Hello, my name is Tracy Shakes and I have been helping adults and children to understand the challenges or problems they face in life for over 25 years. I have a lot of experience of working with people who have experienced abuse, trauma or issues that impact on your everyday life.
Initially I trained in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and for lots of people counselling has facilitated positive change in their life and helped them to resolve issues and trauma that caused a difficulty or disturbance in their life. I decided to expand the therapy that I could offer by training as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and also completing training in EMDR. I think that the combination of having been trained as a counsellor and having training in hypnotherapy and EMDR enables me to work with a broader range of complex problems that people may present with and to be able to offer the right level of support.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
The process itself aims to alter our state of consciousness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of the mind while simultaneously stimulating and focussing the subconscious part. This heightened state of awareness â€“ reached using skilled relaxation techniques â€“ allows the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions.
When might hypnotherapy be useful?
Hypnotherapy can be used in many areas of your life and below are just a few examples. If you want to make a change in your life then hypnotherapy can help to break cycles associated with most negative feelings, it can also be used for getting rid of weight, smoking cessation, addictions, reduce stress, sleep disorders, relaxation, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, confidence, depression and connecting with the past.
The choice of therapy lies with you, not with me. Should you wish to discuss the problem you have with me, in a free consultation call, and to then decide on the best course of therapy for you, this can be done.
I would hope that the initial chat will put you at ease and enable you to take the next step to book the appointment.
I work with people from the age of 5 upwards.
I practice in Solihull and Birmingham.
Qualifications, Training & Experience
BA in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
BSc in Social Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Child Forensic Studies
General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice GQHP/Clinical Hypnotherapist D.Hyp
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner CPNLP
EMDR Practitioner, EMDR
Advanced Weight Control & Hypnotic Stomach Banding
Advanced Smoking Cessation Specialist
Registered MBACP â€“ British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
Fees & Availability
I offer a free 15 minute, no obligation consultation. Please call me on 07713 184762 or email me to arrange this.
Each session of general hypnotherapy is for 60 minutes and the charge of Â£75.
A Smoking Cessation session of up to two hours is charged at Â£225.
Hello Hypnotherapy and EMDR offers a variety of payment options including : Cash, Cheque, Bank Transfer.
I ask that a 50% deposit is made upon making your appointment and the remainder to be paid at the end of your appointment. 24 hours cancelation is required, for cancelations made in less than 24 hours notice the deposit will not be refunded.
Hypnotherapy and Children
The use of hypnotherapy for children is an excellent means of treating:
Emotional upset as a result of divorce
Anxiety and panic
Issues relating to school
Many children do find it difficult to express how they are feeling and some may not have developed the cognitive skills to express their emotions. Hypnotherapy is particularly effective because children do not have to give an account of their problems in order to overcome them.
Sessions with children involve the use of story, metaphor and drawing as a way to indirectly talk about how they are feeling and are used to help their unconscious mind resolve the problem.
Children donâ€™t come with a handbook so if your child needs a helping hand call me on 07713 184762 today for a free consultation.
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