I originally studied a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Majoring in zoology I have a passion for animals and have a background in animal welfare. After seeing a solution focused hypnotherapist myself for help with self esteem, stress and anxiety and having such amazing results I decided I had to share all that I had learned with others. For the first time in my life I truly felt myself, free of stress and anxiety - the changes were remarkable, and I felt compelled to help others achieve the same clarity and happiness in their lives.
I am fully qualified holding a Diploma of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) awarded by The Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training. The Clifton Practice is an accredited centre of excellence in hypnotherapy training. I have also completed a training course in self hypnosis for childbirth and attend regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses to expand my skills and further my knowledge.
I specialise in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy - a forward thinking, positive pyschotherapy.
I can help with:
Relief of stress and anxiety
Improvement of low self-esteem
Gaining motivation and self-confidence
Solving weight problems
Overcoming insomnia/irregular sleep patterns
Eliminating stress related Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Dispelling panic attacks
Relinquishing addictions or habits (OCD)
Achieving emotional balance
Introducing relief for chronic or persistent pain.
Our first session together will be our initial consultation, in which I ask you how you would like me to help. We discuss your needs and goals and ascertain an approximate time frame for your therapy. We work rather quickly in Solution Focused work, with most areas needing 8-12 sessions. Specific phobias will be 3 sessions after the initial consultation. I will then give you an in depth description about how the brain works, how anxiety, depression etc are all created, and how we can help you change. I will give you a free relaxation CD which will get the process started.
Our following sessions will be 60 minutes, half of which will be spent discussing your goals, and revising the brain, and the second half on the couch for relaxation and trance.
Trance is very normal, it is nothing to be feared! We go into trance many times a day - ever walked or driven a familiar route, reached your destination and not remembered the entire trip? You were in trance! We use guided relaxation to get your mind focused on an image or idea, giving you an experience similar to day dreaming. You are awake throughout trance, and always in full control, able to come out whenever you wish. No hypnotherapist can put you into trance against your will or make you do anything you wouldn't do normally.
What Others Have Said:
Hypnotherapy with Lucy has been the best thing that I've done. Having struggled with anxiety and OCD for over 10 years I have been through so many different therapy sessions and doctors recommendations to try and relieve my symptoms. Although short term they may have helped, nothing has helped me and made my life so much easier than having hypnotherapy sessions with Lucy. I have become more confident and happy and am able to face life with a positive attitude. Lucy has given me the skills to make me realise that I can be free of the anxiety and enjoy life with a positive mind.
Lucy made me feel very comfortable from my first appointment and has been extremely caring throughout, sharing advice and giving me the knowledge to understand what was happening inside my head. An extremely supportive and skilled person. I can't thank her enough.
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.
|Hypnotherapy||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
Initial Consultation - £60 Sessions - £60 Quit Smoking - £130 For most cases we suggest 8-12 sessions, however this is always completely up to you as the client. Specific phobias take 3 sessions (after the initial consultation) and Quit Smoking is a single one on one session of around 1.5-2 hours.