HYPNOTISE TO VISUALISE
More for Your Tomorrows!
As a Pain Nurse Specialist additionally trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy, I am delighted to offer hypnotherapy sessions with a difference.
Possessing 22 years of clinical knowledge coupled with my compassion, dedication and understanding of the impact of disease, illness and surgical interventions, I sought to offer something extra for my patients. Pain, Anxiety, Stress or Depression may be experienced as subsequent symptoms which then begin to rule some people’s lives. In a busy society, these concerns are not always addressed, with some people subjected to being quoted, “ There is nothing we can do”.
We are A LIFE and ALIVE…There is always something that can be done if we adopt the right attitude!
For this reason, I trained at University College London (UCL) and qualified in 2007 as a Medical and Dental Clinical Hypnotherapist. As a registered nurse I hold a MSc (with distinction) in Advanced Practice Nursing and I can independently prescribe medication as a registered Non-Medical Prescriber.
My specialist interest is Gut Directed Hypnotherapy and Pain Management which led me to set up the first NHS nurse-led hypnotherapy service within St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, under the guide of Professor Peter Whorwell, at the South Manchester NHS Trust , who still successfully treats patients since commencing his ‘hypno therapeutic service’ in the early 1980’s. I also maintain links with this leading institution to constantly improve my professional development.
Visual Minds Clinical Hypnotherapy
Visual Minds Hypnosis acknowledges the value of the therapeutic relationship we create with you. We strive to keep our knowledge and skill set up to date, to ensure we are delivering you safe and evidence-based treatment.
In our role as Pain Specialist Nurse’s we have discovered that we unintentionally practice hypnosis with the patient’s we see in hospital. The utilisation of techniques that include breathing exercises, relaxation, visualisation and even mindfulness, can enable a better patient experience. This is particularly important during times of heightened stress or anxiety whilst a person may be awaiting a diagnosis, preparing for surgery, or coming to terms with disease and illness.
We have gained our Clinical Hypnotherapy qualifications from accredited educational establishments – University College London (UCL) and the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy (LCCH International).
We adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Practice as well as the regulating bodies for Clinical Hypnotherapy – The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) and the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH).
We are fully DBS checked and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.