Hi, I'm Suzy, a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist specialising in Anxiety and Post-Natal and Early Parenting Mental Health.
I would like to help you to feel better faster and gain a deeper understanding of yourself. I will also empower you with the tools to help maintain mental well-being when our work together has finished.
I believe that looking after our mental health is an ongoing process as life continually throws us new challenges. This is why I love to help my clients learn practical skills that they can use in their everyday lives to help them to continue to successfully navigate the ups and downs of life.
Hypnotherapy can help you to identify and alter beliefs that are no longer beneficial to you, and access positive resources and strengths that are within you, empowering you with the confidence to make positive changes in your life.
If you are struggling with a difficult time in your life, feel stuck in the same cycle of feelings and behaviours, or are unhappy with your current situation and need to clarify the right path for you, I am here to help.
I think it can be nice to know something about someone before you meet them, even if they are your therapist! So here's a bit about me and how Hypnotherapy came into my life.
My first experience of Hypnotherapy was about 10 years ago when I was working in the fashion industry. I was very stressed and unhappy in my job and not where I wanted to be in my personal life, and I became very anxious. By a chance recommendation, I discovered Hypnotherapy and was amazed at how much better I started to feel straight away. After a few sessions my feelings of anxiety started to reduce, I gained the confidence to make some tough decisions and take steps away from a situation that was making me unhappy.
It was a real turning point in my life where I learned that we have power over our thoughts and emotions rather than the other way around, and Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to harness this to make positive changes. Since then I have used Hypnotherapy personally if my confidence was low, for exercise motivation and healthy eating.
More recently Hypnotherapy helped me to overcome Post-natal Anxiety and Depression after the birth of my daughter which lead me to want specialise in these areas. Whilst it is not necessary for therapist to have experienced an issue in order to treat it, it can be helpful to fully relate to what someone is going through when you have been there yourself. This is an area that I feel passionately about as Post-natal mental health issues often go un-recognised due to societal expectations upon new mothers to feel so 'happy' with their new situation, and a stigma that still often surrounds this issue.
In 2015 I qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist at the University of West London, and in 2019 I began ongoing Masters level Psychotherapy training, and aim to qualify as a UKCP accredited Hypno-Psychotherapist in 2022.
I have also received :
Specialist training in Post-natal mental health, gaining a qualification as a Certified Post-natal practitioner (CPNP)
Specialist training in to enable me to provide Online therapy in line with UKCP guidelines.
Hypnotherapy is not a regulated profession in the UK, meaning that there are numerous courses out there that claim to professionally train people in a short time, but may not be of a high academic or professional standard. So when looking for a Hypnotherapist it is always important to check qualifications carefully. Fully qualified practitioners are also likely to have membership with professional registers such as the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
The CNHC provides an independent register of complementary healthcare practitioners. It was set up by the UK government to protect the public by setting standards that practitioners must meet and maintain to be on the register.
I am a member of the CHHC and the National Society of Talking Therapies (NSTT), who's code of ethics I abide by.