Hypnotherapy Treatments in Beckenham

What To Expect

The free initial consultation will be our first session together and it is where we will discuss the issue you are seeking assistance with and how Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy will be able to help you.   We will then discuss how the brain works, how depression, anxiety, phobias etc are created, how we suffer in the way we do and what we can do about it.  I will then let you know how many sessions I think you may need and you will also be given a free audio download to listen to before sleep every night.  This initial consultation is a great way of getting to know each other, finding out about your goals, how you would like to see your future and how we can work together to achieve this.

The subsequent sessions would then follow a familiar routine of some positive discussion and goal setting before I help you go into a deeply relaxed state also known as trance so that the ideas and solutions discussed can be explored, visualised and utilised by the brain for a positive benefit.  Trance is a very natural relaxed state to be in, in fact we go into trance naturally several times a day and is often known as day dreaming.  It is thought that the brain uses this time to review past experiences, to plan for the future and navigate social interactions.  Once in this state I will use the power of positive thought to focus your mind and reflect on the changes that you want to make.

Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression, anger, pain, lack of confidence or self-esteem, weight control, obsessions, panic attacks, fears and phobias, exam stress, social anxiety, undesired habits such as nail biting, insomnia, IBS, smoking cessation and many more.

A typical session will last for an hour and the cost per session, after the initial consultation is £70.




Anxiety and Stress

Hypnotherapist in Beckenham. Anxiety, weight control, exam stress, fears, phobias, depression.

Types of Anxiety

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder (sudden attacks of panic or fear)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Stress Disorder (OCD)

Common Symptoms

  • Feeling constantly ‘on edge’
  • Sense of dread
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Panic Attacks
  • Restlessness
  •  Constant unnecessary Worrying

Feeling worried, anxious or stressed for a short time is quite natural but if you are having these feelings constantly along with those of fear and panic then that can become exhausting and overwhelming, stopping you from living the life you want to lead.

Hypnotherapy will help you to boost your confidence and self-esteem and access a calm state of mind.  This will help to reduce the feelings of anxiety and worry encouraging more helpful actions and behaviours. You will learn to see what triggers your anxiety and adopt new thinking and coping strategies to avoid this in the future. For more information about treating your anxiety with hypnotherapy in Beckenham, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Depression, weight control, exam stress, social anxiety, fears, phobias. Hypnotherapist in Beckenham.

Types of depression:

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Dysthymia – continuous lasting depression that can last for years and is also known as Chronic Depression or Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Pre-natal depression also known as antenatal depression 
  • Post-natal depression

Common Symptoms

  • Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day.
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities
  • Significant weight loss or gain
  • Insomnia or Hypersomnia
  • Restlessness or inactivity
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Inappropriate feelings of guilt
  • Diminished ability to concentrate
  • Indecisiveness
  • Recurrent thoughts of death

These are signs that you may have depression.  Depression is a common mental health condition that will cause you to feel very low for a long period of time.  Fortunately, hypnotherapy can help.   Rather than treating the depression, hypnotherapy helps to relieve the symptoms and will enable you to identify negative thought patterns and behaviours and seek to replace these with positive thoughts, actions and interactions, getting you back to your normal self.  For more information about treating your depression with hypnotherapy in Beckenham, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Confidence And Self-Esteem

Do you suffer from:

  • Lack of motivation
  • Sensitivity to criticism

  • Constant critical self-talk
  • Feeling like a failure

If so, you may be suffering from a lack of confidence and self-esteem.  Constantly putting yourself down and feeling negative about yourself can be exhausting, depressing and can seriously affect your mental health, preventing you from becoming that calm confident relaxed person you want to be, and deserve to be.  Through hypnotherapy we will work closely together to build up your confidence, enabling you to a visualise a new confident you.  We can use the power of suggestion and positive thoughts to reframe how you think about yourself, empowering you and putting you back in control. If you would like to learn more about treating your confidence issues with hypnotherapy in Beckenham, please do get in touch.

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Fears and Phobias

Fears, phobias depression, weight control, exam stress, social anxiety. Hypnotherapist in Beckenham.

Phobias can be split into two categories:

Specific phobias are generally a reaction to a specific thing or situation which could possibly be avoided such as:

  • Animal phobias such as spiders, frogs, worms, snakes
  • Environmental phobias such as heights, open water, public speaking
  • Situation phobias such as visiting the dentist, flying or driving
  • Body phobias such as having injections or x-rays
  • Sexual phobia such as fear of performance or catching a sexually transmitted disease
  • Other phobias can be against any object or situation

General phobias are concerned with more everyday events, ones which cannot be avoided and can be exacerbated by feeling stressed or anxious they include:

  • Agoraphobia
  • Claustrophobia
  • Social phobia
  • Tokophobia – fear of being pregnant
  • Emetophobia – fear of vomiting or others vomiting
  • Mysophobia – Fear of the sound of other people eating

Fears and phobias can produce very powerful reactions and make you suffer from any of the following:

  • Panic attacks
  • Profuse sweating
  • Raised heartbeat
  • Fainting
  • Anger

  • Uncontrollable Crying
  • Shaking
  • Nausea
  • Feelings of being out of control

Fears and phobias can really restrict what you want to do and stop you living the life you want. You’ll be pleased to know that these fears are always irrational (although they seem very real at the time!) and are a natural response from your brain when it believes you are in danger. Whether it is a phobia resulting from a traumatic event or something that has built up over the years, hypnotherapy can alter the way your brain naturally operates using a specific therapy called Rewind/Reframe.  This enables your brain to replace the negative memory of the event with a positive one which the brain will then refer to when the situation arises again giving you control back in your life.  For more information about treating your fears and phobia with hypnotherapy in Beckenham, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Weight Control

Most people insist they need to lose weight whether they need to or not because the truth is, they lack self-belief and are unhappy with their body image. This encourages people to embark on fad diets in order to look ‘perfect’.  These often fail resulting in thoughts of failure, creating low self-confidence and negative patterns of behaviour such as a snacking.  A vicious circle is then created of low self-esteem leading to negative thoughts leading to unhealthy food choices.

Hypnotherapy helps to break this vicious cycle challenging the preconceptions around weight loss, building self-confidence and breaking down the barriers that might have prevented you from losing weight in the past.  By reducing these negative thoughts and feelings surrounding food enables you to make better informed decisions when it comes to what to eat. For more information about how hypnotherapy in Beckenham can help with weight control please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Anger management, weight control, exam stress, social anxiety, fears, phobias. Hypnotherapist in Beckenham.

Has your anger:

  • Led you to break the law
  • Triggered violent behavior towards friends and family
  • Led you to break property
  • Have uncontrollable rages over innocuous events

Common Symptoms

  • Feeling tense
  • Unable to relax
  • Feeling Irritable
  • Headache
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Uncontrollable emotions
  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Sleep problems

Anger is a natural instinctive behaviour designed to protect you from danger.  However, it can be an inappropriate response in the modern world and can often prove to be a destructive force. Anger is generally a learnt behaviour so if in the past you getting angry produced the result you wanted then your brain will store that information and retrieve it as a suitable response in a similar situation.  Inappropriate anger is caused when we have high levels of stress and anxiety in our lives making us think negatively and creating very powerful negative reponses such as overreacting to an argument with a friend or partner or road rage.  Hypnotherapy can break this negative cycle of behaviour that leads to anger replacing it with a more positive suitable response giving you control back in your life.

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If you would like to book a session for hypnotherapy in Beckenham, please get in touch for a free initial consultation.