Alex Proudfoot Hypnotherapy

Alex Proudfoot
Hypnotherapist in Manchester

You find you have patterns in life that no longer work for you, whether physical, emotional, or mental. I offer different practices for well-being and functioning; Hypnotherapy, CBT Therapy, Eye Movement Integration, Buteyko, & Alexander Technique.
Training since 2011, in 2018 I qualified in CBT. Then in 2019 I qualified in Hypnotherapy. This has shown me that we can continue to develop both heart and mind throughout life. We can become better at making life choices that are right for us.

When first exposed 1980 to the principles of the Alexander Technique (AT), I quickly appreciated the range of application of the technique. In the first weeks of learning I applied them to my ordinary activities such as walking and cycling to college. I realised this was a new way of living-in-ease and resolved to train to become a teacher of this revolutionary technique. I qualified in 1987.

Finding greater ease with breathing by using the Buteyko Method, in 2006 I qualified as a Buteyko teacher and now provide skills and knowledge to individuals.

Background & Hypnotherapy Qualifications

I gained an Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy in 2019 with CCBT, Regents Park University, London. This is to manage the habits that no longer suit you.

In Bath, NE Somerset, I obtained a Foundation Certificate in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. I have been providing counselling and therapy since October 2012 (BACP Individual Member, No731535) and qualified in Advanced Integrative CBT/REBT with the College of Cognitive Behaviour Therapies in 2018. I have worked for the SWAN Project in Bristol for three years, Turning Point in Trowbridge for a year and Anxiety UK from my practice room for 2.5 years. I worked two years at Arts of Change, Dudley, with children and adults and the NHS IAPT step 3 including GMMH Manchester for almost three years. I continue to work in Private Practice, working with clients experiencing anxiety related conditions, depression, anger, jealousy, and those who have experienced trauma.

I have a background in music, obtaining a BA in music performance from the RSAMD in 1984. I play violin on a semi-professional basis, deputy lead for Manchester Beethoven Orchestra 2023-24, viola, and double-bass.

Upon finishing my Alexander Technique training in 1987 (MSTAT) from the Haar school ATTC, South Devon, I have continued my private practice and assist once a week at the Manchester Alexander Technique Training School.

As well as bodywork with the Alexander Technique, I qualified in the Buteyko Method in 2006 (MBBA), training individuals (from age 8 to 88!) to breathe more easily. This is for those with asthma, COPD, panic attacks, and long COVID.

My Specialisms

I offer Hypnotherapy to work specifically on your unwanted habits.
There is short-term CBT/REBT Therapy available. Find me at either via webcam or face-to-face.
I also offer Eye Movement Integration that is face-to-face work over two hours to support the integration of trauma experience.

The Alexander Technique is a generic method. Once you master the basic technique, you can adapt to your needs and lifestyle. Working with simple activities such as walking, sitting and lying down, I use words and my hands gently to guide you towards better co-ordination and alignment, while introducing the Alexander principles in interesting and practical ways. When you have become more familiar with the process, you can go on to apply the Technique to improve everyday activities such as writing, working at a computer, driving, bending and lifting. You then can transfer your understanding to more specialised tasks such as playing a musical instrument (my specialism), sports, public speaking - almost anything.

The Buteyko Method is a breathing technique to manage the symptoms of Asthma, COPD, panic attacks, and long COVID. The biofeedback process has a one-off eleven day detox using a nail clipping sample on a remote basis. The treatment involves finding unique frequency disturbances and treating these for a half hour.

Approach to Hypnotherapy & How I Work

In Private Practice I provide a safe space for you receive support in a specific area of your life. Our work is confidential within the limits of law. We can explore together the issue you wish to find balance in.

I find the AT informs all my activities and teaching it to my students brings a great joy in the shared exploration of body/mind use. I share AT work also with the local teachers in the area, as I value sharing knowledge and experience.

I offer a basic course of Introduction plus six weekly lessons. You can opt for further learning lesson by lesson, or with a reduction of fee in blocks of ten or twenty.
With Buteyko these skills are learned by you over a course of five sessions lasting between 45 minutes to an hour. Children receive shorter sessions and the fee is reduced.
Biofeedback uses Rife frequencies via TENS pads to shift unwanted symptoms and allows the body to heal itself.

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
Alexander Technique In Person £45 per 40 minutes
Hypnotherapy In Person £105 per 75 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £70 per 50 minutes
EMDR In Person £140 per 100 minutes
Biofeedback In Person £30 per 30 minutes
Integral Eye Movement Therapy In Person £140 per 100 minutes

Additional Rate Information

For all therapies, I offer a tiered fee structure, so the rate quoted is the standard fee. Reduced fees apply for those with lowered household income. This enables most people to access support when they need it, by evidencing their lower income and how many adults depend on this. I also work with Children, Young People, students for a reduced fee. I have taught Alexander Technique since 1987, to individuals, pairs, and groups. I am a STAT member. I have taught Buteyko Method since 2006, to individuals, through a block of five sessions for £200. I am a BBA member. I have worked as advanced CBT/REBT Integrative therapist since 2015 and offer short-term individual therapy for 8-12 sessions. I have NCPS accredited registrant status and am a BACP Individual member and BABCP member. The most recent treatment available is Hypnotherapy since 2019. Please enquire about rates and duration. I am an accredited registrant member of the National Hypnotherapy Society.