I am an experienced clinical hypnotherapist and have been working with clients since 2013 providing solution focused hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing. I work with clients with many different conditions and help my clients overcome anxiety, negative thinking and unwanted habits and make positive and long lasting changes.
I use Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, which can help you make significant changes within a relatively short period of time. It combines psychotherapy (talking therapy) with hypnosis and uses clinically proven techniques from Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Processing (NLP). We all experience life in different ways and our issues are unique, each session uses a combination of techniques that are right for you
Hypnosis is a very relaxing experience, similar to daydreaming, for this reason it often feels very ordinary and enjoyable. During hypnosis, although you are relaxed your mind is alert and you are aware of what is happening. You are completely in control at all times.
Qualifications and Experience
I have experience working with many different issues including anxiety, stress, low mood, fears and phobias, insomnia, PTSD, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, panic attacks, pain management, OCD, hypnobirthing and lifestyle changes such as weight loss and stopping smoking.
I studied psychology as part of my degree and worked in the area of psychology research before retraining as a hypnotherapist. I trained at the renowned Clifton Practice in Bristol, which is a centre of excellence for hypnotherapy. I have a Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Hypnotherapy for Childbirth and I continue to attend training courses and extend my knowledge. I am fully insured and a member of the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapists and abide by their code of conduct.
Here are comments from some of my clients:
“I visited Alex after I began experiencing severe anxiety and panic attacks, which stopped me from driving and came on when I was in groups, particularly at work. I was also worried whether I’d be able to make a speech at my wedding. After seeing Alex I’ve successfully delivered my speech, am far more comfortable in groups, and am regularly driving on long motorway journeys. Hypnotherapy really worked for me. If you suffer from anxiety I’d definitely recommend giving it a go.” Simon
“I saw you for 3 sessions about my fear of flying. I am pleased to say I have been able to travel to Belgium, Dubai and Canada without feeling scared or extremely anxious. I would like to thank you for what you have done for me as it has been a huge help and allowed me to continue to play wheelchair basketball at a high level. I am pleased to say that during our time in Canada, we won the gold medal at the U23 World Championships. Thank you again for everything you have done! I will certainly be recommending you to any family or friends who may experience similar situations” Many Thanks, Ben,
“Thanks to the hypnotherapy sessions with you I am more positive, feeling motivated and actually hitting the gym twice a week. My weight is starting to drop off and I’m feeling more confident. Your calm, professional, non-judgmental approach was exactly what I needed.” Marie, Swindon.
FREE Initial Consultation
This is an opportunity to meet me and find out more about hypnotherapy. We will discuss how you would like help and you can ask questions. Includes a hypnotherapy MP3 to use at home.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
£60 (1 hour) / A course of 6 prepaid sessions £300
These sessions are a combination of psychotherapy (talking therapy) and hypnosis. All the sessions are tailored to your individual needs.
Fresh Start Programme
£195 (4 x 1 hour)
An intensive 4 week course, designed to help you take back control, sleep better and feel calmer and more positive.
£180 (2 hours)
This is a single session and does not require a consultation. Includes a free hypnotherapy download. A £50 deposit is required when booking this session.
£60 (1 hour) / A course of 4 prepaid sessions £195 (4 x 1 hour)
Relaxing and nurturing, hypnobirthing for a calm, confident childbirth experience.
There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.
We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.
The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
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