There are many forms of psychological therapy but Hypnotherapy is distinctive in that it attempts to address the client’s subconscious mind. The Hypnotherapist may utilise a wide range of techniques, from story telling, utilising the client’s own imagination, to metaphor or symbolism as well as direct suggestions for beneficial changes. Analytical techniques may also be employed in an attempt to uncover problems deemed to lie in a client’s past, or therapy may concentrate more on a client’s current life and presenting symptoms.
Key Points You Should Know
- Trance (or altered state of awareness) is a naturally occurring state we go in and out of throughout the day. For example whilst driving a familiar route, you suddenly realise you are driving down your street and it’s as if you arrived there on ‘automatic’. You don’t remember consciously doing it.
- You are always in control.
- You will not do anything you don’t wish to. This is not stage hypnosis.
- You will not reveal anything private you don’t wish to.
- You will not be ‘manipulated’.
- You can terminate a session any time you choose just by opening your eyes.
- I’m a full member of British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and its Code of Conduct.
- Everything is confidential.
- I may work alongside the client’s G.P.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Is Clinical Hypnosis possible for me?
- What conditions can Clinical Hypnosis treat and help with?
- What will happen during a Clinical Hypnosis session?
- How many sessions will I need?
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy (D.Hyp) from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis in 2002
- Full member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis MBSCH (since 2002)
- Member of the Hypnotherapy Directory (since 2009)
- Member #CNHC04717 of the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) for Hypnotherapy
- Approved provider of medical treatment with various health insurance providers (see FAQ)
- Masterclasses in Smoking Cessation, CBT, Psycho-Neuro-Immunology, Depression, Blood Pressure
- Published several Hypnosis recordings and various Professional Articles (see below)
Articles & Scientific Studies
Let’s Talk about Therapy (TW Mag) - There are many approaches that can help with anxiety and a number of related problems. But what’s the difference between them all the therapies? Here’s a brief outline…
The One Thing Stopping You Quitting Smoking - Have you ever had the intention of quitting smoking, but when it came to it you just couldn't resist that 'last' cigarette? Here are some steps you can take towards a nicotine-free life now.
Virtual Gastric Band - Understanding why people overeat, and what the triggers are, is crucial to make such changes. Hypnosis allows them to really understand this to then begin the re-wiring. By the time people have reached an unhealthy weight, often they have lost proper communication with their body and mind, so it becomes quite a mindless behaviour.
Hypnotherapy: What You Should Know - Using Hypnosis we aim to deal with problems at their source by direct communication with your subconscious mind - the root of all your habits
Just when you think it’s not going to work… (BSCH) - Spring is that time of year when people look at their bodies and think it's time to reduce some weight now! Just before Easter I had just such a client, let's call her Ann. Ann was at least 3 stone overweight and decided enough is enough and came to see me... However, one of the friends rang me and asked if I could see all 3 of them on the same day one after the other. I was reluctant.
“Standing over the edge of an 80ft tower…” - This is what happened to my client when he finally faced his biggest fear: dangling over an 80ft tower! I had a long standing fear of heights that had built up since childhood. I needed to try to overcome this for a work opportunity and took myself off to a few climbing walls but still didn’t feel happy that I’d be able to pass the assessment criteria which I knew was required
“I adore your powerful hypnosis techniques” - Thank you Denise for your knowledge, passion and direction in the Mind your Business with Hypnosis - 28 day challenge. I appreciate your kind but firm support and I adore your powerful hypnosis techniques. I look forward to working with you again in the future...
“I began thinking of different ways to build up my business” - I was really struggling with my business in the pandemic situation... The guidance and hypnosis brought back my vision into focus... I began to think of different ways to build up my business... The old negativity was replaced by positive thoughts. Today I'm feeling proud that I can trade again...
“I had a fear of pigeons…” - "For most of my life, and until recently, I had a fear of pigeons... After just one session we went to Twickenham Green and I was able to walk among the few pigeons that were there. I no longer have to dash to the other side of the road to avoid a lone pigeon and I can now sit outside a cafe and have a drink..."
Interview: 17-year-old who used to suffer from Anxiety - "...From the first session it definitely gave me motivation and a change of mindset and I could see a pathway... You equipped me with technique and mindset that I can use to deal with it... My overall confidence has benefited from these sessions"
Interview: Father of 17-year-old suffering from Anxiety - "...He’s really starting to get on top of this. Attacks only last minutes, and are reducing. He is smiling, happy, seeing his friends. There is a difference there is a shift..."
“My sessions with Denise have been nothing short of transformational” - "I’ve had years of anxiety, fear of failure, fear of being judged - and being paralysed by this in my job - periods of depression, being afraid to go out, avoiding social situations..."
“Denise has a wonderful ability of helping you feel more at ease in situations you may be facing” - "I greatly thank Denise for the time given in our 6 sessions we had together - the energy Denise bought to each session never faltered! Denise has a wonderful ability of helping you feel more at ease in...
“One session with Denise has helped immensely” - "I had been suffering from insomnia but after one session with Denise, she recommended a few techniques I could do before sleeping and it has helped immensely...
“5 months since my session my life has got better and better” - "Coming to see Denise to stop smoking was one of the best things I have ever done in my life. It's been 5 months since my session and since then my life has got better and better. My health and well being has improved dramatically and I haven't looked back..."
“Denise really helped build my confidence and reduce anxiety levels…” - Denise really helped build my confidence and reduce anxiety levels. Not only have I now managed to secure the job that I wanted, I also feel that I am able to overcome any challenge that may present itself.
“I should have come to see you 20 years ago!” - "Hi Denise! I am no longer a nail biting person! A few times I've caught myself hand going to mouth then..."
“Meeting with Denise just a few times for anxiety issues has changed my life” - "It is no exaggeration that Denise has saved my life. Before we met I was struggling with a debilitating anxiety which presented itself as regular intense chest pain. Over time I stopped enjoying life, I was so afraid of the terrifying chest pains that I stopped going out with friends and I rarely enjoyed spending time with my children, life really did not feel worth living. Meeting with Denise just a few times for anxiety issues has changed my life. I very rarely get chest pains now and if I do Denise has given me the tools to deal with it...
“It was like some of my pain was being released from my heart…” - "Hi Denise, your work was such an inspiration to me. Your strategies were right on the mark, especially with that whole breathing exercise. I've never believed in that in all these years, but how you taught it and with your calming voice it felt really real, it was like some of my pain was being released from my heart every time I did it. The elastic band and grounding rock was another good strategy, and your hypnosis work helped lots, even when I was in distress. I would always leave feeling calmed and determined to go away and work on what we had planned. You were always very patient very kind and came across very calming and soothing to me. I always enjoyed coming to my sessions."
“In one session you managed to completely eradicate the wish to bite my nails” - "Hi Denise, Thank you ever so much for your help. After nearly 37 year of biting my nails I had thought that I would be a biter forever. I say nearly 37 years as I came to see you a few weeks before my birthday because I didn't want to be a nail biter at the age of 37. And I am not. In one session you managed to completely eradicate the wish to bite my nails. I can, hand on heart, say that I do not bite my nails. After this success I came to you a few weeks later to try and address some self-confidence issues and feeling stuck in a rut. You helped me to see things more clearly and have unblocked the simple barriers which were holding me back. I feel so much more in control of my situation now and look at things more positively. Thank you for your help." Caroline R. - 1st June 2013
“Not only my OCD is under control but my quality of life genuinely improved in all areas” - "When Denise and I first spoke I was at a particularly low ebb. I had become resigned to the fact that my problem was a burden I would carry for the rest of my life. I had tried various therapists over a 15 year period without any success. I was slightly skeptical when I attended my first session but Denise was empathetic and patient, and the hypnosis therapy itself was a total revelation. In only 6 sessions she not only got my OCD under control but genuinely improved my quality of life in all areas."
“Denise’s hypnotherapy helped me to overcome some personal issues, and move on with more confidence and emotional freedom” - "She is deeply caring about your welfare, and has years of knowledge to draw on too. I recommended two friends to her too, and she had profound impacts on them both. I highly recommend Denise to help you work through any area of your life in which you are stuck or just not going where you want to...
“You never gave up on me and I’ll never forget that” - "Dearest Denise! Well, what can I say… It has been a rough + rocky road since Christmas, but thanks to all your help and support, I am here today, back at work, my passion reignited for physiotherapy and even getting a new job! I just wanted to say a big thank you, you never gave up on me and I’ll never forget that. You are one in a million!..."
“Denise is an exceptional coach and therapist; she is very intuitive and is an excellent motivator” - "...Denise walks her talk and her help always come from the heart. I cannot recommend Denise highly enough to anyone who is 'stuck' in some way, whether that be personally or in business. I have worked with Denise both as a friend and as a client."
“I enjoyed the hypnotherapy and it has been a success” - "I felt very relaxed with you immediately and enjoyed the hypnotherapy and it has been a success, I did find the first week hard but then listened to your CD and have found my second week much easier...
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