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Sandy Hector

Sandy Hector

Counsellor in Isle Of Wight

Sandy has a warm and friendly approach and specialises in anxiety related difficulties.

Sandy is a very experienced hypnotherapist and has a diverse range of skills which she is continually updating and improving.  She works with a number of different therapies;  Mindfulness based therapies, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques, Ego State Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy.  EMDR therapy is an evidence based therapy which has had remarkable success with PTSD and other forms of stress related problems.  Sandy is currently training for a CBT Diploma,.  

All therapy is client-centred.  This means that the client takes an active role  in his or her treatment.  The therapist acts as a facilitator to self discovery while being non-directive and supportive.

Sandy is registered with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the only government endorsed UK regulator for complementary healthcare.

Background & Qualifications

I have always been interested in how the human mind works and after completing a Degree in Psychology in 2001, I taught an Introduction to Psychology course at the Isle of Wight College. Since retiring from the NHS in in 2013 I retrained as a hypnotherapist and have continued taking courses to add to my toolkit ever since. I have completed training in Third Wave CBT (Mindfulness based therapies) ACT, DBT, CFT..

I am a fully qualified and insured Hypnotherapist. I trained with Lorraine Gleeson at the Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy and undertook NLP training to Master Practitioner level with Shalini Lilley.

BSc(Hons) Psychology (Open University)
Certificate in Education (Southampton University)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy HSOH
General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GHR)
Master Practitioner HNLP
Master Practitioner NLP
Master Practitioner Time Based Techniques
Certificate in Third Wave CBT Therapies (ACT, CFT and DBT)
Certified Parts Therapy Facilitator (trained by Roy Hunter)
Hypno Gastric Band Practitioner
Certificate in EMDR and Ego State Therapy
FRYOG Yoga Teacher Diploma.

My Specialisms

I specialise in stress and anxiety management,and can help with a whole range of other difficulties including PTSD and phobias, confidence building and self esteem.. I also work closely with Creative Mental Health running confidence building courses and workshops on the Isle of Wight and facilitating Anxiety on line webinars. For more information on courses please visit creativementalhealth.org

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My approach to therapy is always client centred meaning that the client takes an active part in the therapy.

I work with a variety of different approaches depending on the needs of my client, however, I tend to work with mindfulness based therapies alongside hypnotherapy and NLP as they are complimentary to the healing process. Mindfulness can help bring you back to the present rather than worrying about what might happen in the future or travelling back into the past and ruminating about what has already happened and cannot be changed. The mindfulness based therapies that I work with are ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CFT - Compassion Focused Therapy and DBT - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I also use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy) and have had some amazing results with this. EMDR is an evidence based treatment widely used in the NHS to help people suffering from PTSD. EMDR can be successfully used to treat a number of difficulties as well as stress and anxiety.

I have experienced first hand how the power of the mind can help you turn things around and make changes at the most difficult and dark times and I'd like to help you do the same.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Hypnotherapy In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Psychotherapy In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Counselling In Person £60 per 60 minutes
EMDR In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Mindfulness In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Regression Therapy In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Life Coaching In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Meditation In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Tension and Trauma Releasing In Person £60 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Therapy sessions cost £60 per session for 1 hour. General yoga classes held weekly in Newport £8 per class. Classes suitable for all regardless of age, gender, physical fitness or religion Private yoga classes / meditation tailored to individual needs - please call for rates