B.Ed., D.Hyp., C.Hyp., CMH, MHA, UKHR, UKGHE,
Hypnotherapist, Master Hypnotist, Self-Hypnosis Teacher,
EFT Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner
The Natural Medicine Centre, 72 High Street,
West Wickham, Kent BR4 0NH
Appointments: 020 8660 6022
Telephone on day of appointment only: 020 8776 1525
I have a degree in Biology and am a qualified teacher, formerly in a comprehensive school and then in a sixth-form college. I retired from teaching in July 2004 to take up hypnotherapy full time. I became interested in hypnotherapy when I learnt self-hypnosis in order to control the pain from a shoulder injury. I discovered the innate ability we all have to heal ourselves, if we desire to, by harnessing the ‘inner power’ of the mind.
I developed the shoulder injury in the late 1990s. The medical profession could not help me and said I would have to learn to live with it. This was a very painful condition and I could not raise my arm above shoulder height. The self-hypnosis workshop really opened my eyes to the power of the subconscious mind and this fascination led me to do the full hypnotherapy training for 15 months. I qualified as a hypnotherapist in 2000.
I learnt the importance of visualisation and metaphors, the ‘inner power’ we all have to make changes in our lives to control pain and to heal the body. With hypnosis there are few limits to what you can achieve. The amazing thing is that we all have this ‘inner power’ in the unconscious mind to make changes relatively quickly and changes that last.
I found self-hypnosis and hypnotherapy so empowering that I felt compelled to tell everyone about it. In 2000 I started to see a few clients. I never thought that I would leave teaching as I enjoyed it so much. However, in four years I was seeing so many clients that I could no longer do both jobs. Thus I made a very difficult decision and retired from teaching after 35 years. I have had no regrets as I absolutely love my present work because I find it so fulfilling.
With my knowledge of biology and hypnotherapy, Inner Power Hypnobirthing was born!
- I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist from the LifeForce School of Therapeutic Hypnotherapy, London.
- I am fully covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance, with Balens.
I am a director of The Hypnotherapy Association.
- I am on the UK Hypnotherapy Register.
I am on the National Public Register of Hypnotherapists. I am therefore UKCHO registered and my unique Registration Number is 80091. UKCHO stands for UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations.
I am a member of the The Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council. CNHC is the UK regulator for complimentary healthcare practitioners.
- I am bound by a Code of Practice and Ethics which ensures the highest level of care.
http://www.thehypnotherapyassociation.co.uk (See Code of Ethics and Practice)
I am a member of the UK Guild of Hypnotist Examiners.
- I am a member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners and I am NHS registered (National Independent Provider Code 8GF26).
- I am also a qualified practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), which is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Therapies (AAMT).
I am also a qualified REIKI practitioner and am a member of The UK Reiki Federation.
and also of The Reiki Guild.
I am listed on the following:
- The Hypnotherapist Register
- The Complementary and Alternative Health Register IAAPT
- The International Holistic Therapies Directories
- Health and Goodness
- The UK Small Business Directory
- InJoy! Yoga
Yoga for pregnancy and birth works really well with the Inner Power Hypnobirthing. I can recommend the following yoga teachers:
ROSANNA KALLIABETSOS is a Hatha yoga teacher and Reiki Master and founded InJoy! to provide Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga classes for mums-to-be, mums, couples and their babies. She also offers birth preparation classes. Rosanna’s classes are intimate and friendly and are held in Central Croydon, South Croydon and Coulsdon. For more information on InJoy!, call 020 8407 4035 or 07811 694049, email email@example.com . Website: www.injoy-yoga.com
ZOE KNOTT is a Pregancy Yoga teacher and runs classes at St. Marks Church, West Moreland Road, Bromley South, Kent, BR2 0TB. For more information call020 8464 1553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
JANE HOULDING is a Hatha Yoga and Pilates teacher and runs Pregnancy Yoga and Mum and Baby classes at the Methodist Church Hall, Clockhouse Road, Beckenham. For more information call 07726 554 298 or email email@example.com. Website: www.radiantyoga.co.uk
Maternity Reflexology may also be very useful
NICOLA WARRAN can give reflexology support throughout the pregnancy. Nicola gives mobile treatments and so would visit you in your home. Reflexology is an excellent therapy to support the natural development of the mother-to-be and new life. It may help to balance the mind, body and spirit to give the best environment for an incoming soul. Relaxing and nurturing, it also may help with any minor ailments that may arise throughout pregnancy. For more information call 020 8698 8725. Website: www.nwreflexology.co.uk