What I Treat
I have emphasised the key areas that we focus on in Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can work for many conditions and I am happy to discuss how Hypnotherapy can help you make the change you desire.
I offer a free 30 minute telephone conversation should you wish to have a discussion on how hypnotherapy works and how I can help you make the changes you wish to make.
You will generally require a minimum of 4 - 6 sessions to ensure effective and lasting change within you. At your first session, you will receive a further 30 minute free consultation as we explore deeper into your background and this is followed with your first hypnosis experience with me. The first session will last approximately 1.5 hours, and a level of change may be experienced immediately.
General Therapy including EMDR & Phobia sessions approximately 1 hour £ 65.00
Quit Smoking 2 Hour session plus follow up script and free follow up session if required £247.00
Hypno Gastric Band 3 sessions with 1 follow up if required £299.00
Individual Lose weight x 5 sessions £325.00
Group Lose Weight x 5 Sessions (max 10 per group) £ 75.00
Payment can be made via cash, PayPal or Bank Transfer and I will invoice you with payments details.
PTSD, Trauma & Abuse - EMDR
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] is a natural emotional reaction to a deeply shocking and disturbing experience. In other words, it is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. Being a qualified EMDR with Hypnotherapy Practitioner and someone who has personal experience with PTSD, I am in a unique position to support you to overcome this.
It is recognised, PTSD can result from any kind of shocking experience and is a natural emotional reaction to a disturbing or extremely shocking experience. These include such events as bereavement, marriage problems, business problems/failure, conflict and work issues such as bullying and stress.
This can happen to anyone in any walk of life and it is recognised that Veterans, Police, Fire Brigade, Doctors and Nurses and Ambulance service personnel are exposed to these shocking experiences. As a Veteran of the Royal Navy, I have personal experience of working with and managing PTSD
Often we know something is wrong, though we don't want to admit it. The event can lay dormant, for months or years and something, be it a smell, a noise or a visual stimulus triggers a sub-conscious response and puts you back to that event the event.
You often lose control, become panicked, stressed or even want to take yourself away from day to day life.
PTSD can be treated successfully with Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis can help you understand the anxiety or stress and how it was caused.
Hypnosis can help you increase your levels of confidence and self esteem.
Hypnosis can help you find new ways of dealing with all situations in life in a positive manner.
Hypnosis can give you a much better awareness of yourself.
Trauma and Abuse
Any form of trauma or abuse, can create an adverse affect in your life. The symptoms may prevent you from having normal relationships, create behaviours that others consider unreasonable and stop you from enjoying life.
All of these can be treated successfully with hypnosis and EMDR as we do with PTSD, and help you create a more fulfilling life.
Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks
There are many ordinary situations that can induce stress like symptoms. For example - your workload could be too high, a family bereavement, family problems or relationship issues.
Stress affects each individual in a different way, and can trigger our fight, flight or freeze responds and sometimes it is healthy to keep us out of harm’s way.
Unresolved stress is called anxiety and the difference between anxiety and stress is that the underlying emotion is fear; a fear of what might happen.
It’s is a feeling you get when you feel exposed or your safety has been, or is about to be compromised in some way. Anxiety appears in many varieties. No matter what the situation it usually represents fear. It is often way out of proportion, but has the ability to paralyse. The symptoms usually pass quickly when the object of fear is removed. All anxieties can be effectively treated with hypnosis.
Fear and panic are repeated and unexpected reactions to a given situation. Some people even fear the fear of having another attack.
Hypnosis can effectively deal with the symptoms of fear and panic, by adapting the thoughts of the individual to eliminate or change the behaviour, so that the person reacts more positively to the situation, giving them control of their life.
Weight Loss & Hypno Gastric Band System
You have nothing to lose and all to gain!
Weight management is about being in control of your own body and mind. You will want to create new habits and behaviours when shedding the weight and you will want to replace the fat you do not need with new behaviours that keep you fit and healthy. These are new behaviours and habits that you will keep to sustain the changes you have made to fit in with your new healthy lifestyle.
Hypno Gastric Band System
Consists of four sessions and can help you to feel fuller much more quickly.
Together we focus on the reasons for your habits, so we can create new ways within you to change these.
The Hypno Gastric Band System simulates within your subconcious mind the sensation of having a Gastric Band fitted without the need for surgery.
You receive two takeaway recordings to reinforce the therapy.
The Hypno Gastric Band system is ideal if you find that your portions are too large as the system helps you to feel full more quickly, this reducing the amount you eat.
Consists of four sessions dealing with what has caused you to put on weight and to help you to build inner confidence, create, new habits and changes within yourself.
You will receive a free hypnosis recording to listen to every day to reinforce the message to help create lasting change.
How successful is weight loss with hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy can help you to change the way you think and feel about food. It is not a magic wand, although for some people it is.
If you decide to use hypnotherapy to help you to change the way you eat, you do need to put some effort in to help yourself. Playing the recordings every day, will help you to change your eating habits. Hypnotherapy helps you to feel happier in yourself and when we feel happy, it follows that you have more energy.
Keeping it simple makes all the difference you want!
"If you are serious about wanting to shed weight and make a change for the better, I can recommend Kevin to help you achieve your goals."
Bad Habits Quit Smoking
‘Less than 19% of the UK population smoke today.’ Ash Fact Sheet Feb 2016
Not an ex-smoker you are a non-smoker. You as a non-smoker will have no need or desire to smoke. Many people say "I want to give up" but fear that it’s going to be too painful or challenging!
Smoking is a habit, not an addiction!
Hypnosis is the most effective way of stopping smoking. 48 studies covering 6000 smokers gave an average success rate of 80% for this method (New Scientist vol 136 issue 1845-31 October 92.)
When you really want to stop smoking, I can make it easy for you to become a non smoker, you can feel liberated, in control of yourself and be delighted that you have at last become a non smoker. Many people have stopped smoking in just one 2 hour session!
The average price of 20 cigarettes is £10.26! When you smoked 20 a day your were spending £3734.64 a year before you made the life changing decision to stop smoking - imagine how much healthier and wealthier you will be now.
Smoking is just one habit that I can help you overcome. If you have any other habit that you wish to banish and to replace with positive behaviours, please contact me.
Phobias & Fears
People have different degrees of behavior and the reasons that may have manifested the phobia years ago, even during early childhood. No matter what the cause, the result is usually the same, causing feelings of absolute terror, inducing symptoms of anxiety, stress and panic.
What can be done about it?
Whether it is a phobia of spiders, phobia of flying, phobia of heights, phobia of enclosed spaces such as lifts or tube trains, fear of dentists or any other phobia or fear you may have. The phobia is normally rooted in the unconscious mind, which is an area that is particularly open to suggestion and change through hypnosis.
There are several alternative, very effective Hypnotherapy and NLP techniques that can be used to treat Phobias of all kinds. All these techniques are gentle, with consideration to the person’s condition.
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Confidence and Low Self Esteem
The causes of low confidence or self-esteem are numerous.
Overtime, things happen in our life that we hold on too without realising. It could be that people were critical of you as a child, at school or later at work. One word is all it takes to ruin your self esteem.
You may have made a mistake or were embarrassed by someone or even yourself and dependent on you view life itself has unconsciously allowed this to affect you.
When you realise that you have control over the way you think about things, you can divert your perceptions to gain a more positive, healthier outcome. People with confidence and a high self-esteem have a variety of things happening to them too.
"Well, I can honestly say that I have been amazed by the results! After my hypnotherapy sessions, I can barely remember those feelings of fear and stress which had been holding me back... "S.
Hypnosis can help you with the following:
- Low self esteem
- Job and career interviews
- Public speaking
- Driving tests
Whether you are running your own business or working in the corporate world, we can all do with some help in building confidence for growth.
Some people can experience anxiety when running your own business. Even when you are having a successful year, you may be plagued with anxiety, stress, self-doubt and a lack of confidence. The fear of failure can sometimes be very strong and something you keep to yourself.
With hypnotherapy, I can help you feel more confident in connecting with clients and follow up leads. This can have a very positive impact on your business and career. You can learn to focus your energy on to the positive reasons for your business and career. No longer worry about procrastination and become more action driven to achieve those goals.
"My new, more positive outlook already seems to be paying dividends. I feel so much more confident to connect with people and follow up those leads; it’s having a very positive impact on my business and, on a personal level, I’m no longer wasting time and energy worrying about all the things which could go wrong. Instead, that energy is being diverted into positive things in both my business and personal life." S.
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