Thursday, 20 October 2016


Panic and over response is something I see everyday in my practice.  Whatever the reason this starts in the first place, the difficulty patients have in controlling it often hinges on the avoidance strategies that establish to 'protect' the patient and prevent the unwanted response.  These strategies further enhance the belief that the patient is 'in danger' and the situation becomes a vicious circle of fear of the symptoms and avoidance. 
Clinical Hypnotherapy helps by breaking this cycle, giving control of the symptoms of over response and increasing self confidence and self belief.  Patients are then able to let go of the coping strategies as the mind learns there is no need to over respond.
Some situations I see often that include panic are:
*Dislike of driving on motorways
*Fear of being alone
*Unresolved Phobia
*Workplace stress
*Anxiety in relationships.

Please contact me to discuss on 0116 2302278/07952887297 or email

Monday, 4 January 2016

Smoking Cessation 2016 - New Year, New Start

'Stoptober' was again successful but if you haven't managed to remain a non smoker, it may be time to consider Clinical Hypnotherapy.  A one or two session protocol devised for the individual can really help with permanent smoking cessation.

Please contact me to discuss on 0116 2302278/07952887297 or email

Phobias and Fears

Fear is a healthy, vital response to legitimate threat.  When we learn to fear situations that are far from life threatening, for example, fear of house spiders, fear of public transport, social anxiety etc., we tend to avoid or let someone else take control therefore reinforcing the response.  The language we use in describing our experiences or imagined experiences is of vital importance.  For example, a person who say they feel 'sheer terror' at the prospect of forgetting their words in a presentation or speech could perhaps be persuaded to reframe that description to 'really concerned'.
Clinical Hypnotherapy can help with many phobias and fears by desensitisation of the situation in a safe and controlled way alongside bringing personal strengths and resources further into awareness. 

Please call me to discuss further on 01162302278/07952887297 or email

Driving Test/Performance Anxiety

Perhaps you have already taken your test and experienced anxiety that has resulted in too many errors and a fail or perhaps you are about to take your test for the first time.  You know you can drive and can focus and concentrate but somehow this changes when in the actual test or even just when thinking about the test.  It is ok to have a few nerves but it seems that there is too much negative imagination which can lead to an unconscious conditioned response.
Clinical Hypnotherapy helps by increasing your self belief and general confidence, bringing your abilities into your awareness and guided imagery of the test itself will provide the perfect opportunity for a 'rehearsal' so that when actually taking the test, it will seem as if you have done it all before, it will seem familiar!

Please contact me to discuss and to book a session on 01162302278/07952887297 or email

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Weight Control

Most people find that dieting alone does not work long term, so what is the solution to weight control?  As therapists, we look at the whole person, their thoughts, feelings, lifestyle and sleep patterns as well as their eating habits.  Research has shown that those who don't eat breakfast tend to snack on unhealthy foods to try to regulate a drop in blood sugar and also eat large portions of food very often late at night.  Hunger also has a bearing on speed of eating and a habit of eating too quickly can easily develop.  The 'full signal' is then often missed or ignored.  Disturbed sleep also has an impact on weight and those who struggle to sleep or to stay asleep are more inclined to crave high sugar, high fat based foods.  Low mood and worry alongside tiredness makes us less inclined to feel like exercise but the irony is that once we do begin a safe and appropriate exercise regime, we start to feel better and this helps with improving motivation to rebalance our lives as a whole.

Hypnotherapy can help with the above by altering thought patterns and increasing motivation, dealing with low mood and worry and techniques to help improve sleep quality can be taught quickly through the teaching of self hypnosis.  Once a patient begins to feel more determined,  we can then help aid weight loss with the use of direct suggestion in the trance state.

Please call Sally on 01162302278 or 07952887297 for an initial chat or email

Monday, 10 June 2013

Problems sleeping?

From time to time most of us experience disturbed sleep and for the majority the sleep pattern returns naturally after a short period.  For some however, the problem becomes chronic and is often diagnosed as insomnia.  The usual advice of keeping to a regular bedtime, warm drink and bath, turning off the TV etc sometimes doesn't appear to help and often sleeping tablets are prescribed for short term use.  So how can we help ourselves and assist a longer term solution more naturally?  Both Clinical Hypnotherapy and Reflexology can really help!  Myself, Sally Kalmus and Pamela Morgan can help you to look at how you process your thoughts and work to help re establish the sleep pattern so that sleep becomes an automatic occurance again rather than a negative focus of attention.  Reflexology can help by correcting imbalances in the body and releasing stress and tension.  The 'time out' is hugely important to the process of reminding the body that it really is ok to sleep.  Many patients will sleep during a Reflexology appointment!  The teaching of self hypnosis gives patients the opportunity to feel more in control of their sleep pattern and is an invaluable part of the treatment. 

So if YOU have been tossing and turning and telling yourself "I must sleep" thus reinforcing the problem then do give us a call and we will be glad to help!

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