Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a highly effective form of therapy, which is attracting clients looking for support with mental and emotional struggles as well as physical ones.

There is no doubt that illnesses caused or made worse by stress are on the increase.  *Conditions such as anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), agoraphobia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and migraines are all ways that excess or sustained stress can affect our well-being.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) tackles these conditions by reducing anxiety and helping clients to regain a sense of perspective; once anxiety is under control many troublesome symptoms are alleviated. The therapy encourages positive thinking by helping clients to focus on solutions to problems, rather than dwelling on the problems themselves.  Clients usually find their sleep patterns improve and motivation, confidence and self-esteem are all enhanced.

SFH is the brainchild of David Newton, founder of the nationally recognised Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) School, originally founded in Bristol, and which now has training centres across the country. He explains: “Stress is a part of normal everyday life: dealing with household accounts and paperwork, traffic hold-ups, pressures at work, strains in our close relationships, health worries — if the stress is sustained or excessive it can lead to a vast array of emotional, behavioural or even physical illnesses”.

SFH differs from earlier forms of therapy by encouraging clients to formulate a positive image of their problem-free future rather than analysing the cause or symptoms of the problem itself.  It is a highly effective and liberating approach.

With more and more people seeking help for various mental health reasons, I’m determined to help as many people as I can. Making the necessary changes without support can be tough but it is something we all have the power to do. I’m so excited to help more people achieve their goals. We all deserve to live a happy and healthy life mentally and physically. No matter what you are going through there is always a solution and a way of coping better. I have seen the tremendous benefits of focusing on solutions and encouraging positive thinking – clients find the approach amazingly uplifting and really positive experience”.


* Recent research by Insurance Company AXA indicates that stress levels have doubled in 4 years.

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), stress is one of the most common causes of workplace absence costing the UK economy billions of pounds in lost productivity.


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