Confidence & Self-Belief

Access your inner strength to bring about positive change

Increased Confidence

  • Hypnosis reduces fear of public speaking (Schoenberger et al 1997)

  • Self-hypnosis reduces test anxiety (Stanton 1994)

  • Increased Self-Esteem and Confidence

  • Let go of those out of date limiting beliefs

  • Overcome exam nerves or public speaking

  • Feel confident when dealing with other people, whether at work or in a social situation 

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Feeling Confident and Believing in Yourself

When you are born you don't judge yourself, you don't know that you can or can't do something, or that you are beautiful or ugly. You haven't decided what is or isn't possible or if something is dangerous or safe. these are learned behaviours, things we pick up from people and the culture we are surrounded by, our parents, friends, enemies, teachers, TV, We learn to judge, fear and be limited by what we have experienced in our life and what we believe to be true. 

If you are a great singer but despite others telling you how good you are, you don't believe it subconsciously, then this will affect what you hear and see and your emotional reaction. You won't see or hear the person cheering or praising you, you will only see the person who doesn't like it and just hear the negative feedback. You may tense up or forget the words, you will then feel worse and it only confirms what you already thought and then you avoid singing altogether. 

Your subconscious is protecting you, when you have a negative experience it wants to save you from feeling that hurt, failure or shame again, so it gives you the negative thoughts and gets you to avoid that situation or experience. If you try to overcome it by force, subconsciously you still expect it to go wrong and you will talk yourself into experiencing what you expect to happen and that reinforces your negative belief. Even if it does work out well and you receive praise, your negative beliefs come up with excuses, "she just said that to be nice, she didn't really mean it". 


Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) works at the subconscious level and helps release self-limiting thoughts and beliefs and to install positive suggestions to change your thought patterns and actions.  You can unlearn these automatic negatives beliefs and eliminate them from your thoughts.  During hypnotherapy you are in a relaxed state and you can access your subconscious to discover the root cause of the negative beliefs that are affecting you, release them and add new beneficial thinking to your subconscious. ​​

We also use visualisation and Neruo-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help your subconscious to practice being in the situation that worries you but seeing yourself dealing with whatever you are facing in a positive way, hearing praise, feeling confident and in control. This can be used for stage nerves, exams, a meeting with your boss, improving your sports ability, meeting new people and many other situations. 

I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist covering the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent area, you can book a free 30 minute consultation where you can ask any questions and have an informal chat. 

Contact me now to make that appointment and take that step to take back control of your life. 

Hypnotherapy is a client centred talking therapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  

When you are in a state of relaxation, the conscious mind becomes less active, this happens naturally when you are completely absorbed in a book or a movie. In this state, you are more able to turn your attention inward to find your own internal resources that can help you to make the changes you want, to overcome challenges, achieve goals and improve your well-being..

You are still aware of what you say and do during hypnosis and remain in complete control. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, I merely help to guide you and provide positive suggestions for beneficial change

I am a registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and have gained my Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma