Caroline Linton Hypnotherapy
Evidence-based practice that works
If you are struggling with an emotional or physical problem and are looking for the right therapist for you then read on. I would love to help.
I am a Cognitive Hypnotherapist based on the Isle of Wight. I use an evidence-based approach (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in combination with Hypnosis) which can help with a wide variety of difficulties; I will work with you to gain control, overcome your challenges and move forward positively.
Hypnotherapy works fast and leads to positive changes that last: it's not "an easy quick fix" but it is a short-term therapy with long-term results. And what I do is is firmly grounded in evidence.
We all face difficulties at some point in our lives. These can become obstacles that can prevent us moving on to where we want to be. It may be a fear of public speaking, chronic pain, a lack of confidence or general anxiety. Often it is how we approach the issue that will determine the outcome. Using Hypnosis combined with psychotherapy I can help you to overcome your difficulties and reach your desired goal.
My approach is flexible, dynamic and adapted to your needs. I work with you to give you skills to take into the future to keep you doing the things you want to do. This is not a therapy which is done "to you" but "with you", in order for you to reach your goals. It is a common-sense, down-to-earth method which gives you back control.
Many of the conditions where Hypnotherapy can help are related to anxiety, and include phobias of various kinds, social anxiety, public speaking fears, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain, as well as general difficulties like low confidence and general stress or kicking unwanted habits.
I am a qualified Medical practitioner, and worked for twenty years for the NHS in, the last ten years as a Consultant Psychiatrist. I decided to leave this area of work and add to my training in order to offer a more holistic treatment approach. I was inspired by Cognitive Hypnotherapy as it offers a "down to earth", collaborative and individually tailored treatment approach; the evidence is that it really does work, and can be used alongside other treatments too. I sought out a robust, scientifically based course and qualified with a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy from the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. This diploma is currently the only UK hypnotherapy qualification recognised for CPD by the British Psychological Society. I bring years of experience in working with mental health issues to this area of therapy.
I am registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, being qualified and insured for your safety and peace of mind. I continue to keep up to date with regular CPD activities and clinical supervision.
I have a particular interest in general anxiety and phobias, pain management, insomnia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I can also help with confidence building, breaking of unwanted habits and performance speaking anxiety. I particularly aim to help in those conditions where our GPs and Medical practitioners have limited time and options to offer, or where the issue is troublesome but doesn't seem to warrant seeking medical advice. Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way to help to cope better with so many of the difficulties which life throws our way. I will teach you self-hypnosis and many techniques you can continue to work with yourself in the future.
What to Expect
My practice is based in a comfortable garden studio at my home.
I offer a free initial telephone enquiry consultation to see if we agree that Hypnotherapy would be a good choice of treatment for you.
The first session, lasting an hour to an hour and a half, is primarily assessment to get a good picture of your difficulties, agree goals and a plan of treatment. I will work with you, and together we will find positive solutions.
Subsequent sessions last an hour, and usually 4 to 8 sessions would be recommended, depending on the nature of your difficulties. I individually tailor the sessions to suit you and your situation. Hypnosis is used alongside a whole array of other strategies to help you to tackle the difficulty you are facing and achieve your goal.
What I ask of you is a desire to change and an open mind to possibilities.
Phone me to find out more and to see if Hypnotherapy might help you. I can tell you how I work and we can decide if I can help you. If I can't take your call please leave a message and I will get back to you, or alternatively drop me an email with your contact telephone number and I'll be in touch as soon as I can.
Email me to arrange an appointment or complete the form below with your message.
The first session will usually be an early evening appointment with subsequent sessions booked according to your preference and my availability.
Bembridge, Isle of Wight