Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a type of 'talking therapy' that combines the use of psychotherapy with hypnosis. Hypnosis is a very natural state of concentrated focus, encouraged by using guided imagery and relaxation techniques allowing the mind to become open to positive thoughts and suggestions and changing unwanted behaviour.
As a modern psychotherapeutic approach, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is underpinned by evidenced-based research which clearly demonstrates that it helps clients make significant and positive changes in their lives in a relatively short period of time.
Crucially, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is future orientated meaning that we work on what you want to achieve rather than dwell unduly on whatever issue or problem prompted you to seek help in the first place. This means that therapy sessions take a friendly, proactive and positive approach to managing your issues.
Janie is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist based in rural Lincolnshire, England. Prior to qualifying, she trained and worked as a Residential Social Worker, Nurse and Lecturer in Education, Health and Social Science both in the UK and abroad. In 2007, she received an international award for outstanding achievement in teaching from the British High Commission and the University of Cambridge International Examinations Board.
As a result of having worked in residential care settings, hospitals, prisons, schools and colleges across the UK and overseas, Janie has developed a keen and ongoing interest in mental health and wellbeing and is a qualified Adult Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England) and a passionate advocate for mental health.
Most recently, Janie has developed extended hypnotherapy skills in Hypnotherapy for Childbirth (HypnoBirthing) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) with the Human Givens Institute.
Central American and British by birth, she has lived and worked in the West Indies, Canada, Germany, Cyprus and the U.S.A. and now works with clients from around the world from her home in Lincolnshire.
Janie is a fully registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy -MNCH (Reg), the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council - CNHC (Reg), the Department for Education - DfE and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office - ICO.
In addition, she holds an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate and Safeguarding 16-25 year olds England and Wales certification from the NSPCC.
My goal is to help you heal from your troubles, grow from your struggles and move toward a more positive place in your life. By utilising your existing inner strengths and resources, you will learn how to regain control over difficult emotions by developing tools and techniques you can rely on as you move forward.
Solution Focused Therapy - 'helped massively when other things haven't helped at all. Thank you for the opportunity to use your skills, it's been amazing.'
'I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help in the last few weeks, the way I look at things now has completely changed for the better, I feel so much more confident and comfortable in myself!'
There is no other way to describe this woman, other than my hero!
She helped me overcome a low point in my life, enabling me to understand the root causes of my anxieties and providing me with the tools I needed to deal with them on a long-term basis. She gave me the confidence and happiness back I had lost
Myself and my family cannot thank Janie enough for making me "me" again! She will always hold a special place in my heart
For six years I had been struggling to overcome a fear of flying. It seemed the more I tried to fight it, the more knotted-up I became in it. I live abroad and fly a lot for work. I would find myself getting worked up for weeks before a flight, upon takeoff, my legs would shake, go numb and I would be almost hyperventilating. Then I found Janie and she helped me turn it all around. This isn't a click your fingers and you're cured situation. It takes effort, kindness and forgiveness of yourself but Janie is THE person to help you on this journey. I cannot imagine anyone more caring, optimistic and patient. Janie really worked wonders with me, talking me gently through the process of hypnotherapy and giving me the tools needed to help myself.
In the year since I met Janie, I've flown to the beach twice, to the UK for Christmas and a wedding in May, to Rwanda for a conference and I'm now in Portugal on holiday!!! I still get a little bit nervous, but as Janie says a healthy bit of nerves is good - it shows your brain is working - but I am getting better with every flight and I now have the tools to reason with my nerves. This is all thanks to Janie - I honestly cannot recommend her enough!!
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For as long as I can remember I have had an irrational fear of heights which has been restricting my coastal holidays by not being able to walk along clifftops. I contacted Janie who helped establish what it was that had caused the issue. Following hypnotherapy I have been able to walk along and enjoy Beachy Head and Mort Point - two locations with steep declines that had been particularly challenging for me.
I wish I had contacted Janie earlier as her positive support has been an immense help. I would advise anybody who has any issue with phobias or anxieties to get in touch with her.
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