Are you suffering from unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviours?

I am a qualified and registered Brief Solution Focused Psychotherapist / Hypnotherapist.  I’m also a qualified Coach and Trainer.
I can help you to achieve your goals, to calm and focus your mind, eliminate unwanted behaviours or thought patterns, ensure that you perform at your best when it matters most and feel a deeper sense of well-being.

I’ve helped many clients to overcome a wide range of issues including:

  • Fears and phobias
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss & change
  • Smoking and other addictions
  • Self esteem & confidence
  • Weight loss
  • IBS
  • PTSD
  • Bed wetting or nightmares
  • Exam or interview nerves
  • Relationship problems
  • Assertiveness
  • Nail biting
  • Stress and insomnia
  • Negative core beliefs
  • Lack of direction

Research shows that there is more scientific evidence for hypnotherapy than any other complementary therapy... by using hypnosis people can perform prodigious feats of willpower and self-healing

Brief Solution-Focused Therapy

Everybody sometimes finds that life and emotional problems bring them down. Good therapy teaches you skills and gives you abilities that you didn’t have before. It also gets you feeling better, more optimistic and having a greater sense of control.

Many therapies require the client to go over and over painful memories in order to gain insight into their particular condition with the focus of therapy being on the problem. In brief solution focused therapy, the focus is on looking at solutions, on how to get the client’s life back on track as quickly as possible, working with achievable goals which let the client know that they're making progress.
So much is now known about how emotional problems ‘work’ and how they are caused and also the best way to lift them. As a Brief Solution Focused Therapist I will seek to get you feeling better quickly by
  • Only using research based approaches, making therapy more effective.
  • Looking at all related issues in your life, your basic emotional needs, and seeing how they are being met and can be met more effectively.
  • Quickly helping to lift any traumatic memories that may have been getting in the way of your present life.
  • Using deep relaxation and hypnosis in order to improve how you feel about things not just changing how you think about them.
  • Being friendly, approachable and ‘human’.
  • Looking at your current life circumstances and actively seeking to help you problem solve practical issues if required.

What is Hypnosis?

It is normal to go in and out of trance-like states many times throughout the day; when we daydream or drive home on autopilot, or when we become engrossed in an activity and are unaware of how much time has passed. In that sense, everyone can and does go into hypnosis on a regular basis. Hypnosis is just an extension of these natural states of being where our focus of attention is much narrower than usual. I will guide you into a deeply relaxed, yet focused state of mind where you can reinforce desired changes at an instinctive level. This ensures that being the way you want to be feels increasingly easy, natural and automatic.
During a hypnotherapy session, some people immediately focus very deeply, whereas others start by just dipping their toes in and then become more involved as time goes on. However, everyone can be guided into a sufficiently focused state to produce real, immediate changes in how they habitually feel and act. Most people enjoy the relaxation of hypnosis so much they are reluctant to awaken immediately, but there is no case of anyone getting "stuck" in hypnosis, anymore than people can get "stuck" in a good film or book.

To book a session you can contact me on:
Tel: 01323 647425 or 07864779877
Email: info@alisonwardcoaching.org.uk

I offer a free 20-minute consultation either over the phone or on your first visit, to allow you to decide that you would like to continue. Sessions last an hour. The number of sessions required varies from person to person, and depends on the goal of therapy. The aim is to achieve the changes you want as quickly as possible, and progress is monitored each week.  Payment is made after the session either by cash or cheque (with a bankers card). Cancellations must be made more than 24 hours before the session.

I was feeling very stressed and short tempered at work. Hypnotherapy with Alison was a great experience.  I noticed a real difference early on and am much more calm and tolerant now.  We also completely cured a flying phobia with just one session!  I would recommend Alison to anyone.” 
 Aaron B.  Eastbourne

 

“After a bad accident in which I damaged my spine I was waking up 10 times a night with flashbacks and hurting my back as I jumped awake. Although I was sceptical it would help, after just 2 sessions with Alison it completely stopped and I slept through the whole night. I can’t thank her enough.”     Margaret M.   Eastbourne

 

“After working with Alison on my low self-confidence and feeling detached from my feelings, using both Hypnosis and Matrix Reimprinting, I feel totally transformed, alive and positively bouncy!”   Ruth T.   Eastbourne

 

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