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As a Cognitive Wellbeing Hypnotherapist I specialise in helping clients overcome stress and anxiety to lead calm, happy, fulfilling lives.

The main anxiety conditions that I help clients overcome are Insomnia, General Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Reducing Alcohol Consumption, and Performance Anxiety.

What is Anxiety?   Anxiety can be defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome and is an over-response to a perceived threat.   In other words, getting wound up about something that hasn’t happened and might not happen.   If you suffer from anxiety, you probably feel on edge, restless, have trouble concentrating, dwell on negative thoughts and experiences and imagine lots of worst case scenarios.

Anxiety can cause a seemingly disparate range of physical symptoms also such as raised blood pressure, headaches, nausea, insomnia, palpitations and even needing to wee more frequently.

Anxiety can be triggered by emotional turmoil, relationship pressures and life upheavals but it’s also a behavior which is learned from our past experiences.  Some drugs and medication can exacerbate anxiety.

How can you help me overcome my anxiety?  I use a number of cognitive and behavioral approaches both pre and during hypnosis to help clients overcome their anxiety.  I also teach self-care and coping skills to ensure that clients can remain calm and  confident when faced with challenging and unexpected situations in the future.

Most clients need between 3 and 5 sessions to reach their anxiety-reduction goals.

What are the symptoms of Anxiety?  Anxiety is a collection of symptoms related to feelings of worry, fear or nervousness.    I work with my clients to relieve the symptoms of anxiety quickly and forever. Anxiety can cause a wide range of physical, behavioural and cognitive symptoms Including:

Feeling fearful
Feeling panicked
Feeling unnecessarily worried
Feeling uneasy
Having a low mood and some types of depression
Insomnia – Having trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep or waking up very early and being unable to get back to sleep.
Panic attacks
Irritably
Irritable Bowel Syndrome – IBS
Blushing
Difficultly concentrating
Feel sad for no specific reason
General aches and pains
Substance abuse – Including drug and alcohol
Lacking in energy and feeling over-tired
Poor memory
Excess sweating
Over-active bladder
Constipation and Diarrhoea
Over-eating
Stammering
Procrastination

“Change will lead to insight far more often than insight will lead to change”