Valerie has always had a fascination with the mind-body link, which she has explored over several years and now combines with her passion for helping others in her therapy work. She is an experienced qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and holds a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma as well as being a Licensed Master practitioner of NLP. She is also a BrainWorking Recursive Therapy® Certified Practitioner. Valerie uses her experience and intuition to tailor her sessions to the individual needs of her client.
She is registered with a number of professional bodies including the Complimentary & National Healthcare Council (CNHC), which has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Valerie is also a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) and the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA).
Valerie has followed a diverse career path having initially qualified as a dietician then retrained as an accountant. It was her interest in the mind-body link, together with her own struggle to manage her IBS, that led her to Hypnotherapy and NLP and she has been working as a therapist for several years now.
Valerie is also a KG Hypnobirthing teacher and holds further diplomas in: The Shillaw Method of Associational Hypnosis; Experimental Hypnosis & Extra-Ordinary States; Trance & the Transformation of Identity and Covert and Conversational Hypnosis. She also holds a certificate in Okuden Level II Reiki.
In addition to running KG Hypnobirthing classes, Valerie regularly attends and leads NLP and Hypnotherapy practice groups.
Hypnotherapy has been around for thousands of years, helping individuals manage issues and problems of mind, body and emotions. As a fully trained clinical hypnotherapist, Valerie will gently guide you to a state of deep relaxation, which will allow you to access your unconscious mind and to focus your attention on the areas that matter to you and the ones that you want to change.
Hypnotherapy allows you to access your unconscious mind naturally and influence your thoughts, behaviours and responses in a way that will create lasting change.
As no two individuals are the same, what you experience while in a trance state will be unique to you.
Areas where Hypnotherapy can help include:
Have you ever wondered why you think the way you do or respond to situations in a certain way? Perhaps you realise that the way you respond to situations might not always be good for you or those around you and wish you could change it?
NLP can give you the understanding, insight and ability to change both the way you think and how you respond to certain situations.
It is a goal orientated and practical therapeutic approach to solving problems and issues, giving you the understanding of how to achieve change through effective coaching and the use of powerful NLP tools and techniques. It enables you to replace negative belief patterns and habits with much more positive ones, which in turn will generate change that not only you will notice, but those around you will too.
NLP can help you respond more positively to whatever life throws at you. It will allow you to let go of negative thoughts and behaviours that are holding you back, give you the strength and courage you need to drive forward and achieve your goals, reduce stress and anxiety, manage chronic health conditions, enhance your relationships and much, much more.
All of which will lead you to a healthier, happier, fuller, and more successful life.
Valerie qualified in hypnobirthing through the KG Hypnobirthing course which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
KG hypnobirthing gives you the knowledge, understanding and tools you need to allow both you and your baby to have the best natural child birth experience possible. Through the course you will gain an understanding of the link between mind and body and how they can work in harmony throughout your pregnancy and birth, helping your body to give birth in the way it was naturally designed to do. Hypnobirthing will enable you to release any fears you may have and build confidence before and during birth. Working with your birth partner you will create a truly shared and loving experience that will allow your baby to arrive into a calm and relaxed environment, alert and ready to bond with you as nature intended.
‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’, a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. Like many other
modern therapies, it allows a core of privacy so that you do not have to divulge anything you would rather not talk about, in fact, the practitioner only needs to know how you feel and how you would prefer to feel instead.
BWRT® is a completely new and different therapy based on the latest discoveries about the way the brain works and how it affects our moods, behaviour and emotions. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code.
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