this and much more.
If you feel ready and willing to change, hypnotherapy is a powerful, versatile therapy that empowers you to take control of your life, discover your inner strengths and resources, achieve your goals and live your life to the full.
Your therapy begins with a free consultation – I will listen to your needs and preferences to develop a treatment plan designed specifically for you. I don’t use a ‘one size fits all’ approach. You are unique, so every session will be tailored to suit your unique and individual needs.
I’m committed to helping people to improve their physical and emotional well-being with hypnotherapy, which ultimately leads to greater fulfilment in life. How can I help you change your life?
The Mind Spa
Hypnotherapy is not just for problems! With the hectic lives we lead it can be difficult to switch off and relax completely. My hypnotherapy mind spa will take you to a state of deep relaxation, completely rejuvenating for both mind and body, leaving you with a deep sense of inner peace and harmony. Ideal if you’d like to relax deeply but don’t want or need a course of therapy – either as a one-off treat or for regular relaxation. If you’re just curious about hypnotherapy this is the perfect introduction.
Are you properly qualified?
Yes I am. I trained at the prestigious Anglo-European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis and am listed under the college directory. I was awarded the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, considered the gold standard in hypnotherapy qualifications. I’m a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and the CNHC.
As a professional I’m committed to on-going training and supervision to keep my skills and knowledge up to date. I’ve completed additional specialist hypnotherapy training in anxiety management, sleep disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, metaphor therapy, pain management and weight loss. I’m also a BWRT® practitioner and very excited to bring this rapid and dynamic therapy to East Devon.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Most people find hypnosis a very relaxing, calming and enjoyable experience. You’ll have an increased awareness of feelings and sensations in your body which is usually very pleasant. Many experience a sense of heaviness, lightness or a floating sensation, although sometimes it feels just like sitting relaxing or day dreaming with your eyes closed. While the majority of people are aware of and remember everything others will find they only have a vague memory of the session. Everyone is different and will experience hypnosis in their own unique way. Most people find hypnosis leaves them with a deep sense of inner peace and harmony.
What can I expect in a hypnotherapy session?
Each session begins with some talking therapy – so not all your time with me will be in hypnosis, though a great deal of it certainly will. I will help you to focus on what you want to achieve, in discussion as well as in hypnosis, to help you overcome the problems and challenges in your life. My aim is to help you achieve your goals as quickly and painlessly as possible – I don’t dig into the past unless absolutely necessary and encourage you to avoid problem talk.
Using my voice I will guide you in some simple imagination exercises to help you develop a relaxed inner focus. When you’re experiencing hypnosis your mind is more open and suggestible to positive new ideas and different ways of thinking, which then leads to new habits and behaviours. So I will guide you to imagine, or mentally rehearse, various scenarios and ideas to help you achieve the changes you’re aiming for. In addition to the work we do together, we’ll explore various techniques for you to use at home; for example practising self hypnosis and journaling.
How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need?
Most clients will need between four and six sessions for effective change. Simple phobias may be resolved in fewer sessions, more complex issues may require longer.
Will I lose control?
Hypnotherapy is about gaining control over your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, not losing control. Hypnotherapy bears little resemblance to the hypnosis you see on TV for entertainment. It is not mind control; you can’t be made to do anything against your will, you can open your eyes at any time and most people are aware of and remember everything that happens. Take what you see on TV with a pinch of salt.
Will I be unconscious?
No, you’ll definitely not be unconscious during hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is simply a state of focused inner absorption with a heightened sense of awareness. You’ll be aware of what’s happening – I’ll ask you to imagine various scenarios, based on what you want to achieve, and you’ll need to actively imagine responding. Of course it’s entirely natural for your mind to wander and drift off from time to time but practice will improve your attention and focus.
What if I can’t be hypnotised?
It’s important to bear in mind that hypnosis is not something “done to you”. It’s a collaborative process in which the hypnotherapist is your guide and using your imagination as suggested you make it happen for yourself. Anyone who can understand and follow guidance and instructions can benefit from hypnotherapy. No-one can be hypnotised against their will, but if you’re ready for change and approach hypnotherapy with an open mind and a positive expectation then you’ll definitely experience hypnosis.