At Purley Oaks Clinical Hypnotherapy our aim is to make “normal” possible for you. By “normal” we mean whatever is normal for you. Once we know what you are looking to achieve, we will work with you towards achieving that outcome for you. Both Sophie and Simon have different specialisations and we will recommend the right person to help you to achieve your goal.
Whoever you choose you can rest assured that they will work with you to help you change the behaviours that you want to change by using the power of your subconscious mind.
I started my career by training in complementary therapies like Reflexology, Massage, Aromatherapy and Chiropody.
I’ve always enjoyed the one to one interaction with my clients. However, it became clear to me that a client’s needs were often, over and above the physical problem that they initially presented with.
So, some years later I sought hypnotherapy myself and found it to be life-changing in every aspect of my life.
So much so that, having thought myself to be shy and lacking in self-confidence, all of a sudden found myself teaching dance fitness to large groups of people with ease and confidence and no nerves.
Since then, I still notice the change in my behaviour every time that I go into a new situation, and whereas before I’d have been anxious about what was going to happen. Now I feel relaxed and look forward to it.
On meeting Simon a few years ago, we, very early into our relationship shared our positive experiences of hypnotherapy and started to recognise in each other qualities that would make for a good hypnotherapist. This spurred us on to train together.
I specialise in anxiety and weight loss, two areas that I relate to because I have observed many friends and family struggle with and I know that hypnotherapy is a wonderfully helpful tool in combating both.
My career background has been in property maintenance. I’ve enjoyed it for over thirty years and the biggest reason why I’ve enjoyed it has been the people that I’ve had the opportunity to meet.
I find people endlessly fascinating. Our motivations behind our choices and our beliefs that support those choices are a world of wonder to me. So having made the choice to train in hypnotherapy I feel as if I’ve arrived home. Being a therapist, and therefore able to help people help themselves, is a very comfortable and rewarding career for me.
I specialise in self-confidence. I believe that it’s the lack of self-confidence that sponsors a lot, if not most of the unhelpful beliefs we have about ourselves and these unhelpful beliefs can grow into any number of phobias and anxieties that can plague our lives at times.
I see hypnotherapy as especially good at helping people solve any number of emotional problems because it’s therapy that is solution driven. A client has a particular problem, we talk, find a solution and using hypnotherapy we implement that solution and get a result.
Its simplicity is why I have chosen to work using hypnotherapy. It works and the results can be measured, so if you think that you can find help here at Purley Oaks, I look forward to meeting you…..