29 Parkfield Road South, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6DH T: 0161 438 2600 M: 07779 575816 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester Hypnotherapy Clinic
Would you like to worry less? Cure insomnia, a phobia or sleep better? Feel happier and more confident? Give up a bad habit? Lose weight or stop smoking? Stop feeling jealous or angry or upset? Cope better with life’s ups and downs?
Click here to see how Manchester Hypnotherapy can help with whatever changes you want to make.
Phone us now to ask any questions, and to get to know us. We’ll explain to you how hypnotherapy can help you. We’ll tell you about the different approaches we use, and get rid of any misunderstandings or worries you have about hypnosis.
Top independently rated Hypnotherapists
The therapists at this Manchester Hypnotherapy clinic are the best independently rated hypnotherapists not just in Manchester but in the Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Derbyshire area and are rated second overall in the UK. So don’t just take our word for it – take some time to read the reviews and see what everyone else has to say about us!
We don’t work strictly to the clock – the session takes as long as you need to feel better.
Pam Newbury, Claire Winchester, Anne Gregory and Zoe Johnson work together at the Manchester Hypnotherapy Clinic in Didsbury, south Manchester. They practice a combination of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy (including psychodynamic and analytical approaches), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and counselling.
These approaches are highly effective in the treatment of a wide variety of:
- anxiety, stress and depression related problems, including OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, stress at work and the stress and anxiety caused by problems with fertility and IVF
- breaking bad habits (such as smoking, hair pulling, or nail biting)
- weight loss, compulsive eating and eating disorders
- phobias (such as fear of flying, fear of needles, fear of the dentist, fear of spiders)
- psychosomatic conditions
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- pain management
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Manchester Hypnotherapy
CBT is used by GPs in the NHS for anxiety, stress, depression and bad habits. Apart from hypnosis, CBT is the only psychological therapy approved by the NHS. Cognitive simply means your thoughts; behavioural – obviously! – means the way you behave. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy means any therapy dealing with thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions which cause negative and unhelpful emotions and behaviour. CBT teaches you to identify and question those thoughts and beliefs. CBT teaches you to check for negative thinking. These might include panicking, worrying and always assuming the worst, over-generalising in a negative way, and jumping to conclusions. CBT then teaches you to to replace these thoughts with positive, realistic, and helpful ones.
If you suffer with anxiety or panic, however, it can be difficult to focus on your thought processes; it may also feel impossible to change your behaviour – as if it is just too hard for you to stop behaving the way you do. Hypnotherapy works by allowing you to feel deeply relaxed and comfortable, your anxiety and worries forgotten. In this way, hypnotherapy provides relief from anxiety and stress, so you can calm your thoughts enough to start questioning and changing them. You can then also start challenging the belief that it is impossible to change your behaviour, or to stop worrying.
Psychodynamic approaches and analytical approaches look back into your past relationships to help you understand why you feel like you do now. Hypnosis and CBT then help you to feel and behave differently. Be careful of anyone who says only one type of therapy will work. Therapy is not one size fits all. At Manchester Hypnotherapy we’ll work together to find the way that works best for you.
Why choose Manchester Hypnotherapy?
Each of the therapists at Manchester Hypnotherapy is fully registered. Full details of which bodies each individual is registered with can be found on our About Us page.
All therapists at this Manchester hypnotherapy clinic also hold full professional indemnity insurance.
Pam uses a number of approaches including CBT (cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy), a specialized form of hypnotherapy that is particularly effective at dealing with bad habits, phobias and negative patterns of thinking.
The therapists at Manchester Hypnotherapy use a common sense, evidence based approach. This is the approach used by the vast majority of clinical hypnotherapists and research hypnotherapists. Research and analysis shows that hypnosis is not an “altered state” of mind or a special brain state. It’s a state of relaxation where the mind is far more than usually able to focus attention on particular ideas and suggestions.
It’s not true that hypnosis works by speaking to the left side of the brain, or that to be hypnotised means being put in a trance, where you have no control or understanding. These beliefs go back hundreds of years. Unfortunately stage hypnosis makes people think that what they’re seeing is real! It’s not and you shouldn’t worry. Some people are scared of hypnosis. People worry they won’t be in control of their actions and they’ll do something against their will, or that they will be in a sleep-like state and won’t remember what’s happened. All of this is wrong. Being in hypnosis is a perfectly natural and safe activity, where you remain completely in control. You can stop hypnosis at any time. You really can’t be made to do anything you don’t want to.
Choosing a Hypnotherapist
Please be cautious about hypnotherapists who say they’re the leading hypnotherapist, the leading hypnotherapy centre or clinic or the best hypnotherapist in their area. These claims are meaningless – anyone can just say it! Websites are not covered by the Advertising Standards Authority and a therapist can therefore make any claim they want to on their sites, without anything to back them up. If you say you’re the leading hypnotherapist it’s just advertising – NOT fact.
Some sites also claim that only one form of therapy is effective and that others do not work. A good therapist however will be able to use a number of different approaches to suit you. This is sometimes called an “eclectic” approach. Any form of therapy is a personal relationship between therapist and client and what suits one client may not suit another. Your therapist needs to be flexible in their approach, rather than convinced that the only way is their way.
It is important that you feel comfortable and safe with any hypnotherapist you choose. You should also check that they are qualified, registered and insured – in practice, the main hypnotherapy regulatory bodies will refuse to register any hypnotherapist who is not qualified, and insured and so if your therapist is registered with CNHC (the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council), , the National Council for Hypnotherapy or the General Hypnotherapy Register (there are others but these are the main registers), you will have the security of knowing that your hypnotherapist is a properly trained professional.
Manchester Hypnotherapy – Pam, Anne, Claire, and Zoe practice in Didsbury, south Manchester. Didsbury is convenient for south and city centre Manchester, Gatley, Cheadle, Stockport and Chorlton, and Altrincham and Bowden and within easy reach of north and east Cheshire, south Lancashire and Derbyshire. Details are given in the Practice Locations section. Manchester Hypnotherapy is contactable by phone on 0161 438 2600 or 07779 575 816.