SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY FOR ALL - STRESS AND ANXIETY SPECIALIST
Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, CBT, Counselling, Stress Management, NLP, Mindfulness.
To book a free no obligation introductory consultation contact me by phone or click here
Welcome, I am Alexa Warner, I am a GHR and CNHC approved Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, and Counsellor with additional training in Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy, NLP and Thought Pattern Management and even Laughter Yoga!
I offer help for many issues in particular, anxiety, depression, stress, the management of chronic pain and illness including PTSD and IBS, confidence issues, relationship difficulties, overcoming negative behaviours such as alcohol use, anger etc.
I also have a particular interest and experience in working with teenagers helping them to understand and manage their emotions and school challenges - take a look here at my schools page for more details.
Whatever your age or situation please feel free to contact me or take a look through these pages to see how I can help you.
News and Events
New November Mind spa day - Mindfulness is fun! - full detail to follow...
Online Courses - a variety of help available through online techniques and hypnosis
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Workplace Wellness - workshops, one to one and emotional wellness for businesses
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2 Hour Intensive Session Only £70.00
Firstly well done for taking the first step to seeking help for either yourself or someone you care about. It is very common to feel anxious or unsure about seeking help. You may just be looking for information or you may be ready to start working with a therapist; if you are ready to take the next step then you will want to know if I am the right person to help you, will you feel comfortable working with me, and do I have the skills to resolve your problems, and if so what will it involve?
So whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, struggling with addiction, memories from the past, fearing the future or finding the present overwhelming, I hope you will find plenty to reassure you on these pages that help is at hand.
I aim to answer your questions for you but if you are still not sure and you would like to book a free introductory session by Skype, phone or in person then please leave me a message and your email on the enquiry form or call to book an appointment.
On these pages I aim to demonstrate that I understand your difficulties and that I have the skills and techniques to resolve these problems allowing you to live your life in a calm and satisfying way.
As you will see by my list of help guides the combination of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with the added benefit of Counselling, Mindfulness and NLP are suitable for many issues. They are all evidence based, this means they have been shown in research studies that they are suitable for treating and overcoming these conditions and situations.
WHY CHOOSE ME?
Not only are the techniques I use science and evidence based but I believe the combination of methods I use provide a unique service, with over 95% of my clients succeeding in what they came to me wanting to achieve. The more the client engages with the practice and understanding of the methods, the faster and more effective the treatment. The sessions are safe and supportive, the issues we are dealing with are serious, but the process is empowering, relaxing enlightening, and enjoyable. No one sheds tears for very long.
More about what I can help with and my methods below:
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
What I can help with;
Chronic Illness / Pain
(Smoking, nail biting etc.)
IBS and digestive issues
WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW;
If you keep doing what you have always done you will get what you've always got.
To make you feel better we have to change something, so to to this I follow a cognitive behavioural method. This will help you to understand not only why you are feeling the way you are, or doing what you are doing, but also how your current issues are maintained through your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and what sets them off in the first place.
Don't worry the first things we do are to give you all the good feelings and beliefs you need, to give you a much better alternative to what you have been getting. You can't just get rid of something that your brain thinks is necessary for survival, you have to teach it a better alternative first.
We then learn to create exits from this cycle eg. if you get anxious your body will become tense and your breath tight and shallow, so to exit the cycle here, simple relaxation and breathing techniques can be used. There are abundance of techniques I have to create positive feelings, that will enable you to exit the negative ones as well as others to address the reasons why they occurred in the first place.
Hypnotherapy is a very valuable tool in this as our emotions are often more powerful than rational thinking, and our feelings have a very strong influence on our thoughts and behaviours. Hypnotherapy gives us a fast and effective tool to change the way we feel physically and emotionally. Hey it can even be used for anaesthetic purposes (do not try this at home!)
We go at your pace and it will make a lot of sense when we get going.
A client's description of her hypnotherapy experience:
A friend was unsure about hypnotherapy because she didn't want to made to do things by another person. I explained: It is not possible for a hypnotherapist to make you do anything you don't want to do. You always remain in control. Hypnotherapy is like a deep state of relaxation, it's similar to the feeling you get when you are dropping off to sleep when you can still hear everything going on around you. It's almost as if you are floating, weightless but if you want to you could get up and walk away
Hypnotherapy is a way of taking control of your own experience NOT me taking control. To find out more about how and why hypnotherapy works click here.
Help for couples and families;
When working on relationships it is usual to see one or both of the clients individually as well as in a couple as it is often the individuals issues brought into a relationship eg. past history, lack of confidence, jealousy etc that are adding to or creating the friction. Learning a new way of communication of course is also essential.
Help for teenagers and students;
75% of mental illness begins before the age of 18, I know the anxiety that hindered me right up until my 40's began at a very early age, I wish someone had told me then what I know now.
It is for this reason I run workshops in schools as well as at my practice, helping teenagers and even younger to gain an understanding of what is happening and why when they feel anxious, depressed or emotionally out of control. They also learn most importantly how to regain that control, to feel calmer and happier in all situations.
More details are available below and on my schools page, so whether you are a young person and parent, a friend or a school click here for more information.
Most clients start with a 2 hour intensive to enable us to get a full history, to understand their past and the causes of their difficulties and what emotions they are experiencing in their current situation, but it also gives enough time to get on with moving forward.
A 2 Hour intensive session is Currently on offer at £70
After this the average course of treatment would be 6 - 8 sessions depending on the problem sometimes less sometimes more. For all prices click here
Teenage anxiety and depression
There are some very scary statistics available regarding this growing epidemic;
75% of mental illness starts before the age of 18
Living with mental illness can be a tough burden for everyone – but when it affects a child it can be terrifying for them
A survey of 2,061 adults, including 500 parents, found that 67% of parents believe their child may never recover from being diagnosed with mental illness.
More than 248,000 children and young people were referred to CAMHS services in England for help and treatment in 2015. But research last month by the children’s commissioner for England revealed that “large numbers of children and young people – some with apparently serious conditions – are being turned away from CAMHS upon referral and/or are having to wait long periods of time for treatment”. In addition, many children referred for help have to wait a long time to be seen by mental health services.
I have many techniques that are fully recognised at being successful for reducing panic, anxiety and depression in young people and adults. They can run alongside or while waiting for CAMHS or after those sessions have finished but if you or your child has been referred to CAMHS please do not use this as a replacement without consulting your doctor or counsellor.
If you would like more information and details on how I can help then click here to go to my schools page or contact me. The online course is available below.