I specialise in helping young adults overcome excessive worrying so they achieve deserved success and enjoy life.
any situation where you feel overly self-conscious
troublesome exam and test nerves (OSCE's; exams; driving tests)
anxiety-related habits such as nail biting; comfort eating
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We are taught from an early age that we need lifelong exercise to maintain physical health. Unfortunately, many of us are not taught helpful cognitive and behavioural skills needed to maintain our mental health.
As an online hypnotherapist, I offer clinically proven cognitive and behavioural techniques for anxiety and low mood. Although you may find some sessions challenging, I will work with you in incremental steps to help you build confidence in your growing skills whilst learning relaxation techniques.
Cognitive and behavioural therapies (CBT) are evidence-based, mainstream treatments for anxiety and mild depression
They work through the understanding that our thoughts (cognitions) influence our feelings (emotions), responses (behaviours) and bodily sensations to events.
Recognising and changing unhelpful ingrained/automatic/subconscious assumptions and patterns of thinking can improve how we respond to events.
Evidence from clinical trials shows that CBT is particularly helpful for anxiety, panic and mild depression.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis can be used to reinforce CBT.
Hypnosis is a state of focussed attention, like being engrossed in a film or a good book.
There is no mystical ‘trance’ state.
You can't be made to do silly or embarrassing things like you may have seen in stage hypnosis entertainment!
Self-hypnosis is a skill which almost any client can learn.
The client is actively “doing” self-hypnosis and can choose to stop whenever s/he wants.
How does CBH work?
As an essential part of your online hypnotherapy treatment you will be required to engage in between-session tasks, aimed at promoting independence in using the skills and techniques learnt in our therapy sessions. Although we work together as a team, you need to be fully committed to do these home assignments necessary to help you change your unhelpful ingrained patterns of thinking and behaviour. I suggest you approach them with a spirit of curiosity.
Afterwards we will see how you found them, and modify them as your confidence grows. My aim is to teach you evidence-based skills which you can use in other areas of your life; you will grow in confidence, become your own therapist and no longer need me!
Hypnotherapy standards and code of ethics
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Dip CBH) from the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, London - the leading UK training centre for evidence-based hypnotherapy integrated with CBT (Hypno-CBT®) and accredited by the British Psychological Society. Also accredited by NCFE, BPS, GHR, NCH and REBHP click UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH) click professional hypnosis society
Registered Hypnotherapist (GHR Reg 8817) General Hypnotherapy Register click General Hypnotherapy Register
Accredited Practitioner General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) click General Hypnotherapy Standards Council
Member International Society of Hypnosis (ISH) click International Society of Hypnosis
My professional and teaching background
I'm Dr Rosalind (pronouns she/her).
BSc; MBBS (medical degree); MD (Doctorate); FRCP (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians)
I was an NHS consultant physician before training as a hypnotherapist. I worked in UK hospital medicine for over 25 years. My medical background is relevant for teaching you problem-solving techniques to improve your confidence, reduce anxiety, and improving your work-life balance.
General Medical Council registration 3466216 (I relinquished my licence to practise on early retirement. This means, for example, I no longer prescribe medication.) click GMC
I am familiar with the stresses on students, having been an honorary PGCE tutor at Edge Hill University for several years and teaching medical students, postgraduate doctors and nurses throughout my career. I was also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians. With online hypnotherapy I can coach overly anxious students to increase their confidence (assuming they have studied!)